House debates

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Statements by Members

Rotary Club of Five Dock

1:56 pm

Photo of Fiona MartinFiona Martin (Reid, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I would like to commend the Rotary Club of Five Dock on the 15th annual charity golf day. The golf day is a club tradition, with a focus on community, connection and charitable giving. I would like to congratulate President Stephen Taranto, Secretary Alan Laughlin and the members of the board for organising this successful event under COVID restrictions. It allowed our community to come together socially, especially in a time that's been isolating for many of us and has made community engagement difficult. More importantly, it was a fantastic fundraising event. The charity event raised over $16,000, and these funds have been dedicated to the Concord Cancer Centre, which provides vital treatment and care for cancer patients and engages in important research through world-leading clinical trials. In addition to this, funds will allow the Rotary Club of Five Dock to continue their community projects and initiatives, like the Australian Rotary Health detour house, the seed harvest project, the Rivendell mental health centre and the ShelterBox just to name a few. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Five Dock on this outstanding result. I look forward to supporting them further in the years to come.