The Rotary Club of South Perth-Burswood meets Wednesday mornings, 7am (for a 7:20am start) @ the Atrium Restaurant in the Crown Perth Complex, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood. Cost - $25pp.
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The Southside Penrhos Wesley (SSPW) Swim Club Schools Challenge is an annual Swimming Carnival coordinated and hosted SSPW (a community based swimming club run entirely by a volunteer committee). The event has been running for 19 years and the Rotary Club of South Perth - Burswood are the major sponsor for 2016. The event is volunteer community driven and brings together youth and adults in a positive, safe and friendly competition.
Students from local Primary Schools in years 3 to 6 participate in the SSPW Schools Challenge and swim in age groups. Participating local schools include: Como Primary, South Perth Primary, Kensington Primary, St Pius X (Manning), St Columba’s, Applecross Primary, Mt Pleasant Primary, Penrhos College and Wesley College.
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. The Rotary Club of South Perth-Burswood have to date proudly donated seven boxes to Shelterbox, which have reached destinations across the globe, including Sudan, El Salvador, Turkey, Thailand and Ethiopia, with emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies. Our latest donated box (number 11409) is awaiting deployment, eventually providing lifesaving shelter to a family who have lost everything. For more information go to ShelterBox.You can even track where our latest donated box is eventually delivered to.
Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years. Find out more at End Polio