“A well conducted training seminar - it helped set me up to deliver the message.”

“A great session. A combination of laughter and learning with fellow Rotarians.”

“Very good course – can’t wait to get started!”

“We have given a lot of thought to the meals being served at the Club, and work with the caterer on a regular basis to ensure that healthy options are available at every Club meeting.”

“The Club as a whole is interested in good health, and the welfare of all Club members and their families.”

“The WDC has created a real talking point amongst members and with weigh-ins it has now become a case of “what gets measured gets done” and hence attention to weight by our members.”

“Although I’m now regarded as the “food police” and recently at a morning tea, members tried to hide from me the fact they were having biscuits, the good thing is that they know it’s not in their best health interests to eat such items!!”

Champions Coaching Weighing in Weight ranges Measuring height Nutrition presentation Physical activity Comparing fat Measuring heartrate Educational presentations Eating healthy

About the Program: Champion Training

Based on the success of the pilot project, the Department of Health and Ageing (Australian Government) has funded Chief Investigator Professor Samar Aoun and her team from Curtin University of Technology to further expand the project to all Rotary clubs in Western Australia, because this project supports the Australian Government focus on chronic disease self-management particularly through lifestyle and risk modification.

In particular, the Department of Health and Ageing is keen to educate the public so they are able to adopt healthier lifestyles that would reduce their risk factors to develop chronic disease and improve their sense of well-being and health outcomes. This will decrease reliance on health professionals when the health dollar is stretched.

By training club Champions in Rotary Clubs on how to implement the 'Waist' Disposal Challenge in their own clubs, this worthwhile and fun program will be able to reach more clubs than it is realistically possible for the project team to do on a limited budget.

Champions will be in an ideal situation to positively influence the health outcomes of their peers in Rotary in WA. Another good reason for joining this project is that your club will be able to retain healthy members for a longer time period.

To date 93 Rotary Champions from 52 WA Clubs have participated in the training program. By training 'Champions' in Rotary Clubs, it is anticipated that the 'Waist' Disposal Project will become community-driven and self-sustaining.

Objectives of the Expanded Project

  1. To offer a one-day educational program for lay-leaders or peer-educators (Champions) in Rotary clubs.
  2. To provide Champions with the skills required to implement the strategies of the Rotary 'Waist' Disposal Challenge as an existing Chronic Disease Self-Management intervention, and these are to deliver the 3 educational presentations to their clubs and to run the BMI competition.

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Program Sessions

'Waist' Disposal Challenge - Fighting risk factors for chronic diseases

Being a Champion – 'The new idea either finds a Champion or dies'

Running the BMI Competition in your Club

Nutrition to Assist your 'Waist' Disposal – You are what you eat!

Physical Activity Session – Move it, or lose it!

Champion's Follow-up Support

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Participating Rotary Clubs

D9470 Rotary Clubs D9460 Rotary Clubs D9450 Rotary Clubs
Armadale Albany Port Dalkeith
Ballajura-Malaga Applecross East Perth
Bentley Curtin Attadale Freshwater Bay
Byford & Districts Booragoon Geraldton
Como Bunbury Central Geraldton North
Darling Range Collie Geraldton-Greenough
Gosnells Esperance Bay Heirisson
Hannans Fremantle Hillarys
Kalamunda Kojonup Joondalup
Kalgoorlie Kwinana Matilda Bay
Mill Point Mandurah Morley
Northam Mandurah City Mt Lawley
South Perth-Burswood Manjimup Osborne Park
Victoria Park Melville Perth
Welshpool Pinjarra Subiaco
Willetton South Bunbury West Perth
Wyalkatchem Wagin Western Endeavour
Wongan Hills

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