Graham Withers is a long serving senior member and past President of the Cheltenham Rotary Club. He has personally been the initiator of many programs which have proven beneficial to communities in Australia and abroad.
He also uses his business influence and contacts to support a variety of charitable causes, and encourages and involves his employees to do the same.
Here are some of the highlights :
- Save Water Save Lives – Northern Thailand. Graham put a huge amount of his personal time as well as his business and financial resources towards this project, to provide reinforced concrete water storage tanks in many villages of Northern Thailand to enable the Timorese a more efficient and effective way of obtaining water.
- Initiated the establishment of the Rotary Mock Job Interview Program at Cheltenham Secondary College, providing valuable experience to secondary school students in learning the art of preparing resumes, and experiencing job interviews.
- Established BBQ Family day for the Autistic Children at the Beaumaris Yacht Squadron.
- Fred Hollows Foundation – Cyco Systems donated in conjunction with the Rotary Club $10,000 to the Nepal Project.
- Rotary Foundation – Cyco Systems has been a long term Benefactor to this Foundation, with donations in cash and kind totaling several thousands of dollars over the years.
- Graham continues to sponsor aid workers for projects involving re-roofing and building schools in East Timor.