The Reel

Happy Christmas

A very Happy Christmas to all our members & friends!

A few words from President Bernie
On behalf of Ron and myself and my family, I would like to wish you the members of the Rotary Club of Caloundra and your families a very safe, peaceful and happy Christmas.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your support during these first six months of my Presidency.  If not for you, I may not have kept going.
This Club makes us all part of a family, an extended family.   The Rotary family.
James’ Christmas talk on Tuesday morning was about Hope and it made me look at Hope in a different light.  It can mean so many things.  I HOPE that each and every one of you will have Hope in your lives for the coming year 2019, whatever it means to you.
It was so good to see so many of you attend our last Breakfast for the year and have a laugh at our secret Santa antics.  It was all in good fun.
We will return on 8 January to a Vocational Visit at the old Caloundra Lighthouses.
We were saddened at the loss of Lynne Roberts in November, to his family and also to many of our members, but his legacy will live on through the STEMM program.
To our newest members thank you for seeing what Rotary can do, not just around us in the Community but worldwide.  I am hoping that you will continue to enjoy the friendship and fellowship with us to make this world a better place
Thank you to our Rotary Youth Exchange student Chloé Méar for bringing youth back into our club and we hope that we will have the pleasure of your company frequently during your time in Australia.
I am looking forward to 2019 and going ahead with the proposed projects that are in the pipeline and of course your support in achieving these.
Happy Christmas and have a wonderful New Year.
Our Last Meeting
Chris chaired the meeting, and Mark did three minutes on The Rotary Foundation, and the gift of giving.
Bernie delivered the President's report, and James gave the Christmas address : "We can all be messengers of hope"
This was followed by "the great Christmas present steal" where lucky ticket holders could take their turn picking presents.
The catch was that you could swap your present for someone else's present
So being last in the process was actually a bit of an advantage
School Bursary Presentations
Talara Primary Year 6 Graduation
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Congratulations Megyn
Megyn counts it as a huge honour to be voted in as the Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast President and Secretary for 2019.
She said:
I wondered a couple of years ago how I can make a difference to the environment and this is what's happened (so far).
Congratulations Megyn!
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Upcoming Events
National Youth Science Forum - A (Canberra)
Jan 02, 2019 – Jan 13, 2019
Breakfast on the Lawn at the Lighthouses
Canberra Lighthouses
Jan 08, 2019 6:30 AM
National Youth Science Forum - B (Brisbane UQ)
Brisbane (UQ)
Jan 09, 2019 – Jan 20, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Fox
January 5
Rachael Witton
January 6
Bernie Strong
January 8
Gerry Swan
January 18
Ian Belcher
January 27
Alan Bethune
January 31
Arnaldo Mendes
December 11
Sue Robinson
December 15
Darryl Laing
December 17
Ann Rattle
December 20
Anna Wheildon
December 23
Ron Strong
December 26
Chris Milligan
December 29
Spouse Birthdays
Bernie Strong
January 8
Peter Fox
January 22
Jan Condon
January 25
Archie Snyman
December 18
Ron Strong
December 26
Merv Paddison
Anne Paddison
January 4
Chris Milligan
Glen Milligan
December 20
James Condon
Jan Condon
December 30
Join Date
Stephen Engstrom
January 26, 2016
3 years
Megyn Carpenter
December 19, 2017
1 year
Rachael Witton
December 19, 2017
1 year
Deb Taylor
December 31, 2004
14 years