Coastal areas covered for community commitment

Rotary Satellite Club of Coral Coast members at their inaugural meeting.

By Angela Norval

With Rotary enjoying a compelling history within Bundaberg, this local community group now has a new member to add in the Satellite Club of Coral Coast.

The club had its inaugural meeting on 1 June in Bargara and will continue to cover the coastal strip including Elliott Heads, Bargara, Burnett Heads, Innes Park and Coral Cove.

Rotary Satellite Club of Coral Coast member Rod Medew said there were a lot of people from these areas who wanted to be involved in Rotary and were pleased to be supported by Bundaberg Central Rotary.

“This will definitely be a project-based club that will be asking the community what resources and projects they are needing and working out how to fund them,” he said.

“This could include helping send a student with an interest in marine biology over to the Herron Island Research Station to be involved in further research and study, or helping with valuable funding to further develop the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central’s Indigenous Youth camp.

“People who have become members of this branch of Rotary are wanting to help their community either in their retirement or spare time and have the knowledge and experience to make a real difference.”

Rod reminded interested members that it was as simple as going to a meeting and seeing what they wanted out of Rotary, and both men and women were encouraged.

“There is something in knowing that each year we are able to help put together a breakfast to raise awareness and funds towards an issue like domestic violence and we are always open to working with other groups such as the Lions Club because we are all working to achieve the same goal.”

Prospective members can call Rod Medew on 0432 583 972.