These local arctivities are supported by the Rotary Launceston of Launceston
To honour our charter to offer ‘Service Above Self’ our community activities are many and varied.
Physical Activities are an integral part in the make up of the Rotary Club of Launceston.
Since the formation of the club it has been responsible for projects such as
- the W.D. Bennet Gorge Gates,
- Duck Reach suspension bridge,
- Abbeyfield Garden Maintenance and
- numerous tree plantings including one with Rotary International President Paul Harris.
With on going projects like:-
Currently the club is working with New Horizons to replace fences at their premises in Mowbray.
Relay for Life
The Rotary Club of Launceston continues to support Relay for Life by representation on the organising committee. Rotary Club of Launceston provides the major food and drinks catering at the Relay for Life venue and assists with set-up of the event.
Run for the Heart
Rotarians provided expert marshalling of the 300 strong racing contingent. Wearing our Rotary caps and vests together with the new Marquee it all combined to make us look very professional.
Symphony Under the Stars
A summer evening where the stars truly come to life.
Join us and the TSO a live symphony orchestra as we, the Rotary Club of Launceston, assist with, Symphony Under the Stars.
The City Park becomes a picnic venue with a difference, a warm summers evening, picnic on the grass, while being entertained with live music.
Meals on Wheels
The Rotary Club of Launceston volunteers personel to deliver ‘Meals on Wheels’, a program of Red Cross. Volunteers, usually working in pairs, collect pre-prepared meals from the Red Cross centre in Mowbray and deliver to recipients in most suburbs of Launceston The Rotary Club of Launceston has been involverd with Meals on Wheels since its inception .
The Sir John Ramsay Award
The Sir John Ramsay Award is a major activity of the Rotary Club of Launceston awarded to recognise the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ in the field of health care.
This prestigious award is in honour of Sir John Ramsay who was the foundation president of the club in 1924. Sir John was a noted surgeon who became a significant figure in the local, state and national arenas. He served with distinction on the boards of Red Cross, Crippled Childrens association, Tasmanian Aero Club, The Launceston Club, Royal Automobile Club and many more. He designed and built St Margarets Hospital, later to become St Vincents Hospital, before becoming the Superintendent of the Launceston General Hospital. An extraordinary man by any measure Sir John was also a noted cricketer who represented Tasmania. The Rotary Club of Launceston is proud of the connection we have with this pioneer and visionary who lead by example.