Rotary news | New viewing platform and an anniversary

LOOKOUT: Rotary Club of Oberon president Brenda Lyon, Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and president elect Glen Stewart.
LOOKOUT: Rotary Club of Oberon president Brenda Lyon, Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and president elect Glen Stewart.

THE Rotary Club of Oberon is busy measuring and planning for a new viewing platform thanks to funding through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.

A grant of $14,800 will be used to construct a viewing platform with disabled access at the current Rotary Lookout on the Abercrombie Road.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole visited club members on location to deliver the news.

“Rotary clubs are a vital part of our local communities and a great example of business, professional and community leaders working together to make their communities a better place to live,” he said.

“This funding will see a plan come to fruition with the construction of a viewing platform with disabled access and landscaping at the current Rotary lookout.

“This is a place the whole of the community can enjoy as well as visitors to the area.”

The CBP forms a partnership between the NSW Government and community organisations to develop projects that need funding support.

The 2017 program has provided $300,000 to support community-based initiatives across the Bathurst electorate, Mr Toole said.

“If you are a community-based organisation with a project that will benefit your group and the wider community, I encourage you to visit the website at www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au to learn more,” he said.

Applications for the 2018 program will be called for in mid-2018.

ANNIVERSARY

THE Rotary Club of Oberon will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, February 17.

If you are a past member or know of any past members and would like to celebrate with the club, please contact Brenda Lyon on 0418 629 073.

AUTUMN DINNER

THE Rotary Club of Oberon will hold an autumn dinner at the RSL club on Tuesday, March 13 at 6.30pm.

The guest speaker will be federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee. Community members are invited to attend. RSVP to Kay Jones on 0431 395 359 or 6336 106.