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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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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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Rotarian Behind the Badge – Gaylene Baker

At our meeting last week, our newest member, Gaylene Baker shared her ‘Rotarian Behind the Badge’ story. Gaylene was born at Ulverstone and lived there until she married, being a pupil at the local Primary and High Schools. She worked at Ambrose’s store and then the...

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May is Youth Services Month!

Rotary International's structured programs for Youth service include: Interact, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment, Model United Nationals Assocation, National Youth Science Forum, Rotary Adventures in Citizenship and Youth Exchange. The month of May is designated as...

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All About Babies Tasmania. – Madelaine Rose

Last week’s guest speaker was Madelaine Rose from the organisation “All About Babies Tasmania.” Madelaine said that there are three Tasmanians behind the organisation. Louise Padgett is the mother of three girls, a professional cyclist and experienced motivational...

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