WHO WE SUPPORT
The Rotary Hope Island Armistice Memorial honours our Australian military servicemen and women. With local community support the Memorial will stand as a record of their honour and our gratitude for many years to come.
10 APRIL 2019
30 OCTOBER 2019
About the Project
Obelisk Installation – June 2019
Our club had a goal to establish a Memorial that will leave a legacy for Hope Island generations to come, to educate our children about the importance of honouring our proud past and to provide a place of quiet reflection for members of the Hope Island community.
In 2018, Rotary Hope Island applied for a Federal government grant under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We were successful in securing a $50,000 grant to commence planning and construction of the Memorial.
Working in partnership with Mulpha Sanctuary Cove along with DBI Architectural Design on a pro bono basis, a Memorial design was created and approved.
Countless fundraising efforts later, including a very successful Black Tie Dinner Event in April 2019 which raised $33,000, construction commenced at the site.
Construction moved at a steady pace and we were able to have a dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Memorial on 30 October 2019, which was quickly followed up on the 11th November 2019 with the first ceremony at the site, honoring Remembrance Day.
We were honoured to have representation from both our State and Federal local members of parliament, along with representatives from the Australian Army from Canungra Barracks who laid a wreath on behalf of the Australian Armed Forces.
Sadly, our planned service for Anzac Day on 25 April 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 but we are looking forward to 2021 and the years ahead.