Rotary Club of Central Launceston

Office Bearers 14-15

» President:

Wendy Summers
0418350755
wendy.summers@aph.gov.au

» Secretary:

Tim Robertson
0407183549
tim.robertson@aph.gov.au

» Treasurer:

Richard Forrest

rforrest3@bigpond.com

Rotary:

Rotary Club of Central Launceston

The Rotary Club of Central Launceston is located right in the heart of Central Launceston. With a growing membership of over 55 Rotarians, this service club has supported many local organisations and charities as well as other local and worldwide Rotary causes.

We achieve this through our fundraising efforts, the main ones being the annual "Duck Race", Tamar Valley Cycle Challenge Sally’s Ride and Circus Quirkus.

The Rotary Duck Race started in 1993, with the concept of holding a plastic duck race from the suspension bridge down to the finishing line in the Gorge. The Race was known as the 7LA Duck Race raising approximately $8,000, which was donated to local charities.

Now, this once small plastic duck race is one of Launceston’s major calendar events of the year, attracting thousands of spectators and now involves local businesses, not for profit organisations, charities and schools. Since its inception the annual event has donated back to charities over $320,000. Some recipients for the raised funds in past years are Giant Steps, Canteen, Life Link, City Mission, St Giles, St Georges Special School, Self Help, Adaptive Rowers, Sailability, New Horizons and the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Tasmania and Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania.

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Sally Fletcher

Sally Fletcher of Sally's Ride