Sunshine Coast Central Rotary are hosting a fantastic Polio Plus movie night.  It's great value at $25 and also the premiere of the movie in Australia.
 
So set aside Wednesday 8 November for a night of entertainment and air-conditioned comfort, while helping eradicate Polio!!
Polio Plus Movie Night - Wed 8 November Les Walsh 2017-10-16 14:00:00Z 0
Hugo Pike is Director of Operations for 'The Water-Survival Box' an initiative of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge (Rotary District 1200) England.  He visited us last Tuesday with local Golden Beach resident, Ray White. 
 
The primary purpose of the Water Survival Box is to provide a means of purifying water for the benefit of families that survive natural or man-made disasters.
 
Clean water is essential to protect against water-borne disease.  In most natural disasters families homes have been destroyed and all their possessions lost.  This is why the box also contains a range of essential survival items including cooking pots, bowls/plates, mugs, and utensils; health and hygiene items; basic shelter and simple tools; etc.
The Water Survival Box is operated by a UK charity, Worldwaterworks Ltd.
 
 
 
The Water-Survival Box Les Walsh 2017-10-16 14:00:00Z 0
This is the other article mentioned by President Peter - it presents the Key Elements to a Healthy, Growing Club as seen by Mark Huddletson, a past Membership Director for Rotary District 9520 who was instrumental in chartering the Rotary Club of Seaford, SA.
 
"This blog didn't start out as a blog; but a presentation. I get a number of requests to talk to clubs and at district training events about the process of chartering the Rotary Club of Seaford. In this environment of falling membership and closing clubs, getting a new club up and running is somewhat of a novelty! We chartered with 21 and less than a year later we have had a net increase of 7, so I am now in a position to comment on its healthy growth.

"I think it's worth noting that these five elements were not drafted up prior to starting the club by some think tank. They have been determined with a retrospective view of what has been important and successful over the last year or so. Some of these things I had known all along would work, but some discoveries have been somewhat serendipitous. These are ranked in order of importance, and whilst they HAVE been extremely successful at Seaford, I believe they can be employed at ANY club."
 
 
Other thought-provoking articles can be read here, this particular contribution 'Who's for an Omelette?' is thought provoking.
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More Winds of Change Les Walsh 2017-10-16 14:00:00Z 0 change
President Peter, referred to this video by PRID Stuart Heal on the Winds of Change within Rotary.  It was produced in 2012 when he was a Rotary International Director but remains relevant today.
 
 
To view the video on YouTube, follow this link
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Winds of Change Les Walsh 2017-10-16 14:00:00Z 0 change
Following our usual breakfast meeting on Tuesday 31 October and/or Tuesday 14 November, you are invited to stay for a ClubRunner refresher or to learn your way around our website and its member area.
 
You may bring your laptop or other device with a connection to the internet to better follow along.
 
Please bring your questions so they can be addressed.  The session will be inter-active.
 
Choose your date or both dates and RSVP on both links:
 
 
(Note the scheduled training for 24 October has been cancelled.)
ClubRunner Training Les Walsh 2017-10-16 14:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation - District 9600 Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-10-15 14:00:00Z 0 Centurion,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
For those not attending our own Melbourne Cup Lunch or are not committed elsewhere, the Rotary Club of Maleny is holding a Melbourne Cup fundraising lunch at Maleny Manor - the 3rd year that the club has held it.
 
As in previous years, it will be an extremely enjoyable day at the fabulous award-winning Maleny Manor. The ticket price of $95 includes 3 complimentary Calcutta tickets, a welcome drink, canapes and a 2 -course lunch.  There will be a fashion parade, Calcutta auction, Melbourne Cup sweeps, fashion prizes and spot prizes donated by local businesses. 
 
Tickets are selling well, but the club would love to sell out as they have done in both previous years. 
 
You can book tables, or individual tickets, by contacting Jeff Cornfoot at cornfootjeff@gmail.com or mobile 0448 830 030.
 
Further information is on the attached flyer which you can download here.
Maleny Rotary has a Melbourne Cup Lunch Les Walsh 2017-10-13 14:00:00Z 0
Fantastic food, really good raffle prizes, scintillating guest speakers from our Sunshine Coast's StandBy Response Service with awe inspiring stories and uplifting presentations, plus a good attendance by an audience wearing their hat gear of all shapes and sizes, all made for a very successful event lifting the lid on mental illness at the Pelican Waters Golf Club on Thursday night.  We were privileged to have in the audience representatives from the NRL/QRL organisations, a wide spectrum of the public, and our members, partners, and families.
Michelle Hurd from Pelican Waters Golf Club did a great job organising the room and the event.
A full report - and photos - follow.
 
Hat Day is an initiative of Australian Rotary Health.  More at hatday.com.au
ARH Australian Rotary Health Hat Day Lift the Lid StandBy Response Service
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Caloundra Hat Day Dinner a hat raising success! Les Walsh 2017-10-11 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health,Hat Day,Lift the Lid,StandBy Response Service
With a number of members freshly back from holidays (Trevor & Les) and others about to depart, or already departed for the cruise from Cairns to the Solomons, Mark Ward (back from competing in WARR 2017 in Singapore) took the chair and welcomed members & visitors - including our guest speaker, and Ben & Becky Thomas.  We hope to see Ben & Becky again soon  and to welcome them into our club in due course.  Becky wrote after the meeting: "It was a blessing to see the unity in your club. We wish you all the best as you serve others above self".
The lucky members preparing to board the Pacific Eden on Saturday are Merv and Ann, Gerry and Jan, Judy, Sue, and Bernie.  Merv was still here and outlined one of the days in Gizo or Rabaul - your editor was weary just listening to his plan!  He later reported on the Paul Harris Fellow recognition presentation to Ken O'Connell.  Read the story below and here.
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Last Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-10-11 14:00:00Z 1 meeting report
The following members of our club made a significant contribution to the running of the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness education program over two days this past week:
 
Alan Bethune, Anna Wheildon, Anne Boland. Chris Milligan, Darryl Laing, Helen Fox, Ian Belcher, Mark Ward, Neville Woodforth, Pam Snyman, Les Walsh
 
A special thank you to all of you!
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Thank you RYDA volunteers Les Walsh 2017-10-10 14:00:00Z 0 rotary youth driver awareness,rse,ryda
Volunteer for the next Bunnings BBQ Les Walsh 2017-10-10 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings
Notice has been given that the next RUSCCF Committee meeting will be held on Friday 3 November commencing at 6.30 pm in the Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Building ‘B’ at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
 
Minutes of the previous meeting and of the AGM are available by reading more.
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Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund Les Walsh 2017-10-10 14:00:00Z 0 RUSCCF
Posted by Les Walsh

It's a celebration!

Thursday 12 October marks the Anniversary of the Charter of the Rotary Club of Caloundra when Ben Bennett was our Charter President. 
 
The Club honoured Ben Bennett as part of it 50th anniversary celebrations in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of Rotary International on 23 February 2005.  Where better to do so than at the park named after him?  Ben had a strong interest in flora & fauna and lobbied hard for the establishment of Ben Bennett Park.
The club’s project – in conjunction with Caloundra City Council – provided a BBQ picnic shelter, paving, and a sign which pays tribute to Ben Bennett at the entrance to the park on Queen Street, Caloundra.
So to mark our 63rd Anniversary, our breakfast meeting on Tuesday 24 October will be a BBQ at Ben Bennett Park from 6.30am.  (The previously scheduled date of 17 October was washed out!)
 
Let us know you're coming, or send your apologies at this link.
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Landscape Architect, Tim Hindley, Managing Director of Anembo Consultants will be the Guest Speaker, giving some more background on Ben Bennett Park.
 
To learn more about the history of the Rotary Club of Caloundra, follow this link.
 
To learn more about Ben Bennett Park and our involvement, click this link.
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Next Tuesday's Meeting is a Celebration Les Walsh 2017-10-09 14:00:00Z 0 anniversary,ben bennett,ben bennett park,charter,charter anniversary
Merv Paddison caught up with Ken O'Connell to recognise Ken as a Paul Harris Fellow acknowledging his community service. 
 
Ken began his community service with the Redcliffe Surf Club in 1958.  After country service around Western Queensland, Ken returned to the Sunshine Coast.  He joined Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Club and before long he was club secretary.  He progressed to branch and then state secretary of Queensland Surf Life Saving.  In 1991, QATB was changed to QAS and restructured.  One result was the formation of Local Ambulance Committees. 
 
In 1992, when Hugh Barkley, a former Rotarian and officer in charge of Caloundra was transferred, the local Caloundra Ambulance committee needed a new secretary.  Ken O’Connell has filled this role now for 25 years.  His organised and efficient manner has helped to make the Caloundra LAC what it is today.  In his spare time, Ken has been a volunteer with the Australian Business Volunteers working in Tonga, Vanuatu and PNG.
 
See all the people recognised as Paul Harris Fellows by this club in 2017 here.
Ken O'Connell presented with PHF recognition Les Walsh 2017-10-09 14:00:00Z 0

The following Board documents have been added to our website and made available* for all members to review:

  • Minutes of the September Board meeting
  • Reports submitted to the October meeting
  • Financial reports for 2017-18 to date
* Read on for the instructions
Board Meeting - October Les Walsh 2017-10-09 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Apparel available from Coast Imagewear Les Walsh 2017-10-04 13:00:00Z 0 rotary apparel,rotary caps,rotary shirts
Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for October 2017.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2017-10-04 13:00:00Z 0
Do you want to host a BBQ for prostate cancer? Les Walsh 2017-10-04 13:00:00Z 0
What a beautiful venue we visited this morning.  Upon entering the building, we were greeted with the wide open atrium, overlooking water features and lush green grass.
 
Members were given the choice of Continental or Hot Plated Breakfast.  I, of course, had the latter, but I had a quick look at the Continental version and was very impressed.
The meeting was held in the Curlew Room of the Hotel.  Our thanks to Bernie for organising and Heidi for suggesting our Vocational Visit.
 
Alan Still OAM surprised us all this morning by steering away from disaster prone areas with the International Toast being made to three of our sister clubs within our 9600 District.  These being Rabaul in PNG, and Gizo and Honiara in the Solomons.  Thanks again Alan for your wonderful memory and ability to incorporate humour.
 
PP Anna spoke about the weekend in Toogoolawah.  It was nice to see so many of our Club, including Norm, present at the "Unveiling of the Stag", called Norman.  Our Facebook Page is being used really well to keep other members in touch with Club happenings.  For pictures of the event, go to our Facebook Page.
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-10-03 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Magazine Les Walsh 2017-10-03 13:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine
Nominations for the 2018 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are now open – and you’re encouraged to nominate a local hero.
 
In 2018, the region will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards. Over the past decade we have been able to recognise and honour an outstanding list of recipients from a wide cross-section of community – and 2018 will be no different. As a past nominator in the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards, you are encouraged to again nominate a person, community group or organisation making a difference to life on the Coast, giving them the recognition they deserve.
 
Categories include:
Young Citizen of the Year, sponsored by USC
Senior Citizen on the Year, sponsored by Maroochy RSL
Community – Group or Organisation, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Daily
Environment, sponsored by Living Smart Sunshine Coast
Creative, sponsored by TAFE Queensland
Sport and Recreation, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Sports Federation.
 
Nominate a worthwhile candidate now via council’s website sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/ausdayawards.
 
Nominations close Monday 4 December 2017.
Nominate a Local Hero Les Walsh 2017-10-03 13:00:00Z 0
Teena Chumbley and her family lived in Tanzania for the past 13 years where they ran their safari business, The Infinite Horizon.
 
Gemma Sisia started The School of St Jude about the same time, so Teena knows very well the amazing work that Gemma and her team do. 
 
Teena and her family moved to the sunny coast last year and, now well settled, turned our attention to an opportunity to help the school.
 
She is our Guest Speaker next Tuesday morning.
The School of St Jude
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-10-03 13:00:00Z 0 The School of St Jude
Thanks Bernie for organizing the visit, doing the desk, chairing the meeting and probably cleaning up after us.
 
Thanks to Chris for his three minutes.
Thanks also to Richard Fanshawe for putting up with us.  sorry - meant to say "putting us up"
 
Click the "more" button for some of their fantastic offers.
Meeting at The Sebel Pelican Waters Roger Todd 2017-10-02 13:00:00Z 0
DIK Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-09-27 14:00:00Z 0
Good morning everyone!
 
A special welcome to:
 
  • Our two Guest Speakers, Lilly and Hailey, who have both completed the RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) Weekend and are here to share their stories.
  • Phil, the Salvation Army's representative for Caloundra, introduced by James
  • Jan Conti, who is down from the tropics to make sure Gerry behaves himself
We were met at the door by Chris who extended a warm welcome to all.
 
On the ring of the Seargent, Deb Taylor's bell, the ever capable, cool, calm Chairperson, Anne Rattle declared our meeting open.
 
Alan Still OAM is still following devastation around the world for the International Toast.  This time stopping in Puerto Rico D7000, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Once again our hearts go out to those caught up in the natural disaster and we pray that Rotary Clubs worldwide are able to contribute to the recovery as needed.
President Peter's Musings Les Walsh 2017-09-27 14:00:00Z 0
... and in BBQ news Roger Todd 2017-09-26 14:00:00Z 0
This coming Tuesday 3 October, the Club is visiting Sebel, Pelican Waters for another Vocational visit.
 
Melissa or Richard will be giving the group an update on what has been happening at Sebel in recent times.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-09-25 14:00:00Z 0
District Newsletter - September Les Walsh 2017-09-25 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Globally, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty today.  About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.65 per day.  Global unemployment has increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women and men.
 
