Here are 2 of the many International programs the Rotary Club of Wandin support.
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific region in the form of life giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
Changing futures today
Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
We do this in partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs. Our mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ and we do this through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.
Interplast is a fully accredited NGO with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), registered by the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission and is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.
Cire Services and Rotary are strengthening their partnership and reach to help respond to the needs of local communities, particularly younger people.
The initiatives encompass Cire Community School, a recently launched Rotary District 9810 Books for Kids fundraising campaign, and support for Cire Training’s Learn Local.
Cire is one of the first two organisational members of Wandin Rotary which has helped foster a greater understanding between the organisations and how closely our values align.
Recently, Wandin Rotary approved scholarships of $1000 each to two students at Cire Community School; enabled a student to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), a 6-day residential program focusing on leadership, personal and professional development and service to the community; and is helping drive mock interview sessions to prepare students for applying for employment.
The scholarship recipients were overawed by the generosity of Rotary and the student about to attend the keenly anticipated leadership camp said it was an opportunity she would never have thought possible.
The mock interviews will commence in earnest in Term 3. The sessions will also enable students to discuss their strengths and relate them to experiences with past work or opportunities provided within the school.
Initial feedback provided by some of the students who participated in mock interviews included:
- It wasn’t dry and boring
- It was really good and life-like
- It made me think about what I need to do to prepare for an interview
- The print out of questions is good, I can use it to prepare for interviews.
At a broader level, Rotary District 9810, which extends from Port Philip Bay to the hills of the Yarra Ranges, has launched Books for Kids.
The new District Governor, Shia Smart, is driving the Rotary DG Family Project Books for Kids Campaign which aims to identify and fund primary schools that will benefit from being on the Books in Homes program.
Rotary District 9810 together with Books in Homes will provide books-of-choice to children in District 9810 experiencing disadvantaged and low socio-economic circumstances, to ensure crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong achievement.
Identified children will receive two personally labelled books-of-choice to own and keep in their own personally labelled book bag. Selected schools will receive a Preview Pack of 48 books to keep.
The campaign to fund the purchase of books was launched on 1 July 2019.
The more money raised, the more children who can receive books.
The books are top quality and brand new, curated for the program by the Books in Homes Book Selection Committee, made up of authors, illustrators, educators, and parents!
If you’d like to read more or make a donation to this fantastic project please go to Rotary District 9810’s GiveNow campaign page.
Club membership is a mix of men and women from a range of backgrounds of all ages, who enjoy the friendship and Fellowship that our club is known for. Currently the Club has 25 members, 2 Organisational members and 5 Honorary members.
Please browse our web site and if you would like more information or would like to come along to one of our Club meetings, please contact our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or give our President a call on 0408 101 421.
The Rotary Club of Wandin meets every Thursday evening @ 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
The Club meets at the picturesque Mont Delancey Homestead in the Monty’s Tea Rooms. For meeting details please refer to the Events Calendar.
What is Rotary?
Wandin is located in the beautiful Yarra Valley, approximately 48 klm’s East of Melbourne, surrounded by Winery’s, Restaurants, and is in the “Heart of Cherry Country”.
The Rotary Club of Wandin has a rich history of Giving for over 34 years and we are proud of our record of service to the Wandin and surrounding communities and around the World. Any member would be proud to inform you of the projects and services that we have provided over the years.
We are always looking for new members. There are a number of ways you can become a member, through joining as an individual, business or corporate membership, sponsoring or volunteering at any of our community projects and events such as the Wandin Rotary Custom Car & Bike Show or the Yarra Valley Beer & Cider Festival.
Becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Wandin allows you to meet new friends, fellowship, business networking and helping the less fortunate in our Community and International.
So if you are interested or want more information please contact the Rotary Club of Wandin.