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 Strategic Plan 2022-2023

Vision:     The club continues to be an action-orientated club, with a strong connection to the community. Solid fellowship and a spirit of fun and enjoyment, are the cornerstones of the clubs’ success and retention of its members.


 Strengthen membership and Fellowship: Increase membership, continue providing projects and activities that engage and involve members


Extend the membership by building cooperate and community networks

  • Increase member satisfaction and enjoyment of the meetings and activities, by members being involved in meeting structure/speakers attracting new members and retaining current membership
  • Ensure all members have ready access to information about current projects, programs and plans via website updates, Club bulletin and brochures.
  • Continue ‘The Person Behind the Badge’ as a means of furthering the sense of community within the club


Community Service: Continue to expand collaboration in our various community partnerships. Continue to carry out projects that support the community

  • Continue to expand collaboration in our various community partnerships
  • Provide opportunities for members to network, have fun, and learn from the experience
  • Encourage members involvement in projects, especially the ones that genuinely interest them, to keep everyone invested in the club’s success
  • Continue with the existing community-based projects, especially in the areas of youth leadership, sport and the arts
  • Broaden youth scholarships to include the arts as well as sport:
  • Plan to diversify involvement and activities with a broader community in need of help eg. Footscape Stitches and local schools
  • Continue to carry out [projects that support the local community such as local schools both Primary and Secondary

 International Service:

  • Continue to expand members’ awareness of the range of humanitarian, national and international, and educational, the Rotary offers
  • Explore opportunities to link other services/projects both in the Region and Nationally such as the Tiwi Island girls’ indigenous football team and other sporting groups
  • Investigate, plan and schedule the clubs’ involvement in International Projects that have a high interest with members and can provide an opportunity for service for many years such as Solar Smiles

 Support Existing Projects:

  • MegaSwim – 24 hour swimathon for MS
  • Yarra Wilbeasts –( in conjunction with Steve Earl, Fitzroy Police and Yarra City Council) youth programs for 12-20 yo male and female basketball programs
  • Youth Sporting Scholarships
  • Fitzroy Junior Football Team – assist families and kids in need of financial support to play sport
  • Crackerjack – Bowls tournament fund raiser
  • Christmas in July – For the Scouts
  • Lord and Lady Somers camp – continue sponsorship of 1-4 eligible youths to participate yearly
  • Fundraising events- a variety of events such as BBQs, Melbourne Cup Eve, fellowship lunches, raffles at events to raise funds for various projects

 Our History

The Rotary club of Fitzroy was founded on 8th August 1968 and has always been committed to the ideals and principles of Rotary,

The club continues to reflect the special characteristics of Rotary in Australia,

The club continues to be active within its Rotary District, many of whose projects it supports,

The Club has always embraced change and consistently strived to find new ways to make a positive difference in local and international communities.