Bulletin July 2016
Jul 10, 2016
Bulletin June 2016
Jun 08, 2016
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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Port Fairy

Port Fairy - an historic, intimate harbour village!

Port Fairy
We meet Mondays at 7:00 PM
Star of the West Hotel
76 Sackville Street
Port Fairy, Victoria  3284
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Members of the Rotary Club of Port Fairy have been active during October 2016 by providing a host of volunteers for catering duties at the recently launched, Port Fairy Community Lunch being conducted at the local Community House.
Each Tuesday in October, up to six Rotarians are helping with the lunch program by planning and cooking meals, serving the guests and cleaning up after the meal.
See Photo Gallery for images of the Community Lunch Program.
The Rotary Club concluded its Spring Raffle on Saturday 4th October when the proprietor of Brookes Timber & Hardware, Ken Brookes, drew the winning raffle ticket for the prize of a wheelbarrow load of gardening products and equipment.
The winner was Sue Robertson of Port Fairy.
In total, $1,643 was taken and after an outlay of goods for the prize from Brookes Timber & Hardware, the net profit was approximately $1,350.
The proceeds will go towards Rotary projects in the community.

The Rotary Club of Port Fairy awarded recently retired, Port Fairy bank manager, Julie Holcombe with a "Pride of Workmanship" award at its Dinner Meeting held 26th September 2016.
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy welcomed District Governor, Stephen Lamont, to its Dinner Meeting on 26th September at the The Star of the West Hotel.
Stephen was inducted as DG for Rotary District 9780 in July 2016 and was visiting Port Fairy as part of his journey to visit all clubs in the District.
Adrian Crosier, is settling into his role as President and has been very active since his induction in July.
Here is Adrian's report for September outlining the many activities being undertaken by the Rotary Club.
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy traditionally holds its weekly Dinner meeting at the Star of the West Hotel.  However, to slightly change the "flavour" of the meetings, President, Adrian Crosier, has arranged for a special meeting on 17th October 2016 to be held at the Limestone Gallery & Cafe in Port Fairy.  The meeting will start at 7pm with roll up from around 6.30pm.

Bulletin July 2016
Welcome to the July Bulletin.
In this edition the following stories are covered
  • Annual Changeover Dinner
  • New Board Installed
  • Lighthouse Opening Fundraiser
  • Meals on Wheels Roster
  • Annual Donations
  • Youth
  • Social Evening held
  • Friends of Rotary Group Established
  • Club Communications improved
Adrian Crosier was inducted as President of the Rotary Club of Port Fairy at the Club's Changeover Dinner at the Star of the West Hotel held on 4th July 2016.
Adrian takes over from out-going president, Michael Crowe, who presented the Annual Report to 75 members and guests at the Dinner.
Past President, and current director of Youth Affairs for the Rotary Club, John Clue, was proud to announce that the Club's nominee for the 2107 Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Lisa van Someren, was selected by the District 9780 Exchange Committee to be part of the 2107 program.
Following informal interviews held in Hall Gap in May and more intensive interviews held on 4th June in Ballarat, John was pleased to receive news that Lisa was successful in her bid to join the program and will now leave for Canada in January 2017.
Rotary Club of Port Fairy President: Adrian Crosier
Mini Calendar
October 2016
Upcoming Events
Past Speakers
Sep 19, 2016
Tony Austin
The Sariri (PNG) Project.

Club News

Rotary members can view birthdays & anniversaries of Club members by visiting the Birthdays & Anniversaries page (members only) under Site Pages. Alternatively, you can download a pdf version from this Site page.
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