Club History

Mossman is located on the northern end of the Cook Highway, 75 kilometres north of Cairns and 20 minutes north of Port Douglas. Situated in the picturesque Mossman River Valley in Far North Queensland it is the gateway to the Daintree National Park and nearby world renowned Mossman Gorge. Mossman township population is approx 2000 while the surrounding communities of Cooya, Newell and Wonga have another 2000. The district economy is rural based, sugar cane farming being the dominant industry, with horticulture, tourism and cattle also being important sectors. The district has a significant indigenous population, the Kuku Yalanji people who have inhabited this area for many generations. The Rotary Club of Mossman was chartered in May 1955, by the Rotary Club of Cairns. It has a mixed gender membership of 13. Its members, through Rotary, serve the community by working to benefit charitable organizations and generally promoting good citizenship. The major project for 2019 is "Lids for Kids" which recycles drink bottle lids to manufacture mobility aids for children that have lost their hands due to trauma in under-serviced countries. This environmental and humanitarian project benefits our local community by reducing the waste that goes to landfill and reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the ocean as well as assisting children in need in overseas countries.    


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