The Reel

Next Tuesday's Meeting
Mar 12, 2019
The latest in Solar technology
The latest in Solar technology Mark is owner and Director of the Australian solar company Enopte. He will show how people can make big savings or even eliminate electricity bills in your business, property or factory with solar panels, solar battery storage and a customised Australian designed and tested solar power system.
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Are you on duty?
It seems that some members are not checking the roster to see if they have a job at the next meeting!  No, you say?  If you are not present to complete your scheduled role, it causes havoc at the meeting.  Havoc, confusion, rushing around ... resulting in the substitute person no having time to do their homework.  Do you know that feeling?
Please check the roster at least a week before the next meeting, even two weeks or three weeks' prior.  If you then are unable to fulfill your duty, please organise a replacement, and email the name of the replacement to Ian Belcher and  Les Walsh so the roster can be updated and your replacement can be reminded in The Reel.
Your help would be appreciated!
Our Annual Charity Golf Day is next Friday
Thank you to Golf Day Sponsors
A few words from President Bernie
Probably first and foremost is the club's Annual Charity Golf Day on 15 March, which is looming on the horizon. Our Golf Day Committee has worked very hard to make this day a really extra special fundraiser as this will be our last Golf day held at Pelican Waters. So please get behind this project and make it as big as we can. Raffle tickets and monies are to be handed in at this coming Tuesday’s meeting please.
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March is Water & Sanitation month
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition
The Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition is open now and closes on 29 March.
Time is running out - encourage your children and grandchildren to take their photos and enter.
Full details at:
Our Last Meeting
PDG Alan Still opened our meeting, toasted Australia and also for the International toast he went to Rotary District 1990 in Switzerland for the Rotary Club of Berne with 105 members and chartered in 1925.
Irish was welcomed as a guest as was guest speaker Sally and her partner Sam.
President Bernie reported on ROMAC, Golf Day, District Conference, Photographic competition, check the roster for meeting duties, Board meeting next Monday, SCU raffle prizes needed
The Object of Rotary
New club banners
Just in time for the Golf Day
Club Brochure 2019
District Governor's newsletter
On 22 - 24 March we’ll join together at the Grand Chancellor, Brisbane to celebrate our annual conference.
The planning committee has nearly everything in place and we’re watching the bookings come in ...
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health
ROMAC newsletter
The latest news from Interplast
Read the latest Interplast news here
Rotary Down Under magazine
Rotary on the Move newsletter
Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Our Pink Shoelace Moments
At the District Changeover, Governor Wendy related a story of two boys and the days they started wearing a pink shoelace.  It was a true story and gave her the opportunity to paint the vision she has for our District 9600 clubs this year. 
She said:
We need to all be looking for those who are different, looking for those doing it tough and we need to decide how we, as active Rotarians in our communities and across the globe will take steps to show them we care, to show them that we are serious (albeit while we are in the midst of fun and fellowship) in our commitment to being the inspiration to improve their opportunities in life.  Maybe we walk quietly beside them, maybe we give them the resources to alter their situation or maybe we actively roll up our sleeves and participate.
Whenever we do, as individual Rotarians or as a club we need to remind ourselves that this is our PINK SHOELACE MOMENT and before it slips away we need to capture an image.
At our District Conference we’ll all have the chance to see how other Rotarians in District 9600 were the Inspiration to a life of change………
Every one step can be an inspiration - looking at them together they have the capacity to let us see how transformational Rotary truly is !!!!!!!!!!!!
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

Full details at:
Masquerade Ball 2019
Get Tickets
By raising money for one of the following charities you will be in the running to be crowned STRAWBERRY KING OR QUEEN ! 
Upcoming Events
Trivia Challenge 2019 supporting ROMAC
Unity College Auditorium
Mar 07, 2019 6:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Mar 09, 2019 – Mar 10, 2019
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Mar 11, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Megyn Carpenter
March 2
Iain Nye
March 3
Deb Taylor
March 6
Merv Paddison
March 11
Ana Carolina Seuanez de Clouett
March 25
Spouse Birthdays
Patrick Cleary
March 20
Anne Boland
Pat Boland
March 17
Darryl Laing
Shirley Laing
March 27
Join Date
Arnaldo Mendes
March 1, 1993
26 years
James Condon
March 1, 1972
47 years
Anna Wheildon
March 3, 2014
5 years
Ian Belcher
March 7, 1994
25 years
Ron Strong
March 14, 2001
18 years