About Rotaract and our Club
The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for people to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. This club is a non-political, non-sectarian organisation.
The Rotaract Club of Brisbane CBD was founded in 2015 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brisbane, Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City, Rotary Club of Brisbane High-Rise, Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley and Rotary Club of New Farm.
Our mission is to empower Brisbane’s young leaders to create positive change through volunteering in the local and global community, professional development training lead by industry experts, and social networking with like-minded people. We offer diverse and meaningful social experiences for our members, and a flexible way to engage with community groups and causes that matter.
Our Executive Committee
PRESIDENT: JEN (PhD Student)
VICE PRESIDENT AND IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Kate (ESL Teacher)
SECRETARY: Jamin (Engineer)
COMMUNITY SERVICE DIRECTOR: Mamata (Nursing Student)
MEDIA AND MARKETING DIRECTOR:
Manuel (IT Student)
Our Members’ Stories
“I joined Rotaract three years ago when I relocated to Brisbane for my PhD. I didn’t have existing social connections in Brisbane and so I wanted to meet other young professionals and volunteer in the community alongside my studies. The Club offers an amazing range of different social activities, community service, and professional development activities. A highlight has been coordinating a documentary screening to raise funds for Seven Women Nepal (a fair trade organisation that supports women with a disability). I also met many of my closest friends in Brisbane through the Club.”
“I was involved in different social activities, and community services back home in Nepal. Since I came to Australia, I had missed that part. As an international student, when I felt the necessity to be part of something bigger other than University and work, I decided to join Rotaract- to be a part of a community; which I believe is an amazing platform for youth to explore and experience. My favourite part of Rotaract is keeping a ‘Jar of gratitude’ after each meeting- just a beautiful idea to remind us about things we are grateful for in our life. For me, Rotaract has been a way to make new friends and contribute to the community; and there is still more to give and achieve.” - Mamata
“I joined Rotaract two years ago to meet new friends in Brisbane and feel like I was a part of something with purpose. The opportunities the club offers has given me that and so much more. I am very glad I decided to go along and find out more about Rotaract.” - Jamin