Last week I was delighted to welcome our members, for the first time in my capacity as president of the South Launceston Rotary Club. We also welcomed Liz Gainsford,
guest of Rotarian Ian. I sincerely hope that Liz enjoyed our company and will be interested to return and spend more time with us!
Our dedicated and passionate Rotarian Diana, a member for 15 years, was the guest speaker and she presented to us details of the latest project: ‘Water Bores for Tanzania, Global Grant Application’. It was of great interest to hear about this project because of the massive positive impact it will have on the lives of almost 1,200 Tanzanians who currently do not have access to clean water. It is also a project that our club is supporting and has of course, contributed $10,000 from the funds raised at this year’s Friendship Ball. In addition, it is a great example of collaboration with other
Rotary Clubs such as Central Launceston, the Rotary Club of Igoma (host club in
Tanzania, who will also prepare the community assessment), The Peter Hewitt Care for Africa Foundation and RAWCS. The project will fund ten water bores with nine using manual pumps and one based on a solar pump. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in Africa and the Tarime district where our Rotarian Diana has been involved through Care for Africa for over 16 years, will be the main beneficiary.
As a member of the Rotary Club of South Launceston, I am very proud to be part of this project and I am sure all of you will join me in sharing the same feeling.
Without a doubt, we are very active in serving communities, through Rotary!
Yours in Rotary,