Rotary’s District Governor visits to discuss drought help

The Rotary District Governor of the 9670 district, which takes in a wide area including Cobar, was in Cobar recently to discuss the Cobar Club’s Drought Relief Program.

District Governor Graeme Hooper and his partner Sue met with members to find out first hand what the Rotary Club of Cobar had been doing to help local farmers.

Rotary Club of Cobar secretary Gordon Hill said the Mr Hopper was keen to hear what Cobar Rotary had been doing to support local farmers through the supply of fodder, grocery packs, bottled water and fuel and food vouchers.

“The visitors were taken out to Nymagee to look first hand at the effects of the drought on local properties and to meet local farmers and listen to their stories,” Mr Hill said.

Mr Hill said the official visit by the District Governor was also an opportunity to discuss the Cobar club’s Development Plan for 2019-20.

Cobar club president Peter Patton briefed Mr Hooper about their plans to recruit more members, particularly young members, into the club.

The Cobar club currently has 10 active members, however Mr Parton aims to grow club membership over the coming year which will ensure vital Rotary programs, such as the Drought Relief Program, will continue.

Mr Hill said Cobar Rotary will continue to assist farmers in the district with drought relief support and he praised the ongoing support the club has had from organisations such as the CWA, other Rotary Clubs and various charities across Australia.

He said any local farmers in need are encouraged to contact the Rotary Club of Cobar and they will do what they can to help.