Rotary Stories
Jason Booth is the principal optometrist at Flinders Vision and a lecturer at Flinders University. He received the award for 'significant service to optometry as a clinical educator, to professional organisations, and to international humanitarian eye care programs'.  He is the team leader for the annual Rotary Australia World Community Service Eye Camp field trips to Nepal, a position he has held since 2004. Since 2006, he has been the volunteer and ground co-ordinator for trips to Mongolia.

 Boat races on a sandy creek bed attracts lots of attention!!!  Alice Springs one again came alive to put on one of the greatest iconic events drawing crowds from all corners of the globe. In the event's 56th year competitors and spectators came together supporting Alice Springs 3 Rotary Clubs major fundraising event.  
Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness. The work of the Australian Government, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health to treat trachoma infections has seen rates in affected communities reduced substantially. But now, we need to ensure that hygiene practices and the community environments are improved to completely eliminate the disease.
Peter Schaefer has just shared a most amazing three-day experience, hosting the RI President Ian Riseley in Alice Springs on his official visit to the Central Australia region. The weather was marvellous throughout his visit and Ian commented daily on the ‘horizon to horizon’ expanse of blue skies.
Newly inducted District Governor Peter Schaefer has vowed to Make a Difference to the Lives of Others during the Rotary year 2017-2018. As a member of Alice Springs Rotary, Peter is the first District Governor to be chosen from the Clubs in Central Australia and he is looking forward to the year visiting Clubs throughout the State.
Photo of Peter and Jennifer.  
ATLANTA, Ga. (June 12, 2017) – Today in Atlanta Rotary President John Germ and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced a commitment of up to $450 million to support the eradication of polio.
To an audience of nearly 33,900 Rotary members attending the humanitarian organization’s annual convention, Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renewed their longstanding support for ending polio – a paralyzing, life-altering scourge on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated.
The E-Club and OPAL (SA Health) have launched our major project, Food For Health providing Healthy alternatives for a Healthier Lifestyle. The key focus of this project is to promote better food choices for a healthier lifestyle. Community Organisations and Service Clubs have an important role to play in encouraging these healthier lifestyles. This can be achieved by adopting guidelines and recipes from our website which will help our commitment to serve humanity by keeping you and your family healthy.
The new E-Club of District 9500 has no boundaries. It’s open to the world! Read this explanation by Inaugural President, Eric Russell.
 “The Rotary e-club of Greater South Oz 9500 is geographically based in the city and the state of South Australia; however as our Rotary International location is worldwide our members can live anywhere in the world. While our members meet regularly on-line through this website, there is an opportunity for working together on projects to meet community needs in any country or locality.
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