The Reel

A few words from President Bernie
As I sit here at my Mother’s hospital bed contemplating on what to say, there are many things I would like to say but I do need to say a heartfelt thankyou to the Doctors, ICU and Staff of the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital for identifying the seriousness of mum’s condition and taking all the steps to keep her alive.
My apologies for not attending the meeting on Tuesday morning and I thank Chris for standing in for me.  It was unfortunate that Jessica from the Leukaemia Foundation was unavailable due to illness. I hope that she will be available next Tuesday morning.
ADG Wendy was then able to ...
Rotary Club of Maria Pai da Praia - CAPE VERDE
Country: Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
Capital City is Praia - Population 540,000
Rotary Club of Maria Pai da Praia
Meets at Hotel Pestana Trópico,
Cidade da Praia
Ilha de Santiago
Praia, 75
Cabo Verde
Meets Tues, 7:00pm
Founded in 2002
Official Language is Portuguese
Rotary District 9101
Cabo Verde consists of 10 volcanic islands and is 570 kilometres west of West Africa.  It’s quite significant that in a string of islands 570 kilometres from Africa there is a Rotary Club.
Facebook photos indicate about 17 members.
North Queensland Floods Appeal
Disastrous flooding in North Queensland has left many families and individuals in need of assistance in their recovery. The appeal is designed to assist those families and individuals whose needs are not covered by insurance and Government assistance.
The D9550 North Queensland Flood Relief Appeal (RABS) is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Townsville South West (in Rotary District 9550) under the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (Managed by Rotary Australia World Community Service).  RABS has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) registration and has been listed as a Charitable Fund so it can accept tax deductible donations from individuals or organisations.
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition
The Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition is open to primary and secondary school children living on the Sunshine Coast. The closing date is 29 March 2019 (midnight AEST).
The theme for the inaugural competition covers two categories: Animals, & Natural Environment
Each category will be divided into age groups: up to 10 years ; 10-12 years ; 12-15 years ; and 15 years +
There will be prizes for the winner in each category by age group
Our Last Meeting
Arnaldo chaired the meeting, and welcomed visitors Assistant Governor Wendy, Charmaine and Barbie
Gerry proposed the International Toast to RC Cape Verde in west Africa
Naturally, we all know where that is, but just in case ...
District Conference 2019
The 2019 District 9600 Rotary Conference is now available for registration.
For all Conference information, and to register, head to
Register before 28 February and go into the draw to win 1 in 4 total conference refunds! 

Remember, it is FREE to register for the Conference (required); meals are extra!

Annual Rotary Trivia Challenge
Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund - RUSCCF
The next meeting of the Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund will be on 15 February. This fund supports 3 - 4 USC graduates in their studies every year, and has been in operation since the start of USC, with many notable success stories.
Learn more
Concert - Swinging in the Sunshine
'A Night To Remember' Music Quiz
Chairman of The Board Meeting Surf Charity explains how proceeds from the Sunshine Coast 'A Night To Remember' Music Quiz will help local kids with disabilities in this eye-opening video:
Telling Our Rotary Story
Rotary’s new strategic plan
Past RI Vice President Jennifer E. Jones discusses Rotary’s vision statement at the 2018 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA
In June, the RI Board of Directors and The Rotary Foundation Trustees approved Rotary’s new strategic plan, which will take effect on 1 July. Although the plan will guide our activities at the corporate level, clubs and districts are encouraged to develop their own strategic plans and align them with Rotary’s framework.

District governors-elect learned about the new plan at the International Assembly in January. The Regional Leaders Training Institute, governors-elect training seminar, and 2019 Rotary International Convention also will highlight the plan.
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution month
Learn more
Rotary is ...
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health
Rotary Down Under magazine
Rotary's Anniversary - 23 February
Meet the first four Rotarians here and get ready for Rotary’s anniversary in February. 
Rotary on the Move newsletter
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Upcoming Events
Bunnings BBQ - Saturday
Bunnings Caloundra
Feb 09, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Feb 11, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
RUSCCF Committee Meeting
University of the Sunshine Coast.
Feb 15, 2019 6:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Lin Rees
February 1
Yvonne Waldvogel
February 4
Gina Gilliland
February 18
Margaret Woodforth
February 26
Join Date
Bernie Strong
February 2, 2014
5 years
Anne Boland
February 23, 2016
3 years