Next Tuesday's Meeting
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Our meeting on Tuesday 31 July will be hosted off site by the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce at their office (Level 1, 74 Bulcock Street).
Normal times 6.30am for 7am start, finish 8am.  We have planned a standup boxed cooked breakfast with fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and juice.  The Chamber is providing complimentary tea and coffee.
Normal meeting costs will apply: full breakfast $20, no breakfast $5; funds raised may assist in reducing your second half-yearly dues.
Numbers are needed for catering - please RSVP to me 0418 151 221 or via ClubRunner with your preference –b/fast or no b/fast.
This is a great opportunity to see the value of our Chamber membership and to gain an understanding of what and how the Chamber assists business stability and growth in our community.
Olivia Sainsbury, the Chamber’s Executive Officer will be addressing our meeting.
Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student Chloé arrives in Australia
We are keeping a photographic record of Chloé's year in Caloundra in this photo album.
Chloe Meaer comes from Brandérion in North-western France, she is 16 and speaks French but is also fluent in English and German.
She is the eldest of three children. She has a sister and a brother.
She loves reading, listening to music, writing or watching videos. At school she studied 10 subjects, mostly academic and seems to have a very enquiring mind.  She also loves drama, the arts, dance and the theatre.
Chloé has travelled many places in Europe but nowhere as far as Australia.
She is looking very forward to meeting everyone in the Club, so please make her very welcome.
Her first host family is with Julianna Neil. 
Chloe attended our Rotary meeting last Tuesday morning, presented her club banner, and received a Koala in a Can!
RI President's August message
All of us have a responsibility to take membership seriously, not only by inviting prospective members, but also by making sure new members are welcomed into clubs that offer them something of value. If you see someone walk into a meeting and hesitate, be sure that person has a place to sit and is part of the conversation. If you're enthusiastic about a Rotary program, make sure your club knows about it and knows how to get involved. If you see a need in your community, talk about it at this week's meeting. If we want to be part of an organization that's strong, that's active, that's having an impact – start at home, and Be the Inspiration in Rotary.
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Foundation Trustee Chair's August message
Be engaged. Working with your club on service projects that qualify for District Designated Funds is one way to participate and use your voice to make a real difference. If your club has no service projects that interest you, work on getting some new ones underway. Carry out community assessments to find out how we can best use our resources to create positive change.
This month, I invite you to transform the way you think about your involvement with Rotary. Consider every meeting a chance to discover new channels for your energy and to brainstorm with like-minded Rotarians about how you can work together for a better world.
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District Governor's Newsletter
We are all better now for the efforts that were achieved recently in our 113 year history and we look forward to doing better yet again with the many more Rotarians leading the race for this year. We don’t have to be fast but we do need to keep our eye on the ball, we need to keep moving forward. I’m very happy to be in your team.

The Reel

24 July
View our photo albums here
Next Tuesday
Laing, Darryl
Registration Desk
Rees, Chris
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
Jul 31, 2018
Vocational Visit - Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
Aug 07, 2018
Working-B : Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Aug 14, 2018
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Upcoming Events
RYDA - Day 2 : Thursday
Corbould Park Racecourse
Jul 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
National Tree Day planting
Tweddell Drive & Pelican Water Bvde
Jul 29, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce office
Jul 31, 2018
RYDA - Setup
Corbould Park Racecourse
Jul 31, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Mark Ward
July 19
Genta Tsukimori
August 15
Spouse Birthdays
Shirley Laing
July 8
Lexley Roberts
July 20
Annie Engstrom
August 16
Jim Lombard
Yvonne Waldvogel
August 13
Helen Fox
Peter Fox
August 14
Arnaldo Mendes
Tricia Mendes
August 22
Join Date
Alan Still OAM
July 1, 1970
48 years
Roger Todd
July 1, 1999
19 years
Chris Milligan
July 11, 2013
5 years
Gordon Hamilton
July 14, 2015
3 years
Sue Robinson
July 19, 2016
2 years
Gerry Swan
July 26, 1989
29 years
Judy Clark
August 15, 2006
12 years
Alan Bethune
August 26, 2003
15 years
Last Tuesday's Meeting
Our Sergeant was in full control last Tuesday!
Visitors were welcomed from Brisbane, Melbourne & France!  Yes our Governor hails from Brisbane (High-Rise in fact!), Snowbird Ken McMeeken was visiting again from Melbourne, and we welcomed Chloé, our Rotary Youth Exchange Student to our meeting for the first time.
A busy week
In the news
Congratulations Gordon, again, for you are indeed newsworthy!
Our original story in 'The Reel' was picked up by the Sunshine Coast Daily and published in their weekly 'Join our Club' page.
Our original story may be viewed here
Are you using the ClubRunner App?
Have you downloaded the ClubRunner App to keep up to date with what is on our website?
Are you using it?
It is very useful for club events, and for emailing other members.
If in doubt ask Alan!
Mark and the Rotaractors
Mark was not intending to do a makeup during his recent trip to Manila; however he found his hotel over-run with Rotaractors attending APRRC (Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference).
He was lucky enough to have a talk to RI President, Barry Rassin and Esther who were most interested in our Bohol project.
It was most enjoyable talking to the Rotaractors who were everywhere, in the lifts, at the pool at the restaurants and all the public areas.
So Mark is claiming multiple makeups for all his socialising at the hotel….ummmmmm!
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 ...
Japan Festival
Japan Festival Drawing Competition
ShelterBox Operations Update
The latest operations update is available here
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