Community Service

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Our Community Services group operates with all members contributing to events and fundraising activities.  Major projects include:

Calendar Project
In 2018/9 the Club raised over $7,000 through it's long running Calendar Project.  Members market calendars to local businesses, giving choices in format and artwork.
Books 4 Beginners
Books For Beginners has been a Rotary Club of Colac West literacy program, commencing in 2013 for Prep grade students in all local Colac & District Primary Schools. The aim of Books For Beginners is to encourage Preps’ to discover the joy and pleasure of books and in the development of their literacy skills.
In 2019 the Rotary Club of Colac West gave out 319 books chosen by Prep student in 14 Colac & District Primary Schools.

Hospital Heros Project
Helping our hospital hero's by keeping their hair covered with fabulous home sewn caps. Well done President Lyn on this great stack of colorful caps to add to Rotary Club of Sunbury's 5000 collection with 5000 more needed. Keep up the good work Rotary Club of Colac West.

Colac Show and BBQ's
The Club provides catering at the Colac Show each year.   Both are substantial fundraising events.

Ian Parker BiPolar Fund
Rotarian Carol Smit is the lead fundraiser for this Australian Rotary Health project.  It commemorates Carol's brother and funds a PhD scholarship for research into this area of mental health. See for more information.  Pictured below is the first recipient of the scholarship, PhD candidate Emma Gliddon (second from the right) with Rotarian Carol Smit (far left) and President Maurie Oates (far right).


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