2017 Disaster Aid Conference

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The 2017 Disaster Aid Conference will be held on Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7 at the Dandenong Club, 1579 Heatherton Road Dandenong North Victoria.

The conference is an excellent opportunity to stay in touch with Disaster Aid events, and to make suggestions and give feedback for ongoing operations.

Speakers include:

Dinner Speaker - Charles B. Kovess, CEO & International Marketing Director, Textile & Composite Industries Pty Ltd Founder, CEO & Chief Speaker -  Kovess International  Subject: Passionate People Perform

 Keynote Speaker - Ariel Hernandez, former representative to the Philippine Congress, Subject: Humanitarian Aid in the Philippines

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Des Watts on the Road Again... Out West


spring 2016 Page 3 Image 0001Des Watts, from Berri SA (who earlier this year drove the eastern seaboard of Australia promoting Disaster Aid in some 30 Rotary clubs) has now gone west. He has been, or is scheduled to be a guest speaker at clubs including Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Mundaring, Heirisson, Morley, Kalamunda, Kenwick, Belmont, Perth, Como, Subiaco, Melville, Mandurah District, Collie, Albany Port and Esperance Bay.
Des, pictured with Pres. Sandra Brown at the RC of Heirisson WA

Haiti Cyclone Matthew - response effort building now

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10239D haiti2Cyclone Matthew has left more than 1000 people confirmed dead in Haiti already one of the poorest countries in the world and now facing cholera outbreaks from contaminated water.

Disaster Aid has deployed in Haiti before, and is working with fellow Rotarians there to provide an appropriate emergency shelter and fresh water response.

At this time, there are no flights into Haiti, making assesment and provision of aid extremely difficult. Disaster Aid has Response Teams on standby for immediate deployment as soon as flights resume.

Your donation will help Disaster Aid International (Aust.) respond with Family Survival Packs, Home Repair Kits and, most importantly SkyHydrant™ water purification systems and Sawyer water filters.

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DAI Patron, Max Walker dies aged 68

It is with a very heavy heart that Disaster Aid Australia announces the passing of our patron, friend, mate, cricketer & announcer Max Walker, AM. RIP Max, thanks for the memories.

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More information can be found on the Nine News site