Spectacle recycling and the See-Long award
The Rotary Club of West Perth has an ongoing club project to collect unwanted spectacles and ship them to Sri Lanka. In 2014, more than 4000 pairs were sent to Sri Lanka along with two spectacle grading machines. This has enabled the Rotary Club of Colombo to set up its own project in conjunction with local optometrists to distribute them to people in need. As an incentive to collect even more spectacles, and to add a fun and competitive edge to the project, the club awards a perpetual trophy to the member who collects the most spectacles for this project.
The annual award, known as the SEE-Long trophy, is presented each year with other club awards at Changeover Night.