The Club's R100 Committee led by Hugh Bucknall was asked to look at how our Club could celebrate the Centenary of Rotary in Australia. Chris Wang described how the idea of an International Project was developed in a most unique way via the question - Why not seek support from the other three Clubs chartered in 1921 - Sydney, Wellington & Auckland to create a truly Australasian International Project?
All Clubs enthusiastically embraced the idea, a selection process was established and so we have the project: "Give every Child a Future"
Rotary Donations in Kind Store (DIK) Footscray. This Rotary created warehouse is a hub for collecting goods donated in bulk such as hospital beds and equipment, and school desks for charitable purposes. Rotary volunteers support DiK store by helping to sort and load containers for shipment to local and off-shore projects.
For more information on how to become involved, contact the club office.
Rotary is now accepting applications for the world competitive Rotary Peace Fellowships program. The application deadline for submissions through local rotary clubs in District 9800 is to the District Chair, Rob Helme, by April, 2018.
Of recent years, the Rotary Club of Melbourne has followed the Rotary International area of focus strategy of clean water and sanitation as the best means of assistance to people in under resourced communities. This has been with the partnerships, and assistance of financial grants, from District 9800 and the Rotary Foundation.
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