Members of the Rotary Club of Rochester recently stepped up to the bench to accept the role of hosting a community forum titled "Melt the Ice / Drugs of any sort in the Community."
As part of their ongoing concerns and efforts to address this ever increasing problem in the community, the local health service under the auspices of Rochester and Elmore District Health Service sought expressions of interest for a local body to conduct such a forum.
Always keen to show support for health concerns in the community , Rochester Rotary accepted the role of supplying a venue to hold such a forum, along with promotion before the event and catering on the night which was held at the historic Rochester Courthouse.
Advertising before the event even including President Bryan being contacting for interview by ABC Regional radio.
Attendees on the night ranged from emergency services, health service workers, community groups, through to concerned members of the community .Lead by a experienced facilitator, everyone had an
opportunity to express their concerns and ideas in which way to go forward in a progressive mode that would be of benefit to all affected by this problem. Breakout sessions, with before and after polls taken as to the benefit of attending, were a great contributor to the success of the night .
With the Campaspe Shire having a higher than state average for the number of incidents involving people affected by mind altering substances, all in attendance were in full agreement that full support of all services in the community must become united more than ever to help stem this issue in our local and greater community .
Club members look forward to helping make a Difference in our Community along with looking forward to seeing a decrease in reported issues under the state average .
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