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Traralgon Central
We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Quality Inn and Suites
5601
Princes Hwy
Traralgon, VIC  3844
Australia
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Traralgon Central 's home page.
 
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, Rotary International gives you the opportunity to 'pay it forward' and to have a positive impact wherever you choose.
 
While developing business networking opportunities and building lifelong friendships Rotarians experience personal growth in an organisation that is respected worldwide for its high values and standards. The magic of Rotary is that it allows ordinary people to achieve the most extraordinary things. By using the powerful synergy of one, people unite to achieve exceptional change. Many ordinary members of Rotary have developed projects that have brought significant change whilst experiencing personal growth in an organisation that is respected worldwide for its high values and standards.
 
For more information about Rotary visit THIS SITE or contact our club via traralgoncentralrotary@gmail.com
The club also has an active Facebook site. We meet on the second third and fourth Mondays of the month at 6.15pm for 6.30pm at the Quality Inn and Suites, 5601, Princes Hwy, Traralgon. Visitors are always welcome. Please come along. 

 
GADGAC. It's an awkward acronym but one with a powerful message for the Rotarians of Traralgon Central. Give A Damn, Give A Can. For more than 25 years GADGAC has been the club's flagship fundraiser and now it's happening again.
From May 20-25 Rotarians, schools, the public and local businesses will be collecting cans of food for the St Vincent de Paul winter foodbank. Over the years many thousands of cans have been collected, all helping those who have less.
Traralgon's schools have been among the biggest contributors over th years but, increasingly, local businesses have played a  vital part.
The public has also chipped in whether through collections at supermarkets and shopping centres or by dropping cans into the red collection bins that are dotted around the town.
For more information about GADCAC write to Traralgon Central's email,  traralgoncentralrotary@gmail.com 
 
By Marion White
 
Hip hip, hooray. Three cheers for Traralgon Central RC, winners of the first inter-club debate against Morwell.
Congratulations to Ian Round and Graeme McDonald on their presentations and the time they put into their 3 minute time-slot getting winning points across.
 
 
 
 
Marion designed and made this special poster showing why life was better in the 60s. There are a couple of faces you might recognise. She also organised to play a Roy Orbison number at the start of the quiz proper.
Marion and Graham got into the 60's spirit. Who can forget those headbands, floral designs and flared jeans?
 
Ian Round brushed off  a leather jacket from the 60s and remembered why it used to be one of his favourites as he extolled those times when Holden was king and the road was open and free of imports.
Hats of all types and sizes were lifted, raised, tossed and doffed when Traralgon Central, Hazelwood and Traralgon
Rotarians celebrated Hat Day at the Traralgon RSL. The group heard from Derek Amos, chair of Barrier Breakers  and former MP for Morwell  about the fight to not only properly fund treatment of those with mental illness but to have the extent of the problem recognised as well. The evening was part of Rotary's campaign to `Lift the Lid on Mental Illness' . October is Mental Health Month.
 
 
There are many great things about being a Rotarian. One of those is meeting awe-inspiring people from across the world that we might never have had the chance to meet. We have just been alerted to the journey of Round The World Charlie. Charlie cycled from Orbost to Traralgon in a day. We were there to support him on his overnight stay. Traralgon Central Rotarians made sure he had somewhere to stay and that he had a hearty breakfast before heading to Melbourne. Charlie, you are one inspiring young man! Go well on your travels. Thanks Rotary Club of Townsville Saints for connecting us :) 
#community #cycling #aroundtheworld #volunteers 
 
Ian Round was on hand to take the stage and make the presentations for the club at the Traralgon Eisteddfod, which finishes this weekend. Details of the people in the picture (apart from Ian himself) are a little scarce so we will run a more informative version in the next bulletin.
 
By Barry Rasin, President Rotary International
“In the forefront of this year’s logo is the crest of a breaking wave, representing my island home of the Bahamas, and the sea that surrounds it. The sea represents inspiration, and the waves are that inspiration striking land. Waves are a primal force of nature: constant, dependable, and unstoppable, they change the world not only through their strength, but also through their constancy.
I consider Rotary to be another force of nature: an unstoppable force that brings positive change throughout the world. The sea derives its size and strength not from one source, but from the combination of many sources. Rivulets that ran down mountains, streams that snaked through valleys, and rivers that coursed through megacities, all come together as one united whole. As a sea, they are inspiration; as a wave, they are impact. When we see this wave we see the strength of our combined efforts, and the untold reach we have as global citizens, people of action, and Rotarians.

The multi-coloured sunbeams behind our wave symbolize the diversity found in Rotary and the energy this dynamic, living background brings to every initiative in which we take part. We have different backgrounds, different cultures, and different abilities. And yet these differences do not separate us; rather they unite us, because our vision is one.