The challenge for many charities and not-for-profit organisations during this year has been continuing to find COVID safe and innovative ways to raise much needed funds.
The pandemic quickly put a stop to many traditional fundraising activities, despite a need for charities more than ever.
Major fundraising events have been forced to cancel, including the popular Carols by Candlelight in Tuncurry, while monthly meetings were held via Zoom.
"COVID regularlations forced the Rotary Club of Great Lakes to cancel fundraising projects over the first six months of this financial year," vice-president, Jim Morwitch said.
"Thankfully there is now a window of opportunity to resume compliant activity but we have just six months now to accelerate our endeavours to raise funds which, as always, are plowed back for community benefit," he said.
His words were echoed by president, Lyn Martyn: The Covid 19 pandemic has had many consequences and one of importance in our community is the restriction of activities which community service organisations, normally carry out to raise funds for distribution to worthy local causes.
"COVID regularlations forced the Rotary Club of Great Lakes to cancel fundraising projects over the first six months of this financial year.Jim Morwitch
However, the club has identified a project which complies with safety regulations and will enable members to raise funds for local causes.
In coming months club members will be calling on Tuncurry and Forster residents - as resources and weather permit - offering to paint house numbers on their kerbs.
"This will enhance identification of properties for emergency services, deliveries and visitors," Ms Martyn said.
Just prior to Rotarians calling to offer the service, residents will receive an informative flyer in their mailbox and this will indicate that members will shortly be in their area.
At this point, anyone wanting to make advance enquiries phone Deb Verdich on 0423 934 232.
Cost of the service will be just $5.
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