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Welcome to the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club
Our club was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020, at the end of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  If you are a Nursing or Midwifery professional who wants to make positive changes to your community and the world, then this is the club for you.  Our club members are Nursing and Midwifery professionals who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of Nursing colleagues who share your drive to make a difference in the world.

Our Members come from all over the Globe


Why Members have joined...

" I have worked in a few countries where I have seen a great need for medical assistance and the shortage of trained medical staff to meet the health needs of locals. 
Joining and being part of Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club (GNMRC) is a great privilege to be able to reach people globally where empowerment can be achieved through the provision of basic human needs such as:
  • Clean drinking water in rural and remote areas
  • Prevention of communicable diseases through immunisation programmes.
  • Education to empower the next generation through change.
Joining the GNMRC allows me to participate actively to achieve these goals with my fellow global nursing colleagues." - Priscilla
"The foundation of our profession is based on collegiality and fellowship.  I have joined the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club to share a global experience through networking that the group has to offer. 
The roles that we play in communities earns us the highest trust levels of any profession. Sharing our experiences and knowledge between each other better equips us and enables us to continue to be the cornerstone of healthcare world-wide. 
There is not a human on this planet that is not touched or cared for by a nurse and or midwife. I want to meet you and share our stories." - Shelley

  Member Spotlight  

Presenting our Member of the Week, Emeritus Professor Joyce Kenkre

Joyce is Emeritus Professor at the University of South Wales, prior to her recent formal retirement she was Professor of Primary Care at the University, leading the Community Health and Care Research Group with over 90 staff members across professions.  She joined Rotary as it was a new means of engaging within the nursing professional and learning more about ground breaking activities members were taking forward.

Joyce was also Associate Director for PRIME Centre Wales leading for long-term conditions, community nursing, and links with industry. She has been grant holder on over £31million research and infrastructure grants. She has conducted over 100 research projects including the clinical therapeutic trials, randomised controlled trials, epidemiological, point of care testing, analysis of large datasets and evaluation of service provision. Many of these have been large multi-centre studies. Amongst other roles Joyce remains lead for working with industry for the South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership, member of the International Advisory Board for the European Rural Isolated.

Over her career Joyce has been conducted research, set up training programmes and funding opportunities to develop the role of the nurse. Initially the role of the specialist practitioner in the management of hypertension, the role of the clinical research nurse in clinical therapeutic trials and career pathways for nurses in research. Joyce was seconded to the Welsh Government to the Department of Public Health and Health Professions representing nursing to take R&D forward representing Welsh Government in the UK and Europe. In her role, she secured substantial funding for the Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) fellowship scheme for nursing, midwifery and allied professions and establishing a policy forum for the clinical academic professions.

Professor Kenkre is a member of the European Rural Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) and a member of their Scientific Board. She is also a council member on the Rural working party of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) which represents family doctors/general practitioners globally. In 2019, Professor Kenkre at the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Rural WONCA led, together with rural nursing colleagues from around the world, workshops to develop consensus, authored the ‘Albuquerque Statement’ which was endorsed by members to support, advocate for and promote nurses and midwives worldwide to enable the future delivery of universal healthcare coverage. She also was a contributor to the WHO  “The State of the World’s Nursing 2020”, highlighting the crucial role of nurses and midwives in rural areas and the need for research to improve the evidence base for practice.

We are excited to announce that the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club has become part of the change!!   

Caring for our environment is one of Rotary and our Club’s 7 areas of focus.  It is so important that we all contribute to protecting our environment as much as possible.    
Containers for Change is a fabulous initiative that promotes positive recycling behaviours that helps the environment as well as supporting charities to fundraise.  
It is a win – win for all involved.
Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club is promoting care of the environment by encouraging Rotarians to recycle eligible drink containers – with 10 cents being donated back to our Rotary Club.   We intend to channel the funds raised towards purchasing Rotary Solar Cases.  There is so much potential for this life saving and vital initiative bringing a power source to parts of our world still requiring such a basic of life that the rest of us take for granted. 
Only Queensland and Western Australia have this recycle program available.  All Rotarians and other supporters in these participating States are encouraged to deposit their recyclables at their nearest Containers for Change depots [NOTE, WA to be set up soon].  We ask you to provide our Scheme ID to donate your refund to our cause.
Please share our cause and our scheme ID to your friends, family, and work colleagues.
Watch every make a difference!!

The Global Nurses & Midwifery Rotary Club     

Queensland Scheme ID is C10470980

To donate your refund, it is as simple as providing our scheme ID the next time you recycle. 


More News and Events

2021 Global Bake Up

We ask that our club members shine a light on RI and our Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club by hosting a delicious tea break at work for their colleagues at work and talking to them about rotary.

We will be baking up a storm, collecting the recipes and making a delicious-looking eBook, that will be used to raise funds.

How can members get involved with the global bake up?

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