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Next Tuesday's Meeting
Jan 15, 2019
Improving Mental Health in the Surf
Improving Mental Health in the Surf

Having suffered depression himself, Chris Paterson wanted to help others improve their mental health. By taking people out surfing and in the ocean, Chris has created his own style of mental health support - in the water!

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Our Last Meeting
Our first meeting for the year was a casual Vocational Visit to the Caloundra Lighthouses organised by Daryl.
The meeting was chaired by member Roger Todd who also happens to be honorary architect for the Friends of the Caloundra Lighthouses.
Roger's involvement with the lighthouses goes back to the 1990s when the modern Signal Station had been decommissioned and the old 1896 lighthouse was at Golden Beach after being moved there in 1970 after the new lighthouse, signal station and radar installation had been first built.
Roger thanked the Friends and members who attended and helped with guided tours, John and Donnalea, John Bradley, Julia, Sandy, John and Janice Groves, and River.
It was President Bernie's birthday, and she was given a card signed by the members.
January is Vocational Service Month
A Toast to Rotary International
1,200,000 members,  35,000 clubs worldwide; 197 countries in world
Rotary seems to have clubs in all but nine countries: Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Uzbekistan, Yemen & Vatican
If we propose a toast to ONE Club each meeting say 45 meetings per year, that would take us around 777 .7 years.  Five clubs per meeting would only take us 155 years.  So instead, if the toast is proposed each week to one club from each country, that will only take us four+ years.
Having found out that it takes about two hours to locate a club and get details, no wonder Alan Still called it a da;, I may try to work our way through the alphabet by country.
But this just goes to show how massive Rotary International is, and we are part of it.
So tell your business associates, clients, friends, police officers, nurses just what sort of an organization we are part of.  And tell them of the wonderful things we do worldwide on which Mark will be educating us in his Rotary Today segment.
So today, toast the organization we are proudly a part of.
Golf Day Sponsor wins
Currimundi Family Doctors won the Early Bird prize of $500 in value of products from Dan Murphy's. 
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2017-18 annual report now available
Read about Rotary's accomplishments during 2017-18 in the annual report.  The report includes highlights from the year, service projects that are having a positive, long-term impact, and stories from donors on why they contribute to The Rotary Foundation.
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January is Vocational Service Month
Upcoming Events
National Youth Science Forum - A (Canberra)
Jan 02, 2019 – Jan 13, 2019
National Youth Science Forum - B (Brisbane UQ)
Brisbane (UQ)
Jan 09, 2019 – Jan 20, 2019
International (Training) Assembly
San Diego, USA
Jan 12, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
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
Merv Paddison
Anne Paddison
January 4
Join Date
Stephen Engstrom
January 26, 2016
3 years