The Community Chronicle is the voice of Karana Downs, Mt Crosby, Chuwar, Karalee and Barellan Point, and is our club’s signature project. Every month this free community magazine is distributed to over 4,200 residents and businesses in the local area. Over $30,000 in funding has been distributed to community groups and a similar amount to Rotary projects so far.
Produced annually with funding from Brisbane City Council, the Karana Carols is a free event held in Kookaburra Park. School choirs perform, and the St John Ambulance Concert Band accompanies community carol singing. This event allows the community to come together during the Christmas season.
Funding from the Community Chronicle has allowed for the McIntyre Centre to purchase custom made velcro saddles. This unique equipment has enabled many disabled children to experience the joy and benefits of horse riding. Club members also provide hands-on assistance at fundraisers for the Centre.
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent research funds in Australia, and is dedicated to research, awareness and education. Currently, its main focus is on mental health, particularly in young people. Funds raised are used for research grants, PhD scholarships, and post doctoral scholarships into mental health, as well as indigenous health scholarships, scholarships for medical and nursing students in rural areas, and in partnership with Rotarians and individuals, PhD scholarships in all health areas.