Community Service

The role of this committee is to plan, organize, coordinate and oversee the provision of District Community Programs and support Clubs who undertake these programs.
 
Chair

David Redfearn (Deanne)
Rotary Club of Moreland
(H) (03) 4989 5686
(M) 0448 852 747

Email: community@rotary9790.org.au


Austalian Rotary Health

The Australian Rotary Health has allocated in excess of $8 million to health research grants since its inception in 1981. The fund was the dream of the late Ian Scott, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mornington and the fund now has a scholarship named in his honour.
 
Co-ordinator
DG Patti Bulluss OAM (Lance)
Rotary Club of Milawa Oxley
(H) (03) 5727 3557
(M) 0408 597 451
Email: arh@rotary9790.org.au
 

Beyondblue

beyondblue's work is aimed at achieving an Australian community that understands depression and anxiety, empowering
all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help.
 
Co-ordinator
DG Patti Bulluss OAM (Lance)
Rotary Club of Milawa Oxley
(H) (03) 5727 3557
(M) 0408 597 451
Email: arh@rotary9790.org.au
 

BowelScan

Bowelscan is essentially a public awareness program seeking to increase public knowledge of bowel cancer and its symptoms.
 
May 2015 is Bowel Cancer Month - obtain your kit and get tested.
 

Co-ordinator
Southern area of District

PP Alan White
Rotary Club of Diamond Creek
(H) (03) 9438 4207
(M) 0419 774 838
Email: alan@warrandytetravel.com.au

Co-ordinator
Northern area of District

PP Graeme Cocks
Rotary Club of Bright
(H) (03) 5755 1404
(M) 0419 369 282
Email: gcocks@dragnet.com.au


Disaster Recovery

Co-ordinator

Laurie Watters
Rotary Club of Benalla
(H) (03) 5768 2268
(M) 0418 565 803
Email: disasterrelief@rotary9790.org.au
 
Committee - Drought and Bushfire Recovery
 
Lindsay Jolley (Jeanette)
Rotary Club of Bright
(H) (03) 5759 2763
(M) 0416 192 032
Email: lj@joll.net

PDG Phil Clancy (Helen)
Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell
(H) (03) 5782 1097
(M) 0428 834 162
Email: philipclancy@hotkey.net.au

PP Gary Fitzgerald (Liz)
Rotary Club of Yea
(H) (03) 5797 2586
(M) 0417 143 383
Email: garyfitz42@hotmail.com
 
PDG John Gatt (Eileen)
Rotary Club of Diamond Creek
(H) (03) 9434 2003
(M) 0407 492 209
Email: jagatt@iinet.net.au

PDG Peter Gilbert (Barbara)
Rotary Club of Preston
(H) (03) 9438 3542
(M) 0419 007 395
Email: petergilbert@netspace.net.au

PDG Rob Lloyd (Lynne)
Rotary Club of Diamond Creek
(H) (03) 9714 8214
(M) 0419 107 151
Email: robandlynnelloyd@bigpond.com
 
Committee - Earthquake, Flood and Cyclone Recovery
 
Lindsay Jolley (Jeanette)
Rotary Club of Bright
(H) (03) 5759 2763
(M) 0416 192 032
Email: lj@joll.net

PDG Phil Clancy (Helen)
Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell
(H) (03) 5782 1097
(M) 0428 834 162
Email: philipclancy@hotkey.net.au

Gary Fitzgerald (Liz)
Rotary Club of Yea
(H) (03) 5797 2586
(M) 0417 143 383
Email: garyfitz42@hotmail.com
 
David Redfearn (Deanne)
Rotary Club of Moreland
(H) (03) 9489 5686 
(M) 0448 852 747
Email: dredfearn@vtown.com.au

Ross Lloyd
Rotary Club of Yarrawonga-Mulwala
(H) (03) 5744 3430
(M) 0419 005 125
Email: rlloyd@iinet.net.au


Laurie Watters
Rotary Club of Benalla
(H) (03) 5768 2268
(M) 0418 565 803
Email: lwatters1@bigpond.com

Evolve Hub

The Evolve Hub - providing low cost and Medicare rebated counselling, supervision and training workshops in narrative approaches and bush adventure therapy.

We utilise the challenging nature of the natural environment, from our two remote rural properties, to help young people reflect on their lives, develop self-respect and self-sufficiency, a create a new story for their future. 

