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Meeting 18 October - Speaker Dr Keith Mutimer - Reconstructive Surgeon

This week we will hear from Dr Keith Mutimer who is a specialist plastic surgeon in Melbourne, Australia.
He operates from Cabrini Brighton Hospital and his own day surgery Brighton Plastic Surgery. Dr Mutimer believes in fully informing his patients in detail about the procedure they are considering and consults personally with all patients.

Great Australia Day Swim funding saves lives through drowning prevention

The Great Australia Day Swim 2018 was a great Bayside Event but also a fabulous FUNdraiser that saves lives. Did you know that $15,000 went to Swim Vietnam and has enabled over 400 teachers trained so far with survival swimming skills and water safety knowledge courses. With almost 900 kids having completed swim programs in the last quarter, this support allowed Swim Vietnam to continue their work in the prevention drowning and water safety lessons throughout Vietnam! 


LETTERS FROM ABROAD 2017 - Read about Brighton Rotary's Exchange Student's Experience in Finland

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...


Showcasing Violence Free Families

ABC News Showcases Violence Free Families' World First Online Men’s Program.

Violence Free Families has developed from scratch a world first group online program for male perpetrators of family violence. Comprehensively evaluated by Melbourne University’s Centre for Program Evaluation over four trials, it came out with top marks.


Crowd Funding Campaign Cambodia

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.

Topics: fund raising,  rotary project,  clean water


A man on a mission

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.

Topics: les twentyman,  20th man fund


A Beautiful Achievement – Cambodia

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.

Topics: fundraising,  donations,  cambodia,  orphanages


Rotary (Regional Youth in Sailing

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.