Next Tuesday's Meeting
Oct 09, 2018

This week's meeting is our regular 'Open Forum' to discuss matters arising from the Board meeting the previous afternoon, as well as other matters of interest to our members including questions.

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Strong, Bernadette
Registration Desk
Robinson, Sue
My Vocation
Witton, Rachael
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website:
Barefoot Bowls for Hat Day
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District Governor's newsletter
… We’ll be able to share more of these highlights of the year at our District Conference on 22-23 March 2019.  Remember to take photos of the ‘Pink Shoelace Moments’ that take place in your Club so that you can send them into the Conference
Committee early next year. We do want the opportunity for a joint celebration ...
View the video - Presentations at Bohol
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More photos
About the project

The Reel

2 October
View our photo albums here
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
McGrath Real Estate
Oct 08, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Barefoot Bowls for Hat Day (ARH)
Caloundra Bowls Club
Oct 10, 2018 5:30 PM
Charter Anniversary
Oct 12, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
Peter Davis
October 28, 2015
3 years
Planning to attend our Melbourne Cup lunch.
Invite your family and friends to a fun 'Barefoot Bowls' Hat Day night
We are seeking volunteers to sell Trifecta tickets.
Chloé visits another paradise - The Gold Coast
Have you caught up with Chloe's doings?
See the photos
Member Profile : Kathleen Aspinall
Kath says:
"I was born in Rochdale Lancashire England, living on a fire station were Dad was a Fire Officer.
Although it may seem strange to some the Fire Station was a great playground, we climbed the 100 foot tower, crawled through the underground passages (used for breathing apparatus training) all of which we were of course banned from entering.
On leaving school I first trained as a hairdresser, then became a nurse.
Eventually I married Ian, had a daughter Amanda and settled down in suburbia, that is until one day reading the newspaper I spotted Ian’s job description in a recruitment advert. Ian at the time was looking to move, he applied and got the position which meant moving to Hong Kong where we stayed until the 1997 Handover to China.
Living in Hong Kong was a fantastic experience totally different to suburbia in England, the pace was fast both living and working.  
Our last meeting
The holiday weekend and school holidays took their toll on the number at our meeting on 2 October when our newest member, Kath Aspinall was welcomed to the club and formally inducted.  See her story here
We also welcomed James back from his flying visit to New York, as well as Arnaldo.
Our guest speaker was John Malloy from the Alexandra Headland Rotary Club presenting on the WorkLife Program helping to transition young and older people to work.
Member Profile : Chris Rees
Born in Hayes, Middlesex an industrial town to the west of London in 1951, Chris was relocated to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire as a six-year old when the family moved to accommodate his father’s job.  Engineering being in the family, it was only natural that at 16 he started work as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice gaining experience manufacturing parts for Commercial Aircraft Undercarriages and fuel system components for the RAF Harrier jump jet.
Not content to stay on the factory floor, Chris was given his chance designing heat exchangers and later roller bearings.  He also had spells as a Project Engineer at Ina Bearing Company’s plant in South Wales and later as Bearing Line Supervisor.  It was in South Wales that he formed Llanelli Athletic Club with a good friend Paul Oram.
BBQ rewards
School holidays, a rain-free day, a trusty band of volunteers and a team effort produced a magnificent outcome for our club's projects!
But Gerry wants an assurance that the BBQ effort is not retiring with him, so let President Bernie or Gerry know if you can help Judy - 'cause it takes at least two to tango!  You can even comment on this article.
Golf Day Raffle

It's worth selling them!

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2018

BOOK now for 6 November

Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets
We'll be selling them from 31 October
Bohemian Rhapsody
1 November - Sunshine Plaza Cinemas 6pm
Sunshine Coast Central Rotary
4 November - Event Cinemas, Maroochydore 2pm
Rotary Club of Mooloolaba
Check out the trailer
Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education

We are again looking for volunteers to help setup and assist in the running of another successful RYDA day preparing our young people for life on the roads. 

Separate invitation emails have been emailed on which you may register your attendance or apologise if you cannot help; you may also register direct at the following links:

15 October



Register for Setup

16 OctoberTuesday8am-2pm
Beerwah State High School and Glasshouse Christian College

17 October



Register for Wednesday

Siena Catholic College

Caloundra for Hat Town Australia 2018?
For the first time in 2018, Australian Rotary Health will be looking for the Hat Town of Australia!

Simply decorate your town with hats, snap a few photos and send them to: for a chance to claim the title.

Entries close 1 November 2018.
Rotary Down Under magazine
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Rotary on the Move newsletter
Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
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ROMAC newsletter
The latest news from Interplast
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October is Economic and Community Development Month
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
  1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
  2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
  3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
  4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
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