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E-Club of Greater Sydney

Service above Self

We meet In Person
Sundays at 7:30 PM
We meet using ZOOM
Please email secretary @ rotarygreatersydney.org
to attend our meeting
Online, NSW
Australia
First and Third Sundays of each Month at 7:30 pm online
Speakers
R.I. President Nominee Gordon R. McInally
Dec 05, 2021 7:30 PM
R.I. President Nominee for 2023-24.
Fiona Demark
Dec 19, 2021 7:30 PM
Inspirational Speaking
PDG Bob Aitken
Jan 16, 2022 7:30 PM
Typewriters to Twitter
Dr Peter Beadle
Feb 06, 2022 7:30 PM
Rotary Against Malaria
Michael Rabey
Feb 20, 2022 7:30 PM
Rotary Peace Bell project
Allan Hilton
Mar 20, 2022 7:30 PM
Angel Flight
December 2021
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We held our second 5th Sunday trivia night on October 31st. The proceeds were nominated to go to our Youth programs.
The Eclub supports several Youth Programs including
RYLA, -Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, for emerging young leaders
MUNA, - Model United Nations Assembly, a program to allow young people to experience the UN and  debate a topic from an assigned country's POV
The Santos Science Experience,- supported by SANTOS an Australian Energy producer. for Yr 9 & 10 students to expose them to Science-based employment possibilities.
The Science and Engineering Challenge - an outreach program that encourages years 9 &10 students to study science, engineering, technology, and maths subjects through years 11 & 12 to enable them to undertake tertiary-level courses in science and engineering. 
NYSF - The National Youth Science Forum- a not-for-profit organization that runs a number of residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM)
RYE. - Rotary Youth Exchange is a program that facilitates a twelve-month exchange of young people between clubs in most countries of the world
 
The total raised on the night was $2100 which was a great outcome for our youth programs.
If you are interested in helping us to help young people achieve their full potential by donating to our programs please contact our Secretary, Oscar here
 
Photo by Maureen Burdynski

This newsletter covers ...


Family planning initiative
Congolese refugees settle in Australia
Raising Peace Festival
Leadership training for Lotumbe youth
Why I volunteer
 
To read the full newsletter from our member Lucy, please click here.
 
 
 
Rotary was involved in the formation of the United Nations.
 
 
Here is an Utube recording of a webinar connecting Rotary and the United Nations.
It is 3 hours long but judicious moving through the presentation is advised.
 
Some facts:
Rotary has a seat in the General Assembly of the United Nations in recognition of the efforts of its membership to foster goodwill and peace across national boundaries. Rotary is the world's largest Non-Government Foundation providing educational and humanitarian aid.
 
We should be so proud of our place - we should let everyone know of our unique position in the UN.
 
For details of our involvement click here
Please consider donating to our Club-Sponsored Projects
 
The E-Club of Greater Sydney is proud to sponsor a variety of registered projects around the world through
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).
These are managed and supported by our own club members.

Spread Joy by Donating to Our Projects

sewAID to developing countries, Worldwide - (RAWCS: 22-2006-07)
 
To offer selected poor women in developing countries the opportunity to sew &
also provide them with machines, equipment & skills they need to start a small home business. Micro loans are provided to recipients who require them.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School for Life, Uganda - (RAWCS: 7-2009-10)
The School for Life Foundation(previously known as United Future Foundation), focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty
through education and the construction of Katuuso, a combined primary school and vocational training centre in Mpigi Uganda
To donate, click here
 
Medical Equipment for Hospitals,  Worldwide - (RAWCS: 47-2009-10)    
 
Worldwide project to fund the supply of Ultrasounds, Foetal Heart Monitors & other new medical equipment for hospitals in countries with limited resources.  
 
 
To donate, click here
 
 
 
Reproductive Health in Karen State, Thailand - (RAWCS: 26-2019-20)
 
The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was established in 2006 in response to the increasing number of children on the Thai-Burma border who required complex
medical treatment that was simply not available. Many thousands of complex surgeries have been provided since. BCMF has also branched out into direct activities in
Karen State, including dissemination of Reproduction Health information in schools and communities in jungle regions of the State. This project will train community
health workers and provide RH information and services to all relevant persons in the Ler Per Her districts (approx. 15,000), together with providing wheelchairs &
training in expanding & maintaining the chairs. Wheel chairs will be donated by Wheelchairs For Kids - Project set up by RC of Scarborough WA.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
The United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Nepal - (RAWCS: 78-2018-19) 
 
 
To supply funding & medical equipment to The United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Nepal
 
The Hospital has a capacity of 169 beds, and in 2020, over 400 staff treated 113,246 patients in clinics, 17,381 emergency patients treated, 12,721 admissions (79.48% bed occupancy rate), 1,952 deliveries, 6,265 surgeries, and 8,522 town clinic visits. Over 2,000 visits require treatment paid by charity or are given credit. The Medical Assistance Fund (MAF) provides charity to the poorest patients. Each year the Hospital is seeing more and more patients in need of assistance, hence reducing funds to purchase much needed equipment. (2020 Newsletter).      http://www.tansenhospital.org.np/
 
The Hospital, founded in 1954, is located at Tansen, 1,350 metres above sea level in the mountainous Palpa District serving an area of nearly a million people. “The hospital is placed in a beautiful area crowded with poor people struggling to survive”.
 
