Rotary in Action: Fairy Meadow to mark 50th anniversary

The Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow was chartered on October 2, 1967 and is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 26 at 12.30pm at Collegians Balgownie, 126 Balgownie Road.

Golden anniversary: The Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow will mark its 50th year with a celebration on Sunday, November 26.

Golden anniversary: The Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow will mark its 50th year with a celebration on Sunday, November 26.

All are cordially invited to attend this celebration. Secretary Kerrie would really value hearing from anyone who has some information which they can share and add to their collection of stories, anecdotes, photographs, etc about the Club which will be collated and added to their 50 years of the Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow history book.

Fairy Meadow Club has been featured in this column previously through their projects, barbecues and Razzamatazz shows, a long-term program held each year in the school holidays to maximise the opportunity for children to attend. Their last show was held in April.

The Razzamatazz Show

The Razzamatazz Show

At their Club Changeover (Rotary Clubs change theme, set their goals and change leadership in June each year throughout the Rotary World), donations were presented to very worthy and special organisations:

• Life Education: Their mission is to empower children and young people to make informed choices for a safe and healthy life by challenging their values and attitudes, expanding their knowledge and developing their skills.

• SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families) supports refugee families after arrival in their new home, for as long as they are needed. They believe that through practical, targeted programs they can empower refugees to make their own way successfully as our newest Australians. By helping with education, training, mentoring and job-seeking, SCARF stands by their side on their journey.

• Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support.

For further information about the Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow’s 50 years celebration, visit the club website http://fairymeadowrotary.blogspot.com.au/ or contact secretary@fairymeadowrotary.org.au or President Jenny Godin; jennylgodin@hotmail.com or phone 4271 3011.