Water station springs to life

THIRSTY WORK: Rotarian Nicole George gives the water station a work out at a recent soccer match.

THIRSTY WORK: Rotarian Nicole George gives the water station a work out at a recent soccer match.

The last project of the Rotary Club of South Nowra before its merger with the Rotary Club of Nowra in July was a water project – fitting given that Rotary started with a water project in 1905 in Chicago. 

After participating in the Huskisson Market Day for a number of years South Nowra Rotarians became aware that the only drinking water supplies for sports persons and others filling their water bottles at the Huskisson Sports Ground were located in the public toilets adjacent to the grounds.

They negotiated an arrangement with Shoalhaven Water whereby the Rotary Club would raise $5,500 dollars to purchase and sign write the water station and Shoalhaven Water committed to install and maintain it.

This partnership project was completed in June and at the recent market day Shoalhaven Water representative, Tony Holmes and Immediate past president of the former Rotary Club of South Nowra were joined by other Nowra Rotarians to officially commission the water station.