Darby River, Wilsons Prom - credit: Zac Porter

Moto GP Event Assistance

Nov 2023

Thanks to Peter Tilley, Lyn Linton and Bruce Standfield for volunteering to help out at the Moto GP event at Phillip Island Saturday 21 October. The group answered the call for assistance from the Rotary Club of Phillip Island who welcomed extra car parking attendants and marshals to help with the busy crowds on the day.

Despite a late start due to a very slow traffic queue when approaching the racing circuit, we were finally able to get to work ensuring patrons and staff were guided to their appropriate places. Luckily, the weather was fine, unlike the following day when the event was cancelled due to rain and gale force winds.

It turned out to be a well organised combined Rotary event which allowed the Phillip Island, Wonthaggi and Foster clubs to share the load and enjoy the opportunity of working and interacting together.

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.

Young Writer Competition 2023

Aug 2023

Communication skills are one of the most sought after and useful skills that young people can demonstrate. The Young Writer competition provides an opportunity for the young people of Foster Secondary College to put their creative skills to the test.

Competition Theme 2023 - 'Volunteers'

The Challenge:

To produce an original piece of writing around the theme of 'Volunteers'.

The entry may be fiction prose, non-fiction prose or a poem which relates to the theme.

Up to a maximum 500 words for prose
Up to a maximum 40 lines for poetry
No pictures or drawings to be part of entry
All entries to be type written and submitted electronically.

Market Day and Firewood Raffles

Mar 2023

The Foster community has supported the Rotary Club over many years through their firewood raffle and Rotarians selling raffle tickets next to the firwood trailer is a familiar sight in Foster. Foster Rotary in partnership with other local groups also conducts one of the most successful open markets across the South Gippsland Cluster and wider area.