Welcome to the Rotary Club of Portland Inc.

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:15 PM
Richmond Henty Hotel
101 Bentinck Street
'Blue Room' Function Centre
5:45pm for a 6:15pm start Zoom 6:45pm for 7pm start
Home Page Stories
Members update
President Kym
  • Club has received a district grant of $1000 towards the Trishaw Project
  • There is no issue regarding the bank account details. Carolyn has clarified with the bank.
  • Received BBQ request from Committee of portland for 9th September at 7 a.m. organised for the wellbeing gathering of Tradies and truckies.
Carolyn's update on SNFV
  •  Due to lockdown, plans for the weekend is now cancelled at the football club.
  • Sharing posts on social media like Instagram, Twitter will boost the program.
  • League presentation is happening on the 23rd and 24th of August. SNFV members are keen to attend the program and do some promotions.
  • Thank you Seaview Real estate and Kyeema support services for their support.
 2 vests are in the shed if you are looking for one wear them when working as bees ;)
  • Apologies for sending the email without an attachment.
  • Sending Volunteer hours, Attendance reports, etc ., one week before the board meeting would be appreciated (the board meeting is on 24th August)
Guest Speaker: Supriya Urs 
Introduction to club runner :
Supriya showed us how to access club runner and a few basic functionalities.
The first thing to do as a club member is to login into the account. username is standard for everyone i.e., Firstname.Lastname.1961
You can reset your password if you do not have one.
Send emails,see bulletin's,club speaker informations, Your meeting responsibilities,club directories, add volunteer hours,attendance info,club documents  everything in one platform.
Also you can download the club runner app on your phone to access information on your fingertip.
Just login and play around all menu/submenu. You will not mess up any information present.
Meeting Responsibilities
ChairmanCarolyn MillardBrain McCabeKym Stock
CashierJohn PyeRak UrsWayne Barrett
RegaliaTony SouthTammy WhiteheadJim Bryden
FellowshipRichard De KoningPeter TaylorDon Errey
Behind the Badge   
SeargentDarren JacobsonBob HampshireBrain Murphy

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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