We had our Rotary Changeover dinner on Saturday night and it was a fantastic evening filled with celebration and recognition of so many well-deserved members and new members.
Past president David Parkins passed along the torch to Andrew Lowry. We thank David for his leadership and his continued involvement in the club as he takes on the Secretary role.
Sarah Weir was made an honourary member of our Rotary Club of Jimboomba. Sarah consistently does an amazing job for us behind the scenes.
Lindsay Sleeman became a Paul Harris Fellow.
Local Legend Father Dan Talbot was the recipient of the Peter Andrew Community Spirit award.
A new club that has recently formed – Rotaract Club of Scenic Rim – had its charter meeting and is up and running catering for young adults. Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side taking action through service. We look forward to working closely with their first president Nick, his team and the energetic founding members of this new club.
Jimboomba Sunrise had its changeover event as well.
Rotary District 9640 News Update
Rotary District 9640 saw Jeff Egan step up as the new Governor for the district. In addition to being the fastest-growing Rotary district, Rotary District 9640 is also the fastest-growing Rotaract District in Zone 8 of Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands in Oceania.
Rotaract Clubs are positioned by Rotary International to attract young men and women to sharpen their leadership and professionals skills while having serious fun to be useful citizens of the world.
This year has seen a 400% growth of Rotaract clubs in our district. We are now the 3rd largest Rotaract District in Zone 8. We have elevated Rotaract. In addition with 140 Rotarians under 40 years of age in 31 of our 58 Rotary Clubs we are proud to be home to the largest number of “Millennials” and “Gen Z” Rotarians in Zone 8.
20/21 Recognition Awards
The Rotary Club of Jimboomba was also recognised in the Recognition Awards for 2020/2021.
- Outstanding Leadership Excellence Award – David Parkins
- Interaction of the Year Maya Parer – Hills Interact Club
- Finalist Rotoractor of the Year – Nick Spanner
- Outstanding District Chair – David Kenny
- Runner up Best Rotary Fundraising Project – Jimboomba Rotary
- Runner up Best Rotary 100 Baton Relay Activation – Jimboomba Rotary
Congratulations to our leader David Parkins for a great year!
100 Years of Rotary Celebrations was a great success with our 100K Happy Birthday bike ride with 116 participants – 100 in the 100K ride and 16 in the 34K ride.
To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand – Rotary Australia has partnered with the Australia Day Council in coordination with District 8 Clubs to organise a Happy 100 Bicycle Ride for individuals and a Team 100 Ride.
Rotary park in the heart of Jimboomba was originally established by the Rotary Club of Jimboomba. Now managed by Logan City Council, it has had a makeover with new kids’ rides, trees and footpath in 2020.