Mackay Sunrise Rotary welcomes visitors and potential new members. To attend our Club meetings please email here
Meetings: Fridays 6:45am for 7:00am to 8:00am.
Venue: Ocean International 1 Bridge Road East Mackay
A little over a hundred years a Chicago lawyer, Paul Harris found he only ever got to speak and deal with people from his own profession, so he began meeting regularly for lunch with people who worked in a different profession or business.This informal group soon began to take on projects in the community and beyond. From these humble beginnings Rotary has grown into an organisation of 1.2 million women and men, in over 210 countries.
Modern day Rotarians do all sorts of things for example we’ve sponsored
exchange students from all around the world, both incoming and outgoing.
One of our members has gone to India to help with Polio vaccinations which is probably Rotary’s biggest success story.
Another member has spent some time in Cambodia changing landmine victims lives by providing and fitting mechanical hands.
Most of our work though is done in Mackay.
We gave $24,000 to the 2008 floods victims. We give more than $20,000 each year to local charities including PCYC, Red Cross Lifeline and many others
There are many many other things that Rotary does and you can learn more about that from rotary.org
While we all follow the Rotary Ideals each Rotary club is autonomous and does things it’s own way.
Mackay Sunrise Rotary Club is a very friendly club that runs one major event a year and spends most of it’s money locally.
What is Rotary?
Here is a short video that will explain