One of these properties is Typo Station, located in the King Valley and the heart of District 9790. Evolve features on page 111 of Humanity in Motion, where the story of their establishment, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Appin Park-Wangaratta, Benalla, and other Clubs is detailed.

For more information on this project, visit the Evolve website - www.evolve.org.au

Co-ordinator

PP Geoff Dinning (Eileen)
Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta
(H) (03) 5721 2252
(M) 0418 530 242
Email: egdin@bigpond.net.au


Emergency Medical Information Aid

Emergency Medical Information Book
This small book conveniently packaged in a fridge magnet pouch contains all your contacts, service or carer provider information, medications and any medical condition, so a paramedic is able to treat and ready a patient for transport to a hospital.
Your Club can order and distribute the books within the local community.
www.emip.org.au
 

Co-ordinator

PP David Redfearn (Deanne)
Rotary Club of Moreland
(H) (03) 9489 5686 
(M) 0448 852 747
Email: dredfearn@vtown.com.au


Inner Wheel

Inner Wheel is a friendship and service organisation throughout 100 Countries worldwide, making it one of the world's largest women's voluntary organisations.

Know Your Numbers

Know your numbers: Developed through the Stroke Foundation to raise community awareness and detection of cardiovascular disease. Know your numbers promotes the importance of regular blood pressure through opportunistic health checks in pharmacy and other community settings. Your Club can order promotional material and provide the blood pressure checks within your community.
 

Co-ordinator

PP Dr Suresh Jain (Jeannette)
Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell
(H) (03) 5782 1630
(M) 0417 632 408
Email: sureshjain@primus.com.au


MedicAlert

Medic Alert is a bracelet/necklace that contains the medical information of the person in the event of a medical emergency.

For information, contact
Medic Alert 1800 882 222.

Contact is: Josie Grey 1800 882 222


Probus

The aim of this committee is to establish the need for Probus Clubs in areas where these do not currently exist and to foster their development.
 
Co-ordinator

PP Sandra Hanley
Rotary Club of Yea
(H) (03) 57972756
(M) 0407 875 097
Email: sandrah9@gotalk.net.au
 
Committee

 

PDG Graeme Beck (Noela)
Rotary Club of Benalla
(H) (03) 5762 4093
(M) 0407 500 439
Email: graemebeck@bigpond.com


Recognition for Good Policing

The District will honour the great work that our local police officers do in their communities through an award program, Recognition for Good Policing.

David Redfearn (Deanne)
Rotary Club of Moreland
(H) (03) 4989 5686
(M) 0448 852 747
Email: community@rotary9790.org.au

 


What can you do?

 
The Chairman has requested that all Clubs adopt the Club Leadership Plan when undertaking their various Club projects and Community Service is a very important cog in this Plan.
 

The Five Points of conducting a Successful Project

  1. Assessing Projects.
    You and your committee should discuss the current projects and any new ones.
  2. Selecting a Project
    Is it of benefit to the Community.
    Will it create goodwill.
    Is it sustainable.
    What is the cost, financial and manpower.
  3. Planning
    Assign a project to each team member. (Don't do it all yourself)
    Choosing a date to undertake your project - make sure it does not clash with other Club projects.
    Remember - Forward Planning.
  4. Activating the Project
    Brief your Club members involved in the project preferably at the Club meeting preceding the project day.
    Ensure you have all the required materials and equipment.
  5. Evaluation Debriefing
    Was it successful does it require fine tuning ? Try and do this as soon as possible whilst memories are still fresh.

Remember

  • Advertise that it is a Rotary project - good publicity - it can also be a source for attracting new members.
  • If you come across a good project that you would like to share with other Clubs, email the details to the District Community Chair and it will be passed onto the other Clubs.
  • Consider doing a joint project with a neighbouring Club. This will allow for more finances and additional manpower to take on bigger projects.
  • Club projects are a great source of fellowship and it is also a good avenue to become acquainted with new members. Consider having a barbecue or having a few beers after the work is done.

District Projects


Become involved in at least one of the District Projects:
  • Australian Rotary Health
  • Beyondblue
  • BowelScan
  • Evolve Hub
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Medic Alert
  • Probus
  • Recognition of Good Policing
 
David Redfearn (Deanne)
Rotary Club of Moreland
Chair District Community Service Committee
(H) (03) 9486-5686
(M) 0448 852 747
Email: community@rotary9790.org.au