Speaker Date Topic
Kim D'Arcy May 28, 2019
Behind The Badge
Behind The Badge

Come and listen to Kim's Behind The Badge talk.

Not to Be Missed!

Chair: Noel Halford


Cheryl Lacey Jun 04, 2019
Conscious Incompetence: The Epidemic Gripping Australian Schools
Conscious Incompetence: The Epidemic Gripping Australian Schools


Cheryl Lacey is an educationist, speaker and author. She has published several books, writes a weekly newsletter and has another book on the way.
Cheryl Lacey has worked extensively throughout Australia and internationally with leaders in education. The landscape of Australian education, while constantly changing, continues to increase in complexity, resulting in scope creep and scope seep in schools, workplaces, the home and the community more broadly. Rotary is an organisation that sees and acts on many needs in our schools - however, while these acts of service are of good intent, are our efforts hitting the mark?
Cheryl's professional diversity includes teaching & consulting spanning the early childhood to tertiary sector, business owner, and radio and print media. She's a lively, well respected and thought-provoking contrarian'.
Chair:  President Ian Bentley
Katie Wilford, Ambassadorial Scholar Jun 11, 2019
The Power Of Rotary
The Power Of Rotary

Katie Wilford is an Iowa native in the land Down Under studying at the University of Melbourne for her Master of Education. When she is not writing assessments or doing research, you can find her cooking snags at Rotary barbies, volunteering at DIK and Missionaries of Charity, providing free mathematics tutoring at Epping Secondary, exploring Melbourne, and travelling throughout Australia (she has two states to go!). Australia has been Katie’s home for the past nine months and when asked about going “home” (back to Iowa) she often says, “I’m not done with Melbourne yet!”

As a Rotary Global Scholar, she is an investment to Rotary with the drive to fulfil three big dreams: to teach, to feed, and to help.

Chair: Geoff Wright

Rotary Hawthorn Changeover Jun 20, 2019

'Late June every year is a time of change in the Rotary world.
At that time of the year, all 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the World conduct a Changeover ceremony which brings new leadership, new ideas, a new theme and renewed vitality to each Club. This changeover of leadership occurs throughout Rotary at Club, District and International level'.

6.30 for 7pm

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club

489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong

Black Tie With A Touch Of Tartan


Photo Credit: Luca Upper

Dr Stephen Carbone, Chair, Prevention United Jun 25, 2019
Prevention: Anxiety, Depression, Other Mental Health Conditions
Prevention: Anxiety, Depression, Other Mental Health Conditions
Preventing depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions.
Dr Stephen Carbone has a passion for promoting people’s mental wellbeing.
He holds qualifications in medicine, psychology and social work and has firsthand experience in supporting people with mental health conditions in both his professional and his personal life. He was an active contributor in several key mental health reforms in Victoria and nationally and has held senior positions in organisations such as Vic Health, Headspace and Beyond Blue.
Mental health conditions are not inevitable and there is now good scientific evidence to show many conditions can be prevented. The problem is we are just not using this knowledge effectively. This talk focuses on the prevention of mental health conditions. It discusses what prevention is, why it’s important, how we can prevent depression, anxiety and other conditions from occurring, and what our organisation and others are doing about it. 
Chair:   Dr Kevin Rose
Visit Jul 02, 2019
To The Rotary Camberwell Art Show
To The Rotary Camberwell Art Show

'The Camberwell Art Show has a large winners pool with  artists competing for $37500 in prizes including a $20000 best in show. 

Our unstinting focus on quality where we showcase the country's best paintings to the highest standards provided art lovers and artists with the best gallery experience. There was high praise for the standard of the exhibition and the presentation of the art by our Curator Brenda Innes and her large team.

Swinburne University of Technology continues to generously provide the home for the Camberwell Art Show at its modern steel and glass ATC Building at 427 Burwood Road Hawthorn. The ATC Building is transformed into 4 state of art galleries to professionally showcase the paintings for the 9 day exhibition.

The show gets off to a flying start with a packed Gala Opening on Friday 28th June where over good wine and canapés patrons have the first choice of the art and witness the unveiling of the winning art. The night proves a boon for exhibiting artists as many works are eagerly snapped up by admiring patrons'. 

