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Oct 26, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
 
 
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Community Housing

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

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

Oct 31, 2017
 
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Oct 31, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
 

(Melbourne Cup Lunch)

Nov 07, 2017
 
 
 
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ShelterBox Australia

At this meeting we will hear a ShelterBox update from Brian Springer.
 
Brian is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak and is the ShelterBox District 9600 Representative.  He is CEO of Springers Solar.
 
Nov 14, 2017
 
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Nov 14, 2017
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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Nov 14, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
 
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Nov 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
Nov 20, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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Visit Sunshine Coast

Simon Latchford is Chief Executive Officer of Visit Sunshine Coast or Sunshine Coast Destination Limited, Board member of Sunshine Coast Major Events Board and Australian Convention Bureau.  He is a member of the Australian Institute Of Company Directors MAICD.
 
Over the past 15 years he has enjoyed playing lead roles influencing and developing positive outcomes and change at regional, State and National level, having operated both in the private and public sectors.

He has held senior positions in the marketing and strategic development of leading destinations such as the Whitsundays, regional Victoria and formerly as the group marketing and destination development manager for Margaret River Tourism in Western Australia.

In March 2017, the Sunshine Coast saw two significant milestones achieved delivering best international visitation figures on record for region and set an all time domestic visitation record.  June 2017 saw another all time domestic visitation record achieved for the quarter.
Nov 21, 2017
 
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Nov 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
 
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Caloundra Smart Centre - 63 Bulcock St, Caloundra

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 28, 2017
 
 
 
 
AGM

AGM & Elections

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

& ELECTIONS

The club's AGM and Elections is coming up on 5 December.
 
Nominations are being called for the following positions:
 
  • President 2019-20
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Directors (5)
The Agenda for the AGM is:
 
  • Financial Report for 2016-17
  • Auditor's Report for 2016-17
  • Adoption of the Audited Statements
  • Appointment of Auditor for 2017-18
  • Election of Officers
 
Dec 05, 2017
 
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Planning Ahead

Libby worked as a teacher, adult educator and curriculum developer for 35 years in the state and private education systems, as well as a stint of teaching in Hong Kong. She moved from Townsville to the Sunshine Coast three years ago and trained as a peer educator with *COTA in 2016.  Libby has presented a range of peer education sessions, including Making the Most of Consumer Directed Care, Your Well Being Your Plan, Switched on Seniors and Planning Ahead Enduring Powers of Attorney, to various groups on the Coast during the last two years and is passionate about sharing information and ideas that promote and assist quality ageing for all of us.
 
She also volunteers with Riding for the Disabled and is a volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor.
 
When not busy with volunteer work, Libby enjoys spending time with her grandkids, body surfing and reading.
 
*COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland is a statewide not for profit organisation advancing the rights, needs and futures of people as we age.
 
It strives to influence government legislation and policies and help shape community attitudes towards ageing and older people.
 
COTA helps foster social change by providing leadership and expert advice on ageing issues, working with other peak agencies and Councils on Ageing across Australia an sister organisations around the world.
Dec 12, 2017
 
 
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Dec 16, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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The Great Christmas Present Steal

Dec 19, 2017
 
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Dec 19, 2017
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
 
 
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Dec 27, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
 
 
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Jan 09, 2018
 

Rotary Youth Exchange student Jess Keenan

Join us for the first of our regular meetings in 2018 on Tuesday 16 January.  
We have been in recess, so it will be a slow start to what promises to be a great second-half in our President Peter's year.  Some have been fishing, surfing, cruising, walking, celebrating and perhaps even recuperating.  You never know what we will discover as we commence another year of service and fellowship.
As a special treat, Julianna's daughter Jess will be joining us together with her French tutor.  On 19 January, Jess is heading to France on a year-long Rotary Youth Exchange.  So come along on Tuesday to hear Jess tell us all about the exchange and what she is looking forward to.
 
