The Rotary e-Club of NextGen Australia is an
exciting example of the evolution of Rotary into the current
technologically-driven world. Our club members discuss their community
and service projects weekly via online video chat meetings, as well as
frequent face-to-face meetings and social events in and around the clubs base on the Gold
Coast, Australia. The online nature of our clubs operations provide a
unique opportunity for members to engage in projects at a local,
regional and global level, with guest speakers, projects and members
collaborating from across the world. Our club welcomes anyone with a
passion and interest in changing the world for the better. Please check
out our website and find out how you can be a part of the Next
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
From the President's Desk
Good morning all Rotarians and friends,
Sadly we have a crisis of sorts in our Youth Programs resulting from lack of support from Clubs. This year’s RYPEN Camp which is to take place on the weekend of Friday 20 May 2016 and for which applications were to close on 22 April 2016 is seriously under subscribed. At the present time there are only 28 completed applications, a long way short of the projected and budgeted minimum of 45 attendees. Unless support from Clubs continues this valuable Youth Program will be lost. If anyone is aware of someone who might be interested in attending this great camp, please let us know as soon as possible.
Days for Girls have been extremely busy making and distributing their kits. The kits sent to Cambodia are now in their hands of the girls at the Heart & Love Centre in Siem Reap. This centre offers food, shelter, clothing, school uniforms, medical and dental care and access to educational facilities in a safe family environment for 43 homeless, orphaned, vulnerable, or abandoned children. Additionally, their first shipment to Timor Leste was recently taken over by Rotary Ashmore. They have also recently relocated their sewing days to a great venue at Trinity Lutheran College. The next sewing day is June 11, and all volunteers are welcome whether or not you know how to sew. There is a task for everyone! For more updates, please check out their Facebook page and subscribe to their newsletter.
Umoja Orphanage Kenya have also been very busy in their plans to open the orphanage later this year. The Rotary Club of Mitchelton are holding a fundraising dinner in support of Umoja on the 14th of June in Brisbane. It should be a great night featuring Cathy Booth as guest speaker, so attendees will get to hear all about Umoja firsthand. If anyone is interested in attending this event, please let me know and I will pass further information along.
Other events coming up in the District include the Give me 5 4 Kids Gala Ball and the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe “Winemaker and the Chef Raffle”. For more information on these events, see the fliers attached or contact me.
It is my pleasure to advise that the nomination of Rotarian PP Terry Brown (Rotary Club of Lismore) has Governor of District 9640 for 2018-2019 has been confirmed. A big congratulations to PP Terry Brown on his nomination, the e-Club will look forward to working with him in the future.
Log on tomorrow night to hear from our Tasmania Tag-Alonger’s about all the awesome sights they saw during their trip around Tasmania. Not only did they have a great time, but they went above and beyond their goal of raising funds for Australian Rotary Health. The tour far exceeded their fundraising goals and the funds that will be donated by the eClub alone (not including other Rotary Clubs or individual donations) will enough to support a 3 year Partnered Grand for ARH-Mental Health. Congratulations to all who participated on the tour for this amazing effort.
I will be heading overseas for the next two weeks, but I will be getting back just in time to head to our District Conference in Murwillumbah on the 6th-8th of May. See you all there!
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Umoja is a non-profit organisation based in Australia to give orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya a second chance at life.