MARINE RESCUE BATEMANS BAY
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Batemans Bay run the Sunday Market on the first Sunday of each month. Marine Rescue also have the fabulous Marine Rescue sausage sizzle and egg and bacon sandwiches, and a range of cold drinks for you to enjoy.
All proceeds go to helping Marine Rescue Batemans Bay (MRBB) keep boaties and their families safe on our local waters. Marine Rescue and its predecessor, the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol have been part of the Batemans Bay boating community for over 35 years. The unit now has over 90 hardworking volunteer members, running three sophisticated, well equipped and modern rescue vessels on local waterways and provide a 24 hour per day, 365 days per year radio room service to assist boat operators.
Marine Rescue are always keen to recruit new members to help with fundraising, operating our radio room and helping the boat rescue crew.
ROTARY BATEMANS BAY
Volunteers from Rotary Batemans Bay run the market on the third Sunday of every month, plus additional ‘special’ markets from time to time. The Rotary Club of Batemans Bay was established in 1960 and the current 40 members continue to support our local community wherever we can.
At the start of 2016 Rotary Batemans Bay took over the market that had been organised by the Batemans Bay High School P&C Association for 25 years. We still have some stall holders attending our market that were there in the early days when the market was held on the school oval!
Rotary has 1.2 million members worldwide. Rotarians are committed to ‘Service Above Self’ and belong to an international community service organisation. There are many opportunities in Rotary to help with International projects, many in third world countries. However, all money raised at our monthly market from stallholder’s fees supports local community projects including many initiatives for our youth, our businesses and our community assets. In addition, we support many other local organisations including the Batemans Bay Youth Foundation, Snowy Hydro Southcare Rescue Helicopter and all local schools.
Rotary is always interested in welcoming new members who wish to get involved in community service. Please see our website at www.rotarybbay.org.au for more information about our projects and about joining Rotary.