Rotary club distributes special funds

The Mobilong Rotary Club celebrated the completion of president Adrian Pergallini’s first year in office at a recent dinner in the RSL Club.

In reflecting on a successful year the president recalled that $18,000 was raised in just three country markets and the pedal prix.

In addition the club was able to respond to many catering requests – the efforts greatly enhanced with a superbly equipped catering trailer facilitated by a community grant arranged by member for Barker Tony Pasin.

President Pergallini announced that Mobilong fundraising, supplemented by the generosity of businesses through ‘Friends of Rotary,’ has resulted in an initiative to support local causes with a distribution of $10,000.

Supported projects include; defibrillators to the 4x4 club and Ramblers Football Club, a refrigerator for the Salvation Army, a barbecue for the RSL Bowling Club, first aid and training for the Deadly Fun Run, equipment for Lutheran junior tennis, basketball association, Southern carriage driving and support to the Unity junior school towards nature play environment.

“Fundraising has resulted in supporting local causes with a distribution of $10,000”

The new Mobilong board for the coming year includes president Adrian Pergallini, past president Paul Willoughby, president elect Elizabeth Minge, secretary Ann Marie Kuchel, treasurer Max March, international Natalie Sickerdick, youth projects Brian Wybrow, vocational Daniel Hart and community Bronwyn Heard.

During the evening Rotary District Governor Bob Cooper highlighted the success of Mobilong in supporting the Rotary Foundation, the national Rotary charity.

He presented Foundation recognition jewels to Brian and Rosaria Rainey together with charter president Harry Stephen and Rotarian Lorraine Hurrell.

The District Governor announced that Mobilong Rotary would be awarded a Presidential Citation for 2017-18 recognising the achievement of the club goals set at the commencement of the year.