The members of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan - District 2451 – Egypt are happy to renew their invitation to you and the members of your prestigious and respectful club to learn more about, and share our Rotary organized initiative, "Cross Egypt Challenge" that aims to promote tourism to Egypt and to prove that Egypt is still safe for tourism.
Sunday 6th May, 2018, Historic Keilor Hotel, Cnr. Old Calder Hwy & Arabin St, Keilor
The program is directed at preventing alcohol and risk related trauma in serious dangerous driving offenders, and is run in conjunction with the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court, Victoria Police and the Royal Melbourne Hospital Trauma Service. Each program involves 30 young serious road offenders in a confronting three part counselling and face to face experience regime (including with victims and families of serious motor vehicle accidents) before returning to Court, prior to sentencing, to present their individual program experiences and its impacts on them. Evidence of the success of the program is that just 9% of its participants are seen in Court again after one year.
Hosted by Rotary Club of Essendon
WHEN Tues 10 April 2018 6:30pm for 7pm start
WHERE Waterloo Cup Hotel, 252 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds
COST $45 pp 3 Course meal, Drinks at bar prices
RSVP Monday 26 March
For further information: Roger Leask 0412 706 566 or Jane Carbone 0417329 005
Lien holds a Bachelor of Optometry from the University of Melbourne and Master of Optometry from the University of NSW. She has experience working in low-income settings internationally as well as throughout Australia. In 2013 she was awarded the inaugural D9800 Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation to study a Master of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has since worked at Indigenous Eye Health , and now manages 2 delightful tots as well as our Project EndTrachoma by 2020
By Ruth Carlos Martinez, Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), Water & Sanitation
"Good Sanitation and Cleanliness in schools are of prime importance" Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, 2014
Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. For children, water and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. This apply to Pantikian Elementary School, wherein school children suffer from diarrhea and was noted as one of the leading causes of morbidity.
So, I am now 25% of the way through my placement and my chapter here in Bangkok. Time truly is flying by.
I would like to say I am settled into my new living routine but the reality is, I still get lost on a weekly basis and there is a con-stant sense of confusion that comes with living in a country whose primary language isn’t English. However, this makes my day to day life interesting and I am enjoying the challenge of it all. I catch public transport to work every day, which includes taking a very crowded sky train. So crowded in fact, that I have felt people’s phones vibrating in their pockets and interestingly enough salami appears to be a popular breakfast choice.
By Jean Noel Melotte, Chulangkorn University Bangkok
As I approach the last few weeks of my study session with the Rotary Peace Program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok I realize that it’s hard to capture all the knowledge and experiences within a few hundred words.
This year’s showcasing of Rotary at the International Women’s Day Breakfast at Crown Palladium saw 1,000 plus guests including Year 12 school students from 20 public and private Melbourne and rural schools, excited to hear the personal debate and discussion from Panellists Andy Penn, Husna Pasha, Deborah Glass, Adam Fennessy and Emma Welsh. They provided a diverse and lively discussion from industry, Government, media and finance perspectives.
Rotary International Foundation Trustees's March Message
By Paul Netzel, RI FOundation Char 2017-18
Questions, questions, questions.
Two topics I am frequently asked about during my visits with Rotarians around the world relate to Rotary's website and our Foundation's grants. Quite likely you have had these questions and more, about things such as donor contributions, point transfers, club and district reports, club invoices, and club officer changes, to name a few. If you don't know where to find the answer, Rotary's Support Centre is the place to start.
Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization in January, calling on leaders in the coming year to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.
Rotary International celebrated its centenary on February 23rd, 2005. In recognition of this important milestone, the Rotary Club of Balwyn established a scholarship for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island students to study at an approved tertiary institution (TAFE, University or other approved institution) for a period of up to four years duration.
Mandi Wendt, District 9800 Communications Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne was recently in Chicago attending the meeting of the Rotary International Communications Committee. Selected to be a member of this team, alongside Evan Burrell from the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales , Mandi is amongst a group of young, enthusiastic and talented Rotarians working together to promote Rotary and its message.
