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Club wins Rotary Foundation Grant for Bike Rescue Project

The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been awarded a District Community Grant from The Rotary Foundation to assist with a Bike Rescue Vocational Service project at the Yiyili Aboriginal Community School in northern Western Australia. Vocational training is a very important part of the education of these students and this program will aid their transition into community life. More information in the Bulletin Extra


  Bushfire Relief Project in East Gippsland

The Rotary Club of Glenferrie has joined a Rotary project to assist those affected by the devastating bushfires in Gippsland. Joining with Rotarians and clubs in Rotary District 9820, the club has made an initial donation of $5,000 to the Rotary appeal for bushfire relief. In March, a team comprising members and friends of the club will travel to Gippsland to join with fellow Rotarians and other community groups to assist with clean-up and other recovery activities. The District 9820 led project is just one of many projects being led by Rotarians in bushfire devastated regions.


Date From : Sat Mar 14, 2020 : 08:00
Date To : Sun Mar 15, 2020 : 17:00


The Boroondara Farmers' Market

The Boroondara Farmers' Market is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie and the City of Boroondara for the benefit of the community


  Clean Up Australia Day Sunday March 1st 2020

Join the friendly volunteers from the Rotary Club of Glenferrie for Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday March 1st 2020! Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East and surrounding area. Followed by free bbq!


Date From : Sun Mar 1, 2020 : 09:30
Date To : Sun Mar 1, 2020 : 12:00


Glenferrie Rotary Community Service Guidelines

The Rotary Club of Glenferrie applies the following criteria when deciding which community service projects to support.


Rotary News

February is ...

  Club Meeting

Club Meeting Kooyong. Speaker: David Fallick “Member Behind the Badge"  


Date From : Tue Feb 18, 2020 : 18:30
Date To : Tue Feb 18, 2020 : 20:00


  Annual Women in Rotary Breakfast

The enormously successful Rotary International Women's Day breakfast will be held this year at the Palladium at Crown, Southbank on Thursday March 5th, 2020 7:00am until 9:00am

This year's impressive array of speakers will include Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, Dr. Gael Jennings, TV and Radio broadcaster, Husna Pasha, businesswoman, stand-up comedian and media personality, and a host of others.


Date From : Thu Mar 5, 2020 : 18:30
Date To : Thu Mar 5, 2020 : 20:00


  Rotary District 9800 Conference


Date From : Fri Mar 27, 2020 : 08:00
Date To : Sun Mar 29, 2020 : 16:00


Rotary Club of Glenferrie Receives Rotary International Citation

Rotary International has announced that the Rotary Club of Glenferrie has been awarded a Rotary International Presidential Citation with Gold Distinction for 2018-2019 in recognition of outstanding achievement over the year. The award recognises achievements in three specific areas:

  • Support and strengthen clubs
  • Focus and strengthen humanitarian service
  • Enhance public image and awareness

Congratulations to Rotarians everywhere on the wonderful work being done globally to make the world a better place, and special congratulations to Past Present Charles, the Club Board for 2018-2019, and every Glenferrie Rotarian for this recognition for a job well done!

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     The Rotary Club of Glenferrie

We meet every Tuesday (except the first Tuesday of the month)

6:30pm for 7:00pm at:

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road Kooyong, VIC 3144
Melways Map Ref: 59 C3

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For bookings, contact Attendance Officer Rod Smith at   Meetings conclude around 8:00pm. We promise a warm welcome for guests and visiting Rotarians, so why not do a make-up with us. view map

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Glenferrie is within the inner eastern suburb of Hawthorn, 6km from the centre of Melbourne.


Upcoming Club Events

Tuesday February 18th, 2020, Club Meeting, Kooyong. Speaker: David Fallick  Member Behind the Badge

Tuesday February 25th, 2020, Club Meeting, Kooyong. Celebrating Youth Service, featuring the club's youth program participants.

Saturday February 29th, 2020, Boroondara Farmers Market, Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn East

Tuesday March 3rd, 2020, Social event, Kooyong. Gourmet BBQ on the Terrace at Kooyong.

Tuesday March 10th, 2020, Club Meeting, Kooyong. Speaker: John McCaskill Bees

Saturday March 14th-Sunday March15th, Bushfire Relief Program. Lakes Entrance/East Gippsland

Tuesday March 17th, 2020, Club Meeting, Kooyong. Speaker: Geoff Kneale The Drought

Saturday March 21st, 2020, Boroondara Farmers Market, Patterson Reserve, Hawthorn East

Tuesday Match 24th, 2020, Club Meeting, Kooyong. The Next Three Years - Our strategic plan

Friday March 29th - Sunday March 31st, 2020, District 9800 Conference, Bendigo

Tuesday March 31st, 2020. Club Meeting, Kooyong. Speaker: Stephen Poropat The Australian Age of Dinosaurs

For all the latest news of the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, see the club newsletter:

The Glenferrie Rotarian