Rotary Club of Launceston West
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps good will and peace in the world. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self. Rotarians provide community service both locally and internationally.
Tasmania is Rotary District 9830. There are 47 clubs and 1450 members in the District. The Rotary Club of Launceston West was chartered on 13 May 1972. It is a service club with a cross section of men and women from all walks of life. At our weekly dinner meeting there is an interesting guest speaker as well as club business and an emphasis on friendly interaction and networking. The club organises regular social occasions and partners are always welcome at these as well as the weekly meetings.
Our club supports a number of local community organisations and projects:
- Spurr Wing, which provides accommodation for out-patients receiving treatment at the LGH
- City Mission, particularly Missiondale.
- Red Cross Delivered Meals.
- The local Nepalese refugee community
- The Examiner Empty Stocking Appeal
- The Kidney Foundation’s Big Red Kidney Walk
The club has a strong commitment to supporting young people to participate in the many Rotary Youth programs, such as Rotary Youth Driver Awareness, Model United Nations and National Youth Science Forum.
On the international scene, our club participates in the End Polio Now campaign, the Gift of Sight program in Nepal and the Rotahomes project in Fiji.
We provide community support through volunteering our time; however we also need to raise funds in order to support these projects.
Some of our current fund-raising activities include:
- Food Van at Agfest
- Wishing Wells in some shopping malls in the Launceston area
- Bunnings Sausage Sizzles
- Club social functions
In recent years the club has teamed with the Rotary Club of Longford to stage the Tour de Norfolk Plains Bike Ride. This very successful event raises money for the Australian Rotary Health Foundation as well as local charities.
If you are interested in meeting people and having fun while serving your community, then come along as our guest to one of our meetings:
Mondays. 5:30 for 6:00pm at The Boathouse, 55a Lindsay Street, Invermay.
For more information please contact us at:
or visit our website: www.launcestonwestrotary.org.au