Local police officers are some of the
hardest working members of our community. They provide many thankless
hours as part of their role to protect and serve people just like you
and me. This is your opportunity to nominate an officer who has shown
dedication to duty to provide assistance, protection or care for
Members of the community can nominate Officers they deem are worthy of the Community Award and Police can nominate their peers for the Peer Award category.
Each year Rotary clubs can participate in a number of Youth Programs designed to enhance young lives. Below is a selection of programs that we hope young people on the Coffs Coast and within our Rotary District might want to be involved in:
The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
The Coffs Coast Ocean swim is a fun, charity fundraising event which offers participants a choice of three distances which caters for both the novice and the more competitive with a 250 metre, 600 metre and two kilometre swim. There's never any shortage of swimmers among the hundreds of competitors each year who tackle all three events.
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak plays a fundamental role in organising the annual Coffs Coast Ocean Swims, with members working tirelessly on the day to register swimmers and co-ordinate each event.
Chiedza Child Care Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe was founded in response to the escalating need to practical help for disadvantaged children. The Centre aims to provide a caring home for vulnerable children and to assist the carers of children in dire circumstances with immediate needs while empowering them through income generating projects.
Project Volunteers is the name now given to the well established FAIM program which relates to the Fourth Object of Rotary. The first team of 47 Rotarians went to Indonesia in 1964 on a goodwill mission with work as the meeting point.
The concept of volunteers going to a developing country to provide facilities and skills training became so successful that in 1971 FAIM (Fourth Avenue in Motion) became a national organisation.
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak have worked for many years fundraising and organising for this project. The aim of the Towers of Strength project is the construct Life Saving towers on beaches in Sawtell, Park Beach x2, Diggers Beach and other locations.