Content about community

Content Item - Rotary Australia Benevolent Society

RABS was a new initiative introduced in 2013 to help individuals or communities suffering stress, poverty, sickness, disability, misfortune or helplessness. It is a local program focussing on local needs rather than an internal program, but qualifies for Australian Tax Office tax deductibility status by being aligned with RAWCS during this pilot phase.

Topics: international,  community,  rotary australia world community service,  community service,  international service

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Content Item - ROADEC (Rochester Driver Education Complex)

The aim of this program is not to teach young drivers how to get their licence, but how to ensure they stay alive once they do. The program is designed to provide young drivers with the skills and techniques to ensure they are safe, responsible road users. It is run at a purpose built facility at Elmore Events Centre. The complex consists of classrooms and a purpose built road system that features all types of road surfaces, traffic lights, hills and a large sealed area.

Topics: community service,  driver education,  community support,  community

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Content Item - Computers 4 Community

This program liaises with business and organisations to facilitate donations of late-model superseded PC and IT equipment that are then re-furbished with licenced Microsoft Software and a tutorial installed. These are then provided to disadvantaged students and needy groups in communities.

How Clubs can assist:

  • Source computers, screens, keyboards and mice (computers need to be Pentium 4 and above with DVD reader)
  • Source worthy recipients, either individuals or organisations to receive the refurbished computers
  • Fund a $60 charge to cover license fees and refurbishment costs
  • Consider funding computer refurbishment cost and freight for overseas projects.

Program representatives: Rick Westcott (Melbourne), Joe Butler (Brimbank Central), Jack Watson (Brimbank Central) Peter Sutherland (North Balwyn)

Topics: computers,  secondhand,  community support,  community service,  community

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Content Item - Youth Suicide Awareness

Youth suicide is the last taboo. Rotary however can help address this tragedy by supporting teachers, police officers, social workers and mental health clinicians to better understand the many challenges faced by today’s young people.

Clubs can provide scholarships to assist professionals to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne and thus offer a simple, practical way of addressing mental illness in adolescence.

Topics: youth,  community health,  suicide,  community service,  community

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Content Item - Rotary Ovarian Cancer Reseach (RoCan)

This Year more than 1,500 Women will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Over 850 will die from this Disease.

This Project became a District 9800 project, supported by many Rotary Clubs with over $370,000 raised for research, to help find a Screening test for all Women in our community.

Topics: rocan,  ovarian cancer research,  research,  community service,  community health,  community

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Content Item - Camp Getaway

Camp Getaway caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most, a sanctuary away from their daily struggles. Whilst disability and related support groups have priority for booking dates, Camp Getaway welcomes bookings from family groups, church groups, clubs, special functions, business meetings, and recreational groups.

Topics: community support,  community service,  disability,  camps,  community

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