Sandringham Rotary Club

Ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.

Making a difference

You ask us, “What do Rotarians do?” The simple answer is – we make a difference.
It means we create opportunities for social connection. Like running a successful New Beaumaris Farmers’ Market. It’s where local people can meet one another. What’s more, because we believe social connection improves everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, we support people and organisations that foster social inclusion.

We put smiles on children’s faces by supporting local not-for-profit organisations such as TeamSports4All, St Kilda PCYC and the Prader-Willi Foundation. It’s more than a monetary contribution. It’s running their BBQ; helping with the parking; promoting their event. Because they provide sporting, recreational activities and more for children who would otherwise miss out!

When there’s a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis – we step up. It can be local; we contributed to the Victoria Flood Appeal. Or global; we helped with the rebuilding of the Sokoliatkos kindergarten in Ukraine.

All your donations go towards making a difference, either locally or globally.

Want to know more, go to the donations page, or ask us.


What sort of people join?

Our members come from all walks of life and all industries.

Why do people join?

There is no single answer but for most, they join Rotary to get involved in the community, make new friends or are looking for a new interest.

It’s also good to be part of the wider community.

Are there any funny handshakes?

There are no funny handshakes or rolling up trouser legs (but if that is your thing, we are pretty open minded).

Do I need to live in Sandringham?

Described by some as the new Eden (normally after being at the bar too long), Sandringham is great, but you don’t have to live here. In fact, our members come from all over the Bayside area.


Are all Rotary Clubs the same?

No, Rotary Clubs have their own culture and personality.

Some are very formal and are very committee focussed, we are a very relaxed club with a focus on having fun.

We love it when someone has a passion and the drive to turn it into a project.

Rotary International

Rotary is a worldwide organisation that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

In addition to our local community projects, the Rotary Foundation is one of the world’s largest charities with projects including global polio eradication and disaster relief.

This all sounds very grand, but Rotary’s component parts, its people, are just ordinary folk who get together to have fun and, in the process make a difference, sometimes on a very large scale.

Find out more about Rotary International.

We’d love to hear from you

More members mean more projects and more time to enjoy making a difference.

Give us a call to see if Rotary is right for you.

Fund raising

Our largest fundraiser is the New Beaumaris Farmers’ Market.

The Farmers’ Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month in the beautiful tree-lined oval of the Beaumaris North Primary School.

Every marketgoer who makes a gold coin donation on entry to the market supports our many projects.

We are also grateful to Beaumaris North Primary School for supporting our presence in their beautiful tree-lined oval and to local residents for welcoming us into their neighbourhood.

International President

We are very proud that in 2017/2018, one of Sandringham’s members, the ever-affable Ian Riseley, was the President of Rotary International.

With 1.2 million Rotarians this is a really big thing for Australia and absolutely amazing for us in Sandringham and Bayside!