ROTARY - THE NETWORK
The Rotary Club of Templestowe is one of 49 Clubs in Rotary District 9810, Victoria Australia. D9810 is one of 21 Districts managing over 1100 Clubs in Australia and more than 530 Districts managing over 33,000 Clubs worldwide. Some useful links to local, national and international resources are listed on this page.
Rotary is a Network
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Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional people that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
Clubs may differ from each other in demographic terms, meeting times and venues, but all have the same aims of making the world a better place, locally and internationally, while at the same time strengthening established friendships and creating new ones.
Each President of Rotary International selects a theme for the year they hold that office. RI President Ron Burton's 2013/14 theme is designed to encapsulate his key priorities this year for Rotary and Rotarians to work together and with other entities in a coordinated effort to change lives in local and wider communities.
The Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Rotary District 9810
District 9810 lies to the south and east of the Melbourne Central Business District. The district boundaries take in parts of the eastern and south eastern suburbs of Melbourne and then stretch eastward through the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges. At approximately 3200 square kilometres, District 9810 is one of the smallest in area of the 21 Districts in Australia.
From Port Phillip Bay to the Ranges, District 9810 stretches from the southwest corner at Hampton to Chelsea along the bay, moves north east from Hampton to Templestowe, and then east across to Healesville, south to Upper Yarra, and meanders west through the hills to Monbulk and Emerald. Moving south west through Rowville you end up back in Chelsea! You've just travelled about 200 kilometres and probably passed our District Governor somewhere on the road! There are currently 49 Rotary Clubs (including one e-Club) and we have about 1300 Rotarians involved in all areas of Rotary service.
Rotary Down Under
ROTARNET is the gateway to the official website for Rotary Down Under. It links to information about Rotary, and Rotary Down Under, the Rotary Down Under magazine, Australian Rotary Health, Probus, The Australian Youth Exchange Program, the Rotary merchandise online catalogue. District websites and Club websites are found by post code, alphabetically and through the District index.
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is Australia's largest non-government funding body of mental illness research. ARH also funds research in other health related areas.
The genesis of ARH in 1981 was the mystery of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Late Ian Scott, from the Rotary Club of Mornington, established Australian Rotary Health to support research into SIDS. As Australian Rotary Health grew so did the vision of medical research possibilities. Supported by Rotarians Australian wide, Australian Rotary Health was soon in a position to sponsor health research in areas that did not readily attract funding.
Australian Rotary Health has a broad vision of health. They are a catalyst for projects that improve the quality of life for people who are least able to assist themselves.
Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children
Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) is now in its 20th year of operations. Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to run this Rotary program that encompasses all the Districts of Australia and New Zealand. Assisted by many eminent Australian surgeons who generously donate their time free for the treatment of our patients, this humanitarian program has provided over 300 children from 20 developing countries with urgent medical treatment that has given them new hope.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organisation.
Rotarian support currently contributes an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations. Around 5,000 Rotary clubs worldwide have supported ShelterBox since it was launched. ShelterBox has now been recognised as a major Project Partner with Rotary and is a Global Rotary Club project.
Interplast Australia & New Zealand provide surgical and allied health services in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region by providing free medical treatment and training. Each member of an Interplast program is fully qualified in their field of expertise and volunteer their time to participate in an Interplast program.
Interplast volunteers provide free treatment to people living with a disability from a congenital condition such as cleft lip and palate, or an acquired condition such as burn scar contractures. Treatment is targeted to the indigent population who would otherwise not be able to afford to access services.
Interplast assists with developing local capacity to provide surgery and ancillary services by providing training and mentoring programs for medical and allied health professionals. All Interplast programs are training programs — leaving a legacy long after the team has gone.
Rotarian Action Groups
A Rotarian Action Group (RAG) is a voluntary association of Rotarians who unite themselves for the purpose of conducting international service projects that advance the Object of Rotary. Comprised of individual Rotarians, spouses, Rotaractors and friends from around the world, RAGs are a relatively new feature of Rotary life.
The aim of Rotarian Action Groups is to develop a worldwide network of persons with a common interest in a specific humanitarian cause who will work together proactively on projects of international and local scopes. Any Rotarian interested in the work of any RAG is invited to visit their website, use their references and other materials and consider becoming a member.
Links to a number of current RAGs are as follows:
Water & Sanitation
Global Network for Blood Donation
Population Growth & Sustainable Development
Rotarians for Fighting Aids
Alleviation of Hunger & Malnutrition
Rotarians Eliminating Malaria
Polio Survivors & Associates
Food Plant Solutions
World Health Fairs
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness