District Rotary 9800

Community Projects


Basic Education and Literacy

Basic education and literacy is one of the Foundation’s six areas of focus. Everyone has the right to learn to read, write and enjoy the power, pleasures and independence of being literate. For some the journey will be easy, for others it will take much hard work and unfortunately for approximately 18 percent of today’s world population it will never happen.

Tags: community support,  education,  literacy,  community service,  community


Busy Feet

BusyFeet is an activity designed to create a special place for children aged 6 to 16 with disabilities by exploring their natural love of movement and music through dance. Conducted in a fun safe environment where everyone feels special and is respected for their individual ability and offering one on one support.

Tags: busyfeet,  community support,  community service,  disability,  dance


Camp Getaway

Camp Getaway caters for those of all abilities and mobility, provides a meeting place for support groups, and offers those who need it most, a sanctuary away from their daily struggles. Whilst disability and related support groups have priority for booking dates, Camp Getaway welcomes bookings from family groups, church groups, clubs, special functions, business meetings, and recreational groups.

Tags: community support,  community service,  disability,  camps,  community


Computers 4 Community

This program liaises with business and individuals to facilitate donations of late-model superseded PC and IT equipment which are then re-furbished with basic Microsoft Software and a tutorial installed. These are then provided to disadvantaged students and needy groups in the community.

How can Clubs assist:

  • Source computers, screens, keyboards and mice (computers need to be Pentium 4 and above with DVD reader)
  • Source worthy recipients, either individuals or organisations to receive the refurbished computers
  • Fund a $50 charge to cover license fees and refurbishment costs
  • Consider funding computer refurbishment cost and freight for overseas projects.

Contact Dawn or Jack Watson, Rotary Club of Brimbank Central

Tags: computers,  secondhand,  community support,  community service,  community


Disaster Relief

If there is a disaster that warrants consideration for relief funding, the District Governor shall appoint an investigation committee comprising the District Governor Elect (as Chairman), the Chair of the Community Service Committee and one other Rotarian to submit a report to the Board on that disaster and proposed action.

For more information, contact Marjorie Gerlinger, Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise, Community Service Chair.

ROADEC (Rochester Driver Education Complex)

The aim of this program is not to teach young drivers how to get their licence, but how to ensure they stay alive once they do. The program is designed to provide young drivers with the skills and techniques to ensure they are safe, responsible road users. It is run at a purpose built facility at Elmore Events Centre. The complex consists of classrooms and a purpose built road system that features all types of road surfaces, traffic lights, hills and a large sealed area.

Tags: community service,  driver education,  community support,  community


Rotary Connects - Make Your Community Service Projects More Meaningful with More Lasting Benefits

Rotary Clubs, like yours, invest valuable time and effort towards improving the lives of the disadvantaged you have identified in your community. Imagine your project at its peak performance and impact level and you are imagining Rotary Connects at work in your club.

Rotary Connects is a 6-step collaborative process that can turn your club project into a whole of community initiative.

Tags: community


Shine On Awards

The Shine On Awards recognise and acknowledge service to the community by people with disabilities.

Eligible nominees are people who are actively involved in community service for the benefit of others and have demonstrated a significant level of achievement whilst managing a specific medical disorder/disability. There are two categories for the awards – Young nominees 15-25 years, Adult nominees aged 25 years and over. All nominations must be endorsed by a Rotary Club.

2014 Awards - Closing Date: 15th December, 2014

Tags: disability,  community service,  community support,  community


Violence Free Families

Violence Free Families is dedicated to improving the quality of life of families affected in this way. Its fundamental belief is that every person has the right to live in his or her family free of fear and intimidation. A special concern is the protection of children.

Tags: violence,  education,  research,  technology,  community service,  community support,  community,  health


Australian Rotary Health

Pushed into action by the mystery surrounding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Ian Scott addressed the Rotary Club of Mornington on June 17, 1981, highlighting the need to fund more medical research in order to shed light on the mystery of the syndrome.

After more than 30 years, Ian Scott’s dream of funding research is still alive with Australian Rotary Health raising close to $27 million for medical research since its origin, $10 million of which contributing to advances in mental health, the main focus of Australian Rotary Health since 2000.

Tags: australian medical research,  community health,  community service,  sids,  mental health,  hatday,  community



Bowel cancer is Australia's #1 internal cancer, killing more than 4,000 men and women every year. Bowelscan is a national program of Rotary with the goals of awareness and annual testing for bowel cancer. It provides an early warning screen and an opportunity for Clubs to engage with their communities.

Contact Kevin Walsh, Rotary Club of Balwyn

Tags: bowelscan,  community service,  community health


Know Your Numbers - Stroke and Heart Attack risk - Are you really OK?

The Know Your Numbers Stroke Awareness program is about helping people know their blood pressure and whether they should seek professional advice.

Tags: community service,  stroke,  know your numbers,  community health


Rotary Ovarian Cancer Reseach (RoCan)

This Year more than 1,500 Women will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Over 850 will die from this Disease.

This Project became a District 9800 project, supported by many Rotary Clubs with over $370,000 raised for research, to help find a Screening test for all Women in our community.

Tags: rocan,  ovarian cancer research,  research,  community service,  community health,  community


Rotarian Action Group of MS Awareness (RAGMSA)

RAGMSA is one of Rotary International's sixteen Action Groups established to promote MS awareness, encourage Rotarians and MS societies to collaborate to contribute via fundraising activities to MS research and provide support for people with MS (pwMS).

Tags: ragsma,  ms,  community service,  community health


Youth Suicide Awareness

Youth suicide is the last taboo. Rotary however can help address this tragedy by supporting teachers, police officers, social workers and mental health clinicians to better understand the many challenges faced by today’s young people.

Clubs can provide scholarships to assist professionals to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne and thus offer a simple, practical way of addressing mental illness in adolescence.

Tags: youth,  community health,  suicide,  community service,  community


Life After Stroke

Vocational Service Supported Project

Contact: Bob Slater, Rotary Club of Carlton

Partnership with numerous stakeholders, including the Stroke Association of Victoria, to provide practical support to identified stroke survivors, supporting them to re-enter the workforce through vocational mentoring and links with established industry, education, training and recruitment networks.

Tags: vocational,  community,  health


Probus - Professional and Business

Probus is a Community Service project of Rotary International that had its beginnings in the United Kingdom in 1965-66.

The name PROBUS (from the words PROfessional and BUSiness) was adopted as the new clubs were directed at recruiting retired people from the professional and business world.