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Summary of Achievements of Rotary Southbank for 2017-18

Posted on 6 July 2018

This year, under the leadership of President Liam Jones, Rotary Southbank has achieved a large number of successes.

Read on to learn more about some of them.

Club Service

President Liam Jones with his prize catch of fishThis year, we revived our guest speakers programme where we had over 20+ speakers who came to our club to speak on various topics, projects and food for thought ideas.Kay Ledson, Warrior Mom - Walking through New Mexico on her journey across America.

Other highlights of the year included:

  • Fishing trip on 23rd January 2018 as a club social event.
  • Club Planning Day on 28th April 2018 in Tallarook hosted by President Liam.
  • Club raids to North Melbourne and Point Gellibrand, Williamstown.

Community Service

Througout 2017-18, we have supported Kay Ledson who walked across USA to raise awareness on Spinal Cord Injury, an amazing 3102.5 miles (close to 5,000 km's) and 6,252,860 steps done. Not only it was a success, it also gave hope and faith to other Warrior Mumz that nothing is impossible.

For the upcoming 2018-19 year, the plan is to support Y-House Foundation in its quest to construct a multi-purpose rehabilitation centre for youth who needs special care.

In the month of December 2017, we partnered with Ray White Southbank to provide gifts to disconnected families and children through "A little Ray of Giving" initiative.

Association and partnership with Boyd Community Centre in Southbank continues by participating at the Boyd Street Festival on 12th November 2017 where we sold burgers and sausages as a fundraiser. We also had Southbank Residents Association, and other neighbouring community groups at this event. Peter Duras (from Central Melbourne Rotary) and his other members also partipated on the day and assisted with the BBQ'ing.

Our members also participated in the Rotary At Pride march on 28th January 2018, lead by Rotary Club of Prahran.

Vocational Service

Opening slide of Michael Byrne's presentation on Developing the Millennial Generation

Southbank organised a Millennial Breakfast (theme:Developing the Millennial generation; the future of leadership) at Crown on 16th November 2017 where we had over 200+ attendees from various corporate businesses, consulting arms and SME businesses to hear Michael Bryne, Toll CEO discuss global trends in the transport and logistics sector and how to embed the millennial generation who are tech natives with different expectations from their job and the world around them.

Rachel Johnson, CEO of Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) was the event's MC. She also spoke at our club meeting about the port industry in Victoria as a whole.

Youth Service

Last May 2018, Rotary Club of Southbank was successful in its application to co-sponsor Rotaract Club of Melbourne City, Australia with Rotary Club of North Melbourne.

Relationship and engagement with the club started early in 2017-18 and we hope that with our three clubs combined in force (Rotary Southbank / Rotary North Melbourne and Rotaract Melbourne City), Rotaract will not be isolated/left alone.

International Service

After many years of a strong relationship with our first sister club agreement in the early 2000's with Rotary Club of Bali Taman in Indonesia, Southbank now has Rotary Club of Bangsar in Malaysia as our second sister club.

We are in the process of finalising another two more sister clubs - one with Rotary Club of Teluk Intan in Malaysia and Rotary Club of Carlsbad Hi-Noon in USA.

Allies with Rotary Club of North Melbourne

This journey began when Sally Page (daughter of Past President, Neville Page and Judy Page from North Melbourne) joined Southbank in May 2017. Both clubs have visited each other's meetings and supported club events/projects, most notably during the Rotary Club of North Melbourne's Phonse Tobin Awards on 12th October 2017.

2018-19 will see further collaboration with North Melbourne including hosting of a Batman Cluster meeting on 31st July 2018  in Southbank while also supporting the Book Fair in early September together with the Phonse Tobin Awards.

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