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Tuesday 12 November 2013

In this weeks newsletter:
  • Kent Town and St Peters Rotary Clubs new project installing bio-sand water filters in Cambodia
  • How you can help provide emergency shelter to those devasted by Typoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • Mo Bros and Sistas putting the spotlight on men's health issues as part of Movember

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday 19 November
Starting Rotary Club of Kent Town, Chris Harris
Tuesday 26 November
Amy from Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council
Tuesday 3 December
Rotary Leadership Institute, Steve Hayter
Tuesday 17 December
President's Christmas Dinner
Tuesdays 6:30pm for 6:45pm
The Royal Hotel
2 North Terrace Kent Town
 
President
Tegan Webb
E: presidentrckt@gmail.com
 
Secretary
Jonno McIntyre
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Honorary Member
Steven Marshall MP for Norwood
 
Apologies and guests contact our Secretary by email or mobile 0410 485 323

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CLUB ACTIVITIES

Installation of bio-sand water filters in Cambodia

The Rotary Clubs of St Peters and Kent Town with the Rotary Club of Pursat Cambodia are working together for the installation of Bio-Sand filters (BFS) in rural villages in the Pursat Province. The bio-sand filters are locally produced by Sustainable Cambodia at a cost of about US$100 each. 
 
In March 2013, the Rotary Clubs of St Peters and Kent Town jointly undertook the supply of Educational Equipment to Sustainable Cambodia and the Rotary Club of Pursat. Seven members of St Peters and Kent Town presented the equipment and visited a number of schools and other sites in the Pursat Province looking at theirs and Sustainable Cambodia’s projects including an Agricultural Training Centres.

The installation of Bio-Sand filters (BFS) is a follow-on project for us. The Rotary Club of Pursat is to oversee the construction and installation of approximately 26 bio-sand filters in rural villages in the Pursat Province. The Project is funded by the Rotary Club of St Peters ($A1500), the Rotary Club of Kent Town (A$750) and District 9520 (A$500).

Want to find out more? Read the Project Report by International Directors David Heilbronn (St Peters) and Greg Love (Kent Town)

FEATURE

Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children in the Philippines are now homeless and without clean water or food in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Their situation is desperate. With winds of 195mph, the typhoon is the largest storm ever recorded to make landfall and current reports indicate that upwards of 10,000 people may have lost their lives.

ShelterBox has teams in the Philippines responding to the disaster and we are moving emergency shelter and other vital aid already located in the Philippines and neighbouring countries to the worst affected areas.


ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace said ‘The reports we are getting are of huge losses of life. Those families who have made it through the typhoon now desperately need our help. They have lost homes, possessions and loved ones and their wellbeing is dependent on getting quick access to shelter and other types of support. Our teams are already there, assessing need and doing all they can to get aid to these families as quickly as possible.’
 
Please donate today to help us provide emergency shelter and the essential aid these families need to survive and start rebuilding their lives.

EVENTS CALENDAR

14 December 2013
23 February 2014
1 March 2014
2 March 2014
20-23 March 2014
5-6 March 2014
2 May 2014
4 May 2014
01-04 June 2014

R. C. St Peters Christmas Party
R. C. of Campbelltown Rotary Day
R. C. of Elizabeth Shelterbox CELEBRATE INDIA
District Team Training, Adelaide
District 9520 Conference, Warnambool, VIC
President-Elects Training Weekend
White Lion ‘Bail Out’ event
District Training Assembly
International Convention, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IT'S ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH!

The Rotary Foundation has funded thousands of sustainable projects to enhance health, empower youth, promote peace and advance communities around the world.
 
Over the last year, Rotary members from around the world have taken action by:

  • Training healthcare professionals in West Africa.
  • Delivering low-cost eye care for children in Mumbai, India.                                                           
  • Providing washing stations and latrines in Guatemala.                                                     
  • Establishing a dental clinic in Mexico.  
  • Vaccinating children around the world against polio.

To change even more lives in your community and around the world, the Foundation is asking for our help and continued leadership. The 2013-14 Annual Fund goal is US$120 million and to reach this goal we need the participation and financial support of every Rotarian. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to the Annual Fund online by going to www.rotary.org/give

MY ROTARY VIDEO TOUR

Need help finding your way around the newly redesigned Rotary.org website? Watch this short video to explore how you can get the most out of the members area and get access to an extensive range of Club and Project resources.

Watch the video by clicking on the image (left)
CANCELLED: PANDORA'S PROMISE SCREENING

Please be advised that the special screening of Pandora’s Promise as advertised last week in the KIT has now been cancelled due to circumstances beyond control. 

The main issue at this stage is that Ben Heard’s participation in the youth forum in Washington has been cancelled due to lack of sponsorship. Those people who have already booked and paid for a seat will be reimbursed.

DISTRICT 9520 CONFERENCE

Say 'Hi' to SEYMOUR. Why??
 
Because you’ll SEYMOUR of Rotary at the Conference, you’ll SEYMOUR fun at the Conference, you’ll SEYMOUR friends at the conference, and you may even SEYMOUR whales at the conference.


To learn more, visit the Conference website or follow the Conference Facebook page and 
"Have a Whale of a Time in Warrnambool" 


HUTT STREET CENTRE ANGEL FOR A DAY ROSTER

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Breakfast 7:00am – 8:45am
 Steve and Greg
Lunch 11:15am – 1:00pm Josh and 1 volunteer required

Monday 10 February 2014
Breakfast 7:00am – 8:45am
 2 volunteers required
Lunch 11:15am – 1:00pm 2 volunteers required

Tuesday 11 February 2014
Breakfast 7:00am – 8:45am
 2 volunteers required
Lunch 11:15am – 1:00pm 2 volunteers required

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

The measure of success isn't whether you have a tough problem,
but its whether it's the same problem you had last year.


John Foster Dulle

2013-2014 BOARD                                 OUR LAST MEETING

President
Tegan Webb

Vice President
Kaylene Kranz

Immediate Past President
Steve Hayter

President Elect & Club Engagement Director
Sarah Stewart

Secretary 
Jonno McIntyre

Treasurer
Augustine Bhaskarraj

Community Director
Chris Harris

International Service Projects Director
Greg Love

Communications & Visibility Director
Nelson Sousa

Meeting
19th Meeting for 2013/14

Date
Tuesday 12 November

Chair
President Tegan Webb

Venue
The Royal Hotel, Kent Town

Activity
Committee Working Group

Returning Rotarians

Phil Luke
 
Apologies
Abbie Lea, Nathan, Heather, Anders and Gus

Guests

Josh and Melissa



 

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