The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay was chartered in 1979. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday morning of each month at 7.00 for 7.20 for a one hour breakfast meeting at the excellent Matilda Bay Restaurant. We regularly have guest speakers who are interesting, challenging or inspirational – or all three! The atmosphere of our meetings is bright, full of fun and good friendship.
When there is a fifth Wednesday in the month our meetings are held via Zoom
The Rotary Club of Matilda Bay supports projects on three levels – local, national and international.
Locally, we support community causes including University Camp for Kids, Wheelchairs for Kids, Voiceworks Plus and Foodbank.
We have a strong bond with our ‘link’ school Dianella Secondary College. We sponsor some of their students
in programs of personal development, driver education and public speaking.
30+ years ago we established a Memorial Garden at the King Edward Memorial Hospital where the ashes of
stillborn babies are interred. It was upgraded over 10 years ago at a cost of $70,000 and a further major upgrade
is being planned. We maintain it so that families can return to this beautiful, quiet and peaceful garden.
Nationally, Australian Rotary Health is a major sponsor of health research and scholarships, donating some
$3m annually. Currently the Fund’s focus is on mental health and we have supported health scholarship recipients. Currently we are supporting an Aboriginal student who is studying medicine at UWA.
Internationally, larger sustainable projects are often undertaken in conjunction with other clubs.
• We support Rotary’s global Polio Eradication program which is eradicating poliomyelitis – 99.9% of this
dreaded paralysing disease has been eliminated with over 2 billion children immunised globally.
• We fund Shelterboxes to rapidly provide shelter to families following natural disasters.
• We have sponsored a Rotary Youth Exchange student to be hosted for 12 months by a Rotary club
in an overseas country. In return, we delight in hosting an outstanding overseas high school student
for a year in the homes of our members.
In addition, Rotarians donate to The Rotary Foundation which provides funding for a huge range of
Humanitarian and Educational programs as well as for our wonderful Peace Fellowships. These programs
each support, by funding, Rotarians’ goals of worldwide understanding, goodwill and peace.
We are very proud of all that the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay achieves by providing help where it is most
needed in our local, national and global communities – and we have fun at the same time!
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