Mooroopna Rotarians are celebrating 50 years of service to the community.ESTELLE GRIEPINK July 14, 2014 3:15am
Four of Mooroopna Rotary Club's oldest members - Stan Watt, Pat Treacy, Frank Faulkner and Graham McLean - cut a cake to celebrate the club's 50th anniversary.
Rotary Club of Mooroopna members Pat Treacy and Stan Watt can still remember founding the club 50 years ago.
‘‘We were invited to join by a Rotarian from Shepparton because we had a classification like managing director or principal or a businessman and in those days they were the only eligible members,’’ Mr Treacy said.
‘‘When I was asked to join my wife said ‘you have enough things to do’, but people said it would be good for the Mooroopna community, so I convinced her,’’ Mr Watt said.
‘‘I’m happy I did it and so is she.’’
As part of the club’s 50th birthday celebrations, the members have created a two-room display at the Mooroopna Historical Society.
The project was spearheaded by society secretary and Rotary member of 49 years Barry Campbell.
He has collected thousands of club items, including flags, banners, photos and newspaper clippings.
Mr Campbell said people could visit the display to learn about the club’s milestones, including the first New Year’s Eve Festival and Fruit Salad Day.
There is also a large display featuring newspaper clippings about the establishment of Rodney Park Village.
‘‘The funding for the retirement village was probably our biggest project, we raised $1
Mr Campbell said Rotary was a fantastic service club that gave its members the opportunity to help the local community and international causes.
The club has sister clubs in Japan, Korea and Zambia and has fundraised for projects across the globe.
‘‘We’ve raised millions of dollars, locally and internationally,’’ he said.
‘‘I like being involved in serving the community and that’s what Rotary is all about.’’
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