Today's Blog post is brought to you by our newst member Heather! Heather hails all the way from Canada and has joined us whilst she's living and working in Tassie.
Why Join Rotaract?
If you’ve stumbled upon this page, chances are you’re considering joining the Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley. We’d love to have you, but if you still need a bit of convincing, here are a few reasons to join Rotaract:
-Give back to the community. Rotaract, like Rotary, has a duel focus on international and community service projects and joining the club is a great way to make a positive impact on your local community as well as communities around the world.
-It’s social. I’ve been a member of four Rotaract clubs and have always found it to be a great way to meet friends upon moving to a new city or onto a new stage in life. If you like to volunteer and be engaged in your community, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people!
-Professional development. In addition to community and international service, Rotaract has a professional development component. We frequently invite guest speakers to our meetings to talk about their careers and sometimes take tours of local workplaces.
-It’s international. When you join Rotaract, you’re not just joining a local volunteer group, but an international community. There are 8703 Rotaract clubs in 171 countries around the world (data from 2010-11 Fourth Quarter Report). In addition to international service projects, Rotaracters have the opportunity to attend international conferences or take part in trips organized by other Rotaract districts around the world.
-It looks great on a resume. Rotaract is affiliated with Rotary – one of the world’s top service clubs – and having it on your resume sets you apart. With 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, chances are that person interviewing you is one of them. Employers know that Rotaracters are hardworking individuals with a passion for service and those are exactly the sort of people they want to hire.
-It’s fun! Not only do we have a great time volunteering, but we also organize monthly socials such as laser tag or mini golf.
If this sounds like the sort of thing you think you’d be interested in or if you’d like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The club is always looking for new members and we would love to hear from you!
Wow! What a weekend. District 9830 in Tasmania has four Rotaract Clubs that span across the state. This past weekend, three of those clubs (Tamar Valley, Central Coast & Sandy Bay) joined together for our first 9830 joint celebration. Central Coast hosted us for an epic car rally and scavenger hunt, concluding with an 80's party and sleepover at the Payton Park camp grounds. With challenges like 'take a picture with Road Kill' and 'sing 1 minute of Karaoke at the Forth Pub,' we knew we were in for a weekend of laughs. Many of us have some very funny stories to share. Have a look at our photo gallery to see some of the things we came up with. Thanks again to Central Coast for your hospitality and the effort that went into the organisation of the weekend. The next statewide event will be hosted by yours truly and that will be on February 2nd.
This is what our club are up to this weekend! We are beyond excited! Fingers crossed a Tamar Valley team can take out the prize! Photos to come!
Sorry for our silence. We've been a busy club these past few weeks! Here's a litte update on what's been happening.
As mentioned in our last post, we were helping out at the Raising our Wings Gala Ball for the Take Flight Foundation (find the link below). The night was a huge success, with Take Flight fundraising more than $25 000 for finding a cure to Angelman's Syndrome. Well done to everyone who put the ball together, and thankyou to our members who donated their time on a Saturday night to help out.
From left: Reannah, Sara, Heather, Aaron, Lisa, Aileen, Ian, Shayne, Daran & Cas. Also thanks to Katie who left before this picture was taken.
On Saturday 19th of October some of our members volunteered at the Run For A Wish fun runk at Aurora Stadium. Congratulations to the Make a Wish Foundation who raised over $22 000 to grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions. We hope to help again next year!
Below: Lisa and Callum volunteering in their High-Vis Vests.
Speaking of Aurora Stadium, on the 24th of October our club did something different instead of a meeting. First we met at The Oak for a good old fashioned pub meal, and then we moved on to Aurora Stadium where we led on a tour of the facilities by Cam. We learnt about the grandstands, grounds, IT equipmemt and Scoreboard. We also got to have a play in the Hawthorn club rooms! Thanks to Shayne and Lisa for organising the tour and to Cam for taking us through!
Below you can see Cas having a kick of the footy in the club rooms and also our token group photo.
In some other great news, we welcome Daran, the newest member of our club! And probably the best induction photo yet!
And finally, we had a great time with the Rotary Club of Westbury last night, as we met at Zone 3 Laser Skirmish for some fierce competition, as well as a bit of Pizza! Three rounds were played, and the Red Team came out victorious each round! Although with a team captain like Cas, who is the most competitive person in our club, no one was surprised. So congratulations to the Red Team of 5 RCTV members and 1 RC Westbury Members who took out the trophy! We look forward to challening the RC Westbury to another challenge soon!