Rotary Strategic Projects


Polio Eradication

Rotary has invested some $A2 billion on eradicating this disease over 20 years. Then, this horrifying disease was endemic in fifty countries world wide. Now it is only found in Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Perhaps the greatest achievement was in India, which was declared ‘polio free’ in 2012.
In 2011 a team of some 6 women from this Rotary District went to Moorarabad, India and helped to inoculate some thousands of children as part of this world wide initiative.



 Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)

Mission Statement

To provide medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
* To provide hope where there is no hope
* To restore dignity to human life
* To save or transform the lives of children from developing countries.
* To provide the best possible medical and surgical expertise




Interplast works working to improve the quality of life for people with congenital or acquired disability. Our cases typically cover cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. They do this by sending Australian and New Zealand volunteer reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region. Treatment is free. For Interplast, it’s all about function and enabling full engagement in society. They focus heavily on facilitating medical training and mentoring for in-country medical personnel by supporting and building the capacity of local health services.



Art Building Children’s Dreams (ABCD)

The mission of ABCD is to provide financial assistance to the schools and families of orphans and children at risk, by using the children’s art to raise funds for their education.

Children in disadvantaged communities paint or draw a picture of their dreams. The drawings are combined with photographs and stories to create a very special and unique work of art, used to promote the program. 100% of all donations go to pay for the child’s education. It’s that simple!