Rotary Club of South Launceston District D9830
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Club Meetings:
Thursday for fellowship at 6pm followed by Dinner at 6:30pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania

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Change-over of our Club Secretary

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018

Lara Alexandra has handed the role of Club Secretary over to Dale Luck due to her very heavy work load in her new job


Great night at Dainty Legend Chinese Kitchen

Sunday, 25 Nov 2018

Great social night at Dainty Legend tonight.
The old table was over the back or was it .... the loud table was over the back

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Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018

Our club has been a major supporter of RYDA. On six out of the nine days, the Day Manager has come from our club. Josh and Karen De Groot have managed the catering, which includes making the sandwiches.
Max Watkins and Dale Luck have provided extra back-up and other club members have acted as guides on several of the days.

RYDA is a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety.  As part of an interactive one-day experience, students experience high-speed braking, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.  Perhaps the most impactful moments come from the personal stories of loss and survival.  In one session, students watch a powerful and emotional video on the life and tragic death of and 18 year old provisional driver and her best friend.  And in another, they sit with a crash survivor and hear first-hand how one poor choice can change a life forever. 


Working Bee at Migrant Resource Centre Mowbray

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Rotary engaging in our community at The Migrant Resource centre Mowbray building a much needed deck.

Our project at the Migrant Resource center is finally finished. Great job guys and we made made some new friends along the way.


A day out at Royal George

Sunday, 14 Oct 2018

A trip down to Royal George today to get some of our special product.
A nice warm day and 250 bags was a great effort.
Thanks all.
The Sgt should ask, "who was in charge of the supplies for the day though?". ��������


Vocational visit to the Cheesecake Shop

Friday, 14 Sep 2018

Last night we visited The Cheesecake Shop to have a look around the business and of course try some of the wares. Thanks Glenda Iles for showing your Club what goes on behind the scenes.


ようこそ Ayumi Kado- Our Exchange Student

Thursday, 02 Aug 2018

This week we welcomed our Rotary exchange student Ayumi Kado from Japan to Tasmania.

We look forward to seeing her at our meetings and know she will really enjoy her time with our Club and letting us all know about herself.

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Banner exchange - Bjork Hansen

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018

Exchange Student Bjork Hansen presented President. Krista a banner from her sponsor club and thanked our club for showing her such a good time for the past year.

Also, thanks to Glenda and Geoff for having her all year.

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Red Shield Appeal - Certificate of Appreciation- Henk Kortekaas

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018

PP Ian Smith presented President. Krista with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Red Shield Appeal help from the club this year.

Special thanks to Henk Kortekaas.

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Change-Over Ceremony

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018

Outgoing President Glenda handed over the President's Chain of Office and President's Pin to Krista Preece 

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Honorary Member Brian Howard

Tuesday, 03 Jul 2018

The last presentation for our outgoing President Glenda was an Honorary Membership to Brian Howard who had served Rotary for 45 years. 

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Cheque presentation to Diane Butler of Care for Africa

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

Care for Africa is creating women's empowerment centres in each of the communities they operate in. This will provide valuable opportunities for women to access adult education.
Large Thursday evening at our meeting, President Glenda presented a cheque for $5,000 to Diane Butler of Care for Africa for this important area.

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Bjork’s 18th Birthday

Friday, 15 Jun 2018

In July last year we welcomed our Exchange Student Bjork Hansen to our club.
Bjork, as most of our Rotarians are aware, is from the Faroe Islands and her hometown is Klaksvik.
Well last night we were proud to all celebrate her 18th Birthday which is today.
This year has been a whirlwind year for her and it is great to see her grow into a lovely young adult.
We all wish her all the best for today and the future wherever it may take her


The Science and Engineering Challenge

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018

The Science and Engineering Challenge was held over 3 days this past 2 weeks and saw around 500 students from the local area compete for the opportunity to go to Darwin in September. The event has students doing practical hands on activities encompassing many science and engineering concepts.  It's great to see the varying creativity in ideas and solutions coming from our future leaders.   Day 2 was won by Riverside high school, while Launceston Christian School won day 1 and went on to also win the Super Challenge and are heading off to Darwin later in the year.


St Patricks College Ball - Bjork Hansen

Sunday, 20 May 2018

You really looked stunning Bjork. The whole Club hope you enjoyed your special night.

We know your family would have been proud.

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New Paul Harris Fellow - Merilyn Briggs

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.

Last Thursday evening, one of our members were chosen by the Club to receive this important recognition for her achievements in their Rotary life.

Merilyn Briggs joined Rotary in May 2008 and has contributed both within our Club and at a District level. She has always been keen with all things Rotary and helping the community.

Congratulations Merilyn and we look forward to many more years of your committment to Rotary.

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Rotarian Lance Pfeffer- Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta

Friday, 11 May 2018

Homemade boats were launched for the second annual Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta on March 4 and organisers the Rotary Club of Youngtown raised funds for the purchase of insulin pumps for Tasmanian children with Type 1 diabetes.
The Rotary Club of South Launceston piloted by our Youth Director Lance Pfeffer participated this year and here is a video showing the fun and games on the day.



Wednesday, 09 May 2018

The Rotary Clubs of South Launceston and West Launceston had a successful time at Agfest this year cooking up some great food and having some fun raising money for the community.

The two clubs working together with volunteers from St Pats High and Missiondale.

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Here we go on a 3 week Aussie Safari

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018

The Rotary Youth Exchange Tassie group as they depart Hobart Airport.


Spectacular sand sculpture at District Conference

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018

This sand sculpture was shown at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.

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