It was a simple yet effective project that not only met the aims of the Club, but Child Health Nurses who distributed the books found it a valuable benefit to them, because it provided -
* a positive introduction to the new mothers, who may have been wary of a trip to the Clinic
* a vehicle to introduce the concept of the importance of reading to very young children, even if you don't use the right words
* to talk about books, show new mums how to make their own books and that it is even beneficial to read sales catalogues
* the attention span of a very young child is very short, but they will still look at the pages and by six months will be grabbing for the book
* once they have got the idea about the importance of reading, it gains momentum.
In 2006 "Books for Babies" was superseded by an alternative program organised by the Centre of Community Child Health, but after funding was withdrawn, we are very pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise Inc., will be re-launching this wonderful program in October 2012. We are now providing 500 books to Child Health Nurses to enable a book to be presented to every new baby born in the Rocherlea, Invermay, Ravenswood, Mowbray, Mayfield and Waverley areas.
The Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program is to be presented in October and we have been asked for 3 x volunteers at Symmons Plains on Tuesday, 16 October.
Please confirm your availability with Danny Gibson as soon as possible as this information is then forwarded on.
Volunteers are not responsible for student discipline but rather to keep the groups on time and to assist if a facilitator has a problem. Morning tea and a light lunch are provided.
Volunteers are required to be at the venue by 9.00am for preparation and briefing on the procedures.
This is a wonderful program and you will have a most exceptional day.
A Sound Bite of Rotary Information:
"On 1 July 1989 for the first time world-wide, women could legally join a Rotary club. On 1 July 1999, Una Hobday from Western Australia became the first woman in Australia and New Zealand to become a District Governor. She has been exemplary and a positive role model. Una is now an active member of the Rotary Club of Hobart."
On Sunday, 7 October, the Rotary Club of Launceston in conjunction with the Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, is conducting “Run for Your Heart”.
Venue: Aurora Stadium at York Park
9.30am – Children’s 800m Fun Run and Walk
10.00am - 5km Fun Run and Walk Entry
Fees: Adult $20.00, Children under 16 (5km) $10.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children under 16 years) $50.00, Children 800m $5.00.
For further details, entry form and to register online, go to: http://cliffordcraig.org.au/
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise