NO MEETING in January 2020

First Meeting 2020    3rd February Picnic in the Park 12 Noon Refer latest COG for details


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.


President’s Message 2 Dec 19

December 9, 2019

Breaking News –It’s official Ken Norman is a mind reader! OR ……….APOLOGIES – It’s not true but -Apologies are the usual term for one to advise a host of their inability to accept an invitation or to attend a regular function.Unfortunately, we don’t see enough of them lately. RCH has a more relaxed approach to…

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President’s Message 18 Nov 19

November 26, 2019

Remembrance Day meeting was well attended and the presentation from Peter Stephenson proved educational and thought provoking (see separate report). It was also great to have Anousha, Gowri and Kevin in attendance as they get to know us and Rotary a little better. The Board met the following Tuesday evening, for what proved to be…

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President’s Message 11 Nov 19

November 11, 2019

FOCUS 19 As they say “turn up and you are half way there” ……Well -those members, family, friends, visiting Rotarians from Preston, Ivanhoe and a host of Rosanna members plus a potential new member or two, who turned up enjoyed a fun filled evening at the Rosanna Bowling Club for our Oaks Eve Dinner Meeting…

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Vale Brian Overton

November 10, 2019

BRIAN OVERTON PHF 9 July ’36 – 13 October ’19 Brian joined the Rotary Club of Heidelberg on 1st December 1983 with the classification Insurance Broker. He was an active member of the Club for almost 36 years. Brian served as Chairman of a number of committees, including Community and Youth. Through Brian, the Club…

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President’s Message 6 Nov 19

November 6, 2019

FOCUS 18 The Old England Hotel wherein we created an Halloween Themed event focussed on one of Rotary’s most significant achievements – Polio Plus. The Club has donated $2,000.00 towards this ongoing global challenge. As we hosted such an event and made the above donation, a 3 to 1 matching donation, courtesy of the Bill…

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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

July 7, 2018

  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 5, 2018

  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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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