We are now moving closer to our goal of April 2015! We have been in touch with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Canberra and thy have no problems with our logo and the use of the words in our banner. I will now crank up our Facebook page and invite people to join us there.
Rotarains For family Health and AIDS awareness has done some wonderful work in Africa with the Family Health Days. Here is a video on what RFHA id doing for Africa. As always in the front leading the way is the RFHA CEO Marion Bunch a Rotarian from Atlanta.
This is an old photograph of Mount Kenya showing a route to Point Lenana taken from the Teleki Valley.
Welcome to our Mount Kenya 2015 web site.
Navigation is easy just follow the drop downs and you will find out why we are climbing our third African mountain for the children of Africa. We invite you to join us on this adventure and we have two teams going. One to hike and climb and one which will go on safari while we hike and climb!
Please think about sponsoring us up the mountain for four very good causes that will enable us to maintain sustainability on a continued basis since we first started with the Coolamon Rotary’s Road MAPS to Africa Programme in 2005.
Please feel free to contact me John Glassford on 61 2 6927 6027 or email me:
If you prefer snail mail:
22 Moore Street, GANMAIN, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 2702.
“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” Lupita Nyong’o from Kenya, in her Oscar’s acceptance speech.
FOR ALL THE CHILDREN WE ARE WORKING FOR IN AFRICA.
We would like to announce that the Rotary Clubs of Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise are joining hands in the adventure to climb Mount Kenya in April 2015 project. The climb will have two joint leaders in PDG Fred Loneragan form Wagga Wagga Sunrise and PP John Glassford from Coolamon.
PRIP Bill Boyd from New Zealand has agreed to become our Patron for the Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary Climb.
Bill Boyd is a member of the Rotary Club of Pakuranga Inc, Auckland, New Zealand and was Rotary International President in 2006-2007.
Bill Boyd Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit - CNZM
At the opening plenary session (17 February 18, 2006) of the Rotary International Assembly incoming president William B. (Bill) Boyd announced his theme: “LEAD THE WAY”.
Governors-elect greeted this announcement with a standing cheering ovation as Boyd stated, “This will be my theme and an affirmation of my belief in the power of Rotarians to change the world, one positive act at a time.” He concluded his remarks by saying, “As Rotarians, we are not content to let matters stay the way they have always been in our clubs or in our communities. We are not content with the status quo, and we do not look at a problem only to say someone else will solve it. We are the ones who ask, ‘Why not us?’ We are the ones with the skills and the desire to build a better future. And we are the ones who must ”Lead the Way”
We would like to announce that today February 17th the Rotary Clubs of Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise will be joint partners for Mount Kenya 2015.
Mount Kenya and Rhinos
We are now in the early planning stages of our next major project for Africa.
We are going to climb Mount Kenya to celebrate ANZAC Day 2015, the centenary of ANZAC Day. Summit on April 25th 2015.
We will be taking two teams one to climb Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft) the second highest peak in Africa behind Kilimanjaro, the other team to go to Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft). We are looking to take some Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers with us on this adventure.
The beneficiaries will be the Orphan Rescue Kits for the education of disadvantaged children in Mathare an overcrowded suburb of Nairobi The funds will go to orphan rescue education for secondary school children from Mathare. The next beneficiary will be Coolamon House in Hout Bay our twin Rotary club. As well we will be raising funds for Legacy Australia and the RSA New Zealand who both look after the widows and children of our returned soldiers.
We are looking for expressions of interest to join us on this unique adventure in Africa. More details will be forthcoming via this web site and by writing to me John Glassford email: john (at) glassford.com.au or by calling me on (02) 6927 6027 or if overseas 61 2 6927 6027.
Stay tuned and book mark this page please. Thank you.