Welcome to the Rotary Club of Queanbeyan West. Our Rotary Club is a dynamic
club with a great mix of professional and business people, who have a passion for
helping our local, national and international communities and in particular is
committed to making a difference to the lives of the people in our local community.
I described my goals and aspirations for the 2012-13 Rotary year in my address to
the Club at our Changeover Dinner in June 2012, and a copy of the transcript can be found here. In essence, my goals are to get the Club back to its roots and most importantly HAVE FUN, because if we enjoy what we do in the company of people we like, we can achieve great things.
Our weekly meetings are (mostly) sharp and business-like, but we try and keep meetings informal and the business side of things to a minimum, so that we can enjoy each other's company and enjoy the great guest speakers that we have on a diverse range of topics. I have a great Board to help me and we meet monthly, with regular Club Assemblies, where our committees get the majority of their work done. Regular Partner's Evenings and extra curricular social events keep us entertained and engaged.
If this sounds like fun to you please come and join us, you will be made most welcome. We meet on a Tuesday evening at the Airport International Motor Inn on Yass Road in Queanbeyan from 6.00PM, with the meeting commencing at 6.30pm. The cost is $20 for the meal and we generally close our meetings by about 8PM, but have been known to go later when we have an engaging guest speaker.
If you are planning to join us on any particular night, please drop us a line using the Contact Us tab to the left so that we know to look out for you.
What is Rotary?
Rotary was started in 1926 by three businessmen in Chicago with a vision that has now grown to be the world's oldest and most important service organisation with over 1.2 million members in more than 30,000 clubs spread throughout 160 countries.
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who aspire to the highest ethical standards in their vocations and who not only help those in need in their own communities but who also seek to advance the cause of peace, understanding and goodwill worldwide through scholarships, youth and adult exchanges and humanitarian projects.
Rotary provides clean water to those without it; feeds the hungry; battles crippling, debilitating and disfiguring diseases and helps people learn to read and write so that they can compete in the modern workplace. Rotary has been working tirelessly since 1985 to eradicate polio throughout the world and there are now only three countries left where polio is a problem. In January 2012, India had just gone 12 months without a reported case of polio - a significant achievement for India, Rotary and the world. The next major health challenge that Rotary is tackling is the eradication of malaria.
President 2012 - 2013