The Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay has a wide variety of projects on the go locally and overseas. Here is a selection of those projects.

Current and Ongoing Projects

  • Kids Right2See project.
  • English as a Second Language books to low socio-economic schools.
  • FFEET (Food, Feet, Ears, Eyes and Teeth) project for neglect in the elderly.
  • Dental Hygiene project in low socio-economic schools.
  • Donated funds for blankets for Aboriginals in remote communities.
  • Assisting with the publication of Shannon Lovelady’s work on the Gallipoli Remembered.
  • Support the General Fund of the Rotary Foundation.
  • Support Interplast Australia.

Completed projects

  • Assisting the Burundi Peace Choir to make a CD and website, giving them a leg up rather than a hand out.
  • Sponsored two country teachers to attend a ‘Play Workshop’ at Moerlina School.
  • Provided funding towards school garden at Moerlina School.
  • Benefit Concert to raise funds to assist a Tenor and a Soprano with costs associated with their relocation to New York to study voice at Mannes School.
  • Provided assistance to a student in necessitous circumstances at North Cottesloe Primary School.
  • Supported the Claremont Christmas Carnival.
  • Provided funds to assist a MS sufferer and a Quadriplegic Youth.
  • Carried out a needs survey for Access Housing and invited residents to a BBQ in a park.
  • Donated a metal cutting machine to the Dreamfit Foundation in Shenton Park.
  • Supported the Community Development’s Passport project.
  • Provided ESL books to Primary Schools and families of Refugees.
  • Raised $640 for the Victorian Bushfire appeal.
  • Knitted toys, jumpers and rugs sent to Wiluna and 164 toys purchased and wrapped for the indigenous children in Wiluna.
  • Supported Jade Lewis and Friends to provide drug education in local Primary Schools.
  • Warm clothes and toiletries provided for Anawim Women’s Refuge.
  • Provided incubators and a resuscitator for the Children’s Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • A Rotary Foundation Matching Grant provided equipment for a sewing and embroidery livelihood project in Sri Lanka.
  • Knitted toys and jumpers distributed to Vietnam, Nigeria, Cambodia, Nepal, Cambodia and Zambia.
  • Organised a successful Forum on ‘Asylum Seekers: The Facts’.
  • Successfully nominated Justin Hewett to receive an Ambassadorial Scholarship to study a Masters Degree in Chinese Law at Tsinghau University, Beijing.
  • Provided two buses for One2One Dental Group and one bus for All Ears Cambodia, along with medical equipment to these two NGOs in Cambodia, via Rotary Foundation Grants.
  • 1,000 T shirts sent to Cambodia.
  • Held a symposium on Aboriginal health at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco.

One Comment:

  1. Hi, I am from Mitcham Rotary Clun in SA and saw your article about buddy benches in RDU. What a brilliant idea. It’s so brilliant we might like to copy it!!!
    Do you please have a pattern for the benches, with a list of materials etc??
    Thanks so much
    Yours in Rotary
    Denise Pellen

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