10 volunteers from the club will go to Fiji in June 2014 to build work on the construction of one house, and may also work on a proposed new shop and kindergarten in the Koroipita community, Lautoka, Fiji.  This is an on-going project to build low-cost housing to alleviate inhumane conditions for impoverished families.  Please click here for more information on this Rotary Tasmania project.

Rotary Exchange Students:

Club Members are hosting Lilli Chretian from France, while Tasmanian Laura Clear has departed for her stay with Rotarian's in Germany.

Rotary Peace Day (Free Hug Day):

The Rotary International 2012-13 theme of ‘Peace through Service' was the foundation of 'Free Hug Day' also referred to as the Peach Project.

Royal Hobart Hospital Foundation:

The Club assists with the Foundation's fund-raising activities particularly the Easter Egg Hunt.

Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN):     
The Club participates with the Rotary Clubs of Salamanca, Moonah, North Hobart and Salamanca to deliver the 2013 RYPEN South Camp. The objectives of the camp are to communicate to young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences to assist them in forming their own values and moral standards, and broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.

In 2013 14 Grade 10 Students attended the camp.  The theme of the camp was "How and Where Do I Fit into a Team".

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA):

Held at the Hobart Show Grounds in February 2013, with the club providing a number of volunteers to facilitate the students to the various components that make up the day, including Police Officers from the Traffic Accident Squad giving Students a 'cops-eye' view of road trauma that follows inattention or just plain stupidity.  2,500 Grade 10 Students passed through the course.  The club filled 28 of the 90 volunteer positions.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):    
RYLA is a week-long camp for young people aged 18 to 28.  Through the programme run at the camp, participants learn life and leadership skills. The 2013 camp held at Camp Clayton in May 2013 was organised by the Rotary Club of Ulverstone West.  Our Club sponsored four applicants to attend the camp.

International Projects:

The Club provides support for Rotary International Projects, including the effort to end polio in the World - there is only three Countries left with Polio Cases - click below for more information.