Just a small taste of the projects that our members have been involved in ...
Buy One More
In 2010, a visiting German Rotaractor told us about a project that her home club ran, and so the "Buy One More" project was born. The idea is to stand outside a supermarket and ask entering shoppers to buy one, or more, extra non-perishable items and donate them to Rotaractors waiting outside.
Supported by Woolworths at Subiaco Square, donations go towards Homeless Connect and/or the Salvation Army.
Subiaco Craft Fair
Organising the Kids Korner at the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay's annual Subiaco Craft Fair is a highlight of the club's year. Each year we have lines of children waiting to have their faces painted and happy parents watching their children make egg carton caterpillars and toilet roll dogs.
Sex and The City Movie Nights
The males of the club are hoping that the decision-makers in Hollywood don't decide to make a third movie about this wonderful TV show. In 2008 we held a fundraiser movie night for the original Sex and The City movie and it was a sell out so we organised another fundraiser for the sequel. Profits from the first movie went towards our Kids 4 Kids project, and profits from the second was donated to Food Water Shelter.
Since 2007, club members (and a wonderful mother) have been cooking and selling Christmas cakes. In 2010 we sold 200 cakes with all profits going towards club projects. 2011 was also very successful, with 150 cakes sold.
Subiaco Street Fair
This was a great opportunity to sell our greeting cards as part of our Kids 4 Kids project. The front of the10 greeting cards are designed by students from Scarborough Primary School with 100% of proceeds going towards the provision of teddy bears for West Australian foster children so that they can have a cuddly companion in difficult times.
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
2012 - This year we were allocated streets at the Rokeby Road end of Subiaco. We had perfect Autumn weather and residents were very generous in their support for the Salvos.
2011 - We managed to raise $892.05 from our annual door knocking in Daglish. It was a nice sunny day and everyone was so happy to see us. Thank you to the Daglish residents for your contributions!
2010 - It was another fantastic year, with the residents of Daglish once again giving generously. The highlight was being told by one wonderful woman that she had been waiting to go out until after we had visited. We collected $1,280.
2009 - This year the club received a letter of thanks from the Salvation Army for being involved with the Red Shield Appeal for a decade. For the first three years, our members collected in northern Subiaco, however for the past seven years we have been allocated the same area in Daglish. It is lovely when residents remember us from last year. Thanks to all of our members, past and present, who have volunteered their time so generously.
2008 - Great work everyone who collected for the Red Shield Appeal. The heavens smiled and it stopped raining for 24hrs, so it was a beautiful stroll around the streets of Daglish. Remember every $1 counts, even if it is in 5c coins!!
“What was the headline on the front page of today’s The West Australian newspaper?”
That was the question that launched our quiz night for Opportunity International. MC’d with aplomb by Lauren and Cynthea, the 130 attendees enjoyed eight rounds of questions; played table games and ‘head and tails’; rolled coins to win a magnum of wine, and won some awesome prizes.
Thanks to Kath and her crew at the Irish Club for donating the venue and providing such awesome hospitality. And a huge thanks to our sponsors – Supa Golf, Waldecks, Fleastoppers, Dragonfly on Rokeby, Great Southern Group, Harbourne & Cambridge Cellars and Sports Fever – success of fundraising events is just not possible without your generosity.
In 2007, and again in 2009, the Rotaract Club of Subiaco presented the Department of Child Protection with 100 teddy bears. The teddy bears are given to foster children when they are removed from their parents or placed in a new home. This is just a small gesture to attempt to make the transition a little easier for children who often have no possessions with them when they are removed from their family.
Many, many sausage sizzles...
Sausage sizzles are a great fundraiser and always a team effort. Over the past couple of years we have done sizzles at the Claremont Craft Fair, Halloween at Party Town, Carine Community Fair and Bunnings.