Welcome to Brighton Rotary

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Brighton Residents Boost Frankson Students

When Brighton residents Ren Barlow and Alex Fryer entered the Prep classroom of Kananook Primary School wheeling a book shelf packed full of beautiful Australian picture books on March 23, 2017, the eyes of the five-year-olds grew big with amazement.

“Is that for us?” asked one curious boy shyly. The Acting School Principal Michael Block, who had accompanied the two women to the classroom, replied: “Yes they are. Can we all thank the two nice ladies for them?” An excited chorus of “Thank you” filled the bright, sunlit classroom.


Turning Kids into Kids

In September 1989 I landed in Australia. I didn’t know anyone other than my partner and his family. I spent the first 6 to 12 months very miserable.

I felt like I’d done a huge amount of stuff in the UK in terms of my work and none of it was really recognised. The dental industry was very different here and Safeway in Acland Street didn’t sell the baked beans or the tea bags that I was used to!

Then one day ...


Hands on PAWS delivers

Couldn't get a job without a licence, couldn't get a licence without a car, couldn't get a car without a job.

How a Bayside resident's initiative helped a young Sudanese immigrant break a vicious cycle that threatened to trap him.


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The Brighton Lunch - Carpe Diem - Raffle Results

The winners of the Brighton Lunch Carpe Diem Raffle 2017 were:

1st Prize: Jane Tanti - Ticket No 00771 - Qantas Holidays Mona Package. Donated by Brighton Travelworld.

2nd Prize: Sia Barbas - Ticket No 01375 - Armadale Cellars 5 week course. Donated by Armadale Cellars.

3rd Prize: Richard Margolis - Ticket No 01496 - Lakeview Lodge Eildon. Donated by Lakeview Lodge Eildon.

4th Prize: Philip Weeden - Ticket No 01361 - Daniel Wellington Watch. Donated by Daniel Wellington.

The Chairman and Committee wish to thank all who participated in this event.

Hope to see you again next year!

 Rotary District 9800 Changeover

The Rotary Club of Brighton invites you and your partner to join District Governor Neville John and Rebecca, and incoming District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne in an afternoon of fun, fellowship and entertainment.


Date From : Sun Jun 25, 2017 : 11:30
Date To : Sun Jun 25, 2017 : 15:30


 How award winning wildlife films are made

Emmy Award winning film makers  David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook who have produced and filmed blue chip natural history documentaries and have been winners of over 130 Australian and International Awards

More recently the Parers have made highly  successful films about icon Australian animals such as Platypus, Tasmanian Devils and Penguins and Parrots.

This promises to be a memorable night for members, partners and guests


Date From : Thu Apr 27, 2017 : 18:30
Date To : Thu Apr 27, 2017 : 20:00


 2017 Grand Prix Fox Classic Car Cocktail Celebration

Enjoy a cocktail party surrounded by fully restored classic cars.  With the option of either a general tour of this famous collection, or a personally guided tour through the behind-the-scenes facilities, this is a not-to-be missed event for classic car buffs.


Date From : Thu Mar 23, 2017 : 18:00
Date To : Thu Mar 23, 2017 : 22:00


Great Australia Day Swim 2017

Congratulations to all who participated! A great day was had, check out the video...


Mayor Alex Del Porto & Brooke Kneebush

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 6:30 pm

Tonight we have two speakers. Firstly, Brooke Kneebush, CEO Gymnastics Australia and Oceania and formerly a Rotary Exchange student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brighton 30 years ago.

Separately, we will hear from the mayor of Bayside Alex Del Porto.

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Peter Harvey Former Detective Inspector Victorian Police ( Rape and Child Exploitation Squad)

Date: Thursday Jun 15, 2017, 6:30 pm

Peter Harvey , former Detective Inspector, Victorian Police, Rape and Child Exploitation Squad.


His talk, "Case Study of a Serial Rapist"

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