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Why does it cost money to be part of a volunteering club?

Everyone’s time is precious, so when you’re offering some of your time to a non-profit organization, it might seem strange that you’re also paying an annual membership fee for the honour! Put quite simply, Rotary International is much more than a volunteering opportunity. It’s a global community service organization backed by The Rotary Foundation – […]

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Becoming a BRC member – What’s in it for me?

We’re aware that in 2019’s “gig economy”, asking people to join a club and pay membership fees seems counter-intuitive. But as we’ve covered, being a member of BRC offers a lot more than rocking up at the odd sausage sizzle! Here are some of the key benefits of becoming the next member of Beaufort Rotary […]

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Beaufort Rotary Club turns 1!

On July 11, our members gathered to celebrate our very first birthday. (Our official charter date was July 17, 2018). The two non-negotiables were handed down by the President (tinsel curtain) and the Treasurer (big bowl of Cheezels) and the party planning committee got to work. Nelsons Pop-Up bar was decked out with fairy lights, […]

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The BRC gang visits Foodbank!

Last night instead of a regular club meeting, the gang went to Foodbank WA for a tour and dinner. Foodbank is an amazing facility doing incredible things feeding Australian families. The need is so great that Foodbank can’t keep up. If you’d like to support Foodbank over the holiday season, why not consider building a […]

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Together we… Connect

Are you a freelancer…Or do you work from home? As the “gig economy” grows, we lose more of our traditional social networks and it becomes more difficult to find opportunities to connect with others. A Rotary club is a fantastic way to connect with people that share your attitude and mindset. Come together a couple […]

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Together, we… Create change

To CREATE CHANGE in our community, business or membership groups… We first need to CREATE CHANGE within ourselves! Often a member of an organisation will say “We need to make changes” – Instead of saying “I need to make changes”. Culture is the sum of what your members think, say and do… so it starts […]

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Ticking all the boxes

JOIN LEADERS – EXCHANGE IDEAS – TAKE ACTION This is the motto emblazoned on the Rotary International website… and it’s up to every club to make that a reality in a way that aligns with their values. Well, at our club meeting tonight we were joined by Lucy Graf, an Intensive English teacher from Cyril […]

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We’re on the move!

Photo by Jess Wyld Photography Sadly we have outgrown the Centre For Stories, where we’ve been meeting for the past few months. We would like to thank them for their warm and generous hospitality, as well as their support of our club. It was very serendipitous to find a venue that aligned with our club’s […]

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Oceans good, single use plastics bad!

Last night the innovative and inspiring Darren Lomman came to speak to the club. Darren is a previous Young Australian of the Year and 40 Under 40 winner and  has now founded GreenBatch – a social enterprise focussed on leveraging the community to build WA’s first plastic processing plant. Right now only 3% of the […]

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What’s the difference between skills and gifts?

What a fantastic meeting we had with Nick Maisey, founder of Befriend as our guest speaker. The topic was a great lead-on from our discussions at our previous meeting. Nick is a WestPac Social Change Fellow and recently traveled to several countries across the world, exploring the concepts of fellowship and social connection. Nick spoke […]

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