Lift the Lid Ball Success

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City's inaugural Lift the Lid Ball, Australian Rotary Health will have several thousand dollars more to devote to mental health research.

Donations are still being received in the aftermath of the madcap night of outrageously fun Rotarians and Rotaractors and their guests.

The club's successful initiative was held on Saturday 2 June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Chief instigator President Ross Humphries and organiser Lisa Bateson, backed by Tim Adikari and Neil Dickson, Mid-City brought together an evening of fine food and wine. The high quality 22-piece Queensland Youth Orchestras Big Band blasted off the night and kept the momentum going for the dancing. Long standing Rotarian and a director of Australian Rotary Health, Des Lawson, inspired everyone there to support the organisation's mental health research projects.

Generous donors provided prizes galore - for the best, worst and craziest hat (wearing a hat was mandatory), and for the well supported raffle (every winning ticket was purple!).

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Come to the Lift the Lid Ball Sunday 2nd June

Lift your Lid to support Mental Health Research through Rotary.

Lift the Lid

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 7pm

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

Tickets: $95/head; or $75/students

Tickets Include:

drink & canapes on arrival

2 course dinner, tea coffee, Cash Bar

All proceeds to Australian Rotary Mental Health Research

Dinner and Entertainment, Prizes for Costumes and Hats


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Stratus Financial Group

Sense of Taste, Portside

Workshop 14, Hamilton Harbour

Click here for Lift the Lid Ball Flyer

For tickets please click here for EventBrite. 

Click here for our Event Facebook page

Cleanup Australia Day

Members of our club coordinatored by fellow member Tim Adikari participated in Cleanup Australia Day this year.  We were joined by local members of the community, Rotaractors and even past members!  Pictured below Kym Elston from Brisbane Rivercity Rotaract Club, Member Ben Warren and his clan, past member Paul Kennedy and members Bruce Clarke and Tim Adikari.


Below members Tim Adikari, Lisa Bateson and Stephanie Ford from the local Norman Creek landcare group who went to school with Lisa!!!!!! 



Salvo's Street Level Mission Christmas Lunch

Members of the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid City continued the clubs annual tradition of serving lunch on the first Sunday of December at the Salvation Army's Brisbane Street Level Mission.   The  Streetlevel Mission in Spring Hill was established to provide a safe and supportive community for people. The service provides assistance for people who are in crisis with emergency relief vouchers, free meals, referrals and heaps of emotional and relational support. Below are members and friends of our club helping prepare and serve this year’s Christmas Feast for the homeless.

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L to Right: Former Member Paul Kennedy and current members Dick Cribb carving roast chickens, Major Neil Dickson and John Roberts ready to serve, daughter in law of John Roberts, Kim Roberts, friend of the club April Whitlam and Peter Roberts working hard in the kitchen.

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Major Neil with Grandsons of John Roberts; Joe Roberts, Darcy Roberts, Finn Roberts, Jacob Holzgrefe and Will Holzgrefe ready for serving with Rotarian Susanne Green.

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Left to Right: Paul Kennedy with Rotarian Brett Cribb washing the dishes and Rotarian David Slater


40th Birthday Celebration Invitation


The Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City Inc.

40th Birthday Celebration


The President Mr. Ross Humphries cordially invites you, your partner and friends to join fellow members past and present in this night of celebration as we reflect on our Club’s 40 years in Rotary International.

When:  Friday, 16th February 2018

7.00pm for 7.15pm


Where: The Brisbane Club

        Post Office Square

        Brisbane City.


Dress:  Ladies After Five, Gentlemen Lounge Suit


Cost:    $85 per person which includes drinks on arrival and dinner.


RSVP:  Michael Sargent  by Wednesday January 31, 2018.




Click here to download a pdf version of this invite.

    • Meeting Times

      Every Friday (except statutory holidays) in the function rooms on Level 4 of The Brisbane Club Tower, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. The best entrance is from Post Office Square (the level above Adelaide Street) through the double glass doors and then right through another set of swing doors to the Brisbane Club lift.

      Arrival is from 12.15 pm with lunch at 12.45 pm. Meetings conclude at 2.00 pm sharp. Visiting Rotarians are extremely welcome.

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