The Rotary Club of Wauchope is a non-profit community service organisation, working in the Wauchope and surrounding communities for 67 years. Last year the group performed 674 hours of service, a mighty effort for 26 members. The group played an important role assisting in the planning and development of the very well used Blackbutt Off Leash Dog Park. Drought Relief programs have also been supported with over $4000 being donated to date.
Past President Reg Pierce, through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), administered the distribution of over $1.Bmil via vouchers to farmers in drought declared areas. In partnership with Real Dairy Australia, Wauchope
Rotary established the 'Hay for Farmers' program. Through funding from RAWCS, 3 B-double loads of hay for Hastings and Manning dairy farmers were purchased. Wauchope Rotary members have helped staff the food distribution centre at the Cameron St Rural Fire Service, Wauchope.
Wauchope Rotary supports the program for homeless people 'Wauchope at 3' by donating food items and financial donations and providing a venue for their Christmas luncheon. In this past year, the group sponsored attendance at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Luminosity, RyMarine and conducted a public speaking program for high school students and co-sponsored an international youth exchange from Germany and a Norwegian youth exchange.
Wauchope Rotary is known for its energetic support of other community events, programs and groups through volunteer works or donations. Examples include the Wauchope Farmer's Markets, the Port Macquarie Foreshore Markets,
Wauchope Moto Fest, Riding for the Disabled -Wauchope, Sailability-PMQ Branch and Lifeline just to list a few.
Congratulations Wauchope Rotary Club on your worthy nomination for the 2020 Port Macquarie-Hastings Community Group of the Year Award.