Rotary e-Club Flying High

The Rotary e-Club NextGen, Qld, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Queensland Section, have signed a five-year agreement to provide support to rural communities with service projects.

The agreement, the first in Australia, will see e-club members and Rotarians from all over Australia offered the opportunity to undertake community service activities.

Projects in need of assistance include:

  • Birdsville Races catering and support staffing in September. The club is taking its mobile kitchen and seeks volunteers.
  • At Mount Isa several Flying Doctor homes need some basic renovations. All materials are provided from local suppliers.
  • Rockhampton airport needs concreting and fencing installed to improve RFDS aircraft/ambulance movements.
  • Catering, general support and educational caring in isolated settlements for Rural and Remote Health Clinics

The Rotary e-Club NextGen has also developed the Tag Along Tour concept which involves projects with a recreational emphasis and another with a service emphasis. Club Service Project Director Ian Yarker says he is delighted to have achieved a formal list of Australian service destinations in support of such a wonderful Australian icon.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to travel to Birdsville, Mount Isa, Rockhampton and way beyond, to support service activities, catering, maintenance and renovation, the installation of new operations facilities and support the Rural and Remote Health Clinics.”

Rotarians, partners, friends, trade-qualified people and those who wish to help these projects can email Ian Yarker.