By supporting projects that focus on generating income and creating productive employment opportunities, we can reduce poverty.  Providing income security and empowering women, people with disabilities, youth, and the extremely poor is essential to economic and community development.
 
Rotarians worldwide are committed to reducing poverty through projects that provide people with equipment, vocational trainings, and work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
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October is Basic Education and Literacy month Les Walsh 2017-09-25 14:00:00Z 0 areas of focus,basic education,literacy,monthly themes
Next month, we have two more RYDA days for three schools at Corbould Park Racecourse and Alan Bethune is looking for volunteers to man the days.  You will receive an emailed invitation on Monday but it won't hurt to get in early ...
 
To volunteer (or decline the opportunity) please follow each of these links:
 
  • Setup 1-3pm on Monday 9 October click here
  • 8am-1.30pm on Tuesday 10 October (Beerwah State High School & Glasshouse Christian College) click here
  • 8am-1.30pm on Wednesday 11 October (Sienna Catholic College) click here
VOLUNTEER for RYDA Les Walsh 2017-09-21 14:00:00Z 0
Greeted by the Ian with one "i", Ian Belcher, at the Desk, members and guests arrived for our Meeting for Breakfast.
Special welcome was made by "Gordon our Grumpy Leprechaun", who resided in the Chair for the day, to our Guests for the morning.  Evelyn McCorkell, visiting from the "other" Club, Caloundra Pacific, and our Guest Speaker,  Katie Brown Community Services Manager for Sundale.
 
Grumpy Gordon controlled proceedings as we would expect someone with his attention to detail and relevant commentary.
 
Alan Still AOM took us to the Hurricane ravaged District of the Rotary Club of Tampa, Florida, for the International Toast.  Our hearts go out to the many people caught up in this disaster of epic proportions. It is comforting to know that there are fellow Rotary Clubs assisting, providing drinking water and other medical assistance.
President Peter's Musings Les Walsh 2017-09-19 14:00:00Z 0
STEPS Pathway College Update Les Walsh 2017-09-19 14:00:00Z 0
Click here to read the September newsletter from Rotary District 9600's Foundation Chair.
 
Note: Grants Seminar is on 8 October and two members must attend for the full day for our club to qualify for a district Grant.
 
Do you know how to contribute to The Rotary Foundation by becoming a Centurion?
Centurion TRF The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation - District 9600 Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-09-19 14:00:00Z 0 Centurion,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) aims to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their potential and self-esteem, provide experiences that will assist them to form their own values and moral standards, and to broaden their cultural, social and academic horizons.  The program pushes students to develop their leadership skills so that they can excel in their field.
 
Students sponsored to RYPEN are considered to have leadership potential and other positive personal attributes, and to be community-minded  and  actively  involved  in  the  community  or  who  demonstrate  the potential for involvement in community programs. 
 
This year RYPEN was held 12-14 August.
 
The Rotary Club of Caloundra sponsored Harley Morse to attend RYPEN.  Harley will be telling us of her experience over the RYPEN weekend.
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Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-09-19 14:00:00Z 0 rypen,speakers
The Learning Center has been growing rapidly over the past few months.  It now offers a course specifically for each of the eight club officers.  To find their courses, club leaders can expand the menu under Your Role in the Categories list and click on their position.  There you will find a basics course, along with other recommendations.
 
Five new courses are available in the Membership category:
Update from Rotary Learning and Development Les Walsh 2017-09-15 14:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Les Walsh 2017-09-15 14:00:00Z 0
Last Friday of the Month Social at Moffat Beach Les Walsh 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9600 AGM Notice Les Walsh 2017-09-14 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2017-09-13 14:00:00Z 0

The second annual walk for Mental Health.  Invite all your friends to participate.  Join in the fun.  Purchase and wear a supporter Tee Shirt ( for sale on the day ).

The walk will commence at 8.00 am from the park area behind the Mooloolaba Surf Club, you can either walk to Alex Headland Surf Club and back – 4 kilometres, or to Maroochydore Surf Club and back – 8 kilometres.

As it is a cluster event we could get a group together to participate (a good chance to invite friends along), and you will have the chance to meet Rotarians from all our cluster clubs.

A sausage sizzle will operate from 7.00 am.  The cost is $25 which includes a T-shirt and a cap.  You can register online or on the day.​

Hosted by facebook.com/rotarywalkformentalhealth​, & the Rotary Clubs of Mooloolabah & Kawana Waters

2017 Walk for Mental Health Les Walsh 2017-09-13 14:00:00Z 0

Join us for our Last Friday of the Month Social evening ONWednesday 27 September.  Yes that's right, the last Friday has become the last Wednesday just for September.

Those who attended the last social evening at Casa Mendes had a great time in a relaxed atmosphere.

For September, the venue is Genta's Yume Japanese Restaurant at Dicky Beach (11 Rooke Street).

And this time it is BYO Wine/Beer/Soft drinks only - for $35 a head, Genta will lead us through a Japanese menu with an explanation for each dish.

If you have not done so already, please RSVP as a matter of urgency by following this link (& don't forget to decline if you can't make it to avoid repeat emails).

Last Friday of the Month Social on Wednesday 27 September Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Last Friday Social - a Portuguese Evening at Casa Mendes Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
The concept plan for the Japanese Garden at
Coochin Park, Dicky Beach
Stage 1 - The gate and a bridge
financed by a Regional Art Development Grant
Stage 2 - Parking
Stage 3 - A low maintenance rock garden
Stage 4  - The main pavilion
 
Larger images follow if you read on ...
The Plan for a Japanese Garden Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0

11 April 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Charter of the Rotary Club of Komaki - our sister club.

The plan for our members is that we arrive on 10 April and stay two nights home-hosted.  And of course we will attend the Celebration on 11 April.

It is time to finalise our numbers so we can advise the Komaki Club

Please follow this link to RSVP so we can advise the Rotary Club of Komaki to assist their arrangements.

Will you be visiting Komaki next April? Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
R U OK Day Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Gorgeous Gordon our Leprechaun Golfer, met us all with a friendly smile at the desk this morning.  We were joined by three Rotarians from our Daughter Club, Caloundra Pacific, who willingly explained to us they had been sent on a mission to spy on our Club, and see what a great Club we are.  Thanks for coming gentleman, I hope you were impressed.
 
Alan's International Toast continued to follow disaster areas of the world.  This week he took us to District 4100, Mexico, which is recovering from a huge earthquake.  We wish all residents a speedy and healthy outcome.
Our Chair for the morning was our profuse photographer and Facebook poster, Les.  True to form, Les, who likes to conduct his own style of meeting, delighted us with his own mix of proceedings.  What Chris thought was a Geiger Counter, turned out to be Les' latest toy, a high tech Selfie Stick.  The results of which have been emailed for you all to see and placed on our website.
 
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Katie Brown is the Community Services Manager for Sundale Limited.  She will be our guest speaker on Tuesday (19 September), presenting on the topic 'Aged Care Systems & Services'.
 
Sundale is the largest not-for-profit aged care service provider (with no church affiliation).  It was established in the 1960’s by Rotary and are Sunshine Coast born and bred, with our head office in Nambour.
 
In 2015, the Government introduced a range of aged care reforms and these changes continue with new rules being added into the mix every six months or so.  Sundale's experience when working with people over 65 years of age is that they are more confused than ever and many do not understand the system, the funding, what’s available in the community, and when is the right time to get help.
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Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0 speakers
Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) has been in contact with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) to ascertain the eligibility of those countries affected by Irma.  
 
DFAT have advised these counties are eligible to receive Australian Aid:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba  
DAA is briefing DART’s (DAA representatives?) to deploy to Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic, (Cuba subject to Cuban Government approval).  In both countries DAA will be working with local Rotary contacts. 
 
Furthermore, Disaster Aid Australia has had requests and is considering how best we can assist the countries in the Indian Sub Continent affected by floods, countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh and India.  
 
More updates once the DART assessments are to hand.  
Disaster Aid Australia, Hurricane Irma & India Les Walsh 2017-09-12 14:00:00Z 0

The following Board documents have been added to our website and made available for all members to review:

  • Minutes of the August Board meeting
  • Reports submitted to the September meeting
  • Financial reports for 2017-18 to date
Board Meeting - September Les Walsh 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
Membership Director, Arnaldo made these cards available at our last meeting.  See him or Alan Still for your supply.
Front (above) and Back (below)
Arnaldo also had a supply of the Rotary Australia brochure, People Like You & Me, for your use. 
Alan Still has a supply in his absence.
NEW - Member Introduction Cards Les Walsh 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
What a Happy Group of Members Les Walsh 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
What a Happy Bunch of Members Les Walsh 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
NEW - Name Badges for Members & Partners Les Walsh 2017-09-11 14:00:00Z 0

The fifth annual Caloundra Electorate Community Awards aim to recognise the efforts of outstanding individuals and groups within the Caloundra Electorate.  Help shine a light on our home grown-talent by nominating someone today.  The Club can of course make a nomination, so if you know someone that should be nominated, please advise our Community Services Director, James Condon by email.

Nominations close 20 October; the Awards Presentation is on 3 November.
 
Read on for the categories which include:
 
  • Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Community Event of the Year
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Do you know an outstanding individual or group in the Caloundra Electorate? Les Walsh 2017-09-09 14:00:00Z 0 community awards
The Rotary Foundation and clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into southeast Texas over the weekend.  A Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund has been established. 
 
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How to help hurricane victims Les Walsh 2017-09-08 14:00:00Z 0 contribute,disaster,hurricane,texas
ShelterBox currently has nine active deployments and needs your support.  Also refer to this article about how Rotary is helping.
 
Category 5 Hurricane Irma is currently barrelling through the Caribbean with sustained wind speeds of 300 km/h.  ShelterBox is sending out a highly-trained ShelterBox Response Team today to understand how we can help families who have lost everything.  The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Florida are still in the potential path of this ferocious storm. 
 
But it's not just these countries who have been affected by adverse weather - the last two weeks have brought devastating flooding around the world.  More than 1.7 million people have been affected in Nepal, while a third of Bangladesh is under water.  Huge areas of India and Myanmar are also in need of support.
 
Help ShelterBox build a world where no family goes without shelter. Will you support ShelterBox today?  Donate now  Donations may also be forwarded through the Rotary Club of Caloundra.
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Hurricane Irma & ShelterBox Les Walsh 2017-09-08 14:00:00Z 0 contribute,disaster,hurricane
Following our usual breakfast meeting on Tuesday 24 October and/or Tuesday 31 October, you are invited to stay for a ClubRunner refresher or to learn your way around our website and its member area.
 
You may bring your laptop or other device with a connection to the internet to better follow along.
 
Please bring your questions so they can be addressed.  The session will be inter-active.
 
Choose your date or both dates and RSVP on both links:
 
SAVE THE DATE Les Walsh 2017-09-06 14:00:00Z 0
Our members, friends and family regularly join together to visit a business or workplace in the local community.  These 'Vocational Visits' are an excellent opportunity to share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities, further our vocational development, make new friends, explore new opportunities for service, enhance the Rotary experience, and have fun.
So it was last Tuesday that we visited Gateway Care in West Caloundra.  Our Vocational Service Chair & President Elect, Bernie Strong arranged the visit and chaired the meeting.  James welcomed us all warmly.
A vocational visit to Gateway Care Les Walsh 2017-09-06 14:00:00Z 0
The Sunshine Coast has been named as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities for 2017.
Mel Messina is the Operations Manager of the Innovations Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  He will be presenting to us next Tuesday on "The Smart 21 Community", and how the Innovation Centre contributes to the Smart 21 Community.
 
The presentation will discuss the Innovation Centre's role, its services and the assistance being provided with startup ventures.  Some of their top 10 alumni members will be introduced.
 
Please join us for breakfast at the Oaks Oasis Resort, 2 North Street, Caloundra at 6.30am for a 7am start.  A prompt finish at 8am is assured!
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-09-06 14:00:00Z 0
South Asian Floods Les Walsh 2017-09-06 14:00:00Z 0 Floods,ShelterBox,South Asia
Caloundra Hat Day Dinner Les Walsh 2017-09-06 14:00:00Z 0 #HatDay17,#LiftTheLid
Melbourne Cup Charity Lunch Les Walsh 2017-09-05 14:00:00Z 0
STEPS Charity Newsletter - August Les Walsh 2017-09-05 14:00:00Z 0
A fantastic show is coming to the Sunshine Coast.
 
As the only performance of its kind celebrating the life of Pavarotti performed by former Ten Tenor Roger Davy, the two hour show has had successful performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.  Included in the show is Andrea Boccelli and Sarah Brightman’s Time to say Goodbye, La Traviata’s “ Brindisi" along the Famous Pearl Fishers Duet and the unforgettable “Nessun Dorma" along with the best of Broadway songs from shows like West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.
 
Featuring three of Queensland most talented performers, Broadway to Pavarotti is more than a recital of old favourites.  The show has a plot linking the songs and revealing the stories behind them.  Add to that, the light-hearted farce of the two tenors competing for the attention of the beautiful soprano and you have plenty of laughs and musical excellence.  A highlight of the night will be the famous tribute to his all-time favourite - Pavarotti.
 
Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 2pm
Tickets $30.00 – Full Price $28.00 – Concession* (ID Required) $20.00 – Students – Tertiary & School (ID Required) $25.00 – Per Person Group 10+ Please contact the Box Office on 5491 4240 for all GROUP BOOKINGS
 
Valid concession cards for this performance include:- Blue Government Pension • Dept of Veteran Affairs • Seniors & Seniors Business Discount Cards • Health Care cards will not be accepted as a valid concession.
 
