The Rotaract Club of Burleigh Heads chartered in July 2013 with only two goals: to make a difference and to have fun. We are located along the beautiful Burleigh Heads beach on the Gold Coast in District 9640.
Our club is a unique platform for members and friends to engage on in order to have an impact on not only the community but also themselves. We participate in a variety of activities suited to our members including professional development events such as RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), RYTS (Rotary Youth Transition Seminar), ARC (Australian Rotaract Conference) and many training seminars throughout our district. Whilst events such as these provide members with the necessary skills to be our future leaders, we also believe that having the ability to achieve something is limited without a good support network and friends.
Thus, our club places a large emphasis on getting to know each other through social events. These include ice-skating, karaoke, movie nights, and frequent trips to get ice-cream after meetings. The close-knit nature of our club sets the foundation for our elements to help our local community and international friends in any way possible. Our club often holds events that allow us to make donations to important causes through a plethora of fundraising events.
Being a part of the Rotaract Club of Burleigh Heads allows young people to feel included, and loved whilst they help their community and develop their own personal skills. Whilst the journey each person takes is different we are grateful to be a part of it and truly believe that whatever you put into it you will get twice as much back.
Whilst our club has quite regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club, Mowbray Park; we work hard to keep them relaxed in nature to ensure everybody has fun. Our meetings begin at 6:45pm for a 7pm start, and usually run until 8:30pm. They usually consist of director reports, icebreaker games, and often relevant and entertaining guest speakers that have been requested by members of our club.