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2017 Chocolate Wheel

2017 Chocolate Wheel

And so, another year gone.  The 56th Chocolate Wheel[1] has been and gone (except for the cleaning up, pulling down and washing of used shirts and aprons – any volunteers?). This year saw a slight slowdown on the past few years, due to a number of factors including low attendance by the public at the […]

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Changeover Dinner

Changeover Dinner

Out with the Old – in with the New! Saturday 03 June 2017. 1800 for 1830. Foreshore Cafe, Nightcliffe. Be there. And we were, for the changeover of presidency from Mark “Fingers” Taylor to Jeff “Speak Up” Swann. Over 50 members and guests assembled in the dying hours of the day (sunset for the more […]

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Ladies Long Lunch 2017

Ladies Long Lunch 2017

Premium charity event with proceeds supporting the Menzies School of Health Research’s HealthLAB Project Ladies Long Lunch The third spectacular went off last Friday. There were nearly 250 people at the event, somewhat down on the previous years but that is the way with the events around town at the moment. The venue looked great; […]

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Police Officer of the Year 2017

Police Officer of the Year 2017

Nominations for POOTY Award Now Open The annual Police Officer of the Year Award (POOTY) was established in 1991 by the Rotary Club of Darwin to recognise the challenges police officers face and say a public thank you for a job well done. The Award involves receiving nominations from the community identifying Northern Territory Police […]

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What a Difference $6000 makes!!!!

What a Difference $6000 makes!!!!

Last October Dr Claire Shanahan was a club guest speaker and relayed her experiences in central southern Ghana. Our Club decided to contribute to her vision of having an artesian bore and pump supplied to 6 communities surrounding the one she was in. A few months and $6000 later, the several hundred strong Asumpaso community […]

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Belyuen Community Shows their Appreciation

Belyuen Community Shows their Appreciation

Project Viking is a project being undertaken by Rotary Club of Darwin to improve the community of Belyuen on the Cox Pennisula. The project is centred around refreshing the community store and providing more services including a fuel outlet and bakery.

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How Rotary helped Tara realise life’s wider possibilities

How Rotary helped Tara realise life’s wider possibilities

“The National Youth Science Forum is an engaging and hands on program that brings together Australia’s brightest young scientists; guiding and shaping us into the future leaders of the scientific community.”                         Tara Brain Tara Brain was the recipient of  a grant provided by the combined Rotary Clubs around Darwin to attend the Forum held at the University […]

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Rotary Exchange Student meets the locals at Belyuen

Rotary Exchange Student meets the locals at Belyuen

Recently, at short notice, club members Peter Hopton and Kym Burgess drove to Belyuen on Cox Peninsula specifically so that Kym could take some good quality photos of the work Rotary has done in rehabilitating the local supermarket for the Rotary Down Under magazine. They took our Brazilian exchange student Mariana Nandes with them. It […]

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