My fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary,
members of the Rotary family, we
are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and
community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting changes in
our communities and worldwide. Our diverse occupations, cultures and
backgrounds give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service
drives us to take on the world's most challenging problems.
Rotary Club guiding principles include the Four-Way
Test (Truth, Fairness, Goodwill and Friendship). Other principals involve
Rotary's commitment to Service above Self, which is channelled through the
Five Avenues of Service: Club, Vocational, Community, International and
Youth & New Generations.
As we reached fifteen weeks of our Rotary year this
week, it is good to have a snapshot of our progress so far. With our
energetic board members and generous club members, we have achieved
significant milestones in all the avenues of service despite the pandemic
lockdown, restrictions and without in-person meetings.
We reached the fifty-member mark last month, at which
we had five new members inducted, coinciding with the Governor's visit.
We are happy to announce that one-fifth of our
members are females.
All our online
meetings were well-attended by members,
with an average of 30 members attending last month.
We also introduced a
100% Attendance Recognition Program and
have already have three lucky winners.
Cool room project to
support the community through "Parish Pantry" of St. Paul's Church at
"Mind Your Health"
social media campaign with a Multicultural NSW Grant.
fundraising to support all our club's social service projects.
Promotion via social media.
Mental Health Day -
Event on 31 October 21
Supporting the District Governor's Partner
Program, the 'Aboriginal Child and Family
Health Program 2021-23'.
- empowering indigenous youth for workforce. A landmark project to help
the indigenous community obtain beginner skills in the new digital and
Organising the annual
"Police Awards" for
the local community's law enforcement officers.
The inaugural AHIMSA
Peace Symposium 2021, a cultural diversity
Partnership contribution of AUD25,000 for
Projects by Australian Health Humanitarian Aid.
Global Grant Project on COVID-19 and Maternal
Health in Northern Sri Lanka
to provide medical equipment worth USD90,000 for an Operation Theatre
and COVID-19 Treatment Centre.
Global Grant Project on COVID-19 and Basic Health
in Southern India.
Due to COVID, pregnant women cannot travel to Tiruvannamalai General
Hospital; the goal is to equip these remote primary health care centres
to save lives.
Youth & New Generations:
Formation of Rotaract
Club of Strathfield.
NYSF nominations for
District Grant application for 'Peter Smith Youth
Awards' for Youth Empowerment
I am sincerely grateful to our board of directors and
all our club members for initiating and executing all these projects. Our
club is full of encouraging members. One word of encouragement can be enough
to spark one's motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.
Unfortunately, we have not yet met in person since we started our Rotary
year on the 1st of July 21. But our close fellowship and the bond of
friendship in our club is helping us to survive strong winds.