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Welcome- Rotary Tasmania, District 9830, with 47 Clubs and 1450 members, encompasses all of Tasmania, the smallest and most southern of the states of Australia.   You will find details of  where Rotary Clubs meet and how to contact our Clubs. Our website illustrates humanitarian and community projects carried out through Rotary Tasmania.  Our  District Governor is  Ken Moore.

News from Rotary Tasmania –Click the links for more information

Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarships to Taiwan in January 2016
— An opportunity for accelerated learning of Mandarin

Disaster Appeals   – Nepal  scroll down

Disaster Appeal   – Vanuatu  scroll down

Rotary’s Emergency Response
— Disaster Aid and Shelter Box

Congratulations Tony Coleman  DG for 2017 – 2018

 Explore the Treasures of Japan – Rotary Touring Group
—  A 16 day tour with Rotary Friends in October  2016 

Rotary Tasmania Foundation Newsletter 

Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications

 Join Red25,  Blood Donation District activity
—  More information


Coming Rotary Club  Events

Quiz Night

May 30, 2015, 6:30pm

GA Woods Hall , 29 Bathhurst St, Hobart

Keep Calm , Its only a Quiz Rotary Club of Hobart Rotary Club of City Central Hobart In aid of “First Aid for New Parents Course”

Trivia Night- Vanuatu Appeal

May 30, 2015, 6:30pm

Wharf Hotel
10 Goldie Street
Wynyard, TAS  7325 Map

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A NIGHT OF FUN WITH AUCTIONS, RAFFLES & TRIVIA COST: $15.00 PER HEAD The cost includes nibbles & there is a bar facility goo.gl/HoacsA

Raising Awareness, Depression and Anxiety

May 30, 2015, 7:30pm

Ulverstone Football Club
Victoria Street
Ulverstone, TAS  7315 Map

ROTARY CLUB OF ULVERSTONE WEST ULVERSTONE FOOTBALL CLUB BEYONDBLUE GUEST SPEAKER: TROY LUFF BEYONDBLUE AMBASSADOR

Full details and further  Club Events here   

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Tasmanian Rotarians have an affinity with Nepal and have developed close relationships with the Rotary Club of Hetauda.  We have supported Eye Camps and helped develop  School and Water projects.

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While the majority of the devastation appears to be focused in and around Kathmandu the Rotary Club of Hetauda is well placed to support rebuilding efforts into the future .

Rotary is not a first response organisation, that is the realm of Shelterbox, Disaster Aid and other emergency relief agencies. However, Rotary will be involved in the medium to long term recovery effort and that is what our fundraising project is  committed to.

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

District 9830, Tasmania,  have opened a disaster fund to allow individuals and Rotary Clubs to make tax deductible donations to aid recovery efforts in Nepal. Funds will be forwarded to  the Rotary Club of Hetauda, District 3292 Nepal for long term rebuilding efforts rather than short term relief efforts..

Please be generous and support this appeal to help the Nepalese rebuild their lives and their communities.

Donate via this link

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Please note that RAWCS DOES NOT charge a service fee on donations toward declared disasters.

Disaster Aid Australia and Shelterbox are supporting

immediate relief efforts.   Details here 


 

Vanuatu Cyclone Appeal

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) has established a Multi District RAWCS project appeal for Rotary in Australia to help in recovery efforts following Cyclone Pam’s destruction in VanuatuDonate  on our secure site by this link.  Rotary will work  in Vanuatu after the close of the Emergency phase..

Please note that RAWCS DOES NOT charge the 3% service fee on donations toward declared disasters.

Rotary Tasmania  – update on our appeal,  19 April

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This is Rotary…

 

What would it take to change the world?

We’re working on it. Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

Rotary Tasmania has  48 Rotary Clubs  including our  newest  Club, Derwent Valley, based at New Norfolk.

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.

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Information for Clubs

District Governor Nominee for 2017-18

At the District Training Assembly held at Cressy on Sunday, DG Ken was able to announce and introduce the District Governor for 2017-18 Tony Colman of the Rotary Club of Salamanca.

