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Rainbow Lorikeet - credit: Chris Charles

Promontory Produce and Craft Markets

The markets are the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Foster. Held six times a year, the markets are located at the Foster Showgrounds featuring over 200 stalls. The Market celebrated its 40th birthday on 30 December 2018.

The club works in partnership with the Toora Lions Club under the management of the Market Committee. All funds raised are divided between the two clubs and used to support the local community and humanitarian projects.

The Rotary Train is a feature of the markets, taking hundreds of children for a ride around the football oval and raising money for local organisations supporting children and youth. For the past two years the funds have been used to buy books for the parents of new-born babies at South Gippsland Hospital - the books have been written by note local children's author Alison Lester.


Youth Programs

We participate in Rotary programs to develop leadership skills and promote world peace and understanding. This year, we have a student on exchange in Canada through the Youth Exchange Program.

The Club also supports the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) and work with our local schools to invite applicants for Science and leadership programs throughout the year.

Interested young people may contact the President or secretary for more information about Rotary programs for youth.


International & Disaster Aid

A small and dedicated group of knitters in Foster make jumpers for children in Africa and using the Rotary network, these are forwarded to several countries in Africa.

Each year, we contribute funds towards Disaster Aid Australia. In 2016, the club has already sent funds to support the people of Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. In addition the Club supports the SkyHydrant programme which provides clean water to communities.

 


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Volunteer of the Year Award 2023

Oct 2023

This year, the Rotary Club of Foster will be recognising an outstanding local volunteer by presenting them with an award for their exceptional contribution to the Foster Community throughout the year 2023.

These guidelines provide information about the Volunteer of the Year Award 2023, how to submit a nomination and the eligibility criteria.

The award will be in the form of a certificate of achievement and a $500 cash donation to the awardee's charity of choice and will be presented on or around the Australia Day Celebrations in Foster on 26 January 2024. Details to be announced.

Only volunteers are eligible.

Volunteers are considered to be individuals who are not paid for their activities and efforts on behalf of the community (apart from reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred).

The national definition of volunteering states:

"Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain."

Nominated persons for the Volunteer of the Year Award are expected to have demonstrated involvement with or participation in the Foster Community in 2023.