Club Service Projects

District 9675 Governor
District Governor Stephen Humphreys and Judith
Stephen Humphreys (Judith)
District Governor 2016-17
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Service Projects
Club Service Projects Chair – PP Sue Hayward (PHF) suehay@ozemail.com.au 0439 550 976
 
Soap Aid
 
Aim: 
  • To collect soap from hotels, send it to Melbourne for recycling and distribution to developing countries.
  • A rapidly growing programme with lots of hotels wanting to join
  • Volunteers do a pick up from a local hotel and take it to a storage depot where it is transported to Melbourne for processing
 
Contact:  Steve Hooper  chevets@bigpond.com  0401 987 003
 
Australian Rotary Health 
 
Aim:                                                               
To provide funding for a variety of health related research
 
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships – Cost to club $2,500 (75 students sponsored this year)
  • Rural Medical Scholarships – Cost to club $5,500
  • Rural Nursing Scholarships – Cost to club $13,750
  • Mental Health Forums
  • ANZAC PhD Scholarship for research into PTSD
  • Hat day – Held each year in October
 
Contact: Phil Whyte  pdwhyte@ozemail.com.au 0418 219 118 or Cheryl Deguara.
 
Graffiti day
 
Aim:
To work with local Councils to remove graffiti from public or private buildings using products which are donated.
Coordinators are required to:
  • arrange pick up of product
  • Identify team members (who need to attend a short training session)
  • Supervise on the day
  • Held annually in October
 
Contacts: 
Jay Thorogood  jay.thorogood@gmail.com  0488 228 882
Bob Aitkin bob@bobaitkenmedia.com.au  0417 722 190
 
Grand Stories
Aim:
To capture the stories of Rotarians, community members, family & friends by digitally recording them and transferring them onto CD for future reference.
  • How many Rotarians are there in your club who were Charter members?
  • Is it worth capturing the changes that have happened over the years?
  • The District has a recorder which you can borrow and Jack will arrange training for groups if necessary.
  • The district has a digital recorder and can provide training
 
Contact:  Jack Elliot jack.ell@bigpond.net.au  9858 1194
 
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
 
Aim:
To provide children with a book each month from the time of birth until they are five.
  • This encourages parents to read to their children
  • In some cases, this develops the parents’ literacy also
  • Gets children ready for school
Cost to clubs:
  • Cost per child is $6.50 / month or $78 / year.
  • Cost for 50 children for 1 year is $3900.
  • Plan on a 3 year commitment
 
Contact: Sue Clark ballyclark@bigpond.com 0402 818 075
 
Rotary Community Corps 
 
Aim:
to provide members of the community who can’t commit to Rotary membership to do community service
  • Like ‘Friends of Rotary’ but more formal.
  • Is part of the Club
  • No membership fees or attendance requirements
  • Usually focussed on a ‘theme’, geographical area or nationality
  • Must abide by the usual rules of governance and financial probity
 
      Contact: Mike Mazza mjmazza@bigpond.com 0402 012 888
 
 
 
Blood Donor drive
 
Aim:
To encourage Rotarians and their family and friends to donate blood
  • Disappointing response in our District to date
  • It’s not that Rotarians aren’t donating, but we think that they aren’t registering on the ARCBS website so donations aren’t being counted
  • Site address is        www.donateblood.com.au
  • Register under D9675
 
Contact:  Nick Durrant nickdurrant@hotmail.com  0414 928 004
 
Dream Cricket
 
Aim:
To provide children with disabilities with the chance to improve their self esteem & confidence by playing cricket
  • Several clubs need to work on a Dream Cricket event
  • Rotaractors will assist with supervising the participants
  • The District has a special kit but the club will need to borrow/purchase others
  • Advice can be sought from clubs who have already run a Dream Cricket day
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Contact: Paul Read    reid_family@bigpond.com 0424 026 343
 
Community Grants
 
Aim 
To make clubs aware of funding sources
  • Community grants can provide opportunities to clubs eg DPIL in the Illawarra.
  • Michael Mazza sends out notices each month about grants.
 
Contact: Mike Mazza mjmazza@bigpond.com 0402 012 888
 
 
 
 
Probus  
 
Aim: 
To liaise with Probus in our District
 
  • Community club for retired persons
  • Especially for retired Rotarians
  • Meetings once per month
  • No work!
  • Person needed to assist Dick with visits to Probus clubs for official presentations etc.
 
     Contact: Dick White  whitard@ozemail.com.au  0424 603 499
 
Bowel Scan  
 
Aim: 
To detect early signs of bowel cancer by colorectal screening
 
  • Kits are distributed to pharmacies in March/April each year
  • Kits can be returned to same pharmacy for testing
  • Everyone over 40 should be doing this test
  • People needed to distribute kits
 
Coordinator wanted:  c/o Sue Hayward
 
Inspirational Women’s Awards 
 
Aim: 
To recognise the efforts of women who have contributed to their community
  • Not for Rotarians
  • Held in conjunction with International Womens day
  • Has been held every two years
  • Talk of making it an annual event but sharing the coordination with D9685 to our north.
 
Contact: Dot Hennessy  dothennessy@gmail.com  0412 120 314