Rotary Club of Glenorchy Visit

from the Rotary Club of Glenorchy Bulletin:

Our guest speaker last week was PP, PHF, Ted Burton a member of the Rotary Club of Youngtown to tell us all about Disaster Aid International -Australia. To most of us this would be a new subject, so we thank our programmer, Elizabeth Louden for arranging for Ted to visit us.

This is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills and as Ted explained it is playing a very important role in assisting in disaster areas.

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Disaster Aid International helping to rebuild in Fiji

Disaster Aid Roadtrip - Port Macquarie

Tonight’s guest speaker was Des Watts, a Rotarian of 43 years.

Des is driving along the eastern part of Australia promoting the Disaster Aid Int. project of SKYHYDRANTSTM. An ingenious tool made on the Gold Coast to provide good clean water to people in 3rd world countries. Each SkyHydrant costs $5000 & can produce 1000 litres of clean water per hour!

Des is representing the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills in this project & linking with Disaster Aid International. He is visiting 39 Rotary Clubs in 11 weeks.

Des had lots of great stories of his many adventures both overseas & riding around Australia on his motorbike. Des showed two video clips that were too long & robbed him of some valuable time to tell his stories.

(From Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Newsletter)

Vanuatu - Donation of 74 Sawyer Water Filters attached to bucket and lid

A collaborative relationship has been established with Emily Haanschuten, MSPH Peace Corps.

As community health facilitator based at Ndui Ndui Health Centre from April 2016 – April 2018 Emily’s roles and responsibilities include helping the community with health awareness, capacity building, electronic health records and education in the areas of WASH, Reproductive Health and Noncommunicable diseases. On behalf of Disaster Aid International Emily will place the Sawyer Water Filters with the most vulnerable and needy in West Ambae for use in maternity wards and elsewhere in the Health Centre.

Emily will do a needs assessment conducted at approximately one month before baby's due date and if required new Mothers will go home with a sawyer water filter attached to a new bucket after being discharged from the Ndui Ndui Health Centre