Welcome to the Rotary Club of North Balwyn
                    

     Our Club members are dedicated to making a difference in the local and international community.

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of friendly people who share your drive to give back.

Club News
 

Earlier this week, the Camcare/Access Health team celebrated National Volunteer Week by recognising all their many Volunteers who have contributed to the success of Access Health & Community over the past years.

This includes our Thursday fresh food pick-ups and deliveries, plus the amazing work in creating their very productive kitchen garden.

 

Steve Clifford - CEO SecondBite
        
Steve was a corporate lawyer for 30 years at one of Australia’s leading law firms, including time spent in New York and running their South East Asian operations out of Singapore.
 
Almost a decade ago he decided to switch to the Not for Profit sector. Since then, he has held leadership positions at various NFP organisations including: Whitelion (working with young people in the youth justice system), as inaugural CEO of Twiggy Forrest’s early childhood initiative, and at Save the Children (as head of Australian operations, working with remote indigenous communities).
 
Steve has written a book, “From Profit to Purpose” about switching to the NFP sector.
 
As CEO of SecondBite, he is passionate about their goal of Ending Waste & Ending Hunger. Steve is a member of several food sector taskforces, including the Advisory Committee of Stop Food Waste Australia
       Announcement by President Maurie

At its recent meeting the Board announced several significant payments. Your hard work at the Golf Day, at Camberwell Market, at Bunnings, and especially at the Grand Prix is enabling us to serve communities near and far.

·       The Club has allocated $5,000 to Servants Community Housing for the purchase of a new much-needed commercial oven. In the words of their CEO “We are in dire need of a new commercial gas oven.  It has served us well for 35 years but now has only two settings. On or Off. The paint has peeled off all of the dials and one of the oven doors has to be wedged shut with a piece of cardboard wrapped in foil. The same door springs shut suddenly and cooks have to be quick or they get their arm jammed in the door.” It’s terrific that RCNB is coming to the rescue.

·        We know that Australian Rotary Health is one of the most efficient users of funds raised and promotes crucial research especially in areas of mental health. We have been keen supporters of ARH for many years and Greg Ross was its recent Chair. In addition to an earlier contribution this year the Board agreed to further payments of $4,000 towards the ARH Danny Frawley PhD Scholarship fund, and $1,000 largely from your contributions to the silver-pot to the ARH indigenous scholarship fund.

 
    
 
It’s time to consider making a donation to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Your personal (tax deductible) contribution to the Foundation will be an immense support to its work on local and international projects.
 
To donate, go to https://my.rotary.org/en/donate, and follow the simple steps.
 
Rotary Club of North Balwyn     
 
Year 6 Essay Writing Competition 2022          
 
‘The holiday was brilliant until ...’
 
Participating Primary Schools:
Balwyn North, Belle Vue, Boroondara Park, (Greythorn,) St Bede’s.
 
 
Rotary International Theme
Shekhar Mehta, the Rotary International President 2021 - 2022 has selected his theme as "Serve to Change Lives".
 
 
 
Rotary Four Way Test
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?
Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives and create a better word to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
 
 
Promoting Peace
Fighting Disease
Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
Saving Mothers and Children
Supporting Education
Growing Local Economies
Protecting the Environment
 
 
Annual Report
Our Club enjoyed a very different 2020 to 2021 year.
 
 
We celebrated our Changeover in person!!
 
From 
 
To
 
 
 
Rotary Safe Families Ambassador Club
Facebook Page