Thank you BBQ Volunteers
A great team effort by all volunteers over the weekend resulted in an excellent boost to our coffers.
Thank you - you know who you are - for donating your time and effort.
It would be great to have a regular monthly BBQ on a Saturday!
You are invited to the Police Officer of the Year Awards Dinner
Grant for Bio Toilets project Approved

Bio Toilets in India

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!!
Caloundra Rotary - in conjunction with others - has received approval by The Rotary Foundation for a Global Grant to provide the major part of the US$31,500  project cost to provide 40 bio toilets in 20 urban slums.  Completion of the project is likely by November 2018.
Commitment by the Rotary Club of Caloundra US$5,250
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Rotary Down Under magazine - May
Get the Digital Edition of Rotary Down Under magazine
The subscription cost for both the hard copy and the digital edition of the magazine are the same at $40 a year which you m pay for in your member dues.
For the digital edition to make a difference to the cost and be available at a lower rate in the future, Rotary Down Under needs more digital subscribers.
You can make a difference!  
Last Chance to get your survey in
Don't forget to complete the Member Satisfaction Survey.
If you haven't done so, please ensure the completed form is handed to Chris Rees by Tuesday at our next breakfast. 

The Reel

1 May
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Next Tuesday
Rattle, Ann
Registration Desk
Rees, Chris
Speaker Intro
Roberts, Lyn
3 Minutes on Me
Walsh, Les
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
May 08, 2018
May 15, 2018 7:00 AM
MIFQ - Mental Illness Fellowship Qld
May 22, 2018
Meeting transferred
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Upcoming Events
Police Officer of the Year Sunshine Coast
Maroochy River Golf Club
May 09, 2018 6:00 PM
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
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
Chris updated us on some of our current projects.
Funds are required for some of the projects to come to fruition, so spread the word and share our Facebook posts.
Meghan exhorted us to wear our best tiara to our meeting on Tuesday 15 May. 
Stay tuned to hear more of the plans for the day from her. 
The occasion?  To celebrate that Royal Wedding a few days after our meeting.
May is Youth Service Month!
Caloundra Rotary sponsors young people in the development of skills in the areas of communication, leadership, road safety education and driver awareness, resilience and self esteem and in furthering their career aspirations in the areas of mathematics and science.
Last Week's Meeting
Our travelling pharmacist President was seen working in Cooroy and tells us it's a long term gig!  So the pressure is on President Elect Bernie to keep us moving forward - and she did just that fresh from her visit to Japan.  On that subject, apparently there is more to tell so come along next Tuesday.  She is also coping with her ill mother, so keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Bernie reminded us about District Assembly training on 27 May and encouraged all club officers and interested members to attend.  It was highly recommended also by Gerry so REGISTER NOW please.
We have also been informed by the University of the Sunshine Coast that the club's name is going up on their Donor Recognition Wall acknowledging our financial support over the years.
Sergeant Major Arnaldo was the Chair of the meeting and did he carry out his duties with great alacrity!  We almost finished early too!  Without a Guest Speaker, a number of members took the opportunity to bring us up to date with current projects and events.  This will be a feature of our future meeting schedule (may be with time for active discussion?) so as to give proper time to planning, brainstorming, and executing our projects,  In fact, next Tuesday is another opportunity as we do not have a scheduled speaker.
President Peter's Musings

From afar ...

Good evening all,
Greeting from the Travelling Pharmacist/ Roving President.  As I sit in my Caravan tonight, I thought I'd continue with some further tips from my report last week.  I spoke about, why we might be attracted to becoming a Rotarian. Here are some further reasons that you might find interesting.
  • Entertainment - Our Club and District has parties and activities that contribute to a diverse, yet professional business life. Examples of these include, Conferences and Social Engagements.
  • Development of Social Skills - Rotary is for people who like people. Each week, and at various events and functions, personality, social skills and people skills are developed.
  • Family Programs - Rotary's Youth Exchange Program is one of the world's largest programs in this area; high school and college Clubs for future Rotarians are developed, opportunity for partner involvement, and a host of activities designed to help family members in the growth and development of family values, are all cultivated by being involved with Rotary.
  • Vocational Skills - Rotarians are urged to take part in the growth and development of their own profession or vocation. By serving on Committees and teaching our youth about vocations, in turn helps to make each Member better at their chosen field.
  • The Development of Ethics - Rotarians practice the 4-Way-Test which governs our ethical standards and in turn we are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
  • Cultural Awareness - Rotary is represented throughout the world, across cultures, races and religions, making it a cross section of the world's most prominent citizens who are aware of this representation and develop a love of working with people from everywhere throughout the world.
  • Nice People - even if we say so ourselves, some of the world's nicest people are Rotarians.
  • Absence of an Official Creed - Rotary is a transparent organisation. We have no secret handshake, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. We just love helping people.
  • The Opportunity to Serve - As a Service Club, Rotary's business is mankind and its product is service. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian; the opportunity to do good to others.
I hope you've enjoyed this list of qualities that make a Rotarian.  Our Club is very fortunate, our Members are passionate Rotarians and we love to serve our community.
Enjoy the long weekend and I look forward to seeing you soon.
2018 RYLA Dinner Invitation
Register by email

