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Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
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Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Oct 18, 2016
Members of the Rotary Club of Port Fairy have been active during October 2016 by providing a host of volunteers for catering duties at the recently launched, Port Fairy Community Lunch being conducted at the local Community House.
Each Tuesday in October, up to six Rotarians are helping with the lunch program by planning and cooking meals, serving the guests and cleaning up after the meal.
See Photo Gallery for images of the Community Lunch Program.
The Rotary Club concluded its Spring Raffle on Saturday 4th October when the proprietor of Brookes Timber & Hardware, Ken Brookes, drew the winning raffle ticket for the prize of a wheelbarrow load of gardening products and equipment.
The winner was Sue Robertson of Port Fairy.
In total, $1,643 was taken and after an outlay of goods for the prize from Brookes Timber & Hardware, the net profit was approximately $1,350.
The proceeds will go towards Rotary projects in the community.
Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Sep 28, 2016
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy awarded recently retired, Port Fairy bank manager, Julie Holcombe with a "Pride of Workmanship" award at its Dinner Meeting held 26th September 2016.
Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Sep 26, 2016
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy welcomed District Governor, Stephen Lamont, to its Dinner Meeting on 26th September at the The Star of the West Hotel.
Stephen was inducted as DG for Rotary District 9780 in July 2016 and was visiting Port Fairy as part of his journey to visit all clubs in the District.
Posted by Adrian Crosier on Sep 14, 2016
Adrian Crosier, is settling into his role as President and has been very active since his induction in July.
Here is Adrian's report for September outlining the many activities being undertaken by the Rotary Club.
Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Sep 15, 2016
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy traditionally holds its weekly Dinner meeting at the Star of the West Hotel. However, to slightly change the "flavour" of the meetings, President, Adrian Crosier, has arranged for a special meeting on 17th October 2016 to be held at the Limestone Gallery & Cafe in Port Fairy. The meeting will start at 7pm with roll up from around 6.30pm.
Memebrs can find further details at http://rotaryclubofportfairy.org/event/dinner-meeting-at-limestone-gallery/
Posted by Adrian Crosier on Jul 10, 2016
Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Jun 30, 2016
Adrian Crosier was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Port Fairy at the Club's Changeover Dinner at the Star of the West Hotel held on 4th July 2016.
Adrian takes over from out-going president, Michael Crowe, who presented the Annual Report to 75 members and guests at the Dinner.
Posted by Harry Bracegirdle on Jun 08, 2016
Past President, and current director of Youth Affairs for the Rotary Club, John Clue, was proud to announce that the Club's nominee for the 2107 Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Lisa van Someren, was selected by the District 9780 Exchange Committee to be part of the 2107 program.
Following informal interviews held in Hall Gap in May and more intensive interviews held on 4th June in Ballarat, John was pleased to receive news that Lisa was successful in her bid to join the program and will now leave for Canada in January 2017.
Rotary Club of Port Fairy President: Adrian Crosier
Car Raffle 2016
Sackville StreetOct 18, 2016 10:00 AM –
Dec 29, 2016 2:00 PM
Griffith IslandOct 29, 2016 10:00 AM –
Oct 30, 2016 4:00 PM
Port Fairy Show Day - Gate Roster
Port Fairy Show GroundsNov 05, 2016
6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Salvation Army "Walking Home" event (breakfast)
Port Fairy- Warrnambool Rail TrailNov 05, 2016
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Open Gardens in aid of Bandari Project
Various locationsNov 20, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Meals on Wheels (Nov 2016)
Villiers StNov 21, 2016 11:15 AM –
Nov 25, 2016 1:00 PM
Fundraising Film for Exchange Student Lisa
Reardon TheatreDec 02, 2016
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rotary Club Xmas Party
TBADec 12, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Painting Raffle 2017
Railway GreenJan 01, 2017 9:00 AM –
Jan 28, 2017 1:00 PM
Jan 06, 2012
Rotary members can view birthdays & anniversaries of Club members by visiting the Birthdays & Anniversaries page (members only) under Site Pages. Alternatively, you can download a pdf version from this Site page.
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