Editorial September 28, 2012

BEING a fairly small town Esperance is fortunate to have the support of so many active service clubs.

We have the Lions Club, Apex and the two Rotary clubs: the Rotary Club of Esperance and Esperance Bay Rotary Club.

These clubs offer members the opportunity to not only enjoy each others’s company but also to really make a difference to other people in town.

They are the perfect example of the excellent results that can come from people working together as a group.

Giving something back to the community is the driving force behind these service clubs and members frequently work hard and selflessly volunteering their time on the many and various projects that the clubs undertake.

The Rotary Club of Esperance celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend and in doing so celebrated everything the club has done for Esperance over the past half century, including the Rotary Lookout, Nursing Home, Rotary built house on Warrington Street, Triplex units on Randell Street, Adverntureland Park Playground, Cemetary Gazebo, George Graham Rotary Pavillion at the Showgrounds, community sign boards, the Tourist Bureau and the Rotary Shed.

These are great achievements but, of course, the Rotary Club of Esperance is not alone in having completed many successful projects around town.

However there is always a need for new members and all of the Esperance service clubs are looking to keep their membership numbers up and are especially keen to involve younger people in their clubs.

It would be a good thing, not only for the clubs but the whole of Esperance, if more people who are prepared to carry on the tradition of service to the community, would make a commitment to the town’s service clubs.

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