Welcome to Rotary Club of Emerald and District Inc.

The Rotary Club of Emerald & District is one of 34,000 clubs world-wide.   Members enjoy the friendships and opportunities that being a part of a global Community Service Organisation brings.

The village of Emerald is located 45 km East of Melbourne in the bucolic Dandenong Ranges, and is the home of the Rotary Club of Emerald & District.Chartered on March 28th 1980, the Rotary Club of Emerald and District has become an integral part of the Emerald Community.  In 2020 the club celebrated its 40th Anniversary.

Members of the Rotary Club of Emerald and District enjoy great friendships, and by combining their unique skills, experience the satisfaction of running a number of very successful events.


To view a quick video about our activities   please click HERE

We invite you to browse through our website that has up-to-date information on current activities.

Our Vision Statement

Thriving and resilient local and global communities.

Our Mission Statement

Working together to create positive change in the wellbeing of our community and beyond.
Interested in becoming a member?

Call us on 0408 769 491

or email info@emeraldrotary.org.au

Emerald Rotary Market

Come and join us!
Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
Stallholders - please access booking form HERE.
Welcome to our Club!
Emerald & District

2024-2025 Theme - The Magic of Rotary

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Paradise Valley Hotel
249 Belgrave-Gembrook Rd
Clematis, VIC 3782

McLeod Murphy Scholarship Awards

The scholarship  fund was originally managed by Joe Falcone.  The funds were gifted to provide a legacy of Dr McLeod Murphy.  In his retirement he would visit sick patients and wouldn’t charge them.  He wanted to continue that legacy and established a scholarship to encourage study in the field of medicine.
Rotary has been the custodian of the trust fund since 1986. 
Louisa Lammers from Emerald Village Pharmacy has been a great financial support as has the Emerald Vet.
PP PHF Marcus – awarded the scholarships at our 25 June 2024 Rotary Meeting

An Opportunity of a Lifetime
Learning to crew an 1828 tall ship like the Enterprize is no small task. Yet a professional sailing crew together with sponsorship from Rotary Clubs enable groups of young people to push their limits and experience what they are capable of.
This is the first year that Emerald Rotary has had the opportunity to sponsor a young person who has been selected to experience the pride of accepting responsibility which leads to leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, and many other skills that will benefit them for years to come.
The 27-metre topsail schooner Enterprize is a replica of the tall ship that brought the first European settlers from Tasmania to found the city of Melbourne in 1835. The original schooner was eventually wrecked on a bar off the Richmond River in Northern N.S.W with the loss of two lives.
The successful Emerald applicant, Myra Incoll boarded Enterprize at Melbourne Dock 8.00am Saturday 6th April and will spend 4 days and nights doing 3-hour watches literally learning to sail and navigate Enterprize with 11 other young people under the experienced guidance of a professional crew.
Each participant has a mentor in support of their adventure, in Emerald Rotary’s case a club member and past commodore with years of experience at sea was available for this assignment, Roy Bowyer.
Roy and members of the club joined Myra on to wave them off as they set sail.
Image: Past President Marcus Adams, President Sangeeta Bajaj, Mentor Roy Bowyer and Past President Shalini Penny in Port Melbourne on Saturday.
Upcoming Speakers
Peter Moore
Jul 16, 2024
DIY and it's pitfalls
Peter Brock
Jul 30, 2024
Rotary International Convention
Megan Bridger-Darling
Aug 06, 2024
National Survivors’ Day
Acting Senior Sergeant Paul Maher, Emerald Police
Aug 27, 2024
Local Police Update