Last night, more than 400 people attended the "Launceston Responds - Helping our Tassie Mates Gala Cocktail Fundraiser" at the Tailrace Centre. Thank you to each and everyone of you for attending the event and a big thank you to the many sponsors who donated prizes, time, products or Auction items for the event.
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RI President-elect Ron Burton will ask Rotarians to Engage Rotary, Change Lives in 2013-14.
He unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors.
“If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today,” Burton said. “We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.”
The Launceston City Council and the Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise will spearhead a gala fundraising event in Launceston in coming weeks to support Tasmanian communities impacted by bushfires.
Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten has expressed his sympathies to all those affected by the fires.
"These fires will be an enormous blow to the communities concerned and I would like to express my support to the municipalities affected. They will have an enormous job to do in coming weeks and months and we will be ready to offer help should it be required.”
Launceston will host a special gala fundraising event on Thursday 24 January with all proceeds going to Rotary Tasmania, to distribute to those affected by the recent fires.
From Monday morning, Launceston City Council Customer Service Centre will be accepting donations of items that can be used for raffles, fundraising and auction items.
No one will be paid from the event and all proceeds will be managed through Rotary Tasmania.
Tickets to the event will go on sale from the Princess Theatre on Tuesday 8 January 2013