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Event - 'A Night of Knights' - The 37th Annual Charity Sportsman's Night

'A Night of Knights' -

The Rotary Club of Brighton's 37th Annual Charity Sportsman's Night

Wednesday 25 March, 2015 at Brighton International, 81 Bay Street, Brighton

Great entertainment, great food and drinks at a wonderful venue. Book a corporate table or one with your mates. Don't miss this fun packed night organised to coincide with the ICC World Cup 2015.

Featuring Sir Ian Botham and Sir Richard Hadlee with Rodney Hogg, MC Michael Roberts & Don McQueen, Australian Bush Poet.

Corporate Table Bookings:
$2500* for 12 people
General Tickets - $160* per person
Corporate Package Enquiries:
Graeme Watson 0419 717 171 -
Paul Nicholson 0416 222 325 -
Brett Parkin 0418 363 164 -

General Bookings Enquiries:
Roger Fairlam 0418 363 077 -

*GST free Event


Dress code: Jacket

Topics: sport,  fundraising


Event - Swimland Great Australia Day Swim 2015

It will be GREAT on Australia Day 26 January 2015

For the sixth year, the Rotary Club of Brighton will be celebrating Australia Day in Bayside at The Swimland Great Australia Day Swim. The event is held at Middle Brighton Pier on Monday January 26.


Over 1,000 swimmers will participate in Open Water events around the Pier, Breakwater and Marina, which provides a spectacular vantage point for spectators. Again, there will be live entertainment and food stalls on the concourse in front of the Middle Brighton Baths.


This year, 200 juniors from Swim Schools will expand their swimming skills by progressing from swimming pools to the Open Water in the Swimland Junior Dash alongside the Pier.


For the first time the event will conclude with The Brighton Challenge Invitation Relay and features teams from major swimming clubs.


For further information see or visit us on Facebook


Topics: sport,  fundraising,  swim


Event - Jack Holt Charity Breakfast 2014

This inaugural Charity Breakfast celebrates the life & career of celebrated trainer Jack Holt and will bring all the fun & colour of the Spring Racing Carnival

Compered by Simon Marshall, well known media personality, the panel will consist of racing greats Ron Hutchinson (jockey), Colin Madden (Black Caviar's owner) and Michelle Payne (Jockey).

Features include:

  • Auction and raffle prizes
  • Phantom race call
  • Best hat prizes and
  • Fashion on the Field, judged by Alex Fevola and Alan Pinkus

Entertainment will be provided by The Bent Bookies.


Topics: fundraising


Event - The Bayside Art Show

This year's show will be a high profile event in Bayside's newest venue, the Sandringham Yacht Club overlooking Port Philip Bay. The opening night will be another spectacular black tie evening.

Topics: whats on in bayside,  fundraising,  community,  whats on in brighton


Content Item - End Polio Now

Rotary has near 1.2 million voices, yet we need more than a cry for help to fight polio.

Since 1988 polio cases have decreased almost 99%, from 350,000 cases to only 223 cases in 2012. However, civil unrest in recent years has led to a sudden influx of the virus.

Topics: fundraising


Content Item - 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


Content Item - Our future is in their hands

The future of a community is forever evolving, passed carefully through the hands of one generation to the next. It is said that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, suggesting it is the duty of a community to ensure children and adolescents live secure and fulfilling lives.

Topics: fundraising,  donations,  bayciss,  community


Content Item - A Chance to Achieve

It is truly inspiring when one sees a young person working hard to pursue their dreams. The potential of so many young people, however, is often unfairly hindered due to lack of opportunity and financial barriers.

Topics: fundraising,  donations,  community,  western chances


Event - Club Bowls Day

Enjoy a fun-filled day of fellowship and food. Whilst players are limited to 36, it's always a great day for non-players too.

Casual dress, and bowlers must play in flat soled shoes or bare feet.


10.30am Canapés and drinks
11.00am -1pm Bowls
1pm - 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm - 3.30pm Finals
3.30pm Concludes

What's included

Canapés, sparkling, tea, coffee on arrival Buffet luncheon with cheese to follow, red/white wine, beer and softdrinks.

Bowls and all equipment provided, use of the bowling green and clubhouse


Topics: fundraising


Event - Brighton Lunch 2014

Celebrating Indigeneous AFL Week

You've seen them on TV, you've read about them in the news.  Now is your opportunity to see and hear them in person - some of Australia's most successful and influential business and sporting personalities.

Dr Susan Alberti, AM, AO

Susan has long been active in diabetes research, having received her Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her services to the communnity and Diabetes research.

In 2004 Susan became a Board Member of the Western Bulldogs Football Club. For the past ten seasons Susan Alberti has been the Patron of the Western Bulldogs Football Club and founding Co-chair of the Western Bulldogs Forever Foundation. In December 2012 she became Vice President of the Club and was re-elected to the Board in December 2013.

