Posted on Aug 13, 2017
On Friday 4th, at the Goolwa Primary School assembly , the Rotary Club of Goolwa was officially thanked for the sandpit and shade sail donated to the school. 
The club was represented by Helga Campbell, Helen Hurford, Roger Shelden and Di Keach. President Di was presented with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the students and then said a few words on behalf of the club. 
She spoke briefly of Rotary and the contribution of the organisation in the community and worldwide. Also expressed the hope that one day some of those present may be involved with Rotary.  Then moved on to some information and acknowledgements regarding the sandpit and shade sail. 
The request for the sandpit was made in 2014, it was installed in 2016 and the shade sail completed in 2017.  Rotary Vice-president, Kevin Hales gave a great deal of his time to oversee and work on this project from the outset to completion. The Education Dept. had certain requirements and builder Bruce Foote had the necessary qualifications to install the shade sail . The final cost was $8,900 which was raised, locally by the club with a contribution from the Rotary Foundation. Also acknowledged were Nanette Davis, Immediate Past -President and current Director of Youth, and Greg Casson, the previous President both of whom were involved with the progress of the project.
Di closed in saying that we are glad to hear that the sandpit was already giving much enjoyment and hoped it will do so for many years to come. She thanked the school and students for the welcome and for the certificate of appreciation and congratulated them on the assembly, very well run by the students themselves, with minimal input from the teachers.