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The Rotary Club of Nunawading is a service club in the Whitehorse local government area of Victoria, Australia and is part of the global network of Rotary clubs around the world.


RCN works locally, nationally and internationally to manage and support service projects that help others and improve the world, everything from eliminating polio to cleaning up Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

Club News
in this month's CHANGEMAKER
featured: RC Nunawading  involvement in developing an Ambulance Station in Nunawading
In 1978 the Rotary Club of Nunawading in association with the Ambulance Service Melbourne undertook a feasibility study of the need for an ambulance station to service the City of Nunawading and adjoining areas.
The Rotary club decided to sponsor the project and initiated approaches to the Nunawading City Council, Victorian State Government and strong support was forthcoming from all sections of the community.
Not long after the Ambulance Station was opened in May 1985, the Rotary Club of Nunawading was awarded a Significant Achievement for the project.
Cath Labs
Peter received an email from Dr Tilak Sirisena, the cardiologist from Kurunegala Hospital who some of met when he welcomed us and  who also helped Sue C when she became ill on our club tour of Sri Lanka.
With regard to the lab he wrote 
... 'procedures done in Kurunegala using Philips H 3000 machine.
Over 6500 patients had benefitted from your effort. 
Although I am not working in Kurunegala now, I take this opportunity to thank you and all others involved for providing us a Cath lab and supporting us through the years.'
FYI:  We installed this pre- loved machine  in 2008, while the hospital was still being built. It was used (sparingly, at first, until more cardiologists were trained) from 2009 to 2017, when the government could afford to replace it with a new Lab.
NB: We have installed and maintained 10 (pre- loved) Catheterisation Laboratories in 4 countries (Nepal, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Fiji) since 2002, with the understanding that we would, to the best of our abilities, contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the labs for at least 5 years.
We hope to be able to replace the lab at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva early next year, once Covid restrictions are eased. 
from PE Gabby
“One of our Whitehorse 100 Years of Rotary In Australia Projects was Culturally Appropriate Kitchen packs for Kara House.
Given the situation with lockdowns and Government regulations, the Centenary Projects committee along with Kara House decided it was best to give Kara House $4,000 for the project.  Kara House will be responsible for purchasing the items and will need to acquit monies back to Rotary.
A letter was sent by Kara House to Presidents of the contributing Rotary Clubs.
If you would like to know more about Kara House please click on the link
To read the Thank you letter visit