Posted by Claire Cochrane on May 08, 2023
Applications are open for nominees for Australia Day awards 2024!  The Rotary Club of Maffra and Gippsland Times Quiet Achiever Awards are for Adult over 30, Junior under 30 and a Group. 
Contact us to nominate someone from the Maffra, Bushy Park, Briagolong, Stratford, Newry, Valencia Creek, Boisdale or Tinamba areas.
 
The Rotary Club of Maffra hosts the Australia Day Celebrations in Maffra each year. A BBQ is provided, thanks to funding from Wellington Shire Council, and local Australia Day awards are presented, in partnership with the local newspaper, the Gippsland Times. The Maffra Municipal Band provides musical entertainment and the National Anthem, and local guide or scout groups perform the flag raising ceremony.Having a partnership with the Gippsland Times allows us to advertise for nominations for the awards, and we frequently have articles about the club’s activities printed in the newspaper. The partnership with the Wellington Shire is also beneficial, allowing us to apply for grants and to have local councillors coming along to give talks at events, including Australia Day.
 
The Rotary Club of Maffra and Gippsland Times Awards have three categories, the Quiet Achiever award, for an individual or couple, the Community Group Award, and the Junior Quiet Achiever Award. They are presented to people who are working in the community for the good of the community, and help to give them some recognition for their work.
Members of the wider community come along on the day to find out who has been chosen for the awards, to listen to the band, and to breakfast on the free egg and bacon rolls.
Australia Day in Maffra is a real community event, which brings Rotary into focus in the community in a very positive way.