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23 January, 2021

International club celebrates 100 years in Australia

Local clubs are seeking 50 to 100 Emerald residents to help mark the organisation's 100 years in Australia.

By Ali Goddard

As part of the 100-year celebrations, a relay will take place across numerous Central Queensland towns. PHOTO: Supplied

A WORLDWIDE club is celebrating a huge milestone this year, holding events across the Central Queensland district. 

Rotary International is celebrating 100 years of rotary in Australia with a series of relay races and meetings from the end of January up until May. 

President of D9560 Passport Rotary Daniel Roussounis said the baton will reach Longreach this weekend and there are celebrations planned in town. 

“From there, the baton will go to Barcaldine and will then head to Emerald on the train on Thursday,” he said. 

“Once the baton reaches Emerald it will arrive at the Rotary meeting as part of the relay on January 30. 

“There is three batons being passed across the district, all of which will be finishing in Gladstone for the District Conference on April 30 to May 2.” 

On relay day, the baton will leave from the Emerald Sunrise Rotary Clubhouse at the end of Opal Street near the BMX track, heading down Egerton Street, then Hospital Road until making its stop at the Rotary Park. 

The relay route is roughly five kilometres, and Emerald Rotary Club are looking for baton bearers to line the route from the clubhouse to Hospital Road. 

They are looking for roughly 50 to 100 baton bearers to register before Wednesday, and they must be able to attend the meeting the following Friday at 6pm. 

To be a part of 100 years of rotary celebration, contact Daniel Roussounis on 0408709851. 


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