If you require further information, please contact Roger Davy, Managing Director/Entertainer Performer Vavachi Productions & Entertainment International Ph +61 414725097
Broadway to Pavarotti Les Walsh 2017-09-04 14:00:00Z 0
Lift the Lid at our Hat Day Party Les Walsh 2017-09-02 14:00:00Z 0 #HatDay17,#LiftTheLid,Australian Rotary Health
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2017-08-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine
District 9600 Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-08-31 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
On Saturday 30 September, the Queensland Governor will be coming to Toogoolawah to unveil a specially sculptured stag at our new art gallery.
 
Norm has commissioned a beautifully leather bound visitor's book for the gallery which the Governor will sign (first in the book, followed by Norm) 
 
To cap it all off the Stag is named Norman!!
 
The history behind the deer is that Queen Victoria gave our town two deer and that is the reason for the sculpture.
 
Norm has a huge Toogoolawah connection and I'm wondering if Rotarians would like to support him on this special occasion.
 
I have yet to confirm the actual time for the ceremony but for those with caravans or any happy campers they are more than welcome to set up on my farm the Friday before.
 
We can work out the finer details a little later, Anna
 
Please let Anna know if you are interested by responding on the event page.
September weekend away at Toogoolawah Anna Wheildon 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
Members awoke to another wintery blast, but still managed to fill almost all the seats at our Breakfast Meeting. Helen met us all at the desk in her bright and chirpy manner.  Arnaldo presided in the Chair and proceeded to take charge of the morning.
Our guests this morning included our Guest Speaker Terry Gaughan and his wife, Julie who is HPIs Secretary, who provided us with a presentation about their organisation, Humanitarian Projects International Inc.  Judy introduced our Speaker and we all thoroughly enjoyed what was said and it was noted how similar HPI is to Rotary.
 
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
We’re going to Nepal, will you join us?
 
Join us on the ShelterBox Nepal Trek 2018 and help ensure no family goes without shelter following a disaster or humanitarian crisis.
 
Imagine trekking through Nepal, against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas, the trail winding past charming villages and ancient landscapes.
 
Our ShelterBox team will traverse the stunning Annapurna region, well off the beaten path and into the very heart of Nepal. We’ll also take part in a special ShelterBox experience day to learn firsthand some of the life-changing work your funds make possible.
 
Follow this link to learn more.
ShelterBox Australia Nepal Trek 2018 Les Walsh 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for September 2017.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au  asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move Les Walsh 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
Next Tuesday's meeting is a Vocational Visit to Gateway Care at 11 Helen Street, West Caloundra.
Gateway Care is a Community based organisation that offers “holistic” support to the community to help meet real needs. Programs and services are offered that help with basic fundamental issues of life through their “Food Centre” and our Men’s Shed and through our charity work in the Community and overseas.
 
Through practical support programs, Gateway hope to help address social welfare issues and offer Life Skills training programs to bring wholeness and well being to our community and where ever they can be of assistance.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
DIK Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
Trivia Quiz Night at Alex Rotary Peter Davis 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you're heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you'll meet people from every corner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language. It's a lot of fun, and it's a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves so at home together.
 
That spirit of warm community that is so central to Rotary also defines Toronto, our host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention. ...
 
RI President's Message - September 2017 Les Walsh 2017-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
“When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one.”
 
 
We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.  Rotary clubs all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities.  Every community has different needs and different opportunities to serve.  This publication, “Basic Education and Literacy Project Strategies” helps you ask the right questions, identify real needs, and make the greatest possible impact with the time, energy, and resources you have at your disposal,
areas of focus education literacy monthly themes
September is .. Basic Education and Literacy Month Les Walsh 2017-08-26 14:00:00Z 0 areas of focus,education,literacy,monthly themes
Save the Date for Conference 2018 Les Walsh 2017-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
 
So, sausages for lunch not good enough for some of us?
That steak sandwich looks good Keith!
Thanks to Alan for the photo
 
Looks like steak in future? Roger Todd 2017-08-23 14:00:00Z 0
Another cold morning and another good attendance.  It's always refreshing to see so many happy faces at 6.30am on a winter's morning.
 
We welcomed our soon to be inducted member, Jim Lombard, and for the last time before he heads back to the land of four seasons in a day, Rotarian Ken.
 
Alan Still OAM, proposed the International Toast to the Micronesian Island of Guam.  We are all hoping that the statistics once again quoted by Alan, remain current for a long time and are not changed by the advent of nuclear war.  Heaven forbid!
 
Rather ironically, our Chairperson for the morning, Stephen Engstrom, was sporting an extra cheesy smile. Stephen and his partner, Annie, ran away to Palm Cove on the weekend and came back married.
We wish them both, all the best for a healthy and happy life together, and offer our congratulations on this fantastic occasion.
 
Helen introduced our Guest Speaker, Shelagh Brennand.  Shelagh suffered a Stroke at a relatively young age and since then has become a Stroke Ambassador.  She speaks regularly about the warning signs of Stroke and the Risk Factors associated.
Shelagh pens poetry for a living as well.  She is selling copies of her book at just $15, a special price for Stroke Week.  We were all delighted to hear two of her poems, spoken in her beautifully broad Yorkshire accent.  We wish Shelagh all the best in her role as a Stroke Ambassador.
 
Thank you all for coming along today and a reminder of next week's duties,
 
Chair - Arnoldo
Desk - Trevor (we need a replacement)
Intro - Judy
3MM - Pam
 
Have a great week and weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again next week.
 
PS Don't forget to look for your photo - follow this link
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-08-23 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now newsletter Les Walsh 2017-08-23 14:00:00Z 0
A quiet hot day with slow but steady patron flow, abundant labour and a Chief Cook who refused to eat the excellent fare he was churning out (vis perfectly grilled gourmet sausages from our exclusive foreign supplier aka ALDI + lashing of lightly glazed and caramelised finest bespoke onions from the rich market gardens at Gatton hand sliced on an automatic machine). Instead this recalcitrant - nay Philistine - grilled a steak for lunch on OUR BBQ!!!
 
Anyhow, sufficient ravings, net outcome was a profit of $484.52 which for a slow mid-week can be considered about par for the course.
 
Many thanks for the many helpers who set up (Arnaldo, Da and did the first shift (Prez Peter, Judy, Pam, Chef Keith and (later) Lyn. The afternoon crew of Alan, Sue Robbo and Keith closed early due to lack of interested patrons around 3 pm assisted by the packup crew of Roger and Iain.
 
Done, dusted and home before 4pm. What a great crew.
 
We must do it again some time - how about end of September? Watch this space and book your place here.
Outstanding teamwork Chris Milligan 2017-08-23 14:00:00Z 0
RI Director's News Les Walsh 2017-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
Humanitarian Projects International Inc. is an Australian based, not-for-profit organisation that operates by sending teams of caring volunteer workers wherever needed to relieve poverty and distress, thereby giving hope and a future to orphans and other underprivileged people of the world.

Terry Gaughan is HPI's General Manger and he will be presenting at our breakfast meeting next Tuesday.  He is now retired but dedicated to helping those less fortunate than himself through his volunteer work with HPI.  Julie, his wife, is Secretary.
 
Come along and join us to learn more.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
The District's Annual General Meeting is scheduled for 9am on Sunday 8 October 2017 at St Columban’s College Caboolture.
 
If clubs have any proposed resolutions they wish to put to this meeting, please provide them to the District Secretary (email: districtsecretary@rotary9600.org) by 5pm Tuesday  12 September 2017.
 
The formal notification for the Annual General Meeting will then be issued later that week.
 
If you wish to suggest any proposed resolutions, please send them to President Peter and/or Secretary Anne in the first instance, as soon as possible.
DISTRICT 9600 AGM – REQUEST FOR ANY PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS Les Walsh 2017-08-21 14:00:00Z 0
190 Meridan State College year 11 students attended RYDA on Wednesday 16 August.  The RYDA Road Safety Education course was presented by Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse. 
 
Meridan State College students
Demonstration of stopping distances
Facilitators, teachers and volunteers
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Meridan State College students learn road safety at RYDA Les Walsh 2017-08-18 14:00:00Z 0 Meridan State College,road safety,road safety education,rse,ryda
Congratulations Stephen & Annie Peter Davis 2017-08-18 14:00:00Z 0
Shelagh Brennand will be presenting to us next Tuesday on Being a Stroke Safe Ambassador.
 
She will bring the latest news on Stroke Prevention and Life after a Stroke.  New funding is providing much research into this area.

Projects funded include expanding the use of a smartphone app to improve communication between ambulance and hospital staff, and research into sexuality after stroke.  Other funded projects include utilising telehealth to deliver memory rehabilitation for stroke survivors and a study looking at how much exercise is needed to improve fitness in stroke survivors.
Next week's meeting Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0

The following Board documents have been added to our website and made available for all members to review:

  • Minutes of the July Board meeting
  • Reports submitted to the August meeting
  • Financial reports for 2016-17 and 2017-18 to date
August Board documents are available Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
A very important day for our Club, being the first visit from our District Governor, John Lane and his lovely wife, Bo, during his year in the top job.  Congratulations on such a large number of members who came along and in particular, thank you for making the DG and his wife feel so welcome.
 
As well as out two VIP guests, we had our Assistant Governor, Wendy Gilsam, from the Kawana Club present.  Once again we were joined by our resident Victorian Rotarian Ken, regular guest Greg McRae and someone who is quite familiar to us, Jim Lombard (minus a couple of fingers), who was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) at our ChangeOver Dinner.  Jim is chomping at the bit to join our Club and we look forward to welcoming him, when the process is complete.
President's Musings Peter Davis 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Opera in Springtime Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Evening Social at Arnaldo's Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Recently Dave Woodrow and John Malloy (President, Rotary Club of Alexandra Headland) donated some furniture and white goods to STEMM. 
 
STEMM is a support service for young mothers who are doing it tough.
 
Tonight I received an email from STEMM, asking if anyone has a washing machine, or knows of someone who may be able to donate one. 
 
Its a great cause, if you can help …..please let John know on 0447 300 753 or jandr.malloy@gmail.com
 
HELP: Washing machine anyone? Peter Davis 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
The Annual Mayoral Ball in support of SunnyKids to be held on Saturday 7 October.  The event will be held in the McDermott Aviation Hangar at the Sunshine Coast Airport Marcoola.  Themed the sky is the limit,  the night will also incorporate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. 
 
A video clip is here for you to get a quick overview of the evening.  Mayor Mark Jamieson is excited, celebrity chef Matt Golinski is preparing a wonderful menu of local seasonal produce and we need your support to make an event of this scale happen!
 
SunnyKIds looking for Volunteers Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) aims to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their potential and self-esteem, provide experiences that will assist them to form their own values and moral standards, and to broaden their cultural, social and academic horizons.  The program pushes students to develop their leadership skills so that they can excel in their field.
Hailey on left (black & white striped top)
 
This year the Rotary Club of Caloundra sponsored Hailey Morse to RYPEN held at the Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum Beach.  The camp started Friday afternoon 11 August and continued until Sunday.  Hailey is a close friend of Lilly Lang who attended RYPEN last year.  Lilly spoke to this year's students on how much this camp did for her last year.  Lilly is also keen to become a Junior Leader but has to wait for a couple of years yet.  Our member Darryl’s wife Shirley (Lilly’s grandmother) also attended this year's dinner.
Lilly and Hailey talking to camp leaders
RYPEN 2017 develops potential Judy Clark 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Japan Festival photos Les Walsh 2017-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
These resources help orient new Rotarians:
 
  • Rotary Basics is a comprehensive guide to all things Rotary.  It covers everything from how Rotary began to how to get the most out of membership.
  • Connect for Good shows members how to get involved in Rotary in ways that match your interests.  This guide will help new and established members get more out of your Rotary experience.
Use the links above to download these resources free of charge.  They’re included in the New Member Welcome Kit and sold separately.
 
Find more tips for welcoming new members in Introducing New Members to Rotary: An Orientation Guide.  And go to rotary.org/membership for other membership resources.
 
Also, don't forget to visit the Member Resources Page on our website.
Are you finding it a challenge to inspire and engage new members? Les Walsh 2017-08-15 14:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? Les Walsh 2017-08-11 14:00:00Z 0 rotary,video
IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast Les Walsh 2017-08-10 14:00:00Z 0
Greeting us bright and early and ready to take our money at the desk this morning, was Ian Belcher.  Once again we were joined by what are now our regular Guests.  A warm welcome to both Greg and our resident Victorian, Ken.
Our resident Kiwi Klown, Darryl kept us all amused as he performed the duties of the Chairperson. The International Toast, proposed by Alan Still OAM, took us to the Rotary Clubs in the world that don't belong to a District, in particular to the Rotary Club of Shanghai.
Where was Roger's camera?
Roger Todd, the Club's photographer and co-Public Relations Director, let us into his life as an Architect with a passion for history and heritage.  Roger came to Australia in 1961 as the son of a 10 ₤ (pound) Pom.  He loves Caloundra's Post World War II Beach Houses and of course we all know Roger's involvement with the Caloundra Lighthouse.  He's been a Rotarian since 2000, holding the office of President and Vocational Services Director.
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-08-09 14:00:00Z 0
This year's recognition of Paul Harris Fellows followed the Global Grant in 2014 to improve water and sanitation facilities in the Solomon Islands.  The Rotary Clubs of Caloundra Pacific and Sydney Cove also contributed towards this project. 
 
The Caloundra Team worked on stage two erecting three rainwater tanks at the Sassamunga Hospital on Choiseul.  Two toilets and a tank were erected at the Sassamunga Secondary School as well as a community toilet.
 
Three of the six new Paul Harris Fellows worked on that project - Jim Lombard, Bill Lavery & Genta Tsukimori.
 
Two were recognised for their significant work in the community - Jillian Boyle & Ken O'Connell.
 
The other recipient was presented last November to our long time, and now honorary member, Alf Muller.  The presentations were made at out Annual Changeover celebration on 7 July, and at our club meeting on Tuesday 8 August.  Two formal presentations are outstanding but will be made when opportunity permits.
 
 
PHF Sassamunga Solomon Islands
Six Paul Harris Fellows recognised Les Walsh 2017-08-09 14:00:00Z 0 PHF,Sassamunga,Solomon Islands
By working together with Rotary International, ShelterBox is able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that it can support more communities in desperate need of shelter.
 

Learn more about the partnership by following this link.
ShelterBox partnership with Rotary video
How Rotary and ShelterBox work together Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 ShelterBox,partnership with Rotary,video
District Governor's Newsletter - August Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Foundation Newsletter - Rotary District 9600 Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 Centurion,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.
 
Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
An elevator pitch Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 Rotary Means Business,What is Rotary
Mark Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20.
 
He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
Mark chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.  See more about Mark here.
2019-20 RI President Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
As you all know membership is a critical element to each and every Rotary Club strategic plan.
The Multi-District Membership Conference: Engaging Volunteers, Recruitment & Retention is fast approaching on Saturday 26 August.
I recommend the attendance of Club President, President Elect, Membership Director and PR/Marking Director to this important event.
I strongly urge you to register now!
The registration flyer, & program are available on the conference website
Look forward to seeing you there,
John Lane
Governor 2017-18
Rotary District 9600
conference membership
Multi-District Membership Conference - Logan University Les Walsh 2017-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 conference,membership
How Rotary and ShelterBox work together Les Walsh 2017-08-07 14:00:00Z 0 ShelterBox,partnership with Rotary,video
Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) will present the RYDA Road Safety Education course on Wednesday, 16 August to students from Meridan State College using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.  These 16-18 year old students are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA course.  Currently, there are 12 participating high schools and another is expected next year.
 
The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.
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RYDA Road Safety Education at Corbould Park on Wednesday Les Walsh 2017-08-07 14:00:00Z 0 Meridan State College,road safety,road safety education,rse,ryda
Have you volunteered for the next Bunnings BBQ? Les Walsh 2017-08-07 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings
Date Chair Desk Intro 3MM
         
15 August Judy Helen Pres Peter -
         
Note
If you are unable to fulfil your duty, please:
Organise a replacement, contact Helen with the name of the replacement (or seek her help), &
advise Les (so the roster can be updated)
Click here to access the full roster - there's no excuse it goes out to 10 October so be prepared
There is also a link in every edition of The Reel
 
Meeting Roster - Reminder Les Walsh 2017-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
District governors provide leadership, motivation, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the RI Board of Directors.  Governors act as officers of RI, fostering achievement in their district at the club level.

It's a three year commitment to the role!

Each year, governors visit every Rotary club in the district to draw attention to important Rotary issues, to motivate Rotarians, and to personally recognise the outstanding contributions of Rotarians.
 
Follow this link for more information about DG John
Next Week's Meeting - Official visit by District Governor John Lane Les Walsh 2017-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
Publicity for Japanese Festival Roger Todd 2017-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
Sunday's BBQ was fun Les Walsh 2017-08-05 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings,Sunday
All our rostered members were ready, willing and able for their duties at our breakfast this morning.  Iain made it back from his little vacation in Roma (testing out his latest BMW two wheeler) to man the desk.  The Chair position was ably filled by Judy and our resident clown, Darryl, introduced our guest speakers, who just happened to be clowns, as well.
Judy in full flight  
Darryl introduced the clowns
Our International Toast, proposed by Alan, took us to District 9910, in particular the Rotary Club of Noumea in New Caledonia.  Alan once again stunned us all with his incredible memory recall of the facts and statistics about the Club.  Thank you, Alan.
 
The "Three Minutes on Me" segment gave us all an intriguing insight into the life of our International Director, Genta.  Genta told us about his life in Japan, the US and how he found Dicky Beach.  Genta is a dedicated Surf Lifesaver and lover of Japanese Food and Culture.  You can visit his Restaurant in Dicky Beach and make sure you come along to the Japan Festival he organises every year, this year it's at the Currimundi School, on Saturday 12 August.
Our Guest Speakers were Koko and Rocco, who are clowns from the Coastal Caring Clowns.  Proudly, they spread and dispense smiles in hospitals and aged care facilities.  They showed us all just how important humour and a good laugh is to having a healthy life. 
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) presented the RYDA Road Safety Education course on Wednesday, 2 August to students from Kawana Waters State College using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.  These 16-18 year old students are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
The day was opened by Cr Peter Cox (representing Divison 3 of the Sunshine Coast Council) who later posted this message on Facebook:
 
"I was privileged to welcome Year 11 students from Kawana Waters State College to the Rotary Young Driver Awareness (RYDA) program.  Students will experience practical and theoretical sessions focusing on topics like 'Speed & Stopping', 'Hazards & Distractions', 'Road Choices' as well as hearing about 'Genevieves Story' which illustrates the consequences of the decisions young drivers make when behind the wheel!   It's a highly valuable program targeting teenagers about to get the 'L' plates."
 
The next Rotary RYDA youth driver awareness session will be held on 16 August with students from Meridan State College.
 
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA road safety education course.  The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.
 
Read on for some more pictures and see our RYDA Album here.
 
Read more about the RYDA program here
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RYDA is a highly valuable program Les Walsh 2017-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 Kawana Waters State College,Meridan State College,road safety education,ryda
Check out our meeting photos Les Walsh 2017-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Charity Race Day Les Walsh 2017-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.
 
What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by ... continue reading at rotary.org
RI President's Message - August 2017 Les Walsh 2017-08-01 14:00:00Z 0
As many of you know, RAWCS does not do projects directly. Instead, we provide infrastructure for the administrative aspects for Rotarians and the corporate sector to use for humanitarian projects. Our framework allows donations to be tax deductible and ensures your time and resources are not wasted on administrative matters.

Our tried and tested policies and procedures have been streamlined over the past five years.

Despite our experience and annual turnover of more than $20 million, we are always looking for ways to improve our performance.  As a result, we have embarked on a review of Donations In Kind (DIK) operations to its their long-term sustainability and efficiency.  It is essential all goods we deliver to developing countries are actually needed and not simply what we believe is needed, or shipments could end up being dumped. Our processes surrounding this will be examined and strengthened in coming months.

The take-up of Rotary Compassionate Grants (RACG) program by clubs across the country is gathering momentum.  Notably, clubs are often raising much more than the dollar for dollar matching required.  Currently, the average fundraising is $1.58 for every dollar from the Dick Smith grants.  If you wish to access these grants, can I suggest you start planning now or you may miss out.

PDG Michael Perkins
Chair, RAWCS
DIK Donations in Kind RAWCS
Positioning RAWCS for the future Les Walsh 2017-08-01 14:00:00Z 0 DIK,Donations in Kind,RAWCS
Have you checked in with your buddy? Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine
Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for August 2017.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au  asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0

Simon Latchford is the CEO of Visit Sunshine Coast, a role to which he was appointed in August 2016.  He joined the orgainisation in 2014 and was previously ​director of marketing and strategic partnerships​.  Earlier, he was​ involved at senior levels in the marketing and development of regional tourism destinations such as The Margaret River Region in Western Australia, and the Whitsundays.

​Visit Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit, membership based, destination marketing organisation.  VSC’s role is to lead the management and development of tourism on the Sunshine Coast.

Join us on Tuesday for breakfast and meet Simon.

VSC Visit Sunshine Coast
Next Tuesday's Meeting - Simon Latchford Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0 VSC,Visit Sunshine Coast
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, which means it’s time to celebrate our Rotary club, our members, and the good this club does in our community and around the world.
 
What some may not know is that the Rotary Australia website puts a wealth of Membership Development information at our fingertips.  Try this, for a start.  If you follow the link you will have 10 publications and a lot of useful ideas.
 
What does Rotary mean to you?  Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.
 
Read on for more ways to join in the celebration ...
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August is Membership Month Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0 ideas,membership
Read on to view the video about ClubRunner's new Mobile App.
 
Have you downloaded it yet?  Download it in the App Store on your device.
 
Are 'Stories' not updating correctly in the App?
 
ClubRunner is  currently investigating the issue causing Stories to not be updated on the ClubRunner mobile app after being posted.  Right now, the only solution is to reinstall the App to display the correctly updated Stories.  Apologies for the inconvenience caused by this and thank you for your patience as ClubRunner works to find a solution.
ClubRunner's Mobile App Les Walsh 2017-07-31 14:00:00Z 0

The Coastal Caring Clowns Inc is a group of volunteers who voluntarily visit children and adults in Sunshine Coast Hospitals spreading laughter and cheer and have been providing these visits since 2001 earning respect, trust and appreciation of staff. The group also visits aged care facilities on the Sunshine coast bringing joy and smiles to the residents. Coastal Caring Clowns do not solicit donations but are always appreciative of any donations received, and these monies help to keep the group operating.

​Learn more here in the Caloundra Weekly

Picture credit: Caloundra Weekly HAPPY DAYS: George Farmer of Coastal Caring Clowns embraces life. Patrick Woods
 

Coastal Caring Clowns George Farmer Rocco
Next Tuesday's Meeting - Rocco the Clown Les Walsh 2017-07-30 14:00:00Z 0 Coastal Caring Clowns,George Farmer,Rocco
Our 2017 Pride of Workmanship awards were presented to Amanda Hall & Steve Mason.
Pride of Workmanship is an approved Rotary project instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills (NSW, District 9685).
 

The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognise them for their efforts.

Participating businesses promote the Pride of Workmanship theme of 'Do it once - do it well' throughout their organisation and nominate employees worthy of recognition, not only within the organisation, but the wider community.

If you missed the meetings where the awards were presented, you will not wish to miss this write-up on each of the worthy recipients.

Congratulations go to our Vocational Service Director, Bernie for such outstanding awardees!

Read about our 2017 Pride of Workmanship Awardees

Amanda Hall Oaks Oasis Resort PoW Pride of Workmanship Steve Mason Terry White Chemmart
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2017 Les Walsh 2017-07-28 14:00:00Z 0 Amanda Hall,Oaks Oasis Resort,PoW,Pride of Workmanship,Steve Mason,Terry White Chemmart
Norm has moved into Opal at Kawana, an aged care facility near the University Hospital. 
 
Norm is a valued member of our Club with over 10 years' service, and we would all like to wish him the best of health: we are also thinking of Anna at this time.
 
If you wish to know details for visitation etc, please contact Ian Belcher, President Peter or Anna or you may check the member area of the club's website, or your ClubRunner mobile app.
Norm has moved Les Walsh 2017-07-28 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) will present the RYDA Road Safety Education course on Wednesday, 2 August to students from Kawana Waters State College using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.  These 16-18 year old students are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
 
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA course.  The RYDA program is supplied by Road Safety Education and delivered by Rotary Clubs throughout Australia & New Zealand.
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RYDA Road Safety Education at Corbould Park on Wednesday Les Walsh 2017-07-28 14:00:00Z 0 Kawana Waters State College,road safety,road safety education,rse,ryda
DIK Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-07-28 14:00:00Z 0
Good morning fellow Rotarians,
 
Thank you for another great attendance at last Tuesday's meeting.  It's always that little bit more difficult on cold winter's morning like this.  Special mention must go to Graham Baker, who made it, despite his alarm waking him at 630am, well done, Graham.
 
Continuing with our segment, "Three Minutes on Me", our resident 'figures man', Mark Ward was thrown into the spotlight.  Mark provided us with an interesting perspective of his life, starting from now and going back in time.  Mark has spent a lot of his working life in the Airline Business, both in Perth and Vanuatu, then as we know him best, has been CFO of our home grown earthworks company, Tenkate.  Mark has now "semi" retired and promises to keep up his 'touch typing' skills on his time off.
President Peter's Musings Peter Davis 2017-07-26 14:00:00Z 0
Last Tuesday's meeting saw PDG Alan Still propose the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Luxembourg.
 
Did you know that Luxembourg has only one English-speaking Rotary club - the Rotary Club of Luxembourg-Hearts.  Read more
 
Some will know that - around the world - this practice takes various forms.  For example, the Rotary Club of Wellington proposes an International Rotary Peace Toast at each family fellowship dinner a member selects a club, at random, from the International Rotary Directory.  A letter, and club banner, is then sent to that Rotary Club explaining their practice, telling them something about the club and city, and suggesting that they might also adopt this same practice and select, toast and send a similar greeting to other Rotary Clubs around the world.
 
To find out how they select the club, and what happens next, follow this link to their website
 
International Toast Les Walsh 2017-07-26 14:00:00Z 0
Judy wants to know if you are interested in attending this year's Melbourne Cup Lunch at the Pelican Waters Tavern so that tables can be booked.
 
 
 
Melbourne Cup Lunch Les Walsh 2017-07-26 14:00:00Z 0
Many will know that after Tuesday mornings' meetings, there is an open invitation to meet for coffee and a chat.  Last Tuesday, almost half of those at the meeting met for a chat and coffee!
 
