The Provisional Rotary Club of Caloundra held its initial meeting at Caloundra House on 2 September 1954.  The club was officially chartered on 12 October 1954, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nambour with 21 Charter Members.
Charter President, Ben Bennett ensured the club's early stability and later continuing success.
The first Ladies' Night was held on 25 November 1954 but it was not until 1999 that the club opened its doors to women members, and in 2002 the club installed its first female President. 
The formation of the club was celebrated at its Charter Night on 19 March 1955 in Caloundra's Glideaway Hall - an a[ppropriate start for an enthusiastic and lusty infant Rotary Club.
The first new members were inducted on 9 June 1955.
The club now has around 40 members (40% of whom are female).
For an account of the club's early history, follow this link.