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What’s in Rotary Down Under in May...


The vindication of vaccination

Ignited by a fraudulent study and fuelled by fearful parents, an anti-vaccination movement in the 90s has seen long-forgotten diseases such as measles re-emerging. Frank Bures takes a look at the history of anti-vaccination movements and the harm they can create.

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Sir Angus Houston joins Shelterbox

Former Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Ret’d), has accepted the position of Patron of ShelterBox Australia.

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Schoolies choose Service Above Self over Surfers celebrations

Fifteen young school-leavers from Orange, NSW, are embodying the Rotary spirit of Service Above Self as they plan a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Nepal.

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Rotary’s global membership drift

Our global membership has remained at close to 1.2 million for the past 20 years, but that can be a very misleading statistic. While the number has remained static, the membership base has seen dramatic change.

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Tiny club driving massive project


A small group of dedicated Rotarians is determined to keep newly-minted P-platers safe on our roads.

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New bike park a labour of love  

A nine-year labour of love by the Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston, NT, has resulted in an exciting new skate/bike park facility for the young people of the area.

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Rotary lights up around Australia to celebrate 110 years


The concept of Rotary’s birthday on February 23 has finally become a major date for Rotarians, with major events conducted around Australia to mark the organisation’s 110th anniversary in 2015.

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Emergency Services Awards to recognise Service Above Self in the community

Nominations are open for the Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, which acknowledge the dedication and achievement of our paid and volunteer emergency personnel.

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Everybody loves kung fu dancing

The Rotary Club of Auckland South brought the Chinese New Year in with style.

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Nominations closing soon


Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards 2015 - A vocational service initiative of District 9675 supported by Rotary clubs of NSW
 
Do you know a NSW Emergency Services Officer who has performed communityservice above and beyond the call of their normal duties? Both paid and volunteer personnel are eligible - nominate now for this prestigious award. Online nominations are open until May 31 at www.RotaryESCawards.org.au

Vanuatu – our relief work is ongoing


Disaster Aid International deployed DARTs from Australia and the US to Vanuatu, who worked with local people, agencies (including NGO ProMedical) and Rotarians through March and April. They provided vital water purification units, repair items, tarpaulins etc. DAI also funded the re-establishment and operation of a portable saw mill that was used in the repair of 77 homes.  

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