During the current crisis the Rotary Club will not be meeting until further notice

Who are we?

We help people in the local community through to assisting in global projects.Rotary-Wheel-Gold-150x150

Rotary is particularly good at moving fast in times of disaster and because we have clubs almost everywhere is a natural first responder. Examples would be the Black Saturday fires or the Boxing Day tsunami.

Do I need special skills?

Individually we are regular people but with over a million Rotarians when we come together we can do some really big things like the End Polio programme.

What sort of people join Rotary?

We have people from all walks of life and from their thirties through to their seventies. People who have:

  • Moved into the area and want to make friends
  • Retired and want to become a more active part of the community
  • Kids have left school and want to become a more active part of the community
  • Work at home and want to meet more people
  • Chosen to help others

Rotary International

Globally we are a worldwide organization 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 our 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.

What would I be doing?

Our activities range from selling sausages to raise money, through to going to India to assist in a national immunisation day.

We organise youth activities, help local schools and give money to worthy causes.

Do I need to be a business owner or manager?

Absolutely not, just vaguely sensible although with some of our members even that is in doubt.

How often does the club meet?

Once a week in the Sandringham Hotel but you don’t have to come to every meeting.

The meeting takes place over dinner and most weeks we will have a speaker.

Global 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 Bayside.

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 have 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.

How do I find out more?

Have a chat to our President, John.

Don’t be put off by the title, we have to call him something and President is better than the other names we might call him.

John is on 03 9545 4757

Global Projects

When 1.2 million Rotarians come together we can do some amazing things. Watch the video on polio eradication below.