While everyone was either sleeping in or helping their children find Easter eggs on Sunday 20th April, a score of community minded youths were attempting to bring the spirit of Easter to Tweed Heads Hospital. These youths were either members of, or friends of members of, the Rotaract Club of Burleigh Heads. Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world, providing unique opportunities that assist members in becoming the business and professional leaders of tomorrow.
For Easter the Rotaract Club of Burleigh Heads had decided to have some fun while bringing a little joy to some of the people who weren’t really in a position to enjoy the day. Initially our plan was just to take some Easter eggs and toys for the children who were in hospital, but thankfully there were few in the hospital. No matter, we pressed on and distributed our goodies to some of the other hospital patients and staff, who seemed to really enjoy the cookies one of our more resourceful members had brought with them.
I guess it’s hard to say how much we all got from the experience as it affected each of us in a different way, but I know that I definitely had fun. If any of you reading this think that hanging out with a cool group of people whose focus is leadership, professional development and helping the community then I advise you to find a Rotaract Club near you. On the Gold Coast there is one in Burleigh Heads and one in Southport and as far as I know there are several in Brisbane. If you want to find details of these clubs, check out their website.
In any case, I hope your Easter was enjoyable and that your preparation for the upcoming exam block is going well.