 
 
  
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
Mama Wimbi Buntings for Independence and Education, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - (RAWCS: 103-2017-18)
 
DRC is one of the few countries which does not provide its citizens with ANY free education, even at primary level. Paid employment is in very short supply and is often so underpaid that even teachers who work 6 days a week survive by begging. We plan to establish an export business to enable mothers to support their families using the sewing skills that they already have. We plan to teach local people the skills to manage international marketing via the internet so that the business will become independent of outside support.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporting Disadvantaged Children and Community of Siem Reap, Cambodia - (RAWCS: 1-2016-17)
 
To provide educational, vocational and outreach support for the disadvantaged children and community of Siem Reap serviced by Feeding Dreams Cambodia.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Building a Healthy Congo,  Democratic Republic of Congo - (RAWCS: 47-2015-16)
 
To support the development of quality higher education and medical care in the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Université Protestante au Congo and selected
educational and medical institutions.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cararoo Foundation in partnership with Rotary Community Corps Manggahan Merville, Philippines - (RAWCS: 29-2005-06)
 
To educate & train the poorest of poor communities to be self-sufficient. Working in partnership with Rotary Club Makati Dasmarinas to educate the community in good
health, dental as well as HIV, Drugs and family planning.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lotumbe Community Development Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo - (RAWCS: 20-2013-14)
 
To provide sustainable improvements to existing health and education services for villagers, and the well-being of women in Lotumbe, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rotary Australia World Community Service and other project partners, work with the Lotumbe community on a wide range of capacity building projects. These include sustainable beekeeping, women's micro credit, duck eggs and fruit sales that help pay for orphans' schooling, and agriculture. In spite of being accessible only by canoe or forest paths, Lotumbe is a rural hub, with K-12 schools (approx. 1000 students) and a reference hospital. A population of 87,976 accesses these social services.
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kisaru Nkera Initiatives (KINI), Trans Mara, Kenya - (RAWCS: 72-2012-13)
To help Masai children and their communities to a better life through education, health care services and community programs at Trans Mara, Kenya
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maternal & Child Health Project (MACH), Worldwide - (RAWCS: 17-2014-15)
 
To provide funding for programs to provide Maternal & Child Health projects in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, PNG, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia and Bangladesh
 
To Donate, Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sustainable Villages Project, Oecusse, Timor-Leste - (RAWCS: 50-2011-12)
 
To assist villages in the Oecusse area, Timor-Leste in environmental challenges impacting on health and livelihood.
Specifically reducing the incidence of infant mortality & disease by improving food supplies, water, sanitation & the environment.
 
To donate, click here.
 
 
 
Refugee Mental Health Initiative program (RABS) - (RAWCS: 85-2020-21)
Refugee Mental Health Initiative program provides support to minimize the impacts of post-traumatic stress, isolation, financial stress, domestic violence and marginalization in the community.
Support is provided by GLAPD (Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development) agency providing case workers, employment assistance, driving lessons, youth sports programs, seniors’ outings,
food pantry, learning English, literacy & computer skills.
 
 
To donate, click here.
 
 
The Gift Project, Nigeria - (RAWCS: 96-2020-21)
To help Nigerians suffering from extreme poverty and under- privileged members of the communities who find it difficult to access medical treatment. Combining the provision of donated
medical equipment with the training of local health care workers to enable local Nigerian communities to be able to have access to quality medical facilities. Assisting with the provision of
equipment to maternity and Neo-natal wards will improve maternal and child health and help reduce the infant mortality rate. Providing a steady and regular medical outreach in rural
communities will help to identify members of the community who have serious medical issues and need urgent medical attention. Surgical interventions will also be organized for more
serious issues.
 
 
To donate, click here.
 
 
 
 
Our club also conducts service projects in the Greater Sydney area, primarily to assist students and young adults with leadership and development projects.  These projects do not qualify as tax deductible activities, but your support would be gratefully received.
 
To make a contribution, please click here.
 
For more about Rotary Australia World Community Service, please watch this short video!
 
 
 
 
 
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