Guest Speaker was Stuart Coward
Stuart works for STEPS and is a candidate for the LNP at the upcoming State Election
Chair Mark welcomed our new 20/21 President James
Good to see Ann here, and Stewart was welcomed
an apology from Judy noted
Hi to the Zoomers
Mark's three minutes on Rotary
Was a six minute movie  about Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve.
See the 25 min version here
This is not James' first run at being a Rotary President, and he gave a rundown of his previous attempts at RC East Sydney in 83/84 and first ever President at Double Bay in 05/06.  He remembers the vote to admit women at East Sydney including three threats to resign - one did too, but not one he expected.  Apparently he got strong armed to do Double Bay.  He was later encouraged by Darryl to do a better job this time.
  • James thanked the Club for the privilege, and acknowledged PP Bernie and Ron currently in Dalby

  • Thanks to Merv & Pam for their work on the RUSCCF function

  • Changeover - Sat 18th - Hi Everyone, Sorry to be a pest but need to know numbers for changeover so that I can let Oaks have a bit of a heads up to help them with staffing numbers etc. Please do not forget to let Sue know when you RSVP if you have any special dietary requirements. Thanks Deb

  • No meeting next Tuesday

  • 100 Years Rotary Aus/NZ

  • Board meting next Mon 3PM please advise Sue of anything you wish to discuss for the Agenda by Friday afternoon
  • District Training at Surfair

William Arthur Ward " Opportunities are like sunsets - if you wait too long, you will miss them"
Trevor introduced Stuart -
The things you know - LNP candidate, ex Caloundra High student
The things you don't know - Management role at Hyatt Coolum, started Imperial Hospitality Training, STEPS CEO for 16 years, Chamber of Commerce, NDIS
Stuart thanked Trevor for delivering his talk for him, but then felt compelled to elaborate on a few points
Stuart's brochure talks about the LNP's five key policies - click to enlarge
We got a full rundown of the past, present and future
Born in Tasmania, but a local resident for 40 years. one of six children.  With wife Jacqueline they have three children, one into medical science, a nurse and one still in high school.  They are 36 around the Christmas tree.  His first job was at the Golden Dragon, but also worked at the restaurant at Gemimi Towers, and the Caloundra Fruit Barn.  In 1988 he began in food & beverage at the Hyatt but moved into management. After six months in Europe in 1992, he set up Imperial Hospality, a staff training facility to fill the gap he say at the Hyatt, with a $6,000 inheritance. He has had a number of businesses from employment agency to 120 seat restaurant.  He has been involved with the Sister City Association and made contacts in China, Japan, Finland and UK. He joined the LNP,  ran STEPS, and had a run for Council.
STEPS helps new migrants, indigenous and the disadvantaged.  The initial Queensland model went national,  He has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce.  He saw Mark McArdle's resignation as an opportunity. But although money will be tight, there is work to do - congestion (they laughed when Joan Sheldon's government four-laned Caloundra Road) The southern access to Aura needs fast tracking, public transport, bush-fire adaption and resilience, new Bradfield scheme (SSC water restrictions in six years) Galilee Basin. He wants to build the party and utilize his skills to serve.  There is a $58k cap on his election campaign, whereas Labor has $2.2m.
Jazz night on 22 July to help fund campaign - needs volunteers
There were a few questions, including Roger asking if it was a good time to be talking about burning the seven billion tonnes of coal in the Galilee Basin. That's 20b tonnes of CO2 which would be emitted, and into an atmosphere where it's measured in parts per million.  Stewart said to wait for future announcements.  It was clear from talking to him that he understands the science around climate change, the need to reduce emissions, and the opportunities around clean energy.
Mark thanked Stuart, and noted that past member Shelly Nolan, then Director of Nursing at Caloundra Hospital, was one of the Queenslanders helping out in Melbourne
No Sergeant today

Wendy Gilson

Assistant Governor Sunshine South

Just a few points that you need to be aware of, that came out of the District meeting last night.

Exchange Rate as at 1st July 1.46 (when paying RI Dues)

District interested to know will clubs have money to support RYLA & RYPEN in the second half of the year? Could you please let me know.

District Club Runner to go live in a few days.

Neil will have zoom meetings for Presidents, AGs and anyone else who is interested on the last Friday of every month, Presidents will receive an invitation.

25th Jul is the District Assembly at Surf Air 8.30am – 3.15pm limited places, members intending to go need to book.

8th November Foundation Seminar details to be advised.

Kind Regards