Rotary’s drought relief topped up with a $6,000 donation

President of the Mt Waverley Rotary Club Beth Merkus presenting a $6,000 donation for drought relief to the president of Cobar Rotary Club Peter Patton last week.

The Rotary Club of Cobar’s Drought Relief Project fund received a top up with a $6,000 donation from the Mt Waverley Rotary Club in Melbourne last week.

Mt Waverley club president Beth Merkus and fellow club member Loretta Crew travelled to Cobar to deliver the donation to the Cobar club to assist with their ongoing drought relief program.

Cobar Rotarians Gordon and Therese Hill  briefed the visitors on the Rotary program which has been ongoing since October 2018.

The Melbourne visitors had the opportunity to visit a local farming property to see for themselves first hand the effect the drought is having on local families.

The pair were also keen to meet some of the district’s farmers and hear their stories.

The Mt Waverley Rotary Club is one of several Rotary clubs supporting Cobar farmers.

Mr Hill reports another welcome donation of $2,000 was also recently received from the Keilor East Rotary Club in Melbourne for the Drought Relief Program.

He said a B Triple road train load of fodder containing 85 large bales was delivered to 16 needy farmers around Cobar and along the Louth Road north west of the town last Thursday.

“Recent rainfall in that location has put a smile on the face of the farmers but more is needed before the drought is over,” Mr Hill said.