Rotary Club of Queanbeyan

Visiting Rotarians, and visitors, are always welcome to join in the fellowship of our meetings.

Dinner Meetings:

Every Wednesday, 6pm for 6:30pm.

Queanbeyan RSL Memorial Club,

Yass Road,

Queanbeyan East, NSW 2620

Serving the Community since 1951

We have sponsored many new Clubs, and have undertaken an almost countless number and range of projects over the years.

We enjoy our activities which allow us to interact with our community, especially our younger members. For example, last eighteen months, our Club cooked early dinner BBQs at the request of the QPRC for events including a skateboard coaching session, and two basketball competitions, both in Queanbeyan outdoor sporting venues.

We successfully piloted a driver education awareness program for Year 11 students in May 2024, called U Turn The Wheel (UTTW).

See here for more information.

May 10th marked the 80th Birthday of Reverend Michael Coakayne (Father Michael), which was celebrated in style with a birthday lunch at St Benedict's.

Our Club presented Father Michael with the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow recognition, which is an award for exemplary work in community service. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International.

RCQ honours Father Michael for service to the community

RCQ Changeover 2024-25

Wednesday 26th June was our Changeover night at the RSL Memorial Bowling Club in Queanbeyan, and it was a lovely evening. We had many guests, including Honorary Members, local Police Officers, Bunnings Fyshwick staff members, the General Manager of the RSL Memorial Bowling Club, and and of course, many partners of our members.

During the course of the evening, a new Club Honorary member was created (Bill Hoare), with several Paul Harris Fellow awards, a couple of certificates handed out, and fund disbursements totalling approximately $26,000 were announced. All of this whilst partaking of wonderful company and amazing food provided by the new chef at the Club, Victor.

2024 President Rod presents President Elect Keith with his second Paul Harris Fellow award
2024 President Rod presents President Elect Keith with his second Paul Harris Fellow award
2024 President Rod presents Lesley Stephens from Bunnings Fyshwick with the Paul Harris Fellow award
2024 President Rod presents Lesley Stephens from Bunnings Fyshwick with the Paul Harris Fellow award
2024-25 President Keith presents Past President Rod and wife Annette with Paul Harris Fellow awards
2024-25 President Keith presents Past President Rod and wife Annette with Paul Harris Fellow awards
2024 President Rod presents Bill Hoare with a Certificate of his Honorary Membership status
2024 President Rod presents Bill Hoare with a Certificate of his Honorary Membership status
2024 Changeover celebration cake - yummy!
2024 Changeover celebration cake - yummy!
President Rod and Treasurer Keith preparing to cook breakfast for Fit For Life students
President Rod and Treasurer Keith preparing to cook breakfast for Fit For Life students
Painting of the playground equipment undertaken by the Club members
Painting of the playground equipment undertaken by the Club members

Fund-Raising

Our fund-raising efforts during each year provide us with significant funds which we usually disburse as part of our Changeover Program in June each year.

Community Services

We also provide a range of community services (ie not fund-raising), and enjoy our interaction with our community.

This includes activities such as cooking bbq’s for the NAIDOC week, cooking breakfast for students attending the Fit For Life Program at the PCYC every Thursday morning (the 7am start can be a little daunting in winter!!), doing upgrades to local playgrounds (ie Ernie Beaver Park), provision of Dream Cricket Kits for local kids with special needs, supporting the local Council when they ask us to run BBQs for community events, and many more.

We will continue working within our community to support those in need, and to raise funds for specific programs and projects.

If you would like to become involved, either as a Member, or a "Friend of Rotary", please don't hesitate to contact us here.

Community Service bbq for the Legacy Torch Relay in August 2023
Community Service bbq for the Legacy Torch Relay in August 2023
Queanbeyan club members preparing to serve the public at the Best of British car show
Queanbeyan club members preparing to serve the public at the Best of British car show