The Rotary Club of Melbourne along with the Rotary Clubs of Albert Park and Brighton North are working on a project to help improve nutrition for Aboriginal children in remote communities. We have developed a product called “Footy Nuts” which is a 30 gram pack of dry roasted Australian almonds that we will introduce to indigenous children in an effort to move their diet away from snack foods with low nutritional value. Our project’s plan is to recruit some high-profile Indigenous footballers to act as Ambassadors and role models of healthy snacking.
For more information on how you can become involved, please contact our 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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In September 2017, the International PolioPlus Committee provided this latest update on the eradication of Polio:
1. The goal of the PolioPlus program:
The goal of the PolioPlus program is the global certification of polio eradication. By eradication, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Commission on Certification and Rotary mean the interruption of the transmission of all polioviruses.
September is End Polio month and DG Bronwyn and District 9800 are handing out jars of Smarties. Concept: Eat jar of Smarties - Fill empty jar with $2 coins! Return filled jars to Jo. Every $100 donated, with special District DDF and Foundation contribution and 2:1 match by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation results in over $1,000 towards EndPolio Campaign. Simple and yummy!