Blog

President Harry Galea’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, What a wonderful night we had last Thursday! A night for Rotarians, their partners and particularly their children and grandchildren. So many smiling and proud faces - they were the Rotarians and rightly so. There were also a few stories during the...

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Exchange Students Shannon Evans and Ayumi Kado

At last week’s meeting our guest speakers were our  club’s two exchange students—incoming student from Japan, Ayumi Kado and outgoing student to Japan, Shannon Evans. On the eve of her return home, Ayumi shared some of her experiences of being in Australia—some...

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President Harry Galea’s Notes

Hello Rotarians, Thank you for the warm welcome to the role of South Launceston Rotary Club President for 2019-20. My wish was to minimise the formalities at last Thursday's Changeover Dinner - as the night should rightly be about fellowship and friendship among the...

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President Krista’s Notes (27th June 2019)

Hello Rotarians,  Here it is—the last President’s Bulletin report for my Presidential year. Thursday night was a fantastic last meeting for this Rotary year. We welcomed two new Rotarians, Catherine and Haley to our club and followed with a short club forum.  I would...

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Migrant Resource Centre Opening

The Rotary Club of South Launceston and the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) formally opened an outdoor utility space at the MRC 21 Haig Street Mowbray property. The outdoor space compliments the operations of the venue and the services provided by the MRC. The works...

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Science & Engineering Challenge

Youth Director Lance Pfeffer reports that the state final of the Science & Engineering Challenge was held in Hobart recently. The winner was Launceston Christian School with Riverside High School second. The Christian  School students will travel to Bunbury W.A....

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President Krista’s Notes (20th June 2019)

Hello Rotarians, Great to see some of our overseas holidaying Rotarians returning to our meeting this week. We held our last board meeting for this Rotary year. We had heaps to discuss and it was quite a long one. Secretary Dale will give you a briefing on our board...

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Ella Dixon from the Migrant Resource Centre

Last week’s guest speaker was Ella Dixon from the Migrant Resource Centre. Ella has addressed our club previously.  There is an established link between our club and the Centre, due to the working bee that our club undertook at the Centre’s Mowbray promises in...

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Flower Power

With 10,000 tulips that blossom each spring and neatly trimmed trees and shrubs lining the streets, tiny Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, is clearly a well-cared-for community. Planter pots are dotted throughout the borough’s 2 square miles, filled with a palette of...

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“Every whiskey contains a story”

Rüdiger Niemz, Rotary Club of Mondseeland, Austria, as told to Diana Schoberg. Photos by Monika Lozinska “When I was invited to join Rotary, instead of giving a presentation about my job, as everyone is expected to do, I did a whiskey tasting. “I became interested in...

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Diana Butler’s recent trip to Tanzania

At last week’s meeting, our own Rotarian Diana Butler gave an update on her recent visit to Tanzania and the continuing work of the ‘Care for Africa Foundation’ in the Tarime area of the north of that country. Her talk was a mixture of joy and sadness. She told of the...

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Lara’s Guests

At last week’s meeting Lara brought three guests. Her friend Sherry was visiting from Sydney. The other guests were work colleagues from the St Vincent  De Paul Society—Bernie and Jason. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will be held in Launceston at UTAS   Stadium on Thursday...

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A vine idea

Heidi Kühn arrived in Utsunomiya, Japan, in 1975, a few months after the end of the Vietnam War. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange student, and what she saw and experienced in Japan led her to reflect on the post-World War II reconciliation between that country and her...

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