October – Economic & Community Development Month

Job Creation and Entrepreneurship

1.4 billion people — nearly half of them employed — live on less than US$1.25 a day.

What you can do

  • Partner with a cooperative that provides training, joint economic ventures, and ownership of assets to its members through a democratic structure.
  • Provide equipment or supples to a cooperative to increase production and sales in the local market.
  • Send a vocational training team to teach business leaders in developing communities how to create a business plan and maintain accurate financial accounting.
  • Expand vocational training opportunities, including job placement programming, at local nonprofit organizations.


Income Generation and Savings

190 million people have accessed micro credit funds.

What you can do

  • Partner with a local micro finance institution (MFI) to create access to financial services and provide financial infrastructure at the community level.
  • Promote the development of mobile banking resources in partnership with an MFI. Cell phones, which can be used to make deposits and transfer funds, can increase access to banking systems in developing communities.

Learn more here.

“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”

— EverForward!, THE ROTARIAN, February 1941

About Us

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo gives you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ and to have a positive impact in our community and internationally.

A highly active and prosperous Club, we raise money and provide support for many local, national and international projects that seek to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We work within the Phillip Island and San Remo communities, alongside other charitable organisations, schools, individuals and businesses to make a difference in the world.

We are an active Club within the wider Rotary network and we are proud of the work we do. You can find out more about or Club and projects by clicking on the images below. You are welcome to attend any of our Monday meetings and we delight in growing our membership so if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.