Peninsula Rotaract Club was chartered on May 7th 2010 with 11 members, and we have had over 70 members in the 10 years since. Our sponsoring Rotary clubs are the Rotary Club of Peninsula 2.0 and the Rotary Club of Seaford Carrum Downs. Our club is located in South East Melbourne, in RI District 9820.
We help our community by organising various fundraising events including trivia, cabaret and casino nights. We are an active part of our local community with our members involved in gardening for local residents, participating in clean up Australia day, school working bees and other hands on projects. We have supported the global community through our volunteer trips to East Timor and Indonesia and fundraising ventures like promoting local entrepreneurship through Kiva microfinance loans.
Our members have participated in professional development activities including first aid training, mentoring interactors, attending and presenting at a Rotary leadership camp (RYLA), going to local and national conferences and participating in Rotaract Club Officers Training. We’re also a very social club, with our members enjoying monthly events such as dinners, rock climbing, movie nights, bowling, beach days, laser tag, paintball as well as going on annual weekends away.
We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for our members to achieve their personal goals and make lasting friendships. Our members have highlighted personal growth, leadership opportunities, a sense of belonging, developing confidence, meeting likeminded people, skill development and being part of a global community as some of the best aspects of our club.
Being a part of the Peninsula Rotaract Club allows young people to contribute to the greater community as well as developing their own personal skills, however we understand that everyone has different commitments in their lives. Our club provides a flexible opportunity for individuals to contribute to the ongoing success of the club through varying levels of involvement by engaging in meetings, social and fundraising events, hands on projects and professional development activities. Rotaract is what you make of it!