Modbury Rotary Club – Good News Story


In recognition of the Port Arthur tragedy on 28/29 April 1996 the R.C. of Modbury, in conjunction with Trees for Life and staff and students of Modbury Primary School, undertook a planting of 35 eucalypts and casuarinas on a recently cleared reserve at Sandalwood Drive, St. Agnes. Each plant was intended to reflect upon the life of each of the victims of the rogue gunman on that fateful day. The planting was undertaken in May 1996.

In 2018 the City of TTG Council undertook significant refurbishment of the planted area including the replacement of a number of the plants which had not survived the initial planting.

Reported by Keith Rendell —  remembering those who are no longer with us at St Agnes Recreation Park.

End POLIO Now – Rotary’s Major Project

Two reasons why we don’t have Polio in this Country? Rotary’s initiative 33 years ago to stamp it out! and vaccinating your child, we don’t have it in Australia due to vaccinating and if you don’t vaccinate, we are just an overseas visitor away from someone getting it!

Rotary Clubs are continually working on the END POLIO NOW program. Want to be involved in Rotary, let us know!

Rebecca Fry at Rotary International Assembly

Had a blast speaking at a Rotary conference in San Diego last week. Met amazing leaders! Video of speech below. Finally home safe and sound after an incredible week in San Diego!

The Rotary International Assembly was more incredible than I could have imagined. A huge shout out to all the Rotary International staff and leaders that were involved in pulling this leadership training event together. The seemless integration of Rotaract into the program was beyond impressive and an opportunity we will all truly value for many years to come. Continue reading…

Modbury Rotary Club – Good News Award

Good News Award

This initiative was launched for a 12 month trial period in February 2017 with the first award being made in May 2017. Subsequent awards were made in August and November 2017.

At our Partners meeting #1629 on 26 February 2018 we were pleased to acknowledge our fourth winner, Ben Kempster, and present him with a certificate of award and a cheque for $250. Ben outlined the features of the fitness programme which he runs with the support of his employer SA Power Networks with all funds raised being donated to the Women’s and Children’s Foundation. Ben, a fitness coach and personal trainer, is clearly committed not only to helping others to ‘get that spark back’ but also to helping those in the wider community who are in genuine need.

A worthy Good News Award winner indeed.

Now that we have completed the 12 month trial run of the Good News Award we can look back on our 4 winners to date: