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Meeting Program
Jul 30, 2019
Dicky Beach Surf Club
Dicky Beach Surf Club

Established in 1950, Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is a non-profit community service organisation, situated on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Club provides an essential emergency rescue service to beach-goers, creating a safe environment both on and around Dicky Beach. Throughout its history, the club has proudly held intact its vision of of “Zero Preventable Deaths” within our patrol environs.


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THANK YOU for volunteering

A Big Effort this week!

A great BBQ at Bunnings and three fun-filled days at RYDA helping young people with their driving skills.
Thank you!
More RYDA next week
NEW: Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education

We are again looking for volunteers to help setup and assist in the running of another successful RYDA day preparing our young people for life on the roads. 

Separate invitation emails have been emailed on which you may register your attendance or apologise if you cannot help; you may also register direct at the following links:

6 August



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7 AugustWednesday8am-2pmRegister for WednesdayMeridan College
Our last meeting
Sergeant Merv called the meeting to order and welcomed Alan to the Chair.
Alan welcomed our guests:
  • Tiffany Hardy from MS Queensland and our speaker
  • Partners Irish & her bestie Shane
  • Visiting Rotarian Ken McMeekan RC Morwell & former Rotarian Anna
  • Gordon's guest Michelle from PW Golf Club
Gerry provided the international toast to Rotary Club of Kampala, Ugunda.  Members questioned his population count but Gerry assured us of its accuracy.
President Chris reported on:
  • TRF have revised their 5 areas of focus to now include projects to protect the environment and some name changes to other focus areas.
  • Photo Competition awards last Thursday was a most successful event and thanks to the members who attended and there was lots of enthusiasm form the participants.  Seems we may have a new sponsor next year's competition and while not a great fund raiser the event was great PR.
  • World Polio Day walk to be on 27 October from Centaur Park to Power Boat Club and looking to raise funds from participants.
  • Busy week ahead with RYDA and Bunnings BBQ.
  • Upcoming speaker on 6 August will talk on End Trachoma by 2020:
  • Chris & Deb will setup a booth at Little Mountain Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo at Meridan College on 2 August
RI President's August message
Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.
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Foundation Trustee Chair's August message
There is an old bit of wisdom that says, "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." So open your heart and give to your Foundation. It may be the most important thing that you ever do.
Read the TRF Chair's message
Strategic Plan RI
Rotary International has updated its strategic plan and there is a great two-sided flyer which has RI's core values on one side as well as our vision statement and updated strategic priorities on the other.  It's a useful summary of where we are at and where we are going as an organisation for our members, potential members and our communities.
Rotary Foundation District 9600 newsletter
Click here to read the November newsletter from Rotary District 9600's Foundation Chair.
Do you know how to contribute to The Rotary Foundation by becoming a Centurion?
August is Membership Month
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, which means it’s time to celebrate our Rotary club, our members, and the good this club does in our community and around the world.
What some may not know is that the Rotary Australia website puts a wealth of Membership Development information at our fingertips.  Try this, for a start.  If you follow the link you will have 10 publications and a lot of useful ideas.
What does Rotary mean to you?  Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.
Read on for more ways to join in the celebration ...
SAVE THE DATE: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

Caloundra Rotary is proud to co-host the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up on 20 October partnering with Sunshine Coast Council, Unitywater, Ocean Crusaders, Currimundi Catchment Care Group, & Sunshine Coast Environment Council to help prevent disease and debris from being washed into our oceans.

Please join us for an hour or two on the river banks or on your watercraft (kayak, canoe, SUP board) to help make a difference in our community and our planet !

Full details of this event are on facebook.

The club's Facebook page for the event is rotary.cleanup.  Please share this page among your friends, family and community clubs.

Thank you for helping - see you there?

Photo Competition Presentations
The winners and runners up in Caloundra Rotary's inaugural Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition received their certificates and prizes at the Caloundra Arts Centre on 18 July 2019.

The photos are on exhibition until early August. Make sure you visit Caloundra Arts Centre soon to see the wonderful photos.
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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Caloundra Electorate Community Awards
Little Mountain Open Day & Expo
Public Image newsletter

Our  the new Rotary year is an ideal time for clubs to make raising our public image the number one priority for the club during the next 12  months.

The latest news from Australian Rotary Health
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Caloundra Bridge Club flyer
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Upcoming Events
RYDA - Day 2 : Thursday
Corbould Park Racecourse
Jul 25, 2019
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vocational Visit and Breakfast
Dicky Beach Surf Club
Jul 30, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
RYDA - Setup : 30 July
Corbould Park Racecourse
Jul 30, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Ward
July 19
Spouse Birthdays
Shirley Laing
July 8
Join Date
Alan Still OAM C'Dec
July 1, 1970
49 years
Roger Todd
July 1, 1999
20 years
Chris Milligan
July 11, 2013
6 years
Gordon Hamilton
July 14, 2015
4 years
Sue Robinson
July 19, 2016
3 years
Gerry Swan
July 26, 1989
30 years
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