Rotary Club of Forest Hill

Community Service

Robotics World Championship 2018

Our club supported a team of young people in Melbourne that went on to the All Australia Challenge.  They won that so we continued our support as they  went on to Houston, Texas for the World Championships.   They were up against teams who had mentors from Cape Canaveral !!! etc.   They ended up 19th team out of 80 in their age group.   An amazing achievement.  They are now back home and ready for their next challenge.   They are not just nerds- though there is nothing wrong with being one.   The team is multi-skilled, multi-talented as they have to raise all there own funds and sponsorship, find mentors, design their shirts, produce videos of themselves in action, do presentations as well as even design their own shirts.  
The IC Robotics team presented a certificate to Pres Bill and showed off their Mark II robot to the club.

Whitehorse Sunday Market

Handbrake Turn

Our club supports a program for at risk youth through Concern Australia‚Äôs Handbrake Turn organization in Dandenong. It involves sponsoring a young person to complete a course of panel beating, spray painting and automotive mechanics. Our most recent graduate, a young lady has now obtained part-time employment and is well on the way to getting her life on track.   As a club, the members are proud to support this project, attend the graduation and see the pride on the faces of the students as they graduate. This is a win win participation for Forest Hill and Rotary! 

Swags for the Homeless

For a number of years now our club has purchased swags for people in desperate need in our community and has done so again this year


Our club has been associated with this worthy local group for many years. We have assisted with their farm, providing equipment and expertise. Our most recent cooperation has seen the instalment of solar panels on one of the buildings at the farm

Nunawading Historical Society

We regularly run the BBQ at the Schwerkoldt Cottage annual open day and have given funds to support the Historical Society

Christmas Hampers

Needy families have been helped by donations of hampers at Christmastime. Most recently this has been done through Parkmore Primary School and the Uniting Care East Burwood Centre 

Bowel Scan

Death from bowel cancer can be prevented by early detection. 50% OF CANCER DEATHS IN MEN IS FROM BOWEL CANCER.   Our club works with 9810 District Committee in this area by helping with the distribution and collection of testing kits in the local area.

Tree planting at Blackburn Lake 2018
             (300 trees & plants)