EXAMPLE: For several years, a very public-spirited group in Burnie has arranged fun events for the community. In 2019, our Club assisted at one such event, the House of Horrors, and received about $11,800 to distribute with a focus on health-related charities. Of this amount, $2,500 was used to fund an indigenous student to undertake tertiary training in nursing. A further $2,500 helped fund the Hellyer College Driver Training student assistance scheme. $1,000 was allocated to Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and a $3,300 donation assisted the Strike It Out community organisation, which distributes food and goods to the homeless in the Burnie area.
EXAMPLE: For over 30 years, we have arranged an annual Charities Golf Day, usually at Seabrook Golf Club. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, the amounts raised were $8,800, $7,500 and $9,900 respectively. Funds raised are allocated to various local community needs.
EXAMPLE: In 2020, Burnie Rotary Club organised “Don’t Meth With Me” to present a message to Year 10 students of the dangers of Methamphetamine use. Teachers and students from three Burnie area schools attended. Some of the presenters came from interstate and all were deeply involved in handling and treating users of Meth – a.k.a. “Ice”; they pulled few punches and showed graphic videos. Each student received a printed booklet summarising the presentations in a clear and simple format. The response from schools was very supportive and we were asked to repeat the event in 2021 and include students from several more NW area schools. Covid-19 put an end to that plan; however, we continue to seek ways of expanding the message in our area.
EXAMPLE: In 2012, our club began sponsoring a student at the Rural Clinical School (formerly the Rural Medical School) in Burnie. Students were invited to apply and the chosen recipient was selected after interviews of all applicants. The student received $2,500 in each of the last two years of their studies. In February 2022, we selected our sixth lucky student doctor. The club sees this incentive as a way of encouraging would-be doctors to value rural medical practice as a worthy career.
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The Burnie City Council serves a municipality of 19,000 people. It is governed by nine councillors, who each serve a four-year term and has a staff of around 150 people.
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Burnie is the gateway toTasmania’s wilderness; beaches, pure air, rich land, great produce and experiences.
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Burnie gets its fair share of weather. For pilots and other mere mortals, this site provides an extensive array of information on what to expect each hour for the next ten (10) days.
We have a thriving agricultural community. Farmers and other stick-in-the-muds can find what they need via this Elders Weather site.