The Rotary Club of Kincumber
- Organises business seminars and provides networking opportunities for local businesses.
- Seeks out funding and raises funds through grants and raffles to support projects locally, nationally and internationally.
- Provides annual leadership awards to schools. $1800 each year.
- Sponsors Operation Hope – a week-long retreat for deserving children.
- Is creating a memorial walk to local shipbuilders on the waterfront at Kincumber. $80,000
- Supports Coast Shelter which provides emergency accommodation. $6,500
- Supports Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) bringing young children from overseas for life saving or dignity restoring surgery not available in their home country.
- Provides Pride of Workmanship awards to local business and trades people.
- Supports student and young professional exchanges which promote cultural ties between the Central Coast and the rest of the world.
- Kincumber Rotary was heavily involved in the Putt Putt Regatta for over 9 years.
- Supports Dr Andrew Browning’s maternity hospital in Tanzania. $10,000.
- Sponsors toilets for schools in Timor Leste and Nepal.
- Provides wheelchairs for Cambodia.
- Conducts bucket collections after natural disasters (e.g. $4,000 after recent bushfires).
- Provides financial support for local Surf Clubs.
- Distributes Bowelscan kits to detect early signs of bowel cancer, saving lives.
- Supports Interplast, medical teams who have transformed the lives of thousands.
- Provides assistance to local families in need, helping to make their lives better.
Rotary addresses Global Issues
Rotary International has set itself the goal of eradicating polio worldwide. Since 1979 Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion and immunised more than 2 billion children. From 2007 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, working with Rotary, has committed $1.9 billion to the fight against polio. Since 1985 polio cases have declined by 99%. In 2013 India was declared polio free.
– Other Rotary International projects include:
- Alleviation of poverty and hunger and supply of clean water in third world countries.
- Shelter Boxes, which are large emergency relief boxes that each can accommodate and provide clean water for up to 10 displaced people after natural disasters.
- Wheelchairs for disabled children and adults in Cambodia.
- Support for Dr Andrew Browning’s work in hospitals in Tanzania.
- Introducing Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program into Timor Leste.
- Bringing young children from our near neighbours for life-saving or dignity-restoring plastic surgery not available in their home country. ROMAC Improving the environment
- Advancement of international peace and goodwill through student and professional/business exchange programs
- Rotary International is working on programs to deliver clean water to disadvantaged communities. This program is an ongoing Rotary International project.
Rotary gives Australians a hand
Australian Rotary Health (ARH) provides funding for research into all aspects of mental health as well as the indigenous health scholarship program. Other health programs help with organ donation, liver cell bank, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis and Bowel cancer.
Rotary also works improving salinity and pollution of waterways.
Kincumber Rotary sponsors a number of youth programs that develop life skills and give young people a helping hand to a better future.
- Rotary Youth Exchange
- Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
- Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
- Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
Kincumber Rotary raised funds for disasters like the bush fires in our district.
We also encourage young people with annual donation of funds to local schools to encourage leadership skills.
We support Operation Hope – a week-long retreat for children at risk, to build their confidence and self-esteem.
Support for Surf Lifesaving Clubs
Rotaract is a service club for 18- to 30-year-olds. Based on Rotary’s “service above self” principles, it is an opportunity for young adults to meet socially and volunteer to help the community.
Central Coast Rotaract NSW is a group of energetic young people who aspire to put their skills into practice and help the community, locally and abroad.
All it takes to make a difference in the world is enthusiasm, a little hard work and a lot of imagination. With Central Coast Rotaract NSW we funnel that passion into results.