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.

RYLA-rotary youth leadership awards

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 RYLA Program.

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

Shekhar Mehta

Shekhar Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, has been a Rotarian since 1985. He trained as an accountant and founded a real estate development company, Skyline Group, which he also chairs. But his professional title tells only a small part of the story of who he is. He is also a director of the India arm of Operation Eyesight Universal, a Canada-based nonprofit focused on preventing avoidable blindness. He helped establish more than 15 eye hospitals, in several Indian states, that together carry out nearly 50,000 surgeries each year. And he started Saving Little Hearts, a project that has facilitated more than 2,500 heart surgeries for children from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and some African countries and that is now an India-wide program.

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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 - What Is It About?

Our Rotary Club has many projects on the go!

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.

Qualia/Fyre with Heidi Everett

Next date: Friday, 11 June 2021 | 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Qualia/Fyre is a search for fire in one of the coldest places on earth.

Award winning artist, producer and proud neurodivergent Heidi Everett confronts tragedy, creativity and comedy in this 1-person theatre performance that reveals what it's like to be in a public psychiatric ward and searching for a way out.

It is co-created and directed by John Fleming, and co-supported by Banyule Council and Creative Victoria.

System-inspired music, an unyielding sense of humour and ‘ward-time’ artwork provide a multi-sense experience for audiences. This new, solo work from Everett's mental health diversity theatre company, Qualia, premiered to sold-out audiences at Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2019. It received the Access and Inclusion award for world-leading inclusive audience and artist practices.


Heidi Everett

Live music from Zen Jackson

Next date: Saturday, 12 June 2021 | 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Come and see Zen Jackson perform.

About the artist

Inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Zen Jackson brings energy and emotion to her performances. She offers a unique artistic interpretation of beloved classics and current hits in a wide range of styles such as folk, indie, blues and jazz.


  • Saturday, 12 June 2021 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Saturday, 19 June 2021 | 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Heidelberg Pop-up Park, Outside Leo's Supermarket, Heidelberg 3084  View Map


Chillin' in Banyule

Chill locally this winter with live music across Banyule in local restaurants, cafes and bars.

Watch this space for performance dates. We are building the festival now!

Malahang Lantern Festival

The Malahang Night Lantern Festival will see Malahang Reserve transformed into a colourful, illuminated dreamland for the everyone to enjoy.


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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.

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.