Q. How do I become a member of the Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity?
A. To be eligible to become a member of Rotaract you must be aged between 18 and 30 years.
You will be invited to become a member of the Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity after your attendance at three out of four consecutive meetings. Should you accept, you will pay your annual fee of $55, for which you will receive your Rivercity badge and club shirt.
After your induction as a member of the club, you will be expected to uphold all membership requirements as stipulated in our club’s constitution. These include regular attendance at club meetings and payment of dues annually.
In return for your commitment, our club will provide you with all of the opportunities, rewards, responsibilities and fellowship Rotaract and Rotary have to offer.
Q. What activities is the club regularly involved in?
A. Our regular club meetings often involve presentations from guest speakers and even fun workshops such as learning sign language!
In congruence with Rotary’s principal motto of ‘Service Above Self’ our club actively provides you with regular and varied opportunities to serve the community. These volunteering opportunities could be anything from selling bandanas for Canteen’s National Bandanna Day, sorting donations and helping set up for Australia’s Biggest Garage Sale, or helping with the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
We also assist Rotary Club’s in our district with some of their community service projects.
We organise two fundraising events each year, which all club members attend and help with.
Our annual Professional Development workshops, which culminate in one Professional Development Evening, provide opportunities for all club members to engage with Rotarians and develop a wide variety of professional skills.
Rivercity members also meet outside of regular meeting times for social catch ups. These social events could include a trip to Mt Tambourine to complete the Tree Tops Challenge, a Christmas Pub Crawl or a Picnic in the Park.
Q. Are meetings compulsory?
A. Meetings are one of your most important commitments as a member of the Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity. Not only is it a way of keeping up with club events and receiving professional development opportunities, but it is essential to building friendships with other Rotaractors.
In accordance with our Constitution members must maintain a minimum 60% attendance rate at club meetings throughout the year.
Q. What do I have to do to be invited to join as a member?
A. Attend 3 out of 4 consecutive meetings to show your commitment to your club.
Q. How much does it cost to become a member?
A. The membership fee is currently $55 per financial year. In the first year of your membership, upon payment of your fee you will be provided with a club t-shirt and member name badge.
Q. What should I do if I can’t make a meeting?
A. To advise of any absences from meetings, and apology can be sent to the club secretary.