Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City (Chartered August 16th 1984)

Bob Beer

Club President 2017-18

The Rotary Hervey Bay City Inc. is a member of a network of 33,000 Clubs representing more than 1.2m Rotarians all over the world.
We would like to extend a warm welcome, for you, to attend one of our meetings. Come along and visit our club, either just to see what Rotary involves, or with a view to join with us to help our community … locally, nationally, internationally.

Steve Ellis

Past President 2016-2017

Paul Overton

Past President 2015-2016

Brief History of Rotary Hervey Bay City.

On the 16th of August 1984 twenty four business and professional leaders from the Hervey Bay area were presented with a Charter which formed the Rotary of Hervey Bay City.

This new club joined the worldwide association of Rotary Clubs, known as Rotary International, now consisting of 31,259 Clubs, in 530 Districts in 163 countries with 1,243,4312 Rotarians.

What is Rotary?

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary is the worlds first service club. It was founded in Chicago Illinois USA on 23 February 1905.

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Rotary is some 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to over 29,000 clubs in virtually every nation of the world.

Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship and interesting and informative programs dealing with topics of local and global importance. Membership is by invitation and reflects a wide cross-section of community representation.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that touch peoples lives in their local communities and our world community.

Rotary is the Rotary Foundation, which each year provides some US $60 million for international scholarships, cultural exchanges and humanitarian projects, large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people.

Rotary is Polio-Plus, Rotary’s commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication by the year 2005, Rotary’s 100th anniversary. More than one half billion children in developing nations have been immunised against polio through Polio-Plus grants.


The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally.

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Disease prevention and treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Basic education and literacy

Economic and community development

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The Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City meets every Wednesday
at the Hervey Bay Hotel, Watson St, Pialba.

We welcome visitors to attend our meetings to see what Rotary is all about and how to get involved. Please contact our Secretary on the details below to advise if wishing to attend.

General networking starts at 6.10pm: Dinner 6:30pm.





Hervey Bay is about 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Hervey Bay is renowned for its natural features and environment including calm waters and beaches, the annual whale migration, world heritage listed Fraser Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Hervey Bay has a relaxed lifestyle and more recently has established a strong reputation for economic growth and development activities. The city has a population of approximately 55,000 and is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.
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Hervey Bay City

Contact Information

PO Box 460, Pialba,
Queensland, 4655

0435 030 920

(Club Secretary)

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