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2021 – a special year for Australia and New Zealand

We celebrate 100 years of Rotary Service this year. To mark this occasion our Rotary district is conducting a 100 Baton Relay across all our 57 clubs in Northern NSW and South East Queensland, ending on May 15 at the Rotary International District Conference in Twin Towns in Tweed Heads. All members of the Iluka and Woombah community and friends are invited to join with the Rotary Club of Iluka-Woombah, to celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand. This Baton Relay demonstrates Rotary’s unity and diversity. It’s a relay with a cause that will engage with many in our community. A cause Australia connects with. In this 100th year “Rotary says No to Domestic Violence Anne Lockyer, from the Rotary Club of Iluka-Woombah said “We will receive the Baton from the Rotary Club of Yamba at the Iluka Ferry Wharf at 10am on Saturday February 20. From there, we’ll then walk up the footpath to the Post Office and Catholic Church.” There will be a few short speeches, before the cutting of a big birthday cake. Everyone is welcome to join in. Anne said that, ‘Today Australia has over 1000 Rotary Clubs in cities and towns connecting 25,000 members. All celebrating the centenary this year. “Most people would know that Rotary clubs provide much needed service in their local communities” she added. ‘But we also impact on the international community too. Projects such as the virtual eradication of polio being one of the most notable”. The Rotary Club of Iluka-Woombah has undertaken many projects since its Charter 34 years ago. For example: The supply and maintenance of the Iluka Lifeguards tractor and trailer. The organisation and running of the monthly markets. Hill of Knowledge near Main Beach – building and maintenance. Support for local schools with prizes and scholarships. If you would like to be a part of this dynamic organisation come and join us! Ask a Rotarian!