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The Rotary Club of Lilydale [Club Number 18372] takes in the area of Lilydale and Mt. Evelyn and is located in the Yarra Ranges Shire at the start of the Yarra Valley.  The Club is in District 9810.

On the 23rd August 2015 the Rotary Club of Lilydale celebrated its 50th birthday of “Service above Self”

The Club’s Charter was issued from Rotary International on the 23rd August 1965, and was presented at the Charter Night meeting on 13th November 1965.
The Rotary Club of Camberwell was the sponsoring Club. There were 28 foundation members.

The Club was incorporated on the 02/08/1988 under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
The Club’s Australian Business Number [A.B.N.] is 32 705 360 556


2015 International Award  – Recognition of 50 years service – Charter Member – Jim Sawyer  [Deceased 24/04/17].

Local media article regarding Rotary International recognising Jim’s 50 years of serving the Lilydale Community, can be viewed on the following link JIM SAWYER – PRESS ARTICLE

The Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner on the 14th November 2015.  The dinner was well attended with over 140 Rotarians, past Rotarians, partners and guests attending.  Many of the current Rotarians attending were from the remaining three Rotary Clubs that The Rotary Club of Lilydale fostered.

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The Honourable Christine Fyffe MP launched an impressive coffee table book covering the past 50 years history of the Rotary Club of Lilydale’s achievements in Serving the Community.

The 50 Years History book can be viewed from the Club History Tab, as sub-menu of About Us, or via http://www.rotarylilydale.org.au/history-book-50-years-of-serving-the-community/


Following the launch of our publication Christine Fyffe, recognised our 50 year anniversary in the Victorian State Parliament..This can be viewed on the following link.HANSARD RECOGNITION