If you are interested, ask someone for details of the venue or a lift.  The meeting chair may also remind us at the end of the formal meeting.
Meet with us for coffee Les Walsh 2017-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
Those attending our meeting are given the opportunity to report on their role and/or make announcements.  This can be either pre-arranged with the Chairperson prior to the meeting, or at the appropriate time during the meeting.
 
Did you know that you may also arrange to have your report or announcement included in 'The Reel'?  Simply send it by email to the Editor, prior to Thursday's deadline (3pm).
Announcements Les Walsh 2017-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
If you are unable to fulfil your duty, please:
Organise a replacement, contact Helen with the name of the replacement (or seek her help), &
advise Les (so the roster can be updated)
Meeting Roster Les Walsh 2017-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
Professional development is right at your fingertips with the Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take a free course in the Learning Center. Among the many courses available are How to Run a Webinar, How to Propose Legislation, Rotary Club Central Resources, and role-specific selections.
 
Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on Rotary.org. If you are already registered on the site, you will have a profile. If not, it's easy to create an account. From the MY PROFILE tab, you can modify your profile, find announcements about new and upcoming courses, and join a community to discuss what you're learning.
 
A great way to begin is by viewing the How to Navigate the Learning Center video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.
 
The center's catalog allows users to browse a list of subjects or see a complete rundown of all the courses offered. When registering for a course, you can either proceed to the material immediately or save it for later, returning to it from the MY COURSES tab.
 
Course material is provided in a variety of formats, including PDF and Word documents, interactive e-learning modules, and videos. Only some e-learning modules have audio, but all of them enable you to decide when to go on to the next screen.
Learning Centre
Read more
Enhance your leadership skills in the Rotary Learning Center Les Walsh 2017-07-24 14:00:00Z 0 Learning Centre
Custom courses are available to support club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, and committee chairs throughout the year.
 
To find a course in the Learning Center, select the category “Your Role,” or enter “club” in the catalog search line. Then scroll down to the appropriate course.
 
Electronic versions of club officer manuals are included in each course
Learning Centre
New! Club officer courses ready in the Learning Center Les Walsh 2017-07-24 14:00:00Z 0 Learning Centre
Opera in Springtime Les Walsh 2017-07-23 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Apparel available from Coast Imagewear Les Walsh 2017-07-21 14:00:00Z 0 rotary apparel,rotary caps,rotary shirts
Making a Difference in Caloundra Les Walsh 2017-07-21 14:00:00Z 0
Dr Tegan Keogh presented to us on 27 June and by all accounts it was a wake up call to our membership and corrected a lot of the misconceptions around the physical and technological aspects of hearing loss and its treatment.
 
To support Australian Rotary Health - being one of  President Peter's goals - Dr Keogh has offered any member wishing to have a hearing check will only pay a fee of  $10.  Tegan will then match the $10 and the total sum of $20 will be forwarded to Australian Rotary Health.
 
Hear Check is an independently owned and operated business, directed by Dr Tegan Keogh. 
 
Email Hear Check or telephone (07) 5493 9001 for an appointment.  Hear Check is located at Maroochydore and Mountain Creek.
Australian Rotary Health Hear Check
Hearing Checks support Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2017-07-21 14:00:00Z 0 Australian Rotary Health,Hear Check
Sunshine Coast Rotary expose students to road safety lessons Roger Todd 2017-07-20 14:00:00Z 1 road safety,road safety education,rse,ryda,schools
This week’s meeting  saw a couple of key players succumb to various ills.  Stephen, who was rostered for the Introduction called in sick, but was ably replaced by Chairman, Les.
 
President Peter (me!) awoke without his voice so was unable to make his report.  We really need to recruit some good Pharmacists into our Club, then I’m sure these things wouldn’t happen.
 
Once again, we were delighted to host two guests.  Ken McMullin, who is a regular from Victoria, at this time of year.  Welcome again, Ken.  Our what looks like being a potential member, Greg McRae attended our Meeting again.  It’s great to see Greg coming along.  Let’s hope he wants to continue and become a new Member of our Club.  Welcome Greg !
 
As was decided at our Club Forum at our previous week’s Meeting, the segment, “Three minutes on Me” started.  Our elder statesman, Alan Still delighted us all with the short story of his very interesting life.  Thank you Alan for providing us with this interesting insight.
President Peter's Report Les Walsh 2017-07-20 14:00:00Z 0
The following members of our club made a significant contribution to the running of the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program over two days this week:
 
Alan, Arnaldo, Bernie, Chris, Darryl, Gerry, Ian, Judy, Les, Neville, Noel, Pam
 
A special thank you to all of you!
 
See the story and photos here.
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RYDA Volunteers - Thank You Les Walsh 2017-07-19 14:00:00Z 0 rotary youth driver awareness,rse,ryda
Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs (from Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters) coordinated the Road Safety Education courses held this week using the Caloundra Turf Club facilities at Corbould Park Racecourse.
 
These Rotary Clubs present the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)* program to 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
 
Andrew Wallace MP opened the first day's sessions.
 
By the end of this year, 8,000 Sunshine Coast High School students will have attended the RYDA course.
road safety road safety education rse ryda schools
Read more
Sunshine Coast Rotary expose students to road safety lessons Les Walsh 2017-07-17 14:00:00Z 1 road safety,road safety education,rse,ryda,schools
18th July meeting - David Woodrow - RACQ LifeFlight Roger Todd 2017-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Come on board, everybody!  Not long now and customers will be welcomed on the Mary Valley Rattler to experience the sights and wonders the Gympie Region offers along with the alluring magic the steam train sounds create.
 
They expect to be #backontrack in December 2017.
 
To stay in touch and be one of the first to know when tickets are on sale, join their e-newsletter https://www.maryvalleyrattler.com.au/newsletter
 
Of course, the Rattler is none other than No. 967 - one of Queensland Railways’ highly successful C17 class 4-8-0 locomotives which, following retirement, was initially placed in a park (Happy Valley) at Bulcock Beach, Caloundra for the Caloundra Rotary Club.  More history here
 
No. 967 happy valley railway mary valley rattler
Mary Valley Rattler to rattle again Les Walsh 2017-07-17 14:00:00Z 0 No. 967,happy valley railway,mary valley rattler
Have you ever wanted to add your views to an article on our website?
 
Well now you can let your views be known.  A bit like a blog!
 
So now you can start a conversation directly on our website, and voice your opinions through the new built-in comments feature.  You will see it on selected articles, so go ahead - login and add your comment!
ClubRunner Tips blog comments
Adding comments to Articles Les Walsh 2017-07-17 14:00:00Z 0 ClubRunner,Tips,blog,comments

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Peymac Mediations is a company that is passionate and skilled in using the mediation process.  Mediation provides a platform for separating couples to communicate, explore issues and develop durable and mutually beneficial agreements.

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Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-07-16 14:00:00Z 0 Co-Parenting Support,Family Dispute Resolution,Peymac Mediations,Sarah Dukes
At Tuesday's meeting we heard about LifeFlight.  Andrew Paddison is the son of Merv & Anne. 
 
He is raising funds for LifeFlight with a Ride to Save Lives.  This link is his fundraising page - members may care to support his appeal.  The reason: he wishes to repay the service and most importantly, care, that was extended to him to preserve his quality of life.   And he wants to ensure that this service is available to others in their moment of need.
 
Andrew is inspired by the work of LifeFlight Australia and wanted to support them by raising money and awareness of their good deeds.  Not all of their flights end happily - he was one of the lucky.  We should not overlook what these amazing people have to deal with day after day.  We all move on with our lives - some of our lives will remain with them forever.
 
As Andrew says, "the more people that know about LifeFlight Australia, the greater the impact.
Andrew Paddison LifeFlight Tour de Rescue fundraise
Help Andrew raise funds for LifeFlight Australia Les Walsh 2017-07-16 14:00:00Z 0 Andrew Paddison,LifeFlight,Tour de Rescue,fundraise
Nothing like starting the year on a high note with the induction of Neville Woodforth
(sorry Cal Pac) Neville's partner is Margaret and he has one daughter and two grandsons.
He has an architectural/engineering background and has had strong involvement with RYDA and NYSF
Welcome to Rotary Caloundra
11th July - Club Forum Roger Todd 2017-07-13 14:00:00Z 0
Monday night 10 July was the first of our Board Meetings for the new Rotary Year. With some lively discussion, and a lengthy agenda, the evening was very productive and we managed to run, almost on time.
 
You would have read in my Address at Changeover that I am a firm believer in transparency. As such, the minutes from the Board Meeting, when collated by our Secretary, will be published on the Club Website for all Members to see.
 
I believe every Club Member should know what’s going on in the Club. I’d also like to remind you that ALL Club Members are invited to attend our Board Meetings. It is a great way to increase your knowledge of Rotary and become more involved in the running of the Club.
 
Our Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday 11 July, saw the induction of our newest Club Member, Neville Woodforth.
 
Neville is a transferring Member from the Caloundra Pacific Club. He brings with him a wealth of experience in Rotary and has been heavily involved in Youth Programs in the past.
 
As part of my Changeover Address, I also mentioned the importance of Membership. This includes both Member retention and recruiting new Members. With this in mind, I’d ask all Members of our Club to extend the hand of Rotary Fellowship to Neville and make him feel very welcome at our Club.
President's Report Peter Davis 2017-07-11 14:00:00Z 0
New Club Brochure Les Walsh 2017-07-11 14:00:00Z 0
I have just been advised that Past District Governor Steve Krueger (Alfred Stephen Kruger) passed away on Saturday 8 July 2017.

Steve was Governor in 2007-2008 and a member of Karana Downs, Paddington Red Hill and Toowong Clubs.

His funeral will be held on Monday 24 July 2017 at Centenary Gardens Sumner. 

Time 10.00am (was) still to be confirmed (as at Wednesday noon)

John W Lane
Governor 2017-2018, Rotary District 9600
Vale: PDG Steve Krueger Les Walsh 2017-07-11 14:00:00Z 0
Alexandra Headland Rotary Charity Golf Day Les Walsh 2017-07-11 14:00:00Z 0
Our meeting on Tuesday, 11 July had 26 members in attendance.  President Peter chaired the meeting.
 

International Toast

Past District Governor (PDG) Alan Still proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Chicago, Rotary's original and first club.
 

New Member Induction

Neville Woodforth is of course well known to most members due to his involvement with RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) and as a former member of our daughter club, the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific.
 
President Peter made him especially welcome as he inducted him as a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra.
 
Welcome Neville!  We look forward to your contribution to our club.
 
Follow the link for more ...........
 
A new President's Forum Les Walsh 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0

RACQ LifeFlight is the Sunshine Coast's own Helicopter Rescue Service.  It was previously known as CareFlight (QLD) Ltd.

LifeFlight is a world leader in aeromedical care and Australia's most diversified service with both a fixed and rotary wing fleet.

It helps seriously ill and injured patients around Australia and the world to quickly get the medical care they need.

From rapid response, to ...

Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
The District Governor is coming Les Walsh 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0

A Fundraiser for our Club

Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets
 
 
The Rotary Club of Caloundra will again be selling Melbourne Cup Trifecta tickets at $2 each.
A working bee will be arranged to staple the tickets, then we will be able to hit the streets shortly before 7 November.
 

A NICE PROFIT FOR OUR CLUB

Everyone likes a flutter on the MELBOURNE CUP and with each ticket having a set of three unique 'boxed' numbers, every ticket holder has something to cheer for on the big day
Only ONE winning combination per set
 
Selling Melbourne Cup trifecta tickets is an easy way to raise funds for our club
 
Melbourne Cup - Trifecta Tickets Les Walsh 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
This year's Rotary District 9600 Directory is online!
To obtain your copy, there are two options:
 
  1. If you already have an account with Rotary District 9600 - or wish to start one, login here and then proceed to the District Directory 
  2. Download the full document (Version 2) at this link
You may download the directory at any time via the link under 'Members' in the Main Menu of our website.
District Directory Les Walsh 2017-07-10 14:00:00Z 0
The new Rotary Basics offers an overview of all things Rotary.  It includes information for all Rotarians, especially new members who are interested in our history and values, plus a Rotary glossary.  Note: Appendix B includes a Rotary Glossary incl. those acronyms!
 
For other member resources see this page on our website
Rotary Basics Les Walsh 2017-07-09 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2017-07-09 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Charity Race Day Les Walsh 2017-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary on the Move Les Walsh 2017-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
The June edition of the Donations in Kind (DIK) newsletter gives snapshots of the ongoing work done by the volunteers at DIK and at the distant destinations to which the recycled goods are sent.
 
Download the latest DIK Newsletter here
Donations in Kind Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
View the Changeover Photos Les Walsh 2017-07-07 14:00:00Z 0
President Peter's address to the Club Changeover upon his induction as President of the Rotary Club of Caloundra:
 
Good evening everyone, with special mention to, District Govenor, John Lane. State Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle, and wife, Judy. Carolyn Krueger, President Sunshine Coast Central RC, David Mares, President Mooloolaba RC, PAG Gordon Watson, invited guests and fellow Rotarians. And a special welcome to our two Paul Harris Fellows.
 
I’d like to thank you all for coming tonight and sharing in the celebrations of the Rotary Club of Caloundra’s 2017/18 ChangeOver.
 
At this time I’d like to recognize some special people in my life that have supported me in many ways, to enable me to be where I am today.
 
Firstly, my wife Narelle, who has not only been a wonderful and encouraging partner to myself, but also a fantastic role model to our three children, Blake, Kimberley and Sheridan, who, I am proud to say, are all here tonight. Unfortunately their partners have other commitments, as does our Grandson, and can’t be here. We are very proud of our family and what our children have achieved and to have them all here tonight, along with my wife, is very special to me.
The Year Ahead Les Walsh 2017-07-07 14:00:00Z 0
The Reel 7th July Roger Todd 2017-07-06 14:00:00Z 0
1 July is the start of the new Rotary Year when our World President is Ian H.S. Riseley of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria.  More about Ian here.
 
Our new club President is Peter Davies - you may learn more about Peter here.
 
In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with the RI President Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference.
 
“Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”
 
Rotary: Making a Difference in 2017-18 Les Walsh 2017-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Despite Peter's relatively short period as a Rotarian, he is looking forward to the role of President for 2017-18. 
 
Arriving as a fresh faced Pharmacist to Caloundra in 1987, Peter began his career as firstly a manager, then owner of the Caloundra Day and Night Pharmacy in Bulcock Street, where Shannon Shoes now operates from.
 
On 30 April 2007 (10 years ago), he sold the Pharmacy, and has since worked as an employee Pharmacist for the current owners, Star Discount Chemist.
 
Peter married a local Caloundra girl, Narelle Case, in 1989 and together they have raised three children to now be adults. Blake, Kimberley and Sheridan, now all living on the coast and Blake and his wife have produced the first grandchild for the family, one year old, Edward Peter.
 
Learn more about Peter here.
Peter Davis - our Club President for 2017-18 Les Walsh 2017-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Tegan's talk was a wake up call to our membership
and corrected a lot of the misconceptions around the physical and technological aspects of hearing loss and its treatment
 
President Elect Peter gave the President's address
fortunately Peter also emailed his address so here it is in full:
 
This morning we had another successful Breakfast Meeting. After what looked like only a small turnout, with a couple of people arriving just before the Sargent's bell, our numbers were very encouraging.
 
We were privileged to have a visitor this morning. A very warm welcome to Greg McRae. Greg discovered our Club as a result of our Website, and decided to come along. He even went to coffee afterwards. A big thanks goes to Les for his work in producing such a fantastic Website, the results are already evident. Please continue to make Greg feel welcome as he discovers what our Club has to offer.
 
Instead of "death by powerpoint", our Guest Speaker, Teagan Keogh presented a fascinating speech about Hearing Loss and What Can Be Done To Help. We all now know the difference between an Audiologist and an Audiometrist. Despite Iain's continual remarks that he can hear everyone but his wife, Teagan still offered Iain a test, just to make sure. Teagan also came to coffee afterwards.
 
We've all received an email containing an invoice for our fees for Membership in the coming year. I'd like to invite you all to continue with your Membership. I know for some of you, the commitment can be a strain with your careers and family. However, in my year, I plan on doing some variations to our meetings that hopefully will suit those of us that have difficulty attending the Breakfast Meetings, regularly. Watch this space for more information.
 
A reminder, our ChangeOver Dinner is getting closer all the time (I can hear Darryl saying, "Obviously"), so please, RSVP to Deb ASAP. Deb and the ladies who are organising the night are doing a splendid job, so please make the effort and dress up and come along. How about bringing a future Rotarian.
 
Judy, Anne R and myself will be attending our District ChangeOver Dinner in Chermside on Saturday night.
 
There won't be a meeting next week, due to ChangeOver and the following week will be Club Forum. This is your chance to make suggestions and provide ideas that make our Club even better.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all at the ChangeOver Dinner.
27th June Meeting - Dr Tegan Keogh - Hear Check Roger Todd 2017-06-28 14:00:00Z 0
Don't forget there is no meeting next Tuesday and Friday night is changeover
(or maybe I should be saying do forget)
 
BBQ Report from Gerry
Hello all,
We had a good day- perhaps we should employ more young girls (oops that's being sexist and age discriminatory)
Profit for the day was around $530.00- and as agreed at the board meeting we donated $250 to Grace as funds for her Cambodia trip (The money raised goes towards building materials in Cambodia, it is not for her personal use or travel costs)
​Thanks for your help.​
 
And for those who are interested, I'm on the path to track down the C17 967 locomotive from Happy Valley
Maybe the closest we got to heavy rail in Caloundra
Bunnings BBQ and other news Roger Todd 2017-06-28 14:00:00Z 0
20th June Meeting - Sue Robinson - My Life Roger Todd 2017-06-19 14:00:00Z 0
Member talk - Sue Robinson on the 20th
 
"I was born In Bathurst and lived on the out skirts during my primary days, leaving to attend boarding school for 5 years in Bathurst. The first and only daughter born to a very young farmer and his wife.
After leaving school I had a couple of different career paths however ended up staying with AMP Society for 19 years before being made redundant.
In that time I was married and had a daughter & son, whom still live in Bathurst.
I have three teenage grandchildren who follow not far behind my younger daughter and son who reside in Queensland.
I currently work in Aged Care attending to 7 elderly Ladies for social support & domestic duties.
My reasons for joining Rotary to meet people and help in the community."
 
Have fun at the Aura BBQ
Cheers
Roger
The Reel 16th June Roger Todd 2017-06-14 14:00:00Z 0
13th June Meeting - Stella Romagnoli - Cultural Diversity Roger Todd 2017-06-13 14:00:00Z 0
6th July Meeting - Les Walsh - Rotary Caloundra website Roger Todd 2017-06-07 14:00:00Z 0
3rd June - Donations in Kind visit Roger Todd 2017-06-02 14:00:00Z 0
30th May - Pride of Workmanship Awards Roger Todd 2017-06-02 14:00:00Z 0
Les is handing over to (back to) Roger for the next five issues of The Reel, and heading towards warmer climes!
 
To see where he is going and to follow his trip, Les has a blog here.  
The Reel Editor is taking a break Les Walsh 2017-06-01 14:00:00Z 0
A number of members returned from their holidays for our meeting on Tuesday, 30 May.  Deb chaired proceedings.
 

Pride of Workmanship Presentation

Our Vocational Services Director, Bernie Strong spoke about and presented the club's Pride of Workmanship Award to Amanda Hall of Terry White Chemists, Caloundra.  
 
Amanda was overcome with surprise when the meeting was told how nothing asked of her was any trouble in her quests to help customers. A lovely plaque was presented to Amanda who will no doubt display it with pride at her workplace.  A picture was not available at the time of publication.
 
Pride of Workmanship is an approved Rotary project instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills (Australia, District 9685).
 
The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts. Participating businesses promote the Pride of Workmanship theme of "Do it once - do it well" throughout their organization and nominate employees worthy of recognition, not only within the organization, but the wider community.
 
Another award will be made by the club shortly.
 

President Anna

President Anna reported on the seminar that she and Peter attended on the weekend, and in particular the new flexibility that clubs have in holding meetings; she mention a pop-up meeting at a market as one idea mentioned.
 
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library was mentioned along with the fact that some clubs are supporting the idea,  Rotary’s service partnership with The Dollywood Foundation’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides opportunities to collaborate in support of basic education by fostering a lifelong love of reading and learning from an early age.  Through this partnership, children receive access to age-appropriate reading materials to help establish a strong educational foundation early in life.  Read more here.
 

International Toast

Past District Governor (PDG) Alan Still proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Malé, in the Maldives.
 
Follow the link for more ...........
 
President's & other Reports Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Our refreshed website aims to show the public the depth and breadth of our Club and of the Rotary movement; to provide new members with learning opportunities – and to provide a single source of knowledge for everything to do with our Rotary Club of Caloundra.
 
At our meeting on 6 June, Les will present the website and demonstrate how you can take advantage of it.
 
Try your hand before the meeting, and bring your questions.  Optionally, bring your favourite device or laptop and an internet connection.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Changeover 2017 Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary on the Move Les Walsh 2017-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
 

Instructions:

Click in the box below ('Story Content"), then move to the end of what is already there.
Add your Name
Then type your story
It's easy!
 
 
My Rotary Story Trevor Gilliland 2017-05-26 14:00:00Z 0
Julianna chaired the meeting
The International Toast proposed by Alan was to RC Sucre.  One of two clubs in the capital of Bolivia, it was chartered in 1931 and has 42 members
A notable apology was from Merv who has had a foot operation and needs visitors as he is driving Anne mad
Makeups from Roger, Deborah and Genta who attended a social media workshop and may have mentioned Rotary
23rd May Meeting - Macular Degeneration Roger Todd 2017-05-26 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
They help get members involved in Rotary beyond their own clubs and national borders.
 
So in June, we observe Rotary Fellowships Month.

Members interested in vocational service, recreational activities, or visiting Rotarians around the world can connect through programs like Rotary Friendship Exchange,  help build twin-club relationships, or find service project partners.
 
 
June is Rotary Fellowships Month Les Walsh 2017-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
District Governor Alan Stephens & Sandy
along with
District Governor-Elect John Lane  & Bo
and their families
invite you to share the celebration of
their Changeover at a dinner and dance
to be held on
Saturday 1 July 2017
Kedron Wavell Services Club, Kittyhawk Room
Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside
 
Download Registration Form here
 
 
District Changeover Dinner invitation Les Walsh 2017-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
Pride of Workmanship is an approved Rotary project instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills (Australia, District 9680).

The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts.

Participating businesses promote the Pride of Workmanship theme of "Do it once- do it well" throughout their organization and nominate employees worthy of recognition, not only within the organization, but the wider community. Nominees of the Pride of Workmanship Program are presented with a trophy in recognition of their achievements.

Our meeting next Tuesday, will be led by our Vocational Services Director, Bernie Strong when our Pride of Workmanship Award/s will be presented.
 
Join us for breakfast and the presentation.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
Mooloolaba's much respected and loved member, PDG Bruce Johnston passed away peacefully last Saturday (20 May) at 6-30 pm.
 
Bruce joined the Rotary Club of Biloela in July 1959, Kawana Waters in February 1986 and then Mooloolaba in November 1995.
 
He served as District Governor RI District 255 in 1972-73.
 
Truly an outstanding Rotary “pedigree” and his presence, friendship, wise counsel & mentorship will be sadly missed.
 
Bruce's funeral took place today, Friday at 11 am. St Marks Anglican Church, Buderim.
Vale - PDG Bruce Johnston 2017-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
On behalf of the club, we extend our condolences to member, Arnaldo Mendes on the passing of his mother.
Condolences Les Walsh 2017-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
An African Safari - more than just a holiday… Les Walsh 2017-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
News about Our Foundation Les Walsh 2017-05-18 14:00:00Z 0
Did you miss these items? Les Walsh 2017-05-17 14:00:00Z 0
Learn more about the partnership between Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast here
What is RUSCCF? Les Walsh 2017-05-17 14:00:00Z 0
Due to an extreme lack  of interest - possibly we are too busy doing other stuff - the Trivia Night on 26 May has been cancelled.
 
If you have paid, Mark will give you a refund.
Trivia Night for Scholars & Dunces Les Walsh 2017-05-14 14:00:00Z 0
Merv's red face wasn't just about my camera settings.
 
The Joint Meeting is where all the Coast's Rotary Clubs meet socially, deliver the RUSCCF scholarships (that's Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund for the un-initiated) and importantly (remember this Merv) present our contribution for the year.
 
We would like to congratulate the Post Graduate researchers who received the $4,000 scholarships:
 
  • Luke Hawley, Kye McDonald and Ryan Newis.
These were the 49th, 50th and 51st scholarships awarded by RUSCCF
 
If you can understand what they are researching, well, they are just not trying hard enough.
 
Guest Speaker was Katie Toney, an ex USC student who gained her Bachelor of Communications in 2006 and was Alumnus of the Year for Regional Achivement in 2016.  Katie is currently an online news presenter for 7 News Queensland.
 
Read on for more
May 12th Joint Meeting at the University of the Sunshine Coast Roger Todd 2017-05-11 14:00:00Z 0
The ShelterBox Operations team have been monitoring the progress of Tropical Cyclone Donna as it slowly passes over parts of Vanuatu and heads towards New Caledonia. Damage reports are still coming in but it is likely that local authorities will be able to cope with the needs of those affected. We will continue to standby, ready to respond if needed, but 'Donna' serves as a reminder of just how vulnerable our Pacific neighbours are to natural disasters. Disaster preparedness is as important as disaster response and by sourcing and stockpiling aid at various locations around the globe, we are able to be prepared for the worst, whilst hoping for the best.
 
Long term supporters will have noticed how we have moved away from only deploying ShelterBoxes to spending more time assessing the situation and sending aid that is aligned to beneficiary needs.  In the latest ShelterBox eNews you will see that in some cases, boxes are still the best response (see Colombia), in others, such as Peru and Mozambique, it's a mixture of ShelterKits and other essential items, like solar lights and mosquito nets. Flexibility and adaptability are essential in modern-day disaster relief.
 
As we approach the end of the financial year, ShelterBox thanks you for your continued support and reminds you that all donations are tax-deductible. 
 
This month's quote comes from Anne Frank, “No one has ever become poor by giving”.
 
ShelterBox News Les Walsh 2017-05-11 14:00:00Z 0
As mentioned in the report of last week's meeting here, $6,000 is being donated to the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville's project to provide clean water for nine villages in India.
 
The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville is in the process of putting together a project to provide clean water for 9 villages in Andra Pradesh at a total cost of USD $52,000.  A Global grant application will be put together in the new Rotary Year, as most districts have already fully pledged this year’s District Designated Funds.  So the funds will be donated to The Rotary Foundation after 1 July for this project.
 
The club has just fully funded two global grant projects as part of WinS (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools).  In Odisha, where this project is being undertaken, no toilet facility exists for girls in 62% of the schools and so girls aren’t able to go to school after puberty.  Thru these two projects the club will be providing 58 schools with segregated toilet facilities with incinerators as well for safe disposal of sanitary pads.
 
