Next Tuesday's Meeting
The Mental Illness Fellowship - MIFQ - has been committed to providing a personalised response to the needs of people living with mental illness since 1985.  It provides recovery-orientated support that promotes personal growth.
MIFQ promotes the belief that recovery and meaningful outcomes are possible for everyone.  It believes that recovery is an individual process and that MIFQ's role is to provide people with opportunities, information and resources that will assist them to live the life of their choice in their community.
MIFQ can walk alongside people during their time with us and create an environment that supports the development of their skills so that they can grow to become fuller and richer people.
Melissa Bragg is the Fundraising Manager for MIFQ and she will be presenting to us on Tuesday morning 15 May.  She is also the Direct Marketing Manager of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.  Prior to MIFQ, Melissa was acting Group Manager, Fundraising & Development for UnitingCare Health in 2015-16.
Royal dress up notice for our 15 May meeting
With the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle imminent, one of our newest members Megyn suggested having a Royal Dress-up.
So bring out your tiaras and top hats and join in the celebrations by dressing regally on Tuesday 15 May.  Should be fun!
Last Tuesday's Meeting
Our Travelling Pharmacist sent his apologies (in fact he has a Leave of Absence) from a faraway place, but he does plan to grace us with his presence at the Board Meeting on Monday.  In fact he has been musing and sends this contribution.
Ann Rattle ably took the Chair as befits her experience and welcomed guests to the meeting - Assistant Governor Wendy Gilson (tennis was rained out), Trevor Hodgson from the Albany Creek club, and Peter.
Esteemed Past District Governor - PDG Alan Still OAM - proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Toronto, Ontario, Canada - a club chartered 1 March 1913 having 161 members.  Toronto is hosting this year's International Convention 23-27 June - learn more.
Two New Projects being considered

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A different BBQ in Golden Beach!
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Thanks Gerry for a BBQ with a difference
Invitation for Rotary Park Duck Holes Creek Celebration Ceremony
Invitation from Caloundra Girl Guides
Caloundra Girl Guides would like to warmly invite Caloundra Rotary Club to join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (in the afternoon), to raise much need funds for the Cancer Council. 
Our girls will prepare and serve you a scrumptious afternoon tea as well as provide some entertainment.  Don’t forget to bring your wallet; there will be some great prizes up for offer including a lucky door prize.  If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute, we are a registered event on the Biggest Morning Tea online events page. Please feel free to donate to our online fundraising page -

The Reel

8 May
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Next Tuesday
Walsh, Les
Registration Desk
Robinson, Sue
Speaker Intro
Snyman, Pam
3 Minutes on Me
Boland, Anne
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
May 15, 2018 7:00 AM
MIFQ - Mental Illness Fellowship Qld
May 22, 2018
Meeting transferred
May 29, 2018
The challenges and rewards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Upcoming Events
Golden Beach - Star Pharmacy - BBQ
Star Discount Chemist
May 10, 2018
10:15 AM – 1:00 PM
2018 RYLA Dinner
Cross Ridge Camp
May 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
May 14, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
ClubRunner Clinic - 2018 Series - Day 3
McGrath Real Estate
May 16, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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
Noel Begley
May 1, 1996
22 years
Ann Rattle
May 15, 2000
18 years
Helen Fox
May 27, 1993
25 years
The next ClubRunner Clinic is on Wednesday
Don't forget your Tiaras and Top Hats!
May is Youth Service Month
President Peter's Musings
Good evening all,
After finishing my first week, being a Locum Pharmacist, I'm very happy with the decision I've made with the change in direction of my career.
It's a great opportunity to work in a different geographical environment, be surrounded with different staff and customers and to work within different business models.
I am very grateful to my fantastic team of Board Members, especially Bernie, who has been thrown into the deep end. Thank you to all of you for continuing with the administration of the Club, in my absence.
Recently, I've been writing about the reasons we join Rotary. One of those reasons was to have FUN. Apart from the Four Way Test, which we always talk about, why can't we have a Fifth Test ?

Is it Fun?

We all know and love The Four-Way Test. In many ways, it’s an improvement on the age-old golden rule that you should treat others the way you wish to be treated. It’s a guide for living, a tool for decision making, a moral code. While Rotary has been served well by these four questions, they may not be enough in an era in which Rotary is trying to appeal to more people and have a broader impact.
There is another crucial question that we as Rotary members must always ask ourselves, and it is this: Is it fun? This is the question I ask myself with everything I do. If it isn’t fun, I don’t do it. Some people may scoff at that mentality, but in my mind, life is too short to waste on things I don’t enjoy. There are a hundred other organizations I could be a part of. If Rotary isn’t fun, why should I join? And if I am already a member, but I’m not having fun, why should I stay?
Of course, I speak for myself, and perhaps I can also presume to speak for other young people. But I imagine that how I feel is also how many Rotary members feel all over the world. We all want to have fun while serving the sick, the impoverished, the embattled, and the hungry. And in my experience, Rotary can be the most fun part of my life.
But often, clubs become so entrenched in their habits that they forget to have fun. If Rotary isn’t fun, how can we light a fire in the hearts of our members? How can we increase our membership? How can we survive? We must constantly ask ourselves: Is what we are doing fun?
This may not be a question fit for enshrining in the codes of Rotary, and perhaps it doesn’t even warrant recitation at weekly meetings. However, it’s probably the most important question we can ask ourselves when making decisions in our clubs. What we do in Rotary is not primarily for our own benefit, but people must enjoy Rotary if it is to survive. This is the real golden rule of Rotary clubs: If what we do isn’t fun, then it’s not worth doing.
I believe our Club does have FUN. Our Meetings are fun, as we don't take ourselves too seriously. We all enjoy and have FUN helping each other out at the various Service Projects the Club is involved with. Remember, to attract new Members and keep existing Members, we have to have a point of difference. That point of difference may well be FUN !
Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all, soon.
ClubRunner Clinic 16 May

The third of our 2018 ClubRunner Clinics will be held on Wednesday 16 May. 

You will learn your way around our website and its member area.

The sessions will be held between 3 and 5pm at McGrath Real Estate's offices.

You are encouraged to bring your laptop or other device to better follow along.  Wi-Fi is available.


Our meeting on 22 May has been transferred

so you can attend the Annual Joint Meeting of the RUSCCF

where this year's scholarships will be presented and you will hear a great speaker

Register here
District 9600
Training Assembly
for all 2018-19 Club Officers
and interested club members
St Columban’s School
8.30 am for a 9am start
27 May
Get the Digital Edition of Rotary Down Under magazine
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RI President's May Message
What that service looks like on a daily and weekly basis can vary enormously by region, country, and club. Each club has its own history, priorities, and identity. It follows that the identity of Rotarians, and the purpose each Rotarian sees in his or her service, similarly has a great deal of variation. There's nothing wrong with that, as Rotary is by design a decentralised organisation, intended to enable each Rotarian and each Rotary club to serve in the ways that suit them best.
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RI Director's News
The May 2018 edition of RI Director, Noel's newsletter is available by clicking here

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