What is Rotary? Rotary is an organisation of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build peace and goodwill in the world. Rotary’s aim is to make the world a better place for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Rotary Club of Tamworth West is fortunate to have a sound and diverse active membership of some 70 plus members. These members are united in their dedication to raising funds and providing services to assist and help those in the local and surrounding communities less fortunate than themselves.
To this end Rotary Club of Tamworth West organises and participates in a number of local projects and fundraising services including, Midnight Basketball, Shannons Classic Motor Show and The Art Show. Funds raised are contributed toward many local and national causes including Youth Insearch, Billabong Clubhouse and Royal Far West to name a few.
As part of the process of serving the community the Club also fosters a great deal of fellowship within those members participating in the services and fundraising projects undertaken. The Club meets every Monday at 6:30 pm at the West Tamworth Bowling Club where members partake in an enjoyable evening which generally includes a meal, fellowship, volunteering for projects and tasks for the coming week/s and an interesting speaker from outside of the Club. Lifelong friendships are made within the organisation of Rotary.
In 2006 Rotary Club of Tamworth West celebrated 50 years of service to the Tamworth Community. In recognition of this milestone Club Members Bill Forrest and George Hombsch created a video of some of the memories and activities undertaken by the Club over this period. To take a walk through some of the history of the Club please take the opportunity to watch the video below.
20 January 2017 marked the donation of our 8th AED under our Donate a Battery to Jump Start a Heart with 2 more to come in February.
Leading into the start of the Country Music Festival Rotary Club of Tamworth West in conjunction with the Longyard Hotel Social Club donated two more AED’s to the Tamworth Community today.
Pictured below are Ray Nicholson and Rob Scott from Longyard Hotel Social Club and Nicole Bird from First Aid Tamworth. Recipients are Evan Brownsmith on behalf of Tamworth & District Cricket and Bob Hennessy of West Tamworth Bowling Club.
This brings the total of AED’s now donated under our Donate a Battery to Jump Start a Heart Campaign to Eight with 2 more to be donated in February.
A big thank-you to Rob and Ray and the Longyard Hotel Social Club who have generously donated $5,000 to our cause and contributed to the donations displayed.
Our goal is to place 15 AED’s into the Tamworth community by 30 June 2017. To achieve this goal we need your help. So, if you have any expired vehicle and machinery batteries please keep dropping them in to Bearfast in Taminda or Battery World in Peel Street Tamworth so we can turn these expired batteries into live saving devices.
To read more about our campaign and our other AED donations please go to our Mission heart Start page.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported this campaign.
Tamworth West Rotary to contribute proceeds raised from dead battery recycling toward placing more defibrillators in our community.
Has your Battery died? Don’t throw it away or leave it sitting in the shed gathering dust. Call Tamworth West Rotary.
Our Club Collect old Batteries as part of our fundraising each year and we would love to get your batteries.
Following a recent incident at the Tamworth Hockey Fields where a defibrillator being on hand at the Club saved the life of a 39 year old hockey player, Rotary Club of Tamworth West have decided to utilise funds raised from the sale of old batteries to contribute toward the acquisiton of defibrillators for our communities clubs, organisations and schools in need. So if your club or organisation would like assistance in acquiring a defibrillator please let us know.
To donate Batteries please see the battery drop off locations below. Any cash donations are also gratefully accepted. Your donation could help to save a life.
25 March 2017….Midnight Basket Ball
1 April 2017….Midnight Basket Ball
8 April 2017….Midnight Basket Ball
20 & 21 May 2017….Tamworth Classic Country Motor Show
RCTW Meeting Venue:
West Tamworth Bowling Club,
Time – Monday Evenings:
6:00 for 6:30 – 8 pm meeting
Members contact options for Meeting Meal Apology
to 6pm Sunday of the preceding Monday
Late Notice Phone Glen on 0408668476 to
3pm on day of meeting.
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