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During the preparations for the 25th Charter Celebrations for the Rotary Club of East Sutherland past President Alistair Risk discovered the Rotary Club of Sutherland Australia which is located just out side Sydney, and meets every Wednesday evening (just like our own club) in the Sutherland United Services Club.  That led to the discovery of a number of historic and personal links between the two clubs.

President Paddy Murray from Dornoch is married to Pat who hales from Sydney and they visit Sutherland and Sydney quite frequently.  Rotarian Jonathan Brett Young from Lairg is of Aussie extraction and also visits Sutherland Australia on a regular basis.  Sutherland County in Australia is named after a Sutherland explorer, one of Captain Cook