Welcome from our President

                                                                                                      
 
 
Are you an established professional 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. 
President:  Frank Lynch
 
Rotary Club of Eltham
Eltham

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:45 PM
Enquiries: Secretary Denese Billings 0438 704 983
Heidelberg Golf Club
8 Main Road
Lower Plenty, VIC 3093
Australia
Club Stories
Rotary is a global network of over 1.2 million volunteers who share common interests in helping to create sustainable change – across the globe and within our own communities.
 
Locally, the Rotary Club of Eltham is an active and inclusive group of people committed to supporting those in need. We work on projects that support our local community, we support young people through education, self-development and student exchange programs and we also support international projects that address poverty, disadvantage and disasters. 
 
In 2019-20 our club members completed over 2,500 hours of volunteer service. With funds raised, we supported over 80 organisations financially or in-kind and donated in excess of $65,000 to local and international programs. 
 
Our club has 60 members, comprising men and women of all ages from a diverse range of backgrounds. We meet weekly for dinner at the Heidelberg Golf Club, have an active and stimulating program of guest speakers along with a number of projects on the go at any one time. And it’s not all hard work as we have plenty of friendship and fun too!   
 
If you would like to find out more about Rotary and the Rotary Club of Eltham, please contact us as we would be delighted to chat with you and invite you to a weekly meeting where you can meet others, enjoy a meal and learn more about what Rotarians do. 
 
President:       Frank Lynch        0412 416 546
Secretary:       Denese Billings   0438 704 983
Membership:  Jules Aussems    0415 108 440 
Treasurer:       Lou Bolzonello    0411 885 600
 
admin@rotaryeltham.org.au
 
P.O. Box 134
Eltham, 3095

 

 

The Rotary Club of Eltham has compiled a listing of Community Organisations in Nillumbik and Environs.

If you are a prospective or new resident looking for ways to participate in the community? An existing resident seeking new community, sporting or recreational interests? A community organisation wanting to contact other groups with similar or complementary objectives? Then click on this link to download a copy with included web links to the organisations.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IhoeCMVS5DNLwWFPQmY-99addDKv2aSe


 
 
The Rotary Club of Eltham adopted the EndTrachoma toiletry kits project as a Covid Safe activity in the lead-up to NAIDOC week 2020. PP Kevin Hadingham encouraged members to participate. We had Dr Jim Poulter guest speaker to the club on the subject of "Marn Grook", the tribal aboriginal game which was a pre-cursor to Australian Rules football and some club members also subsequently accessed the online screening of "Homeland Story"
Some members purchased their own toiletries, whilst others wanted to support the project, but without doing the shopping exercise! P.E. Sally Squires offered to do some bulk buying and those members made a payment to cover the toiletries, bags and estimated shipping costs.  Sally sacrificed her lounge and dining rooms for a while to sort the kit components.
The sewing production team of Chris Field, Ann Lynch and Irene Cant rolled out 35 toiletry bags in one day!
Jan Aitken of the NRG (Nillumbik Reconciliation Group) and C.A.V.E. (Community and Volunteers of Eltham) delivered 15 completed toiletry kits. A great contribution, with every bag a different colour and pattern. This coincided with Irene delivering her contribution to Kevin's place.
The iron-on Rotary labels duly arrived in the mail and Ann ironed them onto the 50 bags without any burns or bubbles in the process!
All that was left then was to transfer Sally's contents packs into the completed and badged bags. Ann again led the charge one Saturday evening with the help of Brenda Ibels, Jill Ramsay and some bubbly to add sparkle to the process!
Kevin's garage then became the holding bay for the bags, while he arranged the final step of transport to Alice Springs.
The 50 kits were packed into 4 x 100 litre HD Bunnings containers, providing protection in transport and handy storage containers for subsequent use by the school. A good quote was obtained from Pack and Send, Eltham. 
They offer excellent service and have given us great support with a significant discount on the transport and warranty costs. The kits will arrive at the Education Stores office in Alice Springs (as instructed) when staff are back on deck after 18 January 2021. They will subsequently be forwarded to the Harts Range School (Atitijere).
 
 
 
 
 

 

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