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Rotary Tasmania - District 9830


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.

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    Coming Events

  • May 3         Rotartistry Art and Craft         Republic Bar           Rotary Club of Salamanca Flyer
  • May 31       Rotary Trivia Night                 Legacy Hall             Rotary Club of City Central Hobart Flyer

30 April Applications for Foundation District Grants close.     Information

Further details of Club Events here

News update

  • Papers presented at PETS
  • Appeal for funds for eye camps (pdf download)
  • Friendship Exchange trip to Sweden Information . Group full.
  • Follow our GSE Team's trip to Taiwan. Pictures here.on fickr.
  • Find out about our new eClub. E-club members provide hands on services in our own local communities (wherever we are) and on international projects.  This Rotary E-Club has it's base south of the 40th parallel.


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/

Visit to India

Friendship Exchange committee are organising a trip to India in October this year. This should be an amazing trip which will be limited to 20 people. We will be staying in hotels and the tour will include all meals, the services of an English speaking guide and we will travel in an air conditioned deluxe large coach.

It is believed that this trip is fully subscribed. Further information email lesley45@bigpond.net.au.

This is Rotary...

What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

There are 48 Rotary Clubs throughout Tasmania, included a new Club, Derwent Valley, based at New Norfolk. A new initiative is our e Club, an alternative when attending club meetings is a challenge. Three Rotaract Clubs provide for those in the 18 -30 age group.

Some Rotary Clubs, such as Hobart City Central  and Tamar Sunrise cater specifically for younger professionals.

What is Rotary? from Rotary International on Vimeo.


Why join Rotary? Some reasons here.. Interested -- ,You can get involved with Rotary, District 9830 in Tasmania. Make an online membership enquiry..

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Information for Clubs

The Rotary Foundation

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.surf

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”.

There grant funding will be limited to $2000 for each grant. and proposals for funding were submittted in May 2013 and a second round of grants in November 2013.

For further information check the grants page or contact PDG Michael Perkins. Download the Club's Memorandum of Understanding.

Clubs in Tasmania support ...

Rotary Clubs in Tasmania support a wide variety of activities, to highlight some of them ...

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.

Examples of this are Rotary District 9830, Tasmania's response to the New South Wales Bushfires 2013, Tasmanian Bushfires 2013, Queensland 2011 Floods and the Victorian 2009 Bushfires , and

Philippines Disaster December 2013

Rotary Regional Office in Sydney states the most effective way to help is to send money direct to the area affected. District Governor Edgar dgchiongbian2013@gmail.com 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 use one of the following Rotary affiliated disaster organisations

There are two Rotary endorsed organisations that do support immediate emergency relief

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

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Website: www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au

Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of Youngtown

Rotarian Ted Burton Ph: 6343 0639 burton.ted@gmail.com

PP George Lockwood
(H): 6334 9886 ïï�½·ں½¢  (M): 0407 393 446ïï�½·ں½¢ 
Email: ninetwofive@bigpond.com

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.

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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

Website: www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au

Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of Launceston

Rtn Bill Dobson
(M): 0414 410 206
Email: D9830a@shelterbox.org.au

Street Swags

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. 

More information

Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of South Launceston

PP Les Grant (M): 0428 312 633   (W) 6331 2633
Email: lgrantfs@bigpond.net.au

Food Plant Solutions - formally Learn Grow Program

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


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 theyïï�½·ں½¢ departed with vision restored."  Reported from our February 2013 visit . Another visit will occur in February 2014.eye

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.ïï�½·ں½¢  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.

See how it happened...

Donate to this project via Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) secure site

 Uterine Prolapse

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


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