Jan 16, 2018
 
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Jan 17, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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Visiting other clubs - so no meeting at The Oaks

Our meeting which normally would have been on Tuesday 23 January has been given wheels enabling all of us to be mobile!
 
The suggestion is that - rather than turn up at Oaks (where there will be nobody!) - groups of three to four of our members visit other Rotary clubs in our vicinity, take notes (things we would benefit from or should avoid) and report back to our meeting on 30 January.  
 
Your choice of  Rotary clubs and member groupings is attached or proceed to this page.
Jan 23, 2018
 
Jan 24, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
 
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E Meetings and The Four Way Test

Michelle Lightworker is a member of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace and has prepared a documentary on the Four Way Test.

Michelle is an Enlightenment Activist and Executive Producer of FiveD.TV. She is collaborating creatively on a multitude of projects to encourage peace and unity on the planet. Humanitarian TV/Radio Host, Film Producer, Author of 10 books, editor of Lightworker Magazine & creator of the Lightworker Practitioner Training, Michelle role models and encourages illuminated leadership of the highest vibrations. Michelle is the Director of the not-for-profit organisation Lightworker Foundation Ltd aimed at Elevating Enlightened Enterprises.

Michelle worked as a Clinical Holistic Counsellor in private practice specialising in multi-addictions & trauma recovery, from 2001-2007 prior to expanding into Enlightenment Education and Activism.

More information about Michelle here

Jan 30, 2018
 
Feb 02, 2018 6:30 PM
 
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Interplast

Rae Guyder is a member of the Rotary Club of Bribie Island and is the Rotary District 9600 Chair for Interplast.

Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Interplast does this in partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs. Its mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ and Interplast does this through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.

Interplast is a fully accredited NGO with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), registered by the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission and is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.

Feb 06, 2018
 
Feb 06, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
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Japan - Our Travels and cruising around Japan

Club members will be travelling to Japan in April for the 50th year celebrations of sister club, Komaki.  Les's walk will wet our appetite for this

opportunity and provide answers to some of our questions.

Feb 13, 2018
 
Feb 15, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Feb 20, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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Women's Bio Toilets in Urban Slums in Bhubaneswar

The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville is a small but extremely enthusiastic and active band of like-minded Rotarians, providing service and goodwill to its community and to the World.

The club is proud that through the leadership of International Director and Rotary Foundation Director, Mr Haran Ramachandran, it has established strong, close relationships with service oriented organisations within its community, who have supported the club's International objectives.

Feb 20, 2018 7:00 AM
 
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Feb 26, 2018 10:45 AM
 
Feb 26, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 

The Yowie

PP Anna has vouched for John.  This will be a very different talk.  What do you currently know about the Yowie?  Nothing I reply.  Well come along and get informed.

The yowie is Australia’s very own Bigfoot. They are reputed to live in the wilderness and witnesses claim to have seen them in all states and territories on the Australian mainland.

Ipswich, west of Brisbane, is right now considered a yowie hotspot among researchers.

Yowies go by a few names in various regions — puttikan, yahoo and tjangara among them — and tales of their existence have long featured in Aboriginal stories and oral histories.

The first so-called interaction between a yowie and a white man was thought to be in 1882, involving amateur naturalist Henry James McCooey somewhere between Ulladulla and Bateman’s Bay on the NSW coast.

But you’re more likely to encounter a yowie in the form of the chocolate bar that shares its name.

Yowies, like the Abominable Snowman, are overwhelmingly considered the stuff of legend, perhaps even an endearing part of Australian folklore. Alleged sightings have been deemed misidentification or pure hoax.

