This is a Zoom meeting.

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

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

Margot Delafoulhouze: Taking action on climate - systems-change perspectives

ClimateWorks Australia bridges the gap between research and action to achieve the system-level transitions required to reach net zero emissions across Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  ClimateWorks works across four physical systems of the economy that produce emissions, and three systems that enable emissions reduction, supported by specialist teams to provide regional, local context and systems change capabilities.

One of the physical systems is the 'Cities System'. Work in this space aims to accelerate the transition to net zero across cities and the urban environment through the decarbonisation of buildings, transport and infrastructure. As Cities System Lead, Margot will talk about climate action and how you can make a difference within the local, national and global context.

Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Margot worked for WWF France as Head of Advocacy and Campaigns for Sustainable Cities. She led campaigns and programs on climate action, transitions and plastic pollution at the subnational level. Previously, she worked for Ernst and Young’s Climate Change & Sustainability team in Paris, leading strategic and policy-related projects with corporates and governments in the transport, energy, buildings and real estate sectors. Margot was also seconded to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and led the organisation of the Low-emissions Solutions Conference at COP22. She has also worked for Aurecon Australia and the Port of Melbourne Corporation on environmental impact and stakeholder engagement.

Margot holds a Masters Degree in Urban Policy and a Bachelor of Social and Political Sciences from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences.


Georgie Harman - CEO, Beyond Blue: "Leadership, resilience and hope in a time of crisis"

Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman shares her personal story of leading through crisis, offering her vision for a post-Covid future where we all have a role to play in building mentally healthy communities.

Georgie was appointed as the CEO of Beyond Blue in May 2014 where she has driven a substantial expansion of mental health service delivery and programs with results in service innovation, suicide prevention and digital solutions.

Georgie has extensive and broad-ranging leadership, policy and service delivery experience in the community, public and private sectors.  She is an accomplished speaker with an extraordinary story about the organisation that barely existed 20 years ago and is now a world-recognised mental health and suicide prevention organisation.

Georgie will also explore the alignment between Rotary International and the community work funded through The Rotary Foundation and Beyond Blue.  Come along and hear about how we work to mobilise the community to change lives.

The Paul Harris Breakfast is a fundraising event for Rotary Central Melbourne.  All funds raised will be used to support Rotary Foundation projects that make lives better in your community and around the world

  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings, the top rating, from Charity Navigator as at January 2019.

  • Charity Navigator also rates The Rotary Foundation as Number One in their list of the 10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of.

  • It also received an A+ from Charity Watch its highest rating in 2017 (the most recent rating).

  • The Association of American Fundraising Professionals named The Rotary Foundation as the outstanding Foundation for 2016.

We look forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues to this special event.


When: Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

Where: Zoom event

Tickets: $25

BOOKING CLOSE: 22nd November 2021

Time: 7:30am for 7:40am to 9:00am

Download flyer



Phone: 0447 751 137

In case you were wondering, October is "Pizza Month". It is also "Family History Month". But there's more to celebrate in October:
4th Improve Your Office Day, World Animal Day
9th I Love a Yarn Day
14th Dessert Day
20th International Sloth Day
25th International Artists Day
30th Checklist Day
And of course Halloween on the 31st!


Rotary Walk with Us to End Polio

Following a very successful event in 2020 Rotarians, friends and the community are encouraged once again to take action from October 1st to 31st to raise awareness, funds, and support to end poliomyelitis, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens the children of the world today. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary worldwide has helped to reduce polio cases from an average of 1000 cases per day in 1987 to a total of only 140 cases in 2020, a 99.9% reduction.
The Rotary Walk With Us campaign throughout October is a fun way to raise awareness and funds to End Polio Now.
Using Rotary’s friendly website (, you can register to walk and set distance and fundraising goals. Alternatively, you can donate to someone who is walking. For the walkers the total distance you have set for the month is accumulated over the entire month of October. So you can walk when, where and with whom you want in a COVID-safe way. Each walk is logged on the website along with all donations. It’s easy.


Club Information

Welcome to Rotary
Central Melbourne

Interested in what we do?
Join us for breakfast
We meet
Tuesday 7.20am
for 7.40am
RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000
Rotary Theme
Shirley Glance
Oct 26, 2021 7:40 AM
Living with Polio
Margot Delafoulhouze
Nov 09, 2021 7:40 AM
Taking action on climate: systems-change perspectives
Charles Allen
Nov 16, 2021 7:40 AM
Rotary and Institute of Economics and Peace strategic relationship
John Croker
Nov 30, 2021 7:40 AM
Human rights, artificial intelligence and government decision-making
Rotary’s World Polio Day program looks toward polio eradication’s endgame

The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.

Kiwanis Lions Optimist Rotary join for week of service to Celebrate Community

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary, join for week of service to Celebrate CommunityEVANSTON, ILL.: October 7, 2021 – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.

District Recognitions