Rotary Club of Howrah

– a switched on club – Working for our community

 Rotary Club of Howrah is an active Club supporting all Areas of Rotary Service. In participating in these activities we encourage those offering whole Club Fellowship.

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PO Box 227 Rosny Park 7018 —  Ray  0412 772 378   Reg 0417 391 607
District 9830. Tasmania, Australia 

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Office Bearers for 2018/ 19
President: Ray Pickett  Secretary:  Glen Woolley Treasurer: Gayle SmithDirectors: Helen Murray, Roger Hawkes, Robyn Harrison, Reg Emmett Peter Lowery
Bookshop Manager    Beth Cooke

Buy an Entertaiment book from us..

A great Mothers day Present.


Look for our Secondhand book shop at Howrah Point Shopping Centre

Plenty of bargains and some treasures from $2


10 am – 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday  and Fridays,

9 am to 12 noon Saturday


Australian Fruit Wine and Cider Show and Festival

We again organised this popular event in 2019 in conjunction with Tasmanian Fruit Winemakers and Tasmanian Cider Trail.  Thanks to everyone who supported this event.Show Results
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Wooden Boat Restoration

 We’ were excited about this project in which we partnered with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival (AWBF)and the Department of Justice (Risdon Prison).

Prisoners have helped  rebuild a donated wooden boat that was named in honour of past member Dr Vanessa Goodwin. The boat was auctioned at the AWBF on Sunday 10 Feb  and funds will be put towards rehabilitation programs to which Vanessa was strongly committed.

Congratulations to Lindsay and Jo from Adelaide who purchased the dinghy.  They later sold it to Robert Archer who’s  grandfather owned the boat in 1915.

Read the article from ABC news 

More details hereRead the story of our dinghy 
Buddy Benches
Inspired by the Club’s decision to install “Buddy Benches” at several schools in the Club’s region for the 2017-2018 year  ~ the process was  recorded on behalf of the Rotary Club of Howrah  & The Clarence Plains Community Shed.

The Club saw the need to help our area’s children of today
In case they couldn’t find a friend with whom they could play.
Investigations were set, of where solutions could be sought.
The aim was ‘locals for the locals’, for any items to be bought.Local schools were sounded out if they needed a ‘buddy’ bench.
Local craftsmen were invited to use their hammer and wrench,
To compile the ‘buddy seats’ now needed at quite a few schools.
A design decided upon, down to serious work with their tools.In partnership with the local Men’s Shed, the work was begun
Many hands co-operating, to produce happiness for everyone!
The satisfaction of making buddy seats and putting them in place,
Creating that area to find a friend; that special linking space!Meetings were held, placement agreed, unique colour per school
Picked for each school’s needs, excitement in the thinking pool.
The Men’s Shed became a hive of work putting plans into action,
Ultimate goal being, to evoke many a school’s positive reaction.The anticipation was heightened when schools told of their bench.
Schools abuzz re colour, location, pouring the cement base trench!
A simple idea but so full of promise, to give loneliness ‘air’ the boot,
For the sake of happier kids, this was one great project, made to suit.

by  Rotarian George J Toepfer

Mayor Doug Chipman, Principal Jacquie Devine join Rotarians Susie and Jan and Clarendon Vale students around the buddy bench.

More details of our Buddy Bench scheme Hobart with a population of 150,000 is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest, island state.Howrah is a residential suburb of Hobart situated across the river from the city centre on the Eastern Shore. It is in the Clarence Municipality. Our members are drawn primarily from the Eastern Shore of Hobart.For over  40 years  the Rotary Club of Howrah has developed a number of local projects.  Amongst them a Barbecue at Cremorne, a shelter for the Orana Girl Guide Camp, parks and pathways at Howrah   and a Barbecue Rotunda at Wentworth Park.Some of  our newer projects are the reconstruction of the foreshore_walkway at Tranmere , the Rotuma Playground at Tranmere and an ANZAC grave restoration at Rokeby.The Rotary Club of Howrah sees support for young people as an important aspect of our community service.This year’s office bearersOffice Bearers for 2018/ 19President: Ray Pickett
Secretary:  Glen Woolley
Treasurer: Gayle Smith, Assistant Lindsay Chivers
Directors:  Helen Murray, Roger Hawkes, Robyn Harrison, Reg EmmettBookshop Manager    Beth CookeRead our weekly Bulletin
We meet every Thursday at the  Tasmanian Police Academy, Rokeby.  6:00 for 6:30pm.
The meeting generally finishes soon after 8:00pmVisitors  most welcome —
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