Rotary Nature Play Park
The Rotary Club's recently completed major community project was to develop the Rotary Nature Play Park at Boongaree in North St Berry. It opened 22 January 2022.
Rotary Club's Vision
The Club’s vision was to develop an exciting place for all ages and abilities to play, exercise and to have fun.
The Park includes an early childhood zone, youth zone, learn to ride circuit, parents retreat seating, BBQ picnic shelters and amenities block.
Rotary Celebrates a Centenary of Trees
The Rotary Club of Berry celebrated the planting of 100 trees for 100 years of Rotary service in Australia in a ceremony 3 May 2021 involving over 100 primary and pre-school children at the Boongaree parkland in North Street, Berry.
The following Video outlines the Project.
Berry Time Capsule Marks 100 Years
The Market Fair Day on 4 December 2005 at the Alexander Street entrance to the Berry Showgrounds was the chosen time and place for the ceremony to mark the burial of the Berry community’s time capsule.
Sealed with a concrete slab and plaque, the 1.8 metre long stainless steel cylinder represents a recording of personal messages, photos and history for the many families and individuals who purchased an envelope for their items to be placed into the time capsule.
The time capsule was an idea of the Club to mark the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Rotary International, and is intended to be opened on the 4th December 2030.
Each item in the capsule was individually vacuum sealed with all contents recorded in a ledger that was handed over to the Berry Museum for safekeeping.
Rotary Circuit Pathway
Another major community project conducted by the Club in 2013 was the construction of a shared pathway from Pullman St to the Berry Hospital.
The pathway has been made possible because of various fundraising activities, including the sale of engraved pavers to members of the Berry community that were cemented into the pathway, together with the support of the State Government and the Shoalhaven City Council.
The many sponsored pavers that have been laid in the pathway form a unique and lasting record of support for those people and businesses who purchased them.
Members of the Berry community, the Rotary Club and the Shoalhaven Scottish Pipes and Drum Band surround the entrance to the Berry Showgrounds marking the site where the Berry Community Time Capsule is buried.