Welcome to the Rotary Club of Essendon

Make a difference and enhance your professional network

Tuesdays 12:45 PM but Third Tues of Month 6:00 PM
Angler's Tavern
2 Raleigh Rd
Maribyrnong, VIC  3032
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Rotarians unite the power of one with the power of many to bring about exceptional change. Made up of men and women across all vocations and cultures, Rotary is a non-political, non-religious organisation focused on improving the well being of local and international communities in need.

To be a Rotarian is simply to have a desire to do something to help others.  To be a Rotarian is to develop your skills, broaden your networks, grow your knowledge, enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people and build life-long friendships.

The Rotary Club of Essendon is part of a global network of 32,000+ clubs and over 1.2 million motivated volunteers.  We  pride ourselves on our 75+ year track record of completing enduring relevant community service projects and the fact that 100% of all funds we raise are distributed directly to the causes we support.

We were Chartered in 1935 as the first suburban Rotary Club in Australia. Our club has produced six (6) District Governors and a President of Rotary International, Royce Abbey, in 1988/89.   
The Rotary Club of Essendon meets every Tuesday, 12.45pm for 1.00pm  but  6:30 pm third Tuesday of the Month at the Anglers Tavern, 2 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong, 3032. Lunch is served and each meeting finishes promptly at 2.00pm.   Meetings usually include a guest speaker with a broad range of topics covered. Recent guest speakers have included: Jan Chantry (Mayor - City of Moonee Valley); Stephen Mayne (Journalist and Corporate Governance activist); Ross Stevenson (3AW morning radio); Dr Bridie O'Donnell (Champion cyclist and rower, media commentator and specialist in Men's Health at Epworth Hospital); and Holly Ransom  (Corporate Strategist and Australian Prime Minister's appointment to G20 Youth Summit).

Strathmore Men's Shed
The Strathmore Mens Shed , nestled in parkland beside the flowing waters of Moonee Ponds Creek, at 144a Mascoma St, Strathmore, was opened in June 2015, a collaborative project of the Rotary Clubs of Essendon, North Essendon, Strathmore and the Moonee Valley City Council. Established with the aim of providing a much needed community service in improving men’s health, the “sheddies’ meet weekly, exchanging camaraderie whilst learning new skills, being productive and having a yak over a cuppa.
With a membership of 25, this thriving and well equiped shed is producing toys and furniture for sale and on order. Planter boxes, dining tables, coffee tables, saw horses, chess boards, toy helicopters, and brightly coloured trucks and doll houses amongst their products. More recently they have being selling at Bunnings Coburg as well as supplying local kindergartens.
To keep the shed operational requires a constant supply of wood, either floor boards, panels , unused furniture, toys. Please spread the message to your friends and DONATE.
If you would like to to join or refer someone please visit the Strathmore Mens Shed on Saturdays or contact them at mensshed@mvcc.vic.gov.au  or ring Daryl on 0408 551 249.
Upcoming Events
Guest Speakers
Steve Sammartino
Oct 10, 2017

Steve is one of Australia’s most respected futurists and business technologists author of  "The Lessons School Forgot."

Uniquely combining anthropology and technology, Steve will leave you excited about what the future holds.

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