Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley
President David Hassall invites visiting Rotarians and anyone interested in sampling Rotary to join us at Ruggers Restaurant, Brothers Rugby Club Thursdays at 5:45pm for 6:15pm
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Rotary clubs have water projects on tapThe Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) call for a reduction of the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by half between 1990 and 2015. Yet, an estimated 884 million people in the world, 37% of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa, still use unimproved sources of drinking water. Lack of access to safe drinking water contributes to the staggering burden of diarrhoeal diseases worldwide, particularly affecting the young, the immunocompromised and the poor.
The Rotary FoundationIn 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up "for the purpose of doing good in the world." In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International. Five Trustees, including Klumph, were appointed to "hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property . . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI." Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children.
ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY
Rotary has been many things, to many people, in the last 111 years. Through Rotary, our members have found friends, community, and a sense of purpose; we’ve forged connections, advanced our careers, and had incredible experiences we couldn’t have had anywhere else. Every week, in more than 34,000 clubs around the world, Rotarians come together to talk, laugh, and share ideas. But above all, we come together for one, overriding goal: service. Service to humanity has been the cornerstone of Rotary since its earliest days, and has been its
main purpose ever since. I believe that there is no better path to meaningful service today than Rotary membership; and no organization better placed to make a real and positive difference in our world. No other organization so effectively brings together committed, capable professionals in a wide variety of fields, and enables them to achieve ambitious goals. Through Rotary, we have
the capacity, the network, and the knowledge to change the world: the only limits are the ones we place on ourselves. Today, our organization is at a critical point:
a historic juncture that will determine, in so many ways, what comes next. Together, we have provided extraordinary service to our world; tomorrow, our world will depend on us to do even more. Now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward, with determination and enthusiasm, to be an even greater force for good
in the world. Of the many lessons polio eradication has taught us, one of the most important is also one of the simplest: that if we want to bring all of Rotary
forward, we’ve all got to be moving in the same direction. Continuity of leadership, at the club, district, and RI level, is the only way we will flourish, and achieve our full potential. It is not enough simply to bring in new members and
form new clubs: our goal is not more Rotarians, but more Rotarians who can achieve more good Rotary work, and will become the Rotary leaders of tomorrow. Near the end of his life, reflecting on the path that brought him to Rotary, Paul Harris wrote: “Individual effort may be turned to individual
needs, but combined effort should be dedicated to the service of mankind. The power of combined effort knows no limitation.” He could hardly have imagined then that one day, more than 1.2 million Rotarians would be combining their efforts, and, through our Rotary Foundation, their resources, to serve humanity together. And we can only imagine what great deeds Paul Harris would have expected of such a Rotary! It is our responsibility to achieve those deeds; as it is
our privilege to carry forth the tradition of Rotary Serving Humanity.
President, Rotary International,2016-17
Under1RoofUnder1Roof was an initiative of the Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley started in 2006 and has now attracted funding of $300,000.00 from the State Government’s Department of Communities. Minister Karen Struthers announced the funding at the launch of a video on the club’s Under 1 Roof project on 14th December 2011.
Under 1 Roof has evolved from an approach by the Fortitude Valley Rotary Club to community service agencies in the Fortitude Valley district to find out how the club could best support efforts to reduce homelessness in the area.
Members of the Under 1 Roof consortium include the Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Housing Company Ltd, BRIC Housing, Mission Australia, 139 Club, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Footprints, Brisbane Youth Service, Communify and QuIHN.
Fortitude Valley Rotary Club Past President Julie Heckenberg said the funding would allow the consortium to better co-ordinate services and deliver stronger outcomes for clients. “We initiated the project because we wanted to bring together all the organisations that were working to assist homeless people in our community, so they could create an integrated web of support across their services,” Ms Heckenberg said.
“The consortium ensures there is ‘no wrong door’ for people in need in our community, and all the local services and agencies are now working in a more coordinated way to significantly reduce homelessness in Brisbane.” Brisbane Housing Company Chief Operations Officer Samantha Evans said almost 100 clients have been supported by the consortium this year to transition into sustainable housing or ongoing support.
To View the Video about our Under1Roof Project Click on the button below.
To View Statistics on it's success click on the reports below
Rotary in District 9600
The Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley is one of 68 clubs in Rotary District 9600 which includes parts of South-East Queensland, Papua New Guinea,Solomon Islands, and Nauru. To read more about our district Click Here