The community group at Beaumaris Rotary aims to work with projects that benefit the community and give club members the opportunity to participate, use their skills and really feel part of the life of our locality.
For example, a team of club members raised over $1,500 selling Daffodil Day merchandise on behalf of the Cancer Council of Victoria at the Beaumaris Concourse. Some high end selling and merchandising skills were put to good use. There will be an opportunity to participate again in 2016.
Car parking and marshalling skills were evident at the fantastic Beaumaris Concourse Car Show and we had the opportunity to find out how to use a Pop Corn cart at the Concourse Christmas Fair.
Members work with a number of locally based community organisations to provide willing pairs of hands as well as financial support.
The club’s sponsorship of a monthly community lunch as part of Bayside Community Care’s “Matts Place” community meals program gives members the opportunity to practice their hospitality and mentoring skills. Our contribution provides a quality two course meal to about 90 people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Lunch is served at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Cheltenham every Thursday. If you would like to know more follow the link: http://baysidechurch.com.au/community/home-community-care-projects/matts-place/
Beaumaris Life Saving Club’s Nipper’s program, Cheltenham Community Centre and Beaumaris Sports Club all benefited from the member’s time and fund raising efforts. At Beaumaris Sports Club Day on Oak Street they also got to indulge in a six hour sausage sizzle marathon while listening to some great music.
We are particularly proud of our efforts to support the Will Murray Foundation and the Victorian charity Impact for Women Inc. through the monthly Beaumaris Farmers Market raffle.