Service Above Self
For over 100 years Rotary has lived by the motto ‘Service above self’, and for over 50 years Rotaract has followed in their footsteps to benefit the community by doing what we can, when we can, to help others. Rotaractors firmly believe that the world becomes a better place when everybody is more accepting, inviting and inclusive.
The Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity is proud to give our members monthly opportunities to volunteer their time. Below are some of the amazing opportunities that the Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity has been fortunate to be involved with over the past couple of years.
Corporate Rugby Match & Lunch
“Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation creating choice and independence for young people (aged 18 – 65) with high care needs by providing fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications and support through a national phone line.”
MND & ME
“A not for profit organisation formed to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and its impact in the community. The founder saw a desperate need to assist people living with MND, and their families, to maintain their independence and quality of life for as long as possible.”
“The MND and Me Foundation is a significant financial contributor towards research into finding a cure for MND. In addition to raising funds to ensure a cure for MND is realised, the Foundation remains committed to improving the lives of those impacted by Motor Neurone Disease.”
“We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything. Cancer pushes them back in to the nest, makes them grow up too fast and weighs them down with worries they’re not supposed to have yet.”
“CanTeen is the game changer. We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.”
The Scandinavian Festival
2017 - 2019
“Bringing together the local clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia the Scandinavian Festival offers an exciting range of culture, food & beverage, music and live entertainment.”
“Expect a smorgasbord of traditional Scandinavian food and drinks while taking part of an historic tale or two. There will be performances on stage all day with traditional music and dancing, including Folk-dancers and fiddle groups.”
But that’s not even close to them all
In our short existence, we’ve also helped numerous other charities and community groups, including New Farm Christmas Carols, Stadium Stomp (The Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Leukaemia Foundation), The Worlds Biggest Garage Sale, Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Rural Aide, Headspace, Shelterbox, Ride For Love (Childhood Cancer), Tree Planting, The McIntyre Centre: Riding for the Disabled, Communify, Lets Go Surfing Day (Disabled Surfers Association), Compass (Homeless Connect), Rotaractors against malaria, Mac Millar Charity Soccer & many more!