Next time you are at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market take a seat and enjoy the upgraded tables and benches under the public marquees. Then please join the market community in saying a very big thank you to the Rotarians from Club Tamar Sunrise who have hewed, sawn, welded, carved, sanded, stained and painted to manufacture our new seats and tables.
The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise is part of a global community of Rotary Clubs helping to do good in the world. Members will be at Harvest Launceston during the next few Saturdays volunteering their time again to support our farmers’ market.
Harvest Launceston is fortunate to have Chris and Caro Brown as both volunteers and as the stallholder of Brady’s Lookout Cider. A few years ago Chris and Caro first joined forces with The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise to make benches and since then have fixed them when broken and more recently spent their weekends and evenings making new furniture.
The global Rotary community has 1.2 million members who are neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
While every club is unique all Rotary clubs share the same areas of focus for their community service. Rotary club projects are normally focussed on:
- Basic Education and Literacy
- Maternal and Child Health
- Peace and Conflict Prevention / resolution
- Disease Prevention and Treatment
- Water and Sanitation
- Economic and Community Development.
The Rotary club of Tamar Sunrise is involved in lots of great local community projects. Of particular note is the club’s support of Waverley Primary School, providing books for the school and the sponsorship of a student award. This year, they are particularly proud to have rolled up their sleeves to help make some tables and chairs for us at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers Market, guided by Harvest Volunteer Chris Brown.
The club’s two signature events are Launceston Carols by Candlelight and The Launceston International Women’s Day Breakfast. The club also provides annual support to a number of local events including Festivale, AGFEST, and the Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival.
“Above all, the club is about friendship and fun while giving back to the community.
If this sounds like something that you would like to be involved with please join us for Breakfast each Wednesday morning from 7.00am at Pierre’s on George Street. We meet at 7.00am and conclude by 8.00am. Breakfast cost depends on your choice”. Contact President Jo Hart for further information on 0409 089 651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org