The Rotary International network has developed a strong web presence with many clubs, projects and initiatives separately represented. This page will present just a few highly relevant links which will assist you with learning more about Rotary.
The International Peak Organising Body, Rotary International (RI) consists of 34000 community-based service clubs, and the 1.2 million members working to create a better world through program’s such as eradicating polio, providing clean water, promoting literacy , etc.
Rotary District 9710
As Rotary is an international organisation, districts are used to define the organisation and provide clubs with a regional identity. The Canberra Burley Griffin Club belongs to District 9710 which encompasses 60,000 square kilometres and contains 48 clubs. The District covers a mix of rural and urban communities of the south eastern corner of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). District 9710 has 17 Clubs in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and 31 others within the surrounding areas of south-eastern New South Wales (NSW).
The Rotary Foundation (District 9710)
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
A program to provide medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin is heavily involved in a number of projects, both local & further afield. Whilst this page couldn’t hope to list everything that the club is a part of, it does provide a few pertinent links.
The Stomp Dances
“The Stomp” is a joint project of a bunch of Canberra dance enthusiasts and the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin. The disastrous Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 was the trigger for our decision to run the first stomp as a couple of us pondered what we could do in the face of such an enormous human tragedy. We raised $4000 in our first effort and helped to get a Sri Lankan fishing village back to work with new fishing boats. Since then we have run the Stomp every 3 months and raised between two and three thousand each night, which is donated to charities identified by the Club.
Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is an Indigenous-owned 320,500-hectare (1,237 sq mi) pastoral lease, within the MacDonnell Shire area, 300 km south-west of Alice Springs. It was declared and formally recognized as an Indigenous Protected Area as part of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country scheme on 10 June 2009. The property forms part of Australia’s National Reserve System.
The Canberra Burley Griffin Club has been actively involved with the Angas Downs Project through fundraising activities to help develop some much needed infrastructure. This infrastructure has included a solar bore pump, emu eggs & chicks, and an egg incubator.