Rotary District 9700 Honoured by RFFA’s Marion Bunch

Marion Bunch in Bathurst
Marion Bunch in Bathurst New South Wales.

Last weekend Rotary International’s District 9700 was honoured by the CEO of RFFA our Rotarian Action Group, Rotarians For Fighting AIDS.  Marion was invited to talk at our district conference, held in Bathurst on the 20th and 21st March, by our District Governor Irene Jones and her husband Terry.  Thank you Irene.

Marion presented our Past District Governor Fred Loneragan with a beautiful inscribed plaque recognising the wonderful effort that the Rotarians in D9700 supported the ORK during 2008/09.  Fred adopted RFFA’s Orphan Rescue Kit as his international project for his year as District Governor and raised US$68,000.  To see how the money is being spent read the story following this one below.

Marion’s talk was inspirational and highly motivational, delivered from the heart, the delegates were inspired by Marion, some to take direct action by joining RFFA on the spot.  Marion also showed a short video of Reagan Omondi our 12 year old correspondent from Nairobi.  You can follow Reagan’s story here:


Here are some photos of the conference and Marion’s presentation.  {Click on the the thumb nail and then click again on the photo for a larger image.]

Photos by our good friend, Past District Governor John Egan, thanks John.

The ORK in Action in Nairobi Kenya

Keith Castelino, RFFA Kenya Country Chair
Keith Castelino, RFFA Kenya Country Chair

March 8th 2010

On International Women’s Day 2010 in Mathare RFFA and Hope World Wide Kenya (our partners in Kenya) distributed uniforms and school fees to the children in the care of Hope World Wide.  This presentation was made possible by the funds raised in Rotary District 9700 under the leadership of Past District Governor Fred Loneragan.

Rotary Clubs in D 9700 were asked to support RFFA”s Orphan Rescue Kits during Fred’s year as District Governor in 08/09 where we did Make Dreams Real for some of the children of Mathare.

A full report on this significant event for RFFA will be published shortly.  Here are some photos.  Just click on the thumb nails for a larger image.  A great start has been made for these children of Mathare.



RFFA in the News at Rotary HQ

The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Report 2008-09 has just beed received here in Australia and in it there is an article on RFFA’s Founder and CEO Marion Bunch.  Click on the image below to read the article.  Good on You Marion!

Rotary Foundation Annual Report 08-09
Rotary Foundation Annual Report 08-09