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
Duty Roster 19th October
Chair
McNab, Bruce
 
Sergant
Kelly, Doug
 
Registration
Hunt, Ron
 
Fellowship
Acton, Colin
 
Registration
Charles, Alan
 
Three Minute Man
Matthew, Joseph
 
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. 
 
Home Page News
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. 
Club Stories

School for skeptics: In the internet age, literacy means distinguishing between fact and fiction

By Vanessa Glavinskas    Illustrations by Harry Campbell  

When the BBC offered a quiz titled “Can You Spot the Fake Stories?” I was confident that I would do well. With a master’s degree in journalism, I thought falling for “fake news” only happened to other people. But I was fooled four times on the seven-question quiz.  

I’m not the only one who has trouble with this. Even the digitally savvy generation now growing up has a difficult time distinguishing credible content from fake stories. In 2015, Stanford University launched an 18-month study of students in middle school, high school, and college across several states to find out how well they were able to evaluate the information they consume online. 

New literacy funding initiative: Have you heard about the new Basic Education and Literacy Major Gifts Initiative? Chaired by Past RI Vice President Anne Matthews, the initiative has a fundraising goal of $25 million over three to five years. Gifts may be donated through directed contributions or by establishing endowments that may benefit a particular geographic area or district. The funds will support educational projects such as teacher training programs, vocational training teams, integration of technology into instructional programs, and adult literacy programs. For more information, email AOF.campaigns@rotary.org.