The Rotary Club of Mosman

Come and visit us at one of our Tuesday lunch meetings.                 

12.30 for 12.50pm start at The Upper Duck HOTEL MOSMAN, 634 Military Rd, Mosman

(next to Boronia House with parking at Bridgepoint).

About Mosman Rotary

Our club has been a leading service organisation on the North Shore of Sydney since it was formed over 55 years ago.

Members contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long term projects both within Australia and across the globe. Each project has its own specific humanitarian aims but common to all is a desire to make the world a better place. Examples include disease prevention and treatment, disaster relief, water and sanitation etc.

 

The Board Members for this year are:
President: Graeme Robinson; Treasurer: Derek Andrew;
Secretary: Chris Bell; Club Service Director and President Elect: Vacant Pro Tem;

Fundraising Director: Mark Alderson; International Service Director: Richard Vahtrick;

Community Service Director: Suri Jain; Membership Director: Di McKenzie; 

 Vocational Director: Barry Starr; Youth Director Halyna Koscharsky; PR Director: Clare Stockdale
Sergeant At Arms: Mike Blakeney+Rob Sturrock+Mark Alderson;

Immediate Past President: Halyna Koscharsky

Some of our projects for 2019-20

Manly Warringah Womens Resource Centre

Our club is a strong supporter of the two refuges run by MWWRC - http://womensrefuge.org.au. Working with the Dick Smith Humanitarian Fund and District 9685 we anticipate funding MWWRC to an amount in excess of $25,000. Last year we provided a similar amount most of which funded small grants of up to $2000 to form part of the assistance MWWRC gives in enabling destitute women and their children start a new life away from domestic violence 

Hand Teams to Vietnam

For over 20 years our club has been sponsoring the work of teams of hand surgeons and associated medical practitioners in Vietnam and Myanmar. The late Prof Conolly and his successor Dr Peter Scougall have been holding clinical and training sessions once or twice a year as well as donating appropriate equipment to local surgeons. 
October 2017 saw over 70 Vietnamese surgeons participating in the latest course.

Wheelchairs For Kids

Over the years our club has sourced wheelchairs from the organisation and donated them to disabled children in Asia. Each wheelchair is fully adjustable and designed for rugged conditions. They make a huge difference not only to the child but to their families and communities. 

The chairs are produced in Perth by volunteers at the remarkedly low cost of A$200 each - www.wheelchairsforkids.org

We have established a major fund raising operation for WFK through schools and related organisations in Sydney. In 2017-18 we were instrumental in raising in excess of $20,000 enough to supply 100 wheelchairs and change the lives of 100 disabled children in far fliung corners of the world

RYPEN

Our club is the principle organiser of the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) program in District 9685. During an intensive residential weekend, young people aged approximately 15 to 16 years will develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals.  At the same time, participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds, and different parts of our district, improving their teamwork skills and having fun!!  All this done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates are encouraged.

Refer to the Rypen website

Rotary Foundation - Polio Plus

Rotary is an international organisation that brings together leaders who step up to take on the world’s toughest challenges, locally and globally. This work is supported by its major charity, The Rotary Foundation.

In 1985, Rotary International initiated the huge task of eradicating polio throughout the world, not only in the belief that it could be done, but that it should be done.

Of course, it didn’t take long before partners joined in, as they saw the impact it was having and began to believe that eradication was a reality rather than a dream. In 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed as a partnership that included Rotary, the World Health Organisation, the US Centres  for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF,  governments around the world and more recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation, along with its partners, has been funding the eradication of polio for many years now, Polio Plus being one of its longest running and most significant projects. With its partners, it has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. As a result, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide; immunization and monitoring will continue until polio ceases to exist.

Over the years our Club has made significant contributions to the Rotary Foundation which, by the time the world is certified polio free, will have contributed in excess of $US 2 billion, including $US 985 million in matching funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Refer to the global website

Youth Exchange

Every year our club sponsors two 16-17 year old students to come to Australia for a year. This year we are sponsoring Kai Nebel from Switzerland and Alejandro Arrate Vega from Canary Islands

We  also sponsor 2 local students to spend a year overseas.

 

 

 

 

Living For Climate

 

The Rotary Club of Mosman is taking a leadership role to encourage its members and the community to reduce their carbon footprint. The project asks Rotarians and the community to make simple changes in their lives that will reduce their impact on the climate. It has developed a carbon caluclator that suggests changes in life style and works out total carbon emissions savings. Rotary club will award the person who makes maximum carbon emissions savings.

To participate please  press

Come and see us

We look forward to meeting you and helping you explore the exciting world of Rotary

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