Maryborough Rotary
 
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Maryborough

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Dining Hall,
Raglan House, Raglan St.
Maryborough, Victoria  3465
Australia
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Hi Rotarians,
The club welcomed Johanna Theys, our new Youth Exchange student from France and wished her well during her stay in Australia, particularly Maryborough. Johanna is staying with PP Derrick’s extended family, daughter Nicole, Ian and Bec Kendt
Our guest speaker last week was Marg O’Rourke (MAICD) who is a Business Initiatives Consultant with Central Goldfields Shire. Marg has a background in telecommunications having 31 years’ experience in the industry working extensively throughout Australia. She is president of the Board of Bendigo TAFE, Chair of Bendigo Business Council and Director of Tasmanian Ports Corporation.
Marg gave an overview as to how Council takes a team approach to meet the needs of existing and potential industries in seeking to advance the economic capacity of the region and acts as a referral agent to take advantage of any investment incentives that might be available to business from federal, state or local spheres.
Council also provides a range of guidance and assistance to new and existing businesses wishing to establish or move into the Central Goldfields Shire.
Council is also involved in the State Government's Provincial Victoria Marketing Campaign which is designed to attract people from Melbourne to live, work and invest in provincial Victoria.
In addition the Central Goldfields Shire has a Workforce Development Strategy and a key feature of this strategy is inspiring the community; instilling a new community culture, a new set of values and beliefs that provide aspiration to individuals to want more for them and their community, and seeking the means to achieve it through meaningful and consistent work.
 
A qote related to light to reinforce the Rotary International theme of Light Up Rotary.
Fire is the spirit of candle and honesty is the spirit of man. Without spirit, there shall be no light but darkness” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
 
 
 

 
 
 

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