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The last Friday of every month, Rotary Mbantua has a cocktail party instead of a general meeting the following Monday. 
 
What better way to have a cocktail party than with Tea and Coffee - Long Island Iced Tea and Espresso Martinis!
 
At the start of each year Alice Springs has an influx of new people, young professionals coming into town to take up positions in health, education and services and we think its a great opportunity to provide a vehicle so that new people can meet each other, meet locals and find out about other clubs and activities in Alice Springs.
 
It also a great way to find out about Rotary Mbantua and the work it performs in Alice Springs.
 
The cost is $20 per head, which includes finger food. A cash bar providing cocktails, spirits, wines and beer will be available.
 
The venue is the outdoor amphitheatre at Mercure Alice Springs Resort at 34 Stott Terrace (formerly the Chifley) 5.00-7.00pm.
 
So we can cater, if you intend coming please register here. If you want to share this with others, download flyer here.
First Mbantua Cocktail Party for 2018 Bill Palmer 2018-02-22 14:30:00Z 0
In case you ever wondered what happens at a Rotary Cocktail Party where the theme is Mad Hatters Cocktail Party to support Rotary's Mental Health Hat Day and Mental Health month, here is the evidence!
 
It should be said that a huge amount of fun was had by all...until the next morning!
 
The makers of Panadol are now eminently richer!
 
 
What happens at a Mad Hatters Cocktail Party.... Bill Palmer 2017-11-18 14:30:00Z 0
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The last Friday of every month, Rotary Mbantua will have a cocktail party instead of a general meeting the previous Monday. 
 
The month of October is Mental Health Month and Rotary has always supported this by holding a "Hat Day" to raise funds for Mental Health. What better way to raise funds than have a Mad Hatters Tea Party! Complete with Tea and Coffee - Long Island Iced Tea and Espresso Martinis!
 
Alice Springs always has new people, particularly young professionals coming into town to take up positions in health, education and services and we think its a great opportunity to provide a vehicle so that new people can meet each other, meet locals and find out about other clubs and activities in Alice Springs.
 
It also a great way to find out about Rotary Mbantua and the work it performs in Alice Springs.
 
The cost is $20 per head, which includes your first drink and canapes. A cash bar operates after that.
 
The venue is the outdoor amphitheatre at Mercure Alice Springs Resort at 34 Stott Terrace (formerly the Chifley) 5.00-7.00pm.
 
So we can cater, if you intend coming please register here.
Mbantua Cocktail Party Bill Palmer 2017-09-11 14:30:00Z 0
Both the Rotary Club of Alice Springs-Mbantua and the Rotary Club of Alice Springs have committed to joining the national Rotary End Trachoma campaign to end trachoma  in Australia and to coincide with the World Health Organisation's End Trachoma 2020 campaign.
 
Australia is the ONLY first world country in which the bacterial eye infection trachoma, which can lead to blindness if left untreated, is still endemic.
 
In 2015, the Henley on Todd Committee began a crowdfunding campaign nationally to raise awareness of the condition, particularly amongst Rotary Clubs. Last year, the Rotary Club of Melbourne took up the challenge to create a national Rotary campaign to end trachoma to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia in 2021.
 
We have responded to that challenge with Bill Palmer from the Rotary Club of Alice Springs-Mbantua and Ellie Norris from the Rotary Club of Alice Springs committing to being the champions for Central Australia.
 
The Rotary End Trachoma campaign is strongly supported by Rotary International President (and Australian) Ian Risley and his message to all Rotarians is below.
 
Rotary's End Trachoma campaign has two local champions Bill Palmer 2017-08-05 14:30:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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