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Rotary Club of Ringwood – 40th anniversary

By October 25, 2009No Comments

This afternoon I attended the 40th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Ringwood, which celebrated the organisation’s presence within the Ringwood and Maroondah community.

The Rotary Club of Ringwood was chartered on the 27th of October 1969 with 26 initial members. The club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Box Hill, which supported Ringwood in its formation and early years of existence.

It is timely that Rotary’s theme for this year is the Future of Rotary Is In Your Hands, reflecting the ongoing community service provided by clubs, as well as the need to continually strengthen the organisation’s presence and membership recruitment. The usage of the Internet in particular, has the potential to shape Rotary and how it interacts with the wider community. While the presence of Rotary will always remain within communities, strengthening its Internet presence will help communicate the purpose and aims of the organisation.

The Rotary Club of Ringwood has been involved in a significant amount of community projects over the past 40 years, including its ongoing support for Maroondah Hospital and initiating the Save Water Save Lives project, which installs water tanks to provide fresh water in developing nations.

The Future of Rotary is dependent on the ongoing involvement of clubs within their local communities. The Rotary Club of Ringwood continues to be involved within Maroondah and projects that benefit local, national and international communitities.

For further information on the Rotary Club of Ringwood please visit

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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