Next Tuesday's Meeting
Our meeting next Tuesday will be a Vocational Visit to the Salvation Army at 119 Sugarbag Road, Little Mountain.
An opportunity to learn more about the work of the Salvation Army which about has been part of Caloundra since 1996.
District Conference Registrations are now open

Online registration for our District Conference is NOW OPEN on the D9600 website

Follow the link for two pages of information details outlining the correct method of doing the registration together with pricing details for the various meal choices available.

We remind members that there is no cost to register for conference apart from meals and the evening events.
However all attendees must complete a registration to enter the conference venue to comply with insurance. This includes all volunteers working in any capacity and all display personnel.
RI President's March Message
In the half-century since Rotaract began, the world has seen profound changes, and young people have felt the greatest impact of those changes: the rise of technology and the information economy, the spread of education, and the tremendous influence of the internet. When Rotaract was founded, it would have been almost unthinkable for a teen or 20-something to have been an entrepreneur or a CEO. Today, young people have an unprecedented capacity to achieve – and Rotary needs their ideas and enthusiasm as never before.
For many years, Rotary has done Rotaract a disservice by looking at our youth and young adult programs as mere precursors to Rotary membership, and not as valuable and productive programs in their own right. But Rotaractors are truly partners in Rotary service.
A great week for volunteering & socialising
Over three-quarters of our membership participated in volunteer activities and/or met socially for Rotary fellowship during this week.  That is a great achievement!
Three days for 18 of our members filling 31 volunteer positions assisting the smooth operation of the Caloundra RYDA Road Safety Education program.  Yes some backed up on two or three days - well done!  600 local high school students benefitted.
On one of those days, Gerry's team of 10 BBQ volunteers slaved over a hot stove serving our fabulous sausages to hungry customers.  Yes, some of the fabulous 10 also volunteered at RYDA!
An impromptu birthday party for Rotary's 113th anniversary on Friday night saw 14 members and their partners having a swell time.  Eight knowledgeable members plus their equally learned helpers (partners and many friends) filled three tables at Thursday's annual Trivia night in aid of Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) organised by the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific.  Finally tonight - bringing the week to a close - 10 members plus partners will be socialising at the races at Corbould Park for the Steps Charity Race Night.  And tomorrow. two members will be volunteering at the Rotary Australia World Community Service's Donation in Kind facility.  For those that use acronyms that's RAWCS & DIK.
We don't do that every week but its great to be able to record how club members came together this week to serve and enjoy fellowship.
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Mar 06, 2018 7:00 AM
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Coming Up
Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast
The United Service Club
Mar 01, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Trivia Challenge 2018 supporting ROMAC
Unity College Auditorium
Mar 01, 2018 6:00 PM
February Social
Corbould Park Racecourse
Mar 02, 2018 5:00 PM
Donations in Kind Packing day
Mar 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Vocational Visit to Salvation Army Caloundra
Salvation Army
Mar 06, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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
Providing clean water is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus* and so the Theme for the month of March is “Water & Sanitation”.

Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
*Rotary International is focussing its efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Rotary’s most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
If Paul Harris started Rotary today
By Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, NSW pictured  left, with other members of the Joint Committee on Alumni Relations during a visit to Room 711, a recreation of the room where Rotary began.
I wonder, as we approach yet another Rotary anniversary, what Paul Harris would think of the Rotary of today? Would he smile, or grimace? He probably didn’t imagine how far his little idea would go when he sat down for that first meeting on 23 February a full 113 years ago.
As a fun exercise, I tried to imagine what it might be like if Paul Harris started Rotary today.  To do this, I first imagined what a Gen Y Paul might be like. 
I decided he’d be a social entrepreneur and blogger.  His personal style is a touch metro, add some emo, and just a squeeze of hipster.  He lives a healthy life ...
Read the full article
President Peter's Musings

The Yowie

Rachael had three minutes to tell us about herself
Welcome to another week everybody, as we say goodbye to our shortest month, February and begin the next.
Our Club is currently in "busy-mode".  It's a time of great productivity and it's so encouraging to see so many of our enthusiastic members involving themselves in the Service aspect of Rotary.
Our Membership Director, Chris Rees is busy working on methods to retain our strong membership base and developing new and exciting ways of attracting new Members. 
In this last week alone, members have been involved in multiple Social and Service events.  Our Facts 'n Figures man, Les has provided some statistics outlining the level of activity of our Members in this period.
See the numbers in this article

Anna was Chair

Chair Anna with our Guest Speaker, John McAuley


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:

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! 
Rotary Down Under magazine
DIK Newsletter
Rotary on the Move newsletter
Please click HERE to download the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter for March.
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
February update: the latest news from Interplast
Read the latest Interplast news here
Oct 2018 Rotary 9600 India experience

District 9600 trip to India - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mumbai - Goa 

The Rotary 9600 Club Development Officer [Peter Morley] has put together a visitation trip to India, visiting some Rotary Clubs but also visiting some of India's highlights.  This is not  a fund raising journey, but more of way to connect and see what happens in the Rotary World overseas.  Add on extensions either side of ground component can be accommodated
Interested in being a sponsor?
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