Community Projects

 

PETER CLARK - END HEPATITIS NOW

Peter Clark presented our Rotary Melbourne initiative:  "End Hepatitis Now" as one of the five R100 Centenary Projects.

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PETER ROGERS - INTERACTIVE WATER TRAILER

PP Peter Rogers presented a Rotary Melbourne 100 Year Project: Interactive Water Trailer - End Trachoma 2020. 

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REG SMITH - GATHERING of KINDNESS PROJECT

Hon Secretary Reg Smith presented a Rotary 100 Year Project - Gathering of Kindness at last week's meeting.

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DOROTHY GILMOUR - ROTARY SAFE FAMILIES

Dorothy is seen here presenting the latest news on Rotary Melbourne's R100 Project - Rotary Safe Families at last week's meeting.

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END TRACHOMA TRAILER UPDATE 2020

PP Peter Rogers wrote:  "You will be pleased to hear that our Mk2 version of Interactive Face Washing Trailer is nearing completion in the Darwin workshops of our partner Inpex.

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END HEPATITIS NOW PROJECT UPDATE

The End Hepatitis Now project was launched in late 2019. A Rotary Melbourne partnership has been formed with Hepatitis Victoria.

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TAKING WATER TO THE PEOPLE

Nganampa Health Council showed the following on Facebook this week.  Pic shows a water trailer designed and made by Ross Engineering in Alice Springs and funded by SA Health and will be used at "sorry" camps, bush camps and meetings to enable face and hand washing.  

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SIGNING MOU WITH LAUNCH HOUSING

Last week, President Kevin and Launch Housing's CEO, Bevan Walker signed a MOU which signifies a continuing Rotary Melbourne support of Launch Housing's mission to house the homeless.  James Pullar, Richard Parker, Phil Cornish have been instrumental in this relationship.  Well done! 

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ENDING HOMELESSNESS FORUM

Thank you Marion for a great summary of the Ending Homelessness forum which you facilitated at our recent Multi District Conference.  This forum was outstanding and generated much discussion and interest.

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‘Make a House a Home’ project

It’s official, the ‘Make a House a Home’ project has launched. The first of 40 home essentials kits arrived at Launch Housing Southbank a few days ago and Richard Parker and James Pullar are seen here being thanked by Monica.

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Second Bite

RCM members volunteer weekly to collect surplus fresh food at the Queen Victoria and Prahran Markets. Second Bite then redistributes donated food to community food programs for the disadvantaged. Volunteers donate 2 hours of their time to collect donations, and are rostered up to 6 times a year. 

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End Trachoma by 2020

Led by the Rotary Club of Melbourne, the “EndTrachoma by 2020” project unites Rotary clubs across Australia, to work towards eliminating trachoma by preventing the spread of infection that causes this avoidable blindness.  This project is endorsed by 2017-18 Rotary International President, Australian Ian Riseley, and Zone Director Noel Trevaskis, and has been endorsed as a project to commemorate Rotary Australia’s centenary year in 2021.  

 

 

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