Before we go any further - I want to tell you something you might not know - after I ask you a question:

Who started a project to eliminate Polio from the world? Answer: Rotary
We started in 1985, with the aim to eliminate Polio before our 100 th birthday in 2005. We are still going.
In 1985 Rotary wanted to raise $120 million. In 1988 there were 350,000 new cases of polio in 125 countries.
In 2016 we had spent over $1.6 billion on polio. In 2017 there were 21 cases in two countries.
Other organisations have joined the fight. See Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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Some time ago our club applied for a District Grant to obtain funds to assist a group of blind cricketers, started by the local Brumbies cricket team. We obtained the grant, which was half the value our club had spent to purchase the equipment.
On 20 March we had Paul from Brumbies Blind Cricketers to receive the goods that Tricia had purchased.
He told us that they now have eight teams of cricketers, all attached to existing cricket clubs, from Bracken Ridge to Gympie.
An invitation will be coming, to invite us to the season opening.
President Stephen, assisted by Tricia, had pleasure in presenting the equipment to Paul.
Most of the gear
Apologies for the focus.
We look forward to seeing it in use.

How did the push to rid the world of Polio start?

Watch this excerpt of Dare to Dream.

Then spend some money and buy a copy. It will cost you $US25, but $18.75 of that will be a donation to Polio eradication, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will add double that amount, so your donation will be worth almost $57. That is good value for money!

RYLA is a 7 day program sponsored by Rotary Clubs to develop leadership and social skills in young people aged 18 – 26 years. It assists those who are destined to be future community leaders or business leaders.
This year the camp will be held at Luther Heights, Coolum Beach.
See the RYLA Brochure here.
The cost for this week-long leadership training seminar is $850. The speakers are high profile leaders of their field in the community, and many observers have rated the cost of this course on a commercial basis at around $5,000. It is definitely good value for money.
If you are a young person in this age group and feel that you would like to take part in this program, please contact us.
Are you an employer, or do you know a young person who would benefit from this program? Contact us for more information.
Be quick! Applications close on 3 April 2018.
Read on for more information.
This morning I joined the Traralgon Central club for an informal 3 km walk followed by breakfast at a local restaurant.It was a lovely experience, despite the fine, light rain.Past President, Maree spoke about a couple of their projects as we walked:* “Give a Damn; Give a Can”, which collects non-perishable food for those experiencing difficulties during the harsh winter;* Hostel near hospital: the club raised the funds to build several small units to support the families of patients (often with cancer or other chronic / terminal illness).Club members continue to maintain the units and yard, with one of the members heading there from breakfast.A very interesting and pleasant bunch.Cheers Jo



Good Evening Rotarians of the Pine Rivers Rotary Club,


As you may know, my name is Joshua D’Souza and I am now a Year 12 student at St Benedict’s College. I would like to share with you my exciting experience in the annual National Youth Science Forum for 2018. NYSF Session A was a highly extensive 12-day program in our nation’s capital, attended by over 200 high-achieving and well-rounded Year 12 students. This program made a platform designed to provide a broader understanding of career pathways and interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM, for interested students. NYSF has empowered students to explore the vast horizons of the scientific world through interactive workshops, meet and learn from renowned research academics and professionals, and become inspired by the current and future developments in internationally recognised research facilities.

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