Our new YEP student Brad Francis 2029-09-15 14:00:00Z 0

Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a two-day event that aims to encourage students of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) streams at schools to consider tertiary advancement in these critical career paths by subjecting them to challenging, practical projects over a short timeframe. The students work in teams for approximately two hours on each of two of the eight projects throughout the day, gaining points as each project progresses towards completion. The Gold Coast event this year on the 12/13 of June 2024 was held at All Saints Anglican School for the first time, where the facilities were truly first class. There were eight schools representing the State Sector and eight Private School representatives. Results were close with Hillcrest Christian College the winners on Wednesday and Benowa State High School on Thursday.
512 students from 16 Gold Coast Schools participated and all were very motivated and enjoyed the day as did all Challenge organizers. A big thankyou to Ian Wilson, who acted as an organizer for our club, and to members Andrew Svenson, Brad Francis, Brian McAllan, Michel Hyland, Robyn Schatz and Rob Deshon for assisting with the running of the program.
Science & Engineering Challenge Brad Francis 2024-07-05 14:00:00Z 0

Charcuterie Board from Burleigh Heads Mens Shed

The President of the Rotary Club of Ashmore recently made a presentation of a Charcuterie  Board to Rotary Board members of our club. The Charcuterie Boards were kindly produced by the Burleigh Heads Mens Shed.
At present the Burleigh Heads Mens Shed are looking for new accommodation for their valuable club. Anyone who is able to assist the Mens shed should contact our club at info@ashmorerotary.org.
Charcuterie Board from Burleigh Heads Mens Shed Brad 2024-06-14 14:00:00Z 0

A RYLA sponsored young lady

This is a photo of Parris Smith at the 2024 District Rotary Conference at Ballina. Parris is pictured with current President of our club Brian McAllan (left of Parris) and president Elect Robert Deshon.
Parris began her Rotary journey when Ashmore Rotary Club sponsored her to RYLA. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership experience organized by rotary clubs open to 18 to 30 year olds.
A RYLA sponsored young lady 2024-05-21 14:00:00Z 0

Ashmore Rotarians hard at work

Another successful sausage sizzle was held at Bunnings Ashmore on Friday. On Friday the 26th of April 3 rosters of Ashmore Rotarians took on the challenge of a sausage sizzle for the Ashmore community at the entrance to Bunnings Ashmore Olsen Road.
President Brian would like to thank all those Rotarians who took part in the fundraiser. Money raised will go to Nerang High School, The Alzheimer's Christmas Luncheon and the Lynne Richardson Community Centre Molendinar. These are just a few groups we donate to.
Ashmore Rotarians hard at work Brad Francis 2024-04-26 14:00:00Z 0
Copy of Our new YEP student Brad Francis 2024-01-30 14:00:00Z 0
Cambodian washroom project update Brad Francis 2023-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Creating capacity in Cambodia to Build Washrooms Brad Francis 2023-05-16 14:00:00Z 0

Building a school in Cambodia

Ashmore Rotary and other volunteer organizations and individuals were able to accumulate sufficient funds to build a 16 roomed school, training restaurant, clinic and outreach centre.
This project developed as the result of Past President Pat Fleming's and Rotarian, the late, Desley Thurtell meeting with expat Kerry Huntley who sought funding for the establishment of the school. 
Building a school in Cambodia Brad Francis 2023-03-21 14:00:00Z 0

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2022-10-11 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic 2022-10-11 14:00:00Z 0