Altona City Rotary eBulletin: 1 Oct. 18
President's Notes
Hi Everyone,

Our guest speaker this week was Sandi Fulcher – who shared the story of Seven Women. Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at age 22 after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu. These seven women were struggling to make a living in the face of harsh discrimination. With her last $200, Steph paid for trainers to teach the women how to produce products for sale locally and abroad – and Seven Women was born.

We have our Vocational night on the 22nd of October and we need to encourage colleagues, friends and family to register their attendance

There is a cluster Foundation Fundraiser on Fri 2nd on November (this is the same weekend as the Golf weekend). The film “Bohemian Rhapsody” will be shown at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville.

Yours in Rotary,

P Bronnie

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Seven Women in Nepal..."From a Tin Shed to the UN"
Guest Speaker Sandi Fulcher with (new member) Danny Civitico.
Sandi, accompanied by Tracey (both Rotarians from RC of Chadstone/East Malvern, (also AG Paul Rake's Club)), presented the story of "Seven Women."
Stephanie Woollard, a former Rotary Peace Scholar, at age 22, founded Seven Women in Nepal using her last $200 of travel money, to train 7 disabled women. Since then, over 5,500 women have now been trained using leased facilities at the "Seven Women's Centre," which includes a sewing room, library, and offices. Education programs include sewing, literacy, growing vegetables, and managing money. A project to develop "The Seven Women Boutique Hotel" is now underway. 
The Club was inspired by Sandi's presentation (Sandi is the Exec Assistant to CEO Stephanie Woollard) and donated $250.00 for a full year's scholarship to Seven Women. Several members made purchases including Stephanie's book and some scarfs made by the women (see our Fashionista Models in action below). 
Our Fashionista Models- Scarfs made by "Seven Women"
Marg O'Neill and Jan Douglas modelling scarfs made by "Seven Women" in Nepal...
Australian Rotary Health (ARH)- PhD Scholarships- Funding Partner Program
Since initiation in 2004, Australian Rotary Health (ARH) has administered over 100 PhD scholarships in various health areas.
  • The program enables Rotary Clubs, or individual Rotarians, to participate in an area of health research of their choice.
  • A PhD scholarship recipient receives $30,000 p.a., tax-free for up to 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.
  • Annual contributions are:
    • Rotary Club: $12,000.
    • Australian  Rotary Health: $7,000 and 
    • University/Research Institute: $11,000.
  • Partners (i.e. Rotary Club, individual Rotarians or Australian Corporations) choose the Area of Health, Name of the Scholarship, Location of Research (e.g. Australian State).
  • ARH organizes:
    • Advertising of scholarship at Universities, Research Institutes, and Research Centres (such as Hospitals), and directly to nominated researchers known to have interest or expertise in a field.
    • Selection of Awardee (all scholarship applications are competitively assessed by 3 experts within the Club's chosen health area).
    • University arrangements and scholarship administration.
  • All partners receive reports from the PhD scholars and can have regular contact (e.g. speaking on aspects of the PhD scholarship at Rotary functions).
  • The research must be carried out in Australia, and the scholar must have Australian or NZ citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency.
  • Preliminary enquiries indicate that a one-off District 9800 Foundation Grant of up to $2,500 may be possible.
Wouldn't it be great if ACRC could commit to fund a PhD scholarship, in a health area of the Club's choice... a worthy challenge for further discussion!
ClubRunner App...
The main reasons the District Website has been moved to ClubRunner was because of the cost and functionality of the old website, AND importantly, the fact that ClubRunner has a smartphone App that allows members in a Club to be in contact with any other member in that Club, and also other members in District 9800.
I strongly recommend members download the ClubRunner App from the App Store. It is free, and allows you to phone other members, send them emails, and read the Weekly Bulletin on your phone. You will need your log in name and password the first time you use it, just the same as logging onto the "Member Area" of the ACRC website. Let me know if you'd like a reminder of your login name and original password. If you have forgotten your password, I should be able to help you login and modify your password. Ed.
41st Annual Altona RC Art Show: 19-21 October
Prance in the Park for Polio: 17 Nov 18
Multi-District Conference-Book Early
The next District Conference will be in Melbourne, 15 th to 17 th Feb, 2019.
Book on-line- test the link in the RH column...  
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