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Rotary has 5 Main Avenues of Service

As Rotarians, we channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of Club activity.

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 strives to have members introduce new Community projects. Then collectively, the membership as a whole contributes their experience and passion to help run those projects. Grass roots support for charities, groups of people or individuals as our community needs.

On a national level, our club supports Australian Rotary Health, a project researching advances in modern medicine which has already improved or saved countless lives. ARH is involved in research into arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, spinal injury, mental illness and a number of types of cancer.

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. Members have joined teams of volunteers assisting construction in villages, hospitals and schools in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Our club participates in the Rotary Friendship Exchange allowing Rotarians the opportunity to experience another culture first-hand in homes of Rotarians in other countries.

World Community Service
concentrates its endeavours with special reference to our own District’s responsibilities to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Nauru. Donations in Kind receives surplus donated  health and education goods from schools, hospitals and other institutions and sends them to Rotary clubs in PNG and the Solomon Islands for distribution to needy causes. Our club supports Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) a program providing medical treatment to children from developing countries in the form of life-saving and/or dignity restoring surgery. Most patients are airlifted, courtesy of major airlines, and treated by surgeons in Australia who freely give of their time and experience.

Vocational Service
calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Within our membership we strive to strike a diverse balance. Members come from a wide range of industry and commerce. Some are in the work force; some run their own business and some are retired. Together, members have a tremendous store of experience and are ready to pass this on to the coming generation. Pride of Workmanship Awards recognises outstanding employees in our area and the “Do It Once, Do It Well, Build a Better Australia” approach.

Youth Service
recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as

  • Rotaract (Rotary for 18 to 30 year olds),
  • Interact (Rotary at School for 14 to 18 year olds),
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (a week long annual Youth Leadership, Training and Empowerment camp),
  • National Youth Science Forum (held in Canberra, helps youth achieve successful careers in science),
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (offering inspirational youth the opportunity to visit other countries to study) and
  • Rotary Youth Driver Awareness.(a Road Safety Education program aimed at reducing death and injury among our young drivers).
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