Charities Associations Organisations

rotary international

“We are 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.” 

“Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.”

Each Rotary club supports different local community and international projects and causes.

The Rotary Club of Midland supports many one off charities and causes together with the following causes on an ongoing basis:

bowel scan

What is Bowel Scan. Bowelscan is a program where test kits are distributed to chemists across Australia and available to be purchased as a minimal fee to help in the early detection of Bowel Cancer.  Approximately 200,000 kits were sold last year. The stories of timely 'saves' continue to flow in. Since Bowelscan commenced, it is estimated that more than 1,000 people with bowel cancer and 5,000 with polyps have been detected.

 live it up festival

What is the Live it Up Festival?

The Live it Up Festival or All Abilities Day aims to help:

  • Families living with disability, Disability Service Providers, and Activity providers in a gentle social environment that can include people of all abilities.
  • To this end the Live it Up Festival is conceived to be a project that is:
  • A fun and information day for Families living with disability
  • A Trade Fair for Service and Activity Providers
  • A vehicle for cultivating cooperation and collaboration amongst stakeholders with common and divergent goals
  • An inexpensive, relatively simple to organise multi-purpose event.

shikshan gram shelter in india

The Shikshan Gram Shelter for Children is home for 123 children from the age of 4 to 16.  These children have been found on the railway platforms, rubbish dumps and the street corners – many are orphaned or their parents have been unable to care for them. Even at 4 years old, prior to being gathered up into the safety of the Shelter, most were already working – begging or selling small items to commuters or drivers.  Or they were picking through mountains of rubbish on the dumps, salvaging plastic and other scraps of saleable recycling material.

The Shikshan Gram Shelter was established in 2008 by Satish and Yogita Moon both passionate and dedicated people and the original rented accommodation is located in a tiny village called Malavali near Lonavala in Maharasthra, India.  Their story is in itself a journey of the heart.  Both come from a similar background to the children they now care for.  They were brought up in an orphanage – given a real chance in life, brought together by their benefactors and educated and trained in all the skills they need pass on those opportunities to others.
“Our vision is to form a new society based on equality, non-violence, loving kindness and spiritual understanding through the system of education.”
“Our mission is to serve the children to encourage a better childhood and to help them become responsible individuals and spiritual human beings. We achieve this by providing food, shelter, clothes, and medicine and equality education.”

sip & crunch at clayton view primary school

The Crunch&Sip program is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!

Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit or salad vegetables and drink water in the classroom. Students re-fuel with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon, assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. This gives kids a chance to refuel, a bit like putting petrol in a car.  To ensure that all children in the school have access to fresh fruit the Rotary Club of Midland donates regularly to supply this fruit.

The objectives of the Crunch&Sip break are to:

  • increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit or vegetables and drinking water every day
  • enable students, teachers and staff to eat fruit or vegetables during an allocated Crunch&Sip break in the classroom
  • encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water throughout the day in the classroom, during break times and at sports, excursions and camps
  • encourage parents to provide students with fruit or vegetables every day
  • develop strategies to help students who don't have regular access to fruit and vegetables
  • Youth Exchange both inbound (into Australia) and outbound (Australian students travelling abroad)

cancer council small business advisory service

The SBAS is a new program designed to help small business owners and self-employed people affected by cancer. It aims to provide free accounting assistance and small business advice for patients and carers, by matching them with appropriately qualified professionals who will assist on a pro bono basis.

 The cost of cancer is high. In a report prepared in 2007 for Cancer Council NSW, Access Economics estimated the average cost of a cancer diagnosis to be almost $50,000. Additional costs, including gap fees, medicines, transport and accommodation can create a total cost that is almost 4 times the annual household income of a low-income family.

The Small Business Advisory Service is designed to assist self-employed cancer patients and carers with accounting/consulting advice.  Self-employed people are often the hardest hit financially by a cancer diagnosis. In addition to difficulties accessing Centrelink, they may have no or limited superannuation, may be underinsured and are likely to have no access to sick leave or equivalent payments.

Through the Small Business Advisory Service, a panel of qualified accountants assists eligible clients with business-related issues, including bookkeeping, developing and reviewing business plans, managing business debts, strategies to manage business disruption during treatment, succession planning and preparing a business for sale.

 The Small Business Advisory Service cover issues including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Business health checks and strategies to improve performance
  • Bookkeeping and BAS lodgement
  • Management of business debts
  • Managing disruption to business during treatment
  • Appointing a temporary caretaker during treatment
  • Developing a succession plan
  • Capital raising
  • Business insurance advice
  • Preparing a business for sale/winding up
  • Advice on the sale of business assets

professional & industry associations

Australian & New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Women in Business

Joondalup Small Business Association