Anton Van Doornik OAM 10/10/1941 - 23/05/2020

 

The following pages are a series of Tributes to Anton a tireless worker for the Ideals of Rotary, a true believer in this year's theme":- Rotary Connects the World. 
His family have requested that in lieu of flowers that a donation to:- Donations in Kind  (DIK) would be appreciated. A special account has been established for this purpose.
Rotary Club of Geelong
BSB        633 000
Account Number              169 078 631 Label: Anton DIK
Alternatively send cheques to Rotary Club of Geelong  PO Box 8024
Newtown VIC 3220
If you would like acknowledgement of receipt of donation please email rotarygeelongtreasurer@gmail.com
Anton Van Doornik OAM 10/10/1941 - 23/05/2020 Ray French 2020-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
Winchelsea Barwon Park Antique Fair has been postponed Michele Van Liessum 2020-02-10 13:00:00Z 0

Hospital Beds for Sri Lanka

Donations in kind recently sent  a container to Sri Lanka. The consignment included 35 hospital beds that were donated locally and have a second use in the Kandy hospital. This is just one of the 300+  
Hospital Beds for Sri Lanka Ray 2019-12-20 13:00:00Z 0

Samaritan House Goes Solar

 A major donation from the Rotary Club of Geelong enabled Samaritan House to proceed with installation of a solar system with battery storage. 
Now operational the system has reduced the power bill by 80% for the December quarter.
 
Samaritan House Goes Solar Ray 2019-12-19 13:00:00Z 0

St Andrews Homework Club

The St Andrews Homework Club has been active for over 10 years and was established to assist refugees where English is a second language. St Andrews Church work in conjunction with teachers and students from Kardinia College and  Geelong Grammar School. The Rotary Club of Geelong recently donated $1000 when Anglicare's Jillian Giddings made a presentation to the Club.  She was joined by Delta who was a refugee from Burma (Myanmar)., and was one of the first members of the Club. 
 
St Andrews Homework Club Ray French 2019-12-19 13:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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