President’s Comment – 3 Dec 17


The next meeting of our E-Club will be held on ZOOM, next Wednesday 6th December at 7.00pm Eastern Daylight Time or 6.00pm Eastern Standard Time.

The following meeting will be a social meeting on Wednesday 20th December at 7.00pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

If you are not a member and wish to attend please notify – 

During November a number of members have donated to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). Thank you to those members and I encourage all who haven’t given yet to consider doing so. Our Treasurer will forward the donations to TRF, early in the new year so you still have time to make your donations.

You will find details of how to make your donation below.

EFT Payments please make out to:

Account Name: The Rotary E-Club of District 9700 – Service/Projects,
Reference – Name plus ‘TRF’
BSB: 032769           Account: 697413

Cheque Payments by post make out to:    Rotary E-Club of District 9700-Serving Humanity

Reference – ‘TRF and your name’, and mail to:

Rotary E-Club of District 9700-Serving Humanity, 
32 High St (PO Box 25), YACKANDANDAH, VIC 3749

The article below explains some of the areas that our Foundation supports with your donation.


For more than 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has been supporting Rotarians’ work to create sustainable solutions to our world’s most pressing needs. But there is still much to do, and we need your help.

Rotary gives in countless ways, focusing our service efforts in : promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies. We’re also working hard to once and for all.

Give the gift of Rotary today and be a part of the positive change Rotarians are making in your community and around the world. Every gift makes a difference.


What your gift supports

Bed nets provide a safe, peaceful night’s rest in countries like Uganda, where malaria is a major health concern.

$10 mosquito bed net

Bed nets provide a safe, peaceful night’s rest in countries like Uganda, where malaria is a major health concern.

Give the gift - polio

$15 polio vaccines

Polio is still a crippling threat to children in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A gift of just $15 can protect children for life.

In rural Guatemala, deadly waterborne diseases are common. Personal water filters offer simple, sustainable access to clean water.

$50 water filter

In rural Guatemala, deadly waterborne diseases are common. Personal water filters fill the need for clean water.

Give the Gift 2016

$85 business classes

In the United States, business classes teach low-income entrepreneurs the skills they need to be successful.

Sewing machines are used to teach entrepreneurs the skills they need to launch a business. Microloans and training ensure the business’s sustainability.

$100 sewing machine

With a sewing machine, a microloan, and some training from Rotary, entrepreneurs can turn their sewing skills into a thriving business.

Give the Gift 2017 medical equipment

$200 medical equipment

Newborns start their lives healthy when hospitals have up-to-date equipment to care for babies in the first moments of their lives.

Give the Gift 2016

$500 anti-bullying campaign

No child should live in fear of being bullied. Your gift helps communities create a safe and positive atmosphere where children can thrive.

Give the Gift 2017 conflict resolution

$1,000 conflict resolution training

When secondary school students learn to resolve conflict, they can build a more peaceful and secure future for themselves and their communities.

Give the Gift 2016

$2,650 irrigation system

In areas where food security is a concern, irrigation systems give farmers a reliable and efficient water source so they can grow crops and provide food for the community.

Your gift supports projects like those described here but may not purchase the specific items listed.

Promote the Give the Gift of Rotary campaign by linking to this page on your website and social media pages. You can also distribute our at club meetings and community events.


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