Rotarians to roll into town

Maryborough Rotary Club members are getting set for the district conference next Friday, which will be held at the Maryborough Town Hall. District governor Anthony Ohlsen and Maryborough Rotary Club president Meryl James (front) are looking forward to the event.

Rotarians from across the district will roll into Maryborough next week as Rotary’s district 9780 conference kicks off at the town hall.

Attracting Rotarians from across district 9780, which includes Geelong, Swan Hill and Mount Gambier, district governor Anthony Ohlsen said Rotarians will be immersed in what the region has to offer.

“We’re always excited to host events like this — it’s great for visiting Rotarians to see the area and it’s great for local business and the community to have so many people around town,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of really great speakers and guests coming to this conference. Sarah Brown, for example, was originally a nurse working in a renal unit in Alice Springs. Kidney failure is quite high within Indigenous communities and so a lot of people were travelling to Alice Springs from outback locations for treatment.

“Sarah came up with the idea to make the Purple Bus, which has renal facilities built in and travels to remote communities to deliver treatment. That’s going to be a really interesting talk, as they all are.”

Rotary’s district conference kicks off next Friday, March 22 at the Maryborough Town Hall. To register for the event and for more information, visit

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