Museum marks 100 years of Rotary

JACKETS: Rotary jackets and badges are part of a display at the Museum acknowledging 100 years until June 27.

JACKETS: Rotary jackets and badges are part of a display at the Museum acknowledging 100 years until June 27.

Redland Museum is hosting a current exhibition featuring projects of the local Rotary clubs until June 27 to mark Rotary's 100 year anniversary.

The exhibition features displays of local historical projects including The Rocks at Tingalpa Creek, the Santas displayed at Wynnum, Manly and Capalaba, jarjums yarnin' literacy project at Dunwich, and the Lodge at Redlands Hospital.

International Projects relating to water, health, education, and peace are also highlighted. Of note is Rotary's project in the eradication of polio with Rotary International reducing the number of cases from about 360,000 in 126 countries to less than 100 in two countries over the the last 40 years. Several local Rotarians involved in immunisation campaigns overseas have their stories, caps and vests exhibited.

There is also a flag trail with wallet-sized passports for children to fill in as they nagivate around the museum, locating various flags.

As part of the exhibition, Rotarians will give talks at 10am on June 10, 17 and 24 on the eradication of polio, and international and local projects. Speakers include Col Sutcliffe, Tony Fox and Shirley Mahon. The exhibition and talks are all open to the public at a cost of $10 per talk or $25 for all three, inclusive of morning tea.

All current and past Rotarians and Redland Museum members are invited to the exhibition private opening by Mayor Karen Williams and Rotary District Governor, Patrice Robinson, at 11.30am on May 30.

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