Chartered on 19th December 2008 with the aim of doing things a little differently, the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay in District 9455 was the first “cocktail club” in Western Australia.
Our meetings are held after work in Perth’s western suburbs, and last no more than one hour. Rather than having a meal with meetings, we offer light refreshments prior to the meeting, keeping the cost of attendance down to as little as $5 per meeting. We also live stream our meetings on our Facebook page.
We have maintained a fairly even 50/50 split of male/female members since the beginning, with our first 2 Presidents being female.
Our members range in age from early 20s to early 80s, and we encourage both partners in a couple to join if eligible.
We take pride in being a very active club – the number of different local and overseas projects we have on the go and have completed speaks for itself. We have been awarded a Significant Achievement Award for the Microscopes in Schools Project, two members have Service Above Self Awards, most years since chartering we have had been awarded the Best Metropolitan Club Bulletin in the district award, and have also received awards for Membership, Best Article in Rotary Down Under magazine, and Best Indigenous Project in the District.
About Rotary International
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 35,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.