In 2016-17, Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.
Through Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.
Alternative Leavers Week is a project in partnership with villages in Timor Leste; a team of school leavers visits East Timor to meet the people, learn about life and work on community development activities. This project aims to provide support for the Timorese people and an understanding of life in a neighbouring country like Timor for the Margaret River students.
New member Sylvia Chandler was warmly welcomed into membership of the Rotary Club of Margaret River this week. The induction reminded us that Rotary is the world’s original service organisation with a concept for service above self. We look forward to on-going fellowship with Sylvia.
The Harvey Bike Riders visited Margaret River last Friday afternoon on their fund raising journey for Childrens Leukaemia & Cancer Foundation. For this now annual event the club always provides afternoon tea when the riders arrive in town. The Hon Barry House MLC also presented the riders with a cheque for $1,000 on behalf of the Club. The riders had cycled from Mandurah and were continuing onto Augusta in this big fund raising effort. 9 cyclists were taking part this time, and both the cyclist and support crew were well catered for.