For more information, refer to Susan's Wikipedia biography.

Beverley Knight

Beverly Knight has been a trail blazer in indigenous sport especially AFL. She has been the guardian mother of six young indigenous boys and girls from the Northern Territory and Tiwi Islands over the past 25 years, enabling them to be educated in Melbourne and support their interest in sport.

Beverly Knight was a director of the Essendon Football club 1993 – 2010, retiring in December 2010 after 17 years. In 2010 she also chaired the Nomination and Governance Committee resulting in her leading the way stepping down, allowing the appointed Directors from a wide range of possible candidates to take their place on the Board in a strategic manner over the next 3 years and beyond.

Brian Ward, OAM

Brian Ward has an unbroken 40 year history as a senior legal practitioner in Australia. He is the Founder and Managing Director of a successful corporate law firm in the Melbourne CBD representing local, national and international clients. His practice has a reputation beyond its size for leadership and innovation and he is known as a trusted advisor to his commercial clients.

Brian’s involvement in sport over the years extends to various board appointments, including Director of Melbourne 2002 World Master Games Ltd, Chairman of Strategic Sport & Recreation Pty Ltd and Director of 1997 World Track Cycling Championships Limited.

Most recently Brian was appointed by the Federal Cabinet as Chairman of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Advisory Group (ASADA).

In 2008 Brain was awarded the Medal of Order of Australia for services to the community and in particular, the Australian Red Cross.

Kevin Sheedy

Sporting icon, AFL legend and a member of the AFL Hall of Fame.

Sheedy is also noted for his quirky antics, outspoken nature and wry sense of humour. For example, before a game against West Coast Eagles at Essendon's former home ground, Windy Hill in 1991, he tied the windsock down on the School End outer terrace so the opposition would not know which way the wind was blowing. He is also fond of talking about how Martians cost his side the game in post-match press conferences, an oblique reference to the umpires, as AFL rules forbid coaches from criticising umpiring decisions. Such stories perpetuate the eccentric Sheedy myth and enigma to trial anything for success.

Another of his most memorable stunts came in 1993. In his excitement at winning a close match, with ruckman and forward Paul Salmon kicking a goal 30 seconds before the final siren against the West Coast Eagles, he waved his jacket in the air as he came rushing from the coaches box. To this day, the supporters of the winning club wave their jackets in the air after the game when the two teams play. The moment is captured in Jamie Cooper's painting the Game That Made Australia, commissioned by the AFL in 2008 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the sport, with Sheedy shown waving a red, black and yellow jacket rather than a red and black jacket, to reflect Sheedy's support of indigenous footballers.

For more information, refer to Kevin's Wikipedia biography.

James Reyne, OAM

James Reyne is one of Australia's most loved singer songwriters. In addition to recording platinum albums and performing live across the country, James has worked on a diverse range of projects, including hosting the first series of Dig TV on ABC 2 and recording material for two Children's books - Mr Froggy Went A Courtin' and Save the Bones for Harry Jones.

Jame's song-writing, coupled with his idiosyncratic vocal style, has enabled him to transcend the disposability of music industry fashion and carve his place in the musical landscape of Australia. He is regarded as one of the country's more unique, witty, thoughtful and challenging singer songwriters.

James is also a listed celebrity speaker - here are more of James' achievements.

Cathy Freeman, OAM

Cathy is our special guest, representing the Cathy Freeman Foundation which aims to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

In 1990, Freeman was chosen as a member of Australia's 4 × 100 m relay team for the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. The team won the gold medal, making Freeman the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games gold medallist, as well as one of the youngest, at 16 years old. She moved to Melbourne in 1990 after the Auckland Commonwealth Games. Shortly after moving to Melbourne Nic Bideau, her manager, introduced Freeman to athletics coach Peter Fortune, who would become Freeman's coach for the rest of her career. She was then selected to represent Australia at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There, she reached the semi-finals of the 100 m and placed fifth in the final of the 400 m.

Fast forward to the moment that all Australians remember.  Freeman won the Olympic title in a time of 49.11 seconds, becoming only the second Australian Aboriginal Olympic champion (the first was Freeman's 4x400 teammate Nova Peris-Kneebone who won for field hockey 4 years earlier in Atlanta). After the race, Freeman took a victory lap, carrying both the Aboriginal and Australian flags. This was despite the fact that unofficial flags are banned at the Olympic Games and the Aboriginal flag, while recognized as official in Australia, is not a national flag, nor recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Topics: community,  fundraising,  sport,  indigenous affairs,  indigenous afl week


Content Item - Charity Golf Day at Huntingdale

Ivan Vojlay gave a report on the Charity Golf Day played at Huntingdale on 30 September.

