People of LoganJanuary 16, 2024 / 2 minute read

Goodwill, community spirit and lamingtons

Springwood Park will be bustling with community spirit on Friday next week, thanks to the Rotary Club of Logan.

For event organiser and long-time Rotary Club member Kathryn Hester, it’s important to recognise and appreciate all Australians on 26 January.

The club event, now in its third year, is a highlight for local Rotarians.

‘It’ll be a great family event to celebrate all the good things Australia has to offer,’ Kathryn says.

‘We all love interacting with the public and letting everyone know what we do locally and internationally.’

There will be a free coffee van and plenty of lamingtons for attendees to enjoy on the day.

‘It’s the day to reflect on the past, present and future and doing something Australian like getting together with family and friends,’ she says.

‘Bring all your friends and neighbours – the lamingtons are well worth it.’

Kathryn, who has volunteered in countries like Myanmar and Cambodia, says Australians are incredibly fortunate.

‘I can certainly appreciate the freedom and facilities we have in this country,’ she says.

‘It’s beautiful land, but we have to preserve it.’

Rotary International boasts 1.4 million members worldwide, all with the shared mission of advancing peace and goodwill while improving health, supporting education and alleviating poverty.

This year’s Australia Day event is just one of the Logan club’s many initiatives in 2024.

Next on the horizon is the Pride of Workmanship and Emergency Services Recognition event, which celebrates outstanding community members including employees, businessowners and emergency service workers.

The club is also planning an expo to promote female empowerment.

The Springwood park event will run from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

If you’re interested in joining the club, meetings are held every Tuesday from 6 pm at Diggers Services Club, Blackwood Road, Logan Central.

For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Logan website.

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