!00 years of Rotary in Australia

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It’s a special time. Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021.

In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021.

For our centenary:

  • we have a $30m project vaccinating 100,000 children across 9 Pacific nations;
  • Rotary will be planting 1million trees across NZ;
  • we aim to eliminate Trachoma in aboriginal populations for our centenary;
  • commemorative stamps and coins in the hands of all Australians celebrate Rotary's achievements through 100 years and the promise of more to come.

Rotary’s Centenary is a time of celebration! It Is our turn to be part of history. A history of making a
difference in so many ways for so long.

While we celebrate the past we also are creating the future. There is so much more that needs to
be done.

  • One in 16 children die in 9 Pacific nations before the age of 5; for our centenary, we are
    going to stop that.
  • Australia is the world's last developed country where Trachoma (infectious eye disease) still
    persists; elimination of Trachoma is our centenary goal.


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