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Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change

- across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves

 
Not beaten by COVID 19...
District 9685 held their Changeover by Zoom
on Sunday 4th July
Photo: Courtesy of  John Palmer, Rotary Club of Lane Cove
 
Congratulations to PDG David Clark for a great year.
Welcome to our new District Governor 2021-2022, Lindsay May OAM
ROTARY BUS GOES TO THE MOUNTAINS!
1st Day out on the R100 Big Red Bus celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand. A huge Thank you to Fantastic Aussie Tours for their generous support!
Today we were at Clarence in the Blue Mountains distributing Bushfire relief vouchers at the Bay Tree Nursery. #rotary#r100#baytreenursery#fantasticaussietours
 
AND ROTARY BUS GOES TO THE SEASIDE!
 
 
On Saturday May 1st our Rotary 100 Years Bus went to the seaside… having a tour of The Central Coast.
Travelling through Rotary areas from Umina to Toukley, and stopping at The Entrance for lunch on a sparkling day.
Norm Kitto was the very skilled bus driver who had to contend with several low branches on the way, and he was still smiling at the end.
Thank you to everyone who joined us, Christine Owen and Graeme Davies who helped with the organisation,  and the Rotarians who met and greeted us at various points.
GO Rotary!. for another 100 years!
Jill Hamilton
Terrigal Rotary Club.
National Flood Appeal to support people impacted by the significant flood events on the East Coast of Australia.
 
Following the recent floods RAWCS has registered a project as a Rotary Australia Relief Fund (RARF) project to raise funds to support those affected. 
The link to the RAWCS project is:
I would like to ensure there is awareness that this project has been established and would appreciate if you would promote widely please.
RAWCS has established the RARF as a public ancillary fund [PAF] to:
  • Act as an over-arching fund for many of Rotary’s charitable activities in Australia.
  • Act immediately as a recipient of funds donated for disaster relief.
Please support us now ..
 
 
Floods and Landslides in Timor-Leste – 6 April 2021
 
 
Timor-Leste has been hit by devastating flooding and landslides, claiming the lives of at least 27 people, destroying roads, bridges, over 1,000 houses and leaving the capital Dili under water. Dili’s population of 220,000 was ordered into lockdown last month along with the cities of Baucau and Viqueque, following a concerning surge in community transmission.
The country had previously withstood the pandemic well but had their first Covid death today. In previous weeks there has been a spike in cases and along with the floods it now creates another major challenge - a health and humanitarian crisis. Last month Timor-Leste had just over 100 cases of Covid-19 and now there are over 700 cases, adding further complications to the crisis.
Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited (RAWCS) in response to the flooding in Timor, has sought advice on the most appropriate means of responding to this disaster.
 
Timor Leste is in COVID lockdown and so the provision of any physical help at this time is not practical.  As services are stretched it is important for all aid to be delivered in the most efficient and effective manner – to this end RAWCS is recommending that Clubs and Districts utilise the Rotary Australia Relief Fund Appeal which not only provides tax deductibility but more importantly is able to consolidate donations and direct them through Rotary Clubs on the ground in Timor. Immediate needs for food, clothing and shelter can largely be met through local sources if funding is made available.  Clubs and Districts are urged to put their donations through this national appeal as this coordination will simplify how Clubs in Timor can distribute the funds to where they are needed most.
 
For more information, click HERE
 
Please donate HERE for Timor Leste Flood Appeal
 
 
Rotary members achieve a record-breaking World Polio Day
 
Rotary members raised awareness about polio eradication and showed their support more than ever on World Polio Day. Participation in activities and events and donations to PolioPlus both increased this year.
 
Clubs registered more than 7,600 virtual activities and events in 146 countries, surpassing last year’s 5,900 events. We had a variety of awareness promotions and online presentations as part of our registered events, with many virtual events that featured high-profile speakers and attracted large audiences. Donors contributed more than $920,000 online - totaling more than $2.7 million with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2-to-1 match - which is the most ever raised online for World Polio Day.
 
A new social media campaign inspired members and supporters to share their best End Polio Now photos using the hashtag #MyEndPolio. So far, more than 1,000 photos have been uploaded and shared. Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update has been watched nearly 300,000 times and downloaded by thousands of clubs to communicate the critical need to end polio for good. Learn more about polio eradication achievements and the challenges ahead to protect all children from polio.
Extract from the End Polio Now Newsletter, December 2020
 
 
Rotary Matters
 
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Radio is a powerful way to spread your Club stories. If your Club has a project, local or overseas, which would interest the wider general public, discuss it with Rotary Matters presenter Ian Stuart who will be glad to help spread the word. Ian.stuart@optusnet.com.au 0416 138 860
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