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Rotarians to converge on city

Mount Gambier is set to host the Rotary District 9780 Conference this month.

The conference will be held at Wulanda Recreation and Convention Centre from March 15-17.

Rotarians and Rotaractors from Millicent to Bordertown to Swan Hill to Queenscliff and all points in between will descend on Mount Gambier for a weekend of engagement, information, activities and a showcase of Rotary programs and activities.

Past District Governors from Mount Gambier, Bruce Ridland, RC Mount Gambier – 1999-2000, Bob Furner, RC Mt G West 2003-2004 and Ray Herbert RC Mt G West 2017-2018 joined in supporting District Governor Ian McKay in supporting the choice of the Wulanda centre as a first-time venue for the Rotary Conference.

There is a tradition of District Governors from Mount Gambier, with Past Governors including Cec Kentish 1966-67, Walter White 1969-70 and Alex Davis 1978-79.

The conference, hosted by District Governor Ian McKay and the Rotary Clubs of Mount Gambier Lakes, Mount Gambier and Mount Gambier West, has assembled a talented collect of imminent speakers, on a wide range of social challenges, including the focus project of “Say no to Family Violence”.

Supporting the eradication of Polio, an ‘End Polio Now’ community walk will be held at 8am on Saturday morning 16th March, from the Rail-lands for 3km along Commercial Street, returning to the Rail Lands.

Rotary has been engaged in the push to eradication of Polio from the World since 1985, having raised and spent $2.2b together with countless volunteer hours to protect three billion children in 122 countries from the paralysing disease.

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