Rotary Club of Toowoomba City

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The Members of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba City welcome you.

The following information is intended to help you get to know our club and about the objects of the great organization of Rotary International to which we belong.

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

First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

Second: 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;

Third: The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

The Rotary Club of Toowoomba City was chartered on the 13th December 1991.We were special from the start as the only mixed Rotary Club out of seven in Toowoomba. Initially, we had 14 men and 14 women under the leadership of co-founder and President Janet Abberton. The other co-founder was Past District Governor Nevell McPhee who was a member of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba - the club which sponsored our creation as a new club.

We meet each Friday (basically other than public holidays) at 12 noon for 12:30 pm for a two course lunch.

The running of the Club

The Club is run by an annually elected executive, The Board, consisting of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, President Elect, Past President, and Directors in the Avenues of Service of Club, Community, International, Public Relations and New Generations. The Board meets monthly. Everyone in the club is a volunteer.

Others have heard of and applied the following Rotary test because it is a good ethical compass:

The Four Way Test

Of the things we think, say and do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and better friendships?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?