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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.


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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.


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.
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Heritage Cluster - Meal Packing Project

At our cluster meeting on 10th August, members of the Rotary Clubs of Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy & Richmond packed 100 bags of ingredients to make Orange Carrot Soup.  These meal bags were taken to the Afghan Community premises in Noble Park to be distributed to those in need among the Afghan and Ukrainian Communities. And how much fun was it last night doing this………!!! 

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

Democracy BBQ - Uni High School

Saturday 26 November

State Polling Booth

Story Street, Parkville

Volunteers needed - Melbourne Convention

The Melbourne Conference Organisers are looking for Volunteers from amongst Rotarians, family and friends who would be able to help at the following venues and times:

  • Melbourne Museum : Held at the Melbourne Museum on May 27th. Two shifts of volunteers required - 5.30pm to 8pm for 24 volunteers and 8pm - 10pm for 8 volunteers. All volunteers shall be able to have a complimentary beverage at the museum as a thank you. Volunteers shall meet at the main Museum entrance and then be allocated a task. They shall be assisting with directing delegates from the bus drop off points in Rathdowne and Nicholson streets to the main entrance before and after the event as well as directing delegates into and around the museum.
  • South Wharf - Food of Melbourne : situated at the west end of South Wharf. Two shifts of volunteers required, one on May 29th( night of Club Hosting/ so assume unlikely )   and the second on May 30th from 5.30pm to 7.30pm both nights for 10 volunteers each shift. They shall meet at the Promenade exit at MCEC and be placed along South Wharf directing delegates towards the food venues along Dukes Walk up till the Showtime Events Centre.
  • Flemington Melbourne Cup Event : Tues May 30th Volunteers are required to meet at Southern Cross station and direct delegates to the correct dedicated platform for train departure to Flemington Race Course. One shift for 10 volunteers from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

All volunteers( can include family and friends )  need to complete registration details – General volunteers do not need to be  a Registered  Convention Delegate ( only required for Volunteers at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre and Inside Rod Laver Arena )


Rotary Walk with us for October

It's nearly time to put on your walking shoes to raise funds to End Polio Now.  The October walk challenge is fast approaching, join our team and start raising funds now.


Community Impact Competition

Younger members of our community (20 -40 yo) make a major contribution to the number of people who volunteer in Australia.  They have strong preferences when it comes to deciding where to dedicate their time and are particularly passionate about their choices. 

The Rotary Club of Carlton would like to find out what younger community members think are the most important issues that need to be addressed in our Carlton/Parkville community.  You can do this by listing a project that you think can make a meaningful difference to address this issue at 

After collecting these over the next month we will invite young people to vote for the one that they believe can be best achieved by a group working together.  We will then invite those who have voted for the three projects that get the highest number of votes to meet and develop a project plan.  The Rotary Club has members who can provide advice on project planning and management as appropriate and support at least one project with a small amount of seeding funding if needed.  However, it will remain the young people’s project.

We do know that younger people are attracted to projects that align with their priorities that:

  • make a meaningful difference – things such as environment, equity and mental health, that directly impact beneficiaries, and which they can share on social media.
  • are hands-on – they are participatory, and have tangible results that visibly benefit people, so they can share the results of their work
  • are conveniently held in their local community, are run regularly, particularly after hours, and are free to participate.

The time lines for identifying the final projects are:

  1. List a community project at the platform shown above by Saturday 17 September.
  2. Vote for a preferred project by Saturday 8 October
  3. Join a group to develop a project plan for one of the top three projects in the latter half of October and early November.

Speakers Program

Christmas Break-Up

Partners and guests are warmly invited to attend our Christmas break-up at Graduate House.  

Cost $60 per head for 2 course meal.

Bring unwrapped gifts to be delivered to children at Ronald McDonald House 

Phillip Mansour

Carlton Inc

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?"