Bowel Scan programme was launched to impact the high incidence og bowel cancer in Australia. Bowel cancer affects about 1
in 20 people but can be curable if caught early. The Bowelscan programme provides low cost, easy to use testing kits to all Australians
that can help detect cancer earlier.
The Bowelscan programme was launched in 1982 by the surgeon Dr Bill Brand in the Rotary
Club of Lismore. Dr Brand was frustrated by the number of patients referred to him with
advanced bowel cancer that could have had a better prognosis if discovered earlier.
Since then the programme has spread to every state in Australia. Many thousands of people have taken the test and hundreds of people
owe their lives to the determination and foresight of Dr Bill Brand and the Rotary Clubs around Australia.
Initially the kits were available only through a network of participating pharmacies across the country. Now, for the first time, the
Bowelscan programme is proud to offer kits for sale online so even more people can have access to the kits.
The test is completed at home, is non-invasive and require no food or medication restrictions. Simply collect a brushing of the sample,
return the kit in the reply-paid envelope included with the kit. Testing is by approved pathologists, and a letter of results will be sent to
you and your GP.
To learn more about Bowelscan at any time, and to purchase the Test Kits during May/June each year, go to any of the following:
Pride of Workmanship award is a significant date on the Rotary calendar and clubs throughout Australia host
evenings just like this at various times of the year. These awards recognize employees, irrespective of age or vocation,
who in the eyes of their employer display outstanding qualities in approach, attitude, dedic-
ation and commitment to his or her job.
Within Rotary a person's vocation is a major consideration for membership. It is important
because a member's vocation can assist them to contribute significantly toward service both
internationally and locally within the community. That is why, if you look at a members
name tag it also shows that person’s occupation, or if retired, their former occupation.
The objects of the Pride of Workmanships awards are:
To promote Vocational Service
To encourage Pride of Workmanship in all vocations
To provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an award
To encourage favourable employer/employee relationships and a sense of community pride and individual
To provide an opportunity for Rotary to be involved in the community, particularly the business community.ating
with grantees and partners.