District Chair:  Bernadette Vanderwolde Boronia
My role as District Service Chair is to assist and supports clubs in achieving community projects.  We want to showcase current projects and create some exciting new projects that can support local communities.

National Projects
Australian Rotary Health
End Trachoma 2020
Local Projects
Community Recovery & Assistance
Indigenous Support
Proactive Policing
Ride for Medical Research
Road Safety Projects
Used Stamps


1.National Projects


a. Australian Rotary Health [ARH]

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.  It also provides funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.  Australian Rotary Health is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is supported by Rotary Clubs.  It has a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.  For more information see australianrotaryhealth.org.au
Chair:             Glenn Tippett           Boronia
Committee:        Lance Deveson, Patrick Hartley, Val Henry

b. Bowelscan

Bowelscan is a community project that seeks to increase knowledge of bowel cancer and its symptoms as well as distribute testing kits to facilitate early diagnosis. Bowelscan is an initiative developed by the Rotary Club of Lismore and now conducted by over 300 Rotary Clubs across Australia.  For further details refer to the website: rotarybowelscan.com.au
Chair:    Malcolm Chiverton     Box Hill Central

c. End Trachoma 2020

This is a national project aimed at wiping out Trachoma in Australia.  Supported by all Rotary Districts in Australia, it is one of the signature projects established to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand.  This committee works together with the Indigenous Support Committee (see below).
For more information see endtrachoma2020.org.au/
End Trachoma 2020 Chair:   Russell Marnock        Emerald & District

2.Local Projects


d. Community Recovery & Assistance Committee (CR & A)

The District 9810  Community Recovery & Assistance committee gives clubs and individual Rotarians the ability to target their desired response to a disaster that has impacted our local or bordering Rotary district communities. When called upon, the CR & A committee will facilitate contact between Rotary clubs of District 9810, other Australian  Rotary districts and their clubs that require disaster recovery assistance.
Chair:             Roy Marshall             Doncaster

e. Indigenous Support Committee

This committee identifies opportunities to provide support to indigenous communities particularly in the areas of health and education.  It works with clubs in the District to establish projects both in Victoria and in other parts of the country.   This committee works together with the End Trachoma 2020 Committee.
ISC Chair       David Hone                Beaumaris
Committee:        Robyn Morrow, Peter Sank, Paul Power, Michael Jacobs, Chris Mara, Angelina Colombino, Keith Kendrick, Cathryn Jackson, Gay Morris, Jo Impey, John Elrington, Lili Teichmann, Robyn Morrow, Russell Marnock

f. Proactive Policing

This project supports Victoria Police to implement pro-active Policing programs in the community aimed at raising awareness of the need for preventative measures to support the safety and security of residences, businesses, women, the elderly and youth.
Chair:             David Tolstrup          Box Hill & Burwood

g. Ride for Medical Research (ARH)

An annual Bike Ride which is usually conducted to time with the District 9810 Conference. This ride Raises funds and awareness for Australian Rotary Health. This is a fully supported ride, and riders from Rotary, Friends of Rotary, and casual riders (no matter their level of ability) are encouraged to experience this week long event, the hallmark of which is an atmosphere of friendship and support. Over $1.1 million has been raised over the life of this project. For more information or to register or sponsor a rider see https://rotaryrideforresearch.raisely.com/
David Brown
Deputy Chair: 
Stephen Spiers

h. Road Safety Projects

This program provides road safety information to young people before they commence the process of learning to drive.  The objective is to provide the best road safety education possible.
Chair:             Brian Negus               Templestowe

i. Used Stamps / Philatelic Garbology

The simple act of saving and recycling something small as a postage stamp will bring major changes to the lives of others. Please ask all friends, family and colleagues to be involved in our “Philatelic Garbology”.  Proceeds of used stamps in 2020/21 will be contributed to the Governor’s partner’s project which is Polio Plus.
All stamps can be taken to the quarterly President’s Meetings for collection. Other drop off points are through Shelley Gurney, Brian Foley and Patrick Hartley.
Stamps can be directly dropped off to Camille Rogers from Rotary Club of Glen Waverley.  Please call her first to make arrangements.
How to sort stamps
If stamps can be sorted into the categories below, this again would lessen the workload. However, Camille is still happy to receive the stamps whichever way they come.
1. Low value – up to $1. No more than a 2cm border on single paper.
2. High value stamps – $2 and over again, a 2cm border on double paper
3. International stamps
4. Stamp albums should be left intact, to protect the stamps.
Contact:        Camille Rogers   Glen Waverley

3.  Other Organisations

j. Probus

Probus liaison person for District 9810 is tasked with finding Rotary clubs to sponsor new Probus clubs forming in the D9810 area.
Contact person:  Robert Renshaw  -  Glen Waverley
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