4 May 2018

Seeking motivated millennials

We’re looking for motivated and passionate students and young professionals to join our ranks.

We’re a community service and professional development club that has been providing life-changing opportunities and experiences to our members (aged 18–30) for 10 years.

 

Long-term member and past president Emily Wood said members come from all walks of life, and the club’s projects and activities represent their passions and interests.

We’re all driven by a desire to make the world a better place, and have seen the impact of our work both locally and internationally.

“One of my personal favourites has been our sponsorship of a student at the School of St Jude in Tanzania, which is successfully fighting poverty through education.

“I had the pleasure of meeting our sponsor student and his family when I visited Tanzania a few years ago, and was incredibly moved to see first-hand the tangible impact we’ve had on his life.”

In addition to community and international service, we have a strong focus on offering professional development opportunities to our members. Past sessions have included budgeting, time management, communication, CV writing, public speaking and nutrition.

Our next professional development event will provide young professionals with tips on how to make a positive, lasting impression when networking. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/294413207759844/

For post-graduate student Alejandro Nuñez the highlights of being a member have been the opportunities to travel and make friends.

“I joined Rotaract to connect with people who also want to make the world a better place, and it helps me to understand other visions of how to achieve this goal.

Rotaract makes the world bigger and smaller at the same time — bigger in that it opens up opportunities, and smaller in that it is a global organisation that connects people from different countries.

“I started my Rotaract journey in Paraguay, but now have friends across the globe.”

Interested in learning more? 

Send us an email: rotaractswb@gmail.com

We meet fortnightly — at 7:00pm on the first and the third Wednesdays of each month at St Aidan’s School in Corinda.

3 May 2018

Busy, but exciting times

It’s been a busy few months for our club. Here’s a quick update:

  • 27 February: Visited our sponsor club Jindalee
  • 4 March: Picked up a tonne (ok, maybe not quite a tonne) of rubbish along Sherwood Road for Clean Up Australia Day and as part of our Keep Queensland Beautiful Adopt-A-Spot
  • 7 March: Enjoyed the company of our mascots, Rosie and Annie, at our meeting
  • 13 March: Joined the global celebration of World Rotaract Week and Rotaract’s 50th birthday
  • 1 April: Had our sponsorship of a student at the School of St Jude featured in Rotary Down Under
  • 16 April: Ran a free professional development session on how to craft a ‘Winning CV’
  • 22 April: Joined the Rotary Club of Oxley for a Bunnings BBQ.

The busy times are set to continue, with another free professional development session in two weeks, as well as a BBQ at the Rotary Fun Run.

21 April 2018

Congratulations are in order …

We’re incredibly proud that two of our members will be taking on district roles next year.

Current President Alastair Sharpe will be serving as Co-District Rotaract Representative (DRR) with current DRR Courtney Vlaanderen who is continuing on for a second term. Alastair attended DRR training in Melbourne a few weeks ago to learn about the role, as well as the district’s President Elect Preparation Seminar in Toowoomba to fly the flag for Rotaract.

Charter President and Professional Development Director Emily Wood will be taking on the role of District Rotaract Chair, acting as the Rotarian liaison for the District Rotaract Committee. On that note, she’ll be (finally) transitioning to Rotary on 1 July 2018, joining the Rotary Club of Brisbane River City.

Congratulations Alastair and Emily!

4 March 2018

Clean Up Australia Day!

We may have looked like delinquents picking up rubbish as punishment, but we choose to see the good – and be the good.

  

 

Our club has adopted a section of Sherwood Road in Sherwood/Rocklea as part of Keep Queensland Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Spot program.