Upcoming Events at Maryborough Rotary
Raglan HouseAug 28, 2014
6:03 PM – 8:00 PM
Raglan HouseSep 04, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Highview Expert panel Youth & Social Media
Raglan HouseSep 11, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cassandra Moosman(?) Young Bendigo Rotarian
Raglan HouseSep 18, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
MEC Expert panel. What Keeps Kids in Maryborough?
Raglan HouseSep 25, 2014
6:28 PM – 8:00 PM
Group 7 Meeting - Maryborough
Raglan HouseOct 23, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
What's Happening at Maryborough Rotary?
Posted by Graeme Rogan
It was a pleasure to have Jean Ritchie, wife of one of our founding members as a guest of the club. PP Bob presented Jean with a bouquet of flowers and a certificate celebrating her long association with Maryborough Rotary. Jean and John were the leaders in having the Rotary Bowelscan project here in Maryborough. Jean has a PHF recognition for her own work for Rotary
Keynote speaker Ian Barclay – Professional Tennis Coach. Since finishing his playing days alongside legends like “Rocket” Rod Laver, Ian has dedicated his life to tennis. His involvement with peak tennis bodies (world-wide) to coaching juniors aged 7 upwards, to coaching and befriending Pat Rafter and other top professional players, gave a fascinating insight into the world of the elite professional tennis player both male and female. Ian explained how physical size and athleticism along with different “skill sets” have changed completely since he played, and also commented on the vast amounts of money now associated with the game.
PP Garry and Matt also provided Rotarians and guests with an update on our #SayNo2familyviolence campaign, with details of the meeting with the minister and the success of the SayNo2familyviolence rounds of football in the Bendigo Football/Netball League and the Maryborough Castlemaine Football/Netball League last weekend.
A quote related to “light” to reinforce the Rotary International theme of “Light Up Rotary”.
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