A plaque paying homage to our Covid frontline responders was unveiled over the weekend at Beckley Park in North Geelong.  The occasion was also celebrating the planting of 100 indigenous trees to commemorate 100 years of Rotary in Austrlia.  Thanks to the many Friends of Rotary who also assisted us.

"Service above self is an important value for Rotarians. We erected the plaque to celebrate the planting today of 100 trees for the 100th anniversary of Rotary in Australia, however, we also wanted to acknowledge the frontline responders who have shown true dedication to our community” said President Don Shields.
"We would like to think that in another 100 years, happy and healthy people will enjoy the park and be reminded of the bravery of the many who have worked so tirelessly over 2020-2021.  These are ordinary people who go to work and invisibly do those jobs that keep our community going.  They are mostly quiet achievers and Rotary salutes them all.”
The planting of 100 indigenous trees at the Park was made possible through a City of Greater Geelong Council environment grant. The trees were planted by Rotarians and friends from the Corio Bay and Geelong Central clubs.  The plaque is attached to a rock amongst the trees.