Due to the necessity to remain out of public spaces where possible, we are continuing our Zoom breakfast meetings until a decision is made to return to face-to-face meetings.

If you would like to visit our meeting, please contact us by email on rotaryclubcentralmelbourne@gmail.com or phone 0455-858-996 and request log-in details.

The meeting will commence at 7:40am and conclude no later than 8:45.

Neville Taylor: Rotary Peace Fellowships

Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.

Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a masters degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centres, located at leading universities around the world. Over 1,400 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organisations, education and research, law enforcement, and international organisations such as the United Nations.

Neville Taylor, past president 2018-19 is the Chair of the Rotary Central Melbourne Foundation Committee.  Neville joined Rotary Central Melbourne in September 2011 following his participation as a mentee in the very first Rotary and Victoria Police Leaders Mentoring Program.  He has served on the Board of Rotary Central Melbourne as Director for Club Administration, Community Service, Foundation and as President.  He has also been a member of the Fundraising and Vocational Service Committees.

At District level he was a member of the Executive Committee responsible for the speaker program for the D9800 District conference 2017, is currently a D9800 Vocational Service Champion and coordinator of the Ambulance Victoria Leaders Mentoring Program. Neville is a recipient of the Royce Abbey Award 2008 and received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition in 2020.  Recently Neville was appointed to the D9800 Rotary Peace Fellowship Sub-Committee to oversee the district nominations of candidates for the Peace Fellowships in 2022.

Garden DesignFest is back in 2021.

Our own Roger Thornton is Chair of this year's Garden DesignFest (GDF) Organising Committee.

The event will take place in November and you can find out more about it through this link: www.gardendesignfest.com.au.

OR contact Roger or Anne.

Garden DesignFest 2021 - A Rotary event showcasing the work of professional garden designers.

Managed by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighton North and Central Melbourne.

Club Information

Welcome to Rotary
Central Melbourne

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Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Rotary Theme
How we got there: WHO African region is certified free of wild poliovirus

In a challenging time, Rotary members and partners have shown drive in overcoming challenges.

What it's like to survive through two pandemics

What it’s like to survive polio and

Peacebuilding can be a matter of networks

Randall Butler is the chair of the peacebuilding committee of a club with more than a century of dedication to fostering peace.

District Recognitions