As you may already be aware, the provisional Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Passport is the proposed new, innovative Rotary club based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. While it is based there it is without any geographic boundary.
Passport Rotary is a new version of Rotary club that encourages members to engage in service in ways that fit within their family, work and life commitments.
It provides a passport into Rotary – for people who have busy lives and commitments – and access to other Rotary clubs.
It also encourages members to visit their local community and work out how we can all better work together to make a difference.
“You might ask what’s different – well plenty,” said 28-year-old member Stephanie Kay.
“Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary is designed for the 21st Century. It offers flexible, relaxed meeting formats and caters for the needs of busy people and families.”
Ms Kay said importantly, members decided how much time to give.
“Unlike traditional service clubs, you only need to attend a minimum of one meeting a year and only need to commit to a minimum of 30 hours service work during the year.
“Many of our members will want to contribute to much more, but it’s totally up to you – we all have unique and evolving priorities and this new format recognises that.”
Ms Kay said the Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary club was a mix of online and in-person meetings and would concentrate on project participation, focussing on initiatives that supported the Sunshine Coast.
“We are also keen to work very closely with other Rotary clubs in completing local projects.
“If you’ve always been interested in a service club but thought you didn’t have the time, or you wanted a more flexible approach to volunteering, get in touch.
“We still need more members to get off the ground and become a fully-fledged Rotary club but the opportunities Rotary can offer you are endless.
“Rotarians are volunteers who take action to create lasting change – who wouldn’t want to be part of that?”