Lucky members of REAL Inc were invited to a special Australia Day lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Templestowe, together with the Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale and Manningham Rotaract. The community lunch was held at Doncaster Shoppingtown Hotel in the Cabaret Room on the 26th of January, and it was a wonderful sea of red, blue and white.
The event was a celebration of what it is to be an Australian, and a way for Rotary to recognise the many community groups in Manningham that contribute so much to our local area and the residents here. We had a lovely meal, then enjoyed live entertainment, and a live video cross to the Rotary International event.
The event was a wonderful coming together of people from so many diverse backgrounds – a beautiful representation of Australia itself. More than 150 people attended the lunch, and REAL members and volunteers were honoured to be included. Thank you to the Australia Day Council for sponsoring the event, and to the Rotary Club of Templestowe for organising the event and extending the invitation to us.