Rotary D3450 Group Study Exchange 2012-13 from district 3450 hong kong/macao/mongolia to district 9640 QLD/NSW australia

D9640 Rotary Club of Ashmore



The Rotary Club of Ashmore is hosting the D3450 GSE team from Mar 16 to Mar 19, 2013.   You can find more information about the club at their website:

The Rotary Club of Ashmore is based at Gold Coast with membership of 53 men and women who live and work in the area.  We meet for dinner on a Wednesday evening and our current President is Mrs Denise Payne.

We were chartered in 1990, as a mixed gender club, the first club in our district to accept women as members. We have an even ratio of men and women.

We are a lively vibrant Rotary Club and enjoy great friendship and fellowship amongst our membership.

We are involved in a large variety of community service projects both locally and internationally.

In our local area we support many caring community service groups including the Anglican Crisis Care, a group dedicated in looking after the needs of the homeless in the community, a group we have supported for nearly 20 years. We also have projects of support of the elderly and the disadvantaged in our community. We support our local Volunteer Marine Rescue Service and the Cancer Fund through our 10 year involvement in the fundraiser “Relay for Life” who provides much needed funds for research and ongoing care of cancer patients.

We are also heavily involved in Youth Projects sponsoring students to various Rotary Camps all designed to help students achieve their goals. We are active participants in the Youth Exchange Program,  running a Science program in partnership with Griffith University and recognising youth achievements at our local high schools.

Internationally, we are regular donors to the Rotary Foundation, involved in Projects with other Rotary Clubs in Thailand, Phippipines, India and our major project in Siem Reap in Cambodia.

We welcome visitors to our Rotary Club. If you are on the Gold Coast please pay us a visit on a Wednesday evening.


Signature project of the Club

Cambodia- The New Hope Story

The project was initiated by two members of the club who had travelled to Cambodia and seen the abject poverty in the country. They recognised that the best way to achieve improved lifestyles was through education.

We initially committed to raising funds for a five room school. Other partners were invited to the project and it grew to a 15 roomed, three storey school, a training restaurant, a medical centre and outreach centre.

The project has achieved extraordinary success with 770 students enrolled in school, 154 adults attend skills training, 280 families sponsored, 100 patients are treated in a medical centre each day.

The King of Cambodia has recognised the contribution and awarded a citation to the Rotary Club of Ashmore and a Kings Award of honour to Pat Flemming.

It is an ongoing club project, providing ongoing support and operational expenses and this year we are organising to construct a well and provide clean water to the centre.

The Rotary Club of Ashmore are very proud of what we have achieved.

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