Mount Serle Homestead


The Rotary Club of Maitland is creating just such an opportunity, BUT it needs your help, advice and assistance. The Rotary Club of Maitland is seeking to create an Eco wilderness experience opportunity in conjunction with the Iga Warta Community situated in the northern Flinders Ranges, this opportunity is to be created on Mount Serle Station[Iga Warta is the lessee] and commences with renovation work within the Homestead complex.

If you would like to be part of the action please refer to mountserlestation.com and follow the prompts or contact David Amery direct on 0455 839 885  or  0476 996 882  coraliea1947@hotmail.com

The first two initial working opportunities 20th – 25th June and 11th – 16th July.

eClub sending funds to Valerie Browing AFAR

Our eClub D9510online, Australia has been collecting donations and have forwarded funds directly to Valerie. In an email she replied that “these funds will help to purchase emergency food and milk for the children in the villages she is travelling to in the next few days”, she is very, very overwhelmed with the support we have been able to provide. A little bit of good news is that the Ethiopian Government troops have moved into the local towns and blocked the Tigrayan forces and moving them further north away from the AFAR region.

The following is a short update from Valerie Browning:

Dear all again,

this is the latest info – as of the last 3 days, the PM is actually ordering the army and there have been advances.

If this means TPLF will be out of Afar Region, this is tenuous since the border is very long and the hills very porous for such activities. Afar displaced will not be secure to go home for sometime. Then the recovery is such a long road ahead.

APDA is working hard to assist any other NGOs to take assistance in and also looking at how to balance between those in the community who have some ability to feed their household and those who are destitute – trying to stimulate markets and so on.

As winter sets in for these people, sincerely need to work harder to battle the shelter issues – Afar traditional mats above anything are wanted and needed to build an Afar nomadic house again. with many thanks to each of you

Valerie

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-27/ethiopia-prime-minister-ahmed-abiy-tigray-war-battlefront/100655654

Worst Locust Swarms in Decades – Can you help?

CAN YOU HELP?
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…/

Modbury Rotary Club – Good News Story

   

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.

End POLIO Now – Rotary’s Major Project

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/