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Testimonials from Our Beneficiaries and Supporters


October 2022


We were shocked and delighted when our daughter was chosen as the winner of the Telling Stories competition. In Grade 4 and Grade 5, her story didn’t even make the final cut in her school. It just goes to show how important it is to keep trying.

The way she was acknowledged at the Awards’ Ceremony was so beautiful; you have literally changed her life. She has been through some difficult times lately and usually finds solace in dance.

The story of a boy dancer means so much to her because she has witnessed how difficult a path this can be for a male.

I will always remember the kind way Gary Crew and Mooloolaba Rotary members spoke to her.

Thank you so much for this competition, which brings so much joy to the young writers, their parents and the community. You are literally changing lives. As a parent, I will never forget what you did for my daughter.

Many Thanks



August 2023


I am writing to confirm my support for the Mooloolaba Rotary Club ("the Club").

In the many years that I have been involved with the Club, I have seen the positive impact which it has had on our local community.

I can proudly say that I have been a Rotarian for many years and know from firsthand experience the impact felt in the community from the Club's tireless work and advocacy.

A particular feature of my involvement with the Mooloolaba Rotary Club has been my presiding over the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies since I was elected nearly 15 years ago.  This day is always a special one for the friends and family of new Australian citizens who swear allegiance to our nation and become a part of our national story.  I am certain that these ceremonies would not be possible, nor carry the same emotional weight, without the efforts of the Mooloolaba Rotary Club and its fantastic members.

I am always inspired by Rotary International's motto "Service Above Self' which beautifully exemplifies the deep sense of the values inherent in Rotarians.  These values are embodied by the local membership of the Mooloolaba Rotary Club.

As is the case with all volunteer and community-based organisations, they rely on membership to drive the change and impact that they can have.  As such, it is with great pleasure that I commend the Mooloolaba Rotary Club and would welcome and encourage prospective members to join their team and get involved.

There is nothing more rewarding than serving one's community, and the Mooloolaba Rotary Club is a fantastic avenue to do such.

If you would like to discuss the Club or my involvement, please do not hesitate to contact me at 07 5406 3100 or via email at

Yours sincere/y

Jarrod Bleijie MP
Member for Kawana
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister forState Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Shadow Minister for Olympic and Paralympic Infrastructure and Jobs Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations

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