The Rotary Club of Osborne Park have long been supporters of the Salvation Army and of Foodbank.  This year we have had 2 projects to fundraise and supply them with non-perishable goods for food hampers.
Our first Fundraising program was a very successful Italian Night, held at the Colin Moore Community Centre, which is operated by RCOP, with support from City of Stirling.  About 50 people attended the night and enjoyed a wonderful array of Italian food; Lasagne, Ravioli and Gnocchi. 
This was matched with some delightful Italian wines, Australian grown grapes of course.  The evening was supported by 2 of our members providing home-made limoncello (very potent) with a blind tasting  competition to determine the winner. The makers were of Italian and British ancestry, the POMS won!  The fund raising was supported by an auction of various items that were donated by members.  Over $2,500 was raised and donated to Foodbank which can supply over 5,000 meals.
Joining us at the function as our guest were Janice and Carol from Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a registered charity offering support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis.  President Peter presented them with a cheque for $1,000 to assist them during the Christmas period.  
The second project was the collection of non-perishable foods donated by members and friends. We collected about 2 car loads of goods from our generous members and our liaison member, Terry Jones, delivered them to the Salvation Army headquarters in Newcastle Street. 
The generosity of our members and friends of Rotary is much appreciated and through our coordinated efforts we are able to give other members of the Perth community a very Happy Christmas.
The opportunity to serve is part of the Rotary motto.  Our club displays passion and enthusiasm while having great fun at the same time.