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RUSCCF Presentation

RUSCCF 28 May 2024

On Monday 27 May 2024 the Rotary Club of Cooroy hosted one of two meeting of the Rotary, UniSC Community Fund (RUSCCF). The fund was established in 1996-97 by the combined Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast and three Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded annually to students who have enrolled and commenced postgraduate studies at either the Master or Doctorate levels at UniSC. To date, the combined clubs have contributed more than $220,000 to the Fund and have awarded 68 scholarships to UniSC students.

RUSCCF Presentation 

Rotary members were informed about the work of students granted scholarships for 2024 that included: -
Pia Sauer studying for a Master of Professional Psychology by developing the expertise to assist individuals and families encountering trauma, grief, stress and depression.
Tiffiny Revie studies for a master in Teaching specialising in the power of arts and design to empower young people to improve self-confidence, personal development and overall outlook on life.
Caitlin Willis studying for a PhD through research into the importance of coastal wetlands as habitat for terrestrial animals in urban areas.

Professor Ross Young, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation also spoke of the achievements of UniSc as the top ranked Queensland university in the 2023 and ranked an equal 29 out of 1591 institutions globally. 

Cooroy Rotary President Chris Durie said: - “Our club has been committed to supporting this Rotary project that will result in a better quality of life for all and we wish success to the three excellent student awarded scholarships this year.”


Rotary 4 Mental Health DV meeting

 R4MH DV Event


A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Rotary 4 Mental Health (R4MH) meeting on 18 April in the Cooroy Memorial Hall.

Keynote speaker, Ryan Hanlon, Senior Sergeant Noosa Police and Officer in Charge at Eumundi, Senior Sergeant Brian McKenzie Acting OIC Cooroy, and Sergeant Maria O’Brien from the specialist DV unit in Maroochydore outlined the scale of our local problem, the tools Police and community members may use to assist addressing this serious issue across our part of the Sunshine Coast.

Up to 1 in 4 women have experience of family violence and the urgent need to apply prevention activities as there is a period of heightened risk after the first instance of victimisation. Prevention activities focus on people already victimised who have a higher likelihood of being re-victimised.

Organised by R4MH (Rotarians for Mental Health – 5 Local Rotary Clubs Cooroy, Eumundi, Noosa, Noosa Daybreak and Noosa Heads) encouraging people touched by mental health issues to reach out, speak up and seek assistance.

  Meeting weekly here in Cooroy with like-minded people, Rotarians have the expertise and contacts to make things happen. We are supporting local charities, helping to eradicate polio worldwide, we’re providing disaster relief, improving youth opportunities locally and globally, and having a great time doing so.

Cooroy Rotary Activitis 

If you should like to use your skills and talent to make our community better,
call Call Chris 0409 875 507 or Glenis 0448 968 2223
or visit us Meeting time 6.00 pm Mondays (excluding public holidays)
 Cooroy RSL, 25 Maple St, Cooroy QLD 4563  
Optional evening dinner

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