Rotary gives back to the community

August 07, 2017

THE Rotary Club of Echuca Moama held its post Steam Rally presentation night on July 4 at Campaspe College of Adult Education.

As many readers know, funds raised from the rally go toward Rotary projects such as youth programs in the community over the year.

Steam Rally director Cliff Downey said funds also go towards the development of the Echuca Rotary Community Park.

‘‘This includes toilet facility upgrades,’’ he said.

‘‘What most of the community may not know is that funds go to the community groups who volunteer at the rally.

‘‘For some of these groups it’s their major fundraising of the year.

‘‘It was wonderful to hear of the many projects the recipient groups are planning to use their funds for.’’

Rally beneficiaries were:

■Echuca and District Horse Trail Riding Assc.

■Echuca Campaspe Special Olympics.

■Echuca Federal Band.

■Echuca Fire Brigade.

■Echuca Neighbourhood House.

■Echuca Small Engine Club.

■Echuca Search and Rescue.

■Echuca Village Fire Brigade.

■Inner Wheel Club of Echuca Inc.

■Kiwanis Club of Echuca.

■Murray Human Services.

■Rotary Club of Melbourne Central.

■Rotary Club of Rochester.


Making presentations were Rotary president Alan Hawken, George Santos from major sponsor Moama Bowling Club and Campaspe Shire councillor Neil Pankhurst.

‘‘It is also important to thank the Rotary Club members, rally administrator Sarah Hancock and two special volunteers who put in months of behind the scenes work Lyn Stansbury and Julie Lomas,’’ Mr Downey said.

‘‘Representatives of the Rotary Club of Melbourne Central, who also volunteered at the rally made the trip all the way from Melbourne.

‘‘The night was well attended and was followed by a delicious supper prepared by the Inner Wheel Club.’’

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