International and Foundation.
This has been both a busy and quiet year for this area of the Club's work.
Busy, as a great deal has been happening and quiet, as much of it has been happening thousands of miles away.
The work of this committee will continue in a similar vein this coming year.
1)We will move into year two of our District Grant supported project in Malawi. Year one has been successful but has been plagued by climatic conditions. Early in the project flooding presented problems for the country. This was closely followed by a severe drought. Times are hard in Malawi in a way that we cannot really comprehend. Our team on the ground, supported by the Rotary Club of Limbe will continue to both monitor progress and push the project forward. Part of the monitoring process will be to feed back data to our Club which allied with Skype calls allows us to be as involved as possible. President Alex visited at an early stage and consideration will be given as to how best to assess need and meet it in the future.
2)Consideration will be given in the coming Rotary year as to whether we want to move into a further phase of development of this project. This could be in conjunction with other Clubs or as part of a further District or other Rotary GB&I Grant application. Once consideration of this has been taken forward a report will be submitted to both Council and all members.
3)We will continue to monitor other District Grant possibilities out with the above project.
4)We will continue to support Aqua Box and Shelter Tent as we are never far away from yet another humanitarian disaster. Terrorism, war, hunger, flooding or earthquake are ever present threats to our fellow human beings and Rotary should be there to help in whatever way it can.
5)We hope to arrange a small number of fundraising and awareness raising events such as the Curry Lunch. This has proved difficult in a busy calendar.
6)Consideration will be given to promoting " purple pinkie" links with local schools to promote both the work of Rotary and the " end polio " campaign
Rotary is an international organisation, with our Club based in a local area. It therefore falls on us to continue both our local and international work.
Alex Evan Wong.
more West Fife Rotarians have donated £500 to Haiti Help to assist recovery after two natural disasters in two days in the Republic of Haiti.
more Please donate recycle items to help local nurses' initiative helping orphans and elderly in Haiti
more The last consignment of books sent arrived recently in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe where we can be sure they will be put to good use. Please keep them coming in.
more Call to support of The Ecology Centre and The Rotary Club of Cowdenbeath
more West Fife adds its support for District initiative
more Support for school in Cambodia who reported they have been severely hit by the Covid virus
more Rotary Club of West Fife immediately made a donation of £1000 to Islamic Relief
more Convenor Donald Mackay's report to the 2020 AGM
more Proposals as set out by Convenor Donald Mackay to Club Assembly
more This report was submitted to District in November 2017
more What happened during the Rotary year
more This page shows the exciting work being done by the club to help provide power to remote villages in Malawi
more On Alex Evan Wong's return from Malawi he has written this update.
more Proposed activities in the Rotary Year 2015/16
more West Fife's support to help the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake survivors
more DRAFT ACTIVITIES 1) Monthly wine draw ------- volunteer awaited 2) Foundation box - ---- ---volunteer awaited 3) Five-a-side Football and Summer Fete Saturday 27th July
more There are always ongoing projects and requirements within Foundation and International and so it possible for the Club to support these.
more Rotary Club of West Fife sends four Shelterboxes in response to appeal
more Ian Grieve goes to Kenya, February 2012
more It is now five weeks since Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic earthquake and there is still an urgent need for secure shelter which can stand up to the Haitian climate.
more Woodmill High School help bring in the boxes
more ShelterBox Founder and Rotarian Tom Henderson has seen first hand how ShelterBox tents are providing shelter to families who have lost everything in Haiti.
more The RIBI Donations Trust has set up a Pakistan Flood Appeal with the express purpose of raising funds to aid the affected communities
more Major disasters oversees have once again been in the news in the past year,
more Members were pleased to hear that consignments of Shelterboxes had already gone to Sri Lanka and India
more The earthquake and subsequent tsunami is, arguably, the worst natural disaster to strike our planet in the one hundred years of Rotary’s existence.
more The project helped to provide school furniture to the primary schools.
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