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Celebrating service

There are many organisations and individuals who give of their time and financial resources to support those less fortunate or in need and to improve our community. We want to recognise them and celebrate their valuable service.

Through the Rotary Community Service Awards, we bring together community service agencies and the businesses and organisations that support them, formally acknowledge their amazing contributions and showcase some of the wonderful work being done in our community.

A gala event to strengthen bonds

The third annual Rotary Community Service Awards night will be a gala event held on the evening of Monday 15th of October 2012 at the Palladium at Crown, an event that will continue to create stronger bonds between the agencies who serve our community, the individuals who volunteer their time, and the organisations that support them.

The evening itself will see community groups and their partner organisations from the business world converging to enjoy a sumptuous dinner, drinks and an evening of entertainment including a performance by previous Community Service Awards major award winners, The Choir of Hope & Inspiration. Bringing together like-minded people who share similar values, this is the premier event in the calendar for celebrating the achievements of community service partnerships.

Guest Speaker:

Patrick McGorry AO

International Mental Health Expert

Australian of the year in 2010, Patrick McGorry AO is one of the world's pre-eminent researchers into youth mental health. As Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Executive Director of Orygen Youth Health (OYH), McGorry is actively involved in research, clinical practice as a psychiatrist and advocacy for mental health and has been at the forefront of treatment innovation and prevention measures.

The event will:

  • Highlight and encourage those businesses and organisations with a commitment to Corporate/Business Social Responsibility (CSR/BSR) to continue to lead by example. These businesses:
    • encourage staff to volunteer on community-based initiatives that most closely align with their values and passions
    • support community-based programs/projects by promoting them to their staff
    • provide financial support to these community-based programs/projects and community agencies and groups
    • demonstrate their CSR/BSR commitment by contributing to the ongoing success of these community groups
    • enhance their organisational culture by aligning with a worthy cause and making a difference in the community
  • Enable community groups to promote their activities and programs/projects to a wider audience, and to acknowledge the support that they receive.

Your involvement in this community awards event will:

  • Demonstrate how Corporate/Business Social Responsibility can deliver significant and tangible outcomes to the community.
  • Bring together businesses and organisations that have supported a community-based program/project.
  • Celebrate the achievements of their combined efforts.
  • Acknowledge and recognise significant contributions.


This year the Community Service Awards will be held at the Palladium @ Crown.
Get directions for the venue.



From the Community Service Awards co-Chairs

The Community Service Awards have become a highlight of the year for Community Service Organisations who work every day to make positive change in the community. No matter how big nor small the organisation, the Community Service Awards provide recognition of excellence and vital support to those making a genuine difference in others' lives through the course of their work. The support provided by our sponsors and corporate partners have enabled our past winners to extend their great work even further, benefitting more individuals than ever before.

So we invite all community groups and socially responsible businesses to again join us in 2012 - we look forward to celebrating community service with you!

We hope that you are able to join us again in 2012.

Steven McInnes & Philip Archer
co-Chairs, Rotary Community Service Awards
The Rotary Club of Southbank Inc.