Club Projects

Beds to Bangladesh

We are again supporting the Beds to Bangladesh to the Kumudini Hospital in partnership with the Rotary Club of North Hobart.

Hearing Aids

International Comitee Chairman Jack Parsons and committee members thought of the idea of collecting used hearing aids from hearing aid clinics and other sources and sending them for the use of people in developing countries.

To read about the amazing work of the Rotary clubs around Australia download the link below.

Hearing Aids Document

Senoir's Day

Senior Citizens Luncheon

In November of each year the Rotary Club of Claremont invites the elderly citizens from the Claremont area to a luncheon at the Police Academy in Rokeby.

The citizens are picked up at a number of sites, including the aged care homes in the area, we have up to 120 elderly citizens each time we do this.

They are then taken by bus via different routes each year to the Academy where upon arrival they are given morning tea, then the Rotarians prepare a two course lunch.

Generally there is music while eating and after lunch some of the more gamely Rotarians provide some light, comic entertainment.

It is a wonderful day for the elderly citizens, Rotarians and partners to mix in a jovial and relaxed atmosphere.

A great time has been had by all!

Bowel Screen

If you are over 40, you, your spouse or partner, other family members and friend in this age group

should participate in the Bowelscan program.


  • Cancer of the large bowel is the most common internal cancer effecting Australians.
  • The life time risk of developing cancer is one in twenty one.
  • The incidence of the disease increases progressively from age 40.
  • Approximately 11,000 cases of bowel cancer are diagnosed annually in Australia.
  • Around 4,500 deaths from colorectal cancer will occur each year in Australia.
  • Annually, deaths from colorectal cancer more than double the national road toll.
  • 90% of bowel cancers can be cured if detected early.

Many people with bowel cancer do not have any signs. The Bowelscan kit is available to find hidden blood in your bowel motion that may indicate a problem. The Bowelscan kit is available from Claremont and New Norfolk Pharmacies and you follow the simple instructions. You need to take a sample of your bowel motion and place it in the sachet provided and seal the sachet. Take the sample to the pharmacy and the sample will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. You will be advised of the analysis result. The cost of the kit is $8, not a donation to Rotary, but an investment in your life.

To reduce your chances of getting bowel cancer, eat a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables and whole grains coupled with being physically active, can cut the number of people who get this silent disease by half.

Do yourself and your family a favor. Spend $8 on a kit, follow the instructions and get the sample analyzed. In over 98% of tests, it is called”peace of mind”.

Bowelscan – A Rotary Community Awareness Project.

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A local farmer bought his first Bowelscan kit, followed the instructions and had the sample analyzed. He received a positive result and immediately contacted his GP who sent him to a specialist for further tests. Regrettably the tests concluded bowel cancer and treatment started immediately. Despite about six months regular treatment he finally succumbed to the disease.

He was a healthy, active person with no signs of cancer and the discovery was a total surprise to all concerned. The cancer silently worked without any indication to the person. Unfortunately the disease had taken a strong hold but had he participated in Rotary’s Bowelscan program earlier then the treatment could have started earlier and he would have had a better chance of survival.

His family has provided the writer with permission to publish this story in the hope that more people will use the Bowelscan kits in the future and therefore avoid heartache to families.

International Projects

  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
  • Programs of The Rotary Foundation
  • Community Service (RAWCS)
  • Emergency Box Scheme
  • Fiji Rotahomes Project
  • Donation in Kind (DIK)
  • Rotary Against Malaria (RAM)
  • Project Funding (International Projects Advisory Committee)
  • Project Volunteers (FAIM)
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange
  • Rotary International Home Exchange Fellowship
  • Rotary NZ World Community Service (RNZWCS)
  • Reaching Overseas with Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
  • Save Water Save Lives (SWSL)
  • Stamp Project
  • The Ranfurly Library Service
  • Hearing Aids for Developing Countries

Community Projects

  • Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF)
  • Bowelscan
  • ARHRF Indigenous Health Scholarships
  • Computers 4 Kids and Community
  • Rotaract
  • Police Officer of the Year
  • Emergency Medical Information Project
  • District Peace Community Project
  • Operation Untag
  • Probus
  • Rotary Community Corps
  • Rotary Environmental Action Plan (REAP)

Vocational Service

  • Australian Vocational Advisory Program
  • Recreational, Vocational Fellowship
  • 4 Way Test Youth Speaking Competition
  • Operation Livewire
  • Outback Rotary Educational Scholarships (OUTREDS)
  • Pride of Workmanship

New Generations

  • Honeywell Engineering Summer School (HESS)
  • Interact
  • Matched Student Exchange
  • Peer Support
  • Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
  • National Child Health Research Foundation
  • J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund
  • National Youth Science Forum
  • Pacific Australia Cultural Exchange (PACE)
  • Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
  • Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
  • Rotary Young Carers Assistance Program (RYCAP)
  • Rotary Youth in Agriculture (RYAG)
  • Rotary Suicide Pervention Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
  • The Siemens Science Experience
  • Youth Insearch