Welcome to the Rotary Club of Glenferrie

Service Above Self

Are you a leader who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Club News
Thirty-three members and guests attended the club meeting on Tuesday September 14th to hear perhaps one of the most extraordinary and absorbing Member Behind the Badge addresses in recent memory. Rotarian Isaiah Lahai recounted his remarkable story, from refugee in Guinea, fleeing bitter civil war in Sierra Leone, to his arrival in Australia with wife Lovet and a growing family. In his talk, Isaiah described the horror of life as a refugee, his personal struggle to gain a foothold in his new country, his rise to prominence and his considerable philanthropic contribution, both here in Australia and in his country of birth.
 
Underpinned by deeply held religious convictions, Isaiah's story is one of resilience, courage, inner strength and a generosity of spirit that most would find very difficult to emulate.
With the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan, many Rotarians are asking what implications this has for the End Polio campaign.
The situation in Afghanistan has escalated since the last Zoom meeting of Rotary International END POLIO NOW Coordinators held early in August, however several messages with great impact were delivered by our senior leaders during that meeting.
 
Many Rotarians have expressed concern about the future of our Polio Eradication Initiative – when ultimate success is so close.
 
However, RI Past President and 2021/22 Chair of The Rotary Foundation, John Germ, told the meeting Rotary’s team has been working with the Taliban for some time and we need to remember ‘the Taliban have children too – and want them protected against Polio’.  
September is Basic Education & Literacy Month
 
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

Rotary's Impact on Education

The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world. 
The NYSF Year 12 Program offers an exciting range of in-person and digital science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences for participants across Australia. This year the NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day hybrid (digital and in-person) program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM and to encourage continued studies in these fields.
 
Visits to some of the best science projects in Australia, such as the Cyclotron at Monash University and the laboratories at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute are a highlight of NYSF. The program has been strongly supported by Rotary and has been inspiring young Australian scientists since 1984.
The first Rotary meeting in Australia and New Zealand was in 1921 with the formation of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, established with the assistance of Charter Member and later Club President (1922-23), celebrated Australian, Commander of the Australia Corps 1918 and hero of the Great War, General Sir John Monash  GCMG, KCB, VD. From little things, big things grow.
 
 
There'll be music and laughter, face painting and a magician, a hoopist extraordinaire and much much more at Yarra Bank Reserve Sunday November 21st 2021 12 noon to 3pm. So bring the family and enjoy a Sunday afternoon at play. Official opening at 1pm by the Mayor of Boroondara, Cr. Garry Thompson, and Rotary District 9800 Governor Dale Hoy.
 
 
 
 
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB!
 
Club meetings
Glenferrie Rotary is a friendly club that meets every Tuesday, except the first Tuesday of the month, at:
 
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 
6:30pm for 7:00pm
 
Please join us!
 
Our motto
Service Above Self
 
 
Would you like to join Rotary?
If you share Rotary's values 
and are interested in joining Rotary, email us Prospective new members normally start by attending some of our meetings, so we get to know each other.
 
Why join Rotary?
This is why. 
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ROTARIANS LIVE BY THE FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the Truth?
 
Is it Fair to all concerned?
 
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
 
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
President`s Message

Mark Ellis AM
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
3D printers to the rescue

Rotary members join 3D print enthusiasts to make personal protective equipment in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 13th consecutive year

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 13th consecutive

Words for the future

Rotary is forging a path to full literacy in India.

Let's Lift the Lid for Mental Health Research in October
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Rotary Charity Golf Day
Kingston Heath Golf Course
 
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Speakers
Geoffrey and Kay Widmer
Sep 28, 2021 6:45 PM
Members Behind the Badge
Members Behind the Badge

Geoffrey and Kay are new to Rotary but have a lifetime of rich and absorbing experience. Their life together has taken them to many accomplishments across the globe, and their absorbing personal story will delight and entertain. Come along and hear the stories and see for yourself! The Member Behind the Badge talk is where Rotarians really get to know one another.

Peter and Sharon Crean
Oct 12, 2021 6:45 PM
Beyond Water
PDG Dr Murray Verso, D9800 Foundation Chair
Nov 16, 2021 6:45 PM
The Rotary Foundation - Rotary's Charity
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