Summary 2011 - 2012

Summary 2011 - 2012

  • President Gerry’s year was extremely busy and, in total, $41,272 was donated to community groups and projects. A highlight was achieving 100% PHF membership within the club. The local community was well served, and in a variety of ways, and the club also continued with its international projects.

  • Our old style rotating dinner format resumed, and was enjoyed.

  • 2 vocational visits, to Meg’s Bookshop and the new library, took place.

  • We had a club picnic at Wirrabara Forest.

  • We hosted a visit from RC of Burnside to inspect “Wheatlands” tree project, followed by a BBQ at the Rotary shed.

  • The intercity club meeting was a luncheon at Wallaroo, followed by bowls in the new indoor complex.

  • Bowls Night realised $1340 which was donated to Crystal Brook Hospital.

  • A busy year of activities raised $7,000 to support community projects, particularly through catering at Producers Market, organising 5 Nyrstar luncheons, running the Bowls Night, supporting 2 buggy race meetings, and hiring out equipment.

  • Rotary wheels were installed on the clock uprights by PP Bryant Chivell.

  • 2 more trailer loads of knitting for Africa were despatched.

  • $3,400 was raised through Local Contact Directories, and $4,000 with football gates

  • For Errappa Youth Camp, RC of PP received the District 9500 Youth Activity Award and $500 donation in recognition of last year’s camp. The Quiz Night in October raised $1,800 in support of this event. Many donations were received from the community, ranging from disposable cameras to biscuits. A Child Safe Environments training day, for helpers, was held prior to this year’s camp. The Y’s Men’s Club have offered to cover bus costs for the next 5 years, a true community event!

  • 175 attended the Employment and Training Presentation Dinner. 20 awards were presented to local businesses and employees. This is a joint venture between Southern Flinders Business, the Development Board, The Chamber of Commerce and RCPP.

  • Students were sponsored to the Science Experience in December, and the National Youth Science Forum in January.

  • The Science and Engineering Challenge was again held in June, but at a new venue, the multi-purpose building at Benedict Campus/Hockey Clubrooms, an excellent fit.

  • An attempt to re-establish an Interact Club was investigated, but did not proceed due to unwillingness of a staff member at any of the secondary schools to assist with management. There will be another attempt next year.

  • RYDA was held in May at the John Pirie Secondary School. 135 students attended from around the region.

  • Past exchange students, Johanna Varis and Sarah McAlpine, visited during the year.

  • A 3-5 year international project has been adopted, with support from RC of Dau and RC of Mabalacat District 3790, to upgrade pre-school rooms at The Good Shepherd Capas Christian School. This project will be submitted for a Matching Grant in 2012-2013, leading to a Global Grant in 2013-2014.