District 9640

About Our Club

​The Rotary Club of Jimboomba is part of the Rotary District 9640 which consists of 54 clubs located from Coomera to Grafton, inland to Goondiwindi. The club has been recognised for its great achievements and community involvement.

Jimboomba Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Jimboomba belongs to Rotary District 9640 which encompasses an area covering part of South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The club was officially chartered in 1986 and has played a very active, prominent role in the local community in many varied ways. As well, our club has greatly contributed to important national and international projects that substantially help people in need.

Our membership is made up of dedicated people who believe strongly in Rotary‘s motto of “Service Above Self”. Our active members are made up of people who are small business operators, professionals and retirees, ranging in age from mid 20’s to latter years.

Rotary Club of Jimboomba Meetings

We meet every Tuesday at Dorrington House, Johanna Street Jimboomba. 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start to 9.00. A meal is included. Anyone can attend and new members are always welcome.

Rotary Club of Jimboomba Committee

The Rotary Club of Jimboomba was named the World’s Best Small Rotary Club – chosen from 34,000 small and medium clubs at Rotary‘s International Convention in 2012. This wonderful, prestigious honour was given in recognition of our club’s incredible achievements since its inception in 1982.

Our club has completed many major projects that have significantly benefitted our community. Some of these major projects which include well known landmarks in the community are:

  • 5President: David Parkins PHF
  • 5Secretary: Peter Anderson-Barr PP
  • 5Treasurer: Stuart Louttit
  • 5Club Services: Andrew Lowry
  • 5Community Services: Andrew Lowry
  • 5Youth Services: David Kenny PP PHF
  • 5International: John Weir PP PHF Sapphire
  • 5Membership: Mal Strachan PP PHF
  • 5Rotary Foundation: Garry Begley PP PHF
  • 5Media /Public Relations: Mathew Owens
  • 5Sergeant at Arms: Kenny Davis PP PHF
  • 5Social Coordinator: David Parkins PHF
  • 5Gazette Editor: David Kenny PP PHF

Achievements

The Rotary Club of Jimboomba was named the World’s Best Small Rotary Club – chosen from 34,000 small and medium clubs at Rotary‘s International Convention in 2012. This wonderful, prestigious honour was given in recognition of our club’s incredible achievements since its inception in 1982.

Our club has completed many major projects that have significantly benefitted our community. Some of these major projects which include well known landmarks in the community are:

  • ZBuilding the town's first ambulance station
  • ZEstablishing Rotary Park
  • ZRelocating and renovating Dorrington House - a community meeting centre
  • ZRelocating and renovating the historic Little Brown Church
  • ZExtensive renovation of the Jimboomba Community and District Hall
As well our club has helped regularly in:
  • ZRegular assistance in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life since its inception
  • ZFundraising and contributing annually to the successful Rotary Polio Plus project – a marvellous Rotary International campaign to eradicate polio in the world
  • ZGenerously contributing to Heart of Australia which is a mobile heart clinic that travels throughout Qld giving patients specialized treatments, who would otherwise have to travel extensive distances to major cities.

Also, over the years, our club has contributed greatly to various youth projects such as sponsored youth exchanges with international students, sponsoring participants at national youth science forums and innovative leadership development courses.

Finally, our club has organised a Rotary Interact Club at Hills International College, and is in the process of organising another Interact Club as well as A Rotary Rotaract club for young adults.

Jimboomba Rotary Members

THE OBJECTS OF ROTARY

​The Objects of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life.

The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Jimboomba Heritage Precinct

Historical Venues Available For Hire

The Jimboomba Rotary Club manage a number of historical buildings in the Jimboomba Heritage Precinct, which are available to hire for community and private events.