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
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.

From the Archives
Caloundra Men’s Shed keen to secure land donation
Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has thrown his support behind the Caloundra Men’s Shed in their quest to secure a permanent location and donation of land.  
I have been supporting the Caloundra Men’s Shed in their quest to secure a permanent location and donation of land. The not-for-profit organisation currently operates on a year-to-year lease arrangement with Sunshine Coast Council which does not guarantee them the security they need.
Mr McArdle has worked closely with the tight-knit not-for-profit organisation who currently operate on a year-to-year lease arrangement with Sunshine Coast Council.
“Unfortunately while they do have a lease, that does not guarantee them the security they need for an ever expanding club with more than 60 members,” Mr McArdle said.
“The Caloundra Men’s Shed are pushing for the donation of land and an ideal location could be in Allen St which would be central to many people. The club already occupies the land but needs a long-term lease to grow its services. 
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
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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Our Causes - Leadership Training

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - RYLA

RYLA is part of a unique youth program sponsored by Rotary International which works with young adults from a variety of backgrounds to promote the development of personal and professional leadership skills.
RYLA offers an exciting combination of energetic team leaders, motivational speakers, self-development workshops, and hours of interaction and fun.  Awardees take a week away from their usual work or study and are given a real opportunity to step out of their ‘comfort zone’ and push beyond their personal boundaries in a friendly and supportive environment.  The life tools, confidence and personal development gained are invaluable to the individual participants and are qualities that can be taken out of RYLA and back into daily life and work.

Caloundra Rotary is proud to sponsor one young adult to RYLA in 2018 - Commitment $850 a student.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment - RYPEN

RYPEN was first developed in Australia in 1980. It is a weekend long leadership camp held yearly for 14-17 year olds.
RYPEN aims to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their potential and self-esteem, provide experiences that will assist them to form their own values and moral standards, to broaden their cultural, social and academic horizons.  The program will push students to develop their leadership skills so that they can excel in their field.
Caloundra Rotary is proud to again sponsor two children to RYPEN in 2018 - Commitment $250 a student.
Our Causes
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Rotary on the Move newsletter
Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for May.
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2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship applications closing
The 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available!

Potential candidates may be interested in the following information about Rotary Peace Centers programs:
Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications.  Go to the application page
General inquiries regarding the fellowship program may be sent to
Follow the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page and share fellowship updates.
Sunshine Coast Solstice Swim
D9600 Notice of Meeting & Budget
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for a GENERAL MEETING of the Company to be held at 9am on Sunday 27 May 2018 at St Columban’s College, 100 McKean Street, Caboolture Qld 4510. Please note that this meeting will be followed by the District Training Assembly.
Formal notice & Draft Budget may be downloaded here
Merger approved by RI

Merger of Rotary Districts 9600, 9630 and 9640

Further to the Vote of Clubs in Districts 9600, 9630 and 9640 the proposal to merge the three Districts was submitted to the April 2018 Board Meeting of Rotary International.  We have received advice as follows:
Please find below a decision of the April meeting of the RI Board:
D-1. Districting Committee Report
DECISION: The Board agrees to merge Districts 9600, 9630, and 9640, effective 1 July 2021, as follows:

District 9620

AUSTRALIA - Those parts of Queensland and New South Wales bounded by a line which runs from the Pacific Ocean west along latitude 26° until it reaches longitude 149° (the Queensland/South Australia and New South Wales/South Australia border) and the southern boundary running east along latitude 29° 25 minutes to longitude 152° thence south along longitude 152° to latitude 30°, thence east along latitude 30° to the Pacific Ocean, plus the countries of PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, and NAURU.
and requests the general secretary to notify Districts 9600, 9630, and 9640 of this decision;

This great news allows us to start the process and planning meetings with 9630 and 9640 will commence shortly.

John Lane
Governor  2017-18
District 9600
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