Do you know someone who has a community spirit, can’t attend regular meetings, works long hours, travels a lot or lives in a remote area, or does not drive or may have a disability, then the E-Club may help you to continue your volunteer desires in being part of Rotary.
Rotary E-Clubs enable Rotary to offer business, professional and community leaders in any geographic region who are unable to meet traditional attendance requirements, to take part in Rotary Projects and fellowship.
Meeting within an On-Line environment this form of meeting helps people who are unable to attend a normal Rotary meetings through demanding business or professional commitments, extensive travel, confinement due to ill health or disability, or residence beyond reasonable distance from an existing Rotary club.
Rotary e-clubs are not “virtual” Rotary clubs. We are real Rotary clubs comprised of real living, breathing, working Rotarians doing real Rotary projects. We simply use the Internet as a tool to manage the club and manage projects. Use of the word “virtual” in the Rotary context is deemed to be inappropriate, because Rotary works in the real world, not in the virtual world. A Rotary e-club is part of the real world of Rotary International.
The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project,
Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles.
This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.
What motivates everyday women to do extraordinary things — to positively change the lives of people halfway around the world while inspiring so many folks at home? Three Rotary members answered that question at a celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by the World Bank at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 8 March. By Jane Lawicki
(Extract from District Governor Doug Layng’s May Newsletter).
On Saturday 14th May, Lynne and I joined Rotarians from Districts 9500 and 9520 who gathered together at the Convention Centre for one of our event highlights of the year.
PDG Euan Miller, MC for the evening with District Governors Dick Wilson and Doug Layng welcoming approximately 150 attendees; among them, RI President Nominee (2017/18) Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet, and RI Past President (2006/07) Bill Boyd and his wife, Lorna. There were 17 bequests recognised on the night, totalling $637,000.