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Night time action at the club's inaugural Tractor Pull Weekend
September 2018

Rotary Club of Walkerston
PO Box 138 Walkerston Queensland 4751

Chartered 10 September 1991

Meetings are held each Tuesday, 7.00 for 7.15pm
@ Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, Dutton Street, Walkerston

Rotary International President 2022-2023 -  Jennifer Jones
 District 9560 Governor 2022-2023John Hall
District 9560 Governor Elect - Sabaratnam Prathapan
Area Governor Area 4   -  Andrea Pozza
Walkerston Rotary President 2022-2023 – Joan McNeill

Past Presidents
1991-1992 Jeff Graham
1992-1993 Greg Edwards
1993-1994 Robin Linton
1994-1995 Peter Christensen
1995-1996 Mal Patch
1996-1997 Andrew Barfield
1997-1998 Shane Jamison
1998-1999 Chris Lamb
1999-2000 John Barfield
2000-2001 Greg Plath
2001-2002 Col Baldock
2002-2003 Shane Jamison
2003-2004 Lorraine Edwards
2004-2005 Ray Borg
2005-2006 Geoff Kent
2006-2007 Robin Linton
2007-2008 Andrew Barfield
2008-2009 Bente McDonald
2009-2010 Rob Oliver
2010-2011 Steve Fordyce
2011-2012 Keith Wotley
2012-2013 John Lemura
2013-2014 Joan McNeill
2014-2015 Carol Hughes
2015-2016 Bente McDonald
2016-2017 Neil Blackburn
2017-2018 Ray Borg
2018-2019 Greg Plath
2019-2020 Rob Oliver
2020-2021 Brendan Crowley
2021-2022 Col Baldock

Walkerston Rotary Club & the township of Walkerston

The Rotary Club of Walkerston is one of the younger - chartered in 1991 - and smaller, clubs of District 9560, with around 15-25 members. Club meetings are held Tuesday nights at Walkerston's oldest pub, the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.
Walkerston Rotary coordinates, as well as supports, many local community event, and the club's main fundraiser - the Walkerston Tractor Pull. 
The club's continuing local community projects are the very successful Little Street Libraries which now has nine well used branches, and also Kerbside Numbering of all of Walkerston residences. 
Other yearly events initiated by the club  are the Pioneer Valley Schools Public Speaking Competition and the yearly Dux Awards presentations at the two local school, as well as the Cliff Andersen Sports Award, the Max Adams Memorial Vocational Award and the Local Community Award.
The club also supports other Rotary programs such as Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYEP), sponsorships to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to name just a few...
Club members, both male and female, are from various walks of life. A good mixture, which makes for good fellowship and excellent club achievements.

The township of Walkerston - with a population of 3403 according to 2016 census - is named after John Walker who was a sugar plantation owner in the Walkerston/Homebush area. Walkerston - affectionately known as ’Scrubby’, from the then scrubby terrain of the creek banks - is situated approximately 10 kilometres west of Mackay (Central Queensland, Australia). 
In 1866, Walkerston was known mainly as Scrubby Creek, with a small section known as Alsatia. In 1881, Scrubby & Alsatia joined to form Walkerston (Gazetted 22 December 1881).
On the western side of the township is the historic Greenmount Homestead - a sketch of the homestead is the main feature on the Walkerston Rotary Club banner.

The Greenmount site was first settled in 1862 by Captain John Mackay, for whom the City of Mackay is named. The homestead was built in 1915 by the Cook family. It is the only heritage listed homestead in the Mackay region.