Summary 2009 - 2010

Summary 2009 - 2010

  • President John had a busy year, with many of our usual projects to oversee as well as the running of the initial Errappa Youth Camp, and the Bowel Scan Program. It was a great year working with the community, and being recognised by them.

  • Proceeds from our Seafood Night in August purchased 3 shelter boxes at $3,600.

  • The children’s Christmas dinner, followed by the partners’ Christmas dinner the following week, were both enjoyable occasions.

  • The annual intercity meeting was held at Burra, very successful except for the bus breakdown!

  • The annual Red Ned Night at PP Brian Condon’s was another great get together.

  • The Beach Cricket Competition at Pt Germein was not held due to “dodgy” tides.

  • Our catering for The Blessing of The Fleet realised $900.

  • A bin lifter was donated to Lifeline, as well as a rag cutter, this project being assisted by a Rotary Foundation Grant.

  • PP RC financially supported the upgrading of computers at The Mission to Seamen, costing $2,000 and helped by a Matching Grant.

  • The elephant float has been retrieved from Apex and will be restored for the 2010 Christmas Pageant, the 50th. The Flintstones float will be retired.

  • PP Brian Condon was presented with a memento, this being his 50th year of membership of the RC of PP.

  • The shelter box project will benefit from another seafood night next Rotary year. This Rotary year RC of PP has supplied 7 shelter boxes for various disasters.

  • Our club contributed $2,000 towards a decentralised wastewater treatment system in Barangay 6 Guiuan, East Samar Province, Philippines.

  • A Matching Grant between the Rotary Club of Mabalacat and District 9500 will provide funding for 2 medical missions and dental surgeries for the indigenous people of Mabalacat, Philippines.

  • Daniel Wheatley graduated from the Australian Technical College, completing his training in carpentry over the last 2 years.

  • The RC of PP participated in the John Flynn Placement Program and hosted 2 medical undergraduates for 2 weeks. This will continue for the next 3 years, in anticipation of encouraging participants to consider country practice once graduated.

  • Kandeena Steele and Priya Pavri were nominated for the Channel 9 Young Achievers Awards. Priya advanced to the semi finals of the Adelaide Airport Limited Community Award and the RAA Driving Force Leadership Awards.

  • Ainsley Bosch, a Year 9 Gladstone student, was sponsored to attend a 3 day Science Program at the University of SA.

  • A reciprocating visit from AGSE Team from Wales, District 1150, occurred in October, lasting for 3 days.

  • The National Science and Engineering Challenge was again held in June. This is a very worthwhile feature of the Rotary year.

  • Rotarian Barbara Camporeale initiated a youth camp for disadvantaged children, with the theme, “Changing Attitudes – Changing Futures”. It was held over one weekend in March, at the Errappa Camp, Iron Knob. 18 children attended. This was an emotional experience for all involved with the care of the children, and it was unforgettable to witness the development of their self confidence and self esteem. This will be a valuable project to continue.

  • The Bowel Scan Program was initiated last year and rolled out in Group 7 of District 9500, as well as the Rotary Club of Pt Augusta. 60% of kits purchased were returned for testing. This project is to be continued next year.