The Rotary Club of Toowong Inc. was originally Chartered on 6th August 1965.
The club meets on Wednesdays (6:00pm for 6:30pm) at the Toowong Bowls Club, Cnr Gailey Rd and Heroes Ave, Toowong. Guests and visiting Rotarians are most welcome at our meetings. Simply contact us and let us know when you would like to attend.
The club currently comprises 40 members all of whom contribute, in so far as their personal circumstances allow, to the club’s local, regional and international community service objectives. We are an ethnically and professionally diverse group of community-minded people who enjoy networking and creating long term friendships, our members being drawn from the local community whether they live, work or study in the Toowong area or surrounding suburbs.
To learn more about our club, please take a moment to read our “Introducing Toowong Rotary Club” brochure. A wealth of additional detail is also available in other sections of this website.
The first Rotary club
Was organised in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1905. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on 6 continents and the name Rotary International was adopted. The 30,000th club was chartered 80 years later in 2001.
Rotary International offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition, and to advance the organisation’s ultimate goals of international understanding and World peace.
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The Rotary Foundation
Central to Rotary activities around the world is THE ROTARY FOUNDATION (TRF) which is one of the world’s largest private foundations supporting humanitarian and educational programs.
In recent years, the Foundation’s general annual donations have totaled over US$100 m. When added to the Polio Plus Fund, total overall contributions exceed US$250 m. By investing these funds for three years in order to earn income to support the organisation, one hundred percent of donations are returned to TRF programs, and thus available to apply to beneficiaries. TRF also provides funding for Global and Districts Grants which are used to match funds raised by the Club.
Polio eradication under the Polio Plus program is a major project driven by Rotary and supported by many governments and NGOs. In 1985, there were 350,000 cases in 125 countries. Today there are 4 endemic countries remaining with only 1604 cases. Two of the 4 are provisionally polio-free, and are waiting a further three years to be declared as such. We are within an inch of eradicating polio Worldwide.