RI President Ian H.S. Riseley will host six presidential peacebuilding conferences in 2018 to explore the connection between peace and Rotary’s five other areas of focus plus environmental sustainability. By focusing on the areas where Rotary does its most significant work, the series seeks to:
For a list of all 6 Conferences go to: https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-conferences
SYDNEY - 17th March 2018 - Earlybird special ends 13 December 2017
By Ruth Carlos Martinez, Rotary Club of Melbourne, RAWCS Chair, Water and Sanitation
In the last years, Rotary clubs in District 9800 completed significant life saving clean water infrastructures in remote needy areas in the Philippines; from the indigenous villages of the Aetas of Zambales, to Lubang Group of Islands- Mindoro (West Philippine Sea), provinces of Quezon, Masbate and Sorsogon, through to southern Surigao.
We have seen 4 District Governors come and 3 go, so it has been a long haul. Monies raised were about $202,000 and expenditure was about $204,000. The Corporate sector have been most generous. A full list of donors will be drawn up shortly.
This kitchen was built by about 14 regular volunteers, with only a small amount of paid labour. Most of the volunteers had very little building experience to start with. It is a credit to all that a first class building was constructed, one which we can be justly proud of. Site safety was always paramount and the volunteers were very aware of the requirements, and over the 3.5 years there were only very few scratches and grazes. There was no requirement for any hospital or ambulance attention.
On a balmy summer evening of Saturday 3rd February, 2018 Rotarians from Rotary clubs ranging from the city to the country came to the historic Wharf, beside the majestic Murray River in Echuca to have super to support the continuing work of funding towards the completion and use of ROCAN cancer wellness centre.
District Conference Chair Di Gillies and her team from the Rotary Club of Balwyn were beaming as she announced that registrations for the District Conference in Warrnambool had closed with a record full house.
With an exciting and inspiring range of presenters, attendees will experience an inspiriing, educational and enjoyable conference with a vast range of activities to round out the experience.
News from Australian Rotary Health
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more people than ever have been forced out of their homes as a result of conflict or war.
It is this harsh truth that inspired PhD candidate Rebecca Blackmore to focus her research on refugee mental health, particularly in the perinatal period.
Rebecca and her team at Monash University are working on a mental health screening program in the antenatal clinic at Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, with plans to expand the program to other pregnancy services.
Congratulations to the following District 9800 Rotarians who have been recognised In the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards: Susie Cole of the Rotary Club of Prahran was recognised under the category of Leadership for her pivotal role in community support, diversity and homelessness.
Highly Commended under the category of Service were Leon Scott and Graeme Lock from the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk.
Donations in Kind was a hive of activity with Bob Glindeman and Laurie Fisher all smiling and cheerful as they greeted the many visitors to the new Shed 39 on February 24th, 2018. District Governor Peter Frueh and Anne, District Governor Elect Bronwyn Stephens and Mark and several of the District Leadership Team provided commentary and information.
On a balmy summer evening of Saturday 3rd February 2018, Rotarians from Rotary clubs ranging from the city to the country came to the historic Wharf, beside the majestic Murray River in Echuca to have super to support the continuing work of funding towards the completion and use of ROCAN cancer wellness centre.
It is intended that Australian Rotary Health will provide stipend and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in the areas below.
Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen, and not be under bond to any foreign government in order to be eligible. Evidence of citizenship (citizenship certificate, birth certificate, and passport) or residential status must accompany this application.
All PhD Scholarship Applications closing date is Friday 23rd Feburary 2018
By David Dippie, Rotary Club of Keilor
Rotarians believe that everyone in need deserves our help, but we can’t help everyone. Our priority should be to use our resources to achieve the best results, particularly for overseas projects. Other organizations share our objectives and if the mix is right, more can be achieved by working together than separately. For most overseas projects focusing our support in one area for an extended time will produce the best results.