Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lilydale

 Are you a motivated local member of Yarra Ranges who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
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by Mikayla Van Loon , Lilydale Star Mail -- reproduced with permission
Rotary Lilydale - Wishing Tree Gift Giving
 Having started with just 14 businesses who put their hands up to collect presents, project organiser Gerry Van Horick said that it has since doubled to 30 businesses this year.
With the community engagement growing in the project, so too is the need to provide presents at Christmas to young people living in transitional housing or who just need some extra support.
 That’s why Rotary has partnered once more with Anchor and the Yarra Ranges Proactive Policing Unit, "to spread joy across the region to those who might be needing it the most" Anchor’s partnership and development lead Lauren Gordon said.
The staff at Anchor have been collecting ideas for presents and with Rotary Lilydale has created a tag system, so that gifts reach various age demographics and interests based on what has been asked for or mentioned by the kids themselves.
“On the tags are things like a Christmas tree or decorations. We never expected a chid in their teens to ask for a Christmas tree,” Mr Van Horick said. “It shows they’re not only thinking about themselves but their family too.”
Leading Senior Constable Luke Egginton said the presents will go to those who are involved in youth programs the police run, particularly in the 14 to 16 age group, as well as to  children that schools have identified as needing some extra support. “We’re involved with many schools at the moment and we have targeted programs for kids that are struggling in the form of positive leadership programs
Children’s House of Early Learning (Mount Evelyn) owner Cheryl Mackay has not only seen the positive impact a present can have on those that receive it but also on the giver. “The kids love to get involved and the children understand that they’re giving something to people who aren’t in the same situation as them,” she said.
Presents for Anchor will be collected by Rotary Lilydale at the end of November, to ensure they can be handed out at the annual ANCHOR Christmas party in early December.
Vouchers and presents for the Proactive Policing Unit will be collected until early December.
Supporting businesses include Genesis Health and Fitness, Cire Chirnside Park, Yarra Junction and Lilydale, Harrow and Harvest, The Running Company, Evelyn Ridge Retirement Village and many more across the Yarra Ranges.
For more information please email

Are you interested in volunteering with Lilydale Rotary?

We are seeking community minded people who want to engage with the community and have fun at the same time!
If you think maybe this is you , please click here

The Lilydale Craft and Produce Market is held on the first Sunday of the month (excluding January) from 9am till 2pm.

If you would like to volunteer at our market, or are interested in a stall - please email lilydalecraftandproducemarket@gmail.com                            or call 0423 558 833.

We are seeking people who can assist for a couple of hours each month to help pack up the market - 2-4pm. Please call or email if you can assist us (Regular or one off help appreciated)


Rotary Lilydale ran their annual Primary School Speech Competition on August 30th. This event was generously sponsored by Community Bank  - Mt Evelyn . Thank you to all the students that participated for a wonderful evening and  very high standard of public speaking. The winning students then attended our club meeting to present their speeches with great animation and conviction. The Rotary district finals will be held on 15th November - we wish them a great night!
Rotary Club of Lilydale (RCL) member Des makes regular deliveries to Donations In Kind Inc (DIK) with donations from members and businesses in Yarra Ranges. RCL has been a financial supporter of DIK Inc for 5 years. 
For more information about DIK please go to https://rotarydik.org/  If you have goods suitable for donation, please contact us.
Volunteers from Rotary Lilydale collect a Dental Chair from Manchester Road Dental . The chair will go to DIK and be checked over, before being sent to a community in need overseas. 
Rotary Lilydale has collaborated with Maroondah Hospital Mental Health Unit to supply care packs to all people admitted to the unit. These packs contain personal care items as well as things to keep the hands busy and brain stimulated. Over 1500 packs will be gifted each year. Items for the pack will be purchased, received as donations or recycled through Rotary DIK (Donations in Kind) Warehouse. Donations of item or funds will be gratefully accepted. Alternatively - raffle tickets can be purchased to support the project.
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
York on Lilydale
Function Room
138 York Road
Mt Evelyn, VIC 3796
0423 558 833
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:30pm for 7:00pm start (meals can be purchased at the Bistro) or via Zoom (link below) Meetings conclude at 8:00pm ZOOM LINK- https://us02web.zoom.us/s/82886040237?pwd=YklrTG5DcFJKcE8wQjNGd29XYjFGUT09#success


Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.
- Volunteer at the Lilydale Craft and Produce Market
a couple of hours a month.
- Collect and deliver children's books
-knit or crochet knee rugs for Wheelchairs 4 Kids


We work with groups and organisations of all sizes to accomplish even more.


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