Rotary Overview

Rotarians worldwide are inspired by the Rotary theme of “Service Above Self” and are guided by reference to ‘The Four-Way Test’ which challenges Rotarians, in everything they do, to ask of themselves: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional people, providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations and helping build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary Membership

Members are encouraged to attend meetings on a regular basis as interaction at meetings is an important way to stay up to date on club projects and to interact/network with other members. However, it is understood that members have other family and work commitments and attendance at every meeting may not be possible. We also offer attendance via zoom in these instances.

Please feel free to visit us a few times to see how we operate, learn what we do in the community and to get to know us better. We will answer any of your questions and provide you with information about our Club and Rotary in general. If, after these visits you wish to join our Rotary Club, you register your interest and your application will be considered by Club members.

This is very much a personal choice. Some members devote many hours to Rotary service. For others, who may have busy work and family commitments, this is not possible. Club meetings are an hour weekly, plus members assist in our various projects as their time permits.

What is in it for me? Membership of a Rotary club offers a number of benefits including:

  • Giving back to the community – Through Rotary, service to local and overseas communities is well organised and rewarding. If you like helping others, here is your chance to do something worthwhile and make a real difference. You’ll discuss your community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them.
  • Friendship – In an increasingly complex world, Rotary maintains a simple philosophy – make friends with like-minded people in your own community and throughout the world.
  • Personal growth and development – Membership of Rotary develops leadership, public speaking, social, business, personal and vocational skills as well as improving cultural awareness.
  • Fun and entertainment -Rotary is fun… a lot of fun. Our Rotary Club and district arranges social activities that provide a welcome distraction to a hectic business life.
  • Business development – Networking opportunities are endless. Rotary consists of a cross-section from every business community and its members come from all walks of life.
  • Community and Global Awareness – Clubs organise programmes and weekly meetings to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, the country and the world. Our meetings provides opportunities to listen to different speakers on a variety of interesting current topics.
  • Travel – Every Rotarian is welcome and encouraged to attend any of the 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical regions. This bond creates an instant friendship wherever you are in the world. Through Rotary’s service programs, a Rotary club can have a significant effect on the quality of life in its community. Programs of The Rotary Foundation offer opportunities to form international partnerships that help people in need worldwide.

Each meeting as an agenda for items to be discussed. Meetings go for one hour only. The chairperson role is rotated amongst members. Once or twice each month we may have guest speakers on matters of interest to members. Most members enjoy a glass of wine during the course of meetings.

The monthly membership fee is $33 (includes Rotary International and District dues, subscription to our National Magazine, Rotary Down Under, plus a small admin fee). It also includes insurance cover should members be injured while assisting on Rotary projects. If you join part way through the Rotary year the membership fee is charged pro rata.

Just about anybody can join a Rotary Club. Members are often in local business and trades, the professions, local administration and all other walks of life. Ideally prospective members should feel they want to contribute to, or be involved in, their local community in some way, while also enjoying a range of social activities. Members may be male, female, single, married, active, retired and virtually of any age from 20s upwards.

Our Rotary Club

  • Ask any member of our Club.
  • Explore our website / Contact us via our website.
  • By attending a meeting of the Club (usually 6.45 for 7.00 pm on Tuesdays at the Sherwood RSL Sub-Branch Hall, 2 Clewley St, Corinda), or one of our monthly dinners at a local restaurant.

The Rotary Club of Brisbane Taylor Bridge is recognised as being a vibrant, progressive and fun group. The Club is very active in the local community and at the international level. We are enthusiastic supporters of youth programs and have formed a Rotate committee, promoting ways to care for the environment by recycling. Whatever your interests, we will probably have a project that will interest you! We welcome new ideas for projects in our local community. So if you have a local project you’d like to see undertaken, come and talk to use about it.

Usually we meet on Tuesdays at the Sherwood RSL Sub-Branch, 2 Clewley St, Corinda, 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Meetings go for one hour only. Once a month, instead of a normal meeting we visit a local restaurant, at the individuals cost. These get-togethers are purely social with no business discussed.