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Rotary Peace Fellowships



Rotary is now accepting applications for the world competitive Rotary Peace Fellowships program. The application deadline for submissions through local rotary clubs in District 9800 is to the District Chair, Rob Helme, by May 15, 2017.
Download flyer: Peace Scholars Flyer 2017


Donations In Kind

A Donations In Kind (DIK) project is often the most practical and cost effective way to help people in developing countries and it also provides excellent opportunities to help local communities.

 It provides Rotarians, the Public and Corporate Sector with the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who need our help.


Interplast Australia

Interplast’s intentions are simple. We exist to repair bodies and rebuild lives.


The Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre provides a broad and varied program which includes community development, general interest courses, IT courses and access, nationally recognised training, and the provision of community space and information and referral.


Carlton Community Website

The not-for-profit Carlton Community Website is an initiative of the Carlton Together Working Group - Opportunities for Carlton Project. The community website enables the coordination of information, events and discussions across Carlton and creates a digital meeting space for the community.


Afghanistan Project

Afghanistan Project Update

John McLean

Phase 1: The Education of Young Women in the Kama District with the original grant of A$11,700 from the Persephone Foundation. This project is progressing well.



For 60 years AMES has helped new and recently arrived refugees and migrants to settle in to Victoria. AMES offers much more than just teaching English – we not only work with new arrivals but also with the community, business and Government to develop sustainable and effective settlement solutions for the whole Victorian community.

Our vision is “Full Participation for all in a cohesive and diverse society.”


The Graduate Union

The Melbourne University Graduates Association (later to become the Graduate Union) was formed in 1911.


Women in Rotary

Women in Rotary-Rotary in Australia and New Zealand does not currently reflect, in its membership, the diversity of the communities in which it operates and serves. The role of Women in Rotary is to address one of the key areas of membership diversity - gender equity - and work with Membership and Marketing and Public Relations Committees within Districts to develop plans that will increase membership and retention of women in Rotary and to support initiatives that promote female leaders at both Club and District levels.​


Presidents Message

President's Message 2016-17

 The Rotary Club of Carlton has for more than thirty years, provided a forum for like-minded individuals to meet, in a convivial atmosphere and to discuss ways to help local and overseas communities.

 At our weekly meeting we are able to listen to interesting speakers, and through our various committees plan strategies to help the less fortunate members of our world.

 We do this by using our skills and contacts, as well as raising funds.



Club Events

Phil Kreveld — The Voyage

Phil Kreveld’s exhibition references his cultural heritage and universal themes. Phil said that one’s voyage through life is perceived looking back, and that his paintings look back through his Jewish roots becoming distinguishable, impelling him to reflect on διασπορα (diaspora). 


The Women In Rotary’s annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

Where?                      Crown Palladium,   Southbank

When?                        Wednesday 8th March, 2017    7.00 – 9.00 am

Booking deadline ?     February 22nd ,  2017

RSVP                         Keith Ryall


Rotary Carlton Sponsorship of Tennis Coaching Program

The organisors from the tennis club and the Church of All Nations are again delighted to join me in thanking you and Rotary Carlton for your continued support of our program. 


Speakers Program

Josie Howie - The Pavilion School

Josie Howie - Founding Principal of The Pavilion School, Preston & Mill Park

The Pavilion School was founded in 2007 as a years 7-12 school for kids who have been excluded/expelled from mainstream schools.  It was set up in a pavilion in West Heidelberg with 30 students but the floodgates opened and they now have 220 students with a further 20-40 on the waiting list at any time. The school is now in the old Preston East Primary School building and they also have another campus in Mill Park.  Initially the school was intended to transition these kids back into the mainstream but this is not really viable so the kids complete their secondary schooling here.

The students mostly study VCAL but one student recently completed VCE and has just started a law degree.

The kids who attend this school need a lot of love and support but they also need firm boundaries.  Most have experienced some sort of trauma and many have been in child protection.  Many live in or close to poverty, with families suffering from multi-generational unemployment.  Many are also part of the youth justice system.  70% of the kids suffer from significant mental health issues, more than 70% use drugs and alcohol and 20% are Koorie.

The school takes a human rights approach, with significant emphasis on connecting with the students.  Classes are multi age/year level group on a social basis with around 15 students in each class, a teacher, social worker and integration aide.  Lots of basic literacy and mathematics needs to be covered.  Children are given lots of autonomy but the behavioural expectations are very strict.


Susan McCullogh OAM

Idigenous Australian Art

Rotary Club of Carlton

Tuesday at
12-30pm for 1-00 pm
Graduate House,
University of Melbourne,
220 Leicester Street
Carlton 3053

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Murray and Irene Verso

DG Neville John

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?"