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Carlton Harmony Day

Carlton Harmony Day 23rd March 2pm-5pm at Carlton Primary School


Donate via Container Deposit Scheme

If you want to direct your Container Deposit Scheme 10c per bottle or can to RIMERN (Rotary Inner Melbourne Emergency Relief Network) in the western zone (managed by Tomlo) , please download the CDSVic West app, set up your own account (& get your own barcode) then hit ‘Charities’ & type in RIMERN. When you find us please set us as your charity then when you return your undamaged empties (any squash or dent will make the Reverse Vending Machines reject them!!) the money will be transferred to us! Thanks in advance. For the Northern Zone (managed by Visy) same deal (download the CDSVic North app & set up your account) but you’ll get a different barcode. Eastern zone still ‘pending’… sigh….

RIMERN Van Rouge/Blanc Wine Sales

Restock your cellar for Christmas and the Festive Season with Rimern, wine lovers!

The much heralded Van Rouge/Blanc Wine Sales have generated money to pay for part of the livery of our Van Rouge Van. Further funds will complete the funding of signs and future operating costs.

For more information please contact your Smiling Sommeliers – Geoff Widmer & David Fallick & Alex Marshall!

To buy, click on the link


Paul Carlin Outstanding Community Leadership Award

The Rotary Club of Carlton recognises the outstanding work of these dedicated leaders:

2017-2018      Natalie Warren, Kathleem Syme Community Centre

2018-2019      Maree Rabach 

2019-2020      Khanya Ibrahim, Harari Womens Group

2020-2021      Alison Beck, Carlton North Railway House

2021-2022      Jazmyn Walkin, BSL Breakfast Club

2022-2023      Prof. David Forrest, St Vincent de Paul Parkville Conference

Rotary Club of Carlton Community Award

The Rotary Club of Carlton recognises the outstanding work of these dedicated leaders:

2010-2011      Leading Senior Constable Nick Parissis

2011-2012      Mary Parfrey, Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre

2012-2013       Rev. Dr John Evans, Chuch of All Nations and

              Julie Large, Principal Carlton Primary School

2013-2014       Brian Falconer

2014-2015       Bichhoa Ha

2015-2016       Maria Ibrahim

2016-2017       Peter Behrendorff, Carlton Aus Kick

Presidents Message

President's Message 2023-24

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Carlton (RCC), known as the ‘Friendly Club’. We are strongly aligned with Rotary International’s vision to “Create Hope in The World.” Our projects, briefly outlined on the projects page accessible from the menu above, aim to Inform – Inspire and provide Impact aligned with our Club Vision “Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”

In addition, this year I would like to focus on:

  • Continue our “Caring for Carlton” motto
  • Membership Drive 
  • Book Store 
  • Generate Corporate Sponsorship 
  • Establish Lygon Farmers Market - in partnership with Carlton Inc. 
  • Continue to prioritise Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy projects.
  • Mental health (Resilience) 
  • Continue to prioritise to End Polio 
  • Leverage from the Regionalisation Pilot Project

It is an honour to serve as President of the RCC for the next 12 months. I look forward to the support of  RCC members and Portfolio Chairs.

Professor Milé Terziovski

Club Events

UniMelb Rotaract Charter Lunch

We are honoured to invite you to the University of Melbourne Rotaract Charter Celebration. This event marks the dawn of a new era for District 9800, as we welcome a new Rotaract club into the Rotary family. With a vibrant membership of up to 50 individuals, we are thrilled to embark on this journey together.

Please join us for lunch at Graduate House on 23rd June to mark this significant event.

Doors open 11:30am

Lunch 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Book here:


Lunch with RI President Gordon McInally

Don't miss out - lunch with our world president.

Come join us. 

Date: Sunday 2nd June
Venue: RACV Cape Schanck
Tickets: $95 pp for 2 course lunch

Guest Speaker: Professor Patrick McGorry

To book: 

Community and Business Leaders Breakfast

Keynote Speaker Professor Patrick McGorry

As seen in this month's RDU, this event is a great opportunity to learn more about mental health. 
Come join us. 🙂
Date:    Monday 3rd June
Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
Cost:    $38 per person 
To book: 

Ronald McDonald House BBQ

Wednesday June 5th

Speakers Program

Trevor Nink

End Hepatitis Now

John Selak

Melbourne Casino Licence Review

Rotary Club of Carlton

1st Tuesdays at 12:45pm for 1:00pm

3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm for 7:00pm

Graduate House,
University of Melbourne,
220 Leicester Street Carlton 3053

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DG Ron Payne 

Ron has been a member of the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk for seventeen years, having twice served as President and filling most Board positions in that time. His District leadership journey started with the role of Assistant Governor and has included duties on various committees as well as mentoring the AG team.

A strong commitment to ensuring the District Team provides direct support and guidance to clubs and club officers is a key priority for Ron. Promotion of the excellent work undertaken across the District clubs through focused Public Image strategies will also be pursued.

Communication is also of paramount importance and the coming work on the Regionalisation Pilot will require clear and supportive interactions between the District Team and clubs if effective change is to be achieved.

Ron enjoyed a 47-year career with the Department of Education that saw him involved in teaching, principalship and senior management roles within communities across western and central Victoria. Ron and Deb have two adult daughters and six grandchildren who they enjoy sharing some of their time with.  


Rotarians worldwide are inspired by the Rotary theme of “Service Above Self” and are guided by reference to ‘The Four-Way Test’. In particular, ‘The Four-Way Test’ challenges Rotarians, in everything they do, to ask of themselves:

“Of the things we think say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"