Details of Rotary Tasmania, District 9830 where Rotary Clubs meet and how to contact Tasmanian Rotary Clubs. Our website illustrates humanitarian and community projects carried out by our Rotary Clubs.
Rotary Regional Office in Sydney states the most effective way to help is to send money direct to the area affected. District Governor Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org can use the funds where they believe it is most effective .
Food , water , medicines etc. are in great need and can be sourced from other parts of the Philippines.
Rotarians can send contributions to the areas in Tacloban and Northern Cebu that were hardest hit by the typhoon recently by sending to the Bank account below. Please note these funds are going direct to the Rotary District and not through The Rotary Foundation.
Account Name: Rotary District 3860 Disaster Fund
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
SWIFT Code (for wire remittances): BOPIPHMM
Account Number: 1370-0113-93
Currency: Philippine Peso
Branch: Mango Avenue, Cebu City
OR one of the following Rotary affiliated disaster organisations
(b)Disaster Aid Australia
Donation details at:
or contact George Lockwood Rotary Club of Youngtown Ph: 0407 393 446
Download their Philippines Update 19 November Download a donation sheet
Online donations at:
or contact Bill Dobson Rotary Club of Launceston Ph: 0414 410 206
(d) Aquabox (project Rotary Club of Eltham)
Can convert up to 2,000 lts of water from creeks/ponds into sterile, potable water
Donate here - http://www.aquabox.com.au/the_boxes.html
- 16 December Rotary Club of Devonport 85th Birthday Party
- 4 Jan Annual Rustic Golf Day at Okehampton Rotary Club of Spring Bay
- 25 January Ulverstone Twilight Rodeo Rotary Club of Ulverstone West
- February 2 Tasmanian Fruit Wine and Cider Festival, Bellerive Board Walk , R C Sorell
- February 18 Sail Day Rotary Club of Hobart
- February 22 Devil Country Muster Smithton
- February 23 Ulverstone Rotary Foundation Giving Day and "Festival in the Park"
- February 27 90th Anniversary Dinner Rotary Club of Launceston
- March 23 Devonport Motor Show Rotary Club of Devonport North
- 11-13 April 2014 District Conference Devonport
- Further details of Club Events here
Rotary Convention, Sydney 1 - 4 June 2014
RI Convention page http://www.riconvention.org/en/2013/Pages/Sydney2014.aspx
Sydney Committee site http://rotary2014.com.au/
Early bird registration closes in December.
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This is Rotary's "charity" arm. Tasmanian Rotary Clubs through individual Rotarian's efforts gave over $115 000 in the previous Rotary year. Some of this money (60%) is returned to the District and is available to Clubs through the grant scheme.
Grants were used to cover both local and overseas projects and some of these projects will be highlighted here shortly.
The 1st of July 2013 brought a new era to The Rotary Foundation Grants process. The Rotary Foundation grants support Rotarians’ efforts to change lives and serve communities. Through District grants we are able to assist clubs and the district to address immediate needs in their local communities, nationally and abroad provided they are aligned with the Foundation’s mission of, “Doing good in the World”.
The grant funding will be limited to $2000 for each grant. and proposals for funding were submittted in May 2013.
Clubs in Tasmania support ...
... a wide variety of activities, to highlight some of them ...
Rotary Tasmania's Support for Queensland floods in 2011
Around $911 000 was raised by Rotary District 9830, Tasmania, for Queensland Flood relief and was used to replace a Community Centre at Murphys Creek in Queensland's Lockyer Valley following the floods in 2011. This included a contribution of $167.000 from the Tasmanian Government
Rotary Tasmania, District 9830 established the ‘Rotary Tasmania Bushfire Appeal’ which achieved donations around $700 000. In addition to supporting impacted communities, the Appeal will seek to fund recovery projects that will have a long term direct influence on those communities.
We are working closely with the Rotary clubs in the affected areas who have local knowledge of where the funds can best be used. The Tasman Peninsular fire is in areas in which the Rotary clubs of Sorell and Tasman operate.
An update for November 2013 lists the following recent support
• $50,000 grant for stock feed to assist farmers through the winter period (20 farmers from Boomer Bay, Lachlan, Forcett, Glenora, Gretna, Ellendale, Dunalley, Primrose Sands, Carlton River, Ouse, Copping and Connolly’s Marsh participated)
• A further $13,500 for pasture reseeding (on top of the previous $21,000 allocated – this included a donation of $11,000 from the Community Enterprise Foundation of Bendigo Bank to our Fund) distributed around the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas and the Central Highlands
• 10 UHF hand-held radios for the Ellendale Fire Brigade
• Continuing assistance for the fortnightly well-being events at Murdunna
• Assistance with living costs for Victorian volunteers providing recovery help on the Tasman Peninsula
• Provision of 24 farm gates for farms in the Central Highlands (part donation by the RC of Claremont)
• 22500 litre water tank for the Eaglehawk Neck Fire Brigade
• Assistance for a school holiday event for children affected by the fires
• 25 LED helmet lights for the Lachlan Fire brigade
• An offer of $35,000 towards extensions to the Molesworth Community Centre (this was a base for the community, fire fighters, police, and helicopters during the 2013 fires with some meetings and catering needing to be handled in the open)
• General funding of a range of activity and materials being used in the recovery process
Support in Nepal
District 9830 recently signed a District Relationship Agreement between our District and District 3292 Nepal.
