Rotary Club reaches half-tonne

Rotary Club of Cockburn members celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Rotary Club of Cockburn members celebrating their 50th anniversary.

THE Rotary Club of Cockburn has notched up half a century of community contributions.

The club celebrated its 50th anniversary and recognised their years of dedication to improving the local area with a recent member’s dinner.

Long-time Rotarian and former president Peter Hodgson said the club estimated they had spent more than $1 million within Cockburn over the past 50 years.

“We’re not a charity organisation, we’re an organisation who tries to improve things,” he said.

“We’re not necessarily there to prop things up, we’re not a servant of the poor, our focus is trying to make the world a better place.”

Mr Hodgson said while the club’s membership base had dwindled in recent years, their resolve to improve the local community remained evergreen.

“We don’t have a population of people at the moment coming through, we’re in the process of trying to redefine ourselves and find our relevance within the community and then communicate what we’re actually doing,” he said.

“We contribute to world programs as well as local, but to continue to do that we need more bodies on the floor to help with our projects.”

The Rotary Club is seeking to build its membership base and Mr Hodgson urged anyone interested to contact him on 0451 306 423.

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