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INTERNATIONAL SERVICE 2011 – 2012

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New Zealand Sister Club Declaration | Sustainable Cambodia Project | Timor Leste Coffee Project | Yamato Takada Sister Club Declaration | Yamato Takada Sister Club Agreement

New Paul Harris Fellows – Immediate Past President, Ross Hayes and Past President Bob Barnes, PHF his 3rd Sapphire Pin presented on 30 June 2011 by 2011 – 2012 President Laurie Orchard.

Rotary District 9640 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar 2011 - 2012 - Dr Hannah Wills, MBBS (Hons) is from Alstonville and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lismore West, with PP Norm Robinson acting as Hannah’s Rotary Counsellor. Hannah is doing a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Embryology at Oxford University, England, commencing her Studies in October. Hannah’s Ambassadorial Scholarship is valued at $US27,000. Her host Club in England is the Rotary Club of Didcot.

Sustainable Cambodia Program – Lismore West in association with the Rotary Club of Summerland Sunrise, is conducting a TRIVIA Night on Thurs 24 November at the Lismore Heights Bowling Club, to raise funds to carry out further international service humanitarian projects in Cambodia.

Sister Rotary Clubs - Lismore West has a Sister Club association with the Rotary Club of Yamato Takada, Japan, established in April, 1995 and with the Rotary Club of Christchurch West, NZ established on 1 July, 2011.

Southern Cross University, Lismore – International students

  • together with the other four Rotary Clubs in Lismore, Lismore West will continue to maintain and improve amenities at Widjabul Park at the University.
  • some Club members meet with international students for an hour of a Wednesday afternoon to assist with their English speaking skills.
  • Lismore West will be using its “Wee Barbie” Catering Unit Trailer to provide a “Welcome” BBQ lunch for international students on Mon 13 Feb 2012 and on Tues 12 June 2012 during Semester 1 and Semester 2 Orientation Week.
  • Club volunteers will act as a “buddy” for an international student during their bus tour of the local area during Semester 1 and Semester 2 Orientation Week.
  • Club volunteers will take an international student home for lunch or for a picnic lunch during Semester 1 and Semester 2 Orientation Week.

Disaster Aid Australia – Lismore West provided Box No AUS 1568 at a cost of $800.00 for Horn of Africa refugees.

Kobilo High School, Kenya – Lismore West sent $1,755 to help provide more educational facilities for The School.

Rotary Oceaia Medical Aid For Children - donation of $500.