Saving the Wollemi Pine

David Crust Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Rotary Club is fortunate to have David Crust as our guest speaker at our regular Tuesday morning meeting March 9th
 
Whilst this is a face-to-face breakfast meeting for Club members, guests are invited to attend this meeting on ZOOM at 7:45am. Register your interest with Paul Campbell president.ubmsunrise@gmail.com. Log in details will be forwarded to you two days before the meeting. 
 
 
The speaker will be Mr David Crust, Director Park Operations, Blue Mountains Branch. In this position, he is responsible for the management of the reserves that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
David’s Qualifications include a  B.App Sci, Assoc Dip (Environmental Management).
David has worked in a variety of natural resource management roles across the Blue Mountains for over 30 years including as Field Officer, Ranger and Area Manager with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
David has a particular interest and significant experience in fire and incident management and has led fire fighting contingents on a number of deployments to the USA and Canada.
 
His talk to Rotary will cover, amongst other things, the protection of the Wollemi Pines from the devastating bushfires during 2019/2020.
 
Hope you can join us.
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India celebrates three years without polio

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.
 
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Saving lives in Ghana

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.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

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.
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Finding Safe Haven

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.
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