Thanks for the write-up Mark and Irish for the photos
Trevor G was in the chair and welcomed our guests; DG Neil Black, AG Wendy Gilson and prospective members John and Don
President James also welcomed our guests and a special welcome back to Merv.
His international toast was to RC of Gizo in Solomon Islands due to our connection with our past projects with special mention to our last visit in 2015-16 which was part of a Global Grant with a Project Value of $57k. The Gizo club meets in bare feet at PT109 restaurant (yes that’s USA Patrol Boat No 109 which had a very auspicious crew member - future President John F Kennedy)
Quote of the week was from Helen Keller: A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
There will be a hurricane board meeting following our meeting. Reminder of AGM on 8 December and we need nominations for positions
Mention of 100 years of Rotary in Aust & NZ, District Conference in Kingaroy 26-28 March (see Brouchure) and also the DG’s raffle.
Consideration of having partners join our club.
Stuart had an Advertorial for Steps Autism Christmas Party at Kawana Sports Precinct starting at 9am on 6 December; please consider volunteering
Pam advised our Club’s Christmas Party is at her place on 18 December and in lieu of a Secret Santa please being a gift for a child (with a label for gender & age) and James will distribute to needy families.
Darryl reported on the Golf Day on 19 March 2021 and we need sponsorship of holes.
Kath reported that Adrian has applied for RYDA and Amelia has registered for NYSF.
DG Neil was introduced by Mark after some background info on his work career including farming @ Kingaroy, oil rigs beyond our shores, a local cleaning business which expanded state-wide and also manager of Pioneer Lodge Motel in Kingaroy.
Neil has thoroughly enjoyed his Rotary service since joining and regrets not joining earlier.
Rotary has been through difficult times with COVID and Zoom has kept Club’s together and also made Rotarians more technologically advanced.
COVID has also meant we have had to think of different ways to raise money.
This year’s RI theme of 3 doors opens opportunities represents Rotaract – Rotary – Probus.
We should make sure new members fit in and they need to be willing to do good in the world.
Lets be nice to each other and have fun at Rotary.
Re-districting to 9620 is underway and striving to have a district that is the best of both current districts and we also have to consider our Island Clubs. PDG Wendy will lead the new district. Clusters will be larger with 10-11 clubs and each cluster will have an international club.
Membership goal is to have net growth of at least 1 member; so lets not go backwards.
District has a new website which is on Club Runner.
Conducting a raffle with profits to Youth suicide prevention in Sth Burnett region where suicide it is a major problem.
The 100 years of Rotary in Aust & NZ will have an Outdoor Celebration with a Fun Day on 17/4/21 at Kelvin Grove.
Clubs now have a lot of flexibility on how to have meetings and on being a member.
Sargent Ian was downgraded to Corporal since Merv was in the room, some thought it should be to Lance-Corporal with just the one stripe.
This had the effect of keeping all his sources secret and not mentioning the culprits by name. So we will never know who the lawyer was that copped a speeding fine or the travel agent who found a new beer with 6% alcohol, the things people do when their team is beaten by the Puma’s. 
And your scribe missed any other dirt as he had to pay for Breakfast.
Trevor signed off Next Week’s roster: Mark in the chair; Alan on the desk and Intro by Judy.  (and why are we In the chair but On the desk; sounds like in a movie but on TV; and I’m still waiting on how they make baby oil….is it from babies)
Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund
Advancing  tertiary education opportunities through a partnership between the combined
           Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast & the University of the Sunshine Coast
Presidents, Secretaries and Committee Members,
Notice is hereby given that the next Committee meeting will be held on Friday 20th November 2020
5.30 for 5.45 pm in the Board Room at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club – Brisbane Road & Kapala Street
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Please note that the next committee meeting of the RUSCCF will be held in the Committee room of the Mooloolaba Bowls Club on the corner of Brisbane Road and Kapala Street Mooloolaba.
To find committee room, enter front door of Bowls Club, turn right and go through the dining room and through the function room, the committee room is at the back behind the shop. If all else fails please ring me 0437 747 462
Kind Regards
Wendy Gilson