This current Rotary year the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville has worked on Global Grant projects to the value of A$466k of which A$284k came from Our Foundation – The Rotary Foundation.   In addition the club has been involved in other DIK, District Grant and directly supported projects.
 
The Rotary Club of Caloundra is excited to be partnering with the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville in this new project.
Providing clean water for 9 villages in Andra Pradesh Les Walsh 2017-05-11 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
Make a secure donation to ShelterBox Australia online here
ShelterBox Les Walsh 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
DGE John  Lane has invited all those interested in building our Clubs and our Membership to the Club Development Seminar on 21 May 2017.

It will be held at St Columban's College from 09.00 to 12.30.

You are invited to register as per the attached flyer.
Club Development Seminar 21 May Les Walsh 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Our meeting on Tuesday, 9 May was well attended with Noel Begley chairing proceedings.
 

Guest Speaker

Council operates many waste management facilities across the Sunshine Coast that include resource recovery centres and recycling markets.

Council recovers goods and resources from the waste materials that are delivered to these centres.  This includes goods that can be sold for re-use, and construction materials such as steel and concrete that can be re-processed and recycled.  It also includes all other common recyclables that are collected in the yellow top bins (such as cardboard, paper, cans, etc.).

Sandie Johnson is the key spokesperson for the Sunshine Coast Council's recycling & waste management program and today she took us through her garbage!

Her presentation was enthralling and we learnt much about removing tops, glass bottles and jars without tops but not drinking glasses (because of the much higher temperature required), no takeaway coffee cups, rinse items if possible.  We also heard how the depot employs a plastic bag man - all day every day he picks the bags out of the garbage presented for recycling!

Technology is has developed and will continue to develop and that is why many of these rules are recommended.

A fascinating presentation on an everyday subject!

Guests

We welcomed Heidi's mother Lorraine from Germany, and Neville Woodforth from the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific who gave a quick plug for Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA).
 

President Anna

President Anna included the following topics in her presentation:
 
  • Club Development Day or Membership Seminar on 21 May - details here 
  • Chaplaincy Dinner
  • Plans to donate:
    • $6,000 to the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville's project to provide clean water for nine villages in India - read more about this
    • $2,000 to ShelterBox Australia
    • $1,000 each towards Chaplaincy in four local schools
  • Anna wished Anne a happy holiday as she will be away from 24 May for about a month

International Toast

Past District Governor (PDG) Alan Still proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of San José, Costa Rica.
 
Follow the link for more ...........
 
President's and other Reports Les Walsh 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Tips for effectively telling Rotary's Story Les Walsh 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE 18th MAY MEETING at 7pm
TO LEARN ABOUT Sunshine Coast COUNCIL COMMUNICATION TOOLS:
 
  • Council’s Co-ordinator Disaster Management will discuss disaster management arrangements, emergency communications, Disaster Hub etc.
  • Council’s Chief Information Officer will discuss the Council app, website info etc.
  • Council’s Co-ordinator of Business Performance Planning & Environment will discuss PD Online and Development Tools.
Golden Beach Progress Association Les Walsh 2017-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Trivia Night Les Walsh 2017-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Download ClubRunner's Mobile App Les Walsh 2017-05-04 14:00:00Z 0
Bargains at 70% or more OFF - and you're invited!! Les Walsh 2017-05-04 14:00:00Z 0

Council operates many waste management facilities across the Sunshine Coast that includes resource recovery centres and recycling markets. Council's aim is to:

  • provide convenient, customer-focused waste disposal for residents
  • help residents to participate in resource recovery for re-use and recycling
  • provide not-for-profit sales outlets for re-distributing recovered items.

Council recovers goods and resources from the waste materials that are delivered to these centres. This includes goods that can be sold for re-use, and construction materials such as steel and concrete that can be re-processed and recycled. It also includes all other common recyclables that are collected in the yellow top bins (such as cardboard, paper, cans, etc.).

Sandie Johnson is the key spokesperson for the Sunshine Coast Council's recycling & waste management program.

More information here.

Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
May has been full of news about the club's future Presidents.
 
Learn more about Peter & Bernie here.
 
 
   
Peter Davis
President 2017-18
 
Bernie Strong
President 2018-19
 
Learn more about our future Presidents Les Walsh 2017-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
It is important that the club does not rely on the services of one or two members to maintain the website or publish bulletins.

Several members volunteered to assist at our last meeting, but even more wanted more information.
 
Consequently, at our meeting on 1 August, Les will demonstrate the website and its capabilities.  
 
If you can send an email or type a letter, you will be able to compose and publish news items or web pages.  Tuition is available if you cannot wait until August!
 
New Website - volunteering etc Les Walsh 2017-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
Our meeting on Tuesday, 2 May heard Max Quirk's presentation on his experience at the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) - see some photos here and learn more about NYSF here.  Don't forget that Max has volunteered to help us so please remember to ask him!  He is an outstanding as well as an upstanding young man.
 

President Anna

President Anna included the following topics in her presentation:
 
  • Anzac Day - thanks to Mark and others for representing the club at various Anzac Day events
  • Rotaract's Movie Night - read all about it here
  • The Club Development Seminar on 21 May
  • Change of President Elect - see the story in last week's The Reel here
  • New President Nominee - Bernie Strong: read all about her in this week's The Reel

International Toast

Past District Governor (PDG) Alan Still proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Amman, Jordan.
 
Follow the link for more ...........
 
President's and Other Reports Les Walsh 2017-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
With the aid of global grants, Anja Nikolova is working toward her master’s degree in environmental management at Yale — specifically, the university’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and its Center for Business and the Environment.  This scholarship supports her long-term career goal of aligning environmental and economic benefits on a global scale.
 
Follow this link for more of this and other stories on Giving & Grants.
Rotary Scholar combines business and environment Les Walsh 2017-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
Today we welcomed Max Quirk, our candidate for this years National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.  Max had a glowing report from the two week forum and noted that the discussions on critical thinking had special relevance in this age of anti-science and fake news.  He had six lab visits and he was part of the Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing group.  One of the best aspects was “the people you meet” and he has made lifelong friends from the experience.
 
Max has a head start on some of our members
2 May Meeting - Max Quirk - NYSF Roger Todd 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Are you attending the University Dinner? Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Changeover 2017 Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Not too many businesses, service organisations, or individuals for that matter, can lay claim to 112 years of continuous service. History is littered with businesses and organisations that have come and gone within a much shorter timespan than 112 years.

So, in Rotary we should celebrate our longevity, and make sure we continue to build on the platform built by past Rotarians, in order that we can secure our future for at least another 112 years.

What was the world like 112 years ago, back in 1905 when Paul Harris and his mates got together for the first time in Chicago? Well for one thing it was ..........
 
Follow this link to download the May issue of Rotary on the Move.
 
This edition includes a number of interesting articles with a membership focus.
Rotary on the Move Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
CELEBRATE WITH US IN ATLANTA
 
JOIN THE THOUSANDS OF ROTARIANS WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR ROTARY'S BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!
 
There's still time to register for the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  You won't want to miss the centennial birthday party or the unforgettable host events.
There's still time to register for the Rotary Convention Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Polio: Health organisations call for final push to eradicate highly contagious disease Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Sunshine Coast presents a fun, family friendly movie night showing "A Dog's Purpose".  This event is being held to raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council, and all proceeds will be directly contributed to cancer research and prevention.

To find out what the movie is all about, check out the trailer here.

Tickets include nibbles. Beverages can be purchased at the cinema.
 
Book tickets at trybooking.com.au
Movie Night - 9th May Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
You've Probably Never Heard of Clem Renouf - But His Idea Changed The World Les Walsh 2017-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under May 2017 out now Les.Walsh.13782 2017-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Hot off the press - DG Alan's regular newsletter with the latest news, and DIK's Northern region news.  Make sure you follow the links to read these two newsletters.
 
  • District Governor's Newsletter for April - click here to download
  • Donations in Kind (DIK) April Newsletter- click here to download
District 9600 newsletters worth reading Les Walsh 2017-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Membership Minute: Promote your club with new Rotary resources Les Walsh 2017-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s calendar includes monthly Themes:
 
  • centred on one of Rotary’s six areas of focus*, and
  • other months focussing on Membership, The Rotary Foundation, Vocational Service, Youth Service and Rotary Fellowships.
So, the Theme for the month of May is “Youth Service Month”.
 
The link between Rotary and youth for many clubs (including our own) is amazing.  Clubs engage with Youth Programs through Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA), Rotaract, Interact, District Scholarships, Rotary International Youth Exchanges, Peer Support Programs in schools, Cure Kids, Life Education vans, Literacy Programs in schools, and many others.
 
Please follow the link to read more ...
May is Youth Service Month Les Walsh 2017-04-27 14:00:00Z 0
 
   
Chris Milligan 
President Elect
Peter Davis
   
We are sorry to note that - for personal/medical reasons - Chris Milligan has announced that he must withdraw from the role of President Elect.
 
The Board has agreed that Chris' health must take priority but it is pleased to advise that Peter Davis has been promoted from PN to President Elect and will take office a year earlier from 1 July next.  He will attend PETS (Presidents Elect Training Seminar) on 6-7 May.
 
President Anna said that the announcement will be a huge relief for Chris who will now be able to concentrate fully on his health and well being without any added pressure. 
 
Congratulations Peter on taking this step forward and best wishes for the new role.  It certainly demonstrates that the club is robust and strong enough to continue smoothly into the coming Rotary year under these circumstances.
 
At the time of going to press, we are seeking a new President Nominee to replace Peter.
New President Elect Les Walsh 2017-04-27 14:00:00Z 0
Mark Ward represented the club at the 2017 Anzac Day Parade at Caloundra State High School on 24 April.
 
It was the 102nd anniversary of the ceremony, Gilvear family decedents attended along with students of the school, and a WWII veteran whose father was WWI veteran.
 
 
 

 
Anzac Day Parade at Caloundra High Les Walsh 2017-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
Matt Veldhuis is an Agricultural Consultant who has moved to the Sunshine Coast, living in Little Mountain.  He is married to Monique.
 
Matt has been attending our meetings for a little while.  We were very pleased to induct him into our club on Tuesday and give him a very warm, great welcome!
 
He joins us from the Rotary Club of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.   He has had a lot of experience in Youth Service, especially Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
Welcome Matt!
Welcome our newest Member Les Walsh 2017-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
World Malaria Awareness Day is celebrated on the 30 April in Australia.
 
It is an important date on the RAM calendar and Rotarians are encouraged to raise awareness by some form of celebration.
 
This may be done by fundraising at District and Club level ensuring that all Rotary Members and Public are involved.
 
To get involved and for more information contact your Divisional RAM Chairperson.
 
“Malaria is a preventable and curable but life threatening disease. In 2015, 91 countries and areas had ongoing malaria transmission. The World Health Organisation reported that there were 212 million cases of malaria, and
429 000 deaths in 2015. 71% of all deaths, an estimated 303 000, were children under 5 years of age. Between 2010 and 2015, the malaria mortality rate among children under 5 fell by an estimated 35%, but malaria still claims the life of 1 child every 2 minutes…”
 
Donations can be made online here.  A tax receipt will be emailed to you. RAM gratefully welcomes all donations.
 
Follow the link to read more .....
Malaria Awareness Day Les Walsh 2017-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
We are this close Les Walsh 2017-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is for students passionate about science.  It has been operating for more than 30 years.  Rotary is the Founding Partner of NYSF and today the 21 local Rotary districts across Australia continue to conduct participant selections for the Year 12 Program on behalf of the NYSF.
 
The forum is conducted in Canberra (and Perth) each year.  The students are introduced to research and researchers and encouraged to achieve excellence in their undertakings by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills.
 
National Youth Science Forum is a 12-day experience held in Canberra in January of each year.  The mission of NYSF is to provide community minded and science-focused young Australians with an opportunity to network and develop insight into skills, careers and a lifetime of achievement in science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
 
Applicants come from Year 11 students, interviewed and sponsored by the student's local Rotary Club.  Twenty-four candidates from our Rotary District 9600 are selected each year. 
 

Max Quirk

Max was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Caloundra and is excited to share with us his NYSF experiences of last January on Tuesday 2 May.
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
Trivia Night for Scholars & Dunces Les Walsh 2017-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
 

Now, how do I login to the website?

There is a link to the new website at the top of 'The Reel', and also a link to the login help page.
 
You will find more information and instructions in this file that you can download now.
 
Members click on the “I Forgot My Password?” link from the login page to retrieve your login information.  
Simply enter your last name and email address.  
This article will teach you how to login and how to reset your password:
 

CHANGE YOUR USERNAME & PASSWORD

It is strongly recommended that you update your login information with a unique user name and password to further increase security measures.  
This article will teach you how to do this.
 

REVIEW & EDIT YOUR MEMBER PROFILE

Go to your Member Profile and edit, review and change any of the details that need changing.
In need, don't hesitate to call or email any queries.
 
 
Check your Member Profile Les Walsh 2017-04-21 14:00:00Z 0
Our meeting on Tuesday, 18 April heard Troy Derwin & Troy Davey's presentations on superannuation changes and the current market.  Click here to see the report on our website.
 

Possible new Interact Club

President Anna reported on her correspondence from Rose Overland who is a new student on the Sunshine Coast and who is anxious to start a new Interact Club.
 
The approach has been welcomed with delight and Anna plans to mdeet with Rose shortly.
 
Interact?
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.
 
