Matching Grant Projects - Rotary Club of Jerusalem

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The Jerusalem Rotary Club
1929 - 2013
Rotary and Jerusalem 1929 – 2013
Rotary and Jerusalem 1929 – 2013
Jerusalem Rotary Club
2012-13
President, Rafi Aldor
Secretary, Zvi Sharoni
Treasurer, Alexandra Darmon
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Chartered 11 March 1929
Members of the first Rotary Club of Jerusalem
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Cairo, Our Sponsoring Club
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Bell Given By Cairo Club 1931
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Club Membership
Initial membership
Current membership
Average membership
21
36
65
Membership through the years has included members from across the full
range of religious and cultural communities which live in Jerusalem
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Meeting Places
First Meeting Place
Fast Hotel
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Current Meeting Place
Jerusalem International YMCA
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Changes in the District
District 249
1977 - 1992
District 83
1933-1950
District 199
1960 - 1977
Non-Districted Area
1950 - 1960
District 2490
1992 - 2013
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District Governors from the Jerusalem Club
Lars Lind, 1944-45, District 83
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Lucien Harris, 1975-76, District 2490
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Irene Lewitt, 2003-04, District 2490
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Sponsoring New Clubs
Tel-Aviv, 1935
Nazareth, 1952
Jerusalem West, 1965
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Important Transitions
1989
First woman member of the Jerusalem Rotary Club, Ilana Gerard
First Woman District Governor in District 2490, Irene Lewitt
First woman President of the Jerusalem Rotary Club, Ruth Harris
Finally, the Arrival of Women to Rotary
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Club Projects
Early projects:
•1930’s supported the establishment of a fire brigade in
Jerusalem
•Projects to assist with the needs of crippled children
•1942-43 Books in Hebrew Arabic and English collected for
the Jerusalem Prison library
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Club Projects
Bicycles for
Tsunami Victims
Toys for
Needy
Children
Installation of
Sewage Pipes,
Neve Shalom
Good Drivers
Education
Program
Wheelchairs for
Yad Sarah
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Matching Grant Projects
In cooperation
with Jerusalem
West Club and
the Skokie
Valley, Illinois
Club
Playground in the Musrara Neighborhood
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Matching Grant Projects
Playground Equipment and Literacy Materials for the YMCA’s Multi-Cultural Gan Shalom
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Matching Grant Projects
St. Vincent’s Home for Mentally and
Physically Disabled Children
Menton, France
Hadassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus Recovery
and Activity Room For Children with
Cancer
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Recent Projects
1.Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center.
•The production and distribution of information and education pamphlets to raise
awareness of the help available and to inform the public generally.
2.Herzog Hospital (Jerusalem).
•The purchase of a specialized electric wheelchair for children with severe respiratory
problems.
3.Gan Rimonim.
•A special education nursery school that requires the support of a psychiatrist whose
services are not covered by the Health and Education Ministries. Support for one
year.
4.Shalom First Graders
•A District project that helps needy first grade children (Kitah Aleph) purchase basic
school requirements.
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Recent Matching Grant Projects
1.Pediatric Oncology Department of the Sao Paulo University Hospital (Brazil).
• Upgrading and expansion of the department.
•A reciprocal Matching Grant that included a District DDF contribution.
2.Israel Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Israel.
•The acquisition of two Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV) units.
•Participating clubs were from Hamburg and Dusseldorf in Germany.
3.Tele-health Project in Ghana.
•A program for the training of nursing aides in Northern Ghana in conjunction with
the Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem.
•The Windsor Rotary Club in Canada and the Accra RC in Ghana are the lead clubs
4.The Trudi Birger Dental Clinic.
•The project provided the clinic with panoramic x-ray equipment.
•Participating clubs were from California.
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Scholarships
The Jerusalem Rotary Club’s longest continuously running project has
been to award scholarships to high school students studying technical
and scientific subjects from the Jerusalem Rotary Club Foundation
which it founded in 1968
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“Go about your common tasks together, avoid discussions of dissentious
subjects, and your reward will be friendship.’’ - Paul Harris

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