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Rotary Matters

English, National/National politics/National assembly, 8 seasons, 202 episodes, 3 days, 20 hours, 46 minutes
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Rotary Matters hosted by Ian Stuart. Rotary is a world wide service organisation with 30,000 active Rotarians in Australia. Tune into Rotary Matters and hear about the many worthwhile international and local causes, projects and people who make Rotary happen. There are many ways to engage with Rotary and the program includes a What’s On of Rotary community activities open to everyone
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Lessons for Life from RYLA

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership experience where students develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. They build communication and problem solving skills and learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers and peer mentors. Thowshi Dimantha, a Sydney student describesher recent RYLA experience and significantly the lessons she learned.
3/22/20241 hour
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Lessons for Life from RYLA

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership experience where students develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. They build communication and problem solving skills and learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers and peer mentors. Thowshi Dimantha, a Sydney student describesher recent RYLA experience and significantly the lessons she learned.
3/22/20241 hour
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Saving our Kids from Suicide

8.6 Australians die every day by suicide. More than double the road toll. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the age of 15 and 44. But Rotarian Lester Pearson decided to do something about this founding SOKS, Save our Kids from Suicide. Hundreds of lives have now been saved. Lester explains how it started, how it works through sports organisations and the complementary focus on supporting Rotary programs for youth enrichment.www.soks.org.au
9/22/202322 minutes, 53 seconds
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Nothing goes to waste a Lower Blue

Kirsten Veldhuis of the Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club is determined to improve the Club's sustainability footprint. She patiently tracks the output of the Rotary Recycles Op Shop and is about to do the same at Glenbrook Markets. These initiatives have helped grow the Club's membership who share the sustainability values and raise community awareness of Rotary's environmental goals. www.lowerbluemountains.org.au
9/15/202331 minutes, 35 seconds
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Never a Dull Moment in Kuring gai. Chris Lewis.

Chris Lewis President of Kuring gai Rotary explains the many projects delivered by his club....from a huge community fun run, to the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic to supporting a local school, cleaning up the environment, running a dementia cafe and funding youth programs. www.kuringgairotary.org.au
5/19/202321 minutes, 9 seconds
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All the Fun of the Fair!

With 150 stalls, two entertainment stages and much fanfare the Wahroonga Village Fair has something for everyone in the community. Councillor Sallianne McLelland and Janelle Speight from Wahroonga Rotary Club explain what its all about. www.wahroongavillagefair.com
11/14/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rethinking Waste. The Pursuit of Positive Change. Jeremy Wright AM

Foreshadowing the next webinar in the Climate and Peace series, Rotarian Jeremy Wright AM explains why we need to rethink waste and the perspective to be taken by his expert faculty. Webinar is on 8 November. See www.climateandpeace.com.au
10/22/202214 minutes
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Food, Wine and Fun at St Ives

The St Ives Food and Wine Festival is back following two covid cancelled years. Di Barnes tells us what to expect including wines to taste, a variety of food to sample, choirs, singers, jazz band, pony rides, farm animals and activities for everyone. Sunday 25 September
9/23/202217 minutes, 5 seconds
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Non Violent Child Centred Education in Nepal. Thanks to Rotary.

Patrick Price, a Rotarian from Sydney was shocked at the authoritarian and violent approach to teaching he found in Nepalese schools. Determined to do something about it he founded the Centre for Learning and Children's Rights a non profit organisation delivering educational and humanitarian projects in Nepal regardless of age, gender, religion or caste, including the successful Heartland Academy. www.forchildsrights.org and www.heartlandacademy.edu.np
9/16/202223 minutes, 23 seconds
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Endurance Cyclist, Ambassador for the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness, author, commentator and journalist, but above all a world renowned endurance cyclist is Ambassador for the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic aka The Bobbo. Rupert tells his story, how he got started, the long distance rides he has done and how he uses cycling to raise awareness of mental health issues. He provides tips for Bobbo riders, generously and with good grace. A true gentleman. www.bobbo.org.au
9/12/202228 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ride the Train to End Polio

