Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras 2018
 
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras, 17 March 2018!
 
 
Beginning in 1957, this community fundraiser is one of Wellington Shire's oldest events. Local community groups nominate an entrant to represent their organisation, and a friendly six week period of fundraising rivalry, precedes the event.
Nominations must be received in writing to the Secretary by 22nd October, 2017.
The winner, announced on the Saturday evening, is the group which has raised the most money over the six weeks.
Rules governing the various fundraising activities do apply. Entrants are supported by a fundraising committee from their own organisation.
 
The Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras will culminate with a street parade in Johnson Street followed by the announcement of the winner.
The Rotary Club of Mardi Gras runs from 4 pm to 9 pm and will include market and food stalls, street entertainment, carnival rides, face painting and an animal nursery before the street parade.
The Rotary Club of Mardi Gras is a proven family-friendly event, with opportunities for many community organisations to raise some much needed funds at the beginning of the calendar year.
Organisations may also raise funds by operating one of the many activity and food stalls on the evening. Entrants in the Parade compete for financial prizes, which are available for several different categories.
 
In 2018 it will be our Diamond Jubilee year as well as St Patricks Day, interpret that any way you like.
 
For more information regarding entrant nominations and parade entries please contact:
the President Graeme Hemming on 041359954 or email to rotaryclubmaffra@gmail.com
 
Potential stall holders  with queries please contact Cath Noble on  03 5145 4366
or see Stall Holder Aplication Form on left.
Please note new conditions on Rotary-provided insurance cover.
 
To submit an expression of interest in writing...
Post to Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras , Secretary, PO Box 154 Maffra 3860
 
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The Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras is celebrating the event's Diamond Jubilee next year in 2018. The event was commenced in 1957 by a group of Maffra businessmen to raise money for the Maffra and District Hospital. Each entrant was voted for with a penny with the entrant winning the most pennies was chaperoned on an interstate trip! Funds raised today are used to improve  facilities in schools, aged care facilities, kindergartens and a myriad of sporing clubs. In 2010 the Rotary Club of Maffra were asked to become the lead organisation of the iconic Maffra Mardi Gras. This was a reflection of the club's involvement with their community. The name was changed from the Maffra Mardi Gras to the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras to acknowledge this responsibility. The main street of Maffra, Johnson Street is turned into a carnival, with jumping castle, buskers, food and market stalls, carnival rides, animal petting nursery, face painter and the parade featuring the entrants floats, emergency services, cars, people playing in bands and trucks. It all adds up to a fun filled afternoon for families! Anyone wishing to contribute to the organisation of the Wellington Shire's longest running event are welcome to become members of the Rotary Club of Maffra by contacting the President Graeme Hemming on 0419533680. 
 
Congratulations to the Maffra Football and Netball Club and their entrant Meg Knobel who raised over $35,000 in the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras event. Meg was the sole entrant in this year's Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras. Well done to Meg and her band of supporters who have helped raise over $35,000 for their local football and netball club.
 
Past Mardi Gras Photo Albums
 
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Congratulations to the Maffra Football and Netball Club and their entrant Meg Knobel who raised over $35,000 in the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras event. Meg was the sole entrant in this year's Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras. Well done to Meg and her band of supporters who have helped raise over $35,000 for their local football and netball club.
Maffra Mardi Gras 2016 has begun the fundraising season with 5 entrants competing for the honor of being Miss Maffra Mardi Gras 2016.
 
There are five entrants this year in the 2016 Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras. They are (Back LtoR) Katie Armistead representing Sale City Football & Netball Club, Jess Humphrey representing Groundwork Youth Theatre,  Emma Jones representing Maffra and District Car Club, (Front L) Kelly Cairns representing Maffra Gymnastics, and Courtney Savige representing Maffra District Hospital. The launch of the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras was launched by Wellington Shire Counsellor Darren McCubbin (Front Centre) on Thursday 4th February at Duart Homestead.