What do we do?
Rotary clubs make a difference locally and internationally through service. By taking time to learn about local and international issues, our club has discovered new opportunities for effective service projects.
In this section, you'll see the various activities of the Rotary Club of Wellington Point.
These are some of our current projects.
- Christmas present wrapping at Capalaba Central - supporting community events
- Adopt a Road project at Wellington Point Reserve – keeping our community rubbish free
- Redland's bike ride – assisting with marshalling and manning water and food stalls for competitors
- Monthly Bunning's BBQ's to raise money for local and international community projects
- Running an annual raffle to raise funds - this year, in support of several community groups
- Supporting the development of a disabled riding school in the Redlands - Calisto Park
Every amount donated or earned by the Rotary Club of Wellington Point is spent in support of many local charities and worthy causes throughout Australia and the world.
Shown below are some of the beneficiaries from the club during the last year.
We are committed to helping fellow Queenslanders who suffer the consequences of the natural disasters.
The Australian Rotary Health - Supporting healthier minds, bodies and communities through research, awareness and education.
Since 1986, Rotary Clubs and Rotarians have supported Health Research in Australia. Current support primarily goes to Mental Illness research in Australians. Applications are available for Mental Health Research Grants, Colin Dodds Post Doctoral Fellowship, and Geoffrey Betts Post Doctoral Fellowship.
- Indigenous Health Scholarships
- Mental Health Awareness
- Bowelscan - A Community Awareness Project
- Rural Medical and Nursing Scholarships and Rural Medical Scholarships
- Primary schools - Mental Health Awareness
- Road Transport Survey
Donations in Kind
Donations in Kind (DIK) is a program supported by Rotary Clubs in Australia which grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers. The program involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods. Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries.
Shelterbox began in 2001 as a modest project by a Rotary club in England, and is registered as a UK charity. It quickly garnered support among Rotary clubs worldwide.
To date Shelterbox has raised $29 million and delivered aid to 40 countries in response to more than 70 disasters. Each Shelterbox container costs $1,000 to sponsor, and Rotary clubs provide more than half of the charity's funding.
Other Local Involvement
- Participates in Wellington Point Primary Schools healthy eating gardening project
- Publishes a fortnightly newsletter
- Maintains a club Website, with many interesting links
- Hosts annual community BBQ's
- Regular food delivery to Redland Community Centre from Jaipur Palace Wellington Point for those in need
- Supports the Chapliancy at Wellington Point High School
- Plans social events for our members such as trips to sports games, theatre performances, a Christmas Party
- Donate labour to run a food stall at the Wellington Point Primary State School fete
- Participates in the annual Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"
- Support the Bowel Cancer screening program
- Supports RYDA which provides a driver education day for high schoolers approaching driving age