Friendship House

Ross Tassicker (dec.)

Past President and one of the Founding

members of the Albany East Rotary Club

(Now the Rotary Club of Albany City)

YouTube videos of Emu Point and Oyster Harbour (Courtesy of Marcello Michelli ) Video 1 Video 2 Still Photographs
    History
Friendship House and the Van Eyk Unit are projects of the Rotary Club of Albany City (Formerly RC of Albany East) built in 1975 and 2012 respectively.  The units  are available for disadvantaged, or disabled people and their carers  to enjoy a week near the ocean at Emu Point. FRIENDSHIP HOUSE A comfortable, fully furnished, three bedroom house - accommodation for up to six people.  It was renamed The Tassicker Unit, in memory of Ross Tassicker, founding Member and Club Historian. The Van Eyk Unit Named after Albert Van Eyk- a disabled member of the Club who lived with the effects of polio most of his life. Built in 2012 by the Rotary Club of Albany East, with funding from: Lotterywest Royalties for Regions, The Jack Family Trust and the profits from many fund raising activities by the Rotary Club of Albany City. It was purpose built for people who are wheelchair dependant.  The Unit can sleep up to four people. There is a built in hoist and rail from a hospital bed to the bathroom.