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Learning about Garlic in South Gippsland

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 5 November 2018
It was a memorable and fulfilling vocational excursion visiting our club member Rotarian David Jones in South Gippsland to learn about garlic on a cool plus windy Saturday morning on 3rd November 2018. David explained how his wife Kirsten and him embarked this journey being garlic farmers and the obstacles they had to endure. With number of trials and errors, they found their formula and got going with production about eight (8) years ago. He also demonstrated the technology behind the end...

Artists IGNITE through ART

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 26 October 2018
Ignite is a joint project of Rotary Club of Melbourne and Arts Access Victoria. This new partnership between Rotary Club of Melbourne and Arts Access Victoria, the State's leading arts and disability organization which delivers community arts and cultural development programs for more than 2,000 people with a disability, aimed at securing employment outcomes. Photo: Participating artists from the IGNITE program It also supports artists with a disability, enables Rotarians ...

Festivities of Oktoberfest 2018

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 26 October 2018
Shirin Geisel was a German Youth Exchange Student from Germany (sponsored by our club) and during her stay here, she initiated the Oktoberfest festivities which started way back on Tuesday 29th October 2013. Since then, our club has kept this tradition going where it is a night filled with culture, fun and laughter. We had the fifth (5th) Oktoberfest celebrations on Tuesday night 23rd October 2018 and twenty-six (26) people came along to learn about beers from the Belgian Beer Cafe hos...

Continuation to grow and improve

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 19 October 2018
On Tuesday 16th October 2018, Rotary Club of Southbank had its second (2) face-to-face board meeting where we had a number of observers who came along to discuss on the successful first (1st) quarter that just past and future plans for the remaining 2018-19 year. Various topics surrounding the five (5) areas of service which includes club administration, membership, community, international and youth was bought up to understand potential opportunities that lies ahead. This includes loo...

Hampers and Movie Tickets for Ray

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 19 October 2018
Australia Post Dandenong Letter Centre (DLC) donated five (5) hampers and movie tickets to Rotary Club of Southbank on 19th October 2018 to support the Ray White Southbank's "A little Ray of Giving" program to support and help the unprivileged communities in Southbank and nearby areas. Rotary Club of Southbank is grateful and humbled by Australia Post generosity in helping our communities in need irrespective of geographical areas. Photo from left to right: Rod Hoobe...

Southbank bags a hat-trick!

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 4 October 2018
Highlights from the goals scored on Tuesday evening 25th September 2018 at Red Emperor, Southbank Goal 1 (1' min): Every year the District Governor pays an official visit to every Rotary Club not only to meet & greet but also to provide latest news/coverage of what great work Rotarians and Rotary as whole does locally and internationally. On Tuesday evening 25th September 2018, Southbank had the honour welcoming District Governor Bronwyn Stephens from Rotary Club of Melbour...

The Giver is the Getter

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 13 September 2018
Either in your professional career, volunteering capacity, personal time or others you tend to do more for others and you would think whether it is worth it / more importantly you question 'what's  in for me?'. Well majority of people will say it is not worth the time or energy but in hindsight it is rewarding. Costa Englezos came to talk to us on Tuesday evening 11th September 2018 on the topic of "The Giver is the Getter". Twelve (12) of us learnt the philos...

Beyond the Job Interview - A wrap of our 'Your highest pay ever' event

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 5 September 2018
Initial reaction when you get notified to be called in for an interview or series of interviews is that you get excited, this happens after submitting job application(s) almost there in getting your dream job. Though the case, you will find it challenging because you are just unsure what will pan out, whether it will be a good conversation or just a pure disaster with your future bosses/colleagues.

We gathered at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank on Monday 3rd September 2018 evening where twe...

Homeless World Cup Revisited - 10 Years on!

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 29 August 2018
Part of the journey leading up to presidency was to understand the rich history of projects/events which the club has done since the club chartered back in 1999. Though it is challenging and at times leading to no leads, I kept on trying and something came up!  Tung Dinh (a close friend of mine) mentioned about George Halkias who ran the Melbourne Homeless World Cup back in 2008 and used to be his boss at the Victims Referral and Assistance Service department in the Victorian ...

Rotaract Harry Potter Trivia Night

Posted by Amritpal Singh on 26 August 2018
J.K. Rowling created the Harry Potter phenomenon when the first novel (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) was released on 26th June 1997. But who would have thought twenty-one (21) years later a trivia on Harry Potter would be held? Well that took place on 25th August 2018 at the Fitzroy Town Hall organised by Rotaract Club of Melbourne City, Australia (co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Southbank and Rotary Club of North Melbourne). A total of eight (8) rounds consisting of que...
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