The Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Sunrise have recently been involved with Youth Insearch and have become a big supporter of everything that we do by supplying new music equipment, organising fundraising events and enabling young people in the East Gippsland area to attend the programs.


First up we would like to thank Debbie Brient an adult leader from Victoria who initiated the contact with Bernie Farquhar (Rotary of Bairnsdale Sunrise Member) who happened to be a friend of hers and has put a lot of work into ensuring that the partnership between Youth Insearch the Rotary of Bairnsdale Sunrise got up and running and continues to grow stronger.

Debbie and Maree May (Victorian Community Coordinator) attended a Rotary meeting to give the members some more information about Youth Insearch, the weekend workshops and how the club could help. Bernie was the first and definitely not the last of the Rotary club to attend a Youth Insearch weekend workshop in September 2016. Since then Bernie has been on several programs and have worked alongside Debbie, Maree and Sharon Schofield (Victoria State Coordinator) in several fundraisers for Youth Insearch.

The Rotary Sunrise Club of Bairnsdale have recently purchased new sound equipment for the weekend workshops held in Rawson so they can enjoy the music and being able to hear everyone. The club has also set up the East Gippsland Youth Foundation where Youth Insearch is the primary benefactor. As well as these larger projects; the club contribute largely to ensuring participants are able to attend the workshops by funding a few participants every program and Bernie has driven the bus that transports many young people to and from the programs that he attends to ensure everyone gets there safe and sound.

Again we would like to extend a very big thank you to the Rotary Sunrise Club of Bairnsdale for their time, energy and contributions in making Youth Insearch as effective and excellent as it is for the young people attending our weekend workshops. We look forward to continuing to work with you and welcome you to become part of our Youth Insearch family and see what you make possible.