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Our Rotary Connection:
Angela Brady initiated our introduction to Nepean and Penrith Rotary Clubs in January 2007. Our first presentation to both clubs was in March 2007. They each started off the finances with a donation and Rotary Club of Nepaean has taken the project on board as their own ever since.
Special thanks goes to Rob Ely and especially Frank Portelli of Nepean Rotary for his time, help and continuous support.
They linked us with RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Services) and we travel under their project plan. RAWCS pays the insurance for team members and holds our funds. They issue receipts for donations over $10. Funds come from events held by team members and donations from the general public and various other charitable organisations.
The Aussi Bangla Smile is now registered as a Rotary Club of Nepean Project.
Presentation of personalised Rotary T shirts and badges to the team in 2007:
Rotary Club of Dhaka
These are the presentation nights provided by Rotary Club of Dhaka:
In 2007 each team member was presented with a lovely silver plate with personalised engraving. Dhaka Rotary Club also gave the team two banners – one to be presented to Rotary Club of Nepean at their meeting in May and the other to Rotary Australia World Community Services at their next meeting in Sydney in August 2008. There were also two plates presented to RAWCS members John Roberson and Jack Elliott for their assistance to the Aussi Bangla Smile Project.
Rotary Club of Dhaka have been of great assistance to the team on each trip. They meet us at the airport and accompany us to and from the hotel. They join us in visits to the Acid Burn Survivors Foundation and to Mother Theresa’s Orphanage. They assist in the local purchase school backpacks for patients.
In 2007 they followed up on our little underweight babies we sent to the childrens hospital and supplied transport home for them.
The Club provides a night of entertainment and dinner for the teams, which is much appreciated.
The Rotary Club of Dhaka members remain in contact and are eager to assist with local transport.
The Rotary Club of Dhaka also arranges a night out for the team (which is well needed R&R from the long stressful days of operating).
Here are pictures from the 2010 night out: