Extracted from the  Rotary100DownUnder web site and Facebook postings.
 
 
Save the date Friday 10th July 2020!
 
We invite you to join Rotarians across Australia on 10th July for virtual fellowship, as well as meet our R100 Centenary Ambassadors, the Governor General and Mrs Hurley, as they launch our national centenary campaign. By joining us, you will witness the “Passing the Baton” ceremony. The baton that will carry the symbols of our centenary and will travel far and wide across Rotary clubs and Districts.
 
CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY, EMBRACE OUR FUTURE.
 
Our R100 ribbons represent the Rotary road we travel, our runners tell the story of diversity and inclusion, our baton is filled with the energy of Rotarians around our countries lighting up our communities with service above self.
 
Mark Daniel Maloney
Rotary International President 2019-2020
Linda Humphries -
wife of 2020-2021 DG Mark Humpries
 
The R100 Baton Relay is an event across Australia & New Zealand to celebrate 100 years of Rotary working in our communities. R100 Baton Relay will run throughout Australia, State by State, District by District, Club by Club.

Our vision is to have every club to participate and involve their communities, to bring local colour and culture, to own their celebration of 100 years of Rotary service with the R100 Baton Imagine Rotarians, local personalities, Councillors, community leaders, community groups, and everyday people around Australia & New Zealand carrying the baton of service, and passing it forward
 
ARE YOU READY TO RUN WITH THE R100 BATON?
 
One of our main causes here at Rotary is Feeding Children, an issue that touches many lives. We spend a significant portion of our resources on tackling this problem. See how you can help by reading more or contacting one of our representatives.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
 
Energise your club to create a a celebration of 100 years of Rotary service by planning an event Dinner, Fund Raiser, Walk through town, or maybe a Fun Run.
 
Involve your community in your planning, invite members of the public to be part of the committee, engage community groups and businesses to partner with you.
 
Be proud, be bold, be involved, get your local media involved.  Be a true Rotarian and pass the baton of service forward