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Next Tuesday's Meeting
Mar 19, 2019
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
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Our Annual Charity Golf Day is TODAY - Friday
See you there!
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition
The Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition is open now and closes on 3 May.
Time is running out - encourage your children and grandchildren to take their photos and enter.
Full details at:
District Conference 2019
Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education

We are again looking for volunteers to help setup and assist in the running of another successful RYDA day preparing our young people for life on the roads. 

Separate invitation emails have been emailed on which you may register your attendance or apologise if you cannot help; you may also register direct at the below links.


To be clear, we need you please to volunteer for all days that you are free to assist - especially on 27 March when we also have our regular BBQ at Bunnings. 


26 March



Register for Setup

27 MarchWednesday8am-2pmRegister for WednesdaySt Columban's Caboolture

1 April



Register for Setup

2 AprilTuesday8am-2pmRegister for TuesdayChancellor College

3 April



Register for Wednesday

Pacific Lutheran

Caloundra City Private

Caloundra Christian College

What is a Satellite Club?
Satellite clubs began as a Rotary International Pilot Program three years ago.  The Rotary Club of Boulder was the first to create a satellite club, and it was so successful that Rotary leadership agreed to allow other Rotary Clubs the same opportunity.  Provisions for a Satellite club have been included in the 2016 constitution and bylaws for Rotary clubs, and have been included in the drafting of our new Constitution and Regulations - building in future flexibility for our club.
A satellite club meets at an alternate time and location – typically chosen to appeal to young professionals who may not be able to take time during the work day for Rotary meetings.  The satellite club members are full Rotarians, inducted into the sponsoring club.  However, the alternate times and potentially lower dues allows more young professionals and others to join Rotary.  Membership is not exclusively for young people.
Members are welcome to attend either the sponsoring club or the satellite - anytime.  Some clubs also hold a 'co-meeting' once a month during happy hour when all members of both groups are invited to mingle and meet.  The satellite club may take on some of their own projects in addition to supporting the sponsoring club through committee membership, service, etc.

How do we get started?

Like most Rotary projects, the most important thing to set up a satellite like this is a champion who can spearhead the creation of the satellite. They will recruit others, decide on meeting times, and get the meetings going.  Do you know someone who might be interested?  If so, let Chris Rees know.

Can this really work?

Absolutely!  A satellite to a Rotary Club does not in any way alter or go against a club's charter or its statutory documents, it simply creates an opportunity for young professionals (and other potential members) with less flexible work schedules to be active members of the sponsoring club.
Learn more
Club Brochure 2019
Volunteer for our next BBQ at Bunnings
Our next BBQ is being held at Bunnings on Wednesday 27 March - we also have RYDA that day.
If you can assist please register at this link - obviously the more that can help the better!
Our Last Meeting

Mark Leckenby - Smart Grid Energy

Mark brought in some battery backup in case Oaks couldn't produce enough power.  Turns out the case was a demo only, with the lithium batteries and inverter a bit too heavy to carry in.
Bernie was chair and also delivered the President's address.  The major topic was, of course, our Golf Day this coming Friday and a call for "all hands on deck" (even though we are dressing up as surfies not pirates)
For more detail about the meeting click the 'read more' button.
New Zealand Australia Rotary Conference
An update on providing Bio Toilets in Bhubaneswar slums
Caloundra Rotary - in conjunction with a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation and other clubs & districts in Australia and India - is involved in a US$31,500  project to provide 40 bio toilets in 10 urban slums; originally 20 slums were to be targeted but the reduced number will provide greater effectiveness. 
Haran Ramachandran of the Rotary Club of Hills-Kellyville, NSW reports:
Rotary International President Elect, Mark Maloney handed over the first of the 10 slums to receive the bio-toilets on 20 February.  The project will be completed by the end of this month with all 10 slums being provided with safe, clean bio-toilets.
Thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Caloundra for your support for this project.  Without your request and support, we could not have achieved this. THANK YOU.
Please find attached some photos of taken during the official visit to Rotary District 3262 by RIPE Mark who said “ I’d like to thank you for sharing the eye surgery project at Rotary Royal Eye Hospital as well as the bio-toilet project.”
Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha.  It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India.  Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a "Temple City of India".
But ..... there are 338 unauthorised slums in Bhubaneswar  - many households do not have toilets and a few who have sanitary toilets have no drainage, water and maintenance facilities!!
March is Water & Sanitation month
The Object of Rotary
Upcoming Events
Annual Charity Golf Day
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Mar 15, 2019
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
International Dinner
Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club
Mar 21, 2019 6:30 PM
District Conference
Grand Chancellor Hotel & Events Centre
Mar 22, 2019 – Mar 24, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Megyn Carpenter
March 2
Iain Nye
March 3
Deb Taylor
March 6
Merv Paddison
March 11
Ana Carolina Seuanez de Clouett
March 25
Spouse Birthdays
Patrick Cleary
March 20
Anne Boland
Pat Boland
March 17
Darryl Laing
Shirley Laing
March 27
Join Date
Arnaldo Mendes
March 1, 1993
26 years
James Condon
March 1, 1972
47 years
Anna Wheildon
March 3, 2014
5 years
Ian Belcher
March 7, 1994
25 years
Ron Strong
March 14, 2001
18 years