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About Rotary Club of Monash

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Monash

Rotary is a global community of 1.2million business and community leaders of varying cultures and occupations committed to improving communities at the local, national and international levels.

Bringing together our passion and diverse experiences and perspectives, we exchange ideas and take action to empower, educate and develop youth, build goodwill and understanding between cultures, communities and countries, promote peace and resolve conflicts, prevent and treat disease, improve sanitation, maternal and child health, and develop economies and communities.

The Rotary Club of Monash is part of Rotary International District 9810 and meets every first, third and fourth Wednesday, 7am for a 7:15am breakfast meeting at the Bruce County Motor Inn (445 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria Australia). Meetings close at 8:15am. We meet every second Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm for a 7pm dinner meeting at the Pescare Restaurant (Century City Walk, Shop 4 / 289 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Vic 3150). Meetings close between 8:30pm - 9pm.

Our membership encompasses a diverse range of professions, experiences, networks and Rotary engagement. In an enriching and fun environment our members undertake projects at Club, District and Global levels to assist our local, national and international communities; undertake personal and professional development opportunities; and participate in networking and social activities. Most of us live or work in the City of Monash.

Club Details

Date of Charter: 16 May 1995

Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Waverley

Postal Address: PO Box 563, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia

Meeting Addresses: Bruce County Motel, 445 Blackburn Rd, Mount Waverley VIC 3149 and Pescare Restaurant, Century City Walk, Shop 4 / 289 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. Vic 3150

The Club operates under the Rotary Club Leadership Plan.

We focus our local activities within the City of Monash.

Cluster Clubs

The Rotary Club of Monash Inc is a member club of Cluster 3 centred on the City of Monash. Other Clubs in the Cluster are: 

The Rotary Club of Waverley Inc
The Rotary Club of Glen Waverley Inc
The Rotary Club of Mount Waverley Inc
The Rotary Club of Wheelers Hill Inc
The Rotary Club of Huntingdale Inc
The Rotary Club of Oakleigh Inc
The Rotary Club of Clayton Inc

2018-19 Board of Directors

Pictured left to right:

  • Presidents: PDG Mr Merv Ericson (July 18 - Oct 18), PP Kehela Vandenberg - Acting (Oct 18 - Jan 19), PP Gordon Pyke (Jan 19 - June 19) (not pictured)
  • Director of Service Projects: PP Mr Les Marton
  • Secretary: Ms Trish Carr
  • Treasurer: PP Mr Craig Kendall
  • Director of Community: PP Bob McLellan
  • Vice President/Immediate Past President: PP Miss Kehela Vandenberg
  • Co-President Elects: PP Gordon Pyke and PP Sandra Pyke (not pictured)
  • President-Nominee: Matthew Scholten (not pictured)

Past Presidents

2020-21:  2019-20: 
2018-2019: Merv Ericson (Jul 18 - Oct 18), Kehela Vandenberg - Acting (Oct 18 - Jan 19), Gordon Pyke (Jan 19 - June 19) 2017-2018: Kehela Vandenberg
2016-2017: Les Marton 2015-2016: Craig Kendall
2014-2015: Sandral Pyke 2013-2014: Gordon Pyke
2012-2013: Alan Bamford 2011-2012: John Sgroi
2010-2011: Andrea Olsson 2009-2010: Fred Pearce
2008-2009: Tom Flintoff 2007-2008: Ian Donald
2006-2007: John Hocking 2005-2006: Gordon Pyke
2004-2005: Jeff Mills 2003-2004: Ian Parsons
2002-2003: Graham Shaw 2001-2002: John Smith
2000-2001: Chris Harris 1999-2000: John Hocking
1998-1999: Megan Rothwell-Jones 1997-1998: Bob McLellan
1996-1997: Zeki Toral 1995-1996: John Sgroi

Members/Past Members who were District Governors

2013-14: Merv Ericson 

Members/Past Members who were Assistant Governors 

2019-21: Kehela Vandenberg

Members/Past Members who held District Service Roles 

2007 - current: Alan Wong (Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program Director)
2018- current: Les Marton  (Rotary Youth Leadership Award District Chair)
2017-19: Craig Kendall (Community Service District Committee Chair)
2014-15: Alan Bamford (Rotary Youth Leadership Award District Chair)