Club President 2017-18
Past President 2016-2017
Past President 2015-2016
Brief History of Rotary 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.
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
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
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.