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