In 1991, the Club ‘adopted’ the Cedar Lodge at Erowal retirement village, the gazebo and footpaths at Erowal were constructed, and the planting of the riverside forest was completed. The Club has quarterly BBQ meetings at Cedar Lodge and visits the residents on their birthday.
In 1993, Rotary Club of Maleny arranged for the design, funding, engineering, construction and installation of a pedestrian bridge over the Obi Obi Creek linking the township to the Showgrounds via a boardwalk completed by a local land care group. The bridge known as “Rotary Bridge” replaced an old log which was unsafe.
A fatal accident at Witta in 1994 triggered a successful drive by the Club to raise funds for the ‘Jaws of Life’ and ancillary equipment for the Urban Fire Service in Maleny and the Accident Emergency Rescue Trailer for the Maleny SES.
A violent storm in 1994 prompted the establishment of a local disaster fund to provide immediate personal needs to families affected by unforeseen disasters. The Club provides funding on an annual basis to ensure the disaster fund remains solvent. The local Police OIC, the SES controller and the Rotary Club administer the funds.