What We Do

flower_editedEach Rotary Club is committed to engaging in a wide range of community service projects in our four main avenues of service:  Community, International, Vocational and Youth, along with a commitment to ‘Rotary Foundation’.

We are always looking for suggestions and ideas on better ways to serve our community and improve the world.

Please feel free to support any of the charities and organisations we support.  We will provide links, where possible.

If you would like us to consider supporting your organisation, please check our get involved page or contact us.

Current Community Programs

Twilight Markets

Wollongong Twilight Markets are held on the 1st Friday of every month from October to March.  Held on Flagstaff Hill, Marine Drive, Wollongong from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, the markets offer a great opportunity for friends, couples and families to enjoy the camaraderie of food, drink and entertainment.

All fees collected from the vendors plus takings from the bucket at our stall help fund Rotary projects. For more information contact Tracy Preston on 0413 018 874 or go to the Wollongong Twilight Markets facebook page to find out more.

Ride 4 Rotary

Ride 4 Rotary is a fun cycling ride specifically raising funds Southern Youth and Family Services. Held annually in April at the Unanderra Velodrome, 195 -197 Princes Highway Unanderra. To find out more, click here

Corrimal Rotary Charity Golf Day

Our Charity Golf Day is held annually in October at the Russel Vale Golf Course. Players enjoy an Ambrose competition with teams of 4 and finish with a BBQ lunch. Sponsorship of holes is available with all funds raised donated to local and national charities as well other Rotary projects.

Imagination Library

The Imagination Library programme improves early childhood literacy for children by giving them a free, high-quality, age-appropriate book each month from birth to age 5.  This project is the result of a collaborative effort by Illawarra’s Rotary Clubs in partnership with United Way Australia, a not-for-profit which is licensed to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library here.  More information on this programme can be found here.

Bowelscan

Bowel Cancer is the 2nd biggest killer behind Lung Cancer in Australia and is unfortunately a disease that no-body likes to talk about.

Bowelscan, is a self-screening programme that is run in April-May each year.  Kits are sold at local pharmacies and shopping centres in Illawarra area which have easy to use instructions.  This year we tested 1,037 kits with 69 cases or 6.7% of positive tests returned. If detected early, bowel cancer is easy to find and easy to treat. Click here for more information

Dream Cricket

Dream Cricket is a program for children with physical, sensory and/or intellectual disabilities. It uses specially adapted cricket activities to help the children develop skills such as balance, movement and hand-eye coordination. It also builds confidence and self esteem, and judging by the happy faces is a lot of fun.

A wonderful aspect is that senior high school students help with each of the activities so they share the day and gain an understanding of the difficulties that some children experience.

We hold a clinic annually, usually in March/April in the grounds of Fairy Meadow Demonstration School.  For more information about the program, or to inquire about participation, contact us by email.

BBQ

Like many Rotary Clubs, Corrimal has its own BBQ caravan. It is used for many community events including the Wollongong Relay for Life walk & Spring into Corrimal family festival.

The Caravan will be found in the Wollongong Mall at the Gateway Corner during the Annual Wollongong Santa Claus Pub Crawl in December.

Consider us when choosing a caterer for your next event.  we are able to cater for your barbecue needs, large or small, at competitive prices. Whether you gather as a small informal group or are planning a large state or national sporting event we are able to provide for your catering needs. We have a purpose-built mobile catering service including:

A caravan with a five burner BBQ plate or an additional portable BBQ plate

A Portable cool-room and generator to provide electricity

So if you are planning an event where you require managed catering services, please consider us. Any profits are deployed on community projects both in Australia and overseas and all Club Members volunteer their time.

If you would like more information or would like us to quote for your next barbecue please contact us.