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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Rotary Australia receives $1 mil from Dick Smith

Dick Smith donates $1million for Rotary to continue their work in Australia!

Well-known philanthropist Dick Smith announced his donation of $1 million towards alleviating the suffering of Australians in need at the Rotary Club of Wahroonga meeting.

The funds will be distributed via a specific Rotary program developed for the cause, administered by the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS), with eligibility criteria determined by Dick and Pip Smith.

Rotary Clubs will be responsible for identifying those recognised by their local community who need support, and be willing to match the requested grant on a 50/50 basis.

The Chairman of the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society, Michael Perkins said he was grateful to Dick and Pip Smith for their generous donation and that he looks forward to seeing Rotary volunteers throughout Australia turn their project visions into reality.

The program will be launched in February 2017 and full details will be made available then. We in the Eurobodalla have the privilege of having three very strong and supportive Rotary groups in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. If you would like more information on the work that Rotary does and how you can get involved click on the town links above.

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