Getting behind the wheel to drive funds and awareness for polio eradication, District 9510 will launch its Polio Ute Relay on World Polio Day.
Please donate now: https://www.endpolio.org/donate
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Worst Locust Swarms in Decades
Hundreds of millions of desert locusts are swarming in Ethiopia some of the biggest numbers seen in more than 25 years. Recent floods in the area toward the end of the year has contributed to the massive outbreak, driving an explosion of locusts that are destroying crops and threatening food security across the region.
Further Details: https://rotaryeclub.org.au/…/worst-locust-swarms-in…/
In recognition of the Port Arthur tragedy on 28/29 April 1996 the R.C. of Modbury, in conjunction with Trees for Life and staff and students of Modbury Primary School, undertook a planting of 35 eucalypts and casuarinas on a recently cleared reserve at Sandalwood Drive, St. Agnes. Each plant was intended to reflect upon the life of each of the victims of the rogue gunman on that fateful day. The planting was undertaken in May 1996.
In 2018 the City of TTG Council undertook significant refurbishment of the planted area including the replacement of a number of the plants which had not survived the initial planting.
Reported by Keith Rendell — remembering those who are no longer with us at St Agnes Recreation Park.
Two reasons why we don’t have Polio in this Country? Rotary’s initiative 33 years ago to stamp it out! and vaccinating your child, we don’t have it in Australia due to vaccinating and if you don’t vaccinate, we are just an overseas visitor away from someone getting it!
Rotary Clubs are continually working on the END POLIO NOW program. Want to be involved in Rotary, let us know! https://voiceofrotary.org.au/contact-us/
Good News Award
This initiative was launched for a 12 month trial period in February 2017 with the first award being made in May 2017. Subsequent awards were made in August and November 2017.
At our Partners meeting #1629 on 26 February 2018 we were pleased to acknowledge our fourth winner, Ben Kempster, and present him with a certificate of award and a cheque for $250. Ben outlined the features of the fitness programme which he runs with the support of his employer SA Power Networks with all funds raised being donated to the Women’s and Children’s Foundation. Ben, a fitness coach and personal trainer, is clearly committed not only to helping others to ‘get that spark back’ but also to helping those in the wider community who are in genuine need.
A worthy Good News Award winner indeed.
Now that we have completed the 12 month trial run of the Good News Award we can look back on our 4 winners to date:
The Voice of Rotary is broadcast on 1197AM 5RPH Adelaide every Tuesday starting from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Dec 5th – Denise Pellen (R.C Mitcham)
“Dignity is in the Bag”
Dec 12th – Dick Cuttle (R.C. Onkaparinga)
“Paving Project Umuwa”
Dec 19th – Suzanne Harris (R.C Flagstaff Hill)
“Days for Girls”
Dec 26th – Pam Green (Vision Australia)
“Vision Australia Radio”