What We Do
Building goodwill and peace throughout the world
One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world. International service projects and exchange programs allow Rotarians to gain an understanding of international humanitarian issues. Often a project initiating from one individual Rotary Club will have a profound effect for the better on a community somewhere in the world.
Herver Bay Special School fundraiser
Thank you Rotary Hervey Bay City from the Special School.
Defibrillator hand over at Hervey Bay RSL
Photo: Des Richters (Left), President of Hervey Bay City Rotary Club donates a potential life saving HeartStart defibrillator to Mike McMahon (Right), General Manager of Hervey Bay RSL and Mike hands over a $3,000 dollar donation to Des.
The Hervey Bay City Rotary Club gets right behind the move to locate potential life saving equipment to the Hervey Bay RSL Club. After hearing about Heart Support Australia’s fundraising to buy HearStart defibrillators for the community, the Hervey Bay City Rotary Club decided to provide full support to the idea.
Hervey Bay City Rotary donated a defibrillator to the RSL Club. Staff will participate in training with the Queensland Ambulance Service to be qualified to use the equipment when a client or member of staff suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The defibrillator has the potential to significantly increase the survival rate of patients if used quickly.
The RSL was also impressed with the idea of getting defibrillators into populated locations in the community, so they donated $3,000 to Hervey Bay City Rotary for the purchase of another unit. It is hoped that more defibrillators will be placed in populated locations throughout Hervey Bay resulting in a higher survival rate for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
Thank you to Lesley Barry for all your work on this project.
BBQ at BCF
GSE 2013 The Boys (and Girls) from Brazil 10th April
RAWCS Trip to Vanuatu May - June 2008
Via Rotary, here is an opportunity to experience tropical living in Tafea Province Vanuatu, a Pacific country village to provide aid for a needy cause. Rotary became involved in restoration on the Island of Tanna Vanuatu in 2004 when the Lenakel hospital was deemed unusable as a result of devastation caused by cyclones. The project is ongoing. The object is to create ongoing goodwill, skill sharing and task completion enhancing the independence of village personnel. The project is for two weeks between 23 May - 7 June 2008. It can be longer if you wish but two weeks is long enough to make an impact yet not that long that you get sick of it.
The location is Tanna Island which is one of the southern most islands similar in latitude to New Caledonia see map for location of the township of Lenakel. Work is from Monday to Friday as nobody works at the weekends except at the market where baskets of fruit and vegetables are traded. Accommodation in the village is at Lenakel Palms Resort, run by ex Rotarians from Oberon. Reports indicate it is of a high standard all meals, accommodation, and transport are available.
The projects are suitable to Rotarians / partners and / or friends of who have basic DIY type skills and are able to pass their knowledge onto the local technical school students. The team ought to have one qualified tradesman in the group of between 4 - 6 people. Coverage is by Rotary Australia Group Accident and Travel Insurance.
Taskings include refurbishment, quilting, maintenance, sewing, health/hygiene work, and computer/IT activity. First aid requirements will be covered by an adequate first aid kit and a member of the team with current first aid quals.
Don Bennetts Gerry Meier Ted Killer Wilf Conboy
We strongly support RAWCS/Donations In Kind:
We build and or rehabilitate wheelchairs:
It has often been said that youth is our most important resource. We the members of Hervey Bay City Rotary Club, believe this to be true. To back up this belief, this club has channelled a huge amount of time, money & effort towards supporting youth projects over the years.
Some of the many projects Rotary is involved in include:
The organization & construction of the first skate bowl with shelter shed & BBQ at the Seafront Oval, and the club was a major contribution to the organization
For many years the club has had committees that have worked closely with local schools and have conducted interviews, resulting in the attendance of a large number of local students to state and national events:
The Annual Science Summer School
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Seimans Science Schools
Adventure in Citizenship
R.Y.P.E.N. & R.Y.L.A.
Our club has also:
Conducted an Annual Inter-School Oratory Competition
Implemented a Bike Safety Scheme
Set up a Senior College Perpetual Citizenship Award
and given financial assistance to:
- Primary School Excursions
- Safety House Associations
- The Halfway House Youth Shelter
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) residential seminar week is an opportunity for young women and men from different backgrounds of vocation, cultural, religion, social and academic interests to work together, to exchange experiences and to develop their leadership skills. The Rotary Leadership program includes group sessions and communication skills development as well as opportunities for the acceptance of responsibility. The daily sessions of seminar topics, given by professional presenters, are supplemented by group activities each evening, including a campfire, a bush dance and a formal dinner.