What We Do

The Narooma Rotary Club supports a range of community projects and international projects through Rotary International, and it’s fun.
We support:

Community projects

These include:

  • the Volunteer Rescue Association, Marine Rescue and Narooma Surf Club
  • health and mental health research and various programs, including the Rotary BowelCare coordination in our area
  • fundraising for Moruya Cancer Carers, the new Moruya Oncology Unit and the Bega Carers Accommodation project
  • our annual Pride of Workmanship Awards where employers recognise outstanding employees
  • the Rotary Ringlands Walk
  • Clean Up Australia Day.

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Our local activities are primarily focused on supporting youth in the Narooma area, through both the local schools and colleges and other projects through partner organisations.
Below is the BBQ support we give to Carols by Candlelight.

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Youth programs

We provide opportunities for local youth, including:

  • MUNA – Model United Nations Assembly
  • National Youth Science Forum and engineering forums
  • a driver awareness program for Year 11 students
  • a Tertiary Scholarship each year for a Narooma High graduate
  • personal development and leadership programs
  • International youth and study exchange programs.

International projects

These include:

  • completion of Rotary International’s campaign to eradicate polio
  • funding ShelterBoxes to provide shelter for families following disasters throughout the world
  • professional and cultural exchanges.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program for young people, run by local clubs.
Youth aged 14-30 are nominated and chosen based on their leadership potential, then sponsored by local Rotary clubs to participate in a program. The program delivery varies, it can be a seminar, a camp or a workshop, though all focused on developing the leadership potential within young people in our community, learning leadership skills by tuition and practice.

Rotary Narooma proudly supports RYLA by sponsoring youth in our community to participate in the program.

We are always looking for more local things to support – we encourage both our new and old membersas well as our friends to bring their ideas for projects and activities to support.

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

NYSF is a fantastic program for year 12 students interested in a career in science. Supported by Rotary clubs including Rotary Narooma, the students learn how to make informed decisions about courses and careers in the sciences and gain a professional skill set to help them realise their potential.

Rotary Narooma sponsors local students to attend the forum interstate or internationally, as well as hosts and chaperones interstate and international students to local forums. Our members also volunteer as organisers and support staff at the Canberra forum.
For more information about NYSF, please visit the NYSF website.

Please contact us to know more or share your ideas for local projects to support.

International projects

Through Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Narooma are involved in a number of projects around the world.

Shelter Box

Our members are also involved in other projects such as Shelter Box. Shelter Box is a project supported by Rotary International to provide urgent supplies and humanitarian aid in times of crisis, including natural disasters such as fires, floods, cyclones and earthquakes.

Each Shelter Box contains a family-sized tent, thermal blankets, flashlight, water purification equipment, cooking utensils, tools and more. The Shelter Box organisation has so far responded more than 270 crisis around the world.

A portion of takings from our Rotary Narooma fundraiser BBQs you see us at is used to purchase Shelter Boxes ready to send to the next humanitarian crisis.

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For more information about Shelter Box, please visit the Shelter Box website.

End Polio Now

Rotarians around the world, including Bill Gates (Microsoft Founder/Chairman) have been working tirelessly toward to goal of completely eliminating polio around the world – with a great deal of success.

Once widespread across the first, second and third world, Polio now only exists in 3 countries. An incredible 2.5 billion children have been immunised against polio and through the fundraising of the thousands of Rotary Clubs across the world, including Rotary Narooma, $79.5 million has been given to UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to continue to fight.
For more information about this campaign, please visit the End Polio Now website.

Rotary Peace Fellowships Program

 

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The Rotary Foundation has a long-standing commitment to the promotion of peace, reconciliation and conflict resolution. Our Club has been involved in supporting this program and hosting each annual cohort of scholars on their annual visits to Canberra for research facilitated by direct access to national agencies and identities. Each group is an amazing affirmation of Rotary’s role in action and the company of such scholars in our homes has been a joy to many of our members.

Future Projects

We are always open to more ideas for other projects and activities to get involved in, both locally in Narooma and internationally. If you are involved in something and you think we could help, or just have an idea for something we may be able to support, please contact us and let us know. All ideas are welcome!

Please Contact us with your ideas.