Events & Happenings

Away meeting August 4th, 2021 - the Desert Lantern Restaurant


The Desert Lantern Restaurant is at Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs campus.
The restaurant gives Hospitality students real-world experience in the industry and also gives Alice Springs locals a fantastic fine-dining experience.
 
Please note that this event is now fully-booked and we won't be accepting further bookings.
 

Club Assembly, August 18th, 2021

This will be a closed meeting, open only to members.
 
 
 
About Our Club
Welcome
Alice Springs

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Gapview Hotel
123 Gap Road
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Australia
Phone:
0468 331 502
We start gathering from 6:30 pm Except for the FIRST meeting of the month which is an Away meeting. Please contact Club Secretary for details secretary@alicesrotary.org
Club News

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia converge on Alice Springs and make the wartime journey and travel along the track to Darwin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War in the Pacific.

The event is held every five years and was due to take place in 2020 (to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII), but deferred to 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

This event is for restored WW2 Allied Military Vehicles, and re-enacts the military supply convoys that ran from Alice Springs to Darwin (Larrimah) during the Second World War that became known as the Track, or North South road to fortress Darwin during the Battle for Australia.

The event recognizes the contribution of indigenous soldiers and women to the war effort.
Indigenous soldiers initially were paid 1/3 of what non-indigenous soldiers got paid for the same effort. Later they were paid 1/2 and only got full back pay in the 1980s.

One of the important roles women had was in the Australian Army's 58th Searchlight Battery, which operated searchlights spotting enemy aircraft.

The country Women's Association, particularly in Tennant Creek, looked after the soldiers on their way north.

Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness. The work of the Australian Government, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health to treat trachoma infections has seen rates in affected communities reduced substantially. But now, we need to ensure that hygiene practices and the community environments are improved to completely eliminate the disease.

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