Rotary Club of Warwick always on the go for community
THE Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise never sleeps - well almost never.
Something is always happening with the club members for the betterment of Warwick.
On Sunday, members helped out with the BUSHkids charity day at the Warwick Golf Club.
President Dell Maxwell said Warwick Sunrise had 21 members who met for breakfast each Thursday at Gardens Galore.
"Membership is stable, we are a service club which means we support the community," Mrs Maxwell said.
Major projects in the past year include support for drought-stricken farmers and BUSHkids. Yesterday $800 was presented to Margaret Miller from the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society to buy a chip machine for Margie's Kitchen at the show and rodeo.
Mrs Maxwell said that two years ago Warwick Sunrise donated a container to store all kitchen equipment well-above record flood levels. "We are keen to support the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society because the show and rodeo are important to the town," Mrs Maxwell said.
"The show is a community event and the rodeo is an event of national prominence."
One of the club project is to put together kits to be shipped to children in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
"We put money towards the cost of shipping a container overseas to help our near neighbours," she said.
Another international project for Warwick Sunrise is Rotarians Against Malaria.
Money is donated to provide assistance in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Mrs Maxwell said Rotary and Warwick Sunrise were keen to support Australia's near neighbours in the Pacific.
"We will also support the Indigenous Health Scholarship Program," she said. Information on the club from Mrs Maxwell on 0407 654652.