Past Youth Exchange Student John Campbell visits club

Posted on Aug 11, 2021
What a delight to meet John Campbell at our informal club lunch today. John went to Sweden for a year on a Rotary Youth Exchange program in 1992. He is still in touch with his host families and returns to Sweden to catch up as often as possible. When John returned home he joined Surfers Paradise West Rotary Club, then became involved in running the Youth Exchange Program for District 9640 and also RYPEN, RYTS and RYLA, other very worthwhile youth programs of Rotary. John is currently a very active member  of the Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads. His daughter was also a successful Rotary Youth Exchange applicant  and spent 2019 in Italy.
       President Ron Borland Welcomes John Campbell
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Posted on Jul 02, 2015
Top 10 Reasons to Join a Rotary Club

Professional Networking
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge one’s circle of business, community and professional acquaintances. As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – People who make decisions and influence policy.
Service Opportunities
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community.
International Awareness
With more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Good Citizenship
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.
Youth and Family
Rotary sponsors one of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and social activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Leadership Development
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others. Members can participate in the three day Rotary Leadership Institute courses offered at various times during the year.
Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents a variety of the community’s professional men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary clubs are non-political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds
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Bruce Timbs, BBQ Coordinator
Prior to Covot-19 and for the best part of a year, we have been in place at Bunnings Southport sizzling a bunch of sausages on a fortnightly basis.  We rotate with Broadbeach Club to fill the Thursday slot.  We have developed a great relationship with our Bunnings friends as they continue to develop their Community Service Programme, and it is a good little earner to provide funds for our Projects.
On the Project front, our focus has been in the local area, and in this regard we donated 100 Backpack Beds to Rosies for distribution to those in need in the Gold Coast area.
Teaming with Bunnings Southport has been instrumental in making the Backpack Bed Project work, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship.
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