The Rotary Club of Mobilong has won several awards at the Service Clubs Association of SA Premier's Awards, thanks to their outstanding service and contributions to the local community.
Winning both the SA Premier's Youth Award and the Distinction Award for their Supertee SA initiative, runner-up in the Community Activity Award for the Keep the Community Heart Beating project (installation of three defibrillators at the Murray Bridge Marketplace) plus a nomination for their Cycle as a Group program; 2019 was a very successful year for the group.
President Elizabeth Minge said the success and acknowledgement received from the Premier's Department illustrates the diversity of the Rotary Club of Mobilong's programs and involvement within their immediate area and beyond.
The Supertee initiative program has been of particular help to a group in need as it benefits children who are experiencing medical issues. Supertee garments are styled with superhero themes and created to build courage, comfort and help boost funding into childhood cancer and disease research.
The Mobilong Rotary Club's involvement in the program began 12-months-ago when Youth Director Brian Wybrow, met Strathalbyn boy Cameron Aloisi and his family.
His mother Rebecca was inspired to bring Supertees to South Australia after Cameron received one whilst undergoing a bone marrow transplant and treatment in Sydney's Westmead Hospital.
Brian said the Mobilong Rotary Club's initial goal is to help supply 300 Supertees to the Women's and Children's Hospital.
The first 56 Supertees were presented to the Women's and Children's Hospital on September 2.
South Australia boasts some of the highest volunteering rates in Australia with over than 905,000 South Australians giving their time to volunteering in service clubs