Rotarians converge on Hobart for Expo

Rotarians from all across the state gathered in Hobart last month for a major Rotary Expo – the first event of its kind ever held in Australia.Held at Princes Wharf 1 on 25 March, the innovative free event was designed by Rotary Tasmania to showcase to the public the breadth of activities Rotary Clubs and action groups do to make a positive difference to people’s lives locally, nationally and internationally.

The majority of Tasmania’s Rotary Clubs and committees were involved in the Expo, with delegations from as far afield as Smithton, Burnie and Launceston joining representatives from local Clubs like Bellerive, Brighton, Claremont, North Hobart, Glenorchy, Hobart, Howrah, Moonah, Lindisfarne, Salamanca, Sandy Bay and Sorell to show how they serve their local communities and what becomes of fundraising dollars generously donated by the public.

The Expo was hailed by organisers as a huge success, with big crowds turning out to learn about Rotary’s efforts to support education and literacy, maternal and child health, peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention, water and sanitation, community and economic development and the environment, both here at home and overseas.

Rotary’s youth-focused programs were also on show, including the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness course, the Science and Engineering Challenge, Rotary Youth Leadership Awareness program and the Professional Development Exchange program.

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