Ro­tary turns thirty

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Ro­tary Club of Mill Point is blow­ing out the can­dles as it cel­e­brates three decades of sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity.

The club will cel­e­brate its 30th birth­day on March 11 with about 100 mem­bers, friends and sup­port­ers to gather on the Pad­dle Steamer De­coy to toast its suc­cess.

It has al­ready been a suc­cess­ful 2017 af­ter the club won Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year at the City of South Perth’s Aus­tralia Day event.

In­au­gu­ral pres­i­dent Sid Jes­sup said when the club be­gan, the first goal was “sur­vival”.

“We had about five ex­pe­ri­enced Ro­tar­i­ans in our orig­i­nal group and our first fo­cus was on in­ter­na­tional work,” he said.

“We have focused on dif­fer­ent av­enues of fo­cus, whether that’s help­ing the com­mu­nity, as­sist­ing peo­ple in their vo­ca­tion or help­ing the youth.

“I think there have been around 75 to 80 mem­bers each year so there have been at least 500 peo­ple who have been mem­bers at one stage. d466190

Cur­rent pres­i­dent Ali­son Thair said the club had helped or­gan­i­sa­tions such as South­care, the Es­ther Foun­da­tion and the Telethon Kids In­sti­tute.

Picture: Jon Hew­son

Mill Point Ro­tar­i­ans Frank Rous­set, Jen­nie Hunt, Sid Jes­sup, Ali­son Thair and Rick Sneeuw­jagt cel­e­brate 30 years of help­ing oth­ers.

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