Rotary International is a global service organisation whose purpose is to bring together men and women from all backgrounds and lifestyles who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world through humanitarian service and the advancement of goodwill and peace. Rotary is a non-political and non-religious organisation open to all people regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, or political preference. There are over 35,000 member clubs worldwide, and more than 1.2 million men and women as members of those clubs.
Members of Rotary believe we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues through local and international projects. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Since 1905, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects that make a real difference in the communities that need these.
Being a member provides the opportunity to take action and make a difference to those needing a hand up, but the flexibility of Rotary membership to fit in with individual lifestyles and busy lives also brings personal rewards, and lifelong friendships in the process.
The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: protecting the environment.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to protect the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
RI President Mark Maloney says that during his travels around the world as a Rotary senior leader he encountered many Rotary members and Rotaractors who advocated for the environment to be an area of focus.
“I believe strongly that our Rotary Foundation programs now have a valuable added dimension to our efforts,” says, Maloney.
Foundation Trustee Chair Gary C.K. Huang says that with the global population reaching near eight billion, protecting the environment is increasingly important.
Imagine a club that is totally flexible to your time demands and allows you to take part in service projects when you can.
Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary meetings are an effective use of your time. These get togethers will constructively discuss the service projects we want to get involved with and how we are going to achieve our plans.
The meetings are not formal, and could be online, face to face, or in a more social setting.
You are invited to join our next meeting – RSVP to get the details at on our events page.
What will be the newest Rotary club on the Sunshine Coast needs YOU!
Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary is the proposed new, innovative Rotary club based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. But it does not matter if you do not live or work there! If your interest is in serving the community, this new version of Rotary is just for you!
A totally flexible club to meet your lifestyle needs with constructive, project-oriented meetings.
You are invited to join our next meeting – RSVP to get the details on our events page.
into Rotary – for people who have busy lives and commitments – such as young professionals, students, families and retirees – by reducing or removing barriers of time and cost, focussing on more ways to be engaged in service to others
to other Rotary clubs – encouraging our members to visit other local Rotary clubs and to take part in their service projects, fundraisers and other activities.
to the local community – if you volunteer in other community groups, we want you to be our Rotary ambassador to those groups, and let us know how we can work together to support the good work of others
In fact, Rotary clubs and other not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to submit requests for us to help on their projects.
Through Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary you can connect with your community by learning about its needs and working on long-term solutions. When you work with local leaders and beneficiaries, you’ll strengthen both your community and your ties to it. Participating in a project that positively touches someone else’s life can be life-changing for you as well.
If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you, and you want to volunteer some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you!
Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities locally and around the world through our volunteer work.