President Oscar Akparanta thanked Lucy Hopgood-Brown and the Handup Congo team for their work in emergency medical training on Sunday 18 November.
 
Hand Up Congo Celebration David Dean 2018-11-18 13:00:00Z 0
Young Rotarians Fellowship David Dean 2018-11-01 13:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation provides supports to thousands of projects in the community and around the world each year.
Our E-Club members are proud supporters of the Foundation's work through their donations.
 
In 2017-18, our club raised the highest amount of funds per member of all clubs in our District, and our District raised the highest amount of funds of all districts in Australia!
 
 
All Rotarians are encouraged to attend this year's Foundation Dinner to hear from our immediate past president of Rotary International - Ian Riseley - on 26 November!
Supporting The Rotary Foundation David Dean 2018-10-30 13:00:00Z 0
Our club held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 7 October at RDU House in Parramatta, with special guests District Governor Susan Wakefield OAM, and Rotary Foundation Scholar Garrett Milne.
 
The highlight of the meeting was the induction of three new members into the Club by President Oscar:  Dudley Mercer, Emmanuel Musoni, and Akin Ajayi.
 
 
We look forward to the special contributions to Rotary and to our E-Club of Greater Sydney that each of them will make!
 
 
Three New Members! Oscar Enyinnaya Akparanta 2018-10-07 13:00:00Z 0
Sewaid Update for Fiji
 
Alacoque provided the following report on her project in Fiji:
 
 
On 5th September I flew to Suva.  On Thursday 6th I attended the Rotary club of Suva meeting & with PDG 9920 Malini Raghwan drove up and Tina & her Days for Girls team RAWCS  ER17-2018-19  project 22- 2006-07 for the Presentation Day at the Homes for Home. It was through Malini during her year as DG we became involved with the Homes for Hope .   On Friday 7th September with 4 members of the Rotary Club of Suva plus Milika Wata-Marshall  a current AG and member of the Rotary Club of Lautoka , the Days for Girls team we did a large distribution to some disadvantaged ladies and girls in a village outside of Suva.  The majority of these girls were immigrants from Kiribati but like the Fijians they speak English.  
Saturday 8th we went by coach to Nadi, and joined Gay Grillmeier , Sunday 9th September I picked up the Budget hire car and Tina , Lyn , Gay & I  drove to Lautoka where we had a meeting with Kiji Louey from the Veisemati group in Ba. also present was Milika Wata-Marshall RC Lautoka
 
Monday Tina & Lyn returned home , Gay & I drove to Ba.    For the next 4 days we stayed at a fairly basic 2 bedroom rented accommodation. We presented the 2 sewing machines ( 1 donated by you) and the second one together with numerous sewing accessories purchased with the $400 donation from our Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney. I also purchased additional sewing accessories & fabric together with an iron & ironing board for the group .  Gay conducted sewing classes , my role was as usual co-coordinating everything and assisting where possible.   Gay inspected the Veisemati Team Ba making  Days for Girls sewing kits to make sure they are being to the correct specification.  There was an average of 14-15 ladies present each of the days.  There were a few new ladies who had never used a sewing machine before,  Gay conducted basic as well as advanced classes.   She demonstrated how to cut out and sew a fabric backpack.  ( say no to plastic campaign ) She also conducted lessons on hand sewing , as a number of ladies from the villages have no personal sewing machines.    The Group meets in a hall attached to the Christ the King  Catholic Church Ba.  the Parish Priest Fr. Niland Iman is a great supporter of the Women’s group, and has been promoting the back pack for sale which will raise funds for the group.  
 
The Veisemati Team still has way to go consolidating , they meet for sewing 2 days a week. They are in the process of establishing their bank account.   They are being supported and assisted enthusiastically by PP and current 9920 AG Milika Wata-Marshall of  the Rotary Club of Lautoka.
 
Sewaid Project in Fiji Alacoque Welsh 2018-10-05 14:00:00Z 0

 A partnership has been formed between Rotary Australia, Channel 9 and the National Farmers’ Federation to help our drought-stricken farmers. 

 

A fundraising appeal was launched on Channel 9’s Today show - Thursday 2 August.

 

In Australia, farmers are the lifeblood of our country and they are in crisis.  Record breaking heat and lack of rain means farmers are struggling to feed sheep and cattle, and keep crops alive.  Families on the land are suffering and they need our help.  Channel 9 and Rotary Australia have partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation, launching an appeal to big business and everyday Australians, so we can provide some emergency relief.  100% of donations go to the farmers and are tax deductible via Rotary and RAWCS.  Every dollar counts.

 

The link for the donation page for the project is:

https://donations.rawcs.com.au/17-2018-19

Drought relief project Alacoque Welsh 2018-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Phoenix #39 - 18 July Sean Anzai 2018-07-18 14:00:00Z 0
Sew Aid provides sewing machines and training enable people to begin earning a living in many countries
 

SewAid Project 2018-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
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)
    

Amazing Projects David Dean 2018-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0