The Ride team with RI President Ron
DISTRICT SERVICE AWARD
The District Service Award was created to recognize Rotarians’
efforts to serve humanity and work towards world understanding
and peace through Foundation programs. Ten club projects were recognized by way of these awards for the 2013-14 Rotary year.
FUNDRAISER – RIDE TO THE OTHER SIDE
Awardee: Craig Alford – Armadale Rotary Club
Craig Alford is driving a Hustler Super Z ride-on lawn mower around Australia to benefit charity. In 2012, he drove from Perth to
Kalgoorlie. In February 2013 he drove from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide
arriving at the Clipsal 500 motor race! In May 2014 the Ride left
Adelaide for Sydney and the Rotary International Convention, via
Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra! Craig is assisted by a group of
supporters. In 2014, the Ride benefits Australian Rotary Health’s
Mental Illness Research Program , Rotary Foundation’s End Polio
Now Program and the EJ Whitten Foundation for prostate cancer
awareness and research.
Cross-Continent Lawnmower Ride for Polio Eradication from Rotary International on Vimeo.
FUNDRAISER – CLIMB FOR A SMILE
Awardee: Ron Mildenhall – Kenwick Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Kenwick Climb For A Smile fundraiser at Brookfields tower at 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth was a huge success surpassing all expectations and raising over $70,000 for Rotary causes. The fundraiser supports End Polio Now, Interplast, Romac,and the The Smith Family West Australia.
FUNDRAISER – SWIMARATHON
Awardee: Genevieve Carr – Kwinana Rotary Club
Genevieve organized a district wide Swimathon to raise money for Polio Plus .The event is a sponsored swim
organised by Rotarians to raise money and awareness for End Polio Now, organised by the Kwinana Rotary
Club together with other clubs worldwide in February each year.
FUNDRAISER – FILM NIGHT
Awardee: Brian Guest – Kenwick Rotary Club
Brian organized a district wide fund-raiser for Polio Plus which raised $2250.00. Rotarians and partners from many clubs attended the film MONUMENTS MEN at the Carousel Hoyts Cinema.
The film was fantastic and we had a sell-out crowd in attendance.
FUNDRAISER – HIGH TEA
Awardee: Jodie Sparks – Ascot Rotary Club
Jodie organized a high tea held at the Rotary Hall Sandgate Street South Perth to raise funds for foundation. This was a great sell-out event which raised $1297.00 for Polio Plus.
PROJECT – WATER SUPPLY SIBOLONG HAMLET INDONESIA
Awardee: Raymond Heather – Armadale Rotary Club
The objective of the grant is to provide a clean, reliable year, year round water supply to residents of the Sibolong hamlet. Currently during the dry season the water supply is unreliable resulting in residents having to walk to a small spring to bathe and wash clothes. The project will deliver potable water to the homes of the villagers and eliminate the need to walk and take turns at the water source for bathing and washing of clothes. All members of the hamlet, approximately 750 men, women and children will directly benefit from the project. This Global Grant project has a District DDF contribution of $11330 USD and a total budget of $36805USD.
PROJECT – WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM SCHOOLS IN LEBANON
Awardee: John Gray – South Bunbury Rotary Club
The project objective is to install water filtration systems in 17
schools in Lebanon that lack clean water, and whose current water
installations are old and rusted, which constitutes a health hazard
for the school children. The main beneficiaries are the school
children at the schools as well as faculty members and staff. Clean
water is essential to protect the children from many diseases
such as diarrhea, eye and skin problems, affecting children’s
growth and education. We believe that every children, rich or
poor, should have access to clean water. This will be beneficial to
the community at large, since this will reduce absenteeism and
sicknesses, as well as improve the learning ability of the students,
and reduce the medical bill on the community. This Global grant project has a District DDF contribution of $10000USD and a total budget of $44220 USD.
PROJECT – WATER PROJECT TIMOR LESTE 4 VILLAGES OF LAGA NUNIRO SALARI AND RUBILA
Awardee: Max Bird – Kwinana Rotary Club
The project will provide potable water supply to four Timor-Leste communities. The project will involve four villages of approximately 400 families per village (minimum of four persons per family) gives an estimated direct benefit to six thousand five hundred persons. The villages are Laga;Nuniro; Salari; Rubila. The inhabitants will be responsible for the maintenance of the project once it is completed
This Global Grant Project has a District DDF contribution of $10000 USD and a total budget of $39048 USD.
PROJECT – BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY
Awardee: Bob Phipps – Kenwick Rotary Club
To purchase reading books for years 1 , 2 and 3 primary students in Indonesia. Bob and his wife Kay have visited at their own expense the schools for which the books were purchased .Research by the Rotary Club of Bali Lovina indicated the need for appropriate books to assist students to learn to read Indonesian. After a trial three years ago the club is now committed to supplying these age appropriate resources to schools in the northern Bali area.
This District Grant project has a District DDF contribution of $4000 USD.
PROJECT – MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Awardee: Barry Mendaliwitz – Applecross Rotary Club
To create and fit out a new birthing room at the Clinic Cafe in Letefoho, Timore Leste. This District Grant project has a District DDF contribution of $4200 USD