Rotary Club of Forest Hill

About Us

The Rotary Club of Forest Hill started life on 13 September 1975 and over the years its members, their partners and families and friends have been involved in a wide range of community service activities that have benefited people in both local and international communities.

The Club has 15 men and women and welcomes all new members who want to share in the community service, friendship, business networking, personal development and fun that we enjoy.  Our Club is a member of Rotary District 9810.

The Club meets for a dinner meeting weekly at 6.15pm for 6.30 pm on Mondays (except for public holidays) at Bucatini Restaurant, 454 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, Vic 3132.  We meet to do Rotary business and to entertain and inform members, their partners and guests.  We usually have a guest speaker who speaks on a topic that may relate to the community, to business, or to some aspect of Rotary‚Äôs community service program.  Our meetings are informal with the focus on friendship and mutual support.

Visitors are welcome, as are people who have an interest in community service and wish to find out more about membership of a Rotary Club.   

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Examples of the projects the Club undertakes include:

  • Operating the monthly Blackburn Arts and Crafts Market and fund raising Sausage Sizzle;
  • Operating the monthly Whitehorse Farmers' Market in cooperation with the other Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in the City of Whitehorse;
  •  Running an annual Youth Achievement Awards night for local primary school children;
  • Presenting annual apprenticeship awards for several trades courses at the Box Hill Institute of Tertiary and Further Education;
  • Recruiting and sponsoring students to the annual National Youth Science Forum held in Canberra;
  • Raising funds to purchase Shelter Boxes which are sent to sites of local, national and international disasters.  Each box provides shelter and basic equipment, bedding, cooking etc for up to 10 people;
  • Installing a water reticulation and spraying system for the Vermont Farm operated by NADRASCA, a local disability service;
  • Participating in projects to assist people in areas affected by drought and bushfires.

Australia has produced four World Presidents recently including Ian Riseley from the Rotary Club of Sandringham !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Yes, a local home grown Aussie.
He joined Rotary in 1978 and no doubt brought the skills he learned as President of the both Beaumaris Sea Scouts and Langi Taan Ski Club to Rotary International.