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Rotary clubs need people from all vocations, ages and backgrounds to undertake varied and exciting projects. You may be the person your local club needs.

Volunteering in your local community, or indeed international community, is one of the most rewarding things you can do.  You can either volunteer on projects with one of the 48 clubs across the state or consider becoming a member.

Friendship, community connection, confidence and making a positive difference are what you can expect when you work with Rotarians.

Some of our fantastic projects on offer include: Building homes in Fiji, Overseas professional exchange, National youth science forum.

See below for a full list of projects.




Membership in a Rotary club brings with it many opportunities, such as:

  • Becoming connected to your community
  • Working with other like minded business leaders and professionals to address community needs
  • Participating in Rotary’s international humanitarian service efforts
  • Establishing contact with an international network of professionals
  • Developing leadership skills and assuming leadership positions

Just some of the projects that Rotary Tasmania operates and supports —

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  • Australian Rotary Health providing grants for health research
  • Rotary Overseas Medical Assistance to Children Restorative surgery on severely disfigured children
  • Interplast – Restorative surgery on severely disfigured children
  • Beyond Blue partnership Depression and anxiety awareness
  • Deloraine Craft Fair
  • Teddy Bear Drop Devonport
  • Duck Race Launceston
  • Sail Day Hobart
  • Second Bite partnership  distribute excess food from Supermarkets to needy
  • Car shows
  • Street Swags


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  • Vocational Exchanges – Overseas experience for young adult rising stars
  • Fiji Rotahomes Building cyclone proof, low cost homes for Fiji’s most needy
  • Rotarians Against Malaria Bed netting in Solomon Islands and Timor Leste.
  • Food Plant Solutions Teaching the hungry to grow and feed themselves
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange- Exchange with other Rotarians from around the world
  • Projects in Nepal Eye camps, school and water projects

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  • Vocational Exchanges Overseas experience for young adult rising stars
  • Pride of workmanship awards
  • Vocational Awards
  • Mentor Resources Tasmania



Rotary Programs and Projects

We admit it!  We have a lot of lingo in Rotary – especially around projects, programs and projects.  Check out below the many different causes supported by Rotary Clubs in Tasmania and click on the link if you’d like to find out more.

ARH                             Australian Rotary Health

GSE                             Group Study Exchange

INTERPLAST               International Plastic Surgery Program (Remedial surgery & training) 

MUNA                         Model United Nations Assembly

NYSF                           National Youth Science Forum

POLIOPLUS                Program of Rotary to Eradicate Polio

PROBUS                     Professional and Business Club (Retired)

RAM                            Rotarians Against Malaria

RAOAF                        Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund

RAWCS                        Rotary Australia World Community Service

ROMAC                       Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTARACT                  ‘Rotary in Action’ open to members 18 – 30 years

RYDA                           Rotary Youth Driver Awareness

RYLA                            Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYPEN                         Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

VTT                              Vocational Training Teams

YEP                              Youth Exchange Program


Common Rotary Acronyms

We also use a few acronyms in Rotary – see the list we’ve come up with below.  If we’ve missed any please contact us so we can add it to the list

AG                               Assistant Governor

DG                               District Governor

DGE                             District Governor Elect

DGN                            District Governor Nominee

DGND                         District Governor Nominee Designate

IPDG                           Immediate Past District Governor

PAG                             Past Assistant Governor

PDG                             Past District Governor

PE                                President Elect

PEN                             President Elect Nominee

PETS                            Presidents Elect Training Seminar

PHF                             Paul Harris Fellow

SPHF                           Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow

PP                                Past President

RDU                            Rotary Down Under

RI                                Rotary International

TRF                              The Rotary Foundation