Rotarians have been deeply involved in serving their communities since the establishment of the first Rotary club in Chicago USA a century ago. Community Service is an opportunity for every Rotarian to exemplify "Service Above Self". It is a part of the Rotary ethos for Rotarians and their clubs to improve the quality of life for those who live in the community and to serve the public interest. Community service projects give Rotarians the opportunity to be involved in their community and improves their satisfaction in their membership of Rotary. These community projects also increase the profile of Rotary and its clubs in local communities and may attract community minded people to join Rotary

The District Community Service Committee is chaired by Garry Byrne (RC Wandin)

Community Service encompasses a range of associated but individual activities including:

*  The Australian Rotary Health Fund (ARHF)  - John Beaty 

*  Ride for Dollars (fund raising for the ARHF) - Rob Henry

*  Probus - the formation of new Probus clubs for older Australians - Tony Hills 

*  Schools Anzac Day Commemoration Service - Keith Anderson

*  Emergency Medical Information Booklets - PDG Ray Adams

*  Used Stamps Project - Carrol Farmer  

*  Christmas Cakes & Puddings - Robert McQuade

*  Christmas Cards - Col Walden 

*  Bowelscan - a Rotary project to promote testing for bowel cancer in conjunction with a local pharmacy - Ian Coleman

*  Rural Relief Committee - Tony Stokes

*  Indigenous Affairs Officer - PP Liz Guiver

Further information about many of these community service activities is contained in the associated community service pages

Members of the Community Service committee are available to assist clubs in their planning of community service projects if required.

The Community Service Committee has produced a comprehensive manual to assist clubs with a range of projects, activities and ideas that can be undertaken.  Click on the following link to download this manual:  Community Service Manual

As a visitor to our site, you may want to ask a local Rotary Club about their community service programs. Making contact with clubs is easy using the left sidebar Club Directory