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Meeting Program
Nov 12, 2019
District Governor's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park
District Governor's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park

Born in 1963, Darryl grew up on a farm on the Darling Downs before he came to Brisbane to study at University. Qualified as an accountant he has travelled all over Australia plus Goroka and Mount Hagan in PNG for work.

 After many previous youth clubs Darryl joined Aspley Rotaract in 1985 and Aspley Rotary in 1990. He was president of the Rotaract Club during Expo 88 and president of Aspley Rotary in 1997-98. In 2013 New Farm Rotary was chartered with Darryl as president.  He has a wide experience of Rotary.  He is an Arch Klumph Society member, Bequest Society member and a Charter member of the District Paul Harris Society. He has participated in a Polio National Immunization Day in India and has been involved in numerous District and Global Grants in their current and former forms.

He is still running his Accounting business during his District Governor Year. Darryl has two adult children Gemma and Terry now 23 years old. The highlight for Darryl for the 2019-2020 year will be his marriage to Laura in January 2020.

The Role of the District Governor

District governors provide leadership, motivation, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the RI Board of Directors. Governors act as officers of RI, fostering achievement in their district at the club level.  Districts nominate governors 24-36 months before the governors take office.  Governors-nominee are elected at the RI Convention and serve as governors-elect for 12 months prior to taking office.

During their term of service, governors:

  • Strengthen existing Rotary clubs, organize new clubs, and promote membership growth
  • Issue a monthly letter to each club president and secretary in the district
  • Support The Rotary Foundation and serve as a district and RI spokesperson, when appropriate
  • Hold a district conference and other district meetings
  • Ensure that district nominations and elections are conducted in accordance with the RI Constitution and Bylaws and established policies of RI
Each year, governors visit every Rotary club in the district to draw attention to important Rotary issues and provide special attention to weak or struggling clubs. The purpose of these visits is also to motivate Rotarians to participate in service activities and to personally recognize the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the district. Visits may be conducted individually or with several clubs at the same time.
This year, DG Darryl will be joining us in an informal atmosphere at Ben Bennett Park as his Official Visit to Caloundra
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Rotary's Sensory Play Area project
Caloundra Rotary's Sensory Play Area project at Currimundi is designed to improve the play experience for children, particularly those on the autism spectrum who often have heightened sensory issues.  The key advantage of a sensory area is that all children regardless of ability can benefit from the experience.
The project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program.
It is a major project so if you wish to help develop this unique facility for the children of the Sunshine Coast, online donations are welcomed at
Sponsorship enquiries are also welcome - please use the contact form on this page.
Online Donations
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SAVE THE DATE: ROMAC Trivia Challenge 12 March 2020
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Who will be our 2020-21 President?
District Governor's newsletter
Read DG Darryl's November newsletter
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Racegoers having fun
The Rotary International Convention is something all members should experience.  This year’s convention in Honolulu promises you the chance to make connections, find inspiration, and experience fun in paradise.

Whether you’re looking for a new Rotary adventure, innovative ideas from our global speakers, or just time to connect with old — and new — friends, our convention offers something for everyone.  Experience the unique Hawaiian culture at the host committee’s Hawaiian concert, let engaging presentations inspire you to create change in your community, and explore fresh opportunities for making a positive difference in the House of Friendship.
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November is Rotary Foundation Month
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

Why should we donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donations makes a difference to those who need our help most.  More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes.  With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases.  Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
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RI President's November message
The focus on the UN in the year ahead is not only about the past; it also lights a path to our future. There are so many parallels between the work we do through our areas of focus and the work of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. While those goals are indeed incredibly ambitious, they provide inspiration and direction — and are similar to many Rotary goals, which have proven to create lasting, positive change in our world. The goals can be achieved, but only if undertaken with the same long-term commitment and tenacity that Rotary understands so well. Alone, we cannot provide clean water for all, we cannot eliminate hunger, we cannot eradicate polio. But together with partners like the United Nations, of course we can.
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Foundation Trustee Chair's November message
I am reminded how Rotary gives us something good that we can all do together. Our service puts us in touch with so many interesting people from all over the world. When we meet, we hear about projects of all kinds, and it is always inspirational. And we never stop learning from one another.
This provides such a wonderful lesson to our children. We share with them the importance of fellowship and forming new bonds with other people. We also show them what is really important in life: making connections, improving life for those in need, and doing all we can for others. Rotary is the best education a family can have.
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Foundation Seminar
Nov 10, 2019
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Nov 11, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
DG's Official Visit @ Ben Bennett Park
Nov 12, 2019
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
BBQ - Aura Music in the Square Activation Series
Civic Square
Nov 17, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Christmas Shindig
Toogoolawah, Brisbane Valley
Nov 23, 2019
BBQ 24 Nov - Aura Central Residents
Charlotte Avenue Park, Aura Central
Nov 24, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ
Bunnings Caloundra
Nov 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Multi-District Pre-PETS
Toowoomba City Golf Club
Nov 30, 2019
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
James Condon
November 29
Les Walsh
Joy Walsh
November 1
Deb Taylor
Patrick Cleary
November 4
Genta Tsukimori
Mai Tsukimori
November 13
Bernie Strong
Ron Strong
November 16
Ron Strong
Bernie Strong
November 16
Join Date
Neville Woodforth
November 1, 1991
28 years
Trevor Gilliland
November 3, 2015
4 years
Chris Rees
November 14, 2017
2 years
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