Rotary Stories

On 13 April 2018, the Rotaract Clubs of South Australia will be holding a 50 Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala Ball, which will recognise and commemorate the work of Rotaractor past and present.
Rotary International President Ian & Juliet Riseley will be visiting Murray Bridge.

Saturday 10th March      Bookings OPEN - $30    CLICK HERE TO BOOK

At the invitation of the Rotary Club of Mobilong,
RI President Ian and Juliet Riseley are scheduling a visit to Murray Bridge and we (Mobilong) are inviting you to join us on the afternoon of 10th March at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, to meet and mingle with Ian and Juliet, share a glass of wine and some nibbles and hear him address us on all things Rotary.

3.30pm  drinks in the Foyer
3.30pm Ian addresses the assembled guests
4:15 meet and mingle – drinks and nibbles
For more information contact PDG Wendy Gaborit
M. 0418 858 717

Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

Dear fellow Rotarians,

November is Foundation Month, and time for us to take a look at where we are in our Rotary Foundation: what it’s done, what it’s helping us do now, and how we can move forward.

Last Rotary year, our Foundation received US$304 million in total contributions: that included $140 million to the Annual Fund, $28 million to the Endowment Fund, and $108 million to PolioPlus. All of those gifts are now hard at work, Doing Good in the World: supporting Rotary’s work today and strengthening our organization for tomorrow. The Foundation approved 494 district grants and 1,260 global grants, with a total of $111 million in funding.
Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness. The work of the Australian Government, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health to treat trachoma infections has seen rates in affected communities reduced substantially. But now, we need to ensure that hygiene practices and the community environments are improved to completely eliminate the disease.
Jason Booth is the principal optometrist at Flinders Vision and a lecturer at Flinders University. He received the award for 'significant service to optometry as a clinical educator, to professional organisations, and to international humanitarian eye care programs'.  He is the team leader for the annual Rotary Australia World Community Service Eye Camp field trips to Nepal, a position he has held since 2004. Since 2006, he has been the volunteer and ground co-ordinator for trips to Mongolia.
The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project, Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles. This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.
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