Beneficiaries 2019

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section (RFDSSE) provides 24-hour life-saving emergency evacuations and comprehensive healthcare services across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, southwest Queensland, eastern and northern South Australia.

Medical services needed by people living in rural and remote areas of Australia are no different to services required in our large cities, but the vast distances that small rural populations have to overcome to access health services, provide a real challenge.

There are the many areas the Royal Flying Doctor Service works to assist country Australians.
Their Mission Statement - To provide excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Australia is underpinned by these guiding values below . . .

  • Dedication:
    Their people are dedicated and passionate about bringing first class health and emergency services to people in the bush. They are very much part of the communities they service. ​
  • Integrity:
    The challenges of health access outside Australia’s cities make the Flying Doctor’s services vital to those who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia. Their job is all about doing all we can to improve health outcomes and save lives.
  • Innovation:
    Operating across vast distances, harsh landscapes, and in far from ideal conditions, necessitates resilience, resourcefulness, innovation and a continual striving for excellence.
  • Aeromedical Retrieval
    With a waiting room of 7.13 million square kilometres, they provide 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia.
  • GP and Nurse Clinics:
    The RFDS provides regular fly-in fly-out GP, Nursing and Allied Health Clinics to rural and remote communities.

In 2019 the Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc., through their Opera in the Arboretum initiative, is proud to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (South Eastern Section) to continue their ongoing excellent work.

90 Years of the Flying Doctor
Still here and still needed


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Central Coast's local disability support provider

Est. 1962. Proudly supporting the greater NSW Central Coast region including Gosford, Wyong and Lake Macquarie areas.

They are a social enterprise established to ensure that people living with disability on the Central Coast live the lives that they aspire to, with a commitment to providing community participation, social skills, employment opportunities, accommodation and living supports.

Fairhaven provide accommodation and community support across the Central Coast. Fairhaven is an amazing contributor to the social capital of the Central Coast.

Nearly six decades on, Fairhaven has grown from a small school for children living with intellectual disability to become a collection of social enterprises across the Central Coast that encourage, assist and advocate for people to build connected communities and live enriched lives.

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Coast Shelter

Youth and Women’s refuges on the Peninsula and the Central Coast

Under the umbrella of Coast Shelter there are two youth cottages on the Peninsula and three women’s refuges on the near Central Coast.

Donating money for them to purchase computers and training for their residents would help the rehabilitation of some of our areas most vulnerable people.

Their aim is to provide funds for those to have the latest equipment to help in job searching, training and family communications.

Coast Shelter is the premier organisation ending homelessness and domestic abuse on the Central Coast.

They are extremely fortunate to have the support of local businesses, community groups and individuals which help us to achieve our mission.

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Central Coast Conservatorium

Central Coast Conservatorium is a community based, non-tertiary institution, funded by the local community in the form of tuition fees and assisted by the State Government. Central Coast Conservatorium is a member of The Association of NSW Regional Conservatoriums, a network of 16 regional Conservatoriums based throughout New South Wales.

University of Newcastle provides and maintains the premises (the Old Courthouse and Police Station in Mann Street, Gosford) and Central Coast City Council provides the Demountables and parking area in Gosford town centre.

Central Coast Conservatorium is the Coast’s premier Music School, offering a step-by-step program of music lessons for all ages and abilities.

They provide qualified instruction on a large variety of instruments, as well as a comprehensive in-schools music program, graded ensembles, musicianship classes, Children’s Music classes, Higher School Certificate (HSC) Music and Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) exam preparation and an exciting events calendar for the enrichment of our students and the community.

In addition to this years initiative The Rotary Club of Woy Woy provides substantial financial assistance in the for of a Strings Scholarship Program. This opportunity is a five year scholarship valued at over $5,000 and will prepare students to join the Central Coast Youth Orchestra and/or the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra. Opera in the Arboretum event has provided over the years the opportunity for talented young musicians of the Central Coast Conservatorium's Chamber Orchestra to accompany some of Australia's finest opera singers.

For this outstanding learning establishment to continue their excellent work on-going funds from the community are essential.

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Donations will also be made to Rotary Charities and other organisations in need of support.