Annually, members determine the number and variety of fundraising activities and projects undertaken.
These may include any of the following youth programs:
- Hosting an incoming and an outgoing exchange student
- Sponsoring youth participants to a wide range of Rotary Youth Programs - RYDA, RYPEN, RYLA, RYTS and Rotary Youth Exchange
- Monthly barbecues at Queens Park Markets or similar
- Occasional barbecues at other venues or events, eg. Bunnings
- Annual major fundraisers such as Spring into Jazz and Race Day
- Hosting groups of international visitors for a few days
- Selling agapanthus plants
We also serve the community by supporting local organizations and disaster relief appeals through working bees. In recent years we have supported Lifeline, Mercy Family Services, Emerge Café, Girl Guides, Life Flight and the Toowoomba Hospice.
On the international front, we have donated directly to one of Rotary International’s Projects such as Polio Plus, ROMAC (Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children) and RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service). “Our Rainbow House” in Zambia receives most of the proceeds from Spring into Jazz, but is also funded by numerous other Rotary Clubs in Australia and in Zambia (http://ourrainbowhouse.org.au/).
We create an engaging Club experience by:
- Participating in an annual review process involving club surveys and committee meetings to set goals as part of a strategic planning process
- Participating in some Rotary events at District/State and International level
- Producing a weekly newsletter
- Supporting the activities of our Satellite Club – The Network
- Sponsoring and supporting the Toowoomba Rotaract Club
Being a member of a Rotary Club is not just about service.
It's also about making friends and having fun. As such, we have reasonably regular social outings/gatherings, eg. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at members’ homes, restaurant and theatre visits, weekends away and the annual fishing trip to Fraser Island.