Upcoming Speakers
Ian Stewart, Commissioner of the Queensland Police
May 14, 2018 12:45 PM
Security and the Commonwealth Games
 
The Rotary Club of Brisbane was chartered on the 29th May, 1923. We will be celebrating that event in the Queen Street Mall stage area at 11am on the 28th May with the official handover of a mobile kitchen trailer built with a grant of $30,000 raised by the Rotary Club of Brisbane to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Emergency Services runs a small fleet of emergency trailers that are positioned around Queensland for early response to natural disasters and other emergency events. Please join us in the Queen Street Mall on the 28th May for this and other celebratory activities.
 
 
 
$30,000 Mobile Kitchen donated by the Rotary Club of Brisbane to the Salvation Army Emergency Services.
 
Dear Friends,
 
This is a special date claimer for a luncheon  on Sunday 29th of April 2018.
 
 
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This is your chance to get your two bobs worth in but there is a small catch and it's for a great purpose!
 
Yes it is  a fundraiser! (Now don't close your eyes just yet!!!)
 
Queensland Commissioner of Police Ian Stewart has been generous with his time in the past, and this year we are honoured that he will address a meeting of the Rotary Club of Brisbane that is also open to Rotarians from other clubs and like-minded members of the public.
 
The meeting will be held at 12:00 for 12:30 on Monday, 14th May 2018 at the United Services Club on Wickham Terrace.
The Class of cohort XV presented their studies and Applied Fieldwork at The Rotary Peace Fellows Seminar on Saturday 24 March, 2018 at The University of Queensland. 
 
Peace Fellows of cohort XV who presented their research on March 24. Photo: Norihiro Fujimoto
 
Topics ranged from Building inclusive communities, Columbia national and local peace, Modern slavery in the 21st century, The current situation and future of humanitarian action, Deconstructing bias in international development and how to apply to become a Peace Fellow. 
 

 
During the past week or so, Rotary International President Ian Riseley has been in his home country of Australia. The main event for the trip was the Rotary International Presidential Peacebuilding Conference held in Sydney, but we were lucky enough to have him in Queensland for a few short days before he boarded his plane for Singapore and points beyond.
Rotary International President Ian Riseley (with shovel), PDG Juliet (at his left) with participants in the tree-planting ceremony.

 
The 2018 Rotary Club of Brisbane Charity Golf Day is on again, on Friday June 15. This year, proceeds will go to aiding our ongoing project to help train rural medical practioners and nurses to perform endoscopies so that patients do not have to travel to large cities to have these procedures.
 
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The Rotary Club of Brisbane was, is and should continue to be the motor behind major community initiatives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and beyond. Our duty as members of the Club is to ensure that it will not only continue to that but also to expand its impact.
 
It is not easy to identify key strengths and weaknesses on which we can build. For a human a simple mirror does the job but for an entity it is hard to observe from the inside. We had to create proper mirror for the Club to have a look at itself.
 
Your correspondent admits that the title of this story is slightly misleading. As part of their Campus Ministry, students, staff, parents and Old Boys of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, supported by friends and community groups, conduct a Big Brekkie for homeless people (and those merely hungry) in and around the gardens of the inner city each weekday morning. The van is affectionately named after Edmund Rice, Roman Catholic missionary and educationalist, founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers and it has in fact been operating for well over 20 years.
The Rotary Club of Brisbane held its inaugural Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast Seminar with the theme of "Breaking Down the Barriers" at the United Services Club on the 1st of March. The seminar was well-attended with a total of 41 attendees including our 2 keynote speakers, 14 RCoB members and 7 Rotarians supporting us from other clubs including the Brisbane Mid City, Pine Rivers Daybreak, Brisbane Planetarium and Fortitude Valley clubs, one UQ Rotary Peace Fellow and a goodly leavening of guests and other people interested in the theme of the event.
 
 
Keynote Speakers Wendy Protheroe and Julie McDonald OAM (Photo: Lauren Panrucker)