Photo Credit: Anna Kolosyuk

Craig Whiteford, General Manager Jul 09, 2019
Zoo Based Conservation Organisation, Zoos Victoria
Zoo Based Conservation Organisation, Zoos Victoria

Craig is General Manager - Threatened Species, Wildlide Conservation & Science at Zoos Victoria
His talk will cover:
*Zoos Victoria as a Zoo-based Conservation Organisation
*Our Fighting Extinction Program
*Our Community Conservation initiatives

Chair: TBC


Photo Credit: Paula Borwoska

Speaker Jul 16, 2019
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), which is a scientific research organisation based at Monash University in Clayton; the organisation is doing investigative and ground-breaking research on a variety of medical fields, using regeneration of human tissue and organs to address various  illnesses and diseases.

ARMI is a medical research centre based at the Clayton Campus of Monash University. Boasting 18 research groups studying a variety of regenerative approaches, ARMI is one of the largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research hubs in the world.

Chair: Dr Tilak Dissanayake


Photo Credit: Jaron Nix

TBC Jul 23, 2019
Cathy Booth, Founder & Director: Umoja Orphanage Jul 30, 2019
'The Good, The Bad & The Extraordinary'
'The Good, The Bad & The Extraordinary'

Cathy is a Rotarian and primary school teacher in Bundaberg, Queensland, still working full time in her profession and continuing to create something extraordinary in Kenya for orphaned and vulnerable children who have no future prior to coming to be part of the Umoja Tribe.

'We are a project of RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) with Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary Club being our sponsor here and in Kenya it is the Rotary Club of Diani Beach'.
Chair: David Rush
Club Forum Aug 06, 2019
Various Speakers
Various Speakers
Alister Boyd, Grains Group Manager Aug 13, 2019
Victorian Farmers Federation
Victorian Farmers Federation

'My talk is an overview of the major issues facing Victorian farmers at the moment, as these issues rarely get a mention in mainstream media, and addresses the 'disconnect' between rural and metro Victoria.

Alister Boyd is the Grains Group Manager at the Victorian Farmer’s Federation, which is an advocacy group for Victorian Farmers in a range of sectors including livestock, grains, intensive industries,  horticulture and dairy. Alister studied Agricultural Science at Melbourne University and prior to VFF worked at global agribusiness company Cargill in the Supply Chain division as the Operations Manager, as well as the Australian Wheat Board in regional grain accumulation.

Alister was raised in Wodonga and spent weekends at the family farm where his family farm crops and cattle, but now calls Melbourne home'.

Chair: Lawrence Reddaway

Benjamin Lindner Aug 27, 2019
Waltzing Matilda: A Forensic History
Waltzing Matilda: A Forensic History

This song that started as an accidental collaboration in outback Queensland in 1895 caused the death of a seven-year relationship and went on to inspire a nation during World War II, following Banjo Paterson’s death in 1941.

Waltzing Matilda ─ Australia’s Accidental Anthem written by a criminal barrister, is a forensic history of the events, the people and the places that led to the writing of Australia’s internationally famous song. This evidence-based approach dispels many of the myths and historical inaccuracies that have become folklore.

The facts about the swagman, the contribution of Christina Macpherson and Sarah Riley and the timing and the place of the composition are all revealed.

Chair: Noel McInnes

AFL Grand Final Themed Meeting Sep 24, 2019
Leigh Woodgate Oct 08, 2019




Photo Credit:  Joshua Coleman

Visit Of The District Governor, District 9800 Oct 29, 2019
Melbourne Cup Day Nov 05, 2019
No Meeting
No Meeting

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s best known horse racing event. Since 1861 it has been held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria. This event, popularly dubbed as “the race that stops the nation”, is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, is said to be the richest ‘two-mile’ handicap in the world and is one of the richest turf races.  More than 100,000 people usually attend Flemington Racecourse, and the race is televised live to an audience of about 650 million people worldwide'.

Did you know? The 1875 winner, Wollomai, came from Phillip Island?, (which is located around 135 kilometres south-east of Melbourne and is better known for its penguin colonies). In earlier days, prior to a ferry service between Phillip Island and San Remo, animals were swum across to the Narrows.

It was thought that Wollomai had very little chance of winning, but jockey Bob Batty rode the horse to success, in a time of three minutes and thirty eight seconds, before a crowd of 70,000 people.

The owner, John Cleeland, returned to Cape Woolomai  with £22,000 pounds, having given the jockey and trainer £500 each.

Photo Credit: bandt.com.au
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