The Reel

There will be NO MEETING next Tuesday, 5 November
Our next Meeting will be on Tuesday 12 November
at Ben Bennett Park
when we will be joined by
our District Governor, Darryl Iseppi.
Please join us there - click here for details here
Our next meeting at the Oaks Oasis Resort, 2 North Street, Caloundra
will be on Tuesday 19 November
We meet at 6.30am for the start of the meeting at 7am.  A prompt finish at 8am is assured!
Meeting Program
Nov 12, 2019
District Governor's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park
District Governor's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park

Born in 1963, Darryl grew up on a farm on the Darling Downs before he came to Brisbane to study at University. Qualified as an accountant he has travelled all over Australia plus Goroka and Mount Hagan in PNG for work.

 After many previous youth clubs Darryl joined Aspley Rotaract in 1985 and Aspley Rotary in 1990. He was president of the Rotaract Club during Expo 88 and president of Aspley Rotary in 1997-98. In 2013 New Farm Rotary was chartered with Darryl as president.  He has a wide experience of Rotary.  He is an Arch Klumph Society member, Bequest Society member and a Charter member of the District Paul Harris Society. He has participated in a Polio National Immunization Day in India and has been involved in numerous District and Global Grants in their current and former forms.

He is still running his Accounting business during his District Governor Year. Darryl has two adult children Gemma and Terry now 23 years old. The highlight for Darryl for the 2019-2020 year will be his marriage to Laura in January 2020.

The Role of the District Governor

District governors provide leadership, motivation, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the RI Board of Directors. Governors act as officers of RI, fostering achievement in their district at the club level.  Districts nominate governors 24-36 months before the governors take office.  Governors-nominee are elected at the RI Convention and serve as governors-elect for 12 months prior to taking office.

During their term of service, governors:

  • Strengthen existing Rotary clubs, organize new clubs, and promote membership growth
  • Issue a monthly letter to each club president and secretary in the district
  • Support The Rotary Foundation and serve as a district and RI spokesperson, when appropriate
  • Hold a district conference and other district meetings
  • Ensure that district nominations and elections are conducted in accordance with the RI Constitution and Bylaws and established policies of RI
Each year, governors visit every Rotary club in the district to draw attention to important Rotary issues and provide special attention to weak or struggling clubs. The purpose of these visits is also to motivate Rotarians to participate in service activities and to personally recognize the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the district. Visits may be conducted individually or with several clubs at the same time.
This year, DG Darryl will be joining us in an informal atmosphere at Ben Bennett Park as his Official Visit to Caloundra
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November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

Why should we donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donations makes a difference to those who need our help most.  More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes.  With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases.  Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
Find out more
RI President's November message
The focus on the UN in the year ahead is not only about the past; it also lights a path to our future. There are so many parallels between the work we do through our areas of focus and the work of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. While those goals are indeed incredibly ambitious, they provide inspiration and direction — and are similar to many Rotary goals, which have proven to create lasting, positive change in our world. The goals can be achieved, but only if undertaken with the same long-term commitment and tenacity that Rotary understands so well. Alone, we cannot provide clean water for all, we cannot eliminate hunger, we cannot eradicate polio. But together with partners like the United Nations, of course we can.
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Foundation Trustee Chair's November message
I am reminded how Rotary gives us something good that we can all do together. Our service puts us in touch with so many interesting people from all over the world. When we meet, we hear about projects of all kinds, and it is always inspirational. And we never stop learning from one another.
This provides such a wonderful lesson to our children. We share with them the importance of fellowship and forming new bonds with other people. We also show them what is really important in life: making connections, improving life for those in need, and doing all we can for others. Rotary is the best education a family can have.
Read the TRF Chair's message
International Corner

The Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil

Volta Redonda is an Industrial City, with a steel mill right in the centre of the city; it is 134 km NW from Rio de Janiero and has a population 257,000.
The Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil in Rotary District 4571 was chartered in 1956, has 29 members, and meets at 8pm on Thursdays at Clube Dos Funcionarios, Vila Santa Cecilia.
The club has organised an Electronic Waste disposal collection for at least a couple of years.
The Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise accepted an exchange student from Volta Redonda Rotary Club, who thought he could speak fluent American English, unfortunately it took him about a month before we could understand him.  He stayed with our Gerry and his wife for four months in 1994.  They visited him and his parents at Volta Redonda in1996, when they were put up in their four bedroom apartment, complete with servant, in Rio for a week while they attended a world orchid conference in Rio.
Our Last Meeting
The Meeting was chaired by Trevor.
Guests were Ann and Alieta from the River School, Maleny, who were to give a talk about the school's recycling projects, Pauline, Roger's partner Sally, Trevor Gates-Crandall to be inducted at this meeting, Brady Sullivan - running for Council Division 2, and Shonie Cust, from Talara Primary College.
Gerry proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil.
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More volunteer opportunities at Aura

P3 Events have invited us to provide a series of community BBQs at Aura on a Sunday afternoon in November, December & January (dates below).

The events will provide 150-200 free serves of sausages in bread and cold drinks including soft drink and water.

For this the club will receive a donation.

The 'selling' times are 4 or 4.30 to 6pm with setup and set down required before and after (details in the links).

In addition to the BBQ team, we are also asking for volunteers to act as 'welcomers' as each event is an opportunity to promote Caloundra Rotary.

We would like you to volunteer now to facilitate our planning and so we know who is available.  RSVP via the links below.



  • Aura Music in the Square - 17 November: Register (5 registered)
  • Aura Central Residents - 24 November: Register (3 registered; more needed)
  • Aura Music in the Square - 8 December: Register (6 registered)
  • NEW: Aura Music in the Square - 29 December: Register
  • NEW: Aura Music in the Square - 19 January: Register
World Polio Day cheers major achievements 
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the historic feat in a video address during Rotary’s Global Online Update on 24 October.
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Rotary 100 Down Under

Rotary 100 Down Under

It’s a special time. Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021.
In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Think about the impact we can make!
It's the time to discover what is the best way to mark the occasion! And create a legacy that propels Rotary into the next century of service. This is so important – we will not have another chance in our lifetime!
We have a plan to make people aware, capture ideas of what we can do and enlist willing players in a part of history. We have constructed a toolkit to help Rotary leaders to help build that story. That's what this website is about. You can also join us on Facebook.
So get started with our introductory video
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Foundation Seminar
Nov 10, 2019
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Nov 11, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
DG's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park
Nov 12, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
BBQ - Aura Music in the Square Activation Series
Civic Square
Nov 17, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Christmas Shindig
Toogoolawah, Brisbane Valley
Nov 23, 2019
BBQ 24 Nov - Aura Central Residents
Charlotte Avenue Park, Aura Central
Nov 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Caloundra
Nov 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Roger Todd
October 31
Join Date
Kath Aspinall
October 2, 2018
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