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