Speaker Date Topic
Club Anniversary Celebration at Ben Bennett Park Oct 24, 2017
Ben Bennett Park history in 15 minutes - Tim Hindley, MD, Anembo Consultants
Ben Bennett Park history in 15 minutes - Tim Hindley, MD, Anembo Consultants

Tim Hindley, Managing Director, anembo consultants pty ltd, landscape architects

Tim will be the Guest Speaker , giving background on Ben Bennett Park.

Find out about Ben Bennett Park and Rotary

More details and registration at this link

Andrew Elvin, CEO Coast2Bay Housing Oct 31, 2017
Community Housing

Andrew Elvin is the CEO of Coast2Bay Housing Group, an organisation specialising in community housing.  He is also the Principal and Managing Director of Purpose Real Estate, the Sunshine Coast’s first not-for-profit real estate organisation with surpluses channelled back to the charitable enterprises of Coast2Bay.  Such enterprises include building accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Andrew has 25 years experience as a chief executive, executive manager and development consultant I the not for profit, government, human services, health, community housing and social enterprise sectors across Australia.  He has extensive knowledge of community housing models and practice gained from his work as a Board Director of three community housing providers.


No meeting Nov 07, 2017
(Melbourne Cup Lunch)
Brian Springer Nov 14, 2017


Shelter Box District 9600 Representative (www.shelterboxaustralia.com.au)

Past President, Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak (www.rotarypineriversdaybreak.com)

Simon Latchford Nov 21, 2017
Visit Sunshine Coast

Simon is CEO

Vocational Visit Nov 28, 2017
Caloundra Smart Centre - 63 Bulcock St, Caloundra
Caloundra Smart Centre - 63 Bulcock St, Caloundra

Council is currently implementing a Smart City Program across the region which looks at ways we might be able to use technology to deliver services more efficiently and effectively. It also includes the plans for the technology for the new Maroochydore City Centre.

After one Rotary member from Kawana Waters came through the Smart Centre in Caloundra, they asked that I do a presentation at their next Rotary meeting as they found it so informative and interesting. This made me think that other Rotary clubs may also be interested in a visit and presentation. It is also a great way for me to hear ideas and comments from the community about Council's activity in this space.

Our breakfast meeting will be in the Smart Centre learning all about the technologies that have been and are being installed in Caloundra as part of the Smart City Program followed by a Q&A session.

As Caloundra is our testing lab for new technologies it has more tech installed currently than any other area of the coast. This visit follows on nicely from Mel Massina's talk about Smart21 as we are the Smart City team who implements the Smart City Program, completes the application and have been awarded the prestigious Smart21 award for 3 years running.

More information can be found at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/smartcities.

Jacqui Gray, Smart Centre Officer Sunshine Coast Council - Tel: 0437505180‚Äč