The following is a list of some amazing stand-outs and achievements our club has completed since chartering in 1953.
We've had a rich history and we are still going strong today - always looking for more ways to support and grow our community!
The Rotary Club of Beenleigh has;
  • 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
  • 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) multiple times
  • assisted the homeless affected by the Brisbane and South Coast floods and cyclone Tracey (Darwin) (1974)
  • ran first Beenleigh Rotary Arts Festival successfully held 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
  • 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
  • ran the annual Cane Queen Quest, Parade, and Festival: total funds raised and donated back to charities and like not-for-profit organisations is just short of $500,000
  • donated $10,000 to have a rock climbing wall erected at the Beenleigh PCYC
  • over the years 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
    • and more!
  • 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
  • sponsored Past Rotaractor and local businessman, Tony Pennisi, to be a Group Study Exchange team member to tour Brazil
  • participates in Rotary Youth programs
  • sponsored the Probus Club of Beenleigh
  • sponsored the charter of Rotaract Club of Logan (with Rotary Clubs of Loganholme and Logan)
  • 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
  • in partnership with the Rotary Club of Loganholme, ran the Logan City Bike Ride (2011 and 2012)
  • fundraiser participation at the annual Lion’s Ormeau Fair
  • in 2015 brought the Rum Rump & Rumba (now Rhythm) Festival to the community