Category: Changeover 2016-17

Romac Fundraising

We held a very successful ROMAC evening, with 87 people attending and representing 13 Rotary Clubs plus other guests. Over $10,000 was raised. The night was also to honour the work of guest speaker, Associate Professor, Andrew Cochrane, AM, who has done so much for ROMAC over many years. Thanks to those members who assisted before and during the evening. Associate Professor Andrew Cochrane, AM is a cardiac surgeon with over 15 years of consultant experience in both adult and paediatric cardiac surgery. He has been a surgeon at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton since 2003, including performing numerous operations for Read More

Naturalization Ceremony

Our club has been hosting this annual event for many years close to Ausralia Day. The current Mayor of Frankston City Council),Cr. Brian Cunial with his assistant, Vera Roberts made the presentations this year to 17 new citizens. Some of their families and friends were there to witness the occasion. Once again, it was a fantastic evening with approximately 90 people in attendance. After a bit of ceremony by the Mayor we had some awesome singing of the National Anthem and flag waving.

Barrelman’s Awards for Enthusiasm.

he name of Barrelman has come from the idea from Les McNamara, OAM of placing barrels outside the front entrances to hospitals so that people would put their small chanqe there. From that initiative many years ago, we have been able to make annual awards to Grade 6 students from up to ten local schools with book selections of their choice, up to a certain monetary value. These students have received their awards because they showed initiative, had an awareness of the community around them and they continually strive to achieve. The students were: Alison Chapman, Marcus Radu, Kaitly Bailey, Read More

Interact Club

  The official Inaugural Ceremony for the Carrum Downs Secondary College Interact Club was held on July 26, 2016. All but one of the foundation members attended the dinner with their families and teachers. The District Governor inducted the members and presented them with their certificate, badges and Interact T-Shirts. The club started with fourteen members and by the end of the year another five members joined the club. Our club provided the BBQ and supplies for their break up sausage sizzle at the end of their year celebration at which the new members were introduced and presented with the Read More


REPORTS Many thanks to those members who have organized some of the weekly programs. Over the past year our Club has continued to have varied and most interesting programs and being involved in numerous district activities, some of which are:- Special Nights Carrum Downs Secondary College Interact Induction, very successful ROMAC dinner – Speaker Professor Andrew Cochrane, Rotary Foundation 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner Dance. Meeting with Rotarians in Cluster Group celebrating Rotary Foundation’s Centennial. Excellent presentations from club members. Richard Ellis (Italy), Sarah Newman, Autobiography from Alfie King Presentations from other Rotarians. Peter Klaaysen (Wheelchairs For Kids and St. Jude’s Read More

Secretary’s Yearly Report

“GOOD EVENING EVERYONE” Another year of our Rotary Club rolls around. The year has had some outstanding successes due to the ongoing commitment of our members and our fundraising, for a Club of our size, is outstanding. We have lost some members this year, health concerns and relocations have removed some of the history and experience. Whereas we have some new members who will give us renewed energy, new ideas and new visions that any organisation needs from time to time to continue growing and remaining relevant into the future. Barrelman’s Awards and a larger Citizenship ceremony remain relevant to Read More