DECEMBER IS ROTARY DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH

DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT MONTH

 

ONE ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP RFHA or

Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention

WALKS THE TALK!

Rotary Family Health Days is the signature program of Rotarians For Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA). The program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa and in India that provides comprehensive, free health care services tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

The services include lifelong immunizations to children, such as polio and measles vaccines and comprehensive life-saving annual screens such as HIV, TB, Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and more.

RFHA WEB SITE

 

Above Marion Bunch the woman behind RFFA now RFHA an amazing story.

RFHA How it Began

Below in Montreal June 2010 RFHA Board Meeting:

L-R:  JG; “Olu” PDG Olugbemiga Olowu; Polio Plus Chair PRIVP Mike McGovern;  CEO & Founder Marion Bunch; Foundation Chair PRID Paul Netzel; PDG Mark Doyle and COO Len Lanzi.

Welcome!

Above some of the members of my Rotary Club Coolamon with 30 members we are a small but very active club with a focus on our local community as well as working on an International scale in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Cambodia and Nepal.

DGJG is the first District Governor in Rotary International District 9700 from the Coolamon Rotary Club, which is now 46 years old.  You can read about DGJG here:

JG CV Rotary 2003-2017

 

Rotary International is an organisation for women, and for men.

It’s also an organisation dedicated to achieving equality for women around the world. We do this by helping women in local and global communities improve health standards, achieve economic independence, and provide better education.

Each year on this day March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to celebrate International Women’s Day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements and Rotary is playing an active role.

There’s nothing else like Rotary, come and join the conversation, help turn ideas into actions and meet a new network of friends by putting back into your community.

Rotary. Humanity in Motion.

www.rotarywomen.org.au

This web site is one that I hope will help in learning about Rotary and what we do in our Rotary International District 9700.  The area we serve covers a large part of rural New South Wales from Bathurst and Oberon in the East to Condobolin in the West.  South West we have Griffith and South East Lockhart with Wagga Wagga and Orange as  major centres.  There are 39 Rotary Clubs and one Rotaract Club in District 9700.

Our official District 9700 web site is:

DISTRICT 9700.

I also invite you to share this web site with your friends both Rotarians, Rotaractors and Non Rotary members.

I hope that you will enjoy taking part in this web site and feel free to contribute and join us as we grow Rotary.

Team 9700-Growing Rotary-Making a Difference.

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; in business, professions and community life; with the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship.

Most people join local Rotary clubs because they want to establish additional friendships with like-minded people and to make an impact, first in their local community and then internationally.

It maybe for business reasons, social reasons or service reasons, but it’s still networking and developing friendships.  If this sounds like you come join us.

JOIN US

GROWING ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

 

Dream Cricket in Nepal

One of the best projects going on in our District 9700 is Dream Cricket.

Currently being promoted in Nepal by Mary Brell from the Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak.  Mary is in Nepal with the REAL SCHOOLIES from Orange.  What a wonderful project.

The Schoolies brought Dream cricket to Nepal today! Everyone involved had a wonderful day and the schoolies experience something extremely humbling. An great initiative and start to an ongoing international friendship!

 

THE REAL SCHOOLIES

Compassion and Love

الانثى معطاء حتى في الصغر .. لا أعرف من تكوني ولكنك تستحقي لقب أجمل طفل على وجه الأرض

Posted by Dr. Moutaz Kokash on Tuesday, 24 October 2017

DISTEC17

Young 12th November 2017

What a great day and my thanks to PP Paul Murray and PP Geraldine Rurenga for their professional and dedicated work.  Paul Murray prepared an excellent programme which was well received by the 50 delegates.  21 Clubs were represented including Coolamon with President Paul Weston, Henk Hulsman, Alex Thompson and JG.

Distec17 Flyer Final

From Andrew Best:

On 14 November 2017 at 08:51, Andrew Best <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear DGE John,

I am really happy to read the event was a success. Congratulations on drawing in such a large number to a training day like this.

I’m sure we can provide the same support, or possibly physically attend next years event. Thanks for your openness to the light side of my video, I’m glad it was well received.

Its incredible Polio had such an impact on so many Rotarians. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. It is stories like this that motivate me to do as much as I can.

As of today, I have raised $15,300 USD. Once matched by the Gates foundation, that will look like $45,000 USD.

I  hope I can make the ride event you have planned. Let’s hope dates don’t clash.

Once I’ve completed the Tucson ride, I will certainly provide any ideas or feedback I have.

Regards,

Andrew

MEMBERS THE LIFEBLOOD

NEW MEMBER

New members the lifeblood of any organisation and my club Coolamon is no exception.

“President Paul Weston inducted our newest and youngest member last night.  Will Cartwright who will have the vocation as Butcher and will serve with Wayne Lewis on the membership committee.  Welcome Will and we all look forward to working with you for our community in the years to come.  At this moment Rotarian Will is the youngest Rotarian in the world.”

“Welcome to Rotary and our club, Will, we are open to your ideas and will work with you over the years ahead.”

Wayne Lewis with Will Cartwright and President Paul Weston.

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS COOLAMON ROTARY CLUB HAS GONE FROM 15-30 MEMBERS!

This Week DGEJG

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT NEWS:

Travelled to Orange for the Orange Daybreak breakfast meeting and spoke on RAGES.  Excellent club with growing numbers and a good mix of gender and age.  Was looked after by President Bob Derrick and Jennifer who hosted Susan and I at the their winery Montoro Wines close to Orange.

While in Orange I bought my DG Jacket navy Blue from St Vinnies $6 Bargain!

Visiting Rotary Clubs

One of the best areas of Rotary is visiting other clubs as you travel.  In some cases invited to speak at a meeting.  Last week I went to Sydney for several Rotary related meetings one of which was to talk at the Rotary Club of Sydney Tuesday luncheon meeting.

I enjoyed being able to present RAGES as Chair of the Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species.

Sydney Rotary Club is the second oldest Rotary Club in Australia now 96 years young!

My thanks to Rotarian Richard Poi from the Sydney Rotary Club for the photos.