2022 Night of Stars Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the raffle winners at the 2022 Night of Stars!
1st prize - Kieser 12 months membership  - winner Roger Fairlam
2nd prize - Men's outfit up to $1500 - winner Julie Oliver
3rd prize - One night's accommodation at Crown Metropol - winner Julian Goglia
2022 Night of Stars Raffle Winners Narina Amvazas 2022-04-28 14:00:00Z 0
Kieser Great Australia Day Swim 2022 Narina Amvazas 2022-03-26 13:00:00Z 0

2022 Night of Stars

Join us for our Night of Stars on Thursday 28 April at Powerhouse on Albert Park Lake.
The night stars Melbourne Premiership Captain Max Gawn, Carlton Full Forward and Winner of the Coleman Medal 2021 Harry McKay, and Aussie Netball Captain Liz Watson.
Our MC for the night Tony Jones from Channel 9 and Seriously Funny Man Paul Martell.
2022 Night of Stars Narina Amvazas 2022-03-21 13:00:00Z 0

2022 Brighton Classic Car Show

The inaugural Brighton Classic Car Show is coming up on Sunday 3 April at Firbank Grammar School central oval.
A range of exclusive concours ready cars will be on show representing some of the best automotive marques.
2022 Brighton Classic Car Show Narina Amvazas 2022-03-21 13:00:00Z 0

2021 Cape to Cape Bike Ride

Matt Nichols

Cape Tribulation to Cape York Bike Ride - 1000k’s over 10 days. Commencing on the 1st August 2021, the RCB’s intrepid and unstoppable Matt Nichols will be raising money to support children affected by domestic violence…. Go to
www.givenow.com.au/capetocape   and provide your support for this amazing cause.
2021 Cape to Cape Bike Ride Jo Kwok 2021-07-13 14:00:00Z 0

Be Your Own Boss - Brighton Rotary's R100 Project

Be Your Own Boss Program

Brighton Rotary's Inaugural Bayside “Be Your Own Boss” Launches in July.

The Rotary Club of Brighton in partnership with Young Change Agents will launch the Bayside “Be Your Own Boss” program in celebration of 100 years of Rotary in Australia and NZ. This initiative aims to build the next generation of social entrepreneurs and change agents in Bayside. This exciting opportunity will empower our local young people to solve social challenges with business solutions, create a positive difference and lead to better youth employability outcomes.
Be Your Own Boss - Brighton Rotary's R100 Project Jo Kwok 2021-05-23 14:00:00Z 0 Bayside Council,Change Agents,District Foundation,Rotary 100,Social Enterprise,Social Impact,Vocational Services,YOUTH,Young Change Agents

Rotary Club of Brighton Upskills Young Women to Make a Difference

A District 9800 Recognition Award Project for Vocational Service

In partnership with Young Change Agents (a NFP social enterprise), Rotary Brighton late last year hosted an opportunity for 58 young women aged 12–18 years to participate in The Bayside Academy of Enterprising Girls, an immersive workshop experience to learn social entrepreneurship skills.

To select participants, Rotary Brighton invited female students from Brighton Secondary College, St Leonard’s College, Star of the Sea College and Firbank Grammar to provide an Expression of Interest on why they wanted to make a positive change in the world through business. The selection process allowed Rotary Brighton to identify a new generation of future leaders (and potential Interactors) who want to make a difference in their community.

Rotary Club of Brighton Upskills Young Women to Make a Difference Jo Kwok 2021-05-14 14:00:00Z 0

RYLA Program -  8 Feb-21 Mar 2021 - APPLY NOW!

RYLA - Online Program: 8 February - 21 March 2021
APPLY NOW - Applications Close 18th of Jan 2021
The Rotary Club of Brighton are currently seeking sponsorship candidates for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and we are interested in sponsoring you. 
RYLA  is a leadership program for young people aged 18 to 25, which focuses on personal growth, leadership development and community.
The RYLA Program aims to:
  • Help you gain a better understanding of your own strengths, passions and values​;
  • Develop your leadership skills through experiential workshops, involving teamwork, communication, motivation and introspection;
  • Foster an appreciation of the diverse abilities and unique qualities of other around you;
  • Provide an opportunity for  you and other young people to come together in a supportive environment;
  • Develop a set of resources and tools to facilitate the your ongoing development in the community;
  • Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people;
  • Demonstrate Rotary's commitment to young people.
RYLA usually runs as a week-long residential program in December, however, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented this from running in 2020. Instead, the program team has developed a brand new online program to run over 6 weeks from the 8th of February to the 21st March 2021.  The new program will consist of  four modules based around the themes of Challenge by Choice, Diversity, Community and Time Out.  
Candidates who participate in the online program will also be welcome to apply for the residential program taking place in early December 2021.
Online Program Dates:
8 February - 21 March 2021
The cost of this program is subsidised by Rotary sponsorship. The cost for you as the candidate will be $50 with the remaining $100 being paid by the sponsoring Rotary Club.  If you are experiencing financial hardship whereby $50 will be a barrier, please discuss this with Jo Kwok, Rotary Club of Brighton Director of Youth or the RYLA committee, as the club may pay this on your behalf.
Potential candidates are encouraged to discuss sponsorship with:
Jo Kwok
Causes – Director, Youth and Vocational Services
Rotary Club of Brighton
Mobile: 0415 188 985
Email: JoKwok.rotary@gmail.com
And then to apply at: http://www.ryla9800.org.au/
RYLA Program -  8 Feb-21 Mar 2021 - APPLY NOW!  Jo Kwok 2020-12-03 13:00:00Z 0 LEADERSHIP,ROTARY BRIGHTON,RYLA,YOUTH
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RMIT Mentoring Program - RC Brighton

The word Mentor came from the Greeks and the French, but no matter how it got here: mentoring and the Rotary Club of Brighton (RCB) seem to be the perfect match!

