The Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW

A Rotary club was chartered in Parkes on March 27, 1939. That same year Poland was invaded on 1st September marking the outbreak of World War II.
Membership of the Rotary Club of Parkes brings opportunities for both fellowship and service.
Rotary clubs are self-governing but also form part of Rotary International. National and international networks enable Rotary clubs and Rotary members to pursue service work not only in their local community but also nationally and internationally. We are fortunate to live in a relatively wealthy country, so our national and international work is usually focused on helping others less fortunate.
National and international science schools, leadership programs, a safe driving program, and involvement with the Parkes Police Citizens Youth Club form part of the club's youth service work.
We support - and sometimes partner with - local service groups and charities including Anglicare, Engedi, St Vincent de Paul, CanAssist, Cancer Care Western NSW, the Que  Club, the View Club, the Action Club, and the Lachlan Reconciliation Group to fundraise and organise or support local activities. 
Photo L to R: Cliff Cowell and John Short
Rotarians and members of Men's Sheds from Parkes and Forbes have collaborated to make bird nest boxes for fire-affected bushland on the South Coast of NSW.
Seventy-five bird boxes were constructed.
Rotary Clubs of the Sapphire Coast will install the nest boxes to replace the natural hollows which were destroyed or damaged in the devastating bushfires of 2019-2020.
Drought 2019
Photo: ABC
Rotarians in First World countries like Australia often work to provide assistance to those in countries less fortunate through programs like  Rotary Austalia World Community Service, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children, Rotary Foundation, and Polio Plus.
In 2018 and 2019 things worked the other way: drought-stressed communities and rural workers in the Parkes local government area (LGA) benefitted from donations made by Australian and international Rotary clubs.
Frode has arrived in Parkes from Denmark.
Rotary Changeover Board 2023-2024
Pictured is the Board for 2023-2024:
Colin Offner, Mark Ritchie, Peter Thompson, Gareme Hunter, Charlie Pecenka and David Hughes.
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