Welcome to the Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley web site
President Ossama El Saadi invites visiting Rotarians and anyone interested in sampling Rotary to join us at the Allan Border Field on Thursdays at 5:45pm for 6:15pm.
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Rotary clubs have water projects on tap
For millions of people throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, getting clean water is a daily struggle. In fact, more than 80% of all sickness in the world is attributed to unsafe water.
The Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Build Peace Through Service in 2012-13
RI President Sakuji Tanaka
President Sakuji Tanaka unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors.
"Peace, in all of the ways that we can understand it, is a real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary," he said. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways."
Peace has different meanings for different people, Tanaka said.
"No definition is right, and no definition is wrong," he said. "However we use the word, this is what peace means for us.
"No matter how we use, or understand the word, Rotary can help us to achieve it," he added.
Tanaka, a businessman from the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, shared how becoming a Rotarian broadened his understanding of the world. After joining the Rotary Club of Yashio, in 1975, he said, he began to realize that his life's purpose was not to make more money, but to be useful to other people.
Rotary Fortitude Valley enjoys the continuing support of The Pavillion
Under1Roof 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.
The Rotary Club of Fortitude Valley is one of 66 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