Rotary opens its doors

Rotarian Greg Weller with Beaudesert's John and Karen Nystrom, who came along to learn about Rotary.
Rotarian Greg Weller with Beaudesert's John and Karen Nystrom, who came along to learn about Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Beaudesert hosted an open night at Stationmaster House recently to showcase local projects in the hopes of attracting more members. 

Several Beaudesert locals who are not yet Rotary members turned up to find out more about the club and to consider joining.

President Mark McCabe was thrilled at the turnout and said he looked forward to more engagement with the local community.

“This was our first open house in several years and it was a great opportunity to showcase what we’ve done, what we’re doing and our plans for 2023,” he said. 

“In the past we’ve supported improvements in Jubilee Park that everyone can enjoy such as the outdoor gym, the Spring Creek footbridge crossing and even upgrades to the barbecue spaces. If you’re interested in getting involved in community projects and making Beaudesert a better place to live, please consider joining our Rotary Club.”

Club services officer and local radiographer, Linda Jackson is a proud advocate of the youth programs in the club.

“We support a range of programs for youth aged 14-29 years covering leadership and development, international exchange and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students,” she said.

“I’ve been a member for more than 20 years and over that time it has been fabulous to see how much the club has grown. Rotary provides members an opportunity to explore their interests and go after passion projects with the club’s support.”

Recent Beaudesert Rotary Club events for the community include Cars, Bikes and Coffee; Paint N Sip and providing the freshest hot chips at the Beaudesert Show.

Other upcoming youth projects include Rotary Virtual Youth Exchange (ongoing), National Youth Service Forum (next program January 2023, for students entering year 12) and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (next camp 24-29 January 2023)

The club meets each Monday night at Stationmaster House (100 Brisbane St.) at 6.30pm. 

Beaudesert Rotary Club was chartered in 1957 and has 22 active members. Worldwide, Rotary connects 1.4 million members of more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries.

For more information contact Mark McCabe at beaurotary@outlook.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/BeaudesertRotaryClub

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