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Days for Girls to India and Nepal

Rotarians Ula and Gillian travelled to Pokhara in Nepal to distribute 130 Days for Girls Kits
These kits are made here in Bairnsdale by Ula and her team of volunteer sewers. All fabric is still being cut by PHF Colin Toohey from Top Trim, saving much needed time. Ula has sewers in Orbost, organised by Alma Mundy, Twisted Threads in Johnsonville plus the many workshops she has at her own home, even taking her team to Mallacoota. Members of Inner Wheel have been willing helpers on the packing days, as the kits have to be prepared in a specific way. 
Ula and Gillian carried 130 kits from the local team and then in Moradabad, India, 135 kits were provided by a Melbourne chapter. 
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Polio Plus National Immunisation Day 2018

Two members of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale, Gillian Reeve and Ula Sheather, recently returned from a trip to Moradabad, India to participate, as volunteers,  at one of the National Immunisation Days organised by Rotary in partnership with UNICEF, The World Health Organisation plus the various health organisations in Moradabad.
This was the third visit for Gillian and second for Ula, who this year were part of a team of 13, which was organised at the Australian end, by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Sandringham in Melbourne, who have made the trip six times.
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Golf Day

$6000.00 donated to the Bower Birds
On Tuesday 10 April 2018, the Rotary Club held it's 35th Annual Golf Day in associated with the Bairnsdale Golf and Bowls Club. Over 150 participants registered on the day and together with raffles, putting competitions a great time was had by all. Over the last ten years the Bower Birds have sold tickets in the petrol raffle as well as catering for the day. 
We were able to hand over a cheque for $6000.00, the profit from the day, which they informed us will go to much needed equipment for the Bairnsdale Regional Hospital. Well done to everyone who helped on the day.
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National Immunisation Day India

Posted by Gillian Reeve
In February Connie Cunningham and Gillian Reeve made the trip to Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh District, India, to participate in the immunisation of children against Polio, on the 22 February 2015.
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Days for Girls


Our club is proud to support this worthwhile project, since seeing their display at the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, we were so impressed that we felt it was an opportunity to help. Through our International Committee we have several members of our local community willing to come on board, with sewing.

What is Days for Girls?

Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping  communities around the world start their own programs. Thanks to a global grassroot network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on 6 continents, we have reached women and girls in 75 countries on 6 continents.  It's working. You can help us reach the rest.

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Hearing Project Nepal


Rotarian Connie Cunningham, an Audiometrist completed her third trip to Pokhara in Nepal and spent two weeks  assisting with clinics for the locals. On this visit Margaret, wife of Honorary Member Geoff Macfarlane, accompanied Connie, being a nurse was very helpful and she was able to assist with ear syringing and other important day to day tasks. Margaret said that it was a trip of a lifetime and is already planning a return visit.

The Rotary Club of Mitchell River has continued to support the program, donating a further $1000 from last year's funds, while our club has donated another $2000 and see this as a very worthwhile ongoing project. The positive is that David Hine, after seeing the support that comes from Rotary has himself joined a Rotary club in his home town of Townsville, QLD, who have also come on board to financially support the program.



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Young Achiever in Business Award

Matthew Henderson from Hendo’s Café, Main Street Bairnsdale was the winner in the section that was sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of the East Gippsland Cluster – Young Achiever in Business. He will be a guest speaker at our club on Tuesday 11 November 2014.
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Canberra beckoned for gifted science student

Posted by Ronan Carroll on Jan 06, 2012

ImageSwifts Creek Secondary College student Rika Eringa was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale to attend a prestigious National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January 2012.

This is the only program of its kind in Australia and gives specially selected Year 12 students the opportunity to test-drive a wide range of courses and careers in the sciences.


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$5,000 for ground-breaking playground

Posted by Roger McCracken on Dec 02, 2011


All abilities playground chequeThe Rotary Club of Bairnsdale recently presented a $5,000 cheque to support the ground-breaking East Gippsland All Abilities Playground under construction in the town.


The facility at Davison Oval will be geared at the whole family and boast East Gippsland-themed play equipment including the ’90 mile ship wreck’, ‘Timber Mill’ and ‘Bullock Island’. There will be a picnic and barbecue area with seating for up to 50 people.

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Cemetery gazebos

Posted by Roger McCracken

 Cemetery gazebos



The Rotary Club of Bairnsdale has provided two gazebos in the cemetery for the use of the public.

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Rotary Park

Posted by Roger McCracken

Rotary Park


This small park is located on the corner of Pearson and Grant streets.  The Rotary Club of Bairnsdale has provided childrens'  playground equipment.

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Mall kiosk

Posted by Roger McCracken

  Kiosk in Nicholson Street Mall



  The kiosk in Nicholson Street Mall was provided by the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale for the use of community groups.  Bookings are administered by the Shire Council.

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Heart for Paynesville Ambulance

Posted by Roger McCracken

 Heart for Paynesville




At the request of Paynesville Ambulance Service we donated a finely detailed, hand-painted model of a human heart for training of their members.  This was purchased from the United States of America.  Paynesville Ambulance is largely staffed by trained volunteers..

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