Interact clubs organise at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.  Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
 
Find out here how serious leadership can be seriously fun.
 
Follow the link for more ...........
 
President's and other Reports Les Walsh 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
Your articles or news are welcome for 'The Reel'
 
You may add them directly to the website - for which instructions and tuition are available - or; if that is too difficult, contact Les Walsh for assistance.
 
The deadline each week is Noon on Thursday for publication on Friday.
 
Can't wait to hear from you!
 
 
Articles for 'The Reel' Les Walsh 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0

Troy Davey from Ord Minnett's Sunshine Coast office at Buderim gave us a very good presentation on the changes in the superannuation system occuring after 30 June and Troy Derwin presented the current market and  stock ideas.

The two Troys' presentations were of great interest to our members and well received.  They have written to us:

"Troy and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for allowing us to present to such a great group of people. We certainly got a very welcoming impression!
 
"Feel free to contact us in the future if you wish for us to talk again."
Newsworthy Superannuation Changes Les Walsh 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
Roger records our meetings in vivid colour and very diligently!
 
Have you seen them on the new website?
 
If not, try following this link.
 
Thanks Roger
Meeting photos Les Walsh 2017-04-20 14:00:00Z 0
Are you rostered for duty at our next Club Meeting?
 
Did you know that the roster is available on our website?
 
There is a link to the roster in this issue of 'The Reel' and you will also find a link on the website under 'Members'
 
All changes to the roster should be advised to the Editor please!
Meeting Roster Les Walsh 2017-04-17 14:00:00Z 0
No meeting on Anzac Day Les Walsh 2017-04-17 14:00:00Z 0
Cyclone Debbie Rotary Appeal Les Walsh 2017-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
Bruce Scott, our Rotary District's Disaster Management Coordinator reports as follows:
 
On Wednesday and Thursday (last) week, I had the opportunity to talk face to face on the ground with our three Rotary Clubs in Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach.  After viewing the damage first hand and hearing the concerns direct from local Rotarians, I was able to make an area assessment from a Rotary perspective.  Of greatest significance, no lives were lost in our region as a direct result of Cyclone Debbie.  It is assessed that about 500 homes in the area covered by our D9550 Rotary Clubs have been condemned and it will be sometime before insurance claim assessments will be known.  It is believed that most displaced families have now been accommodated with some still lacking bare essentials. As at mid week, there were still 1,500 homes without grid power.
 
The future is unclear but we all sense mental health will be a major concern for those who felt the full effects of Cyclone Debbie.
 
 
Read on for more information.
Cyclone Debbie Update Les Walsh 2017-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
 
 
It is important that the club does not rely on the services of one or two members to maintain the website or publish bulletins.
 
If you can send an email or type a letter, you will be able to compose and publish news items or web pages.  Tuition is available!
 
Add your name to the Volunteer Sheet at our meeting next Tuesday.
 
Volunteer to assist with the new Website and Bulletin Les Walsh 2017-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
Sponsorship advertising available Les Walsh 2017-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
There is a link to the new website at the top of this Reel.
 
However, the domain name has not changed - it is still www.rotaryclubcaloundra.com.au!
 
Once you access the website, in the top right hand corner is a label named 'Member Login'.
 
But, you say, how do I login?
 
Stay tuned - we hope to give you detailed instructions during the next few days!
Now, how do I login to the website? Les Walsh 2017-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
The Board has agreed to refresh our website through a site powered by ClubRunner.  A website that caters for both members’ needs as well as – importantly – the needs of the public and potential new members.
 
Apart from the look of the site, the website has not changed and you can find it in the usual way – there has been no change to the website address: www.rotaryclubcaloundra.com.au
 
The new website will take the place of the Blog as well as the old website.  The Blog will be archived but remain accessible through a link on our website.  We will progressively add the more important articles or pages from the Blog to the website.

Our aim is to show the public the depth and breadth of our Club and of the Rotary movement; to provide new members with learning opportunities – and to provide a single source of knowledge for everything to do with our Rotary Club of Caloundra.
Welcome to the new website for the Rotary Club of Caloundra Les Walsh 2017-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
‘The Reel’ is our new weekly eBulletin issued to all members (incl. Honorary), speakers, and friends of the club.
 
Of course is not really new, the name was attached to the club's weekly printed bulletin for many years and was also associated with postings on the blog until September 2013.
 
The Reel links the Rotary Club of Caloundra to the Surf Life Saving movement and specifically to the beaches of our area, particularly the Surf Life Saving Clubs at Metropolitan Caloundra, Ithaca - Caloundra City, and Dicky Beach.
 
Contributions are welcome by adding them directly to the website for which instructions and tuition are available; if that is too difficult, contact Les Walsh for assistance.
 
Surf Life Saving archives
  
Welcome to The Reel Les Walsh 2017-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
Our meeting last Tuesday, 11 April heard Emily Davies' presentation about Boomerang Bags - click here to see the report.
 

DGs Newsletters

President Anna announced that the District Governor's newsletters may be viewed at this link on the Rotary District 9600 website.
 

Lord of the Rings Trivia Night

The Rotaract Club of the Sunshine Coast is calling all hobbits, elves, dwarfs and humans for a fun trivia night about the ring to rule them all.

All proceeds will go towards Grow - supporting people with mental illness.

Raffles and Best Dressed Prizes up for grabs on the night !
 
On Thursday 25 May 2017 at Buderim Tavern, 81 Burnett Street, Buderim, Queensland 4556
 
 

International Toast

In his inimitable fashion, Past District Governor (PDG) and our member Alan Still OAM proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Pago Pago, American Samoa.  Alan found lots of information about the club but did not tell us that their website was out of date.


Visit to DIK

Genta reported that a trip to Donations in Kind (DIK) is planned for 3 June - by bus leaving the Salvation Army depot at 8am for a 9am - 3pm working bee.  DIK is an activity of Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited (RAWCS) and grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers.  This recycling and reuse program, focussing on health & education involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods.  More information
 

Seafood Dinner

Arnaldo reported that the Seafood Dinner held on 1 April returned a profit of $1,565 thanks to all who attended.
 

Pride of Workmanship Presentation

Bernie announced that a Pride of Workmanship presentation breakfast will be held on Tuesday 30 May
 

Meetings

Helen announced that there would be no meetings on ANZAC Day or on 16 May
 

RUSCCF Joint Meeting

The Annual Joint Meeting of the Rotary clubs of the Sunshine Coast at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) will be held at the USC on 10 May.  The Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund (RUSCCF) is a partnership advancing tertiary education opportunities.
 

The Muster is coming to the Sunshine Coast

Peter reported that Australian Rotary Health's Muster for Mental Health will be have 12 Tours to complete the journey around Australia visiting Rotary Clubs and Regional Towns & Cities to bring focus on the importance of sustaining Mental Health Research especially for young Australian and youth suicide.  Read more here
 
Peter also announced that the Free Coffee Day at Classic Expresso in Bulcock St made $1,400
President's and other Reports Les Walsh 2017-04-14 14:00:00Z 0

Troy Davey is a Financial Planner and Investment Adviser with Ord Minnett Sunshine Coast.

Troy commenced his professional career with the Ord Minnett Brisbane team in 2006 and moved to the Sunshine Coast office in 2009.

Troy holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance and Funds Management) and a Master of Business (Professional Accounting – Taxation). Troy has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and is an ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser Level 1. 

He will be informing us about the forthcoming Changes to the Superannuation System from 30 June

Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-04-14 14:00:00Z 0
Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.
 
Emily Davies told us how Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
 
Commenced in Burleigh Heads by co-founders, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer, Boomerang Bags neighbourhoods have grown steadily to number 203.  In May 2016 reach Caloundra 4551 when Lynne Baker established the local 4551 group.
 
400 bags later the group is going strong – even if you cannot sew, they will find a job for you or material or dollars can be donated.
 
Emily kindly made sure that every member present went home with a bag to use and advertise the 4551 group.  Some members were seen haggling to get a design better suited to their gender!
 
So one community, needle and thread at a time, start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use.
Contact Lynne Baker by email here.
Boomerang Bags at work in 4551 Les Walsh 2017-04-14 14:00:00Z 0
On March 28, Cyclone Debbie a category 4 cyclone devastated areas in South Queensland and as far south as Lismore - the communities are located in Rotary Districts 9550, 9570, 9600, 9630 and 9640.   District Governor Craig from Rotary District 9570 and District Governor Ida from Rotary District 9550 have set up an appeal to assist those in need following the aftermath of the cyclone.  
 
Please see below details below with links to the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) website for clubs or individuals wanting to make tax deductible donations.
 
Rotary Down under will also be sending out a newsletter with this information.
 
 
Rotary response to Cyclone Debbie Les Walsh 2017-03-30 13:00:00Z 0
April is Maternal and Child Health month Les Walsh 2017-03-27 13:00:00Z 0
​Fr Chukwudi Chinaka was inducted into membership of the Rotary Club of Caloundra at its meeting on Tuesday 14 March by our President Elect, Chris Milligan.
 
He has been a Rotarian for some time and comes to us from the Rotary Club of Ipswich following his transfer to the Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish, Caloundra.
 
Welcome Chukwudi!  We are looking forward to working in the community with you.
Welcome to our newest Member Les Walsh 2017-03-22 13:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday next 28 March, Marilyn Holness will be presenting to us the Rise Project of the Zonta Club of Caloundra. 
 
The Rise Project aims to work with the Sunshine Coast community, service providers, all levels of government and local business to build accommodation in the southern region of the Sunshine Coast for women and children affected by family violence. Zonta is adopting a collaborative approach to effectively raise community awareness and advocate for change in attitudes about family violence and the impact on the lives of all family members.
 
Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
 
Marilyn will be speaking to us at our Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday at the Oaks Oasis Resort, 2 North St, Caloundra. Come and join us at 6.30 for 7am. We finish promptly at 8am
 
@zontacaloundra
Next Tuesday's Meeting Les Walsh 2017-03-20 13:00:00Z 0
The trailer - purchased with grants - holds all the equipment 
The Caloundra Road Safety Education program is a joint effort of four Rotary clubs in the area – the Rotary Clubs of Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mountains, and Kawana Waters.
 
Students gather for the initial briefing
These Rotary Clubs present the RYDA* program to 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.

Over two days in February/March - with 42 Rotarians volunteering their time and energy - the Caloundra RSE program was presented to 360 students from the following high schools:
 
  • Chancellor State College
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • Caloundra City Private School 
  • Caloundra Christian College 
 
Car safety explained
360 students experience Rotary’s Road Safety Education course Les Walsh 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
March is Water & Sanitation Month Les Walsh 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
 

JOIN THE AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH JOURNEY AROUND AUSTRALIA WHILE ON THE ROAD FOR MENTAL HEALTH!

Have fun while you embark on a remarkable journey to help people with mental illness.

The Muster for Mental Health will be have 12 Tours to complete the journey around Australia visiting Rotary Clubs and Regional Towns & Cities to bring focus on the importance of sustaining Mental Health Research especially for young Australian and youth suicide.

Joining the ARH travelling tour will be made available on a “Hop On and Hop Off” basis for caravans, mobile homes and motor cars.

For much more information, go to the Muster website.
 
The Muster is coming to the Sunshine Coast Les Walsh 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
The District Conference is being held on 24-26 March right here at the Caloundra Events Centre.  
 
A District Conference is a great opportunity to learn about the internationality of Rotary and to meet many fellow Rotarians from throughout our Rotary District.
 
With no accommodation costs needed and no registration costs (unless you want to eat or attend the fabulous Saturday night Dinner & Dance), Caloundra Rotarians should take advantage of this opportunity and register en masse.
 
Our members are, of course, volunteering at the registration desk but we should all register on line and attend as a show of strength, sitting together for the Conference sessions, and enjoying the Saturday Night dinner together.
 
All the information you need is on the Rotary District 9600 website or you can simply follow the following links:
 
 
 
The Conference theme is "Empowering Rotarians To Serve Humanity".
 
The District Conference is next weekend Les Walsh 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
A fun-filled Trivia night at Unity College saw 10 Rotary clubs and 14 Caloundra Rotarians join forces to test their trivia retention in aid of Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC).

ROMAC is certainly a worthy recipient for the $11,000 raised.

This was the seventh year that the fundraiser has been held - this year won by the Rotary Club of Redcliffe after some slight handed dealing with the otherwise competent MC.  Humorous photos accompanied the questions, with some musical gems setting the background, and the camaraderie around each of the tables made it a great night.  The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific is to be congratulated for the organisation and planning behind the event.
 

 
$11,000 raised for ROMAC at Trivia Night Les 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
A word of thanks from Dannielle Bradford:
 
"I would like to pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Rotary Club of Caloundra. For the past week and a half I have been staying in Reed House Accommodation Centre in Nambour. The room I have been staying in had its equipment donated by this club. It has been such a help in a time where I have been unable to assist myself.
 
"As a Rotarian myself, I understand that projects like this can often be thankless and I just wanted to pass on my sincerest thank you on to your club for being part of this project."
Thank you from Dannielle 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
Shari Engelbrecht is the Asst. Service Mgr of Orange Sky Australia which is Australia's first mobile laundry for the homeless. Its mission is to provide a vehicle for conversations, volunteering and opportunities for our friends through a free mobile laundry for the homeless worldwide.

Shari will be speaking to us at our Breakfast Meeting next Tuesday at the Oaks Oasis Resort, 2 North St, Caloundra. Come and join us at 6.30 for 7am. We finish promptly at 8am
Next Tuesday's Meeting 2017-03-16 13:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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