Our Club Projects

Shannons Country Classic Motor Show


Historically featuring more than 60 cars and 30 motorcycles spanning production dates from 1908 to 2012 Shannon’s Country Classic Motor Show is hosted by Tamworth West Rotary at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Conference Centre (TRECC) in May each year.  All tastes are catered for at the two-day show, with veteran, vintage, classic and show cars, hot rods, drag cars and classic motorcycles on display.  More than $100,000 has been distributed to local and national charities in the past 5 years from this Rotary Club of Tamworth West fund raising initiative.

Contact: Neville Evans, Tamworth West Rotary, 0407 132 115



HMAS Tamworth Memorial


On the 10 July 2011 the Rotary Club of Tamworth West unveiled the anchor on its memorial to the HMAS Tamworth at Bicentennial Park.  This memorial commemorates the HMAS Tamworth and the people who served on her between 1942 and 1946 when she acted as an escort ship to the other naval ships carrying soldiers during the Second World War. The ship was named after our city of Tamworth and ended up in the Indonesian navy before being scuttled in 1968.  The Club was honoured to have the commemoration service attended by one of the original sailors (92 years of age) who was on the HMAS Tamworth when it was first commissioned.



Art Show


The Rotary Club of Tamworth West (RCTW) will host its 14th annual art show in June 2014 to support the important work Royal Far West does caring for country kids.

Many children from Tamworth and surrounds are helped by Royal Far West each year and the support that the RCTW contributes helps to make important healthcare possible for so many country kids.  The art show has been historically held at the Tamworth Home Space Centre, 425 Goonoo Rd, Longyard. Entry is free and some of the artists generally appear during the course of the weekend to discuss works and personalise paintings.

When the show began there were about 15 children from Tamworth coming to Royal Far West for important healthcare each year. In 2011 Royal Far West cared for 144 children from the Tamworth electorate. This strong growth gives a good indication of how great demand is for the important healthcare Royal Far West offers country families.


Midnight Basketball


Midnight Basketball is a national social inclusion programme to help youth identify and embrace positive opportunities.  Dinner, compulsory life skills workshops and tournament basketball games are run in stadiums on Friday or Saturday nights from 7:30 pm till midnight followed by a bus home providing a safe and motivating environment.  It is open to youth aged 12 to 18 years.

RCTW in association with Joblink Plus provide the meals in Tamworth to assist with this community project.


Youth Insearch


Youth Insearch is a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.

It is a grass roots, early-intervention program, which works alongside welfare agencies, schools and local police to identify ‘at-risk’ youth that will benefit from the program. Its aim is to reduce crime, substance abuse, binge drinking and prevent suicide in young people, as well as enhance self-esteem and productivity through empowering youth.

A key to the success of the program is its peer to peer focus where youth who have graduated from the program return to assist and mentor the other young participants through their issues.

On the weekend programs the young people are encouraged to explore the challenges they face while meeting and discussing problems with young people who have found solutiuons to their issues.

RCTW are involved via current members Ron Carr, Graeme Mills, Kevin Carr and Mal MacPherson who are dedicated Youth Insearch volunteers and provides annual donations toward this cause.


Community Services Project – Kent St driveway for Challenge

Challenge Disability Services is a community support services group established in 1958 that has grown to become one of the largest community support service groups catering for disabled people in NSW. Our community project in 2013, the construction of an all weather driveway and covered walkway for the Challenge facility in Kent St, opposite South Tamworth swimming pool is now officially finished (with the exception perhaps of some landscaping).

The finished project

The finished project

A big thankyou must go to all members who assisted with the completion of this project, but especially to Ron Carr and Peter Dillon who donated many hours of their time and resources to reach the goal.


Community Services Project – Gunnedah Road Rotary Park – 01 October 2016

Each Rotary Club in Tamworth has a responsibility to maintain one of the Rotary Parks in Tamworth.  The Gunnedah Road Park opposite the airport is a popular park and the first main rest stop on the travellors commute into Tamworth.  The park was looking a little bit tired and in need of some TLC so with the assistance of Tamworth Regional Council providing the materials, Rotary Club Tamworth West held a number of working bees culminating on 01 October 2016 to upgrade the gardens, repaint the tractor, remove graffiti from the toilet block, mulch the beds and put fresh soft fall on the playground area.  The end result was very satisfying and for travellors entering Tamworth the Park is much more appealing.

The finished product.

The finished product.

The Little Red Tractor back to its former glory (well almost)

The Little Red Tractor back to its former glory (well almost)