Rotary Club of Taree to celebrate 80th birthday in May

Murray Difford

Murray Difford

The Rotary Club of Taree will celebrate their 80th birthday with a dinner at Club Taree on Saturday, May 27.

Past and present Rotarians along with relations to Rotarians have been invited to join in the event.

The club received its official charter on May 25, 1937 and has played an active part in the Taree community ever since. One of the more recognisable achievements was the creation of Rotary Park in 1980.

One of the more recognisable achievements was the creation of Rotary Park.

The site is still maintained by Rotarians and MidCoast Council.

The Rotary Bowelscan program has been supported for the last 32 years and has become an integral part of the community. 

The club continues to head up youth activities such as the student exchange program and Rotary Youth Driver Awareness.

Manning Hospital’s children’s ward, the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service and Karingal Nursing Home are other organisations that receive ongoing support from the Rotary club.

The club remains involved with Rotary world community service projects such as maintaining medical facilities in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

The Taree central business district recently welcomed CCTV cameras from the efforts of the Rotary club.

Anyone interested in attending the birthday dinner is urged to contact club president Murray Difford on 0415995377 before May 12.