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Chiropractor Will McLoughlin- Lower Back Pain

Will is a Launceston Chiropractor. He opened his talk by asking those present what is the leading cause of disability in Australia—the answer is lower back pain. The leading cause of death in this country is cardio-vascular disease, followed by cancer. Current...

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Our NYSF student- Belinda Kavic

Our NYSF student, Belinda Kavic addressed our meeting last week. She said that attendance at the NYSF in Canberra in January this year was quite opposite to hear expectation before she attended. She thought it would basically involve mostly classroom teaching, Instead...

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Our new Website – Rotarian Dennis Tulk

Our website manager, Rotarian Dennis Tulk introduced our new website at last week’s meeting. Dennis said that the re-design of the website was necessitated by the need for security updates and to facilitate google search requirements to provide mobile preference,...

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Another Community Service Project Completed

Ten Rotarians and Club friend Marian Johnstone arrived at Glen Dhu Primary School On Thursday afternoon to manage the BBQs for the students Welcome Back BBQ. Members and friends were busy cooking sausages, Vegie burgers, onions and serving the teachers, students and...

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Tom Harrison from Harrison Humpreys Real Estate

Tom Harrison from the Harrison Humpreys Real Estate firm in Launceston was our guest speaker last week . Tom and his friend Ben Humpreys bought the business from their respective fathers a few years ago. Tom’s father Rob has been a Rotarian, so Tom said he was quite...

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Guatemala Literacy Project

On Carolyn Johnson’s second visit to the central highlands of Guatemala, she met a first-grade teacher who made a shocking confession. Before taking part in the Guatemala Literacy Project, the teacher was convinced that her students could not learn to read. “She said...

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Rotarian Les Baxter – his time in Bhutan

Our own member Les Baxter was the guest speaker. He gave an overview of his time in Bhutan. During that time Les was an Agricultural consultant, working specifically on a dis-ease in their citrus crop called 'Citrus Greening Disease' which had the potential to have a...

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2019-2020 Rotary Theme Announced

      Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney...

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Tasmanian Leaders Programme – Archana Brammall

Archana began by saying she asked her children to suggest a theme for her talk to the club. They suggested it could be ‘Do what you want to do in life and never give up. After hearing Archana’s talk, it seemed an apt title. Archana said she was born in Ethiopia to an...

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Drought Relief

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) is one of three charity organisations to receive a share of $30 million from the Federal Government to provide assistance to people in rural areas who are facing hardship during the drought. The other two groups that...

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Rotaract Club of Nakivale, Uganda

It’s Monday morning in one of Uganda’s largest refugee settlements, Nakivale, and the line at Paul Mushaho’s shop is out the door. Mushaho has lived in Nakivale since 2016, when he fled violence in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. After receiving death...

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St Jude’s Schools Tanzania News

Wow, what a year! As we turn off the lights and close the school gates on 2018 it’s hard to believe another 12 months have passed. We’ve seen 150 excited new students enrolled, 70 proud young adults complete their secondary education by graduating Form 6, 96 Beyond St...

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