No old fogies here
THE Port Douglas Rotary Club “is not just for old fogies” and is looking for new members.
The popular club which has had up to 25 members is down to a team of five who are calling for support.
Rotary Club president Tony Dickinson urged communityminded locals to get behind the cause.
“If you have a passion for helping people, fundraising for charities or donating for less fortunate countries then join the Rotary Club,” he said.
“I think people have this perception that the Rotary Club is just for old fogies.
“The club is about raising funds through social events to help other organisations make a difference in the world.
“I think a lot of members of the community would be interested in joining the club if they knew what we actually do.”
Rotary Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures races and creeds and give members of the community an opportunity to have a positive impact.
The Port Douglas Rotary Club meets every Tuesday night at the Barrier Reef Tavern for a social dinner where they discuss future projects and fundraising ideas.
“We always have a lot of fun, we are a very social group who just want to help others - and have a good time.
“We would love to see more young people get involved and voice their opinions about where fundraising money should go in this community.
“The great thing about Rotary is if you want to organise a fundraiser, you can do it and know where the money is going.”
The Rotary Club not only works to support the Douglas community but helps other Rotary Clubs across Australia assist people in need.
In the last year they have raised funds for flood victims in Rockhampton, Emerald and Brisbane, earthquake victims in New Zealand and donated linen to Cyclone Yasi victims.
Those who are interested in joining the Rotary Club cancontact Tony on 0409 064 682.
Rotary’s Hampon, Tony Dickinson, James and Yolanda Hampton
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