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Next Tuesday's Meeting
May 07, 2019

An avid surfer from San Francisco, California, Seamus has travelled the world in pursuit of the best swells, ultimately leading him to making Bali his home. Seamus founded Swimdo in 2015, after noticing a ubiquitous lack of swimming education in the local communities, especially among children.  Seamus started out going to villages and teaching the children himself.  Now he recruits local teachers, provides trainings and develops new swimming schools.  Most recently he started a water safety program in an indigenous Dayak community in central Borneo.  Seamus graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. 

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A few words from President Bernie
Rotary International is a Service Club and I love how it serves the Community not only locally but worldwide.  I would like to say though that I wish our politicians would take it upon themselves to look at the Rotarian Code of Conduct and follow it through in their professional life serving their constituents in in the way they promised to do when they were sworn in. If we, as Rotarians can do it, why can’t they.   I am sure our Country would be situated in a better position.
Act with integrity and high ethical standards in personal and professional life.
Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.
Use their professional skills to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and help improve people’s quality of life in the community.
Avoid behaviour that reflects adversely on the position that they hold in the Community.
Back to our busy little Club and what is happening.  Get well wishes go out to President Elect Chris as he has spent a little time in hospital, and to Kath as she too is spending a little time in hospital as well.  Our very best wishes to you both for a speedy recovery.
Polio drive suspended across country after spike in attacks
Dated: April 27, 2019
LAHORE: Amid serious security threats and increasing attacks on polio workers in different parts of the country, the federal government has suspended the anti-polio campaign “for an indefinite period”.
And for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the government has also suspended the post-campaign evaluation — Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS).
The National Emergency Opera­tion Centre (EOC) for polio, Islam­abad, issued a red alert ...
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition 
The Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition is open for you to enter but is closing on Friday
Only 2 days to go, enter now!
Full details at:
Charity Car Boot Sale 1 June
Saturday 1 June - 8am to 1pm
Salvation Army Carpark, Caloundra
Donations wanted for items to be sold on the day - contact us or telephone 0478 301 468 if you have any donations.  By arrangement, donations will be collected on Thursday 30 May or Friday 31 May from the Caloundra postcode 4551 area only.

Stallholders wanted!  The public are welcome to sell items from their car boot upon receipt of the $20 site fee (incl. insurance) and official entry form.

All proceeds towards Caloundra Rotary Club community projects
Entry is free!
URGENT - Volunteer for the TOOMOO Finish Line BBQ
The club has volunteered to man the finish line BBQ THIS SATURDAY near the Mooloolaba Surf Club.
If you can assist please URGENTLY register at this link - obviously the more that can help the better!
Our Last Meeting
President Bernie hands over the giant cheque to Peter Ryan from Vinnies
Ian chaired the meeting, with the Golf Day images on the screen making for some interesting backdrops to the photos
Ian welcomed guests Peter Ryan from Vinnies and Irish
Eyewear for SACH orphanage
Mark & Irish picked up 15 boxes of eyewear from Charmaine and some of these will be delivered to Shepherds Arms Children’s Home (SACH)'s new medical centre.  Mark & Irish will be visiting SACH and Rotary Club of Tagbilaran from 28-31 May.
Thanks to Charmaine (a frequent visitor to our club) for organising the eyewear from Lions Recycle for Sight Centre which filled the considerable cargo space of Mark's SUV:
The glasses have been sorted and graded by prescription strength under quality control rules
Three boxes will be transported in May with the remainder hopefully transported in Oct. In the meantime, they are stored in Mark's garage.
May is Youth Service month
Volunteer for our next BBQ at Bunnings
Our next BBQ is being held at Bunnings on Wednesday 22 May.
If you can assist please register at this link - obviously the more that can help the better!
RUSCCF Annual Dinner
Rotary Club of Tokyo - JAPAN
Country: Japan
Japan has a population of 126.8 million, and has 2,261 Rotary clubs with 89,000 members
The Rotary Club of Tokyo has 336 members. It meets Wednesdays, 12.30pm at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.  Visitors are welcome, and meetings have simultaneous translation into English.  The meeting Fee is 4000 Yen or AUD$50.80.
The club's history as per its website:
  • Shows chartered  1920, dissolved September 1940, but the Wednesday club met until 1945.
  • Took 1945 to 1948 to rejoin Rotary and 2nd charter was March 1948.
  • Has two assistant secretaries and has “Fireside meetings” with new members.
Gerry recommends that you browse their webpage.
Japan Festival
If the video does not display, view it here
Doing good in the world
Time to Grow Up!
Rotary Down Under magazine
Rotary on the Move newsletter
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Public Image newsletter

Raising our Public Image is all about Consistency and clarity of our actions and our message.

Also, please read this article about the suspension of the polio drive in Pakistan
Continue helping Rotary spread the word that #VaccinesWork
As World Immunization Week comes to a close, you can still join Rotary as we raise awareness of the importance of vaccination and our work to #EndPolio.

Each year, Rotary and our partners vaccinate 400 million children against polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinky fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers know which children are protected.
Raise awareness of vaccination and polio eradication efforts and paint your nails — or pinkie — purple. For a chance to be featured on Rotary’s social media channels, take a photo and share it on your page using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.
ShelterBox Operational Overview
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health
Interplast update
Read the latest Interplast news here
District Governor's newsletter
I’ve heard some Rotarians talk about getting stale in their clubs and wondering what they can do to get back some impetus - Go to a Rotary District Conference or a Rotary international Convention and I don’t think you can help but be inspired. If you’re not coming along this year then maybe you should start planning a holiday around convention time in the next year or two
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District Changeover 2019
Time is running out — register for the Rotary Convention today!
RI President's May message
The people who know me best — my family — know that my passion for Rotary is boundless. They also know that I don't expect them to get involved in Rotary the way I have. It's a choice that's up to them. But I must admit, I can't help smiling when I see them making the right choice.
This month, let's Be the Inspiration to the young leaders in our communities by mentoring them, engaging them, and working side by side with them on meaningful projects. It's an investment in their future and in the world they will live in after we're gone. And it's work that will forever enrich their lives, and our own.
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp
Luther Heights Youth Camp
May 04, 2019 7:00 AM –
May 10, 2019 5:00 PM
TOOMOO Finish Line BBQ
Arthur Parkyn Park behind the Mooloolaba Surf Club
May 04, 2019
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Police Officer of the Year 2019
Surfair Resort
May 08, 2019 6:00 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 C'Dec
Win Still
May 30
Join Date
Darryl Laing
May 1, 1989
30 years
Ann Rattle
May 15, 2000
19 years
Helen Fox
May 27, 1993
26 years
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