For well over 20 years the Rotary Club of Moruya have been attending The Moruya Jockey Club meets.
Rotary president Pauline Gleeson said the clubs race-day canteen is their primary source of income.
“It sure beats selling raffle tickets,” Ms Gleeson said.
“We cater every meet through the year.
“The profits we make here go back to the community,” she said.
Ms Gleeson said over three-quarters of the funds raised go to Eurobodalla-based programs.
“We have a strong youth program,” Ms Gleeson said.
“Every year we send three students to Old Parliament House for the Model United Nations program: the kids get to represent a country.
“This year, three Moruya High students represented Syria.
“What a great experience for them,” she said.
Ms Gleeson said other support includes the opportunity for students to attend the National Science Forum and overseas youth exchanges.
“We flew a student out to Italy yesterday,” Ms Gleeson said.
Ms Gleeson joined Rotary in 2010.
“Thanks to Rotary I am president of a Non Government Organisation in Nepal,” Ms Gleeson said.
“Helping Rotary is my way of thanking them for that opportunity and to give back to the community.”
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