Links to other clubs and organisations
Redlands Sunrise: Redlands Sunrise Rotary on facebook
Redland Bayside: www.rotaryredlandsbayside.org
District 9620: www.rotary9620.org
Rotary International: www.rotary.org
Rotary Down Under www.rotarydownunder.com.au
Listed below are various programs of Rotary.
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Help End Polio Now - In 2009 Rotary was pleased to announce that it had surpassed the halfway mark in its efforts to raise US $200 million toward polio eradication. As of December 09 Rotary collected more than $107 million, more than 50% of its obligation to match $355 million in grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary continues with its efforts around the world.
Australian Rotary Health
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.
Group Study Exchange - GSE
The GSE program is a vocational exchange for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.
Team members experience a host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas.
Rotary Australia World Community Service - RAWCS
Supporting international projects throughout the world to alleviate poverty, promote world peace and understanding.
RAWCS approved programs include: - PolioPlus volunteers, Donations in Kind (DIK), Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM), Ranfurly Library, Village Aide Program, Green Gecko Shelters - Cambodia, Kundiawa General Hospital - PNG, ORO Province Disaster Relief, PNG and East Timor Projects and Nepal and Thailand Projects.
Rotarians Against Malaria - RAM
Rotarians are reducing the effects of Malaria with mosquito insecticide treated nets used by villages in New Guinea and the Salomon Islands.
Many other projects of a more general nature are being pursued. The most important of these is research into new drugs, vaccines and new methods of mosquito control. There is no official website for RAM but there are more details in the RAWCS website - click here.
Rotary Oceananic Medical Aid for Children - ROMAC
Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to run this Rotary program that encompasses all the Districts of Australia and New Zealand. Assisted by many eminent Australian surgeons who generously donate their time free for the treatment of our patients, this humanitarian program has provided over 300 children from 20 developing countries with urgent medical treatment that has given them new hope. These are children with herniated brains, deformed limbs, horrific burns, heart conditions amongst many cases.
Shelter Box Trust
This is a registered UK charity that provides emergency aid for victims of natural and other disasters anywhere in the world.
Since operations began in January 2001, Rotary has helped over 800,000 people and operated in 57 countries – responding to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, wars, volcanoes etc.
The charity is supported by international affiliates set up by Rotary clubs in various other countries, including Australia, USA, Canada, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, France & Switzerland.
Interplast Australia and New Zealand provide access to surgical and allied health services in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region by providing programs of free medical treatment and training.
Each volunteer member of an Interplast program is fully qualified in their field of expertise and provides free treatment to people living with a disability from a congenital condition such as cleft lip and palate, or an acquired condition such as burn scar contractures.
This is a Rotary program developed in 1982 in New South Wales and now conducted by over 250 Rotary Clubs across Australia.
These Clubs issue approximately 150,000 kits during their annual Colorectal Screening programs. Since Bowelscan commenced, it is estimated that more than 1,000 people with bowel cancer and 5,000 with polyps have been detected.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment - RYPEN
RYPEN is developing leadership potential in today's world. There are not always opportunities for teenagers to step outside their comfort zones and develop their leadership potential. RYPEN aims to provide young people aged 14 to 16 years (up to 17th birthday) to gain confidence alongside their peers. No current website
Rotary youth Leadership Awards- RYLA
Young people, from diverse backgrounds, between the ages of 18 and 25, who have demonstrated leadership potential in a variety of situations qualify to attend these programs. It gives them the opportunity to realise their leadership potential and equips young leaders in our community with the skills to facilitate positive change in our world
Rotary Youth Exchange
Each year Rotary Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people worldwide with an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries.
The ambassadorial nature of the exchange promotes world understanding and peace. Youth Exchange is an official program of Rotary International and allows around 8000 students to exchange annually to around 60 different countries.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program - RYDA
RYDA provides first quality road safety information to youth to help ensure when they commence driving they have the best road safety education possible.
RYDA a not-for-profit company that has developed a road safety education program delivered to the youth of our community through Rotary Clubs. The Program is about road safety and is directed to young people at the period in their life when they start driving a car and ride as a passenger in a car driven by one of their peers.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill.
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Probus is an association for active retirees who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests, stay healthy through activities, benefit from training programs, network between like minded people and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.
Formed for wives and partners of male Rotarians this organisation is probably the largest women's voluntary service organisation in the world. They hold Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) status with the United Nations and have representatives all over the world. The organisation has 100,000 members in about 101 countries and geographical regions worldwide.
There are many opportunities for Rotarians to share ideas and advance friendships worldwide through common business, professions and vocations.
For more information for some of these organisations click here
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Rotary International Australia
In February 1921, the Board of the International Association of Rotary Clubs authorised the establishment of Rotary clubs in Australia and New Zealand. We have many clubs throughout Australia today.
Rotary District 9630
The district of 9630 covers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Toowoomba, Charleville, and the famous outback in Queensland, Australia.
Rotary Downunder and The Rotarian magazines
The Official Magazine of Rotary International, The Rotarian, has been published continuously since 1911. Thus the Rotary world press, of which your official regional magazine Rotary Down Under is a part, celebrating 98 years of service to Rotary this year.
Rotary Clubs of the Redlands
Redland Sunrise redlandsunrise.rotarnet.com.au/
Cleveland - rotarnet.com.au/users/9/96308/index.htm
Other Rotary clubs in district 9630.
In 2009 there are 49 clubs in district 9620, not all have websites but do have their contact information available in both the district directory and also online.
Other districts in Australia and New Zealand
For the purposes of administration, Rotary clubs throughout the world are allocated into districts. A Rotary district covers a number of clubs within a defined geographical area. By the 75th anniversary of Rotary’s arrival in Australia, there were 23 districts with 1183 clubs and some 32,000 members.
To see links to these area please click here. At the website click on the 'Club Locator ' top right, put in the details of the club you wish to find.
Or visit www.rotarydownunder.com.au and go to clubs and district (under about Rotary) for a comprehensive list of clubs, districts and links to their websites.
Other Interesting Links
Redland City Council
Redland City Council was formed in 1949 as Redland Shire Council. The Local Government Reform Commission approved Council's name change after the 15 March election. The Redland City Council is the local government authority for the Redlands, which includes the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, North Stradbroke Island and areas on the mainland Capalaba, Cleveland Alexandra, Hills Ormiston, Wellington Point, Redland Bay and Victoria Point. The area is bordered by Brisbane, Gold Coast and Logan cities.
The Council consists of a Mayor and 10 Councillors. While Councillors are in charge of making decisions that govern the city, Council staff are responsible for carrying out operations to support these decisions. Council operates under a five year Corporate Plan which sets out how they intend to meet the present and future needs of our community.
Our local Council Member and Club member is Cr. Wendy Boglary who can be contacted on
Division 1 Councillor
Queenland's Sustainable City for 2010
Redlands City Council Library
Find the book you want at the library using this online search tool.
Queensland Weather Forecasts
Channel 7 Sunrise
4BAY (Bay FM)
Cleveland, Queensland, Australia community radio
Coffee News - news to amuse
Bayside Bulletin and The Redland Times
Brisbane Area Traffic Cams