Invites you to learn more about Rotary
What is Rotary?
- Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary is the world’s oldest and largest service organisation.
- Its a gathering of likeminded people who want to make a difference in the world.
- Rotary is a service club.
- Our business is humanity.
- Our product is service.
Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities.
This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfilment that comes in the process.
Rotary needs people like you to make a difference.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, a professional, a stay at home parent, a teacher, a doctor, a tradie or a farmer. We need young and old, retailers, gardeners, athletes, social workers, artists, grandparents and retirees too. If you have something you care about, and want to make a difference in your community, we need you!
Rotarians are people just like you who want to make a difference in the world. We are men and women from many different walks of life who enjoy meeting together to plan and deliver projects to improve and strengthen both our local and our international communities.
- Peace and conflict resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Rotary Clubs all over the world target their energies towards the six areas of focus outlined above to provide local and international projects for the betterment of the world.
Rotary is more than just community service
Friendship and Connection:
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides some of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship, connection and fellowship. It is one of the reasons why Rotary began way back in 1905.
Another of the original reasons for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively, help others.
Personal Growth and Development:
Membership in Rotary helps continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
Rotary also provides opportunities to fine tune leadership skills through learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
Each meeting can provide an opportunity to listen to different speakers on a variety of local and international topics.
Public Speaking Skills:
Rotary can help develop confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills if desired.
Rotary is a lot of fun. Providing others with help is rewarding and helps us ‘give back’ to our communities.
Every Rotary club and district has social functions that provide diversion in one’s life.
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, colour, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
Club members have many opportunities for service.
Some of the current and recent projects of the Rotary Club of Brownhill Creek
- Re-establishing THE YURREBILLA WALKING TRAIL at Brownhill Creek.
- A project to build a school at an orphanage for “untouchable” children on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Funding of Shelter Boxes that provide emergency shelter and supplies to families in disaster areas.
- Catering at Ladies of Variety Easter BBQ for children with Special Needs.
- Sponsorship of high school students to attend a variety of youth programs.
- Participation in Clean Up Australia.
- Friendship exchange to Nepal where participants unpacked previously donated library books and established a school library.
- Donating and presenting Art and Craft Awards at Highgate House.
- Driver awareness programs for local secondary school students.
- Education Scholarship for a teacher from Nepal to observe and learn teaching methods.
- Christmas hampers for disadvantaged families. Development of an outdoor area at Daw Park Hospice.
- Work groups to Calperum Station .
- Kick Start for Kids
- Helping young adults at Bedford learn Life Skills at our fundraising BBQ’s
- Building ‘Helping Hands’ for amputees
- Fundraising to help Eliminate Polio throughout the world
- and many more
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