Club Meets: MONDAYS 12:30 for 1:00pm
Vasko Restaurant
111 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe
Melways Ref: Map 31 E8
*Last Monday of the month:
6.00pm for 6.30pm Old England Hotel, Heidelberg

Lunchtime Meeting at Vasko on Monday 21st October 2019

A very warm welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg.

Our club has been proudly serving Heidelberg and surrounding communities since December 1956. Our great club celebrated its 60th birthday in 2016. As Rotarians we will work to address various community and international service needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.
It would give us pleasure if you could take a few minutes to explore our website and get to know more about this Club and about Rotary.

International Projects

The Rotary Club of Heidelberg is involved in many overseas projects. We were part of a Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Team working in the Solomon Islands. The project  involved constructing a malaria monitoring station at the end of Guadalcanal.



Like in any club, fellowship is an important factor of a well run club. We pride ourselves that we are able to not only work together on projects but enjoy each others company socially. We plan many events during the year.


Community Projects

The club is regularly involved in the annual Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk which this year was on September 17th 2017. This year we helped out with the BBQ which took over $1000, all of which went to the ONJ Centre.


Harry’s Houses Finished

July 9, 2019

The final stages of Harry’s Houses are approaching. With the help of many groups and individuals the houses are nearly ready for the families to move into.

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Harry’s Houses

June 8, 2019

Work is progressing well on the house accommodation project in West Heidelberg, led by Br Harry Prout of the Exodus Community, and supported by the Rotary Club of Heidelberg. Work on the four properties has been continuing steadily with paid and volunteer workers. Pending Certificates of Compliance from the plumber and electrician, we hope to…

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District Governor 9790/2016 Awarded PHF

June 7, 2019

District Governor of District 9790 for the Year 2015-2016 by President Noel Sturgeon I joined this club in 2017 when Tony Bowlen was President and Bernie Bott – with his black bull was DG. Had I gotten off my backside and joined in 2016 – Wayne Dunstan would have been President and Tony Bramley DG.…

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Vale Max Chester

June 7, 2019

  Max Chester OAM   PHF 28.02.1933 – 22.06.2018 Max was inducted into The Rotary Club of Heidelberg 1st December 1968 and he served the Club in many capacities for nearly 50 years. He was Club President and Secretary and played a most vital role in introducing distinguished guest speakers from a wide range of disciplines.…

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Vale Tom Brown

June 7, 2019

  THOMAS STANLEY BROWN   7.12.1929 – 14.05.2018 Tom joined the Rotary Club of Heidelberg on 25 July 2011. Before that he was a member of The Rotary Club of Tracy, California for 38 years. He was awarded a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellowship for his work in that Club. Tom served in the United States Navy…

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Andrew Mackenzie OAM

April 17, 2018

Andrew Mackenzie gave a fascinating talk to the Club on April 16. The transcript is attached below. THE FIRST WORLD WAR AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

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Professor Paul Mulvaney

April 9, 2018

Our Speaker today was Professor Paul Mulvaney Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne. His talk was on “Our Future World and Our Future Energy” and was very thought provoking. His presentation is attached to the link below. Prof Paul Mulvaney: “Our future world and our…

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Vale Lynne Rodda

March 3, 2018

VALE LYNNE RODDA As most members will know Lynne passed away at approximately 1.00am on Thursday morning after a two year struggle with multiple myeloma. Whilst I only met Lynne when she joined Rotary in 2004 it quickly became clear that she, throughout her life, was a woman of great spirit, of sharp mind and…

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President’s Message 11 Dec 17

December 18, 2017

Last week Pete Henry came along to present us with a certificate acknowledging the help of the Rotary Club of Heidelberg with the number plate program. He was also apologetic for the fact that certificates had not been provided for our contributions over the last few years. When it transpired that our guest speaker was…

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President’s Message 27 Nov 17

November 30, 2017

At our AGM last week it was a great pleasure to formally approve the appointment of Noel Sturgeon as our President-elect. Noel has already attended the first of the President-elect training seminars conducted by District and appears enthusiastic to proceed. Whilst he has been a member of our Club for a short time, he has…

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Olivia Newton-John joins us at our Sausage Sizzle and Fundraiser.

Our club has been involved with and supporting the Austin Hospital for many years and in particular with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre