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Club Forum, AGM Oct 23, 2018
All Welcome
All Welcome


This is your chance to contribute, listen, learn, network and chat!

Chair:  President Ian Bentley



Ken Linnett Oct 30, 2018
From Zero To Hero
From Zero To Hero

Ken Linnett is the author of 'Tulloch'...

'This is the remarkable story of Tulloch, the virtually unwanted yearling who rose to greatness with the support of Australia’s most flamboyant trainer and a contrasting dogged owner, who often clashed about what was best for their horse.

It’s more than a story about a great racehorse—one of the best to grace Australia’s turf and often mentioned in the same breath as Phar Lap and Carbine–who overcame a near-death illness to return triumphantly to racing after two years.

It’s a story about the characters behind the scenes—his trainer, the legendary Tommy Smith, his owner Evelyn Haley, the jockeys, such as George Moore and Neville Sellwood, who rode him and the his strapper and track rider, Lem Bann, a song ’n dance man who whistled his way into Tulloch’s heart'

Chair: David Rush


Photo Credit:   Booktopia

No Meeting Nov 06, 2018
Cup Day Holiday
Cup Day Holiday

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s best known horse racing event. Since 1861 it has been held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is an annual public holiday in the state of Victoria. This event, popularly dubbed as “the race that stops the nation”, is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, is said to be the richest ‘two-mile’ handicap in the world and is one of the richest turf races.  More than 100,000 people usually attend Flemington Racecourse, and the race is televised live to an audience of about 650 million people worldwide'.

Did you know? The 1875 winner, Wollomai, came from Phillip Island?, (which is located around 135 kilometres south-east of Melbourne and is better known for its penguin colonies). In earlier days, prior to a ferry service between Phillip Island and San Remo, animals were swum across to the Narrows.

It was thought that Wollomai had very little chance of winning, but jockey Bob Batty rode the horse to success, in a time of three minutes and thirty eight seconds, before a crowd of 70,000 people.

The owner, John Cleeland, returned to Cape Woolomai  with £22,000 pounds, having given the jockey and trainer £500 each.


Photo Credit: punters.com.au

Rosemary Johns Nov 13, 2018
As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples
As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples

Sandy was the only Australian War Horse to return home from World War I. This is his poignant and fragmented war story. Through Sandy we experience the lives of three men who fought in the war.

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges is mortally wounded at Gallipoli, and Sandy is his charger. A veterinary officer is caught with Sandy behind the lines on the Western Front in a gas shell barrage. A ‘permanently unfit’ soldier becomes a groom and brings Sandy home. Each is affected by their symbiotic relationship with the horse.

Sandy is the horse full of wattle who drank the waters of the Murray in bucketloads, and who danced with bogong moths.

He is our connection to all those left behind’.

Chair:  Chris Hanson

Photo Credit: australianplays.org


TBC Nov 20, 2018


More to come.

Chair:  TBA

The Hon Ted Bailleau Nov 27, 2018
Sir John Monash - His Life And Legacy
Sir John Monash - His Life And Legacy

Bookings are via Trybooking



This is a Cluster Meeting.

Rotary Glenferrie is hosting the evening meeting.








Rotary Youth Leadership Award Dinner Dec 06, 2018
Note: No Meeting on Tuesday 4th December, Note: Address Of Dinner
Note: No  Meeting on Tuesday 4th December, Note: Address Of Dinner


Note: This is a DINNER Meeting on a THURSDAY evening.   

Where?  RYLA Camp at Camp Oasis, 66-72 Monbulk Rd, Mount Evelyn VIC 3796.