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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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All of us at Traralgon Central Rotary enjoyed our end of year celebration and hope that you enjoyed yours.  Now we are looking forward to 2018 and the challenges it will bring.  Have a relaxing and safe break.


“I trust that all members had a good Christmas with family and friends, and that the New Year has started well.

Since our last meeting things have progressed with the Community Electronic Signboard project. We had requested a meeting with the Mayor Darryl White, hoping to meet before Christmas however the only response we received was to say that the Council would not approve a signboard at the Courthouse in Traralgon, and that we should approach Stockland.

Rotary Club of Traralgon Central member Maree McPherson has joined the ranks of published authors with the launch of her  book Cutting Through The Grass Ceiling  towards the end of November in Traralgon, Maree's home town. Maree writes regularly on the web about regional leadership and the contribution of regions to nations. She is especially interested in how women lead in regional and rural Australia. In Cutting Through The Grass Ceiling she writes about how regional women have done just that and made significant change, gained control of  their decisions and become visible in their careers. For more click here


This article first appeared on the District 9800 web site

In the olden days people died through starvation, a lack of cleanliness and medical knowledge. Now we have plenty of food, we wash our hands with soap, go to the doctor when ill and use all sorts of technology to diagnose and treat conditions that effect our quality of life. However in the western world our desire to live longer and better, has created life threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, Diabetes, cancer and coronary heart disease.

Sally Dell from the Rotary Club of Warragul spoke passionately about the fight against eye-disease Trachoma and the hope that it will be eliminated by 2020.

Sally, pictured with RCTC president Ian Round, explained how the World Health Organisation and Rotary International wanted to eliminate Trachoma in the next two years.

Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness. The fight has been taken to heart by all Australian Rotary Districts at the behest of International President Ian Riseley. To see his video message click here or to read more about the fight against Trachoma click here

From the District Conference Organising Committee

This is your last chance to register for the 2018 District Conference to be held in Sale from Friday, February 16th until Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at the Sale Memorial Hall and the Gippsland Grammar School?

Have you organised your accommodation? There is plenty of choice – hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks, etc.
On Friday you might like to play golf at the picturesque Sale Golf Course in Longford OR join the Bus Tour of local landmarks in Maffra and Heyfield finishing with lunch at Blue Gables Winery.



Brrrrrrr, that looks cold. President Ian and Jan are still away in Canada, publishing this picture with Jan's daughter and family at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies during the week. But I am sure Ian would would want to remind you that this week we will be hearing about the ConnocoPhillips Science Experience from Eoin Harrison and also the Rotary Youth Learning Awards from Jacob Rutherford.


Jacob Sutherland (centre) and Eoin Harrison impressed RCTC members when they spoke about their experiences at the Rotary Youth Learning Awareness camp (Jacob) at Forest Edge and the ConnocoPhillips Science Experience held in Melbourne.

This story was taken from the District 9820 website.

There is now a suite of online membership courses available in Rotary’s Learning Center to assist clubs in strengthening their membership

The following membership topics:

  • Is Your Club Healthy?
  • Online Membership Leads
  • Building a Diverse Club
  • Practicing Flexibility and Innovation
  • Kick-start Your New Member Orientation
  • Best Practices for Engaging Members


Past District Governor Tony Spring made the intricacies of the Rotary Foundation clear when he addressed members on Monday night. November is Rotary's Foundation month.
What PDG Tony made clear is that the Foundation is our charity, working on a number of levels across the world and that it is one of the world's biggest charities.
Former Traralgon Central Rotary president and treasurer Jenny Hammett was accompanied by artist Libby Witchell when they brought us up to date on progress with the Traralgon Courthouse project.
The District 9820 Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) will return to the Phillip Island Adventure Resort in 2018 on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday 18-20 May.
Traralgon Rotarian and former Assistant Governor John Caruana  is the District Chair of the long running community effort which brings young people together to debate issues of world importance and, hopefully, arrive at workable solutions.