The Rotary Club of North Balwyn Community
                          
       The Men's Shed                 Giving Service in the Solomon Islands   Student exchange with Mongolia   Catering at the Grand Prix
 
 
We can all make a difference
North Balwyn Rotary Club is part of a 1.2 million strong global organisation that gives service throughout local, national and international communities. 
 
We’re dedicated to making a difference and our projects take us from gardening for local elderly people in need, to changing the lives of impoverished villagers in Vietnam through providing water filtration systems.  
 
Giving service is one of the more rewarding and healthful activities you can do. Everyone has a skill. Your skills, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm are a valuable resource. Why not use these through membership of Rotary and achieve extraordinary outcomes for the benefit of others.   
 
Rotary is about doing good in communities. All the work of a Rotarian is voluntary. Interestingly, volunteering not only makes a difference to those who are struggling in the world, it also affects the wellbeing of the volunteer. Studies show that it can reduce pain, depression, lower blood pressure, enhance lifespan and happiness.  
 
Membership is open to women and men of all ages who have a desire to serve the community.  If you think you'd like to be involved please contact Ian for a chat on 0419 359 920 or email info@rotarynorthbalwyn.com.au
 
 
Short Term Exchange to Mongolia
The Rotary Club of North Balwyn has a wonderful opportunity for students to experience Mongolia!!
Our program is a short term exchange between Melbourne and Mongolia including participating in two international camping programs, being home hosted with Mongolian families and a short stopover in China.  A most successful pilot program was conducted in 2017/2018 and this will be the second exchange organised.
 
An information session will be held on Saturday 27 October so come along to learn more.
 
 
                  
 
 
Our Club
Welcome to Rotary North Balwyn
 
We meet
Thursday 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start
 
Venue
Kew Golf Club
125 Belford Road
East Kew   3102
 
Invitation
You are very welcome to join us and learn more about our Club.
 
to let us know you will be joining us at one of our meetings or at one of our activities
 
 
Rotary International Theme
Barry Rassin, President, Rotary International has chosen the theme "Be the Inspiration" for the 2018 - 2019 Rotary Year.
 
In his words:  "To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration.  It shows us what is possible, inspires us to reach for it, and gives us a path to act - and to Be the Inspiration to our world."
 
 
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?
 
Speakers
Christmas Breakfast Meeting
Dec 20, 2018 7:30 AM
Christmas
Weekly Meeting Guest Speaker John Boffa
Jan 17, 2019 6:30 PM
The Northern Territory
Australia Day Meeting
Jan 24, 2019 6:30 PM
Australia Day
Weekly Meeting Guest Speaker Dr Peter Brukner
Jan 31, 2019 6:30 PM
Sugar by Halves
Weekly Meeting Guest Speaker Jelani Popavich
Feb 07, 2019 6:30 PM
Koori Court
 
Upcoming Events
 
End Trachoma
Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia.  We are the world's only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.
We are collecting used stamps, which are sold, and all proceeds donated to this project.
So bring your used stamps to meetings and help eliminate this disease.