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Female Rotarians and female partners of Rotarians are invited to consider attendance at one or two special events to celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday March 8th. One is an Afternoon Tea organized by the Women's Out and About Group to be held at "Ripples" at 3pm. The other is a Dinner organized by ZONTA to be held at the Station at 7pm. Please contact Meryl ASAP if you'd like to join other Rotarians and friends attending one or both of the events.
Almost 50 people from Rotary and the Ambulance Auxiliary attended the Ambulance station on Thursday night to hear member, Dr. David Tynan and an Ambulance Paramedic talk about the history and work of Maryborough's Ambulance service.
Members are asked to consider whether their family would be willing to host a couple from India during the period, April 28th to May 13th. this year. 7 families from District 3053 are visiting our District during that time and all clubs have been asked to submit expressions of interest. Please contact VP Meryl as soon as possible if you are able to assist.
On Thursday, Caitlyn Allan provided members with a fascinating insight into her experiences at the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra recently. Caitlyn spoke really well and revealed that the event clarified and focussed her intentions as a future worker in the field of medicine. Members can feel confident that this Rotary program is certainly fulfilling its purpose.
Around twenty Rotarians and local residents attended the screening of the Australian movie, "Backyard Ashes" last Saturday night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the movie and lamented that others missed out on the opportunity. Organizer, Derrick explained that he had met the film producer at one of the Rotary Cricket events and the producer gave him a copy of the movie and the permission to hold a public showing in Maryborough. Derrick and Karen are to be congratulated for organizing the event and going to the trouble of providing popcorn, ice creams, drinks and lollies etc. to make the night a great movie experience. Hopefully, we can run another one at a time when there are not so many competing events.
Around 30 members and partners enjoyed an informative visit to the Maryborough Resource Centre on January 19th. We toured and heard about the tourist area, the Library area and the new Children's book room. Members showed a lot of interest in the Centre's capacity to obtain books, movies, music CD's, audio books in hard copy or digital format from Resource centre's all over Australia. The group then moved over the road to Rammy Dessert, Sam's Restaurant, for a delicious meal of Indian food.
Almost 20 Rotarians and partners turned up at the Hub on January 26th to provide pancakes for the masses at the Australia Day celebration. Robyn Jennings did a great job at the cooking and we had a team of enthusiastic stirrers and hander-overer's.
The President Elect of Rotary International, Australian Ian Riseley has announced his Rotary theme for 2017-18. The theme will be, "Rotary: making a difference". Let's join together this year and do just that.
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Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
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