Below is a showcase of past Beaudesert Rotary Club Events for 2022-2023
# Tuesday 13 September - Drive to Survive - Driver Education sponsored by Rotary Club of Beaudesert see flyer above for details. Confirm your attendance with names to beaurotary at outlook dot com by Sunday 11 September, for catering purposes Thank you
When: Tuesday September 13, 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start
Where: Performing Arts Centre, Beaudesert High School
Who: For new, young and inexperienced drivers and their families.
Purpose: To educate drivers on driving hazards (in particular the use of mobile phones) and the risks associated with getting behind the wheel
Further details: The evening runs as a community partnership of lived experiences and the participation of groups including the Queensland Police Service, driving schools and Emergency Services. The evening is sponsored by Bendigo Bank and the funds will be used for burgers on the night.
Attendees: Snr Constable Fishburn will attend along with the Driving Simulator. We also welcome Mark Larkham ex supercar driver, team owner and motorsports tv analyst.
# Monday 29 August Rotary Information Evening 6 for 6.30 pm at Stationmaster House - come along and find out what Rotary is all about and what the Rotary club of Beaudesert has done for the Beaudesert Community in the past 65 years.
On Monday 29 August the Rotary Club of Beaudesert held an Open House Event to highlight our past, our present and what the future will be like for members and guests.
President Mark McCabe welcomed all members and guests to this function the of its type in several years, and only just a beginning of serval such events in opening-up and letting the community know what we Rotarians do. During the evening Mark also spoke on the History of the Beaudesert Rotary Club since Chartering in 1957 and now in our 65th year
Doug Lavers-McBain Beaudesert Rotarian since the 1980s was called on to present his slide show giving all an overview of our activities in the Beaudesert Town, Jubilee Park improvements, exercise equipment, Shelter sheds, Barbeques, Basketball half court, Spring Creek Foot Bridge Crossing, Teen-rager and Skate bowl. Our International work on a School in Cambodia, and Youth Programs we offer to the young people of our locality.
Linda Jackson is incredibly talented in providing all the food for the evening, which was much appreciated by all in attendance. Linda in her role as Club Services gave her in depth presentation on all the rotary Youth Programs, we offer students and to working youth – Linda said that Rotary recognises the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs. Our Rotary Club is proud to support a range of programs for youth aged 14-29 years of age that cover the areas of leadership & development, international exchange & awareness and science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) Next Camp: 5 - 7 May 2023. RYPEN is a residential camp that takes place over 2.5 days. for school students aged between 14-16 (Year 8-10) that focuses on the development of self-concept, relationships, and is designed to develop skills that will assist them in the transition to adulthood.
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) Next Camp: 12 - 17 January 2023
RYTS is a transition program with the focus to assist the transition from one area of study into the next phase of life. The program is delivered at a 6-day residential camp for students who are in the senior years of school (Year 11-12) or who are aged between 17-18 if not within a school system.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Next Camp: 24 - 29 January 2023
RYLA is a personal, professional development seminar program for young people aged between 19-29. The program is delivered at a 6-day residential camp. It focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork, and interpersonal skills as well as building self-awareness of mental health and well-being, knowledge of a sense of community and a sense of belonging.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program - YEP provides opportunity for long and short-term international exchange with another country for students 15 to 17 years old to immerse themselves in another culture, learn a new language, and develop their skills as leaders and global citizens. A local Rotary club hosts students, attend school in their host country for up to a full academic year, and stay with one or more host families for that period.
Rotary Virtual Youth Exchange Next Program: Ongoing
Provides the opportunity to be paired with a student and their family abroad for a virtual Rotary Youth Exchange Program for between 8-12 weeks. Participants will get an insight into the life and culture of a student living in another country from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) - For teams of Year 11-12 students, MUNA is a one-day event that encourages them to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self-confidence in public speaking.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Next Program: January 2023 - NYSF is a not-for-profit organization which offers a variety of immersive and transformative youth-led experiences promoting science and science-related areas. The programs are conducted for students entering Year 12 in January each year.
Mark Jackson also spoke to a slide show presentation with more detail on our Cambodian School Project that was the brainchild of Beaudesert Rotarian John Mann it was just an idea he had after a visit to a wedding in the countryside of Prey Veng Province in the village of Chuor Ph’av approx. 1000 people live.
Planning for the first school started in 2007 and we hadn’t realized that our approach would not only be unique but is a model that is easy to replicate – and SO OBVIOUS. We thought everybody did it this way, but they didn’t and most still don’t.
John had been in this remote and heavily populated area for a while; John was the first non-Khmer in living memory or knowledge to be seen. John had given a tape player and radio to a blind monk and a small camera to a policeman (who earned and still earns $20 a month and has almost no equipment) and then the villagers asked, “please will you give us a school?”, John replied that he knew they thought he was very rich but that he was just a teacher with little money. The villagers continued, “please can you ask your friends?” John often repeated the conversations of those early days, and it really was a magical question …..well, John couldn’t say “no”. John took his idea to the Beaudesert Rotary Club and the rest is history.
At the beginning the Rotary School of Beaudesert in Chuor Ph’av Village in Prey Veng Province. In attendance were 400 children, teachers, elders, officials, monks and ten members of The Rotary Club of Beaudesert and two from The Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro, our partner club in Cambodia. Now the School has over 1000 students and the school day is split into 2 shifts one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. John believes that it is only with education can people make a better life for themselves. More information can be found http://www.educatingcambodia.com/
Inconclusion, President Mark McCabe told those gathered he believes the Open House event was one of remarkable success in highlighting all the work the Beaudesert Rotary has done over the years and will continue to provide with the assistance of members and new people joining our ranks from diverse backgrounds, getting involved to promote our activities because that is what we are about “Service Above Self”