Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional people united world wide who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world.​
Our impact starts with our members — people who work tirelessly within our club to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners.
2017/18 - President Sue's Welcome


When we join Rotary we bond together to help the Club and therefore a greater cause.  This is our way  to Make a Difference.  This happens every time we work on a fundraiser, look after a student, build a project or help with the Club Administration.  When we do these projects we are combining with Rotary all over the world to achieve much more than we could ever do as an individual.

The coming year promises to be full of exciting projects such as the Art Show in September headed up by Harry Leggett, the Show'N'Shine in March headed by John O'Connor, and a reignition of our Cabaret/Auction night in October. We shall continue our youth policy with debates for the local schools already being planned, as well as support for students participating in RYDA, MUNA  and other local youth programmes.

I hope we all have a great year that satisfies our desire to help others,  that we work together as a team to raise funds for Rotary projects, support and help educate our youth, eradicate polio, take care of each other and our families and most of all have some fun while we do it! 


Please contact us if you would like to join us and be part of our Club.


Sue dutton
​President 2017-2018

2018 - 2019 President Jeremy Curtis

What is Rotary?

Rotary is surely one of the most remarkable organisations in the world today.  Paul P Harris founded Rotary International on 23 February 1905 in Chicago USA and there are now over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.


All Rotary clubs support the same ideals of service to the community, promotion of high ethical standards in business and the professions, and the cultivation of friendship between individuals and between nations.


Rotary has a unique system of club membership where people with diverse backgrounds exchange ideas and form meaningful and lifelong friendships. The name “Rotary” derived from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.


Each Rotary club seeks to carry out projects of service to the community, whether it is aid to the sick, the under-privileged, the elderly or youth. Our club is very strong in supporting youth, e.g. International Youth Exchange, School debating, National Youth Science Forum, Model United Nations Assembly, Rotary Youth Driver Awareness and so on.


In the international field, a club will sponsor business study groups such as Group Study Exchange. It will finance assistance to the people of underdeveloped countries, e.g. Michael Malone’s Sustainable Kenya Dairy Project, Alan Vaughan’s Chittagong Hill Project in Bangladesh, and seek to promote international understanding and goodwill.             


The badge of a Rotarian is a small cogwheel lapel button and he/she may attend any Rotary club in the world at its weekly dinner meeting and enjoy the hospitality of that club, whatever the country or the language spoken. This is an essential part of Rotary International, a lively, friendly community of people over the last 108 years.

The Four-Way Test


The Four-Way Test is an ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.


Of the things we think, say or do


  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney's theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.


The Rotary Club of Leongatha was chertered on 23 November 1953 and is Club Number 18409, District 9820 South West Pacific Area.


The Charter Dinner was presented on 12th February, 1954 in the Memorial Hall; the

Chairman was Ralph Hurst. The Investure of the Charter was done by Bill Birch. The Charter was presented by District Governor W. Eric Stinton to 29 members. 


Carols at the Drome $200

RAM   (Rotarians against Malaria)  $200

Gippsland Southern Health Service  $50

Alan Vaughan – Chittagon Hill Tracts  $2000

Frankston Rotary – Tonga Global Grant $1000

Leongatha Secondary College $100

Disaster Aid Australia $750

Rotary Centenary House $2000

Turkey Student Exchange $6841

National Youth Science Camp (Canberra) $2495

Youth Camps (Forest Edge) $1485

Youth Exchange – Therese Holl $1705

Meeniyan & District RSL Mens Shed $300

Jan Hewitt $300

End Polio  $1660

Rotary Foundation $2340


Carols at the Drome

Leongatha Secondary College

Rotary Centenary House

National Youth Science Camp 

Youth Camps (Forest Edge) 

End Polio

Rotary Foundation


Project Ochobo                      $2,000

Ride to Conference                $2,000

Varli Blake Foundation          $1,000

Disaster Aid Australia            $1,000

Leongatha Lyric Theatre       $   500

Leongatha Youth Clinic         $   300

Leongatha Red Cross            $   500

Rotary Foundation                 $5,000

End Polio Now campaign      $2,000



Carols at the Drome

RAM   (Rotarians against Malaria)

Leongatha Secondary College

Disaster Aid Australia

Rotary Centenary House 

National Youth Science Camp 

Youth Camps (Forest Edge)

Youth Exchange

End Polio 

Rotary Foundation


Energy Forum 2019


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