Ro­tary raises $22.6K

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

THE Ro­tary Club of Childers has ended the fi­nan­cial year on a high note, hav­ing raised $22,625.

Out­go­ing pres­i­dent Gary Wal­ters thanked the com­mu­nity for their gen­eros­ity and sup­port through­out the year.

“Our lo­cal peo­ple con­trib­ute to those funds in one way or another. Their con­tri­bu­tion to our club is so im­por­tant,” he said.

“We gave away ev­ery cent we made for the year.”

More than 20 lo­cal and na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions and es­sen­tial ser­vices have ben­e­fited from the do­na­tions, in­clud­ing Life­line, Care­Flight, the Sal­va­tion Army and more.

MrWal­ters said the club, which cur­rently has 24 mem­bers, was al­ways on the look­out for new­com­ers who were in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved in fundrais­ing.

“If peo­ple are com­mu­nity-minded and want to help peo­ple, by all means Ro­tary is the place for them,” he said.

John Cole has taken up the reins as club pres­i­dent for this fi­nan­cial year.

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