Summary 2014 - 2015

Summary 2014 - 2015

  • This is the first year that the club has been presided over by a Past President of the club. President Graham’s 2nd year saw donations of $37,190 to the local community and international projects. Combining with Lions, the club erected a shelter over the BBQs in Memorial Park.

  • A donation to the Regional Council assisted our club in retaining the naming rights of the town clock.

  • 94 pairs of shoes were donated for DG John Campbell’s wife’s project of “Soles 4 Souls”. This was supplemented with a $277.20 donation from the copper bowls over July.

  • Bowls Night raised $1,400 and, supplemented with a $500 donation from Rtn Mark Turner, enabled the purchase of a dishwasher for Hammill House.

  • The club donated and erected a trampoline at the home of a single mother who has 2 autistic sons. A yard clean up was also achieved.

  • An Information Night in September covered food handling, meeting procedure, District Conference, the Blue Book and the Bulletin.

  • An article was submitted to RDU about long serving members Brian Condon and Ron Johns.

  • Knitted items are still being delivered for distribution to Africa.

  • The viability of the ANZO Directories, in this electronic age, is being researched by the Treasurer.

  • Mothers’ Day flowers continue to be presented. This is a long standing club event ably coordinated by PP Alan Paterson and his wife, “the lovely Gwenyth”.

  • Catering preparations for the Variety Club Big Bash in August 2015 are in hand.

  • Investigations into establishing an Interact Club is still being actively pursued. The forming of a Rotaract Club again in Pt Pirie is also being considered.

  • We hosted 3 overseas exchange students this year, following a request from the District to host 2 students who could not be placed. Support for the Exchange Program is poor in District 9500 with all hostings being by clubs principally in Group 7, plus Pt Lincoln. No metropolitan clubs host!

  • Macapagal Village Elementary School, Philippines, benefitted from 3 classrooms being upgraded, commencing with the installation of ceilings and provision of hand rails on steep walkways.

  • We hosted 2 Thai teachers as part of an “English as a Second Language” program.

  • 2 students were sponsored to attend over 3 days the Conoco Phillips Science Experience at Adelaide University. The students gain hands-on experience in the laboratories and receive university style lectures, thus being challenged to explore science and technology.

  • The Errappa Camp continued to be held, with 20 children attending. The supporting Quiz Night raised $1,665.40. Lions again provided the bus transport.

  • The Science and Engineering Challenge was held at St Marks College. 6 schools participated and Jamestown was victorious.

  • The RC of PP, through its members, contributed US$17,093.26 to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund, and US$1,401.87 to the eradication of polio in 2014 – 2015.

  • The RC of PP currently has 92 Paul Harris Fellows.

  • The RC of PP has contributed US$202,407.50 since charter.