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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
 
Apr 27, 2018 6:30 PM
 
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Apr 28, 2018
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 
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Apr 29, 2018
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
 

No speaker

"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!

May 01, 2018 7:00 AM
 

 
May 08, 2018
 
 
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May 10, 2018
10:15 AM – 1:00 PM
 
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May 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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May 14, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
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MIFQ - Mental Illness Fellowship Qld

The Mental Illness Fellowship - MIFQ - has been committed to providing a personalised response to the needs of people living with mental illness since 1985.  It provides recovery-orientated support that promotes personal growth.
 
MIFQ promotes the belief that recovery and meaningful outcomes are possible for everyone.  It believes that recovery is an individual process and that MIFQ's role is to provide people with opportunities, information and resources that will assist them to live the life of their choice in their community.
 
MIFQ can walk alongside people during their time with us and create an environment that supports the development of their skills so that they can grow to become fuller and richer people.
Melissa Bragg is the Fundraising Manager for MIFQ and she will be presenting to us on Tuesday morning 15 May.  She is also the Direct Marketing Manager of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.  Prior to MIFQ, Melissa was acting Group Manager, Fundraising & Development for UnitingCare Health in 2015-16.
 
DON'T FORGET TO WEAR YOUR TIARA!
May 15, 2018 7:00 AM
 
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May 16, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
 
May 19, 2018
8:45 AM – 12:15 PM
 

Meeting transferred

Our meeting on 22 May has been transferred

so you can attend the Annual Joint Meeting of the RUSCCF

where this year's scholarships will be presented and you will hear a great speaker

 
Register here
May 22, 2018
 
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May 23, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
 
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May 26, 2018 – May 27, 2018
 
 
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The challenges and rewards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr John Arvier is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in maxillofacial trauma. He has more than 28 years experience in specialist oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, with a private practice at the Wesley with branches in the suburbs as well as in Mackay and Rockhampton.

Dr Arvier is also a Visiting Medical Officer at Ipswich Hospital and a consultant member of the Queensland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program. He completed his dental undergraduate training at the University of Queensland, with subsequent post-graduate surgical training at King’s College Hospital in London, and Royal Adelaide Hospital & Adelaide University.

He is a former chairman of the Overseas Aid Committee of ANZAOMS, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has made 30 separate visits to Bangladesh, Cambodia and New Guinea, where ANZAOMS has established formal training programs in his specialty. Dr Arvier has treated many patients brought to The Wesley Hospital for surgical procedures not available in their home countries.

Dr Arvier has achieved a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Qld), Master of Science (Oral Surgery) (London), and MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) (Adel), and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International (FADI), and the International College of Dentists (FICD). He was awarded an OAM for services to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006.​

May 29, 2018
 
May 29, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 
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May 31, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
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Gifted Kids Book Series

Giftedness is 24/7.  It cannot be turned off.  It can’t happen only between 9am-11am on Tuesdays.  What if you were gifted and there was nobody like you?  Would you want to stand out like a bright star against a velvety night sky? Or would you choose to hide by camouflaging your abilities?

Gloria van Donge has written a series of books about a family of five gifted cheetah cubs is designed to provide a few snapshots of the world of the gifted and talented child.

While written and illustrated on a child’s level, they also help adults become aware of some of the issues a gifted child could face.

Jun 05, 2018
 
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Jun 11, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 

No speaker

An opportunity to discuss projects & fundraising
Jun 12, 2018
 
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Jun 17, 2018 12:00 PM
 
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Caloundra Film Festival

Murray started the Caloundra Film Festival in 2013. With the support of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Screen Queensland and other partners it has grown significantly. It runs over multiple locations over a 10 day period and includes a Features Programme, a Pop-up Cinema, a Student Showcase and this year a large open air opening night screening.
 
He has also had two productions for film and television produced: Stranded and Ella with writing and production credits for both. Scripts and small screen shows in active development. Producing a local documentary, Caloundra Goes to the Movies.

Jun 19, 2018
 
Jun 22, 2018 6:30 PM
 
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Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
 

Deborah Taylor - Mark Ward

An opportunity to discuss our finances

Jun 26, 2018
 
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Jun 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
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The Rotary Foundation

Darryl Iseppi will be District Governor for the 2019-20 Rotary year.  He will be joining us on 3 July as District Governor Elect.

Currently he is District Rotary Foundation Chair for 2016-19 overseeing fundraising and grant activities for The Foundation in our District.  An important ;part of that role is educating clubs and club members on the importance of supporting Our Foundation and how it works.

Darryl is a member of the Rotary Club of New Farm.  He was born in Toowoomba in 1963. Growing up on his parent’s farm on the Darling Downs between Bowenville and Jondaryan he experienced a variety of farming and the vagaries of Farm Life. Having attended Bowenville State School, then Dalby State High School travelling almost 3 hours every day for school, he moved to the big smoke of Brisbane to study Medicine living in Union College at St Lucia. Changing studies in 1982 he completed his Bachelor of Commerce whilst working full time for Arthur Andersen & Co. This work saw him travel across Australia and to Goroka and Mount Hagan in PNG. He also became a Registered Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant, Registered Company Auditor, Quality Control Auditor, Registered Trainer, Registered Tax Agent, his employer’s leading fraud investigator, and Superannuation Specialist. He was also the first to bring computer aided auditing to his employer.

In 1985 after years involved in various youth movements and science activities Darryl joined the Rotaract Club of Aspley which he remained a member of until he joined the Rotary Club of Aspley on 14 June 1990. Darryl was ...

Read more about Darryl here.

Jul 03, 2018
 
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Jul 07, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
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Jul 07, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 
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Jul 08, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
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Jul 09, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 

No meeting re Changeover

Jul 10, 2018
 

Finance & Meetings - Part 2

Jul 17, 2018