ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD
Welcome to multicultural North Hobart, known for its liveliness and diversity.
Over the past few years, the Rotary Club of North Hobart has sponsored a young woman in Kenya to become a teacher - Esther. She graduated last December.
We do good in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand and we have trusted partners in Taiwan and Nepal.
Through the Rotary Foundation, Friendship Exchanges and the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Rotary connects the world leading to peace and understanding.
Once you've seen the power of Rotary to unite people and take action, you want to be part of it.
Our projects give people the chance to solve problems.
Water filters in Bhutan, an orphanage in Thailand, a hospital in Bangladesh - whatever the cause, people contribute with confidence when it's Rotary because Rotary means trustworthy and reliable.
Jenny Kerrison chose Rotary because of the opportunity to bring her skills to communities overseas.
"I'm a midwife and nurse educator. I had volunteered in Bangladesh and worked in West Timor before I joined Rotary.
As an individual volunteer, I realised that Rotary's worldwide networks could open up opportunities for me and help me accomplish much more."
Our Rotary club supports Rotarians Against Malaria, an Australian initiative.
We are committed to eradicating this terrible disease, which killed 1,109 people in day in 2018 - mostly from the world's poorest nations.
Our Global Grant project provided mosquito bednets for pregnant women, and insecticide sprayers for the whole population in Timor Leste.
This has already made a tremendous difference and now we've done a community needs assessment to extend the work into West Timor.
If you see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, we'd love you to join Rotary.
List of club projects referred to:
Bethlehem Community Centre, Kenya
Malaria Eradication in East Timor
Kumudini Hospital in Bangladesh
Sky Hydrant water filter at Nanglam School in Bhutan
AYUI Foundation in Thailand
Youth Exchange students from Taiwan
Eye Camps in Nepal
Rotarians Against Malaria
Malaria Eradication in West Timor
We also supported the following projects with funding:
Food Plant Solutions in Vietnam
Umoja Orphanage, Kenya
End Polio Now
- Hobart Women’s Shelter Hobart Women’s Shelter believes it is a RIGHT of all women and children to have a safe and secure home
- Bears of Hope where the focus is to bring about much needed awareness to the tragic event of a baby born still
- RAWTAS Rural alive and well. Helping men with depression
- Caroline House Provides mental health and crisis intervention support
- Fresh Food for Families - a local project of Food Plant Solutions.
- Music for Dementia - a new project we are undertaking at Roy Fagan Centre, with support from a community volunteer.
- National Youth Science Forum, Canberra (NYSF) was attended by a Year 11 student from Elizabeth College.
- Windeward Bound – a young Mentor was sponsored to sail with other youths, including refugees and migrants on the brigantine “Windeward Bound"
- Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) - in 2019 the team we sponsored went to the nationals
- Rotary Youth Program Of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a program designed for young people from 14 – 17 years of age.
- Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) and Creating My Career - thanks to our volunteers who staffed these programs.
- Most years, the Club becomes involved in the sponsorship of a young person venturing overseas in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program (YEP).
- AYUI Foundation, Thailand, is a RAWCS project managed by PRID Dr. J Thorne.
- Rotarians Against Malaria in Timor Leste has a Rotary Foundation Global Grant managed by PP Jenny Kerrison.
- Bethlehem Community Centre (BCC), Nairobi, Kenya – a faith-based organisation that supports orphanages, and children, women and families living in poverty www.bccafrica.org
- Hamlin Fistula Ethiopa – hamlin.org.au – in previous years, the Club has supported this organisation.
- RAWCS project in Bangladesh at the Kumudini Hospital was managed by PP Jenny Kerrison. Now complete.
- Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) for the provision of a water filter in Bhutan. For more on DAA see disasteraidaustralia.org.au
- Food plant solutions: a Rotarian Action Group – a Tasmanian Rotary initiative