Welcome to our Club!
Salisbury

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Wellers Hill Bowls Club
34 Esher Street.
Tarragindi, QLD 4121
Australia
We meet every Tuesday so do come and join the friendly bunch and meet some local Rotarians.
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Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
Richard Tanner - Fiji Project
Chair
Kelly, Doug
 
Sergant
Hunt, Ron
 
Registration
Straka, Paul
 
Fellowship
Charles, Alan
 
Registration
Mutimer, Cassie
 
Three Minute Man
Waugh, Myles
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salisbury

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Salisbury, Queensland.  Rotary is a global network of 1.2 Million members who see a world where people unite and take action.  This in turn creates lasting change in ourselves, in our communities and across the globe. 
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury offers opportunities for our members — and those interested in making a difference — to get involved. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, our members learn about the issues facing our community and communities all over the world. We partner with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and to draw up action plans to respond. Along with these opportunities to serve, members also are able to regularly network, resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections.
 
Rotary Club of Salisbury is active in our local community.  We have undertaken local projects and one of the latest was during COIVD-19 last year.  Rotary sought out sponsorship from the local business' in Salisbury and partnered with 4 local coffee shops and we were able to say a big 'Thank you' to local Teachers, Firemen/women, healthcare workers in Salisbury and surround.  We gave out free coffee vouchers to local schools, medical centers, nursing home, fire station where these frontline workers were able to re-deem the voucher for a coffee of their choice.  We decided to do this to show our appreciation for all the hard work these professionals were doing during COVID 19 and the difficult year that 2020 was. 
 
Club Stories
This year marks 50 years since the club's Gallang Dhagun  Rotunda at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Brisbane's Southside. 
 
 
Located just across from the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (QEII) Hospital overlooking Kessels Road, a Rotary Gazebo now known as the Gallang Dhagun rotunda sits proudly for the enjoyment of the community.
 
As part of the Rotary Club of Salisbury’s 50th anniversary back in 2012, the seed of an idea to build a rotunda for the QEII was formed and unanimously supported by all members. In September 2012, Paul Straka donned his project management hat and the idea began to take form. 
 
This major project was supported by the Club’s resident builder and the construction was completed in January 2013. The official launch took place on 22 January 2013 to the gratitude and appreciation of the QEII Hospital leadership and staff. To this day, Rotary Club of Salisbury continues to be involved with the Gallang Dhagun rotunda by helping with its maintenance and keeping it clean on a regular basis.
 
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the rotunda which has seen many emotions from the people who have rested there. Whether from the relief and joy of a loved one or the enervation of a hospital employee, the Gallang Dhagun has seen it all, proudly giving the community a brief respite.
 
In the coming years, the QE II Hospital will undergo an urgent need of expansion to meet the growing demands of the local population. The redevelopment will see additional beds, operating theatres, a new sterilising department and a multi-storey carpark. In fact, Pathology Queensland will also expand their footprint within the hospital to install a second analyser.
 
What does this mean for the Gallang Dhagun? Currently the plan is to relocate the rotunda so while it may not enjoy the busy view of Kessel Street, it will no doubt continue to provide recess to those who need it.
Members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury rallied together upon hearing guest speaker, Lorraine Munn from the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (QEII) Hospital, share her story at a club meeting earlier this year. Hearing hospital employees stretched from pillar to post with Covid-19 wards with no time for themselves, club members unanimously decided to put together a care package for the hospital staff.
 
 
  
It is hard to be unaffected by what is unfolding in the world around us, and is a reminder of the importance of community in times of adversity. This is why members of the Rotary Club of Salisbury rallied together upon hearing guest speaker, Lorraine Munn from the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (QEII) Hospital, share her story at a club meeting earlier this year. Hearing hospital employees stretched from pillar to post with Covid-19 wards with no time for themselves, club members unanimously decided to put together a care package for the hospital staff.
 
The fundraising effort was spruiked on social media via a GoFundme account promoted by local businesses and councillors alike. The community was only too happy to respond with donations. Serendipitously, at the $800 mark, another guest speaker at the club’s meeting, a local Bunnings Community Organiser, Rhiannon Howard shared that the organisation was always on the lookout for community projects. Upon hearing about our fundraiser for the QEII Hospital, Bunnings Rocklea donated the final $200 required for the care package.
 
From there, the club assembled a gift basket of delectable treats and presented them to the staff at QEII Hospital. Needless to say, the hospital staff were surprised and appreciative of the support from the club and the community. We have shared their thanks on the club’s Facebook page and look forward to the hospital coordinator returning as a guest speaker later in the year.
Rotary Fellowships are international groups where the members share a common passion.  Being a member can enhance your Rotary experience as it is a fun way to explore hobbies, explore your profession and make friends around the world.  There are over 80 fellowships which include topics such as 4x4 Vehicles, Beer, Camping, Caravanning, music, cricket, wildlife conservation, yoga to name a few.  It is a great way to learn more about your interest from fellow Rotarians around the globe and you can learn more about these fellowships here: Rotary Fellowships | Rotary International
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Brisbane flood: warning up to 15,000 properties could be inundated as river  reaches peak | Brisbane | The GuardianAustralia flooding: Torrential rain in Brisbane kills eight people after  river peaks and floods homes | World News | Sky News
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is supporting and promoting the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) National Flood Appeal raising funds to help people affected by the recent floods.  The target is $1,000,000.  All monies raised goes to the affected and you can donate by clicking here: RAWCS | Donation
 
 
 
This week at the club meeting Past District Governor Jitendra Prasad who is the membership chair for our district (9620) shared his ideas on how Rotary Clubs can obtain and retain new members.