Rotary Club of Traralgon Central

Chartered 22nd August, 1981   |   PO Box 871, Traralgon 3844   |   Victoria, Australia
2016/2017  |  President: Ian Round  |  Treasurer:  Charlie Medhurst  |  Secretary: Colin McKeown

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Traralgon Central
We meet Mondays at 6:15 PM
Comfort Inn Latrobe Convention Centre
5601 Princes Highway
Traralgon, VIC  3844
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It was great to see on Monday night how our programs for the year are progressing.
With regard to the Community Electronic Signboard we now have a subcommittee dedicated to progressing this, and we have the details of how it is run in Murray Bridge. Since the meeting Warren has been busy and secured an offer from a local tradesman for the electrical installation.

With regards to our investigations on how the club can support the community post the Hazelwood closure and other changes in the power industry, we have locked in 5th October (Thursday) to hear from the Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O'Callaghan (pictured), CEO Gary Van Driel (pictured) and Economic Development Manager Phil Stone. This follows on from presentations from Karen Kane from the Latrobe Valley Authority, and Maree McPherson on the work of the

Eoin Harrison is our club's Rotary Youth Learning Awards representative as well as being an an attendee at the three-day ConocoPhillips Science experience during the September School holidays.

Marion White has been busy organising candidates for both projects.

Eoin Harrison, pictured with teacher Keita Matsumoto, is a student at Traralgon Secondary College. We look forward to hearing from him about his experiences.

Marion reported at last Monday night's meeting that 14 places out of the 16 positions had been filled for the Science Experience course.

Hat Day is approaching quickly, this year the special Australian Rotary Health Research Fund campaign will be held on October 10 across Australia.

Traralgon Central member Greg Samson is urging members and guests to `Lift the Lid' and help research into mental health.


Greg Samson and Daniel Steyn hard at work over the barbecue plate at the Bunnings  Father's Day barbecue on Thursday evening last week. The evening was a big success with a strong Traralgon Central contingent helping out. Traralgon Central has been a regular helper at the annual event for several years.

 Daniel Steyn became the newest member of Traralgon Central Rotary Club at the club's  meeting on August 28.

 Daniel, who was introduced to the club by Ian Leversha, was accompanied by his wife  Theresa and sons Zander and Kristof.



This story is taken from the District 9820 home web page and is based on a story from D9820's own E-Club

Membership of Rotary, like any other activity in life, works better if you have a personal plan about how to get the most out of it.

Immediate past president Maree MacPherson explained the ins and outs of  the State Government's regional partnerships program last week, pointing out that Gippsland was the biggest of the nine partnerships which make up Victoria.

As chair of the Gippsland partnership from the middle of last year, Maree has travelled the region extensively talking with local leaders, shires and community organisations and liasing with the state government and bureaucrats in Spring Street.


September is Rotary's Basic Education and Literacy month, a time when it's appropriate to take a look at what Rotary does to help provide basic education to millions of people across the world.