Next Tuesday's Meeting
Oct 16, 2018
St Vincent de Paul and Our Lady of Good Counsel Charity - Golf Day 2019 Recipients

Peter and Jackie from our selected charity 2019 Golf Day recipients, St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) and Our Lady of Good Counsel will talk about their mission and the charity work they do providing educational supplies for needy local children.



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64th Charter Anniversary
64th Charter Anniversary
On this day 12 October 1954 …. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).  Famous people born on this day include Tom Blomberg and Linval Thompson.  In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits.  Lease of Life, directed by Charles Frend, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954 while Not as a Stranger by Morton Thompson was one of the best selling books.  On TV people were watching Toi et moi. 
64th Charter Anniversary
The Provisional Rotary Club of Caloundra held its initial meeting at Caloundra House on 2 September 1954.  The club was officially chartered on 12 October 1954, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nambour with 21 Charter Members.
Charter President, Ben Bennett ensured the club's early stability and later continuing success.
The first Ladies' Night was held on 25 November 1954 but it was not until 1999 that the club opened its doors to women members, and in 2002 the club installed its first female President. 
The formation of the club was celebrated at its Charter Night on 19 March 1955 in Caloundra's Glideaway Hall - an a[ppropriate start for an enthusiastic and lusty infant Rotary Club.
The first new members were inducted on 9 June 1955.
The club now has around 40 members (40% of whom are female).
For an account of the club's early history, follow this link.

The Reel

9 October
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Upcoming Events
Charter Anniversary
Oct 12, 2018
RYDA - Setup : Monday
Corbould Park Racecourse
Oct 15, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RYDA - Day 1 : Tuesday
Corbould Park Racecourse
Oct 16, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
Peter Davis
October 28, 2015
3 years
Planning to attend our Melbourne Cup lunch.
We are seeking volunteers to sell Trifecta tickets.
A few words from President Bernie
Unfortunately due to the unsettled weather we have been having over the past few days it was decided to postpone our Hat Day Barefoot Bowls night to a later date.  The funds raised will go towards Australian Rotary Health's Lift the Lid on Mental Illness campaign.
Mental Illness has become of part of many individuals and families lives all around the world.  There are many ways it can affect people and treatment is not always effective.  Sometimes it only takes something very minor to trigger a person and send them spinning out of control into an angry rage or into the depths of despair feeling that there is no hope.  Spare a thought for them and if you know of someone that is suffering or you think that they need help please let them know that you are there for them.  Even if it you are only a sounding block to listen to them over a cup of coffee.  It can make the world of difference.
Keep your calendars open for our next try at going barefoot bowling and don’t forget to wear your most outrageous hat. 
I hope that you all have an excellent and happy week.
Our last meeting
President Bernie took the Chair for our regular Open Forum and Alan proposed a Toast to the Rotary Club of Broome in Rotary District 9455.
Rachael was invited to tell us of her vocation which she described as 'a work in progress'.
Kath was pleased to officially receive her membership badge following her induction the previous week.
What Committee am I on?


What Committee am I on?

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How does it look when I walk?
As a polio survivor (age three, left with partial paralysis of one leg which did not grow as much as the other leg), all of my life I have had moments when I turned to see a child trying to imitate my walk. It was always disconcerting, and of late, just a little surprising, as when you realize toilet paper is stuck to your shoe and trailing along behind.  When I matured, I could smile … 
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Wednesday 24 October is World Polio Day

World Polio Day | 24 October
What are you doing to raise awareness of #WorldPolioDay on October 24?
Golf Day Raffle

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Australian Rotary Health - Spring update
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Shrek the Musical

Tickets to see Shrek the Musical at 1.00pm and 6.30pm, Saturday 3 November go on sale from The Events Centre online box office, this Friday.
More info can be found at or phone 5491 4240.
October is Economic and Community Development month
Bohemian Rhapsody
1 November - Sunshine Plaza Cinemas 6pm
Sunshine Coast Central Rotary
4 November - Event Cinemas, Maroochydore 2pm
Rotary Club of Mooloolaba
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