***Rotary District 9800 Vocational Service Award Recognition 2018/19***

Mentoring is one of those activities that doesn't cost money, doesn't require lots of time, nor large groups of people, but it is good for everybody involved. And.... RCB mentoring services are very much in demand.
In 2019 we will be providing mentors to RMIT, Victoria Police and International Baccalaureate students.
RMIT Mentoring Program - RC Brighton Alan Pinkus 2020-08-21 14:00:00Z 0

Les Twentyman - 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.
Les Twentyman is a highly respected youth worker and long-time friend of Brighton Rotary, in particular through his support for Brighton Rotary’s annual ‘Sportsman Night’ fundraiser. He has many awards to his name including the ‘Order of Australia’ medal and Victorian of the Year. Raised in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Les learned the hard way the fear and insecurity one lives in when trying to survive on the street.
Les Twentyman - A Man on a Mission Paul Nicholson 2020-08-21 14:00:00Z 0

Yimba Face Mask Fundraiser - Get Yours Today!

Our first fund raiser for the year has kicked off generating nearly $4,000 of Face Mask sales to date!.
Every Mask You Buy Makes a Difference!
  • Provide employment to the unemployed Ugandans making of the masks
  • They look good & are extremely good quality,
  • Three layer with a filter pocket means they meet DHHS requirements!
  • 100% cotton, and biodegradable, so they're good for the environment too
  • Save Money! - They're Washable and ReUsable - no more throw away paper masks!
All Profits help both Yimba Uganda Youth Engagement & Rotary Brighton’s Local Youth & Community projects.
So get behind it, and support this initiative by purchasing a mask today!
Please let your family, friends, colleagues, clients, sporting clubs, everyone know of this wonderful initiative!
Together we can Make A Difference!:  https://store.yimbauganda.org/
The Face Mask Team
Colleen, Jo, Sally & Barry


Yimba Face Mask Fundraiser - Get Yours Today! Colleen d'Offay 2020-08-20 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Brighton Helps Bayley House with a Training Kitchen

The Rotary Club of Brighton Charitable Foundation has sponsored a training kitchen to be installed at Bayley House, Brighton.
Through fundraising and the generosity of a number of individual members, our club has donated a total of $50,000 to make this possible.

The kitchen will assist in making life better for the physically and intellectually disabled people who attend, or are residents, at Bayley House. The kitchen allows residents to learn skills in daily activities with the goal of independent living.
Rotary Brighton Helps Bayley House with a Training Kitchen Ron Sher 2020-06-30 14:00:00Z 0

Spreading the Christmas Spirit in Bayside 2019

While Christmas is a time of joy and giving, fun and festivities, for many Bayside families they can find this time of year particularly challenging hardships due to their individual circumstances. For the fourth year in a row
Thanks to the support of Brighton and Hampton Rotary Clubs, Hampton RSL, Bayside City Council, Bayside Youth Services, Country Women’s Association and members of Victoria Police, plus generous donations from Bendigo Bank – Highett Community Bank Branch, Christmas Kingdom, St Leonard’s College community, Rossdale, St Kilda Football Club, Bunnings and EP Group, vulnerable families who usually do it tougher than most at this time of year, with pre- and school aged kids (Under 16 years old) were able to join in some Christmas cheer.
Spreading the Christmas Spirit in Bayside 2019 Jo Kwok 2019-12-18 13:00:00Z 0

$25,000 cheque presented to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Pictured at the 29 August meeting at the $25,000 cheque presentation were;
President Keith Cameron,Sylvie Berchick Co-Chair of the Brighton Lunch and Director of Fundraising RCB & Jacqui Molensen General Manager of Communications and Fundraising, Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, and runs evidence-based programs that prevent violence and advocate for children's safety and wellbeing.
Their programs support children who have witnessed or experienced violence.
They also provide prevention programs promote behaviour-change in schools and libraries across the country to teach respectful values and behaviours in young people on and offline.
Our advocacy work speaks out for children and advocates for their right to be free from violence and bullying.
$25,000 cheque presented to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation Sylvie Berchick 2019-08-28 14:00:00Z 0

Its All Hands On Deck in Bayside Melbourne

Academia is not always the right path for every student and alternative career pathways are not always forthcoming, so Rotary, the local Secondary College and the Sandringham Yacht club made their own.  After consultation with Parents, educators and students, an 18 week program was designed to provide usable skills, hands-on training and employment opportunities for students from years 10 to 12.
A real team effort for vocational options are being provided with a new intiative from the Rotary Club of Brighton, Brighton Secondary College and Sandringham Yacht Club, providing new career pathways for local students.
Its All Hands On Deck in Bayside Melbourne Stuart McMillan 2019-08-08 14:00:00Z 0

Bayside City Council Australia Day Awards 2019

The Bayside City Council's 2019 Australia Day Awards ceremony was held in the evening of 26 January at the Sandringham Yacht Club. 
Keiran Comie a member of the Rotary Club of Brighton was a nominee in the category 'Citizen of the Year'.
Keiran's nomination recognises his work on the Church Street graffiti removal project, his role in helping to reinvigorate the Church Street Traders Association and his contribution to the local community through his involvement with Rotary over a  span of 20+ years.
Bayside City Council Australia Day Awards 2019 Keiran Cromie 2019-01-25 13:00:00Z 0