Kardinia Rotary Club meets Wednesday mornings at 7am for a breakfast meeting at the Highton Bowls Club, Corner Roslyn and North Valley Roads, Highton, Geelong.

Our Club prides itself on being hardworking, friendly, inclusive and responsive to the needs of others in our local & global community and Rotary programs. Informality, fellowship and fun are integral to the success of our Club. We welcome visitors who want to come and join our meeting to see who we are and gain a greater understanding of what Rotary does. We regularly have interesting guest speakers who present on the causes they support, on community events and on projects or global initiatives.
 
The Rotary Club of Highton Kardinia was chartered in June 1992, under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Highton. The club commenced as a breakfast club, and has continued as such, to provide wider choice for potential Rotary members. The Club’s inaugural president was Bill Dimovski and the Club had 27 charter members, with another four members inducted within the first year. Four of those Club charter members remain active members of the Club. We currently have 38 members.
 
Since its establishment, the club has been actively involved in supporting activities / projects including:
  • Rotary’s International Youth Exchange Program, hosting youth both going out of /coming into Australia to/from a diverse range of countries.
  • A range of other Rotary programs to provide enriching experiences for local youth.
  • Many projects to enhance the local community and assist other Community groups.
  • As part of a Rotary District extending through to the South Australian border, drought assistance has been a regular focus.
  • International projects in Africa and Asia with projects / activities currently being supported in Tanzania, Uganda & Bangladesh.
  • In partnership with Volunteering Geelong we host the Geelong Volunteer of the Year Awards, to offer recognition to hard working volunteers throughout Geelong.
  • We provide the volunteer resources to the Surf Coast Trek, an annual walk raising funds for The Give Where You Live Foundation and Kids Plus.
  • Providing much needed funds to a wide range of global Rotary aid programs, most notably through the Rotary Foundation. As a club we have made substantial donations to the Rotary Foundation and other Rotary programs and through that have been able to recognise 30 of our members and members of the community with Paul Harris Fellowships for their contribution to the community and the club.
  • We run a number of fundraising activities throughout the year to enable us to actively contribute to our community. In addition we are always on the lookout for ways in which we can contribute our time and energy to local community projects.
You can find out more about what our Club is doing on a week to week basis, by LIKING our Facebook page: Kardinia Rotary Facebook