Rotary is a worldwide organisation of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Rotary Club of Bayswater Inc was chartered on 7th April 1961.
Members are community minded business and professional people who believe in the ideals of Rotary, which involves “Service above Self”. Numerous fundraising projects over the years have allowed us to raise over $500,000 to assist deserving individuals, families, schools and needy causes both locally and internationally.
All money raised by Rotarians is used for charitable causes and our voluntary manpower means that no money raised is ever used for administrative purposes.
Our annual Knox Art Show has been going for 48 years and is now our major fundraising event each year.
The Rotary Club of Rowville was formed in early 2004 by a group of Rotarians and interested community members who saw the need for a committed service club in the Rowville area. The Club was 'Chartered' (officially recognised by Rotary International) on 1st July 2004 with a total of 22 members, of whom only 7 were previously Rotarians.
The Knox Rotaract club formed in April 2020, and became a chartered club in June 2020.
Knox Rotaract aims to create and provide volunteering opportunities to support local communities and personal, professional and leadership development opportunities for young adults, predominantly in the Knox area.
We currently have 14 passionate young people, who are involved in volunteering and fundraising efforts in the Knox area. Our club is based in the Knox district which includes: Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Rowville, Scoresby, Wantirna, and other surrounding suburbs.