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Welcome to the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club
 
Our club was chartered on the 22nd of December 2020 in the former District 9630, 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 one of our fabulous Rotarians, Louise Webber

Louise is an Independent Nurse Practitioner in Skin Integrity & Wound Management. With over 20
years experience in this field she established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following
completion of her Masters in Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) in 2014. Her passion for Wound
management started as an RN in one of her first roles on a busy Trauma/ Orthopaedic unit in the UK.
Wound care brings challenges of all types – the biggest reward is seeing positive outcomes for
people living a chronic wound! Being a Nurse Practitioner presents many opportunities – to provide
an holistic approach to care, working collaboratively and educating others in this specialised field.
She has worked in a variety of settings across several public and private hospitals and community
nursing services both around Australia and overseas and predominantly works with Aged Care
Providers and runs a specialist Wound Clinic in a GP Practice.

 

Louise was previously an Honorary Clinical Fellow for Australian Catholic University having
participated in several research projects leading to publication. She has also participated in several
international working groups for Pressure Injuries and Leg ulcers.

I see Rotary as a fantastic opportunity to “give back” to the global community. What a great way to
network, grow our profession and support others. I cannot think of a better way to meet new
friends, share a common goal and make a difference.

Congratulations Howard Catton!!     Recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow 

Our club has recognised the ICN CEO Howard Catton's global efforts supporting health care workers particularly during this pandemic, and have awarded him Rotary's high honour, a Paul Harris Fellow.  

 
Howard also spoke to our Rotarian members about current global nursing issues and this recording will be available to you soon in our members professional development section
 
 

We are excited to announce that 3 Rotary Solar cases will soon be heading to Papua New Guinea!!  

The Rotary Solar cases are critically needed in many parts of the world. They provide so much more than life saving light. Proud to announce with the support of Rotary Club of Brisbane Inner West, 3 cases are currently being made in Australia ready to be sent to midwives in isolated areas of Papua New Guinea.

Queenslanders, please continue to donate your ‘Containers for Change’ recycling refund to us (Scheme ID: C10470980).              Every 10c makes a difference!!

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 once we have more members in that State].  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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