The Rotary Club of Hall has been involved in a number of interstate and overseas aid projects. Some of these include aid to repair flood damage in Queensland, and the various Rotary national and international activities such as the global eradication of Polio.
The club sponsors Abundant Water, a project in Laos, initiated by Sunny Forsyth, based on research done at the ANU, to train potters in how to create clay water filters that are able to filter over 95% of impurities.
Incoming club President Brian Goldstraw is particularly interested in some of these overseas aid projects and only last month returned from working with a team of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Winston Hills having undertaken a couple of projects on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu.
The first involved building a ramp to provide wheelchair access into a handicapped school classroom in Luganville and the other involved installing a ceiling in a classroom in a school at Hog Harbour, 50 kms along the coast from Luganville.
In both cases Rotary volunteers worked alongside local villagers, teaching them valuable carpentry skills.
For the latest on the club’s International work, see the International Category.