Next Tuesday's Meeting

Dr John Arvier OAM is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in maxillofacial trauma. He has more than 28 years experience in specialist oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, with a private practice at the Wesley with branches in the suburbs as well as in Mackay and Rockhampton.

He will be speaking to us on 29 May on 'The Challenges and Rewards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery'.

President Peter's Musings
Good morning all,
It was pleasing to see so many members of our Club at the Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs University Annual Joint Meeting on Wednesday evening.
Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs, since donating to the Rotary & University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund - RUSCCF in 1996-97, have provided the fund with almost $170,000 in funding.  Our Club alone is responsible for in excess of $10,000.  Each year, the donations are used to fund the study of post graduate students, chosen by their superiors, in the form of a Rotary Scholarship
We got to meet the three recipients for this year, each giving a small insight into the academic work they do.
Our Club was in charge of the Raffle, with all proceeds going towards the Fund.  A big thank you to all those who donated prizes and to those who sold the tickets on the night.
The highlight of the night was the Guest Speaker, Jan Becker. Jan and her husband own the Becker Helicopter Business, which many of you would be aware of.  However, Jan has another side to her extremely interesting life.  She is a registered midwife, specialising in neo-natal work.  Her passion was almost tangible as she spoke about her desire to help people less fortunate than herself. 
Jan gives her own time to travel to the sub-Saraha several times a year, where she assists and teaches local people the life saving skills of being a neo-natal nurse and the art of midwifery.  Her audio visual presentation, along with her motivational message left the crowd spellbound.  The world needs more people like Jan and we can all learn so much from her.  As Jan said, so many of us are permanently in the "hover" position (helicopter terminology for being in our comfort zone).  If only we could be willing to power out of the standstill and discover the true meaning of our lives.
We will have to see if Jan can spare some of her precious time and address our Club.  It will certainly be worth it.
Our last meeting at the University
Our meeting last week was moved to the Innovation Centre at the University of the Sunshine Coast for the annual presentation of scholarships by the Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund - RUSCCF.
There 22 of us joined Caloundra Pacific (25), Maleny, Mooloolaba and the other Sunshine Coast Rotary Clubs to hear from the 2018 RUSCCF Scholarship recipients, Andre Allen, Makeely Blandford and Joanne Boon.
The Rotary Club of Glasshouse Mountains was recognised as a Platinum donor (over $20,000 - joining Mooloolaba).  All Rotary clubs were recognised as they handed over their 2018 donations.
The Guest Speaker was Captain Jan Becker who is well known and respected in the aviation industry as CEO of Becker Helicopters Group and has been recognised with multiple honours.  
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.
District Newsletter - May
Club Changeover - save the date

Annual Changeover Dinner


Saturday 7 July 2018

Pelican Waters Golf Club

The Reel

23 May
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Next Tuesday
Solymosi, Heidi
Registration Desk
Strong, Bernadette
Speaker Intro
Swan, Gerry
3 Minutes on Me
Fox, Helen
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
May 29, 2018
The challenges and rewards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The challenges and rewards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jun 05, 2018
Gifted Kids Book Series
Jun 12, 2018
No speaker
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Upcoming Events
Red Shield Appeal
May 26, 2018 – May 27, 2018
District Assembly - Training for 2018-19 officers
St Columban's Lutheran College
May 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Girl Guides' Biggest Morning (Afternoon) Tea
Caloundra Girl Guide Hut
May 29, 2018
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Celebrate Community Artwork Project
Rotary Park Duck Holes Creek
May 31, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Stephen Engstrom
May 5
Julianna Neill
May 22
Peter Davis
May 26
Judy Clark
June 24
Spouse Birthdays
Tricia Mendes
May 6
Glen Milligan
May 18
Mai Tsukimori
June 6
David Lang
June 20
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
Merv Paddison
June 1, 1987
31 years
Genta Tsukimori
June 8, 2010
8 years
Graham Baker
June 8, 2010
8 years
Pam Snyman
June 8, 2001
17 years
Heidi Solymosi
June 27, 2014
4 years
Iain Nye
June 30, 1997
21 years
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 -
Invitation for Rotary Park Duck Holes Creek Celebration Ceremony
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