The main activities of the Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay are organised within committees based on Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service.
Our Club President for 2021-22 is Max Hipkins, and our Secretary is PP Di Collins.
Club Service Committee
The Club Service committee is responsible for the smooth running of the club. This includes the functions of the Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Director, Fundraising Director, Public Relations Director, Bulletin Editor, Website and Social Media administrators, as well as coordinators of our events and speakers.
Vocational & Community Service Committee
Director: PP Jeremy Foster
This committee covers two “avenues of service”.
Vocational service encourages and fosters high ethical standards in business and professions, recognising the worthiness of all occupations, and encourages each Rotarian to consider how they may serve society through their own occupation (such as their skills, knowledge and networks).
Specific projects we conduct in this area include the Pride of Workmanship Award, Vocational visits (where we visit a business to learn more about it / its industry), and the presentation of awards to local primary school children. We also encourage our members to become involved with Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs).
Community Service encourages us to build strong links within our local community.
Our local community projects include providing Buddy Benches to primary schools, providing ESL books (in two languages) to local schools, supporting the Seedlings Kids Program, providing free eye screening to 5 and 6 year old (Kids Right2See), and assisting the elderly (FFEET: Food, Feet, Eyes, Ears and Teeth).
International Service Committee
Director: Greg Acciaioli
As the name suggests, International Service primarily focuses on providing humanitarian aid and education overseas. This committee also ties in with the major charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation.
Youth Service Committee
Director: PP Peter Mack
Youth Service assists in the development of youth and young adults in Australia.
Activities that this committee oversees includes Microscopes in Schools, and sponsoring youths to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary WA Driver Education Day (RWADE), Science & Engineering Challenge, ConocoPHILLIPS Science Experience, and Camp Opportunity.