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Sisterworks Spectacular Cultural Festival

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

Rotary Club of Carlton Vocational Award

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

2017-2018       Mary Galea, Dept of Medicine, RMH, Melb Uni.

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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

Gathering on the Goldfields

District Conference 

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April 2024 in Bendigo


Deb and I invite you to join us at the District Conference in Bendigo.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for Rotarians to get together in-person, and enjoy all things Rotary. What a brilliant way for Rotarians to network while hearing from guest speakers and experiencing all that Bendigo and the surrounding area has to offer.


Save the Date, consider booking your accommodation so as not to miss out, and we will have further details for you shortly.


Referendum BBQ

University High

14th October 8am to 6pm

Get Ready - End Polio Walk 1 - 10 October

October is fast approaching and that means it is nearly time for our End Polio Walk to commence. 

Join Team Rotary Club of Carlton, so far we have Parisa, Mile, Maureen & Melissa who have pledged to walk in October.  You can register yourself, join our team and set your walking and fundraising goals.  Register here:

Or you can donate to our teams efforts here:  please share this link with family and friends.

To add to the fun of the month, the following activities have been arranged to help you reach your targeted kms.

  • Launch Event: Sunday 1st October -  WH Lee Park, Cnr Davis St and The Esplanade, Altona. 10am for a lovely walk around the foreshore.

  • Paws for Polio Walk:  Saturday 14th October. Elsternwick Park.  10am with your four-legged furry friend.

  • Bendigo's walk to EndPolio: Sunday 22nd October (to be confirmed)

  • Final Walk: Sunday 29th October - Studley Park, Kew. 10am with two walking options


Speakers Program

Elaine Kelly, Pastoral Care, St Vincents Hospital

Peter Behrendorff

Carlton Junior Football Club

Rotary Club of Carlton

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

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

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

Naughton's Hotel
43 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052

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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?"