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E-Club of Greater Sydney

Service above Self

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lucian Keegel
    November 5
  • Gavin Ralston
    November 17
  • Saurabh Singh
    November 22
  • Susan Keegel
    November 27
  • Oscar Enyinnaya Akparanta
    November 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lucian Keegel
    November 5
  • Susan Keegel
    November 27
 
Rotary News
6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

 
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Club News
Our member, Dave Rickards provided this photo of an eyesight restoration camp in Ethiopia that he and his DAK Foundation are supporting.
Approximately 1700 people had their eyesight restored in less that a week!
District Vocational Excellence Awards - Event and Nomination form.
 
 
Nominations are due by Friday 22 November 2019 and can be emailed to
warren.soos@amwu.org.au
Here is an update on Tony's Sewaid Projects around the world.  Well done, Tony and all your helpers!
 
Uganda
Glenda, our head sewing teacher is currently at the School For Life in Uganda, teaching at our Sewaid sewing workshop at the Katuuso school. This workshop is making a lot of great product, including uniforms for schools and fashion garments under their Kumi label. Glenda is there for three weeks checking on quality controls and maintenance of equipment etc. Thanks Glenda for the great job you are doing.
 
Zimbabwe
Leanne Abbott is in Chikombedzi Zimbabwe where she is teaching sewing at the local high school.
Sewaid has helped Leanne with machines and supplies and she has advised that the students were once again very grateful for such small things like safety pins and such like that they can not get there. In particular the seams rippers were of great fascination as they had never seen such a  tool !
 
Fiji
Currently Sewaid is purchasing a new industrial high speed sewing machine and high speed industrial overlocker for Koroipeta. These machines are for the new Sewaid workshop which will soon be located in their  new enterprise building which is now almost completed. More on this next month.
 
Cambodia
Last month a new overlocker and  some spare parts and accessories were kindly transported to our Sewaid workshop at Sustainable Cambodia by a visiting school group from Bayview Colledge in Portland Victoria. Thanks to teacher Zac Jefferies for carrying this for us.  Now we are packing up another shipment of fabrics which will be kindly transported by Jenny Knight in her November container. We are always very grateful to the number of other NGOs that help us with transport.
 
 
East Timor
Our Sewaid teacher team for East Timor in November (17th – 30th )  is all complete , and we are now busy preparing the shipment of machines, fabrics and accessories which will go down to Rotary DIK  next week for shipment to East Timor. 
We will be teaching ladies selected from these areas and NGOs:
Oecusse : organised by Judy Charnaud -Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney )
Soibada  : organised by Tamara Sloper-Harding -Rotary Club of Northern Beaches ,Sydney
Dili: organised by Libby Bleakley – Rotary Club of BlackHeath, NSW
Vinqueque: organised by Mira Fonseca of Dili.
Hera : organised by Mira Fonseca of Dili
The project will also by in conjunction with the Rotary club of Dili
 
Kiribati
We have also started preparations for our Sewaid teaching teams to Kirabati in March. More of this project in future news updates.
 
International Service Projects 2019

As the first Australian E Club we have members living in different parts of the world who are running or facilitating meaningful international projects. This makes us unique, with a diverse range of activities touching the lives of people in dozens of countries.
Our club has 11 active RAWCS registered International Projects as well as several new initiatives underway. We have projects specific to: Timor Leste, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (2), Kenya, Nigeria and Cambodia, together with 3 worldwide projects that have provided assistance in the last year to Fiji, PNG, Kiribati, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand in our region and, in Africa, to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC, Malawi and Sierra Leone.
 
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Our E-Club members support a variety of projects around the world.  Here's a sample...
 

JUST SOME OF OUR AMAZING CLUB MEMBER PROJECTS.....

        

      School For Life Foundation (Uganda)          SewAID (Fiji)

         

         OzGREEN (East Timor)                   KINI (Kenya)

     

  &     Hand Up (Congo)                DAK Foundation (Papua New Guinea)
    

 
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