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A child not
to safe water is
Disaster Aid Australia, in partnership
with the SkyJuice Foundation and Rotary
Clubs, is delivering safe water to hundreds
of families – saving and changing lives.
One SkyHydrant can provide safe water
to more than 500 families for 10 years.
It requires no power or chemicals and the
average cost is less than $6000.
This is an ideal International Project for
your Club. This project is Rotarians Making
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SAFE WATER FOR
The DAA Board
Australia) had a
full day planning
session in Melbourne
recently, attended by
the directors from
It was a day of robust
DAA has garnered a reputation as
an innovative deliverer of aid, whose
methodology, approach and success has
been lauded by the UN Shelter and WASH
Cluster. The real success in our methodology
and approach is, in fact, our ability to work
with Rotarians and Rotary clubs. We are
Rotarians making a difference.
Two very important decisions
Smart Aid – Smart Aid will be the
brand that DAA will use in responding
to disasters and in fundraising. Smart
Aid describes what DAA does – we
respond to disasters, working with those
affected; we ask the question “what
do you need?”; we source what is
needed locally, stimulating the economy,
giving people jobs; and we involve the
community completely in the solution – a
hand-up, not a hand-out.
Safe water for every child – DAA, in
partnership with the Skyjuice Foundation,
will fundraise for water projects around
the Pacific rim, in discussions with Rotary
clubs in Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore,
Colombia, Peru and the Philippines. DAA
is, and will be, identifying and costing
potential projects in those countries and
offering these projects as a package
to Rotary clubs and corporates. We
have tested samples with the corporate
sector and have received a very
Both these decisions reflect greatly on
the commitment of the directors and
their innovative attitude as Rotarians
making a difference.
Helene Bo Morse
If your club is interested in becoming
involved in a water project, please contact
us via www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au
BUSKING FESTIVAL BUZZ
BOOSTS NAROOMA CLUB
THE Rotary Club of Narooma, NSW, is still receiving accolades from the community,
months after organising Narooma’s first Regional Busking Festival and Competition
on May 27.
“It was such a success, the club is making it an annual event,” then-president Bob
Antill said. “The town filled with music and buzzed with happy people, and it was
fun and free for spectators. It really enhanced our club’s profile in the community.”
The club organised the festival as part of Eurobodalla Shire’s 10-day River of Art
Festival, and part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).
“The event didn’t just happen,” Bob said. “It was the result of a lot of work
by a dedicated Rotary committee, who did an amazing job, with fantastic
The festival attracted 57 buskers from Ballarat to Wollongong; their music ranging
from country, blues, jazz and rock, to classical, African drumming and Scottish
bagpipes. Each performed several times at 29 busker hot spots around Narooma,
sponsored by the adjacent businesses.
Festival coordinator Sandra Doyle said it was “an awesome community event”
that encourages a love of live music, with spectators coming from Batemans Bay
“We’re thrilled at how our community embraced the festival, especially
businesses,” Sandra said. “We had a fabulous team of volunteers, including Lions,
Quota, Probus, View, CWA, and Montague Arts and Craft Society members.”
Sandra paid special tribute to her “dream team” of Rotarians Lynda Ord, Chris
O’Brien and husband John, and daughter Nadine Holland.
“We had dedicated web and Facebook pages, which were integrated with a
widespread media campaign.”
Bob said the problem of Narooma’s three separate business areas was overcome
by local bus company Symons operating a free bus through the day between them.
Over 500 people filled Narooma Golf Club auditorium on the Saturday afternoon
for concerts by the festival’s ambassadors The String Family and competition finalists,
and the prize presentation.
Narooma winners will compete in the national grand final in Cooma in November.
Narooma Rhythm Hunters perform at the inaugural Narooma Busking Festival in May.
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