Next Tuesday's Meeting
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2018
Key organiser, Rachael says:
"Huge thanks to you all for the overwhelming response for the Teddy Bears Picnic this Sunday – your help is very much appreciated.
"Please find attached a site plan and roster for the day.  Take a moment to check that your role and time slot has been recorded correctly and let me know if any changes need to be made,  some of you kindly registered via ClubRunner but hadn’t selected a time slot so a good guess has been made, flexibility is completely possible.
"The site plan clearly isn’t to scale, a guide only so you have an idea of the direction you will be heading.  If you can plan to arrive a few minutes early as there may be a challenge with parking, all going well!  Entrance is via the double gates on Landsborough Parade, just head towards the water park end of the resort and I’m sure you will find us!
"Please sign on as a volunteer in the Rotary tent on arrival so you are covered from an OH & S point of view.
"Given we don’t  know how many guests we are expecting and when they will arrive, there may be unexpected bottlenecks at times, our plan is to keep an eye out for one another and direct volunteers where they are needed as best we can. 
"The promotion of the event this week has been well received by child care centres, schools and the media which is encouraging.
"Thank you again for your support, feel free to make contact to clarify any queries you have,  otherwise see you Sunday with your Rotary shirts and smiles on!"
Thank you Rachael
Sunday funday in Bohol

Sunday funday with the kids

One of  the local Rotarians opened their home to the kids - swimming games, lots and lots of food - even chocolate.  ... awesome!
The sounds of genuine laughter and excitement was an honour for Darry to be part of.
How good is The World of Rotary
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The previous day Mark & Darryl attended the Shepherds Arm Orphanage to distribute the gifts from our Rotary Club of Caloundra.

Darryl says it was probably one of the most humbling experiences of his life - 24 kids over the moon with appreciation for what we all take for granted: a tooth brush, shampoo, soap, some small stationery items and new underwear.  The smiles and laughter from each child as they opened their gifts will stay with him forever.

He even took the time to Facetime his similarly aged grandkids so as they may share the experience.  Both Jett and Zahli spoke with the kids and soon everyone was talking back and forth the giggling was magical to watch and listen to.

We then shared a meal together - Great afternoon - Memorable
A few words from President Bernie
What does ROTARY mean to me as an individual?
  • Raising awareness
  • Overall fellowship
  • Talking the Talk
  • Always be on Hand
  • Relationships in Service
  • Youth association
Being a Rotarian has shown me more awareness of how much you can be involved with the Community.    It can be a small amount or it can be fulltime depending on your availability depending on your family and your work commitment.  It doesn’t matter how much but what you are able to do.
I have come in contact with some amazing people and made long term worldwide friendships since I have been involved with Rotary.   Fellowship, friendship and making a mark in the Community through Rotary has been an inspiring experience.   
Don’t forget our Teddy Bears Picnic on Sunday at Oaks Oasis Resort and any amount of help will be appreciated.   Our Charity Partner is STEMM and they need all the help they can get.
I would also like to touch on the cost of our Breakfast meetings....

The Reel

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Taylor, Deb
Registration Desk
Todd, Roger
Speaker Intro
Tsukimori, Genta
My Vocation
Engstrom, Stephen
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Sep 18, 2018
Golf Day Launch at Pelican Waters Golf Club
Sep 25, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Volunteering at Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Shepherds Arms Children’s Home
Sep 03, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018
2018 Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Sep 14, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2018
Oaks Oasis Resort
Sep 16, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Noel Begley
September 10
Norm Bourguignon
September 11
Neville Woodforth
September 13
Anne Boland
September 16
Trevor Gilliland
September 19
Les Walsh
September 27
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Narelle Davis
September 6
Pat Boland
September 7
Anne Paddison
September 14
Olive Begley
September 17
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Olive Begley
September 12
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Gina Gilliland
September 14
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Jim Lombard
September 12, 2017
1 year
Les Walsh
September 21, 2001
17 years
Chloé's year
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Member Profile : Merv Paddison
Merv Paddison was born in Toowoomba in 1946.  After completing his primary and secondary education there, Merv went to Teachers College at Kelvin Grove in Brisbane in 1964.  His teaching career began at Rangeville State School in Toowoomba. By July 1967, he was appointed to a one teacher school at Watson Crossing State School, 27 miles south east of Texas.  Several transfers followed over the years until Merv was appointed to Golden Beach State School as Principal in 1985.  He remained there until 1999 and retired in 2000.
While at Golden Beach, Merv was invited to join Rotary and was inducted into the Rotary Club of Caloundra on 23 May 1987.  His wife, Anne, was a special guest at that memorable meeting.  Because of his teaching background, Merv soon became Youth Service Director.  He was President of the Rotary Club of Caloundra for the 1993-94 year.  It was during his term as president that the club voted to invite women into this club.  However, the first woman was not inducted until 2000 when the club changed to a breakfast club.
Teddy Bears' Picnic 2018
Welcome to the 2018 Teddy Bear’s Picnic by the Rotary Club of Caloundra.  Join us at the Oaks Oasis Resort lawn area on Landsborough Parade, Caloundra from 10am to 3pm for a fun-filled day for all the family. 
Lots of fun things to see and do,  gold coin entry,  food to enjoy and memories to be made.  Be sure to bring along your favourite teddy as you could win a fabulous prize.
Activities include kids yoga,  story telling, apple bobbing, egg and spoon races, animal farm and loads more to enjoy.
Of course the Rotary sausage sizzle will be in full flight too!
Our last meeting
President Bernie took the chair for the latest of our Open Forum meetings where members have the chance to involve themselves in club matters from breakfast venues to fundraising activities.
But first, Bernie welcomed Kath Aspinall again who we are pleased to announce will be joining us as a member next week.  Kath will bring a lot of life experience to the group especially from her time at Inner Wheel and we all look forward to working with her.
The Open Forum format allows members to talk about subjects that are close to their hearts and Anna gave a short speech about how she would like to stay with the club despite the distance she has to travel to meetings.  She is looking now at opportunities for house sitting in the Caloundra area as the unit she has been staying in when she visits us will no longer be available.  She clearly considers our club as an extension to her family.
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