Meetings and Program Details

THE DIARY

FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION MONTH

(Mon) 3 YOUTH SERVICE – ANNUAL VISIT TO NORTHWEST BAY SCOUT GROUP

(Mon) 17 CLUB SERVICE – ASSEMBLY

(Mon) 24 COMMUNITY SERVICE – ANNUAL VISIT TO KINGSTON BEACH SAILING CLUB

(Tue 25) BOARD MEETING

(Sat 29) Jaws Seafood Extravaganza

MARCH IS WATER AND SANITATION MONTH

(Sun) 1 MEGA MARKET AT DRU POINT

(Mon) 2 TO BE ADVISED 

(Sat) 7 . International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The Rotary Club of North Hobart’s Cocktail Party on   offers a low cost option to celebrate women’s contributions to Rotary and our community, thanks to the generous sponsorship and hospitality of White Lady Funerals.

This event is an opportunity to raise funds for our service project in West Timor to eradicate malaria, which threatens the lives of babies and mothers. Past President Jenny Kerrison leaves this week for the community needs assessment of that project. The Hon Ruth Forrest MLC, Tassie’s finalist in the Voices of Influence awards recently, has graciously accepted the role of keynote speaker and will tell her story.

 

 

 

ROTARY TASMANIA DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2020

MARCH 27 – 29 incl.

The venue for this year’s annual conference, to which Kingston Rotarians are especially invited to attend, is Hobart’s historic Theatre Royal, the nation’s oldest, having been opened in 1836.  

In addition to the challenging and inspirational addresses there will be a ferry cruise included as well as a Titanic-themed gala dinner and evening of fun and fellowship in Hobart City Hall.

The speakers at the various sessions of the conference include Kurt Fearnley and Sarah Browne.

Entertainment will be provided by the ubiquitous John X.

Bookings taken NOW

The Kingston Fun Run is on Sunday 24 th May 2020.

 

Rotary Health News

Recent Research Findings Summary

 

  • ARH Mental Health Research Grant recipient Dr Mark Boyes and colleagues from Curtin University found that children with dyslexia who used the ‘Clever Kids Program’ were much less likely to use unhelpful coping strategies like avoiding problems, not telling people about their problems, and blaming themselves for their problems. Children also reported higher self-esteem and parents said their children had fewer emotional and peer problems. Read more.

 

  • A University of New South Wales study led by ARH Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient Dr Louise Mewton found that brain games are capable of strengthening areas of the brain that have been associated with mental illness. These same areas of the brain have also been associated with our ability to plan, judge and strategise. Article here.

 

  • A study at Flinders University by ARH Mental Health Research Grant recipient Professor Tracey Wade and colleagues found that more time spent using image-based social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat was associated with significantly higher disordered eating behaviours in young adolescents. Read more.

 

Dear Friend of Interplast,

Welcome to the first Interplast E-News of 2020 and my first as Chief Executive Officer.

It has been an incredibly challenging start to the new year as Australia has faced the effects of the devastating bushfires. At Interplast, our thoughts are with all those impacted across our beautiful country as we watch in admiration of Australians and the world uniting in this time of need. I particularly wish to acknowledge many of our international partners who have expressed deep gratitude and sympathies from their community to ours, as they stand in solidarity with all those affected.

While Interplast’s work is focused on delivering programs in the Asia Pacific region, I would like to acknowledge our amazing volunteers and their colleagues who are using their advanced health skills to care for patients in the Australian community during this time.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of our staff, volunteers, local partners and patients, for your ongoing support of Interplast Australia & New Zealand. We are extremely grateful for your involvement which, during the 2018-19 Financial Year, saw Interplast deliver 72 programsacross 17 countries within the Asia Pacific region. Our local partners were engaged in 1786 training and capacity-building opportunities. Additionally, Interplast volunteers consulted 1014 patients, providing 518 free and life-changing surgeries. That’s thousands of futures changed, and it’s all made possible thanks to wonderful support from you. Together, your participation and donations enable Interplast to continue to repair bodies and rebuild lives.