DAA Office - "Welcome Jan"

DAA News Update SUMMER 2015-16 Page 1 Image 0004We recently appointed Jan Burney to a part-time position as Office Manager. Jan has experience in administration, including MYOB accounting, and is in the office for several hours three days a week.
She is assisted from time to time by volunteers, mostly from within the RC Endeavour Hills. The office, in Dandenong (SE Melbourne) has been kindly and generously donated by a club member on a rent-free basis.
Jan welcomes enquiries – best by email – to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone 1300 881 913

Disaster Aid wins Rotary Award in South America

Rotary Districts in that country recently combined for their 2015 Golden Wheels Awards. and DAI Chairman, David Langworthy was excited to hear from friends at the RCs de Plaza Matriz and Montevideo (Uruguay) that the RC Endeavour Hills was announced, "the winner of the International Category for its Disaster Aid International Rotary club project".
Maria Rezk, President of the Plaza Matriz club told David, "the ceremony was well attended, including the RI Regional Public Image Coordinator", adding, "our club is really proud. We even got the Ministry of Public Health to declare it an event of national interest !"

Disaster Aid New Zealand

A project of the Rotary Club of Wellington (supported by RC Port Nicholson and RC Karori)
Discussions held at the 2014 Rotary Zone Institute in Wellington, have led to Disaster Aid New Zealand (DANZ) being officially launched at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Wellington on 16 November 2015. It was attended by representatives of Disaster Aid International and Disaster Aid Australia.
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At the launch [L-R]: William Sommerville (RC Wellington), Bob Powell, DAA chairman, David Langworthy (DAI chairman), Kane Patena (RC Wellington and DANZ chairman)

First Stage of Deployment Completed in Nepal


And Australian DARTs continue with the vital relief effort …

Dave Tuzewski (South Australia) and Peter Hazell (UK) have handed over to Australians Di Holland (Team Leader) and Jenny Greer, and Michael McKeever from the USA. Their task will be to adapt our deployment to the impact of the forthcoming monsoon using local solutions where possible. Di Holland (from Echuca Vic.) was recently on a long-term deployment with Disaster Aid Australia in Vanuatu.

Brief report on our work to date Building materials and other aid items, including 123 tents have been distributed to previously identified villages. While there is some semblance of 'normality' in Kathmandu, in contrast to the hope that greeted our team, this has now turned to impatience and panic as people, still in need of shelter, face the imminent monsoon. It will bring serious difficulties with many villages now cut off by damaged roads and significant landslides.

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