Rotarians Andrew Kirkham, Gale Duffield, Len Tyler, Jean Sherrell-Alexander, Max Stevens and David Stinson.
Rotarians Andrew Kirkham, Gale Duffield, Len Tyler, Jean Sherrell-Alexander, Max Stevens and David Stinson. Geoff Potterna

Rotary club set to hold open night

The Rotary Club of Noosa gives you the opportunity for friendship, meaningful community contribution and a social network where you will find like-minded people all over the world.

It is modelled on the same ethos as its international neighbours – a service organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

Locally, the club has been making a meaningful contribution since its inception in 1969. The club’s first meeting was at the Lakes Motel in Tewantin. Today the club meets at Tewantin Noosa RSL club.

There were 28 charter Rotarians and 41 years later two are still members. They are past presidents Brian Barrow and George Pearce. Almost equally as long-serving was the late Bob Page, who missed out on being a founding member by only a few months.

Over the years the club has embarked on a wide variety of fundraising activities including Christmas raffles, Melbourne Cup sweeps, international evenings, Oktoberfests, garage sales, golf competitions, art exhibitions and country music festivals.

Recently, in a group effort by local clubs, 2000 tickets were purchased and given to disadvantaged families to enjoy Razzamatazz, a family concert at Nambour. An important initiative began with RYDA, the youth driving training program, last year and it is planned to continue.

Among many other things Rotary is also involved in the annual high school business week.

Clubs are non-political and open to every race, culture and creed. Rotary attracts ordinary people who often achieve astonishing things in a supportive environment.

The Rotary Club of Noosa will host an open information evening on Monday, March 15, at Tewantin RSL at 6pm for 6.30pm. If you would like to find out more about what Rotary is and does, come along, share a meal and listen to our two informative presentations.

Book now for what will be a very interesting night.

Phone Len Tyler on 5474 1237 or Frank O’Dea on 5447 4269.


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