Community Events and Involvement:
Monthly Markets at Tondoon Botanic Gardens:
- The Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday organizes monthly markets on the third Sunday of February to December.
- The generosity of the Gladstone community supports the club’s activities and initiatives.
- Stalls can be booked through Facebook or the club’s website.
Supporting Local Community Events:
- Cooked sausages for Australia Day 2023.
- Provided water to veterans and their families on ANZAC Day.
- Cooked BBQ for St John’s Primary School Welcome Parents night.
- Experienced local theatrical productions at the GECC.
Fundraising and Contributions: Motor Traders Golf Day
Play for Local Beneficiaries:
- In May 2023, 37 teams registered and played golf at the Calliope Golf Club. Teams came from far away for a day of fun, sportsmanship and community support.
- The Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday raises funds through a Golf Day that has been running for 45 years.
- Approximately $4,000 per year is donated to the Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary.
- A total of 36 team entries have been received, and the club’s efforts in assisting the Gladstone community since 1978 are highly appreciated.
Annual Donations 2023
We have used our funds to give generously this Christmas Season to the following community providers of care and compassion.
- Rural Student University Scholarships.
- Louise Lodge (Emergency accommodation to women and children escaping/surviving Domestic Violence within the Gladstone Region.
- RACQ CapRescue Helicopter Rescue and Recovery Service.
- Gladstone Salvation Army
- Gladstone Days for Girls – assisting with re-useable feminine hygiene packs to our Pacific girls.
- Shepherd’s Arms Childrens’ Home in the Phillipines.
- Gladstone School Chaplaincy Services.
- Gladstone Food Bank providing food to around 140 families in Gladstone on a regular basis.