Tony has been a Rotarian since 1976 when he was inducted as a Charter Member of RC Lindisfarne and he remained a member of that club for 30 years before transferring to Salamanca. He has been President of both clubs and has held many other positions in each club. Tony’s service at District level extended from 1996 – 2012 and included 2 years as Assistant Governor as well as roles with Youth Exchange, Vocational and New Generations.

Tony trained as a French Polisher and soon after established his own restoration and retail business in Richmond. More recently he has worked as a Conservator of wooden objects including contract work at TMAG. Tony’s vocation would have to be one of the more unique in the Rotary world. Congratulations Tony (and Liz),

The Rotary Foundation

This is Rotary’s “charity” arm.  Rotary Tasmania  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.

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”.

  •  Download Rotary Tasmania Foundation Newsletter   March 2015  –available here

For further information check the grants page or contact PDG Michael Perkins.


From our facebook page….

Rotary District 9830 (Tasmania) created an Australian Rotary Success Conference & Rotary Youth Summit. ... See MoreSee Less

Who should be attending? All Rotary Leaders, Presidents and Presidents Elect, PR Chairs, Membership Chairs and Future Rotary Leaders and Rotarians who want to be involved in the continuing success of Rotary in Australia.

Australian Rotary Success Conference & Rotary Youth Summit

September 5, 2015, 9:00am - September 6, 2015, 3:00pm

Hellenic Club of Canberra

Who should be attending? All Rotary Leaders, Presidents and Presidents Elect, PR Chairs, Membership Chairs and Future Rotary Leaders and Rotarians who want to be involved in the continuing success of Rotary in Australia.

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Rotary District 9830 (Tasmania) created an Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

RYLA is an intensive training program for young community leaders. Those chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. It is an invaluable personal and professional development program. Since it became an official Rotary program in 1971, RYLA has assisted thousands of young people to develop leadership skills at camps, seminars, and workshops. Most Rotary districts in the world sponsor a RYLA program each year and thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. Each program is designed to provide lifetime leadership skills for young people, adapted to local needs. For more information check out the RYLA Tasmania Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RYLATasmania?fref=ts

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2016

May 8, 2016, 10:00am - May 14, 2016, 3:00pm

Camp Clayton

RYLA is an intensive training program for young community leaders. Those chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. It is an invaluable personal and professional development program. Since it became an official Rotary program in 1971, RYLA has assisted thousands of young people to develop leadership skills at camps, seminars, and workshops. Most Rotary districts in the world sponsor a RYLA program each year and thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. Each program is designed to provide lifetime leadership skills for young people, adapted to local needs. For more information check out the RYLA Tasmania Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/RYLATasmania?fref=ts

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Introducing DG 2017-18 Tony Colman at District Training Assembly yesterday ... See MoreSee Less

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Rotary Tasmania Clubs support …

… a wide variety of activities, to highlight some of them …

Projects in Nepal

Rotary Tasmania, District 9830,   recently signed a District Relationship Agreement between our District and District 3292 in Nepal. A closer relationship has resulted and a number of joint projects between our two Districts are being undertaken.

‘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 . Visits will occur each February.
Eye camp Nepal

We are making a difference

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 funding.   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.

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How water was delivered prior to our project.

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

More details of our Nepal Projects here


Street Swags

A bag with room for extra belongings, the street swag is designed for those living on the streets.  It is estimated that there are some 1,020 or more people sleeping rough in Tasmania each night.swags

Donate to this project through RAWCS

More information  Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of South LauncestonP Les Grant (M): 0428 312 633  (W) 6331 2633

Email: lgrantfs@bigpond.net.au


Food Plant Solutions – formerly 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.

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Food in the Solomons

Food Plant Solutions 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 Tasmania, 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   Check their site

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

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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.

We support the  appeal has been launched for the Vanuatu Cyclone Relief

Examples of this are Rotary Tasmania, District 9830’s  response to the Tasmanian Bushfires, Queensland 2011 Floods and the Victorian 2009 Bushfires ,

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.

Disaster Aid Latest Update

Follow Disaster Aid on facebook

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   (M): 0407 393 446

Email: ninetwofive@bigpond.com

SHELTERBOX AUSTRALIA

Responds instantly to natural and man made 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.

Visit their site  Shelterbox Australia

Coordinating Club: Rotary Club of Launceston  Rtn Bill Dobson

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