sayNO2familyviolence Key Project

Over the last 5 years the committee has reached out to many community organisations, and businesses working together to raise awareness of aspects of family violence, and help to enable education to empower our local community to end family violence.

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Rotary Beats Cycle For Hope Key Project

Rotary Beats Cycle For Hope aims to encourage our community to live healthy and strong lives with a 22km cycling event from Portland to Bridgewater Bay raising funds for people living with cancer and their carers.
 
The event was inspired by Paul Beattie who passed away 31st Jan 2013.  Pauls story is an inspiration to all.
 
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Rotary Sandwich Program Key project

In 2018, Rotary club of Portland heard about a local service winding up that provided a key support activity to students who come to school hungry or not having lunch, which affects a childs ability to concentrate, and focus.
 
Collaboration shows we can do more together if we work together.
 
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Our Environment

 
 
Protecting our environment has become Rotary's 7th area of Focus. Areas of Focus are categories of service activities supported by Global Grants, and global communities.
 
    It joins Rotary's original 6 areas of focus, which are:
    • Peace building and Conflict Prevention
    • Disease Prevention and Treatment
    • Water sanitation, and Hygiene
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Basic Education and Literacy
    • Community Economic Development
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    Franks BC PB Page

    Beats Cycle For Hope was inspired by Paul Beattie who passed away 31st Jan 2013.  Pauls story is an inspiration to all.
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    Support our sayNO2familyviolence shark pitch initiative

    United Way Glenelg together with our partners AWA Alliance Bank and Powerhouse Productions is proud to present SharkPitch, a spectacular live crowdfunding event where we will connect people who want to make a change with people who are doing it!
     
    This spectacular event will support three local community organisations that will pitch their idea to a live audience for both financial and in-kind support of their program. Our emcee, Neil O’Donnell will engage with the audience to pledge funds, to raise over $10,000 per organisation. Thanks to our partnership with AWA Alliance Bank for this event your donation will be matched so you can have twice the impact.
    The sayNO2familyviolence committee from Portland in the Glenelg shire of Victoria, are breaking new ground with their schools collaborative, trying to raise funds for much needed presentations on a preventative family violence initiative.
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    Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

    Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

    During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

    Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

     

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    History of Women in Rotary

    Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
     
     “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
     
    The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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    Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

    Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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    First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

    In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

    The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

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