Earlyact is a service Club for primary school students and our club sponsored and chartered its first early club in October 2018 at Donburn Primary School. Its mission and operation are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary. Earlyact Clubs strive to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of their student members, so that with committed citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities. Involvement in an Earlyact Club teaches values such as caring, respect, responsibility, tolerance, compassion, friendship and leadership. EarlyAct also teaches the students skills that they will use as they move through their school and professional life such as, meeting procedure, working in committees, event organisation, budgeting and money management and public speaking.
The Earlyact projects so far are:
An event raising awareness and funds for Wheel Chairs for Kids. All students in the school did activities in the specially constructed wheelchairs including a slalom course and wheelchair basketball. The "Gold Coin" donations raised enough to purchase 3 wheelchairs for children in developing countries. Donburn primary has a student who is confined to a wheelchair and the activity had the added benefit of the students experiencing what her everyday life is like.
The EarlyActors organised a collection at Christmas for our local community service agency, Doncare. The collection included toys, Christmas food and general food.
The EarlyActors are organising the building of a bike shed so that students will be able to ride to school. So far they have negotiated with the school and chosen an area for the bike shed to be build and they have raised $200 towards the building. This project is ongoing and should be completed in the 2019 school year.
The new office bearers for 2019 have just been appointed and the students are meeting to select projects to be undertaken this year.