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Forest Lake Rotary Club

Corin Mackay    July 1, 2023    3 min read   

Rotary Club of Forest Lake Club Marquee and Trailer at the Annual Dragon Boat Multicultural Festival

The Rotary Club of Forest Lake was again part of the local Dragonboat Multicultural Festival on Sunday, June 4 the first Sunday In June, working with the Forest Lake Community and the Hakka Association.

We have recently delivered some of our woollen rugs and beanies, which the Forest lake Crochet and Knitting Group create for us from wool which we provide, to some local aged care support services.

Dragon Boats on the Lake
Dragon Boats on the Lake

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.

Promoting peace

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Fighting disease

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like

polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene 

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.

Saving mothers and children 

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

Supporting education 

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in

education, and increase adult literacy.

Growing local economies 

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

Ending polio forever 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 35 years, and our goal of ridding

the Earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.

We are always open to new members, so if you would like to find out more please contact Alan Greig at alan_greig@bigpond.com for more info

Dragon Boat Festival 2023
Dragon Boat Festival 2023

Corin Mackay