A simple curry night organised by the Rotary club of Essendon on the 28th Feb 2019 in an Indian Restaurant called Magic Mint in Moonee Ponds in Melbourne and an accompanying American auction yielded $2,666. With a District 9800 grant of $1,334 a total of $4,000 was sent over to the Rotary club of Battaramulla Sri Lanka who were able to purchase 83 maternity bags for underprivileged and impoverished expectant mothers.
There is no better example than this project to exemplify the true internationality of Rotary. The distribution took place on the 26th June 2019 at the Thalangama divisional hospital where the would-be mothers received maternity bags with grateful thanks to the Rotarians of Essendon for their magnanimous gesture.