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Meeting Program
Aug 13, 2019

Originally from New Zealand, Ray has travelled through the US & Europe and while in London he met his lovely wife Donna, who hails from Warrnambool Victoria Australia.

They returned to Australia & lived for a time in Melbourne before moving to Warrnambool to start their family – having 2 daughters who are now 19 & 21.

Having adult daughters, they took the opportunity this year to move to QLD to be closer to friends & family where Ray has taken the opportunity to work for the NBN. His role is to speak to Community Groups to help educate residents about Connecting to the NBN plus importantly highlighting Scam Awareness.

Outside of work, Ray is a referee for Touch Rugby League and enjoys walking & exploring Brisbane’s many walking tracks.


Ray is part of the nbn™ local Qld team. His role is to meet with local Community Groups to help educate them about the status of the nbn™ access network in there area.

His presentation will cover:

  •  What is the nbn™
  • What do you need to do to connect
  • How the nbn effects your existing Home Phone & Medical Alarms
  • Scams to be aware of

We are not selling anything as the nbn™ is the wholesaler – not a phone or internet company.

The nbn™ access network now has more than 5 million homes and 500,000 Businesses connected in Australia and continues to gather momentum with approximately 55,000 new homes, 20,000 new Businesses being added to the national footprint each month

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Our Last Meeting
Chris chaired the meeting
Kindly taking over from Roger who is currently writing up this report
Chris welcomed visitors, Tony, Irish & Ken

Mark introduced Tony Freeman
End Trachoma by 2020 - Building Healthy Communities

Tony has been a very active member in the various Clubs and also at a District level in Districts 9680 and 9600 since 1991 when he joined THORNLEIGH Club in (then) District 9680.  In 2003 Tony and Marilyn moved to Brisbane and he became a member of Rotary Club of SAMFORD VALLEY until the move to Sunshine Coast in late 2014 when he joined the Rotary Club of ALEXANDRA HEADLAND. He has been Assistant Governor, President, a PHF, and held many other Rotary positions. Tony has a background included marketing of consumer products, furniture, fashion, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. He continues to do some business review and coaching for small businesses as he enjoys “retirement” ...which meant going from paid work to volunteer and Rotary work!

He is the Trachoma Champion for Rotary District 9600
Rotary's Vision
SAVE THESE DATES: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up


The Rotary Club of Caloundra - in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps and Rotaract Club of the Sunshine Coast -  is proud to support the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up on 20 October.  Hosted by Ocean Crusaders and supported by Unitywater along with multiple other local environment groups, the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up is on 20 October to help prevent disease and debris from being washed into our oceans.

Click here for full details of this event and the registration link. 

Will you join us?

Also, we have been invited to promote the Clean Up at the Currimundi Twilight Markets on 20 September & 18 October and would ask you to join us in that promotion too. 

Being visible will also increase Rotary/Rotaract awareness in the community!

Please join us for an hour or two on the banks of the lake to help make a difference in our community and our planet!

Full details of these events are on facebook.  The club's Facebook page for the event is rotary.cleanup

Please like this page and share it and the events among your friends, family and community clubs.

Thank you for helping - see you there?

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2019 Rotary Race Day
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Proudly presented by Rotary and Candy Shop Show.

Celebrating the best of cabaret, musical theatre, retro, swing and the vintage era SHOWSTOPPERS! is a frolic through the days when diamonds really were a girls' best friend! Relishing in all that glitters and glows, travel with us along the bright lights of ol' Broadway, slip into a Speakeasy or two and enjoy the greatest showstoppers of all time!
See the BEST and MOST POPULAR of all the Candy Shop Show productions
On Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 7pm
Kittyhawk Room - Kedron Wavell RSL
21 KittyhawkDrive, Chermside, Queensland 4032
Watoto Children's Choir
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS available - be sure to book for this fabulous performance with Dr Shari Hall performing live with the Watoto Children's Choir at Venue 114 on Tuesday 24 September 2019 and Artist Victoria Fitzpatrick painting live on stage. This painting (of one of the children) will be auctioned at the end of the performance!  
Presented by Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps
Upcoming Events
RYDA : Wed 7 August
Corbould Park Racecourse
Aug 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Aug 07, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Japan Festival
Meridan State College
Aug 11, 2019
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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Annie Engstrom
August 16
Jim Lombard
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August 13
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13 years
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August 21, 2018
1 year
Alan Bethune
August 26, 2003
16 years
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