The Rotary Club of Armadale is part of the worldwide fellowship of Rotary International, which is an organization of business, professional and community leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.


Members represent a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women, as well as community leaders. Most Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.


The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop service projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as children at risk, disabled persons, health care, international understanding and goodwill, literacy and numeracy, population issues, poverty and hunger, the environment, clean water, and Polio eradication. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.


The Rotary Club of Armadale was first chartered in 1955. Since then the club has been involved in very many worthwhile community projects in the local community and around the world. Quite a few of these projects directly involve local schools. In recent times, such projects have included:


·        Providing microscopes to Kingsley Primary School and several other primary schools in the Armadale area

·        Supporting the breakfast club at Gwynne Park Primary School

·        Presenting special scholarships to year 10 students at Armadale SHS, Cecil Andrews SHS and Kelmscott SHS.

·        Supporting a programme at another Primary school that educates parents on healthy food preparation.


The Rotary Club of Armadale also has been very involved in supporting projects in developing countries and these include:


·        A programme that trains and assists parents and carers of Autistic children in Malaysia

·        Projects that provide clean drinking water in the Philippines and

·        Training teachers in West Timor to teach English as a second language

·        Provision of a safe water supply to communities in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

·        Supporting a needy child in Cambodia

·        Support of the Polio Plus vaccination programme

         Support for Mukti Mission's work in India & Sri Lanka with underprivileged women and children

·        Providing tents and essential items to victims of the Philippines typhoon




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