Salvo's Street Level Mission Christmas Lunch

Members of the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid City continued the clubs annual tradition of serving lunch on the first Sunday of December at the Salvation Army's Brisbane Street Level Mission.   The  Streetlevel Mission in Spring Hill was established to provide a safe and supportive community for people. The service provides assistance for people who are in crisis with emergency relief vouchers, free meals, referrals and heaps of emotional and relational support. Below are members and friends of our club helping prepare and serve this year’s Christmas Feast for the homeless.

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L to Right: Former Member Paul Kennedy and current members Dick Cribb carving roast chickens, Major Neil Dickson and John Roberts ready to serve, daughter in law of John Roberts, Kim Roberts, friend of the club April Whitlam and Peter Roberts working hard in the kitchen.

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Major Neil with Grandsons of John Roberts; Joe Roberts, Darcy Roberts, Finn Roberts, Jacob Holzgrefe and Will Holzgrefe ready for serving with Rotarian Susanne Green.

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Left to Right: Paul Kennedy with Rotarian Brett Cribb washing the dishes and Rotarian David Slater


40th Birthday Celebration Invitation


The Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City Inc.

40th Birthday Celebration


The President Mr. Ross Humphries cordially invites you, your partner and friends to join fellow members past and present in this night of celebration as we reflect on our Club’s 40 years in Rotary International.

When:  Friday, 16th February 2018

7.00pm for 7.15pm


Where: The Brisbane Club

        Post Office Square

        Brisbane City.


Dress:  Ladies After Five, Gentlemen Lounge Suit


Cost:    $85 per person which includes drinks on arrival and dinner.


RSVP:  Michael Sargent  by Wednesday January 31, 2018.




Click here to download a pdf version of this invite.


Twenty four 20 students from Brisbane’s multicultural Yeronga State High School had the most exciting business experience of their young lives thanks to sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City.

In mid-October, they were participants in the business simulation program, ECOMAN, provided by the Queensland Private Enterprise Centre. For three days, they swapped school rooms for conference rooms on the 45th floor of a CBD office building provided by venue sponsor Hays Recruitment.

Most of the students come from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Several of them are yet to become proficient in English. Yet, with the guidance of experienced facilitators, they broke into four management teams to pilot competing virtual companies through four years of business activity, and finally present their results to a panel of “shareholders” at an “Annual General Meeting”.

QPEC, comprising a group of interested senior business and educational people, has provided ECOMAN programs to more than 10,000 students over the past 20 years. Rotary in the Brisbane CBD has sponsored an ECOMAN program every year for 17 years, first by Brisbane North and by Brisbane Mid-City since 2011. During that time, Rotary has built a supportive relationship with Yeronga State High School, sponsoring ECOMAN and in other ways.

Managing Director for Queensland of Hays Recruitment, Mr Darren Buchanan, told students that his organisation was very pleased to be a new venue sponsor of ECOMAN this year. Emphasising the importance of such educational activities, he congratulated the students on their achievements in running and building the virtual companies.

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Photo: Collin Myers (top left) from the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City, and Simon Bristow and Darren Buchanan from Hays Recruitment Queensland, join Yeronga State High School students for the ECOMAN business simulation course held at Hays in Brisbane’s CBD.

Ekka Parking Fund Raiser 2017



EKKA Parking – another Brisbane Mid-City fundraiser. In this batch of ‘shots’ we see President Ross Humphries,  Past President, (twice) and Charter Member Michael Sargent. Bottom Right is Susanne Green with her Son Trent Newcomb, from  岛扶轮社 ( the Rotary Club of Qingdao, China.) 








EKKA Parking – another Brisbane Mid-City fundraiser. In this batch of ‘shots’ we see President Ross Humphries,                Past President, (twice) and Charter Member Michael Sargent. Bottom Right is Susanne Green with her Son Trent Newcomb, from  岛扶轮社 ( the Rotary Club of Qingdao, China.) 

Rotary Clubs support Thursday Island students in Gold Coast “Science Experience”

Last school holidays three Year 9 students from Tagai Secondary College were lucky enough to rub shoulders with some passionate scientists and get a taste for university life on the Gold Coast.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Thursday Island and additional support from Bond University and the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City; Leilani Weston, Jazmyn Wena and Taylor Takai-Wall (nominated by their deadly Science teacher Mr Dan Bardon) were among approximately 90 students from across Queensland to participate in the 3 day Conoco-Phillips “Science Experience” program held at Griffith University.

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From left: Leilani Weston, Jazmyn Wena, Taylor Takai


The Science Experience is a program designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a variety of fascinating science activities under the guidance of qualified scientists. It also offers information on further studies in science, technology and engineering and highlights the range of careers available in this field.

As part of this program, the girls undertook practicals in genetics, chemistry and oral health, received lectures in drug discovery, cancer and infectious disease treatment and travelled to nearby Surfers Paradise to conduct surveys on beach health and offer recommendations for coastal management.

During their stay, the students also visited Bond University, where they met with staff and students connected with the Indigenous support unit. The girls were taken on an extensive tour of the amazing facilities including the impressive Indigenous art collection and given an insight into university life from the perspective of Hannah Duncan, a bubbly young student from Mer who is currently studying Law.

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At Bond University with Hannah Duncan (current student) and Narelle Urquhart (Indigenous Support Officer).

Each of the girls finished the week brimming with stories and buzzing with enthusiasm for their future career paths. A special thank you to Laura Harvey and Narelle Urquhart from Bond University, the staff at Griffith University, Taylor’s Mum Lisa and Judy Xavier from the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid City for helping this trip become a reality for the students.

This opportunity aligns with the Rotary Clubs goals of empowering young people to be successful, active and informed citizens. In the lead-up to the trip the girls assisted in the Clubs beach clean-up, clothes pack and fortnightly markets and it is hoped they will continue to look for ways to contribute to their local community.

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Rotary Beach Clean-up: Leilani, Taylor and her Mum Lisa giving a helping hand.

If you are interested in becoming involved in our Rotary Clubs activities, please contact our club Membership Director Michael Evans on 0412 074 340.

Sally Pannifex (Education Officer- Rotary Club of Thursday Island)

    • Meeting Times

      Every Friday (except statutory holidays) in the function rooms on Level 4 of The Brisbane Club Tower, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. The best entrance is from Post Office Square (the level above Adelaide Street) through the double glass doors and then right through another set of swing doors to the Brisbane Club lift.

      Arrival is from 12.15 pm with lunch at 12.45 pm. Meetings conclude at 2.00 pm sharp. Visiting Rotarians are extremely welcome.

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