2017 Rochester Farm & Road Safety Expo brings home the message


As they arrived, students were handed bags in which to put the literature that was handed out from the various exhibitors. The bags also contained literature which had been sent by the Responsible Pets Ownership, TAC, Australian Centre for Agricultural Health & Safety and Sunsmart.

Twenty-six exhibitors engaged the students and adults with their interactive displays and messages.

Members of the Lions Club of Rochester and The Rochester Agricultural and Pastoral Association cooked the sausages for the free sausage sizzle. Sandwiches, tea and coffee were distributed to the exhibitors during the day. This gesture was very well received.

Approximately 400 in-kind hours of work was put into running the day – this was made up of Rotarians, friends of Rotary, Lions, Probians, A&P Association, the exhibitors who were not paid employees, and the men who helped put up the tents on Monday. This doesn’t include all of the preliminary work to put the day together.

Sponsors for this year were the Shire of Campaspe, Peter Walsh MP, WorkSafe and Moama RSL.

It was pleasing to see so many Campaspe Shire Councillors present prior to their attendance at their scheduled Council Meeting and to greet a number of visiting Rotarians including ADG Jill Barker.

Peter Walsh MP took time to visit and talk with the exhibitors and students. 

Thank you to members of our Club, especially Noel Lucas, partners, friends of Rotary, Murray Phipps and his band of tireless workers, sponsors, exhibitors, especially the volunteers, for your support and hard work in the lead-up to and on the day. Without this support and help the FARSE would not be able to go ahead as successfully as it does. Many thanks to Secretary Heather who has worked tirelessly throughout the year to make the day a success.

We were very pleased to be featured on WIN News. 


Photos: CFA, Splash & Learn, Ambulance Victoria & Wildlife Rescue were amongst the exhibitors passing on the Safety Message.


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