The Rotary Club of Warrnambool has identified an opportunity to better celebrate Father’s Day and recognize local fathers and father figures who are positive role models for their children and community, by again staging the “Father of the Year” promotion in Warrnambool and Moyne.
The “competition”, now in its 12th year, will be promoted throughout all Primary Schools in the Warrnambool and Moyne district. Rotarians will distribute all details, including entry forms and will also make sure that the competition is promoted heavily throughout the schools. Notification of the competition will go out to schools in mid-June asking for the project to be included in the schools’ program/curriculum during term 3.
The competition will be divided into 3 age/year level groups: Prep to Grade 2 (approx 5-7 years old), Grade 3 to 4 (7-10) and Years 5 to 6 (10-12) with students asked to nominate their father/father figure and provide supportive drawings or words. Entries close mid-August and judging will be completed soon after. And again we have decided to continue awarding a fourth category prize especially for entries for father figures, step fathers, carers and any other significant role models in a child’s life.
The winners in each of the 4 sections will be announced at a gala function at a time and venue yet to be decided. We will wait a little while to see what COVID restrictions are still in place before confirming details. During this function, the major overall winner will be “crowned”. Ace Radio General Manager, Peter Headen will be the MC for this function, and we are hopeful that local members, VIPs and both Mayors will again assist with presentations. We usually have in excess of 130 people attend this celebration event including a large percentage of Rotarians, VIPs, dignitaries and principals, teachers, students and parents from the winning schools.
Members of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool will also help promote the event and will also be involved in the screening and preliminary judging of the many hundreds of entries that are anticipated. They will determine a short list of approximately 10 nominees in each section that will then be handed over to a “judging panel” of appropriate people to complete the difficult but heartwarming selection task.
We have been thrilled with the support we have received over the past 11 years from our Major Sponsors Ace Radio, Bunnings Warehouse, and SW Credit who are all supporting the promotion again in 2020.
For more details, please contact Rotarian Ian Cairns at Brophy Family and Youth Services, 5561.8859 or 0407180516
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