Monthly Themes for Rotary

Each year Rotary International sets out themes for each month. This 2023/2024 year the themes are:
July 2023 is Maternal and Child Health Month
Aug 2023 is Membership and New Club Development Month
Sept 2023 is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Oct 2023 is Community Economic and Development Month
Nov 2023 is Rotary Foundation Month
Dec 2023 is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Jan 2024 is Vocational Service Month
Feb 2024 is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month
March 2024 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month
Apr2024 is Environmental Month
May 2024 is Youth Service Month
June 2024 is Rotary Fellowships Month.
Monthly Themes for Rotary Annette Ryan 2023-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
Membership of Rotary 2023-04-26 14:00:00Z 0

2024 Year

Whats on for our Club this month:
I am sure the month will be filled with great meetings and fellowship as are well into 2024. 
2024 Year Annette 2023-03-17 13:00:00Z 0
End Trachoma Kits Michelle Sparrow 2021-11-15 13:00:00Z 0

End Trachoma Project Update

End Trachoma is a fantastic initiative started by the Rotary Club of Melbourne with Nourish our Communities Ltd, working with Rotary Clubs in Districts of Australia. We at Rotary Club of Portland bay are incredibly excited to be part of this fantastic initiative, and to be completing 30 End Trachoma Kits that will be heading to a recipient school in the Northern Territory. Our volunteers make the bags, help collect donated contents and assemble the kits. To find out more information on what we are up to, or you are interested in knowing what to donate, please click the link
End Trachoma Project Update Michelle Sparrow 2021-11-15 13:00:00Z 0

25 Nov Jody Duckworth  3min speaker

I remember how proud I was when I became a member and then to what was my year as Youth Director, I had the pleasure of putting together a plan of action and a fundraising budget to try and achieve to my plan and then move into what was a very busy and rewarding year. 
Sending and supporting young people to experience RYLA and RYPEN. Finding 3 applicants for outbound Youth exchange and with the help of the Rotary Club of Portland being able to see all 3 become successful outbound students. We had the wonderful Maddie as our inbound exchange student. It was a busy and rewarding year for myself and I believe the Club.  I think we all miss Maddy's happy energy. 
I also love challengers and I think Event Management was my thing that year. Again, I want to thank the members for the support I received that year with two major events. 
There was the night we relived Dirty Dancing in the park and somehow got almost 200 community members to come watch the movie with us. This night I witnesses what a great club we can be working together in what was a big challenge I threw your way. Not only a movie in the park but we ran a bar, BBQ, lolly shop and of course our favourite coffee shop. I remember Anita trying to talk me/us into running a jazz night in the park. Still not off the table Anita if you're here. 
But that wasn't the biggest event, we also had the district youth exchange conference and dinner.  It was a whole weekend dedicated to youth exchange, inbound and outbound students and supports coming together across our district.  Not only was it a great event but we got the chance to show off Portland and how amazing this community is. I remember driving around the 3 kids that stayed with me overnight and they were loving our harbour and natural beauty. Their favourite moment was out near SeaWind's nursery where a Koala seemed to pose perfectly for a picture right outside the car window. I think they took 500 pics of that koala, including the kid from our district. There were Kids, councillor's, parents, Rotarians everywhere and smiles all round. I remember I was so grateful for all the assistance I received to make this the best experience for our visitors. We did our club proud. We did Portland Proud.
This was my most rewarding experience so far. Not because I clearly enjoy event management and not just because we were able to reach out and support youth in the many exceptional Rotarian youth programs we have, it was my most rewarding year as I was able to witness how amazing our club is when we come together to support our community.
25 Nov Jody Duckworth 3min speaker Jody Duckworth 2020-12-05 13:00:00Z 0

Grocery Deliveries in Lockdown

Our Rotary club jumped to provide assistance during the first lock down phase in March-April this year.
Rotarian Karen Malseed organised our roster to ensure drivers were available to do home deliveries, assisting our local supermarket with the surge in demand.
We assisted with IGA deliveries.  We feel proud of our efforts together while we joined with the Lions Club of Portland.  Over 94 volunteer hours were recorded by Rotarians making 75 deliveries to many grateful community members.
A donation of $1800 from IGA has been received as a gesture of their grateful thanks during difficult times.
Grocery Deliveries in Lockdown Kazza Malseed 2020-07-11 14:00:00Z 0

Connecting with our Youth

Well!, What an amazing club meeting we just had tonight!. In celebrating Youth Month, we invited our past and current Rotary Youth Exchange Students to our Zoom meeting along with some of their parents. 
We had sons and daughters from Australia (currently in France and Denmark), France, Brazil, Belgium and Denmark past RYE students join us. How wonderful it was. And it's something we wouldn't have thought to do so easily in pre-pandemic days
Connecting with our Youth Claire Holt 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0