Summary 2015 -2016

Rotary 2015 – 2016

  • President Greg’s year involved the members in many activities, which resulted in the successful completion of a number of projects and initiation of new projects. Donations totalled $40696.00, local community $26148.00, internationally $14548.00. President Greg wished to foster increased fellowship amongst Rotarians and partners and actively promoted this at club meetings, partner’s nights, children’s Christmas dinner, partner’s Christmas dinner and a successful club picnic Wirrabara.

  • President Greg’s project was the provision of an L-DEX machine to be donated to the local hospital for use in diagnosing lymphoedema in breast cancer paitents. This was achieved by funds raised at the Rotary – Police Golf Day, realising $6800.00, combined with a Dist 9500 Grant on a 50/50 basis.

  • A new set of tires was donated to United Care Wesley for a dirt/circuit racing car, in support of a project for at risk teenagers.

  • Rtn Craig Rimmer prioritised the search for outbound exchange students and was successful in gaining two participating students, Georgia Tiller and Maria Pansini who will depart in January 2017.

  • The walking tractors project is still in abeyance but will proceed when conditions improve in that country.

  • A very successful old battery drive, initiated by the Intl Comm should realise $7000.00 dollars which is being donated to the Shelter Box. Local farmers donations contributed markedly to the success of this project, managed by Rtn Barry Mudge and P.P. Stephen Lynch.

  • The Intl Comm is currently seeking a sister club relationship with the RC of Millau Saffrique, Southern France

  • A successful Seafood Night managed by Rtns Sebastian Mezzino, raised $4600.00 and this combined with a Dist 9500 Grant, on a 50/50 basis, allowed RC of PP to donate a shower bed to St Joseph’s Care Home.

  • An Interact Club was established at John Pirie Secondary School, with much groundwork by Pres Greg, P.P. Neville Ferme, Rtn Rob Tolson.

           One student will be sponsored to RYPEN in 2016.

  • The Science and Engineering Challenge and The Pride of Workmanship Awards have been planned for August 2016.

  • The Erappa Camp for disadvantaged children will be held in September 2016. A fun quiz night in February 2016 raised $2400.00 to support the camp.

  • The Local Directory, again coordinated by P.P. Trevor Werfel raised $7110.00 and The ANZO Directory realised $2734.00 profit.

  • The NSW Variety Bush Bash requested we cater for breakfast on their run through Port Pirie. P.P. Dennis Coad ensured the success of this venture and $3720.00 was raised. Some of these funds enabled us to purchase hearing equipment for an eight year old Jamestown boy who suffers from sensory deprivation. Colin’s parents addressed the club at a dinner meeting post receipt.

  • PDG John Rowe, Foundation director, has initiated a RF Global Grant for the Good Shepherd Capas Christian Academy in the Philippines. The RC of Midtown Tarlac will be host partners moving the project forward in 2016/17. There are two projects under consideration in 2016/17 for schools in our sister club RC of Dau, area as well.

  • Since charter the RCPP has donated $214912.86 to Rotary Foundation.

  • $1500.00 was donated to the Polio Eradication Program to assist in eradicating polio globally by 2018. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries is still present.

  • The proceeds from a community lottery totalling $2980.00 were donated to Rotary Foundation