Rotary Club of Forest Hill

Club Program

The Club meets for a dinner meeting weekly at 6.15 pm on Mondays (except for public holidays) at Bucatini Restaurant, 454 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, Vic 3132.  We usually have a guest speaker.

An example of our program's topics and speakers for during the last few years are:

        Dietitians - Lisa Renn
         Abbreviated meeting followed by dinner with Partners in Bucatini
         Old blokes and push bikes - Tom Saunders
         Committee Meetings and Board Meeting
        Club Annual Changeover Night at Bucatini Restaurant
        Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholarships - Robert Leach
         Timor Leste - Food storage and drilling for water
         Committee and Board Meetings
         Meeting Cancelled (Public Holiday)
         Club Forum and Board Meeting
         Ford Davis and Graham Taylor Apprenticeship Awards
         Club and Committee Meetings
         Northern Cluster International Service Seminar
        Time  Management - Graham Howes
         Social Evening - Partners Night
       RAAF Service - Stan Harper and Committee Meetings
         Group Study Exchange Vocational Visits & BBQ
         New School in South Sudan - Samuel Manhon
         Blackburn Craft Market
         Meeting cancelled (Easter)
         Whitehorse Farmers' Market
         Ambassadorial Challenge - Ashley Mallet
        Biology Olympiad - Faye Liu
        Peace Ambassador - David Vincent
         Public Holiday - no meeting
         Ford Davis Endeavour Award Presentations
         Committee Meetings
         Vocational Visit to Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Hospital
         Valentine's Day Celebration
        Surviving Strokes - Leon Moore
         Dinner with Partners
       Committee Meetings
         Club Forum
         Club Fellowship Barbecue
         Whitehorse Farmers' Market
        Christmas Breakfast - John Edwards
         Committee Meetings
         Whitehorse Farmers' Market
        Blackburn Craft Market
         Hope Katolo Nursery School - Leanne & Melanie Pinfold
        Bert Sloane Youth Achievement Awards Night
         ABCD Project - Ken Wall
         "Partners in Control" Night
         Royal Talbot Rehabiliation Hospital - Salvator Dema
         Meeting cancelled (Melbourne Cup Eve) 
         Bowelscan Project - Ian Coleman
         Committee Meetings
         Footy Presentations Night - Bob and Stuart Williams
         New Generations Seminar at Templestowe
         District Governor's Visit and Club Anniversary
         Committee Meetings
         Walk across Spain - Brad Kyle
         Whitehorse Heritage Day Sausage Sizzle - fundraising project
         Whitehorse Farmers Market - fundraising project
         Blackburn Craft Market - fundraising project
         Swags for the Homeless - Lisa Clark
         Email communication - Ron Brooks
         City of Whitehorse Mayor - Ben Stennett
         Committee meetings
         Rotarians Against Malaria & Walk for Life - Jo Beilby & Jahangir Alam
         Disaster Aid - Jenni Heenan
         Australian Rotary Health - Gail Robertson
         Ford Davis Endeavour Award Carpentry Apprentice Presentation
         Club speaker and committee meetings
         Ambassadorial Scholars -  Sophie Dowse and Ariel Magnes
         Gail Robertson - Australian Rotary Health
         Ern Dawes - East Timor Roofing and Water Project
         Jeffrey Tan - Rotary Fundraising Dinner Project
         Club Forum - looking to the future
         Pat McCafferty - Yarra Valley Water
       Doug Berwick and Joe Markham - prepaid funeral or insurance
         Gray Foreman - Retirement and pre-retirement financial planning
         Ford Davis and Graham Taylor Apprenticeship Awards Night
           Wendy Oliver - Multiple Sclerosis
         Steve Haylock - Easter Health Foundation
           Leanne Pinfold - African Kindergarten
           Kathy Monley - Interplast Update, followed by home-hosted supper
           Club to host the District 5240 California USA Group Study Exchange Team
           District Welcome Dinner for  the Group Study Exchange Team from California
         Ken Gosbell - Tracking birds
         Celebration of the New Generations Program for young people
         90th Birthday Party for Geoff Hale
       Ken Wall - 'Our Club, Our Future' - seminar session
        Club member talks
       Judy Leibel - Victoria Police Confident Living
       Heather Barton - Smith Family Services
       Stan Harper and Stuart Williams - Rotary Quiz
       Club Barbecue
       Christmas Breakfast with Rev Dr John Smith of God Squad
         Peter McPhee - Lost men of Fromelles
       Joanna Beilby - Rotarians Against Malaria
       Bill Marsh - Rotarian behind the Badge
       Annual General Meeting, Club forum and Board meeting
       Heather Barton - Smith Family Services
       Clair Button - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
       Michael Kirk - Operation Cleft
       Stuart Williams - Footy Trivia Night
       Ron and Robbie Brooks - Walking and dining around France
       Malcolm Chiverton - District Conference 2011
       John Murphy - Peninsula Connections
       Stuart and Bob Williams - Rotary Quiz
         Geoff Limmer-  Global Vocational Exchange
         Melissa Grigsbey - Baptist Children's Centre
      Michael Kirk - Whitehorse Farmers Market Committee
      Jenny de Natris - Ashcare
       Dr Colleen Thomas - Heart Research
       Greg Shuman- The Case for Intelligent Design
       Club speaker - Graham Sharman
      RI Information Night - End Polio Schools Project


 Visit to Chris and Jenny Tuck's Cherry orchard on the banks of the Goulburn river near Alexandra.   Fantastic weather and BBQ.   Loads of cherries were sampled on the day and taken home.

A group of club members and past members visited The Donaghey's at Ocean Grove for a Saturday BBQ.   Great food, convivial company and finished off with a sunny stroll along the ocean front.

12 of us at the "Touch of Gold" dinner dance in Bendigo for the annual Rotary Conference  

Water reticulation and spraying system installed by the Rotary Club fo Forest Hill at the NADRASCA Farm for people with disabilities