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Rotary Prahran & friends at Pride 2018!

Rotary Prahran sponsors PHS Citizens Interact Club

Young leaders of tomorrow at Prahran High School have just formed the PHS Citizens Interact Club, under the guidance of Deputy Principal Shannan Roberts, the mentorship of District 9800 Interact Chair Chris Richardson and our Club.

Interactors from years 7 - 9 will develop their volunteering and community service projects around homelessness, animal welfare and other causes dear to their hearts, as they build skills in conducting meetings, taking leadership roles, developing projects and making friendships with other Interactors in Australia and around the world.

Support Afri-Aus Care

To help out those most affected by COVID-19, please donate to this amazing group by clicking the photo, or contribute via Rotary Prahran (BSB 633000 And Account 135760866 Reference: Afri-Aus Care).


Rotary Help for Afri-Auscare Food Relief

Rotary Prahran members Sue Vincent, Peter Schneider & David Rosenberg, together with Rotary Glen Eira President Lili Teichman & Rotarians from Caulfield & Brighton North, have raised much needed funds & sourced gratefully received foodstuffs & sanitary items for families of African origin who are struggling in the corona crisis. First delivery to Springvale was April 30th, with more to come over the next 3 months.


Rotary Prahran at Midsumma Pride 2020!

Fun, diverse & inclusive.... that's Rotary! Want to help people? Simple, join us!

Rotary Sews stitches up another great year!

Thanks to Prahran Rotarian Helen Robbins, more socially disadvantaged people have made friends & learned to sew at our weekly Rotary Sews classes, thursdays 1 - 3pm at the Freemasons Hall in St. Edmonds Road.

With donated fabrics & sewing machines, this small but productive group is another example of Rotary in Action and places are open for new students in 2020! Contact us for more details.

Topics: free sewing class prahran,  rotary sews,  learn to sew in prahran,  sewing and socialising


Introducing Rotary Aiding Mobility Program

Rotary Aiding Mobility Program provides wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, over-toilet seats and more to people unable to afford to buy them. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Community Nurses and carers are invited to select suitable equipment, free of charge, for their clients.

If mobility affordability is a problem, use our RAMP!

Please text or phone our RAMP coordinators Peter Schneider 0417 322 617 or Jim Smith 0418 357 756 for more information and to arrange collection of donations or a viewing of all this wonderful, pre-loved & free of charge equipment!

Topics: ramp,  rotary aiding mobility program,  wheelchairs,  walkers,  mobility devices,  free mobility equipment,  donate crutches,  donate walkers,  donate mobility aids


Rotary makes history in Australia with Pride Midsumma March!

Never before have Australian Rotarians marched behind a Rotary Club banner at a gay pride march, but on January 28th 2018 members from Prahran, Southbank, Melbourne South, Bendigo, Daylesford & other clubs showed their support for their LGBTIQ members, friends, family members and the strong Rotary philosophy around diversity and inclusion!

Topics: jason ball,  march with rotary at pride,  pride midsumma march,  rotary diversity and inclusion,  rotary lgbtiq


Compassionate Friends help grieving families

Andrew Weatherhead from Compassionate Friends Victoria spoke from 'shared experience' about supporting grieving parents & families.

Topics: compassionate friends victoria


Safe Food Handling, the first step towards a new vocation?

Finding even basic work in hospitality takes training and without a Safe Food Handling Certificate, residents of the Horace Petty Estate in Prahran can neither look for jobs in the many local cafes and restaurants that Prahran is famous for,  OR host their fellow residents at events to showcase their home country cuisines.

Nine ladies, from Tibet, Vietnam, Fiji, Ethiopia and Australia gained their certificates from NMIT (Prahran Polytechnic) trainer Amanda over a 2 day course on  1st and 8th December.

Topics: safe food handling course,  horace petty estate residents,  vocational training


Supporting local youth at Rotary Program of Enrichment Camp

Meet Paris and Grace, our Club's sponsored students at RYPEN, a personal development camp held over a weekend twice a year.

Topics: rotary youth program of enrichment,  youth development


Investing in Youth for Leadership AND Science!

Rotary believes in encouraging future leaders and Carina Field has thrived through being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Prahran. While helping us out on a fundraising BBQ, we asked Carina what the support of our Club has meant to her.


Topics: rotary youth program of enrichment,  youth leadership


Helping Literacy, one child at a time.

When Toorak Primary School put out a call for help with classroom reading, the Rotary Club of Prahran rallied, and since 2013, Club members have helped improve individual children's reading abilities and their learning outcomes.

Jan Rosenberg was delighted to be festooned with thank you gifts from her students as they headed off for Christmas holidays!

Topics: toorak primary school,  literacy skills,  hearing reading