A team of Rotary Club of Kent Town members to travel to Cambodia in association with Australian based not-for-profit advocacy and development organisation, The 2h Project. The aim is to bring help and hope to the poor and disadvantaged in Cambodia.
THE PROJECT Dates: 12 February to 26 February 2017
*Purchase two Generators for 2h Farm in the north west of the country.
* Fund and sponsor two Maternal Nursing students to study a university degree with the provision of working in the 2h Project Maternal Clinic in Battambang.
*Volunteer work for two days at the 2h Project Farm near Pailin in western Cambodia.
* Volunteer work at 2h Project Eye Clinics in Battambang. In-house training from local doctors to assist them with a screening program at a local village. Attend screening program at a local village, interacting with the Cambodian people and assisting in the diagnosis of common eye problems that cause blindness. Observe basic eye surgery operations as a result of that screening. Witnessing the joy of some people seeing for the first time in years.
District Training Assembly, 25th May 2016
Kent Town Rotary members attended the District Assembly in Murray Bridge on Sunday May 15th. It was a very informative day and great to listen to keynote speaker Bill Boyd who is a past Rotary International President. Also heard about the new theme for 2016/17 and strategic goals for the district. Focus on membership, humanitarian service and public image.
Magil Sunrise - The Reel Event, 25 May 2016
Kent Town Rotary members attended this great night of short movies from local film makers. Over 50 films were considered to be shown and 11 made the cut. Guests were treated to a Q & A with the film makers at the end and it was another successful show for this annual event.
The Nappy Collective - Steve and Sarah Volunteer to count and pack nappies
Alice Ragless from the South Australian arm of the national campaign to collect unused spare nappies, spoke to our club about the work of The Nappy Collective and the relief they provide by donating their collected nappies to women's shelters and other support services to assist women in need. Members Sarah and Steve put up their hands to assist with the counting on Saturday 28 May and with the extra hands on deck, all nappies were counted and packed before midday. It was a great hands on opportunity to make a difference in our community and has created much good will between our two organisations.
Kent Town Rotary served up snags to raise funds for its community projects at Kent Town Bunnings BBQ and Cumberland Park Woolworths BBQ. This was a new experience for us but it went extremely well for our community projects. Thank you to all the member and friends of the club who volunteered their time to help out on both days.
OTHER ROTARY ANNOUNCEMENTS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Once in a while we are presented with an opportunity to meet and listen to Rotary Leaders who inspire service above self.
Past RI President Bill Boyd and RI President Nominee Ian Riseley will join us at the Convention Centre, Riverbank Rooms, North Terrace, Adelaide. District Governors Doug Layng and Dick Wilson invite you, your club to book a table and join us for a night supporting our Foundation. A meal and drinks package has been negotiated including welcome drinks and 2 course meal $75pp
Bill Boyd was President of Rotary International in 2006/2007, only the second New Zealander to hold that position. In that capacity Bill and Lorna visited 40 countries, some several times. He was Chair of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 2011/2012.
He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and its Distinguished Service Award. Bill and his wife, Lorna, live in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand.
Most of us can remember Bill who inspired us to Lead the Way, Bill’s still leading the way. He’s on a mission to engage us in changing OUR ROTARY. Keeping the best but ensuring we are an organisation that is fit for members who are still to join Rotary.
Ian H.S. Riseley, of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, is the President Nominee of Rotary International in 2017-18. Ian says that meaningful partnerships with corporations and other organizations are crucial to Rotary’s future. “We have the programs and personnel and others have available resource. Doing good in the world is everyone’s goal. We must learn from the experience of the polio eradication program to maximize our public awareness exposure for future partnerships.”
This event offers members a unique opportunity to hear first-hand, Ian’s vision for Rotary going forward and to give your support to the Rotary Foundation.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
"Rotarians are very much more favorably disposed toward action than they are toward words."
- Paul P Harris
President Chris Harris
Vice President Nelson Sousa
Immediate Past President Sarah Stewart
Secretary Steve Hayter
Treasurer Carolyn Stephens
International Projects Director Phil Luke
Youth Director Belinda Curtis
Community Director Garry Veroude
Rotary Club of Kent Town Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, Rotary gives you the opportunity to pay it forward and to have a positive impact wherever you choose
Getting Involved While developing business networking opportunities and building life long friendships Rotarians experience personal growth in an organisation that is respected worldwide for its high values and standards.
The magic of Rotary is that it allows ordinary people to achieve the most extraordinary things. By using the powerful synergy of one, people unite to achieve exceptional change. Many ordinary members of Rotary have developed projects that have brought significant change whilst experiencing personal growth in an organisation that is respected worldwide for its high values and standards.
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