THE Capalaba Rotary Club is celebrating a year of giving which included many successful events and a huge club milestone.
President Bill York said it had been a big year for the club, with many events and fundraisers held to support local causes.
"Our club has 27 current members and quite a few Friends of Rotary, who are volunteers who also enjoy working on our community projects and events," he said.
"Capalaba Rotary Club celebrated our 40th anniversary this year. For forty years we have been active in our area and have enjoyed working on our local and international Rotary projects."
Mr York said Capalaba Rotary had an arrangement with Cleveland Scouts, which saw the club building a special book shed for its book fests, held twice a year in May and October.
"The shed also works as a recycle operation where people can drop off their books which we can sell," he said.
"This has been a really successful project and if any volunteers would like to join us they would be welcomed. It is surprising how books attract people and the range of books is varied and interesting."
The club is also running its Christmas Trailer Raffle during the festive season.
"The trailer is packed with goodies and tickets are sold in the various shopping centres with the draw just before Christmas," he said.
"Funds raised are used for various groups and charities (like the) Salvation Army, Air Force Cadets, Army Cadets, Story Dogs (and) OzFish."
Capalaba Rotary Club also contributes to the Rotary Foundation - which runs the Eradicate Polio Program -and other initiatives like the Queensland University Peace Scholar program and the Shelter Box program.
Mr York said club members also interacted and assisted in the community wherever possible.
"Rotarians find it rewarding and often enjoyable to participate in these activities."
For more information about the club, call president Bill York on 0400 030 434.
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