Topics: golf,  sport,  fundraising


Content Item - The Bayside Art Show 2013

The 43rd Bayside Art Show was held August 21-25 at Sandringham Yacht Club. The Show was a great success highlighted by a opening night attended by over 300 people and a big increase in attendance over previous years Principal beneficiary of funds raised from the show will be The Brighton Recreational Centre.

Topics: art,  paintings,  fundraising


Committee - Fund Raising & Sponsors

The fund raising committee is charged with co-ordinating all activities which purpose is to raise funds. 

The committee also applies selection criteria for beneficiaries to ensure that funds are applied in the most efficient and effective way.

Topics: fundraising


Committee - Golf Day

Golf Day is a major fundraiser in often September whereby individuals pay a registration fee to be part of the day’s competition which provides a professional’s input, fun, and ends with a free gourmet BBQ meal while collecting prizes

Topics: golf,  sport,  fundraising


Committee - Brighton Lunch

Brighton Lunch is a Major Fundraiser usually in May to raise funds for local causes while providing full catering and entertainment for guests.

Topics: fundraising


Committee - Great Australia Day Swim

The Great Australia Day Swim is a major fundraiser in January involving mass participation of swimmers in a variety of events and age groups

Topics: sport,  swim,  fundraising


Committee - Night of Stars

Night of Stars: Is a Major Fundraiser usually in March which celebrate sporting and other stars while providing full catering and entertainment for guests

Topics: fundraising,  sport


Committee - Bayside Art Show

The Art Show is a major fundraiser in August which showcases local and rising talent with an event ranging over a few days. Art is selected by a panel and sold to the public with a set commission going to the Club.

Topics: art,  paintings,  fundraising


Event - John Ilhan Tribute Lunch

The Rotary Club of Brighton and the Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation are proud to announce that Ricky Ponting AO will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 2013 John Ilhan Tribute Lunch to be held on Thursday 29 August in the MCG Members Dining Room. Pre-lunch drinks will be served at noon for a 12-30 start.

Guests will be guaranteed a memorable lunch including entertainment provided by Vince Sorrenti, one of Australia’s best known and leading comic entertainers and Ch 9’s Tony Jones as MC as well as a host of other fundraising activities.

Sponsors are invited to choose from the following levels of support with associated benefits:


  • sponsors-illhan13.jpgA table of ten people in prime position alongside the stage,
  • Logo acknowledgement on all collateral including invitations and official event program
  • Branded signage/banner on event day
  • Branded table signage
  • Verbal acknowledgement in speeches


  •    A table of ten people
  •    Branded table signage


Funds raised on the day will go towards The Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation’s fight against food allergies and charities supported by the Rotary Club of Brighton.


Geoff Cunningham on 9188 2289 or at
or Graeme Watson on 0419 717 171 or at

Topics: fundraising


Content Item - The Bayside Art Show 2013 New Venue

This year's show will be a high profile event in Bayside's newest venue, the Sandringham Yacht Club overlooking Port Philip Bay. For the first time in the show's history the opening night will be a spectacular black tie evening.

Topics: art,  paintings,  fundraising


Event - 40th Anniversary Dinner

Formal - Black Tie
$100 pp (RSVP 6 September 2013)

Early Bird Special: Free transport by bus from Brighton Baths to the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park or special Pullman Hotel rate of $145 per couple.

Topics: fundraising


Event - The Bayside Art Show


Sandringham Yacht Club

Jetty Road, Sandringham

Opening Times:

Wednesday (Opening Night) August 21st 6:30pm - 10pm

Thursday - Saturday 22 - 24th August 10am - 6pm

Sunday 25th August 10am - 4pm

The Bayside Art Show will this year attract well over 2000 visitors during its four days, in addition to the many invited guests at our opening night.

The Rotary Club of Brighton has been supporting the Art Show since 1974.

Funds raised by The Bayside Art Show are totally used for a variety of Community Projects. The art show is also the major fundraiser for the Brighton Recreational Centre, a not-for-profit community organisation that provides a diversity of recreational, sporting and cultural activities for all age groups in the local community. The show attracts more than 300 local and regional artists from all over Victoria, with painting sales well in excess of $60,000 each year.

See more at:


Topics: art,  paintings,  fundraising


Event - The Bayside Art Show Opening Night 2013

Opening Times:

Wednesday (Opening Night) August 21st 6:30pm - 10pm (Black Tie)

Thursday - Saturday 22 - 24th August 10am - 6pm

Sunday 25th August 10am - 4pm

For more details, visit

Click here to buy tickets

Topics: fundraising


Content Item - New Sponsor for The Brighton Lunch 2013

Brighton BMW is to sponsor the Brighton Lunch for the next 4 years.

Topics: fundraising