Tuesday 3 March saw the Club celebrate 62 years of service to the Beenleigh community. Past and present members, and representatives from other local community service Clubs attended a celebratory dinner held at Luv a Coffee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF BEENLEIGH – 62 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY  STAND-OUTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
·       Volunteered six decades of service to the community (local, domestic and international)
·       Promoted world understanding and peace by enriching the lives of others
·       Sponsored the Rotary Club of Loganholme: charted on the 26th January 1981    
·       Held re-enactment of the landing of Captain Logan on the banks of the Logan River (1958): raised funds to donate a radio to the local Ambulance Branch
·       Held power boat demonstrations on the Alberton Reach of the Albert River (1960): raised funds to start the Albert Rotary Park
·       Involved with the opening of the band rotunda in Centenary Park, Beenleigh (1964)
·       Participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program (12 month exchange)
·       Assisted the homeless affected by the Brisbane and South Coast floods and cyclone Tracey (Darwin) (1974) and Brisbane floods 2011
·       Successfully ran first Beenleigh Rotary Arts Festival which ran for several years (1975)
·       Crown land given to extend Albert Rotary Park – proceeds from last cane harvest on the site were used for park improvements (1975): boat ramp and brick toilet block
·       Was a major force in the establishment of the Beenleigh Police Citizens Youth Club and donating $5,000 towards the project (1978-79)
·       Ran Mayfest, under the stewardship of President Geoff Kempe, a major fundraiser  at the Beenleigh Rum Distillery: one year featured a young lady living in a caravan for a week on a high platform supported by four power poles
·       Ran the Beenleigh Rotary Arts, Crafts, and Quilt Festival successfully held 1997-2003
·       Organised the annual Cane Queen Quest, Street Parade, and Showground Festival: total funds raised and donated back to local charities and like not-for-profit organisations of $500,000+
·       Donated $10,000 to have a rock climbing wall erected at the Beenleigh PCYC
·       Donated funds to: Volunteer Marine Rescue; Senior Citizens; Beenleigh Sports Club; Ambulance (Jaws of Life; Defibrillator); Blue Nursing Service (for change-over vehicles); Canefields Clubhouse; Beenleigh Brass Band; St Judes School, Tanzania, Africa
·       Erected a clock and fountain in the centre of Beenleigh (later dismantled to make way for the railway tunnel construction)
·       Erected playground equipment at Mt Warren Park
·       Erected a footbridge at Trinity College
·       Stripped and painted the Red Cross house in the Show Ground
·       Participated in the Rotary Australia World Community Service projects
·       Brought children from the “outback” to the coast: some had never seen the ocean
·       Donated and distributed Christmas hampers
·       Supported the Health, Hunger, and Humanity programs of Rotary International
·       Participated in Rotary Youth programs
·       Sponsored the Probus Club of Beenleigh (1990)
·       Constructed a covered deck on the old Beenleigh Railway Station at the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum, sponsored by past Rotarian John Latham and Stratco
·       Donated a 4-Wheel drive vehicle to Hope Vale Mission North QLD
·       Contributed to the eradication of Polio from the globe – through the Polio Plus campaign
·       Contributed funds to Rotarians Against Malaria program
·       Erected combined community service club signs at the entry roads into Beenleigh
·       Organised the Tour de Logan Bike Ride in partnership with the Rotary Club of Loganholme (2011 - 2014)
·       Participated in the Lion’s Ormeau Fair
 
The Rotary Club of Beenleigh thanks all the sponsors who have made these stand-outs and achievements possible: from all levels of government, businesses small and large, other service clubs and organisations, and the community.  Thank you.
Projects under consideration:  Starting a Rotary Club in Ormeau and starting a Men’s Shed in the Beenleigh area
 
 
 
 
President Gary cutting the special Birthday cake.
 
The Rotary Club of Beenleigh
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Past Presidents 1953 - 2015
 
Year
 
1952-53
1953-54
1954-55
1955-56
1956-57
1957-58
1958-59
1959-60
1960-61
1961-62
1962-63
1963-64
1964-65
1965-66
1966-67
1967-68
1968-69
1969-70
1970-71
1971-72
1972-73
1973-74
1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
 
 
President
 
J. Short
W. McCarthy
P.G. Storer
C. Zander
C. H. Horton
K.T. Fallon
N. Foulkes
N. Foulkes
L.C. Stringer
Tom T.C. Austin
Darcy J. Fields
W.A. Brown
R.F. Stubbs
N.N. Fletcher
F.E. Dennis
F.E. Dennis
E.J. Wilson
Dick Lyons
Dick Lyons
Ted Zander
Eric Walker
B.A. Shaw
Edgar Huth
Kev Wolff
D. Hamilton
D. Mayo
Ron Schultz
Alex Holmes
Graham Mossom
Robert C. Moses
Sam Turrisi
 
Year
 
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86
1986-87
1987-88
1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
President
 
Barry Bryant
Lance Butler
Gerry Hacks
Lloyd Herse / Alex Holmes
Geoff Kempe
Lou Fornasier
Ralph Bulled
Gary Hollindale
Richard Hampson
David Kent
Wal Ehrich
Bill Heck
Peter Holmes
Ross Kruger
Greg Porter
Lionel Mundt
John Mulraney
Michael Crandon
Bryan Fulcher
John Mulraney
John Crawford
Jenny Jones
Greg Ambrose
Martin Corbley
John Garrard
Di Crawford
Di Crawford
John Crawford
Lou Fornasier
John Fennell
John Mulraney
Gary Hollindale