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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.‚Äč


Ronald McDonald House-Parkville

Our House becomes a home away from home for families who have a child being treated for a serious or life threatening illness.
Staff and volunteers attend to the daily operation of the House and ensure families are given the support they need during their stay with us, enabling families to stay together as a unit in a warm and caring homelike environment during this very emotional time.
Our families travel from all over including country Victoria, interstate, metropolitan Melbourne and overseas.


Presidents Message

President's Message 2015-16

The Rotary Club of Carlton, has for thirty years provided an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together and provide resources to assist local and overseas communities.  The Club provides a welcoming environment for men and women to meet on a weekly basis, hear interesting speakers and plan ways to help those less fortunate.

We do this by raising funds to give to worthy projects and by using our skills and experience to assist.  For example, members have provided funds for earthquake recovery in Nepal, and contributed to the multi club “Bosalla and Kroa Boa Villages Sustainability Project” for the building of a suspension bridge in Cambodia.

We determine the best way to assist communities in Carlton through our membership of the Carlton Local Agencies Network. The world-wide organisation of Rotary allows us to work both at the micro level, for example, assisting with tennis lessons and equipment for young residents of the Carlton High Rise Flats, or at the macro level pooling our funds with those of 33,000 other Clubs, to help eradicate Polio from the world.

I welcome your enquiries about out the Club, invite you to attend a meeting, or join us at a social function and experience the fellowship that Carlton Rotary has to offer.

Craig Chester, President, Rotary Club of Carlton.

Club Events

New Probus Club- Carlton Gardens

The Probus Club of Carlton Gardens is the second Probus Club in the Carlton area. If you are interested in joining the Probus Club further details are attached.


Cambodian Bridge Project

Carlton Rotary Club has helped provide a critical piece of infrastructure between two Cambodian Villages.  As part of its two year contribution to economic development in the villages of Bosala & Kroa Boa, the Club provided $5,000 towards the building of a pedestrian suspension bridge to allow children to cross a river from one village to the school that Rotary has had built in the other village.

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Election BBQ

Federal Election BBQ

When; 2nd July 2016

Where; University High School 

Time; 8.00am- 6.00pm

Roster; Please advise John Elligate of your availability. we require 3 members per 2 hour shifts

Speakers Program

Laura Bird-- Steer North

Laura Birdis an acoustics engineer and has been very active in Rotaract. She is involved with Steer North, which is a not-for-profit health promotion organization. Steer North is organizing a bicycle ride from Melbourne to Cairns (4000 km). Laura is one of 30 people riding. The ride will take 45 days and pass through 41 communities. Ride North will organize a health promotion event or activity in each of these communities, targetting the prevention of non-communicable diseases. 


Caroline Ord-- The 'My Rotary' Website

Caroline Ord is from the Rotary e-Club of Melbourne. She demonstrated the capabilities of the My Rotary website: This website has a public section and a section for Rotary club members. The member section requires members to register in order to login. The goal is for 50% of club members to register. There are many advantages of registering, including advertising of club projects, raising money through crowd funding, and asking for volunteers with specific expertise.


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 Julie Mason

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?"