Welcome from the President

Mark Thompson
President 2020/21

We are a group that mixes fun with tackling local and international issues via the resources of Rotary.  It still amazes me that how, with a little bit of fund raising, our club can:

  • send a load of hay to the north of our state still struggling with drought
  • assist homeless youth
  • assist victims of domestic violence
  • encourage tomorrow’s leaders in science, arts and entertainment and social awareness
  • provide families suffering natural disasters with temporary shelter, including fully functioning kitchens
  • proving artificial hands to victims of land mines

I have listed only a few areas where our club has helped those in need, here and internationally.  The eradication of Polio began as a Rotary initiative and has been supported by Bill Gates for many years.  Next on the list is the eradication of Malaria.  These are initiatives of Rotary International, but each club is autonomous and has the flexibility to take on any project, so long as it fits into the Rotary Charter.

Our club needs like-minded people to continue to make a difference.  We respond to local and international needs as they arise.  At club level we can only tackle a few and many times our response is driven by one member’s passion for a particular issue.  As a member we offer you the same opportunity to put your case for a cause that is close to your heart.

It doesn’t matter if you are in the workforce or retired or forced out of work by Covid.  Our 7:00 AM meeting time for one hour means you’ve got the rest of the day to yourself.  With a bit of luck. you would have been inspired by one of our regular guest speakers.  The good thing about our meetings is we only have 3 per month and if you can’t make it every time then it’s no big deal.

We are thrilled that you have taken the time to have a look at our website. Whether your interest is in networking, developing skills, making new friends, involvement in your community or ALL of the above, Rotary has something for everyone. Please get in touch and find out more.  Getting involved with Rotary could be the best thing you ever do.