Next Tuesday's Meeting

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.

Gloria and Peter van Donge will be presenting to us next Tuesday morning on the Gifted Kids Book Series.

President Peter's Musings
Good evening all,
With a wet start to the week to finish Autumn, Winter has now heralded a cold end and it looks like it's here to stay. 
I hope you all enjoyed our Breakfast this week and what our Guest Speaker, Dr John Arvier, had to say regarding the amazing work he performs in his field.
Thinking about what I'd write this week, I found myself thinking about the "need for change". I hope you enjoy the column.

The Only Constant Is Change

Everywhere we go, not just with Rotary, but with everything we do, it's very common to hear, "The Only Constant is Change".  As has been mentioned many times, in order for us to survive, we have to continually re-invent ourselves.  This is true in business and in Rotary.
In Rotary we talk about change.  What does this really mean?  The dictionary definition, change is defined as:
‘to make the future course of something different, to what it is or what it would be, if left alone’. 
Our Club needs to be thinking of the future and how best to embrace change.
Last Tuesday's Meeting
Fortunately - as the appointed Chair Heidi was gallivanting elsewhere - our Elder Statesman volunteered to keep us (and participants) under control and so he did as these photos show!
Guests were welcomed - Sue Perriman (her last visit before returning home to Victoria - but she will be back!), Pam's son Charles, and Roger's better half, Sally.
Alan proposed our International Toast to the Rotary Club of Singapore and then invited Gerry to present - on BBQ matters.
RI President's June Message
For 60 years, choosing a theme has been the privilege, and sometimes the challenge, of each incoming president. Looking back on those past themes opens a small window into the thinking and the vision of each leader – how they saw Rotary, the place they saw for Rotary in the world, and what they hoped Rotary would achieve.
When my turn came to choose a theme, I did not hesitate. I knew immediately that our theme ...
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Rotary wins Best Non-profit Act for its polio eradication work
Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Non-profit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues. 

The Reel

29 May
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Next Tuesday
Strong, Bernadette
Registration Desk
Swan, Gerry
Speaker Intro
Gilliland, Trevor
3 Minutes on Me
Hamilton, Gordon
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
Jun 05, 2018
Gifted Kids Book Series
Gifted Kids Book Series
Jun 12, 2018
No speaker
Jun 19, 2018
Caloundra Film Festival
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Upcoming Events
Celebrate Community Artwork Project
Rotary Park Duck Holes Creek
May 31, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Jun 11, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
District Changeover
Old Petrie Town
Jun 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary International Convention
Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stephen Engstrom
May 5
Julianna Neill
May 22
Peter Davis
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Tricia Mendes
May 6
Glen Milligan
May 18
Pam Snyman
Archie Snyman
May 25
Neville Woodforth
Margaret Woodforth
May 28
Alan Still OAM
Win Still
May 30
Join Date
Darryl Laing
May 1, 1989
29 years
Ann Rattle
May 15, 2000
18 years
Helen Fox
May 27, 1993
25 years
Results of Membership Satisfaction Survey
There is much to learn from the Membership Satisfaction Survey completed by 24 members and the outcome is very much a work-in-progress.
You may view the results by download the:
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion.  Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world. They help get members involved in Rotary beyond their own clubs and national borders.
So in June, we observe Rotary Fellowships Month.

Members interested in vocational service, recreational activities, or visiting Rotarians around the world can connect through programs like Rotary Friendship Exchange,  help build twin-club relationships, or find service project partners.
Club Changeover - save the date

Annual Changeover Dinner


Saturday 7 July 2018

Pelican Waters Golf Club

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