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Meeting Program
Jan 21, 2020
Club Assembly

Club assemblies offer an opportunity to exchange ideas and share information about issues that are important to our members. Most clubs hold four to six assemblies a year. 

All members are encouraged to attend, especially new members.  Come along prepared to contribute and share any concerns you may have.

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Rotary's Sensory Play Area project
Rotary Club of Caloundra's plans to install a Sensory Play Area in Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi have been released.  The project is designed to improve the play experience for children, particularly those on the autism spectrum who often have heightened sensory issues.  The key advantage of a sensory area is that all children regardless of ability can benefit from the experience. 
Browse these images for the schematic design.  See the photos from the presentation at the park here.
The project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program and by councillors Tim Dwyer and Peter Cox who have topped up the grant from their discretionary allocations.  However, a sponsor and/or a grant of additional funds, labour and/or equipment as well as volunteer effort are still required to bring the plans to reality - let us know if you can help using the contact form on this page please, or use the online donation link at
Online Donations
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Volunteer for next week's BBQ at Bunnings
Our next BBQ is being held at Bunnings on Wednesday 22 January.
If you can assist please register at this link - obviously the more that can help the better!
District Governor's newsletter
Read DG Darryl's December newsletter
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Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community  (RUSCCF)
The next Committee meeting of this great Community Fund, supported by this club and the other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast, will be held on Friday 7 February commencing at 5.45 pm.
If you are interested in attending, please let Merv or Pam know.

A Short History

In 1996-97, the Rotary Club of Nambour and other Rotarians proposed that all Rotary clubs on the Sunshine Coast join together to support Australia's newest public university, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC or the University).
At the same time, founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Thomas AM was promoting his strong vision that the University should be an integral part of the community.
The Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund (RUSCCF or the Fund) was created and the relationship is now well established.
Contributions to the Fund now exceed $168,900 and Scholarships granted total $146,000.  54 scholarships have been presented.
Today's dose of Rotary humour

 Why do I have to press one for English when you’re just going to transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway? 

Upcoming Events
BBQ 19 Jan - Aura Music in the Square Activation Series
Civic Square
Jan 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Caloundra
Jan 22, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Committee Meeting - RUSCCF
University of the Sunshine Coast
Feb 07, 2020 5:45 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rachael Witton
January 6
Bernie Strong
January 8
Gerry Swan
January 18
Ian Belcher
January 27
Alan Bethune
January 31
Spouse Birthdays
Bernie Strong
January 8
Jan Condon
January 25
Merv Paddison
Anne Paddison
January 4
Join Date
Stephen Engstrom
January 26, 2016
4 years
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