 

Feb 27, 2018
 
 
Feb 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
 
Mar 01, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
 
 
Mar 02, 2018 5:00 PM
 
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Mar 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
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Mar 06, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
 
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Vocational Visit

Mar 06, 2018 7:00 AM
 
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Our Cluster's Care Garden Project

The Rotary Clubs of Sunshine Coast South - in partnership with IFYS Foster Care - are developing and building a therapeutic environment in the form of a garden and play area for young people living in their care.  See the Design Concept here

Vicky Meyer is the Business Engagement Leader with Integrated Family & Youth Services( IFYS), a Non-Government Organisation that has been servicing Queensland communities for nearly 40 years.  Prior to Vicky working in the community sector, she worked for Queensland Government in a range of roles across Child Safety, Youth Justice, Housing and Disability Services.  Vicky is passionate about client outcomes and has a particular interest in supporting the career aspirations of children in care.
Mar 13, 2018
 
Mar 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
 
 
 
 
Mar 19, 2018 7:00 PM
 
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Marketing Caloundra's Queensland Air Museum

The Queensland Air Museum is a not-for-profit community owned aviation museum located at Caloundra Airport.  Its mission is to collect and preserve all aspects of aviation heritage with an emphasis on Australia and Queensland.  The museum has the largest collection of historical aircraft in Queensland and it also has a large collection of aircraft engines, equipment, artifacts, photographs and books.

Geoff Smith is the Marketing and Promotions Manager of the Queensland Air Museum and has been for the last four years.  He is retired, living in Pelican Waters/Golden Beach for the past 18 years after a career in finance.  He has previously been involved with both Rotary and Lions.  Geoff is married to Patsy and has two children and three grandchildren.  His interests are travel, badminton and, of course, QAM.

Mar 20, 2018
 
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Mar 21, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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Mar 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Mar 24, 2018 – Mar 25, 2018
 
Mar 24, 2018 – Mar 25, 2018
 
Mar 24, 2018
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 

Stand Easy

"Stand Easy!" is a command to soldiers standing at ease that they may relax further easy.

Doesn't quite fit the context of our meeting but we - intentionally - do not have a speaker booked.  Nor is it a "Club Assembly".

Come prepared for fellowship while we stand easy for an hour!

Mar 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
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Equine Therapy

Horses are sentient beings that have a connection with people that goes back through the centuries.  They are non-judgemental and have no expectations or hidden agendas.  A horse operates in the here and now and responds immediately and honestly to what is happening in its environment, and is expert in reading non-verbal signals and body-language.
 
It is these qualities that make them so valuable in the therapy programme.  Unlike other animals, they mirror human emotions, intent and body language, expose incongruencies that may arise, and provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning.
 
Helen Sorensen, Owner of Equine Alliance will be presenting to us on Tuesday 3 April.  Come and learn more about Equine Therapy from Helen.
Apr 03, 2018
 
Apr 03, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
 
 
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The first Australian firm to receive a licence to grow and produce legal canabis

Medifarm is the first Australian company to be licensed to cultivate and manufacture medicinal marijuana.   Medifarm has an exclusive international intellectual property partnership with Israeli based company, Tikun Olam, which pioneered world production 12 years ago.  Medifarm set the Australian standard in cultivation and manufacture of medical cannabis supported by evidence based clinical research.
 
Tikun Olam has provided the mother stock for Medifarm's medicinal marijuana plants.  In February, Medifarm was "hoping to have local production out the farm gate within the next three to four months" from a secure facility in a secret location on the Sunshine Coast.
 
Adam Benjamin will be our Guest Speaker on Tuesday, 10 April.
 
Medifarm founder Adam Benjamin at the construction site of the company's growing headquarters. ABC News: Jonathan Hair
Apr 10, 2018
 
Apr 10, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
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What we learned of science and about ourselves at NYSF

The National Youth Science Forum has been operating for over 30 years and its aim is to encourage young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists, engineers and mathematics experts supporting a sustainable future for our nation.  Students moving into Year 12 who wish to follow careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are introduced to research and researchers and encouraged to achieve excellence in their undertakings by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills.

Apr 17, 2018
 
Apr 19, 2018 6:30 PM
 
 
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Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018
 

Meeting transferred to District Conference

Apr 24, 2018