International Service

Australian Rotarians participate in activities to improve the lives and living conditions of others and to promote international understanding and goodwill.

Rotary Clubs are active in supporting developing countries in our region in the fields of Health, Hunger, Education and other Humanitarian Aid programmes. 

The projects Rotary supports fall into the following categories:

- Volunteers working to support aid programs
 

- Donating goods and services
 

- Disease control
 

- Financial support



For example; 

- taking part in the Group Study Exchange with Thailand, and providing the team leader, Walter Moore, for the return leg of the exchange:

- Helping support a small orphanage in Cambodia with a donation to cover
the cost of dental care for the children

- Supporting the Polio Plus campaign

- Contributing to Paul Harris Fellow awards
- Sponsoring our overseas exchange student to Canada
- Contributing to emergency flood coverage in Fiji



Our Rotary Club maintains a disaster relief fund generated by putting aside 10 percent of the proceeds of our various fundraising activities and events. Funds are then allocated to assist people suffering from disasters both within Australia and overseas.

 


Internationally, we have actively supported the Shelterbox program.

The Shelterbox mission is -

“To provide humanitarian aid worldwide in the form of shelter, warmth and comfort to people displaced by natural and other disasters.”

The ShelterBox Trust is a registered UK charity that provides emergency aid for victims of natural and other disasters anywhere in the world. Since operations began in January 2001, Shelterbox has helped an estimated 500,000 people and worked in more than 40 countries – responding to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, volcanoes etc.

To find out more, go to:
http://www.rotaryaustralia.org.au/gettinginvolved.php?article=37