CURRENT CLUB PROJECTS

Our Rotary Club has a range of outstanding ongoing projects that transform the lives of individuals, families and whole communities both here in Kenmore and internationally.  You may help us by simply volunteering your time in one of our projects. However if Rotary is something that appeals to you, then consider becoming a member today.

EWASTE CONNECTION

GOAL: CONTRIBUTION TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Kenmore Rotary is helping to support eWaste Connection, which is a "a community resource, offering valuable work experience for individuals with disability or disadvantaged background". Kenmore Rotary contributed financially to help fund  shade sails and reorganising their storage and work areas..

Congratulations to Monique & Chris Lowndes founders of eWaste Connection on winning the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Qld Community Awards Gala Dinner on November 18.

PULLENVALE FOLK FESTIVAL

July 3, 2017

Kenmore Rotary helped facilitate the first Pullenvale Festival, sponsored by the Brisbane City Council. Kenmore Rotary:

  • Worked with local councillor Cr Kate Richards on this project

  • Was awarded a $15,000 grant from Brisbane City Council, Creative Communities – helped pay for costs associated with running the festival

  • Worked with Cr Kate providing manpower to assist with the festival on the day

  • Local Rotary clubs co-ordinated the parking grounds, from where the council provided transport to the Festival

    INTERNATIONAL PILOT PROJECT 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE'

    GOAL: CONTRIBUTION TO OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

    Enabling a young woman to achieve a university level certificate to start her own business. Project in collaboration with Rotary Club of Apia (Samoa) and Women in Business Development Inc. [WIBDI], Apia.

    The project includes the funding of a Rotary Club of Kenmore scholarship at the University of the South Pacific (USP) up to a certificate level.

    HELPING TO SHINE A LIGHT FOR PNG STUDENTS

    With help from a number of local schools, Kenmore Rotary will soon be dispatching more than 200 lights to villages in Papua New Guinea to assist children as part of their education. The Club has again partnered with Solar Buddy, a registered charity in Australia which helps connect local schools with other children and families throughout the world who live in energy poverty.

    Through its “Buddy2Buddy” programme, one small light is given by a local child to another living without access to electricity in PNG. This year, students at Kenmore State School, Chapel Hill State School and St. Peters College have assembled 222 lights which will be dispatched to PNG. Each light will be accompanied by a small note from local students about themselves to the recipients.

    President, Dr. Martin Grabert said Kenmore Rotary was proud to be associated with an important project like Solar Buddy. “It teaches students about solar technology, how the light works, and how such lights can change lives where homes do not have mains electricity. “Many small remote communities would only have kerosene lighting at night, which have health and safety issues limiting school children who are unable to read or do homework at night,” Dr. Grabert said.

    According to Solar Buddy, only 20% of the entire PNG population has access to regular electricity, mostly in larger towns, but in rural areas, it is only 12%.

    Ross Thomas, Kenmore Rotary’s Solar Buddy Coordinator, praised the enthusiastic co-operation of the teaching staff and students at the three local schools. “It reinforced how well this project fits into Rotary’s motto ‘Service above Self’ and key objective ‘Advancement of International Understanding, Goodwill and Peace’,” Mr. Thomas said.

    For more photos of Schools involved in Solar Buddy in 2019 <click here>

    AUSTRALIA DAY CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY IN KENMORE

    January 26

    GOAL: CONTRIBUTION TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

    Each year on Australia Day, Kenmore Rotary runs the Australia Day citizenship service at Our Lady of the Rosary School hall in Kenmore

    BROOKFIELD SHOW

    May each year

    GOAL: CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, RAISING FUNDS FOR ROTARY PROJECTS.

    Kenmore Rotary supports Brookfield Show society issuing gate-tickets and collecting money for same each Brookfield show. Ticket sales got to the show society. The show society make a contribution to Kenmore Rotary for our services.

    TEAM LEADERS - SOLOMON ISLANDS

    The District has 2 major international projects in the Solomon Islands which require qualified team leaders. Training through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) available. Please be sure to include your name and contact details when submitting your volunteer enquiry.

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    © Rotary Club of Kenmore Inc. 2017