Throughout 2020 Beaumaris Rotary has supported a mix of both long-standing and new projects. There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year, but we’ve still delivered on lots of activities that benefit our local community.
We believe we can play a small part in supporting our thriving local community, that’s why our Members involve themselves in hands-on activities:
- Manning a colourful street stall for the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day appeal.
- Helping to run the incredibly successful Beaumaris Concourse Car Show.
- Actively helping at the Beaumaris and Black Rock Christmas Fairs.
- Planting native trees on the Bayside foreshore.
We also identify major initiatives that need our support:
- Purchasing essential equipment for Sandringham Hospital.
- Providing funds towards the Cheltenham Community Centre’s Children’s Festival.
- Providing a security step ladder for Pets of the Homeless.
- Providing meals in association with Matt’s Place for folk who need some help.
- Funding a communication project for the Give a Care foundation.
Holmesglen International students
More recently we have been helping International students still resident and studying in Australia. Just like Australians studying overseas, they aspire to a quality education and a better future. Many of these students are single people living in shared accommodation; with families overseas, who can no longer support them, they’ve been doing it tough during lockdown.
Under lockdown restrictions, they’ve been largely isolated from their network of college friends and because casual work has been difficult to find, they’ve struggled financially. All of which means, they’ve been dependent both emotionally and financially on local help.
By donating packaged food items, Beaumaris Rotary Club Members have played a small but essential role to ensure Holmesglen Institute International students can still achieve their dreams. The donated items are not just tins and packets. They’re a message to the Holmesglen students that someone cares.
Join us and make a difference
As other community needs become apparent, Beaumaris Rotary will be working closely with local organisations to help where we can.
If this all sounds like you, think about joining us and help make a difference.
Please contact our Membership Director: Megan Glenwright (find details by following this link Contact Us)