History of Rotary Club of Sorrento

The club was chartered on the 15th September 1961, by the RC of Rosebud, the first President being Ed Johnston.
The club has a current membership of over 40 members whose ages range from 50 plus. Members represent a wide range of vocations and businesses, and work or live in or around the Sorrento area.
Since being chartered the Club has been involved and worked on a number of local projects, providing support in the areas of:

  • Chopping wood and working bees for the community
  • 1st Rotunda built at the Sorrento Back Beach
  • Relocation and renovation of Watts Cottage
  •  Sorrento Park Drinking Fountain and Rotunda
  • BBQ at Hughes Rd
  • Restoration of the Police Point Cottages
  • Sorrento Community Centre
    Restoration of the historic sorrento railway station

As a club an alliance has been fostered with the local schools;

  • St Josephs Primary School
  • Sorrento primary School
  • Rosebud Secondary College
  • In 2015 defibrillators were presentws to Sorrento Primary and St Joseph
    In 2016 finance for a kitchen to be installed into Sorrento Primary School

      Young Achievement Australia (YAA)
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
    • Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN)
    • Youth Exchange with over 13 students being hosted in and out of Australia
    • Annual Scholarships are given for talented Young and Mature aged Students in difficult circumstances through different organisations