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Why community and connection are so important

Steph Ryan MP

This magazine throws a spotlight on the stories of more than 50 community groups and businesses, and over 110 people in Kilmore.

I’d like to thank each and every person who gave their time to share their stories.



Southern Mitchell

“Rotary is involved in a number of activities and initiatives that are linked to Kilmore,” President Ian Dempsey says. “The well-being of families, children and youth play a big focus in our work,” he says.

A human resources professional by background, Ian is passionate about the district and seeing the town grow for the future. Ian believes young people are the future. “We invest a great deal of time and energy into developing and supporting youth,” he says. “Recently we sent a local year 11 student to Canberra on the Rotary Adventure in Citizenship program.” Held during Budget Week, the week-long program is an introduction to federal politics and the decision-making process.

Though the club says its membership is ‘healthy’, Ian says they’re always on the lookout for like-minded people get involved.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million people who work in their local cities and towns to bring about change. From education to health, safety and the environment, there are over 35,000 clubs around the world, working to create a better way of life.


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