Welcome to Brighton Rotary

Melbourne based RMIT students are getting support from Brighton Rotarians' industry professionals to explore their career options. On Tuesday, 31st October we saw a big jump in Rotary Club of Brighton Mentors signing-up to invest into the workforce of the future, by Mentoring students at RMIT.  This new project initiative wasn’t just involving Rotarians, but is something that has partners interested as well. These new mentors are keen to take action, sharing their expertise and experiences with RMIT student mentees.

Brighton Rotary’s Sustainable Community Cambodia Committee have managed to raise $52,750 USD and nearly doubled this to $99,000 USD - $125,000 AUD - with a Rotary Foundation International Global Grant for an exciting humanitarian project.

The funds will be invested in the Preh Nohr community, North of Siem Reip - over a 4-year period - to create a sustainable future for the 4,000 villagers who live across three villages. 

From Friday, 27th October night to Sunday afternoon, 29th October students from Brighton Secondary College (BSC) attended RYPEN at Malmsbury - thanks to the efforts of Brighton Rotarians Tony Naughton, and John and Carole Schmoll.

RYPEN is a 2.5 day residential experience, where participants are involved in a variety of sessions, workshops and activities. It's an opportunity for them to develop personally, challenge themselves, build friendships with like-minded people, and build life skills. It’s a great example of #RotaryinAction

The next Swimland Great Australia Day Swim is being held on Friday, January 26 2018. Presented by The Rotary Club of Brighton, what a great way to spend Austrlalia Day plus the opportunity to enter the open water events or junior dash for this iconic Aussie event and FUNdraise for some worthy causes. 

On Wednesday December 13th 2017, the Rotary Club of Brighton in conjunction with Hampton RSL, joined forces in the Christmas spirit, to host the 2017 Bayside Family Christmas Event for socioeconomically disadvantaged clients of BayCISS and Family Life.

A year away from one’s family, home and friends is a very challenging experience for anyone let alone a young person aged between 15-18 years, some of whom have never been abroad before their exchange year. US President Franklin Roosevelt said “We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.” 

This year the Rotary Club of Brighton supported Ally Leggatt with the opportunity to experience the Rotary Youth Exchange year in Finland... 

Exceptional and Inspirational...“Whilst not the biggest of all the art shows the Bayside Art Show is often referred to as the best and this 2017 year certainly proves that point”.

With over 600 works on display, an increase in attendance up by 25% on previous years, the number of paintings sold surpassing all expectations and even eclipsing the previous two years record art sales...

Preparation is now underway for the 2018 Great Australia Day Swim...

Last year the Rotary Club of Brighton’s event the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim was awarded the Bayside City Council’s Community Event Of The Year for 2017, can we do it again?

Want to become involved? We're looking for event participants, volunteers, sponsors...

Clean Water For Cambodia

Following the successful completion of our pilot Sustainable Community Project in Cambodia, Brighton Rotary have launched their first crowd funding campaign to raise vitally needed funds so that we may roll this project out in a second group of villages in an impoverished rural area in the north of Cambodia - home to over 4,000 people.

Over 14,000 students have benefited from donated school supplies, free supplementary tuition for children from linguistically diverse backgrounds, crisis accommodation, and teen support services.

Bossala, Cambodia: 176 villagers. No safe water, no food, no sanitation and no medical care. Of all the achievements of Rotary, the transformation of the village of Bossala is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring.

The Rotary Club of Brighton has set the date for the Rotary Youth Sailing Program to be run from the 17th to19th March 2016, once again providing those youths from Regional Victoria an opportunity to sail on Port Phillip Bay on big yachts with experienced crews from Sandringham Yacht Club.

Great Australia Day Swim 2018

Date: Friday Jan 26, 2018, 7:15 am

The Great Australia Day Swim is a major Open Water swim, conducted annually by the Rotary Club of Brighton at Middle Brighton on Australia Day. Since 2010, this high profile official Australia Day Event has drawn swimmers, families and spectators to the iconic Brighton Baths and pier to this charity FUNdraising event to support disadvantaged children - locally and internationally. 

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Night of Stars - 2018

Date: Wednesday Mar 14, 2018, 6:00 pm

Our 40th Annual Night Of Stars Charity Event, celebrating stars in all fields of endeavour.  This year's the theme is "The Road to Greatness - Getting to the top".

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'Tis the season to be merry, and one of Rotary Club of Brighton's traditions is to spread some Christmas cheer around Bayside. This year's Senior Citizen's Christmas Lunch had 180 attending, and there was lots of joy for young and old. This annual event is a Rotary Club of Brighton community initiative in it's 24th year... 


Rotary In Action

District 9800 Conference

District Conference

District Conferences provide a very quick immersion into the Rotary experience and are recommended to those wanting a wider understanding and huge inspiration from the weekend experience. First timers get a huge discount. Join us for the fun event in Warrnambool, Friday 16-Mar-2018 to Sunday 18-Mar-2018. 

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Rotary Club of Brighton Community Grants Program

Applications are now open for the Rotary Club of Brighton Community Grants Program. The program supports humanitarian projects internationally, nationally and locally. Further details and an application form are attached.