Rotary International Tree Planting Project

The Planting with PIP Ian Riseley

Rotary International World President Ian Riseley’s 2017-2018 presidential theme involved environment and  sustainability. He said  “the time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern  – it is, and must be, everyone’s concern” President Ian’s challenge to all Rotary Clubs of Australia was to plant a tree for each Rotarian. Many clubs have involved local schools as a reminder to students of the importance of caring for the environment.  Our club decided on a Magnolia tree to be planted on behalf of the whole club at Kennerley Childrens Home(KCH) in recognition of nearly 150 years of service to children in the  community. It was great timing as Ian was in Hobart attending the Rotary Australia/New Zealand  Conference and was able to do the honor of planting the tree. The rain let up and members and friends gathered with Club President Barry Titmus, Past District Governor 2017 -2018 Tony Colman, the Chairman of KCH Robin Jacques OAM and General Manager KCH Andrea Sturges. As the Magnolia grows and flourishes it should be a continual reminder of our need to protect this precious environment of ours for the future generations. Rotary again being the Inspiration.


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