Surf trailer parting gift
THE Port Douglas Rotary Club has disbanded and its final good deed was donating $6000 to local lifesavers to buy a trailer.
Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club president John Goodman said they were in desperate need of the trailer after struggling with donations.
“We had a trailer for carrying our surf craft to carnivals but it was too short and we were basically carrying our craft illegally as it was protruding past the trailer,” he said.
“Rotary were willing to donate the money for the construction and we put the old rack on from the old trailer and now it’s a legal load and will see the club out now for a long time.”
Port Douglas Rotary Club president Tony Dickinson said they allocated the last of their donations to several good causes, including $1000 to the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre and a scholarship fund for Timor Leste (originally East Timor) for $18,000 for worthy students to study in Australia,” he said. “We’ve also given to Mossman hospital, Polio Plus, an anti-malaria campaign and now we’ve joined the Mossman club.
“Basically Port Douglas got down to around six active members and our main fundraiser to Cooktown for Captain Cook’s landing re-enactment on a sponsored Quicksilver charter for the Queen’s Birthday weekend was withdrawn and that was the final straw, so we’ve made Mossman a stronger club.
“Mossman has received us with open arms, we can still be active Rotarians and have made Mossman a stronger club.”
Donation: the surf lifesaving club received a new boat trailer from Port Douglas Rotary