What We Do

East Maitland Rotary is an active, service group undertaking community projects and fund raising to make a difference locally and globally. We welcome prospective new members interested to learn more about what Rotary can do for them and how they can contribute.

We are passionate people with diverse perspectives and experience who exchange ideas, forge lifelong friendships, and, above all, take action to change the world, our communities and ourselves.

We are friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.


Our Current Projects

Summary of our current projects 

  • Fundraising to support local and global communities e.g. 

    • Regional drought and bushfire support

    • Youth and community groups  ​

  • Networking and partnering with other organisations 

  • Graffiti removal 

  • Clean Up Australia Day 

  • National Science and Engineering Challenge 

  • End Polio Now 

  • Catering at local community events 

  • Retirement village visits and gifts

  • Bags for Brains - backpacks for disadvantaged kids

Our Service Streams

  • Community (support local events and groups etc)

  • Youth (International exchange, skill development etc.)

  • Vocational (awards and recognition etc.)

  • International (End Polio Now, overseas aid projects)

  • Club (social events, professional development for members)


End Polio Now

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.