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Article written by Sue Davies, Lara District Rotary


The Rotaract Club of Deakin University (now known as Rotaract Club of Barwon) recently hosted a special fund raising event for the Give Where You Live May Day Appeal.

On Saturday, May 18th 2013 , Rotaract Club of Deakin University hosted an afternoon tea at the Highton Bowls Club. The event received wide support from local Rotary clubs, with members of different Geelong Rotary clubs attending as well as family & friends.

Attentive members of the Rotaract Club of Deakin University served tea, coffee & scones with cream and jam to go. The side tables were laden with beautifully presented high tea cakes & slices. Raffle prizes, scones & condiments for the event were generously donated by local sponsors.

The chosen venue of the Highton Bowls Club was airy, had plenty of natural light and was perfect for a lovely afternoon tea where people could relax and enjoy the fundraising event. As an added attraction, guests were able to play a game of bowls if they so desired.

Give Where You Live” is Geelongs well known philanthropic organisation and was, previously known as United Way Geelong. Its stated mottos are Geelong People helping Geelong people” & “Together we achieve more.

It aims to make a difference to the broader Geelong Community to reduce disadvantages in the areas of education, income and health via funding support to the organisations seventy community partner organisations.

Brendan Holland, President of Rotaract Club of Deakin University said the decision to hold this special event was based on the club’s firm belief that By supporting Give Where You Live we will make a positive difference to lives of many in Geelong.
The President and members of the Rotaract Club of Deakin University would like to thank their sponsors and everyone who attended for making this fund raising event a success.

A total of $653.35 was raised at this event and presented to Mr Bill Mithen, CEO,Give Where You Liveby President of Rotaract Club of Deakin University, Mr Brendan Holland.

The Geelong Community is the ultimate winner.

Click here for photos of the afternoon tea.