RAM would like to hear from you, if you have ideas for COVID-safe ways of promoting malaria awareness among Rotarians and the general public. For example, one activity that we may have access to is through radio. RAM Supervisor Shelley Gurney D9810 and Area RAM Supervisor Bev Cooney OAM have found Radio Promotion a great way to spread news of malaria – without spreading COVID! Below is a report from Shelley Gurney on her experience.
During Victoria’s second COVID lock-down between June and November, Shelley was able to promote RAM in a COVID-safe way when PDG Russell (Shelley’s husband) hosted the Rotary program on 94.1FM on Friday 13th Nov. See photo below.
Shelley said: “It was a wonderful opportunity to speak about the recently approved Rotary Global Grant for RAM’s “End Malaria in Vanuatu – For Good” project. The upcoming training of the IRS trainers and supervisors who will travel to the 65 inhabited islands of Vanuatu, and I thanked supporters, Rotarians and Districts for their support of Rotarians Against Malaria.”
She advised that “It is possible to pre-record an interview or promotion for airplay and I encourage others to contact their local community radio station. There are ” Rotary in action” programs on many community radio stations , and if not, general news about local volunteer groups is always welcome.”
Well done, Shelley! Thank you to Shelley and PDG Russell for sharing your news and we are hopeful that many of us will adopt ideas to showcase what RAM has done and is doing for our partner countries – many are in our own Rotary districts.
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By District RAM Supervisor Shelley Gurney D9810