We undertake a number of service projects within the local community examples of which are participation in Clean Up Australia, development, implementation and manning of a Stroke Support Network with our most recent project being to give public recognition to those men and women of Kew who served in WWI. The Project is called Kew Remembers. Follow this link for more details. Participation in these activities not only benefit the community but also provide great fellowship for Club members.
Rotarians serve others through their professions and are encouraged to practice high ethical standards. They share these skills in many ways. One area in which the Rotary Club of Kew serves is through the Police Mentoring program. Three high achieving members of the Victorian police Force have been mentored so far with the fourth member to join the program this year.
Club Service focusses on the strengthening of fellowship among Club members and their families thereby adding to the effectiveness of our projects. Many fellowship events are held each year.
International Service is focused on humanitarian projects around the world. The Rotary Club of Kew is currently supporting a number of projects in East Timor aimed specifically at improving the position of women and children through the Alola Foundation. Visit our Kor Timor page to learn more about our work in Timor Leste and support the work being done there – Click Here.
We also support the Sumba Eye Program in Indonesia with funding. One of our members, an Optician, donates his time and professional expertise directly to this project.
This avenue of service recognises the importance of our youth and through many programs aims to assist the young in their development. The Club is directly involved in sponsoring youth leadership programs and in particular, actively sponsors both incoming and outgoing students in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
To facilitate the Club's ability to support the five avenues of service in which it is involved, and provide funding to other charitable organisations locally, nationally and internationally, the Club undertakes a number of fundraising efforts. The major fundraiser run by the Club is Garden DesignFest, an event that has now become well known nationally.