International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians can support International Service by sponsoring a project in another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site.
RAMS (Rotarians Against Malaria)
We were pleased to again support RAMS with some much needed funding.  It has been a difficult year for organisations to raise funds for international projects and RAMS is no exception.
Club Donates $1000 to Australian Himalayan Foundation.
Australian Himalayan Foundation $1000
Alfred Gregory was a member of John Hunt's team who ascended Everest for the the first time in 1953. He was also a member of our Rotary Club and each year we donate some funds to support the organisation he was so proud to support.
Greg's wife attended a meeting to accept the cheque from our International Committee Chair, Ian Ash, on behalf of the Foundation and read out a thank you from Simon Balderstone who is the Chairman of the Foundation and carrying on the good work Sir Edmund Hilary started in the region.
"Thank you so much for yet another donation to us, supporting the work in the Himalaya – helping the people live better lives, have better futures and more work and life opportunities through our practical school and health centre, and conservation projects – as we say - ‘giving what is needed most to those who need it most’. As you would understand our work is now needed more than ever and donations such as yours are vital contributions. So a very big thank you to all of you at Emerald Rotary."
As we all know Nepal now impacted dramatically by COVID as it travels across the border from India. The Foundation have supported remote learning through radio contact and have supplied PPE equipment to health centres.