All Rotary Clubs channel their commitment to service through five distinct and focused Avenues of Service (Community, International, Youth, Vocational & Club).
Keep scrolling down the page to explore more about what our club does in these areas.
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.
A new 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 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. (Facebook post 20 December 2020)
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.
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 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.
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.
Other projects or groups we have recently supported include -
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 -
Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders and has a strong history of supporting youth development and leadership. Our club supports this goal and provides a range of opportunities for young people to get involved in the work of Rotary in the community as well as to gain new skills and knowledge.
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.