The Rotary Club of Strathfield's key to our longevity has been getting the
community involved. And that means not just selling sausages or seeking
donations but building meaningful partnerships with our community and being
seen in their eyes as 'needed and relevant'.
As you all know, we have been engaging with our community during the last
two weekends with a Rotary Information Desk at the "Street Festival"
organised by Strathfield Council.
Despite the prevailing COVID-19 situation and the changing weather
forecasts, it was encouraging to see our club members volunteering to man
the booth. While we thank all the members who got involved, our special
gratitude goes to our Treasurer, PP Rod McDougall, for leading the team in
organising everything in detail.
We are also grateful to our club member, Chris Virgona, and his company,
Richardson & Wrench in Strathfield, for sponsoring our raffle prizes: a
Smart TV, Smart Phone, and Smart Watch. The draw will take place this
Saturday, April 9th, 2022, on the final night of the Street Festival.
As we go into the future, we undoubtedly will face challenges, but as long
as we are able to remain needed and relevant to our communities and look for
ways to bring in new members from a wide variety of backgrounds and
experiences who, like us, want to join and make a contribution to the
community, then our relevance and need into the future is assured.
International Peace and The Rotary Foundation
As a humanitarian organisation, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We
believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change
can have a global effect. By carrying out service projects and supporting
peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the
underlying causes of conflict. This includes poverty, discrimination, ethnic
tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our Rotary District 9675 hosted an amazing evening "Pathways to Hope" -
resolving intractable conflict from the Northern Island to the Middle East.
It was held at the Bankstown Bryan Brown Theatre & Function Centre on
Thursday, March 31st, 2022. The Rotary Club of Strathfield was one of the
five hosting clubs from District 9675.
The evening highlighted the work done by PROJECT ROZANA AUSTRALIA, an
international not-for-profit organisation that actively develops and funds: