Community Service

The Rotary Club of Paddington has a proud history of active involvement in Community Service including:

  • Teacher in a Box– a project to send computers, refurbished with literacy and numeracy programs, to remote locations within Australia and overseas
  • Project NOW (Nurturing Our Women) – a project, commenced in 2011, to raise $750,000 to build a 20-bed residence at Red Hill for women. The residence was opened in November 2014
  • Queensland Drought Appeal– a project to raise funds for people in rural areas affected by the drought
  • Pride in Business Awards – an annual award ceremony to recognise excellence in local businesses
  • Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony – on Australia Day every year Brisbane Planetarium host a Citizenship Ceremony for new Australians
  • Indigenous Youth Leadership Program – an annual project of Brisbane Planetarium to bring identified Indigenous Youth to a Leadership Program at University of Qld to encourage them to apply for tertiary study
  • Tales of a Dilly Bag – a project to deliver reading books to Indigenous children in Australia
  • Local Projects – eg
    • provide bike frame for disabled child.
    • Supported the production of the Paddington Heritage Trail booklet. A self guided walk covers historic buildings and sites on Latrobe & Given Terraces in Paddington, and some nearby sites in Fernberg Road , Garfield Terrace and Caxton Street. The Booklet are available from Aussie Home Loans, 209-211 Given Terrace  Paddington, and Ray White, 181 Given Terrace  Paddington.

Through either physical effort or cash contributions, the Club proudly supports these projects for the local community.