Next Tuesday's Meeting

We thought it could be fun to hear from some* of our retired members speaking about their retirement and to answer the question:

Is Retirement What I Thought it Would Be?

This will be a light-hearted look at retirement and for those still working, might even get some tips on making the most of it!
*Arnaldo, Chris R, James, Bernie, Judy, Merv, Ann, Alan & Gerry are our featured speakers - at Pelican Waters Golf Club.
A new venue for September
All our Tuesday morning meetings in September will be held at Pelican Waters Golf Club.
Same time, same day, different venue
Please let us know you are coming by registering at these links:
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Rotarians worldwide are committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning through education-oriented projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities.  Rotary’s goal is to empower communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Learn more here
RI President's September message
Let's not keep Rotary's story – the story captured in those snapshots of service – to ourselves. I challenge you to invite leaders of all ages, men and women, who are looking for a way to give back. By doing so, you will Be the Inspiration in your community and help Rotary continue to do good in the world.
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A few words from President Bernie
Unfortunately we had a smaller group than anticipated on Tuesday morning to listen to our delightful Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Chloé Mear.  Chloé gave the club a wonderful insight into her life and her family who live in Brittany, which is situated in the north of France.  She was prepared for the questions from our members after her talk.   If any of you can, please include Chloé in any of your short trips, adventures while she is here with us.
There is a new Board meeting procedure available in Club Documents in the Members' area of our website.  Can all members please take the time to read it.  It would be much appreciated.

As you are all aware, …
Our last meeting
Our last meeting on Tuesday 28 August was chaired by Pam and appropriately so - as Pam is our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Chloé 's Counsellor.
Our Travel Agent had the opportunity to tell us about his Vocation - about which he did not give away too many secrets except for his choice of Caloundra to establish the business.  Caloundra's gain was Noosa's loss!
President Bernie  is obviously warming up and had a lot of announcements to make - including:
Book Club thank you
We are grateful to:
  • Zaraffa's Coffee Caloundra and to Dan Murphy's Caloundra for donating a gift pack and voucher to raffle at our Movie Night last Thursday helping to raise funds for our farmers around Longreach, and to
  • all those among the 100 or so people who attended - including a very substantial presence from the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific
Net funds raised totalled $2,149 which will be forwarded to the Rotary Club of Longreach.
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The Reel

28 August
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Next Tuesday
Woodforth, Neville
Registration Desk
Taylor, Deb
Speaker Intro
Todd, Roger
My Vocation
Nye, Iain
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
Sep 04, 2018
Is Retirement What I Thought it Would Be
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Golf Day Launch at Pelican Waters Golf Club
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Upcoming Events
Container Refund Scheme
Aug 30, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Volunteering at Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Sep 03, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018
RSVP Meeting at Pelican Waters Golf Club
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Sep 04, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Charity Golf Day at RQ
Royal Queensland Golf Club
Sep 10, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Genta Tsukimori
August 15
Noel Begley
September 10
Norm Bourguignon
September 11
Neville Woodforth
September 13
Anne Boland
September 16
Trevor Gilliland
September 19
Les Walsh
September 27
Spouse Birthdays
Annie Engstrom
August 16
Narelle Davis
September 6
Pat Boland
September 7
Anne Paddison
September 14
Olive Begley
September 17
Jim Lombard
Yvonne Waldvogel
August 13
Helen Fox
Peter Fox
August 14
Arnaldo Mendes
Tricia Mendes
August 22
Noel Begley
Olive Begley
September 12
Trevor Gilliland
Gina Gilliland
September 14
Join Date
Judy Clark
August 15, 2006
12 years
Alan Bethune
August 26, 2003
15 years
Jim Lombard
September 12, 2017
1 year
Les Walsh
September 21, 2001
17 years
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2018
Announcing the Teddy Bears' Picnic 2018
Welcome to our 2019 Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  Join us at the Oaks Oasis Resort lawn area on Landsborough Parade, Caloundra from 10am to 3pm for a fun filled day for all the family. 
Lots of fun things to see and do, gold coin entry, food to enjoy and memories to be made.  Be sure to bring along your favourite teddy as you could win a fabulous prize.
Activities include kids yoga, story telling, apple bobbing, egg and spoon races, animal farm and loads more to enjoy.
Of course the BBQ sausage sizzle will be in full flight too - with your help!
Watch our Facebook page for more details as they emerge.
Of course, there is quite a degree of opportunity for you to assist - just look at the roster which we need to fill!
The areas where help is needed are:
  • BBQing (various times)
  • Setup
  • Meet & Greet/Sell Raffle Tickets (various times)
  • General helpers (various times)
  • Set-down
Full details in the roster that you can download here.
When you have worked out which job/s to volunteer for, please click on the link to accept AND indicate what you are volunteering for.  Your assistance will be appreciated.
2019 Charity Golf Day Launch breakfast
Promotional flyers for Golf Day
The Golf Day Committee led by Gordon Hamilton asks that you download the flyers and use them to seek out sponsors for the Surf and Turf classic 2019 Charity Golf Day
Come to our meeting at Pelican Waters Golf Club on 18 September to launch the event
Your member profile welcomed
We have heard from many of our members in the 'Three Minutes on Me' segment at our meetings, and we are just starting to learn about the vocations of our working members.
So, the editor of our weekly newsletter 'The Reel' would like to feature your Member Profile in The Reel.  In addition to the feature appearing in The Reel, it will make a perfect post for our Facebook page.
The Profile would include snippets of your working life, retirement highlights, the reasons you joined Rotary, and something of your life as a Rotarian in Caloundra and elsewhere.
We encourage you to put pen to paper and contribute to this segment please. 
Don't be shy - we want to hear from you?  Just send an email to Les at one of our meetings.
Member Profile : Gordon Hamilton
Gordon Hamilton was born in 1937, the youngest of five children.  His family owned a pineapple farm in Elimbah.  The family had a US army base on part of the property, which went down to the Bribie Island passage.  Imagine how excited Gordon got being driven round in a US army jeep.
Schooling started at a one teacher school in Elimbah, then to Caboolture.  Tennis was his passion, representing Queensland in the under 14 State Team.  It was to be his career.
But his parents had other plans.  The Department of Agriculture sent a circular to all farmers in Queensland, stating that they in conjunction with a semi government company were offering trainee management scholarships for grower’s sons.  The plan was to appoint two a year for five years.  After three interviews, Gordon won the first scholarship.
His plans to go to Brisbane Boys’ College and become a serious Tennis Player, were dashed and he had to go to Ipswich Grammar.
My Job is ….
Courtesy: Mark Huddleston
Memorial plaque installed at Gizo

