The Rotary Club of Hall, under the guidance of President Adrienne Moss and Community Service Director Ralph Southwell, set out to assist the rural communities of West Wyalong and surrounding districts – where there is hardship due to extended drought conditions – by providing an opportunity for the community to gather and socialise, and for local counsellors to mingle informally with the community to offer assistance.
Working with the Rotary Club of West Wyalong, the Club was determined to provide the local rural communities with a mobile movie trailer.
The movie trailer enables local communities to gather for social activities, including a meal and movie; and to share their common problems in a non‐threatening and informal environment. The gatherings enable local rural counsellors to mingle with communities and to listen to the concerns, offering informal assistance where appropriate.
The tandem, fully‐enclosed trailer with forward mounted storage comprises a side‐mounted 2800 mm x 1800 mm screen and a data projector with an amplifier and twin speakers. It is powered either by mains or its own power. A 2 kVA generator with 30 m of extension lead is supplied with the trailer. Additionally, the trailer contains a six‐burner barbecue, four tables and 50 plastic chairs, a large Esky and a selection of sporting equipment.
The trailer was presented to the Rotary Club of West Wyalong at a function in West Wyalong on 29 May 2010, and will benefit the small rural communities in western New South Wales, particularly in Rotary District 9700.
The use of the trailer will be managed by the Rotary Club of West Wyalong.