Posted by Michael Crowe on Oct 17, 2022
Port Fairy Rotary's tribute to the Centenary of the operation of Rotary in Australia has been unveiled.  On a recent sunny morning District Governor Kathy Rivett cut the ribbon on our Centenary project, a 300 tree plantation on the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail.   DG Kathy cut the ribbon on a sign and a seat that mark the location and significance of the project.
The trees for the project were purchased with the aid of a grant from the Moyne Shire Community Carbon Offset Program.  Port Fairy Rotary is grateful to the Rail Trail Committee on Management for providing access to the site and to the Rail Trail volunteers who assisted with site preparation and the tree planting.  Rotarian Tony Bawden was the driving force behind behind the project, showing great persistence through the tribulations of COVID. Thanks to all.
Tony Bawden and DG Kathy Rivett  at the unveiling
A number of Rotarians worked on the installation of the seat and the sign.
Rotarians Mllee Cox and John Ellard worked on the seat footings
Tony Bawden, David Digby and Michael Crowe installed the sign and Tony and Michael installed the seat.