Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta
Welcome to Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta. We are an active club and we welcome you to come along to our regular Thursday night meeting and look at who we are and what we do.
In 2012, we have over 34 members and so we can run many projects in the community. We also support Rotary International projects. We work with schools and small community groups, to support young people throughout their education and development in Wangaratta. So, look for us at Yarrunga Primary School, and the Computers 4 Kids project. Appin Park has initiated the Travel Scene Leisure Expo and Fishing Competition as a major fund raiser and event for the local community here in Wangaratta.
Maher family achievements celebrated
Recreational Vehicle Fellowship of Rotarians visits Wangaratta
David is our latest Rotarian
Sweedish Night, 14 February 2013
There was a Sweedish theme to our recent club dinner meeting as we focused on the international nature of Rotary. Our speaker was Dr Helen Haines, a Wangaratta local who was recently awarded a PhD from Uppsala University in Sweeden. Our guests were four Sweedish exchange students, Amanda Stromqvist, Isabella Malm, Niklas Lindeborg and Josefine Olund and their teacher Svenna Nordin.
Wangaratta's turn to help make poverty history - Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta hosts Oaktree Youth Ambassadors
One hundred young people participating in the Oaktree Foundation’s Roadtrip to End Poverty addressed a Rotary Clubof Appin Park reception on 12 March 2013. These young ambassadors are part of a national road trip aimed to raise the awareness of extreme poverty and to inspire youth leadership across the country.
The contingent is part of a larger group of 145,000 young people from across the nation keen to ensure Australia does its fair share in the fight to end extreme poverty.
Since 2003, Oaktree has emerged as one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking development and aid organisations in Australia. Their 73,000 members have spoken directly to well over 500,000 individuals about extreme poverty and achieved an incredible media reach of over 100 million – and now it’s Wangaratta’s turn to hear their message.
The Rotary Club of Appin Park Wangaratta is very pleased to have been asked to organize a reception for these youth ambassadors, representatives of local service clubs and interested community members.
According to Club President, Margaret Bennett, the Rotary Club is keen to support these young people who are intent on making a difference. “It’s our great pleasure to host a formal reception for these young ambassadors. Today, more than a billion people live in extreme poverty, without access to education, health care, adequate food and clean drinking water and as Rotarians we commend these young energetic people on their willingness to make a difference by raising the awareness of this issue."
To learn more about the Oaktree Foundation's Roadtrip to End Poverty see: www.roadtrip2013.com.au
Some of our team on the BBQ at the recent Wangaratta Swap Meet, February 2013
Clive, Ken, Paul and Mick hard at work running the bbq at the Wangaratta Lions Swap Meet
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