While the Bathurst East Rotary Club may be no more, three of its old catering trailers will be put to good use.
On Monday, the club's last president Tony Pollard officially handed over a barbecue trailer, a food van and a portable cool room to both the Bathurst Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, for both groups to share for their various events.
Bathurst Rotary Club president Jeff Muir said the trailers will be put to good use.
"We're looking forward to being able to utilise these trailers for our events," he said.
"We've had access to them in the past, sharing them around. A lot of money has been raised to get these, so it's good to be able to keep them in our town."
With the trailers, the local rotary clubs have been able to help cater various events with food and drinks.
Some of the most recent events includes the Festival of Bells and the Bathurst Cycling Classic.
Bathurst Rotary Club is hoping to cater the Great Corporate Duck Race on Sunday, October 31, if COVID-19 restrictions allow it.
All money raised from events is donated to local charities, as well as for the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program, which costs more than $20,000 to help students practice their driving skills at Mount Panorama.
"Most of the work and fundraising we do goes towards local projects and other groups that need help," Mr Muir said.
"Recently, we helped with work at the Neighbourhood Centre, with that work to be finished in about three weeks."
Bathurst East Rotary Club announced its decision to dissolve after 50 years back in June.
Mr Pollard said the COVID-19 pandemic and struggles to attract new members were major reasons the club decided to fold.
The club first formed in April 1971, and raised over $1 million through various fundraising initiatives over five decades in the Bathurst community.
The club's last major event was its 50th anniversary function at Rydges on Saturday, June 12.
The evening was an opportunity to honour the club's longest serving members, including nonagenarian Alan Petersen, who helped found Bathurst East Rotary as a 41-year-old in 1971.
For more on the Bathurst Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, visit their Facebook pages.
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