Under-30s keen to Make a Change

MEDIA RELEASE

27 JUNE 2012

Rotaract is a club of young adults aged 18-30 who seek to help in the community, learn new skills and enjoy friendship with one another. Rotaract stands for Rotary in Action. Bundaberg’s Rotaract club is part of a worldwide organisation of 207,000 individuals in 9,000 clubs covering 163 countries/geographic areas.

Since being chartered with Rotary International on the 31st of March, the club has already donated $3900 to charity. The group donated $1,000 to Learn Grow, a program which provides education on sustainable farming in impoverished communities. This past Sunday the 24 June, the group was able to donate $500 to the Mater Miracles foundation. $500 was also donated to the Red Collar rescue to support their work in re-homing dogs saved from death row and $1900 goes to our Relay for Life team, supporting the Cancer Council.

As well as working to fundraise for both local and international projects, the club participates in local community events such as the Agrotrend, Bundaberg Show and the Multi-cultural Festival. We aim to have a casual monthly social event for our members. Our meetings are a mix of club business, guest speakers and learning professional skills. We are also lucky to be able to attend events with the Rotaract clubs in both Gladstone and Hervey Bay.

The Rotaract Club of Bundaberg has a strong and enthusiastic board for the 2012-2013 year with a focus on getting out into the Bundaberg Community as a group and making a difference. We love meeting new people and forming friendships with people from all walks of life.

It isn’t all serious and we don’t dedicate our lives to it – in fact, our meetings are very casual, and members don’t have to do every activity that we sign up for– just know that contributing their time and manpower where possible makes a big difference.

Rotaract meets at Across the Waves Pier One Room generally every fourth Sunday at 3pm. The next meeting will be on the 22nd of July. Please feel free to join our Facebook group - 'Rotaract Club of Bundaberg' to find out more, or email enquiry@bundabergrotaract.org.au with any questions.

Contact: Alicia Otto 0401460375 or Beth Niggemyer 0401 063 454