Issue 43
12th June 2024
Join our dinner meeting most Wednesdays at The Beaconsfield Club, Holm Park, Beaconsfield, Victoria, Australia 

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

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Visitors and Rotarians are very welcome.
Welcome to our vibrant and relaxed Rotary Club, where community spirit thrives alongside a sense of ease and camaraderie. Picture a place where laughter mingles with purpose and friendships are forged through shared experiences and meaningful endeavours.

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Finish the Fight

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 16th, The Rotary Club of Pakenham will be hosting Finish the Fight, a walk-for-charity fundraiser. Cost is $15.00 per walker, less for groups. Register CLICK HERE or use the QR Code below.

Date and time
Rotary Park
Rundell Way, Pakenham VIC 3810, Australia
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Our Goal

Our goal is to accelerate the achievement of WHO Malaria-Free Certification for the Western Pacific Rim region with our partners the Global Fund and APLMA

To Finish the Fight against Malaria, more funding and support is needed.

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) has already made a big impact in the region by supporting a proven malaria-fighting combination. This formula to date includes; Malaria Vector Control (Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets - LLINs and Indoor Residual Spraying - IRS); Malaria Case Management (Universal access to quality assured early diagnosis and prompt appropriate treatment) and Behaviour Change Communication within the local communities. According to the WHO World Malaria Report 2023, Malaria cases and deaths globally have reduced and increased respectively. However, 76% of all deaths are children, with a child dying every 68 seconds. In the Western Pacific Rim Region, Malaria cases and deaths in 2022 increased by 30% and 37% respectively compared to 2021. Papua New Guinea represents 90% and 94% respectively of all cases and deaths in the region. Our goal of WHO Malaria-Free Certification for the Western Pacific Rim region will require more focus and resources in order to achieve this.

The Vital Role of Community Health Workers

The key to finishing the fight against malaria faster is Community Health Workers. They are highly trained individuals who work with, and in, the local communities helping test, diagnose, contact trace, and treat malaria with the correct medicines and interventions. They are critical to our success against malaria and their importance cannot be underestimated. Together, with intensified support, we can employ additional Community Health Workers and provide the necessary critical malaria commodities to the Western Pacific Rim region to help eliminate malaria faster. United we can help communities thrive in the Western Pacific Rim region, free from malaria.

All money raised at this event will go to Rotarians Against Malaria to Finish the Fight against malaria in the Western Pacific Rim, including our closest neighbours: Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

The Rotary Club of Pakenham has been serving the Pakenham community since 1961. Over the decades, it has been a strong supporter of the local community and active in international projects.

All funds generated from this event will support research and directly assist in controlling malaria in the Western Pacific Rim region, including Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Contact details
For any further queries, please reach out to sec.pak.rotary@gmail.com

Rotary Berwick Changeover
Service Above Self
Rotary’s motto, SERVICE ABOVE SELF, is as valid for today as it was in 1911 when it was adopted.  This Motto embodies the humanitarian spirit of the organisation and its members and supporters.
Rotary’s Avenues of Service guides its activities:  
•  Through Club Service, Rotarians have fun, build lasting friendships, and make sure that their club runs well.
•  Through Vocational Service, Rotarians volunteer their vocational skills to serve others and promote integrity in everything they do.
•  Through Community Service, Rotarians address local needs and work with their community to bring lasting improvements.
•  Through International Service, Rotarians meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.
•  Through New Generations Service, Rotarians work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and peacemakers.
The Rotary Club of Berwick members take service seriously and make a significant impact in their community through a variety of initiatives. From supporting local community services like CNISS and Windemere to involvement in educational programs such as Model United Nations Assembly https://www.muna9815.org.au/, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards: https://rotary9815.org.au/sitepage/rotary-district-9815-youth-programs/rotary-youth-leadership-awards they demonstrate an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those around them. Their dedication extends beyond immediate aid, as they also focus on sustainable development, ensuring their efforts create long-lasting benefits. Collaborating with local businesses, schools, and other organizations, the club fosters a strong sense of community and inspires others to participate in volunteerism. Through their tireless work, the Rotary Club of Berwick exemplifies the core values of Rotary International, embodying the motto "Service Above Self."
District Changeover
Did you know that members of our club are arranging the District Changeover as our current District 9820 merges with our neighbouring District 9810 to form a new District 9815?
Geoff and Di Double are creating a great event to celebrate this groundbreaking occasion. It will be a watershed moment for us to meet a whole new bunch of Rotarians that most of us have never met in a relaxed environment and to celebrate the beginning of a brand new District. Our good friend and past Assistant Governor, Colin Byron will be sworn in as the new District Governor.
The event is not far from home and promises a good night out.
There is a booking fee of $4.83 per ticket, making the total cost $89.83 just so you know.
I have already booked, and I am looking forward to seeing how our newest Rotary District will impact our community.
Use the QR Code below to book using your phone, or click on the images above to take you to the booking page on your computer.
See you there.
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