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page two Some of our projects, past and present: Local
In December 1921 we took 200 children from the Queensberry St State School to Carrum beach. It was our very first project and a first for many of the children who enjoyed a ride in a car and a visit to the seaside.
In 1925 the Rotary Club of Melbourne raised thirteen thousand pounds to found a secretariat for the Boy Scouts in Melbourne, enabling its re-establishment after the loss of many of its leaders in World War I.
We were significantly involved in the establishment and maintenance of the apprenticeship system in Victoria, a hugely important initiative in the history of employment in Victoria.
The Rotary Club of Melbourne has partnered with the Baker Medical Research Institute to bring a variety of projects to fruition.
With the Salvation Army we pioneered the Youth Program.
With the Wesley Central Mission we pioneered Lifeline.
We’ve supported the Very Special Kids Program.
We established the Donydji Homelands educational facility in Arnhem Land.