Speaker Date Topic
Martin Forrest, Hepatitis Victoria Feb 25, 2020
New Rotary Program: End Hepatitis Now
New Rotary Program: End Hepatitis Now


Did you know that viral hepatitis affects almost half a million Australians and that, in Victoria, about 6 people die every week of hepatitis related causes - more than the State’s road toll? 

Hepatitis Victoria and Rotary Melbourne have joined to achieve the World Health Organisation’s goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. 

With a cure now available for hepatitis C and a vaccination for hepatitis B, this global goal is achievable if community awareness can be raised. 

A Hepatitis Victoria educator and a lived experience public speaker will present at the meeting on Tuesday 25 February to raise awareness, address the problem of stigma and discrimination in the community and encourage people to seek testing and treatment.

Chair: Kevin Rose

No Meeting Mar 03, 2020
No Meeting
Gabe Hau Mar 10, 2020
A Peace Builder Club
A Peace Builder Club

'Peacebuilder clubs play a vital role in sparking passion and a direction for peace within their own Rotary clubs, districts and communities. 


A central part of the mission of Rotary is to empower Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Rotarian Peacebuilder clubs commit to engage in dialogues and projects that promote positive peace in their communities and across the globe. Building peace may seem like a daunting task, but the Rotarian Action Group for Peace has identified the Simplify, Unify, and Engage approach, which paves a more do-able, effective and successful path to peace and nonviolence'.

Chair:  Dennis Shore

Daniel Bull Mar 17, 2020
UnstoppaBULL, World Record Holder, Explorer, Adventurer
UnstoppaBULL, World Record Holder, Explorer, Adventurer


'After surviving a day in the Death Zone, adventurer and explorer Dan Bull completed an unguided ascent of Mt Everest in his 20s. He has since made numerous first ascents up unclimbed peaks in uncharted locations such as northern Greenland, and has successfully tackled some of the world's most dangerous mountains. Among them, the infamous North Face of the Eiger, a vertical mile of brittle rock and ice in the Swiss Alps, nicknamed Mordwand in German, literally, 'Murder Wall'.


Dan now plans to take record-breaking to new heights, literally, as he attempts to make history, again, with his latest record-breaking attempt: The Highest Swim. Dan will continue to push his mind and body to the limits as he battles against a chilling assault on the senses and endeavours to swim in the highest lake on Earth and become the first person to swim above an altitude of 6,000m / 20,000 ft.


Nicknamed Unstoppabull by his sisters, Dan has an unrelenting desire to push limits and test the boundaries of what is possible. He has been awarded multiple Guinness World Records for his achievements, all accomplished whilst overcoming a debilitating childhood condition to demonstrate firsthand that Anything is Possibull'.


(Source: ICMI)

Chair: Geoff Wright


Photo Credit: Guinness World Records

No Meeting Mar 24, 2020
No Meeting
Gerry Cantwell Mar 31, 2020
Life On The High Seas: My Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race
Life On The High Seas: My Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race


Former Rotary Hawthorn member, Gerry Cantwell, competed in the recent Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

'It was Gerry's first time in the race. His yacht, Carrera S, arrived in Australia in 2018, having raced extensively in Auckland over the previous 10 years'.

Not to be missed!  Come and hear about the action of the world famous Sydney to Hobart Yact Race...through the eyes of Gerry.

Chair:  Phil Stewart


Photo credit: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com




No Meeting Apr 14, 2020
No Meeting
Visit to Jazz Museum May 05, 2020
Home Of The Largest Australian Jazz Collection!
Home Of The Largest Australian Jazz Collection!


Following on from last year's successful visit to the Australian Jazz Museum, we will again be visting the Museum.

The address: 15 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna, Vic, 31523


More details to come.

Convenor: Neol McInnes

Photo Credit: Jon Tyson 

Wally Ballout Jun 02, 2020
The NBN In Our Area
The NBN In Our Area

Back By Popular Demand!  The NNB will be installed in our area around this time...you may have further questions for Wally.

Wally is  part of the nbn local Community Affairs team in Melbourne.


He writes:   'My role is to meet with local community and residential groups to help educate them about nbn and what it means for them. The purpose of this initiative is to ensure the community has all the necessary information during the rollout of the nbn network and have the ability and a forum to ask any questions and troubleshoot any problems you might have.


The presentation will be followed by a Q&A that covers some critical areas such as: • What is nbn • What it means for the members and how to connect • How the nbn affects your existing landline phone and medical alarms • Power outages • Scams to be wary of.


*Just to clarify, this service is purely for the benefit for the members. We are not here to sell anything as the nbn is the wholesaler (not a phone or internet provider). ' *


Chair: TBC