Posted by Claire Cochrane on May 08, 2023
Applications are open for nominees for Australia Day awards 2025!  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. 
Australia Day in Maffra is a real community event, which brings Rotary into focus in the community in a very positive way.
The Australia Day ceremony will now be held each year at Duart Homestead, McLean St Maffra. All are welcome!
Sue Lawrence, winner of the Rotary Club of Maffra and Gippsland Times Quiet Achiever Award 2024