The Rotary Club of Brisbane Centenary chartered on the 17th December 1987 . It has always been a small club but puts a priority on friendship and fellowship…and some say it punches above its weight in enthusiasm and initiative when it comes to serving the local community.
From the outset, the members were keen to make their mark on the community. The club’s first project was to paint the kitchens for the (also) newly formed Meals on Wheels in the area. From there, we have continued to serve the community in a variety of different ways. For instance, we have:
- purchased a car for St Luke’s Nursing Service,
- planted out trees along the Centenary highway and landscaped school grounds.
The local parks have also been one of our foci with playground equipment for local children being installed. In other parks we have installed gazebos and provided landscaping to beautify the area.
We provide bursaries for the local high school for their speech night and have also provided a lectern for a local junior state school. We also support the Mt Ommaney Special School and have purchased specialized equipment for the children whilst, for some years, also run the sausage sizzle for their Baby and Kids Markets.
The club, in recent times, has also been a supporter of other local charities such as Project Love and Care which provides necessities to children who have to enter foster homes. Whilst the club’s major fund-raiser, the Rocks River Fun Run, raises funds for:
- the Choices Programme at the Wesley Hospital,
- the Rotary Drought Appeal and
- for the club’s own major charity – BeefBank.
The club has a very proud history and one that we continue to grow each year through our work both locally and internationally.