Rotary  Memorial Plaque, Gizo, Western Province, Solomon Islands

Erected by PDG Trevor Taylor 2018

PDG Trevor Taylor led several humanitarian project teams to Gizo in the Solomon Islands.
In October 2011, Jim Adam returned to Gizo for his second working visit to Gizo. He arrived on October 10 and spent his first working day at Ngari school. On the night of 11 October he suffered a heart attack and died at Gizo.
Jim joined the Rotary Club of Caloundra in February 2006. By July 2006 he was club treasurer. He was President Elect in 2008 and served as President during 2009-10.  Jim had a special spot for support of research into mental health.  He was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow in July 2011. Vale Jim
In October 2012, Tim Richards from Burleigh Heads Rotary was working in Gizo. Like Jim, he too suffered a heart attack and died in Gizo.
Note the hats Trevor is holding.  Owned by Jim and Tim, they have remained hanging at Cegily Guest house welcoming guests to the lodge.  Rest in peace our good friends!
Vale: Libby Schick
It is with more sadness we advise that the Alexandra Headland club and the Rotary world lost one of its fabulous members during the week.
Libby Schick had been undergoing chemo that knocked her around and depleted her immune system so when she picked up some infection her body could simply not cope.
Libby always had a laugh and a smile, even when she knew that little could be done.  We send our condolences, prayers, thoughts and wishes to her husband Barry and the family.
Foundation Trustee Chair's September message
Rotarians have always been on the front lines of this effort – we still are. So, what can you do? Tell everyone you know about Rotary and polio. Make a donation. Update your club and explore how together you could participate directly in the fight.
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Zone Foundation newsletter
Click here to read the September Zone newsletter and
read all about the Regional Rotary Foundation Seminar
together with lots of other material
Capture the Moment in Hamburg
Unforgettable moments are made at our convention.  The Rotary Convention in Hamburg is sure to be an experience you won’t want to miss - a place where the Rotary spirit fills the air with an energy and enthusiasm for service and fellowship you can’t find anywhere else.  This is the event where Rotarians unite and take action to create positive, lasting change in the world.  Our engaging speakers will boost your passion for service and provide new perspectives on our work in the world.  Make new friends and connect with old ones while you explore all that Hamburg and the convention exhibits have to offer.  You’ll return from our convention refreshed and excited to boost your own Rotary service.
Don’t miss your chance to Capture the Moment at the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June.

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