A closer relationship has resulted and a number of joint projects between our two Districts are being undertaken. See our Rotarians in action.
‘Gift of Sight’ Eye Project, Nepal
"They came most partially blind, some totally blind; but with hardly an exception they departed with vision restored." Reported from our February 2013 visit . Another visit will occur in February 2014.
This project is conducted by the Rotary Club of Hetauda in November and February each year and our district has welcomed the opportunity to provide the necessary funding. It is having a positive impact on the lives of many of the poorest people in a very poor country.
Our district first became involved in 2011 and has now funded 5 eye camps. A total of 4420 Nepalese people have had their eyes examined, the majority have been treated for infections and 751 have undergone cataract surgery.
For this project to be ongoing funding is required each year, we will continue in 2013 - 2014.This project has already brought great benefit to many poor people in a remote area of Nepal. We are making a difference and those Rotarians able to attend a camp will not forget the look of amazement and joy on the face of a blind person able to see again.
Hetauda Support Project, Hetauda, Nepal
A project to provide fresh drinking water to a secondary school, construct a toilet block for a technical training centre and other community projects to improve health and education of the community of Hetauda, Nepal.
Donate to this project via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) secure site
This is a district project that has been developed with the Rotary Club of Kopundol under our relationship agreement with District 3292. This is a major problem in Nepal where it is estimated that 600,000 women suffer this condition. (May 2013)
Our District has been successful in gaining funding of US$18,264 from the Rotary Foundation under the old Matching Grant scheme to help provide screening camps, publicity, transportation, surgeries and medical equipment for women suffering from uterine prolapse in the western part of Nepal.
More details of our Nepal Projects here Updated 11 Nov 2013
A bag with room for extra belongings, the street swag is made of super lightweight waterproofed canvas with a high-density foam mattress. It offers its users a degree of comfort, warmth and protection from the weather. Designed for those living on the streets, its discrete appearance and camouflage colours, offer some safety for those who need to be invisible.
It is estimated that there are some 1,020 or more people sleeping rough in Tasmania each night.
The swags cost $60 each and South Launceston purchase them from a Queensland company who work with the Woodford Correctional Centre, Qld and the Grafton Correctional Centre, NSW, where prisoners produce them gaining work readiness skills along with tertiary qualifications.
Hobart Clubs working together have delivered 100 swags distributed by the Salavtion Army in 2013.
There's a story about an 8 year old helping the project see Mercury Newspaper 4 August 2013
Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of South Launceston
PP Les Grant (M): 0428 312 633 (W) 6331 2633
Global food shortages are looming as the single greatest threat to mankind! But there is a simple solution food plants that grow and thrive naturally where they are best adapted.
Food Plant Solutions is a visionary project based on the lifetime work of agricultural scientist, Bruce French, from Tasmania. He has compiled the world's most comprehensive food plant database, creating a simple yet powerful tool to address hunger and malnutrition in developing countries globally. Food Plant Solutions's prime objective is to provide resources, information and technical support to food aid providers so they can help people in need learn about and grow the best local plants to match their nutritional needs.
Food Plant Solutions is a project of Rotary District 9830 which is utilising the global network of Rotary International to realise the huge potential that this solution offers.
This project can truly help the hungry feed themselves.
Now supported by a Rotary Action Group Download current Newsletter August 2013
Donate to this projct via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) secure site
Rotary Response to Disasters
Rotary International in Australia sees it's major role in disasters as a "second line " approach. Rotary will normally leave first response to the emergency authorities.
Our role is seen to be in the recovery process. With Rotary Clubs spread throughout most areas that experience disasters we are well equipped to support recovery initiatives after the immediate disaster has passed.
However there are two Rotary endorsed organisations that do support immediate emergency relief world wide
DISASTER AID AUSTRALIA
An Australian Rotary club project delivering humanitarian aid to people around the world affected by disasters (either natural or manmade) on behalf of Australians.
Thanks to the generosity of fellow Rotarians across the globe, Disaster Aid Australia will continue to support the newest member of the Rotary family – South Sudan. Working with KUSH (Knowledge – Unity – Self-reliance – Healing), a local and international NGO....their news updates.. November 2013 update
Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of Youngtown
Rotarian Ted Burton Ph: 6343 0639 email@example.com
PP George Lockwood
(H): 6334 9886 (M): 0407 393 446
Responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
Shelterbox Australia's blog update November 2013
ShelterBox aims to help up to 4,000 families and has launched a Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal. With 504 tents en route now from Dubai to Manila and a possible onward flight to Cebu, this latest shipment of aid is set to arrive on Wednesday 13 November.
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members are already on the ground in the Philippines carrying out assessments in Cebu, Bohol and Tacloban. Mark Curnow (UK) arrived in country on Sunday. ...Read more
Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of Launceston
Rtn Bill Dobson
(M): 0414 410 206