In autumn and spring our club organises a market for locals to showcase and sell their locally grown produce and hand made products. There are also food stalls and entertainment as well. This is always a very popular event to raise funds for local youth and mental health projects.
With our BBQ Trailer we can cater simple food at community events upon request depending on the availability of our volunteers.
Kilter Rural with funding from VicSuper have partnered with our club to plant more than 120 native trees of a variety of species to improve the environment. Club member and agronomist Rob Sonogan provided expertise to select the right mix of species. Club members did the planting and periodic checking to ensure the seedlings are progressing. Check it out on the Benjeroop-Tresco Road at the Wells Rd intersection.
Celebrating Multiculturalism in Swan Hill,
Sunrise Rotary Club are key partners and have supported Harmony Day since its inception in 2010
Our club has provided labour, expertise and some funding to support the staff and students of the Flexible Learning Options (FLO) College to re-establish their vegetable garden. The garden provides vegetables for cooking classes and A Good Kitchen as well as being a project that can be used as part of course studies.
This program is for students aged between 15 and 17. Rotary Youth Exchange students spend up to 12 months living and studying overseas. Every year our club has nominated a local student who has been successful in winning a place in this program and we also host a student each year from overseas amongst our members. Contact us if you would like to apply or if you would be willing to host a student.
A Good Kitchen opened 2nd October 2018 offering free meals. It is located at the St Mary's Parish Centre every Tuesday night from 6-8pm. Club member Goodie Hiensch has brought this fantastic initiative to life with the assistance of volunteers from our club and the community and frequent donations from many sources.
“Colour Your Run” was a big beautiful fun run held three times here in Swan Hill. In its second & third year Sunrise Rotary was the lead organisation partnered with Lions, Swan Hill & District Health, Hospice Committee, Youth Inc, and Swan Hill Council.
Over 1200 runners of all ages completed the run around Riverside Park. With generous sponsors and community participation and support (eg Woorinen CFA provided cooling sprays from their tankers) over $40,000 was raised and distributed to the Swan Hill Hospice and Swan Hill Has Heart.
Each year the club supports the Swan Hill BPW Club (Business and Professional Women) who organise the Australia Day Community Breakfast at Riverside Park.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. It is geared to Rotarians who want to be more knowledgeable and effective leaders in their Clubs.