Editorial Policy Guidelines and Upcoming Features

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Rotary Down Under Editorial Policy Guidelines

Upcoming features – order of features may vary

dependent on amount of content received

Do you have a story that is relevant to any of the below topics?
Please submit them to editorial@rotarydownunder.com.au for consideration.


*  Homeless
*  Rotarians helping infants
*  What happens when you step outside your club
*  Feeding the world
*  Helping the agricultural industry
*  Bullying
*  Youth – driving awareness
*  Youth – Rotaract/Interact
*  Science
*  Unusual club projects
* Rotary helping the Disabled
* Rotary Fellowships
* Education





The Quakes’ Case: Lessons in Recovery

New Zealand is no stranger to seismic activity, with regular shakes along the fault line. In recent years, however, a number of earthquakes with sizeable damage have taken place in Christchurch, Seddon and Kaikoura. Rotary has been there, helping organise donations, restore facilities and mend communities recovering from trauma, along with learning some valuable lessons in Rotary’s role in disaster response.

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The Quakes’ Case: Lessons in Recovery

Future Looking Bright for Former Street Orphan

Linus Faustin came to the attention of the Rotary Club of Taree on Manning, NSW, at the age of eight, when he walked into an orphanage in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The volunteer housemother was the daughter of one of the club’s members.

Linus was an orphan living as a street kid after his mother, father and three year-old baby sister died of AIDS.

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Together We Transform

Timor Leste Embraces RYLA Alumni

Last month we discussed the importance of staying connected with Rotary alumni. Personally experiencing the benefits of our programs themselves, these are people who need not be convinced of Rotary’s value. As such, they are likely willing supporters of future projects and programs – if you keep in touch and ask! They may even accept membership, if not to your club then perhaps a Rotaract or Next-Gen club in your area.

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The Klinginsmith Challenge: Timor Leste Embraces RYLA Alumni

TRF and RAWCS working together

Lou Johnson, chair of The Rotary Foundation Australia Ltd, and Michael Perkins, chair of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd, talk to Rotary Down Under about the differences between TRF and RAWCS, how each entity operates, and the importance of working together to achieve the best outcome.

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TRF and RAWCS working together


Taveuni – South West Pacific’s Tiny Rotary Gem

The only Rotary club on Fiji’s third largest island, Taveuni, the Rotary Club of Taveuni could well be the most active club in the South West Pacific.

Hovering at around 10 members, the Rotary Club of Taveuni represents a cultural mix of Taveuni residents. The small club achieves big things, however, with the club’s aim to complete projects at the rate of $50,000 value per member per year.

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Taveuni Rotary

Around the world with Rotaract

By Will Bassett

Rotaract Club of South West Brisbane, Qld

WHAT do Germany, Canada, India,the Netherlands, Ukraine, Mexico,Peru, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Zimbabwe, Sweden, USA and Sri Lanka have in common? For me, in no particular order, these are the countries I now have a place to stay with friends I met on Rotaract Roundtrips.

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Around the world with Rotaract