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Carlton Street Eats World Food Market

World Food Market Starting Thursday February 16th at Carlton Primary School, Eat In or Take Away International Food


3rd Tuesday's Evening Meetings at Naughtons

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for our informal meetings at Naughton's Hotel, 43 Royal Parade Parkville.  We meet at 6:30 for an informal dinner in the function room.  All are welcome.

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

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.

Rotary Foundation- Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation and Clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthroprists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.


Become a Member

Who are we?

Members of a Rotary Club are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.


Presidents Message

President's Message 2022-23

The Rotary Club of Carlton has had as the tagline for most of its 37 years “Caring for Carlton”.  There are so many worthy projects that support the lives of residents in our community, many more than all the current organisations can support.  We have supported many, directly particularly through the local schools, migrant and refugee groups, as well as support for programs run by others.

Research tells us that young people volunteer their time more than any other group, even retirees.  But they also have strong preferences when deciding how to dedicate their time.  Our plan for the coming year is to ask young people what they think is an important hands-on project needed in the Carlton community, and tell us briefly how they would undertake it.  We will then post the best ideas on social media for voting.  We will put the people who support the project that receives the most votes in touch with each other and the project proposer, and offer to support their project with project planning and management advice.

I look forward to announcing the project that young people have chosen, and sharing how it progresses during the year.

Ian Ada, July 2022

Club Events

A Night to Celebrate

You're invited to commemorate a successful Rotary International Convention Melbourne 2023 with Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and Lord Mayor Sally Capp, City of Melbourne, at Rotary Gala Dinner on Thursday 1 June 2023 at the prestigious Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.
Join over 500 other Rotarians and valued guests in celebrating with dinner and drinks at one of Melbourne's most iconic venues, serenaded by the legendary Jack Jones.
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate! 
Tickets strictly limited and on sale now. 
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Christmas Dinner

RSVP and pay online.

Bring unwrapped gifts for children at Ronald McDonald House


Democracy BBQ - Uni High School

Saturday 26 November

State Polling Booth

Story Street, Parkville

Speakers Program

Alan Thompson - Former Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services

Parliament House Canberra, history, and some recent events

Arjun Argarwal - Impact Investing

Topic: Finance and Investment - transitioning global flow of capital into investment; ‘investment is about making choices on sound advice’

  • Arjun was invited by Danielle Schutte through their involvement in the NDIA where Arjun is employed.
  • Arjun gave a comprehensive presentation on his personal and professional background. He is from an Indian background who was raised in Africa
    • He discussed the various ventures that he has been involved in India, South Africa and in Australia. He acknowledged that Australia’s entrepreneurship culture is much more conservative than the USA when it comes to start-up failure.
    • Arjun has given a TED Talk on Finance and Investment.
  • He is the Founder of Inaam 
  • In his current role his focus is on Young people and how to start investing initially in the listed market, followed by asking three key questions:
    • What do you want to change?
    • What do you love?
    • Where would you like to invest?
  • Key value adds:
    • Track your investment
    • Building investment literacy
    • Help small business to raise capital

Rotary Club of Carlton

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 12:45pm for 1:00 pm

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

3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm for 6:45pm

Naughton's Hotel
43 Royal Parade, Parkville 3052

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DG Amanda Wendt  

RI President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.

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?"