Posted by BJN on Apr 28, 2018

Welcome to Meeting No. 135 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38


A young girl waits to receive supplementary feeding from CARE staff in Bentiu Protection of Civilians site in Unity State, South Sudan. Famine was declared in 3 counties of Unity State in February 2017.

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

President's Message

Thanks to our member Anthony Mayer for his work to put together a club banner. It may be a small or large banner that remains to be seen. I am just very pleased that more and more member are getting involved in club activities. 


A final reminder that the Avenues of Service and District Assembly is coming up this Sunday 29 April 2018 at Federation University, 100 Clyde Road, Berwick commencing at 8.30am. Again, I know it is difficult for some of us to attend but those of us who can I hope you will make the effort. This is a great information and discussion day on matters Rotary. More details are on the District website.


I hope you all have a good week.




Deanne S.

President 2017-18



This week's meeting material 
United Nations Population Fund - Maternal health -

Since 1990, the world has seen a 44 per cent decline in the maternal death ratio – an enormous achievement. But in spite of these gains, some 830 women still die every day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. This is about one woman every two minutes. And for every woman who dies, 20 or 30 encounter injuries, infections or disabilities. Most of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable. Making motherhood safer is a human rights imperative, and it is at the core of UNFPA’s mandate. UNFPA works around the world with governments, health experts and civil society to train health workers, improve the availability of essential medicines and reproductive health services, strengthen health systems, and promote international maternal health standards.

3 Reasons we can win the fight against proverty - Half of the world's poorest people have something in common: they're small farmers. In this eye-opening talk, social entrepreneur Andrew Youn shows how his group, One Acre Fund, is helping these farmers lift themselves out of poverty by delivering to them life-sustaining farm services that are already in use all over the world. Enter this talk believing we'll never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty, and leave it with a new understanding of the scale of the world's biggest problems.
Brian Norris
Website Manager
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