The Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland has encouraged Sunshine Coast residents to get involved and help out in the community.
The Rotary branch recently held a breakfast meeting in a bid to attract potential members to the thriving organization who donate their time and funds to a host of local charities and services across the Coast.
Member for Caloundra and Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland charter member Mark McArdle was guest speaker at the event speaking of the important role of service clubs in today’s communities.
‘’Since its inception in November 2000 the Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland has raised more than $200,000 for the community. That is a huge achievement for the club,’’ Mr McArdle said.
‘’Service clubs, like Rotary Club of Alexandra Headlands, are a vital part of any community no matter how big or small, without dedicated members our community would not be what it is today.
‘’I encourage those who do have the time or resources to be able to help people less fortunate to get involved with this hard-working club.’’
Rotary Club of Alexandra Headlands membership chairman Peter Andrews said he was impressed with the turnout and hoped to sign at least half of the non-Rotarians.
‘’We’re hoping to boost our membership numbers to at least 35 or 40,’’ Mr Andrews said.
‘’The club is not only a great way to get involved in community work but it is an instant group of friends.
‘’We support the number of local charities including Bloomhill, the local rescue helicopter service and a number of other different services.
‘’We raise around $20,000 a year for charities through various activities and we’d like to be able to do more.’’