What is Rotary?


How many people know what Rotary does?

This Video was put together by a Rotarian in the Fargo-Moorhead area in USA to find out how many people know what Rotary is or even what they do.

Announcing the launch of
'Banyule Community News' website.

A Rotary Club of Rosanna Project


RYLA-rotary youth leadership awards

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 RYLA Program.

If you're 19-30 years old and interested, please contact us!

Our Calendar

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Sergeant Con Matsamakis, Chris Bence and Barrie Williams

Sergeant Con Matsamakis awarded Peter Toomey Police Officer of the year 2021

March 31, 2021

In President Neal’s absence P.P. Ian dispensed with the usual formalities and welcomed Rotary members and members of the local police force. He made the point that it’s great to be able to recognise the work done by others in our community. In response Snr. Sergeant Lindsay Cook thanked us for the invitation to be…

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Rotary Club of Rosanna Badges

If you would like to join either a Zoom meeting or join a Face to Face meeting, please check out the calendar to the left for details of where the meeting will be held.

100th Anniversary of Rotary in Australia

The Rotary Club of Diamond Creek is going to celebrate this special event in style!

Date and time:  Tuesday 20th April at 6.30pm.
The venue:   Grasslands Function Centre, at Yarrambat Golf Course,
Address:   649 Yan Yean Road, Yarrambat.
Cost:    $40 per head which includes a two course meal and tea and coffee.  Drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

All members are invited to join them at this special celebration dinner.

The Keynote Speaker is Jessie Harman, Rotary International Director 2021-23.  Jessie is a very dynamic and inspirational speaker.  She is a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast and she has been chosen as a Director of Rotary International for a the two year period 2021-2023.  As an RI Director, Jessie will occupy the position of Rotary International's Director for Zone 8 which now covers oceanic countries including Australia, New Zealand, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island nations.

Besides Jessie, there will be entertainment, a reflection from a foundation member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, a gala raffle and much, much more.

Due to Covid restrictions, numbers are limited so if you are able to attend, please book early. Bookings strictly close on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

All proceeds for the night will go to our international project, the Tenderfoot School in Kenya.  There will be a special message from the school on the night.

Please forward this to your members.  We really hope that you can join us for this special celebration.


Holger Knaack

Rotary International President Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21.

The Nominating Committee’s decision follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to health reasons. Knaack will officially become president-nominee if no other candidates challenge him by 31 May.

To build a stronger membership, Knaack says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians.

Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. “This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures,” he says.

Upper Murray Bushfire Crisis Hay Project

A truck loaded with 10 rolls of donated Silage, driven by volunteer Rotarian Geoff Dinning from Appin Park took the trip from Upper Sandy Creek to Cudegwa on Wednesday March 18 to a very grateful Karen and Dave Land.

For Cudgewa farmers Dave and Karen, who spent a lot of time defending theirs and other farms, the load of silage was a sight for sore eyes to say the least.

"When a fire hits, you're not thinking straight," Mr Land said. "You're racing around to try to put it out. My property's been burned and some farmers around here were hit really bad and have lost all of their grass."

Mr Land fought his emotions as help arrived in the form of a truck of feed driven by volunteer Rotarian Geoff Dinning.

"The generosity of people like Geoff and Rosanna Rotary, to come up with the feed, is something else," Mr Land said. "It's just fantastic.

Rotary - What Is It About?

Our Rotary Club has many projects on the go!

On the 17th Anniversary of the death of Ralph Ragazzon, Barrie Williams outlined the history of the son of a migrant family brought up in Reservoir, attended tertiary medical training in Melbourne and post graduate study leading to his membership of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. As Vocational Services Director of the Club, he established a bursary for a student at St Martin of Tours Macleod to help with the transition cost from primary to secondary college on the recommendation of the Principal. Essentially. It was for the best “team player” in the graduating Year 6 class with this year’s recipient being the highly commended Joshua Curtain.

Joshua Curtain - ralph ragazzon award recipient

Latrobe Secondary College Garden Bed Project

On Saturday 19th January 2019, members of our club, Brian Summers, Don Hamilton and Ian Bushby worked extremely hard in 22 deg. temperature, (thank goodness) to get these garden beds finished. At that point, there was just a little bit more to get them to completed stage. We will added the completed images when they come in.

Events in our area

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Conference 2019-2020

Our District’s Clubs have always been very strong in District and Global Grants/Projects that connect us with our local, Australian and international communities.

Guest Speakers

We have a large range of guest speakers who speak at our club fortnightly for our members and guests. They are from all walks of life, but will be interesting to say the least.

Bali 15 Year On

Peter and Ruth’s involvement with this charity began in2002. They were regular visitors to Bali to see their Best Man, John, who had moved there in 1997, settling in the little village of ..

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Rosanna Rotary

Rosanna Rotary Club was formed just over in 1973. Formerly known as the Heidelberg North Rotary club. We have just celebrated our 48th Anniversary.
Rotary is a grass roots organisation with most of its service efforts being carried out in local communities. The District and International structure is designed to provide direction and support to the Clubs in their efforts providing service to their communities and abroad, encouraging high ethical standards in all their undertakings and most importantly in building peace and goodwill in the world.
If you are interested in joining our Rotary club, go to our contact us page

About Rosanna

Rosanna is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 km north-east from Melbourne’s central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Banyule. At the 2006 Census, Rosanna had a population of 7439.

Rosanna Post Office opened on 12 March 1914, closed in 1917 and reopened in 1926. Banyule is a neighbourhood in Rosanna near the Yarra River named after the Woiwurrung word Banyule, meaning “Hill”. Banyule Post Office opened on 1 February 1969 replacing that of Viewbank.

The suburb is home to many schools, bush parks, public recreational facilities and has its own railway station.