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Next Tuesday's Meeting
Feb 05, 2019
World's Greatest Shave to Beat Blood Cancer
World's Greatest Shave to Beat Blood Cancer

When you sign up and raise money for World’s Greatest Shave you are giving families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You are also funding vital research that will help more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma, while improving their quality of life.

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Our last meeting
Mark Ward, Irish and Darryl Laing
Shephards Arms Children's Home (SACH) & Agricultural Fish Farm, Bohol, Philippines.

Rotary Club of Caloundra members Mark, Irish and Darryl told us all about their recent visit to the orphanage and fish farm. Mark commented: "what did impress me were the efforts to be self-sufficient through SACH's agricultural activities and I think that is highly worth supporting". Reflecting the desire to be self-sufficient, SACH plans to grow fish from fingerlings in a purpose built fish farm to assist the children’s home become self-sufficient in providing a supply of food.  A revenue stream from selling surplus fish is anticipated.
Rotary Club of Piriápolis - URUGUAY
Country : Uruguay - Population 3.5 million has 105 clubs
City : Piriápolis - Population 8000 Spanish is the official language; Piriápolis is considered to be in the top 10 cities to live in in Uruguay, one comment is “a really cute beach town”
We are acknowledging the Rotary Club of PIRIAPOLIS - Club meets at Edif.Piria Local 008 on Wednesdays 8.00pm
Members are encouraged to check out the club's Facebook page, it is in Spanish but you can get some idea as to how other clubs operate.  Not dissimilar to ours.
  • The Club has sponsored an Interact Club which has a photo showing  around 50 members.
  • Another photo on their Facebook page indicated they have about 19 members.
  • They have been involved in a project with Lions.
  • Projects include raising money with Interact, Rotaract to obtain a global Grant to combat Human Trafficking
  • Others include donating a walker to a disabled man, and spectacles to a student
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
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution month
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year.  Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians.
Rotarians refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.  Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Through academic training, study, and practice the Rotary Peace Centres program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe.  Graduates of the program are reintegrating refugees in Sudan, creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India, and supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world.
District Governor's newsletter
Now it’s time to get out the diaries and come together to join as District 9600 at the District Conference on the week-end of 22 - 24 March at The Grand Chancellor in Brisbane.

The program looks good, there’s a lot of content to be inspired about - stories from others, projects that have changed the lives of communities and what we ourselves have been doing.
Annual Rotary Trivia Challenge
Australia Day Honours
We congratulate two especially worthy winners in the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards:
  • Gateway Care leader Debra Knight, Citizen of the Year, and
  • David Woodrow (Alexandra Headland Rotarian), Senior Citizen of the Year
Gateway Care is a very worthwhile local community based organisation that the Rotary Club of Caloundra supports.
Gateway Care has perhaps the largest “Food Centre” of it’s kind in South East Qld with more than 5,000 members on its database. Gateway provides an essential support to many low income families who enjoy the benefit of buying low cost groceries from the Food Centre.
A delegation from Caloundra Rotary had a coffee with Gateway's Manager, Debbie to present a small donation and a Certificate of Appreciation to support this worthy cause.  View the photos at this link
Alexandra Headland's very own David Woodrow's work in the community over many years and in various fields of National Service, Education, Emergency Services and Helicopter rescue has been acknowledged by Sunshine Coast Council. 
We all know of the tireless work David has been doing in recent years for the Helicopter rescue service, under various sponsorships going back over 20 years and raising several hundred thousand dollars for this essential service. Interesting to note that the helicopter service itself was started by Rotary at the Maroochydore club. 
Ladies are invited ...
The latest news from Interplast
Read the latest Interplast news here
Public Image newsletter

Today is a good time to resolve to do everything in your power to promote Rotary’s public image - in a positive way - in the coming months.

IFMR Australia - register for the AIR2020 ride
New Zealand -Australia Rotary Conference
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Rotary International Convention in Melbourne 2023
It is with great excitement that Rotary Club of Melbourne announces Melbourne as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, attracting over 20,000 delegates and the largest Conference secured this century for Victoria. Thirty years since Melbourne hosted the same international event.
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
An evening with PRID Bryn Styles
Fitzy's Function Centre
Feb 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Helen Fox
January 5
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
Peter Fox
January 22
Jan Condon
January 25
Lin Rees
February 1
Yvonne Waldvogel
February 4
Gina Gilliland
February 18
Margaret Woodforth
February 26
Merv Paddison
Anne Paddison
January 4
Join Date
Stephen Engstrom
January 26, 2016
3 years
Bernie Strong
February 2, 2014
5 years
Anne Boland
February 23, 2016
3 years