One hundred years of Rotary celebrated in Maitland

Maitland City Council

This month, Rotary will mark 100 Years of Service around Australia and New Zealand, with celebrations happening and flags flying for the occasion here in Maitland.

This month, Rotary will mark 100 Years of Service around Australia and New Zealand, with celebrations happening and flags flying for the occasion here in Maitland.

There are five local Rotary clubs in Maitland being, Maitland, East Maitland, Rutherford/Telarah, Maitland Sunrise and Greenhills-Maitland, all of which are full of dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship with the ambition to make a positive change in their community.

Mayor of Maitland, Loretta Baker says, ‘After so many years of service to our city, Council was happy to help Rotary with $5,000 in Section 356 grant funding to put on some great activities over the next two weekends that the whole community can enjoy’.

On Sunday 11 April, from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, a Centenary Baton Relay will see each of the five local Rotary clubs complete 100 laps of the track with their friends, families and supporters.

The community is invited to be involved in the event, there will be Rotary food trucks and a coffee van with free kids entertainment on the day, including a jumping castle, face painting and giant games.

On Sunday 18 April at Telarah Lagoon, 100 Rotarians will plant 100 trees to celebrate the 100 Years of Service.

From 11.00am to 3.00pm, Council’s Street Eats will be at Telarah Lagoon for the first time to help celebrate this important milestone. The community can bring their picnic blankets down to enjoy a range of food trucks and live music.

A comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan will be in place for all Council run events and activities.

Council will monitor and adhere to the advice from the Federal and State Governments, including any variation or modification of the public health orders.

To stay up to date, follow Council and your local Rotary club on social media.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.