The Rotary Club of Macksville was chartered in 1955. Since that time the club has continued to support its communities – local, national and global – with projects and fundraising by following the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”.
District 9650 Governor 2015/16 – Maurie Stack and Deidre
2015/16 Club Office Bearers
President – Paul Welsh, Secretary – Rod Edwards, Treasurer – Steve Benson
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Macksville Riverside Project
The 2015 Nambucca River Festival was the occasion of the official opening of phase one of Macksville Rotary Club’s Riverside Project. Local member Melinda Pavey did the honours and to the surprise of Rotarian David Ainsworth also presented him with a Paul Harris Fellow award for his dedication and leadership in bringing this project to completion in time for it to be the star of the 2015 Festival.
David’s surprise was increased when he discovered that most of his family just happened to be town to witness the presentation!
Phase one of the project included the construction of a roofed stage on part of an existing jetty and some tiered seating adjacent which connects the footpath level in River Street to the parkland in front of the stage. Over 850 hours of volunteer work was used (about $50,000 if valued at $60/hour) plus about $10,000 in donated materials and services from community businesses.
Phase two will provide a piled pontoon structure about 25 metres upstream which will provide all tide access to the CBD for passengers of larger vessels such as river cruise boats. It is planned to have phase two completed by April 2016.
This proud Rotary project is accessing funds from the NSW State Government Better Boating Program, the Nambucca Shire Council, a District 9650 Rotary Foundation Grant and project funds from the Rotary Club of Macksville.