Rotary chief in FNQ visit
ROTARY International president Ian Riseley has visited Rocky Creek’s World War II igloo restoration project, Mareeba wetlands and taken a trip on Skyrail during a five-day visit to the Far North.
Mr Riseley was the first serving Rotary International president to visit the region in 30 years. Representing Mareeba Shire Council, Councillor Kevin Davies thanked Mr Riseley for his visit to the Tablelands and interest in local Rotary projects.
“It is a great privilege to have you here and we are honoured,” he said.
Local Rotarian Yumi Smith read a letter of support by Rotary District 2620 governor Tomoyoshi Matsumura before a paperbark tree was planted by Riseley to commemorate his visit to the wetlands.
Mareeba Rotary Club president Matt Jacob said the wetlands were a special part of the town, with many interesting things for visitors to see and do.