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readers all over Australia and from as far afield as Alaska! So much so, we’ve put
the WorkLife book on our Google drive for other Rotary clubs to download, as a
suggested approach and program to mentor kids of all abilities to a productive,
successful and happy work life.
We were also encouraged by Rotarians’ comments on the RDU Facebook page,
who were also engaged in Making a Difference and Being the Inspiration to youth
in this important area. All agreed that Rotary is in a unique position, with unrivalled
links to business, schools, universities and youth, and with centuries of work
experience and mentorship within their clubs.
It’s also clear that many Rotarians can see that businesses are under pressure
and calling out for kids to be better prepared for work. Vocational teachers are
overworked and too often training organisations are interested in the dollar, not the
student. Our youth are under greater pressure to be successful at work – and to
achieve this success without the mentorship that many of us had in our early careers.
The current situation is crying out for all Rotary clubs to apply their internal
resources to help businesses, schools, universities and especially the young. Well done
RDU for adding to the discussion!
Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland, Qld
When planning an effective public
image strategy, it is first off important
to select a team of club members to
undertake the tasks ahead – preferably
those who are high-energy, creative
and open to new ways of doing
things. New technologies and publicity
opportunities are constantly emerging.
We must continually adapt ourselves
to new ways of doing things, in the
process discarding older methods
no longer working as well as they
We suggest a team of three people
as optimal. This allows duties to
be shared, so nothing is entirely
dependent on one member. Otherwise,
this club member can become overly
burdened, or leave the club in strife if
they become unavailable.
After you’ve found your people, the
work of planning begins. What are you
going to do and when? What budget
will be required? Talk it through, map it
out and get started!
“New technologies and publicity
opportunities are constantly
emerging. We must continually
adapt ourselves to new ways
of doing things, in the process
discarding older methods no
longer working as well as
they once did.”
What do you know about Australian Rotary Health?
1. In what year were the first research grants allocated?
1950, 1986 or 2000?
2. What was the first health area?
Mental health, aged health or cot death?
3. What is the current health area?
Mental health, aged health or cot death?
4. What is the structure of Australian Rotary Health?
Trust fund, public company or association?
5. Who is the current chairman?
Gregory Ross, Jeff Kennett or Royce Abbey?
6. How much has ARH allocated to research since the first grants?
$2 million, $20 million or $40 million?
7. How much of each donation is allocated to research?
60 per cent, 75 per cent or 100 per cent?
8. In 2018, ARH is funding how many research programs or scholars?
41, 66 or 84?
1. 1986 – ARH was founded in 1981, with the first research grants allocated in 1986
2. Cot Death – The work by Professor Terry Dwyer in Tasmania, funded by ARH’ was ground breaking.
3. Mental Health – since 2000.
4. ARH is a public company with a board of directors – who are all Rotarians.
5. Gregory Ross, past governor of District 9800, was appointed chairman in 2017.
6. $40 million and counting...
7. 100 per cent of donations received go to our research programs.
8. ARH is currently funding 66 research projects and researchers.
Apply our resources
to help our youth
Congratulations to Rotary Down Under on the
“Careers in Focus” articles in the July edition. To
read of so many Rotarians involved in assisting
the young transition to a healthy, happy and
productive work life was truly inspiring.
We’ve been overwhelmed at our club with
the response to our WorkLife book from
Districts of Australia
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