Welcome to the Airlie Beach
 
 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
About Our Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Jubilee Tavern
Shute Harbour Rd
Airlie Beach, QLD 4802
Australia
Our meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of the month. Get there at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Order dinner at the counter and enjoy some fellowship.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Club News
We are very lucky to have our Past President Merewyn Wright as District Governor.  
Current President Ken Sharpe with DG Merewyn.
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
We are very proud to list our members and community members who have received the Paul Harris Fellow award.
Tim Arland  
Keith Beetham  
Roger Boast  
Bob Bogie  
Eric Bottle  
Sue Bowe  
Paul Burke  
Neil Cawthorne  
Narelle Cawthorne  
Jan Clifford  
Gloria Demartini  
John Dickinson  
Wendy Downes  
Judi Dunn  
Bruce Finlay  
John Harris  
Pam Harrison  
Ian Hudson  
Peter Jennings  
Ian Johanson  
Ian Johnston Sapphire
Terry Kelly  
Kerrie Leech  
Robert Lloyd_Lewis  
Stephen McDonald  
Dalwyn McErlane  
Jim Morris  
John Nicholls  
Denise Norder  
Mark O'Donnell Sapphire
Adrian Pelt  
John Powell Sapphire
Allan Robinson Sapphire
Ian Roebuck  
Kent Rundle  
John Ryan Sapphire
David Steen  
Helene Telford  
Ron Telford  
Des Ward  
Philip Woodbridge  
Merewyn Wright Sapphire
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Denise Norder
    August 2
Anniversaries:
  • Ken Sharpe
    Amy Sharpe
    August 28

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