Sandringham Rotary Club

Ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.

Making a difference

During the current crisis we are working extensively with BayCISS, a local charity providing emergency relief across Bayside.

We’ve donated funds to the Dandenong Ranges and bushfire relief, local primary schools and numerous community projects.

We’ve built shelters and enabled countless young people to learn how to drive.

Internationally, in conjunction with the World Health Organisation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation we have almost eradicated polio.


What sort of people join?

Our members come from all walks of life, 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.

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.

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Fund raising

Our latest project is the creation and management of a new Farmers’ Market in Hampton (behind Woolworths).

Most farmers’ markets are run by for-profit commercial operators but this will be the first in Bayside run entirely by Rotary. This means when people do their shopping at the Hampton Farmers’ Market we raise more money for our community projects than is possible at the other markets.

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!