Like all Rotary Clubs, we provide service across five areas (Community, International, Youth, Vocational & Club), know as Avenues of Service. Please read below for more information about what we do in each of these
Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Our club focuses most of our energy on projects and organisations that help young people and those that support them.
In this section you can find out more about these key projects and organisations with links to further information where applicable.
Young Carers Project
A project, in conjunction with Carers QLD, with the aim of improving the lives of young carers (generally children between 12-18 years of age looking after family members) in the Northern Gold Coast region.
Our work in this area is being made possible by funds bequeathed by our late President, Barbara Baldwin.
A successful launch known as GC Doorway was held at Helensvale Community Centre on 2nd December, 2017. We have since made various individual donations, not available through other avenues, to help young carers with special requirements.
The Movement Gold Coast
The Movement Gold Coast Homeless Outreach is a non-denominational, non-profit charity organisation established to assist the homeless and those experiencing food insecurity.
Why? An important part of living a happy and fulfilling life includes being part of a close-knit community where you can share, help, and support the people you care about.
It also includes being kind to strangers, and learning to replace envy and anger with understanding and empathy.
Christmas Presents for Kids in Care
Providing joy at Christmas for kids in the age group from the ages 12-18 and have ended up in residential housing because adoption and foster family care did not work out for them.
International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
In this section you can read more about some of the projects our club supports, or have supported in the past.
Social Action for Women (SAW)
This project provides vocational training, income generation programs, sewing machines, fabric, educational & agricultural resources and ESL volunteers for the trafficked, abused and HIV Burmese women and children in Mae Sot, Thailand.
The Agape Orphanage & Learning Centre is just outside Mae Sot, Thailand, a border town with Myanmar (Burma). Our club provide an annual grant which goes towards teacher’s salaries in the centre.
Deb Ralf, an Honorary Member of our Club initiated this project with our support.
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own Charity and one of the top rated charity’s in the world.
The Foundation carries out sustainable service projects that support a range of causes. The Foundation has helped wipe out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Donations also trains future peacemakers, support clean water, and strengthens local economies.
Our club, along with individual members, have been strong supporters of the Foundation over many years.
Monastic School Project
In the past our club has supported vocational visits from monastic school teachers in Myanmar to local schools in our area.
The purpose of the visits has been to extend their practical knowledge and ability to apply teaching and learning strategies. They get to explore ideas in a new environment, considering how Myanmar and Australian classrooms function.
The major applications they have adopted are classroom design, preparing lesson plans, classroom management, promoting student activities, using teaching aids and improving communication skills between teachers and students.
Providing Birthing Kits to assist women in third world countries who do not have access to quality medical facilities.
Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) that provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific region in the form of life giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
In 1949, the Rotary International Board adopted the slogan “Every Rotarian an Example to Youth” as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary clubs exist. Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program.
Youth Service is Rotary’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders and through our sponsorship of youth clubs and participation in youth programs our club is fully engaged in this goal.
Rotary offers many ways for young people to get involved in their local community as well as supporting international projects. One way is by sponsoring and mentoring service clubs specifically designed for young people of all ages.
Our club supports two levels of school based service club –
Our club has a proud history of supporting local youth to attend a range of Rotary sponsored programs that develop leadership and personal development, promote cultural awareness & understanding and encourage the pursuit of STEM careers.
Vocational & Club Service
Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Our club members achieve this through –
Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. Our Club members involve themselves in various activities to ensure the club remains vibrant and relevant.