Our full title is: THE ROTARY CLUB OF LILYDALE, INC.
Our Charter was issued from Rotary International on 23rd August 1965, and was presented at the Charter Night Meeting on 13th November 1965. The Rotary Club of Camberwell was the sponsoring club. Membership on formation totalled 27 foundation members.
On 2nd August 1988 the club was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981.
On 23rd February 2005, Rotary throughout the world celebrated its 100th birthday, whilst on 23rd August 2005, the Rotary Club of Lilydale celebrated its 40th birthday of “Service above Self”. Plans are under way to recognise our 50th anniversary in 2015.
For an overview of the Club’s activities over recent years, refer to the Club’s Annual Reports.
Since its Charter, the club has sponsored four other Rotary Clubs in the Yarra Valley, namely:
1980 RC of Montrose & District
1984 Rotary Club of Wandin
1994 Rotary Club of Chirnside Park
Other sponsorships include :
1974 Rotaract Club of Lilydale
1983 Probus Club of Lilydale( Men’s)
1991 Probus Lilydale (Ladies)
1994 Probus Club of Mooroolbark (Combined)
2011 Rotaract Club of Yarra Ranges
2000-2012 East Timor Projects