For some years now Past President John Hudson has collected those pesky foreign coins that get thrown into the buckets at the Farmers Market, combined them with coins collected from local banks and members, and sent them on to The Rotary Club of Hornsby District in Sydney where, with the help of Qantas, they are repatriated to their country of origin. The program nationally has now raised over $560,000 in the more than twenty years it has been in existence - much of which has gone towards helping to fight malaria. Those pesky coins can really add up to something.
This article, sent in by John, was published recently in the Malaria Vaccine Project Newsletter Vol 7.