International Services

International Service is aimed at supporting organisations and causes overseas that has impact on humanity. Examples of areas of assistance are: areas affected by natural disaster, countries affected by uncontrolled disease, improving health and/or education, etc.

2015 – 2016

  • Successful sponsorship of a Diabetes Education Seminars for the benefit of medical professionals in Ghana, Africa. This new project was one brought to our Committee by our committee member who is a Diabetes Nurse Educator, and she brought to our attention the unnecessarily high child death rates in Ghana from undiagnosed diabetes. There is a high rate of misdiagnosis and children being treated ineffectively for the actual medical condition of diabetes. This is having catastrophic results as they deteriorate into death by being treated with antibiotics instead of insulin. A relationship has been established with the Rotary Club in Kumasi, Ghana who is onboard with us to make sure these seminars can continue this year (2 seminars) and hopefully into the future. Steps are underway to deposit the funds required to run the July seminar in Kumasi. Our Committee will also apply for a District International Grant to assist with further seminars. We look forward to reporting on the outcome of this program in the next Rotary year.

2014 – 2015

  • Donation to Rotary Club of Turramurra to support activities being completed during the Ebola crisis.
  • Donation to Rotary Overseas Aid Fund to help with supporting the people of Vanuatu after the impact of Cyclone Pam.

2013 – 2014

  • Made a significant donation to the Philippines following the devastating hurricane. This donation was matched by the Board and was provided through Disaster Aid Australia.
  • Purchased a large quantity of reading glasses and donated them to Donations in Kind which sends many resources to overseas countries in need of resources.

2012 – 2013

  • Co-sponsored a Rotary exchange student from Finland along with the Rotary Clubs of Altona, Altona City and Wyndham.
  • Costa Mesa Exchange Program – provided sponsorship to Hoppers Crossing Secondary College students travelling to USA in student exchange program with Estancia High School.
  • We contributed to the cost of a Family Survival Box through Disaster Aid Australia.
  • Supported the Uganda Water Project in partnership with Rotary Club of Altona.
  • We visited Donations in Kind in West Footscray, which was very educational to the newer members and a donation was made to support the great work they do.
  • A donation was made to Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).

2011 – 2012

  • Donation made towards the Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) that was used toward the flood relief program for Fiji.
  • Informative presentation on Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) by Gerry Phillips from the Rotary Club of Albert Park, and the club made a donation to support their work.
  • Donation made to support the continuing services of Rotary Australian World Community Services (RAWCS).
  • Costa Mesa Exchange Program – provided sponsorship to Hoppers Crossing Secondary College students travelling to USA in student exchange program with Estancia High School.
  • We contributed to the cost of a Family Survival Box through Disaster Aid Australia.

2010 – 2011

  • Made a donation to Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM).
  • Made a donation to Interplast.
  • Costa Mesa Exchange Program – provided sponsorship to Hoppers Crossing Secondary College students travelling to USA in student exchange program with Estancia High School.
  • Supported the Uganda Water Project in partnership with Rotary Club of Altona.
  • Visited Donations In Kind (DIK) warehouse in West Footscray to gain a better understanding of the work DIK does and the types of support and donations they require to be able to continue to do the valuable work they currently do. They are always looking for volunteers to assist them so if you have some free time and would like to contribute, please contact them.
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