Community Service

The role of this committee is to plan, organize, coordinate and oversee the provision of District Community Programs and support Clubs who undertake these programs.

Colin Hay (Katy)
Rotary Club of Ivanhoe
(H) (03) 9499 3725
(M) 0439 826 252


Austalian Rotary Health

The Australian Rotary Health has allocated in excess of $8 million to health research grants since its inception in 1981. The fund was the dream of the late Ian Scott, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mornington and the fund now has a scholarship named in his honour.


beyondblue's work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering
all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.


Bowelscan is essentially a public awareness program seeking to increase public knowledge of bowel cancer and its symptoms.

Southern area of District



Evolve Hub

The Evolve Hub - providing low cost and Medicare rebated counselling, supervision and training workshops in narrative approaches and bush adventure therapy.

We utilise the challenging nature of the natural environment, from our two remote rural properties, to help young people reflect on their lives, develop self-respect and self-sufficiency, a create a new story for their future. 

One of these properties is Typo Station, located in the King Valley and the heart of District 9790. Evolve features on page 111 of Humanity in Motion, where the story of their establishment, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Appin Park-Wangaratta, Benalla, and other Clubs is detailed.

For more information on this project, visit the Evolve website -


Emergency Medical Information Aid

Emergency Medical Information Book
This small book conveniently packaged in a fridge magnet pouch contains all your contacts, service or carer provider information, medications and any medical condition, so a paramedic is able to treat and ready a patient for transport to a hospital.
Your Club can order and distribute the books within the local community.


Inner Wheel

Inner Wheel is a friendship and service organisation throughout 100 Countries worldwide, making it one of the world's largest women's voluntary organisations.

Know Your Numbers

Know your numbers: Developed through the Stroke Foundation to raise community awareness and detection of cardiovascular disease. Know your numbers promotes the importance of regular blood pressure through opportunistic health checks in pharmacy and other community settings. Your Club can order promotional material and provide the blood pressure checks within your community.



Medic Alert is a bracelet/necklace that contains the medical information of the person in the event of a medical emergency.

For information, contact
Medic Alert 1800 882 222.



The aim of this committee is to establish the need for Probus Clubs in areas where these do not currently exist and to foster their development.

Recognition for Good Policing

The District will honour the great work that our local police officers do in their communities through an award program, Recognition for Good Policing.



What can you do?

The Chairman has requested that all Clubs adopt the Club Leadership Plan when undertaking their various Club projects and Community Service is a very important cog in this Plan.

The Five Points of conducting a Successful Project

  1. Assessing Projects.
    You and your committee should discuss the current projects and any new ones.
  2. Selecting a Project
    Is it of benefit to the Community.
    Will it create goodwill.
    Is it sustainable.
    What is the cost, financial and manpower.
  3. Planning
    Assign a project to each team member. (Don't do it all yourself)
    Choosing a date to undertake your project - make sure it does not clash with other Club projects.
    Remember - Forward Planning.
  4. Activating the Project
    Brief your Club members involved in the project preferably at the Club meeting preceding the project day.
    Ensure you have all the required materials and equipment.
  5. Evaluation Debriefing
    Was it successful does it require fine tuning ? Try and do this as soon as possible whilst memories are still fresh.


  • Advertise that it is a Rotary project - good publicity - it can also be a source for attracting new members.
  • If you come across a good project that you would like to share with other Clubs, email the details to the District Community Chair and it will be passed onto the other Clubs.
  • Consider doing a joint project with a neighbouring Club. This will allow for more finances and additional manpower to take on bigger projects.
  • Club projects are a great source of fellowship and it is also a good avenue to become acquainted with new members. Consider having a barbecue or having a few beers after the work is done.