A brilliant idea to raise funds to eradicate polio. There are still a handful of cases in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan. A recent case also emerged in New York City. The Train Ride to end polio is the brainchild of local Rotarians in Sydney who have so far raised $500k. Mark Anderson explains what its all about and foreshadows the 2022 event. www.polioeradication.org
9/5/202228 minutes, 36 seconds
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Run, jog or walk the Cross Country Challenge at Bella Vista Farm

An integral part of the Orange Blossom Festival, the Cross Country Challenge organised by the Rotary Club of Hills Kellyville offers three distances to run, walk or to stroll. 10.2 km, 6.8 km, 3.4 km. You can even take your dog! All for a good cause. at the beautiful Bella Vista Farm. Mike Blair OAM ex;plains. www.crosscountrychallenge.com.au
7/23/202213 minutes, 5 seconds
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Opera in the Arboretum, creative fundraising. Rotary Matters 14 Feb 2020

Opera in the Arboretum is a creative event hosted by Woy Woy Rotary Club to raise funds to support their local and international projects. Now in its 15th year it is held in the open air, a picnic style event at Pearl Beach. We meet spokesman Russell Grove who explains how it is organised, the talent they attract and the repertoire to be enjoyed on 28 March 2020.email operarotarywoywoy@gmail.
2/14/20202 hours, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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Conoco Phillips Science Experience. Rotary Matters. 31 January 2020

We meet Victoria Diep a 15 yr old student who attended the three day Conoco Phillips Science Experience at the University of Technology Sydney. The program takes place over 35 universities and tertiary institutions within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers, attend site visits and experience what its like to be on a tertiary campus. Peter Lorschy from St Ives Rotary Club explains his Club's support for youth focussed activities and their involvement with the Conoco Phillips Science Experience.
1/31/202051 minutes, 2 seconds
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Family and Community Conflict Resolution in Mongolia. Rotary Matters. Ian Scott AM. 6 December 2019

Ian Scott AM from Sydney's Blue Mountains explains the benefits of alternative dispute resolution and how he came to be leading the training for mediators working in Mongolia, one of the world's poorest countries. Rotary is the key and a source of support through RAWCS...the Rotary Australia Worldwide Community Services program.
12/6/201930 minutes, 20 seconds
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Smart Villages Sustainability Project in Cambodia

Its not enough to simply give money. It needs to be spent wisely and sustainably. Hear how Rotary is doing this  in Cambodia.
11/19/201937 minutes, 15 seconds
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HandUp Congo! Rotary Matters 8 November 2019

Lucy Hopgood-Brown explains the life changing work of her NGO, HandUp Congo. Villagers in the remote community of Lotumbe in the Democratic Republic of Congo are supported in their efforts to secure food such as  ducks, cows and grain. An education program teaches emergency medicine skills and thanks to micro-financing villagers can begin their own sustainable businesses. It's not a hand out but a HandUp. www.handupcongo.org To volunteer: [email protected]
11/8/201933 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rotary Matters. The St Ives Food and Wine Festival

We meet Di Barnes the power house from St Ives Rotary Club on Sydney's upper north shore describing all the good things to be found at the St Ives Food & Wine Festival, 8 September 2019. A wide variety of tasty and unusual food, wines from the Hunter and from Mudgee. Lots of entertainment for children and stalls from many local community service organisations. Proceeds from the event enable  the Rotary Club of St Ives to support Diabetes Alive and Room to Read. www.stivesfoodandwine.com 
8/30/201925 minutes, 48 seconds
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Modern Day Slavery and how to help

Modern day slavery exists in many forms....forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, forced marriage, the sale of children and sex slavery. We meet Doug Malcolm, Rotarian, founder and driver of Paint4Freedom a National Art Competition  dedicated to raising awareness of slavery and raising funds to counteract it. www.paint4freedom.org
8/16/201931 minutes, 9 seconds