A donation by the Rotary Club of Cobar will be of great help to the Cobar Cadet Unit on their field exercises.
The Rotary Club of Cobar’s past president Gordon Hill said the club had been successful in an obtaining a Rotary District 9670 grant to purchase equipment for the unit as identified by the Cadet officers.
The grant of $2,035 has purchased a portable hand washing station to enhance personal hygiene for cadets while camping in the bush and will also provide a solar lighting system for the storage container at the cadets’ drill hall in Brennan Street.
“The Cobar Rotary Club has contributed 25 per cent of the cost of the grant from funds raised locally and the remainder of the equipment and lighting costs had come from the Rotary District grant,” Mr Hill said.
Incoming Rotary Club of Cobar president elect Tony Punzet said this was the third hand washing station the Cobar club has provided for local community groups.
“Two other units have previously been provided to the Cobar Public School in recent years and meets one of the Rotary International priorities for improving communities, being sanitation and water.
“The Cobar Rotary Club, while only small in number, is keen to support community groups where it can to make Cobar a better place to live,” Mr Punzet said.