Maroubra Fun Run and Oktoberfest

A fixture in the local calendar, the Maroubra Fun Run and Oktoberfest is an excellent example of Rotarians assisting their local community. For many years we've provided logistics support and club members to register runners, cut mountains of oranges, act as event M.C., hand out finishers certificates and generally assist the organisers in the execution of the event.
Our job is completed relatively early in the day so we're free to enter the event, socialise or head off elsewhere. Many members volunteer each year as it's fun, it's beachside and it's easy to do your bit!
Want to be a part of it? Contact us to Volunteer.
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The Weft Shop Project

The Weftshop Project
Weftshop (Women,Education,Freedom,Textiles) is a not for profit, Free Trade organisation that works with refugee women artisans on the Thai- Burma border.
The project aims to give the women artisans new skills and knowledge in machine embroidery, applique skills, and pattern and weaving design.
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Rotary Club of Maroubra 60th Anniversary

The Rotary Club of Maroubra celebrates it's 60th Anniversary in February 2020.
Rotarians Past and Present and anyone else that has been involved in any of the projects over the last 60 years are invited to attend.
If you know of anyone who used to be involved please mention this to them.
Monday 17th February 2020
6.30pm for a 7pm start
Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Banks Avenue, Pagewood NSW
Tickets: $80 for a 3 course dinner with a cash bar
Dress: Lounge Suit
Wednesday 29 January
Eileen Birchmeier
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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