Next Tuesday's Meeting

The Rotary Clubs of Sunshine Coast South - in partnership with IFYS Foster Care - are developing and building a therapeutic environment in the form of a garden and play area for young people living in their care.  See the Design Concept below. 

Vicky Meyer of Integrated Family & Youth Services( IFYS) will be telling us more about the project at our meeting on 13 March at The Oaks Resort from 6.30am.

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President Peter's Musings

The Salvation Army

Welcome to the first week in March, and what a wet one it's been.
This week saw us out and about again.  Our Vocational Visit took us to the Salvation Army Headquarters in Caloundra.  Salvo Volunteers cooked up a hearty BBQ breakfast and we were entertained by Major Phil, the man in charge in Caloundra.  He gave a very informative talk about what role the Salvos play in helping those less fortunate than ourselves in the community.
Phil commented about the difficulty some of their clients have to go through to arrive at the Centre.  Serious lack of public transport in this area of Caloundra does jeopardise the care the Salvos are able to provide.  For those of you who missed the visit or would just like to know more about it, here is the link.  Also, if you'd like to know more about the Salvo's and the wonderful services they provide, don't hesitate to contact James, our Community Services Director.  James is a 'retired' Commissioner of the Salvos, is a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to help.
Alan Still's International Toast also had a Salvation Army flavour to it.  We recognised the 150th Birthday of the Salvo's in Indonesia, West Java in Rotary District 3410

Major Phil Staines

Read more about Phil's plans
Thanks to DIK Volunteers
My sincere appreciation to Ron & Bernie Strong, the other six Rotary members, and Judy who is here from Germany on holiday, who represented our cluster and worked at Donations in Kind (DIK) in Brisbane yesterday. 
Because our numbers were light on we did a double shift. The work was very hard but very rewarding, making you realise how much we have and how very little our sister clubs in the islands have.
Many books were sorted and packed and we packed a 40’ container with 66 “very heavy” hospital beds (had to tie up all moving parts), 4 mattresses, 6 electric wheel chairs and 8 sets of cupboards. According to the powers that be, they usually only get 50 beds in a container, so quite a feat.
Once again thanks to those who participated.
Kind Regards
Wendy Gilson
Assistant Governor Sunshine South
0411 497 599
Save these dates please

Annual Changeover Dinner


Friday 29 June 2018

Pelican Waters Golf Club

Caloundra Hat Day Dinner


Friday 12 October 2018

Pelican Waters Golf Club

The Reel

6 March
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Next Tuesday
Belcher, Ian
Registration Desk
Taylor, Deb
Speaker Intro
Rees, Chris
3 Minutes on Me
Roberts, Lyn
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Mar 13, 2018
Our Cluster's Care Garden Project
Our Cluster's Care Garden Project
Mar 20, 2018
Marketing Caloundra Air Museum
Mar 27, 2018
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Coming Up
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Mar 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Mar 16, 2018 12:00 PM
RI Presidential Peaacebuilding Conference
Sydney Town Hall
Mar 17, 2018
Gala Dinner with RI President
Sandstone Point Hotel
Mar 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Dinner with RI President
Fitzy's Function Centre
Mar 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lyn Roberts
March 2
Megyn Carpenter
March 2
Iain Nye
March 3
Deb Taylor
March 6
Merv Paddison
March 11
Spouse Birthdays
Patrick Cleary
March 20
Anne Boland
Pat Boland
March 17
Darryl Laing
Shirley Laing
March 27
Join Date
Arnaldo Mendes
March 1, 1993
25 years
James Condon
March 1, 1972
46 years
Lyn Roberts
March 1, 1988
30 years
Anna Wheildon
March 3, 2014
4 years
Ian Belcher
March 7, 1994
24 years
Ron Strong
March 14, 2001
17 years
March is Water and Sanitation Month
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Register for the District Conference

You are encouraged to attend our District Conference and stay for the Saturday night Dinner

We hope all our members will register for the Conference and stay for Dinner on the Saturday Night.  Our regular meeting on the following Tuesday, 24 April has been cancelled and transferred to the Conference Dinner.

There is no cost to register for conference apart from meals and the evening events.
Let's attend as a Club!
Gala Dinner with RI President Ian Risely
Caboolture Rotary is extending an amazing opportunity to meet and greet RI President Ian Riseley at a Gala Dinner for a night of Rotary Fellowship!
As limited seats are available make sure to book yours today! 
Dinner with RI President Ian Riseley
An Evening with Ron D Burton
ClubRunner Clinic 21 March

The second of our 2018 ClubRunner Clinics will be held on Wednesday 21 March. 

You will learn your way around our website and its member area.

The sessions will be held between 3 and 5pm at McGrath Real Estate's offices.

You are encouraged to bring your laptop or other device to better follow along.  Wi-Fi is available.

Please bring your questions so they can be addressed.  The sessions will be inter-active.

Mark the dates and RSVP when convenient:

Rotary’s amazing capacity to bring people together
When I was 16, like most teenagers, I was focused on my own life.  I hadn’t really thought about joining a service club or dedicating myself to helping others.  But that changed when a high school friend began talking to me about Rotary, and its local and global actions. I was captivated and wanted to learn more. 
Follow the link below to read more of this post on Rotary Voices
Rotary Voices
Article by Gabriel de Jesus Abade, former youth exchange student
Image shows Exchange students from District 6990 get-together
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Save the date - District Assembly
District Assembly is for all 2018-19 Club Officers, Directors and Rotarians in District 9600 . . . .

When and where...
Sunday 20 May 2018  
 8.30am to 12.30pm
St Columban's Lutheran College – Caboolture  

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Update on proposal to merge Districts 9600, 9630 & 9640
The vote on redistricting (details below and attached) was as follows:
  • 50 clubs (75% of all clubs in the district) voted
  • 42 clubs (64% of the district) accepting the proposal.

The current thinking is that Queensland is to be redistricted to two (2) only districts. This is being achieved as follows.
District 9570 and 9550 will be merged and extend from just North of Gympie up to Far North Qld and across to the border with the Northern Territory, it may also include Part of the NT from Tennant Creek to Darwin.
District 9600, 9630 and 9640 are to be merged to form one district from Gympie to just  north of Glenn Innes in NSW  and West to the NT and SA border’s. This new District will also include our current clubs in PNG, the Solomon’s and Nauru. In total this new district would have approximately 165 clubs.
Attached is the current proposal document to merge district 9600 with 9630 and 9640.
Rotary District 9600 Foundation Newsletter
Click here to read the March/April newsletter from Rotary District 9600's Foundation Chair.
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District Newsletter - March 
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