Photos: New president appointed for Jimboomba Rotary Club at changeover dinner

BOOSTING the annual Relay for Life, forming a youth club and celebrating an important milestone are on the agenda for the Rotary Club of Jimboomba in the next year, under the leadership of their new president.

Peter Anderson-Barr handed over the reins to David Parkins at the beginning of August.

Mr Parkins will be heading the club when Rotary celebrates 100 years in Australia in April.

His goals for the year ahead include supporting the Jimboomba community and improving the neighbourhood through the difficult times.

A club spokesman said the Rotary Club would continue to raise money for worthwhile local causes.

"Times are tough all around, but community groups such as Rotary will be here to assist its community," a club spokesman said.

"The club will also continue to help with the fight against polio and supporting the Rotary Foundation."

Key projects for the next year include supporting the annual Relay for Life, of which Mr Parkins is a board member.

The club will continue to support the Interact club - for school-aged young people to connect with the community - and hoped to form a Rotaract club for youth and young adults over 18.

Continued improvement works will be undertaken on the Jimboomba Community Hall to enable more community use.

"This large hall has already seen additional use given COVID restrictions, with its size and ability to space out meetings," the spokesman said.

"A website and online booking system is being worked on to make the Rotary Jimboomba precinct even easier to utilise.

"The Rotary Club of Jimboomba currently manage and make available for community use the Jimboomba Community Hall, Dorrington House and The Little Brown Church."

The changeover dinner came before the club hosted a Rotary leadership training day for the region's seven clubs last weekend.