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A new way to serve your community

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?” 

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Supporting the environment

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

RI President Mark Maloney says that during his travels around the world as a Rotary senior leader he encountered many Rotary members and Rotaractors who advocated for the environment to be an area of focus.

“I believe strongly that our Rotary Foundation programs now have a valuable added dimension to our efforts,” says, Maloney.

Foundation Trustee Chair Gary C.K. Huang says that with the global population reaching near eight billion, protecting the environment is increasingly important.

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You decide

Imagine a club that is totally flexible to your time demands and allows you to take part in service projects when you can.

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary meetings are an effective use of your time.  These get togethers will constructively discuss the service projects we want to get involved with and how we are going to achieve our plans.

The meetings are not formal, and could be online, face to face, or in a more social setting. 

You are invited to join our next meeting – RSVP to get the details at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org/next-meeting.

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Help shape the club

What will be the newest Rotary club on the Sunshine Coast needs YOU!

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary is the proposed new, innovative Rotary club based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  But it does not matter if you do not live or work there!  If your interest is in serving the community, this new version of Rotary is just for you!

A totally flexible club to meet your lifestyle needs with constructive, project-oriented meetings.

You are invited to join our next meeting – RSVP to get the details at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org/next-meeting.

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Use your passport

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary is your passport:

  • into Rotary – for people who have busy lives and commitments – such as young professionals, students, families and retirees – by reducing or removing barriers of time and cost, focussing on more ways to be engaged in service to others
  • to other Rotary clubs – encouraging our members to visit other local Rotary clubs and to take part in their service projects, fundraisers and other activities.
  • to the local community – if you volunteer in other community groups, we want you to be our Rotary ambassador to those groups, and let us know how we can work together to support the good work of others

In fact, Rotary clubs and other not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to submit requests for us to help on their projects.

Learn more at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org

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Develop high ethical standards

Virtually all societies have developed rules and regulations about how business should be transacted and how business organisations should be managed.

Did you know that high ethical standards are built right into the Objects of Rotary?

The Four-Way Test is an ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships.

Learn more at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org

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Connect with people

Interested in giving back to your community and making new friends?

You’re not alone. Those are the top two reasons people join Rotary.

Learn more at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org

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Connect with your community

Through Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary you can connect with your community by learning about its needs and working on long-term solutions.  When you work with local leaders and beneficiaries, you’ll strengthen both your community and your ties to it.  Participating in a project that positively touches someone else’s life can be life-changing for you as well.

Connect with us to find out how you can get involved.  Learn more at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org

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Share your community concern

If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you, and you want to volunteer some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you!

Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do.  Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities locally and around the world through our volunteer work.

You will help to make people’s lives better.

Learn more at sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org

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A rewarding volunteer experience

We like to get involved with the community directly, or with other Rotary clubs and specific non-profit organisations.

Our structure allows us to focus on structured planning initiatives for future service projects.

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary wants you to be able to invest your time meaningfully and to best effect.

We invite you or your favourite community organisation to let us know how Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary can help. Let us know here

Interested? Learn more about Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary at https://sunshinecoastpassportrotary.org