WHO WE SUPPORT

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

Overview

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

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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.

Community & Youth Centre

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The Oxenford / Coomera Community & Youth Centre provides a range of programs and services to those in need within our local community -


  • Parent Education & Life Skills
  • Legal Advice
  • Family Support & Counselling
  • Tax Help
  • Early Years Hubs Playgroup

Our club have supported the centre through the provision of Christmas Hampers and donations to be distributed as vouchers for those in need.

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Other

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Other projects or groups we have recently supported include - 


  • Zephyr Education Inc who provide text books, stationery and school uniforms to children affected by domestic violence.

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

Overview

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)

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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. 

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Rotary Foundation

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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.

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Monastic School Project

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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

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Other projects or groups we have recently supported include - 


  • 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.

YOUTH SERVICE

Overview

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.

Youth Clubs

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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  - 


  • Earlyact (5 - 13 year olds)
  • Interact (12-18 year olds)

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Youth Programs

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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.

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VOCATIONAL & CLUB SERVICE

Vocational Service

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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 -


  • Talking about their profession and taking time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.   
  • Using our skills and expertise to serve the community.

Club Service

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Club Service focuses on making clubs strong.  Our Club members involve themselves in various activities to ensure the club remains vibrant and relevant. 

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