A Unique Australia Day for Rotary in Gladstone

A Unique Australia Day for Rotary in Gladstone

Australia Day 2021 was an opportunity for Rotary to share with the National Australia Day Council (NADC) and Gladstone Regional Council, a celebration of community resilience at a special Aussie lunch following the Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards. This event was made possible by a generous grant from NADC and additional support from Gladstone Regional Council.

The NADC theme for 2021 Reflect, respect, celebrate – we’re all part of the story, resonates strongly with Rotary, an organisation that has been part of the story for 100 years in Australia, and for more than 70 years in Gladstone.

The Australia Day Luncheon hosted by the combined Rotary Clubs of Gladstone, was an example of our small steps in promoting peace in our world. We welcome new Australians. We are excited to learn from you, as much as we are happy for you to learn from us.

By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, Rotarians take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

The R100 Baton Relay

The R100 Baton Relay is an event across Australia and New Zealand to celebrate 100 years of Rotary working in our communities. The R100 Baton Relay will run throughout Australia, State by State, District by District, Club by Club.

Rotary District 9570 Governor Adele Hughes said, “Because of the size of our Rotary District, I was excited to launch three batons. The first from Mackay, the second from Mundubbera, and the third from Longreach.

I am absolutely thrilled about the enthusiasm and creativity that all 45 Clubs in our District have put in to moving the batons around.”

The three batons will arrive in Gladstone on 1 May to be presented at the Rotary District Conference. Please keep an eye out for its arrival and follow the progress in the Facebook group – Baton Relay Rotary District 9570.

 Rotary District 9570 Central Queensland, Australia encompasses Maryborough in the South to Mackay in the North and Longreach in the West, some 600,000 square kilometres.

We are 45 clubs-strong, we service needs within our own communities as well as those beyond our borders. Wherever “conversations need to be turned into actions” whether they be large or small, Rotary projects from District 9570 reach from your front door to the farthest corners of the globe.

Come and help us make a real difference to the lives of millions of people. Come and join the People of Action.