Our meeting next Tuesday will be at Pelican Waters Golf Club, 40 Mahogany Drive, Pelican Waters 4551.
Join us to hear about Equine Therapy - more details here.  Our meeting will return to the Oaks Oasis Resort on Tuesday 10 April.
Next Tuesday's Meeting
Horses are sentient beings that have a connection with people that goes back through the centuries.  They are non-judgemental and have no expectations or hidden agendas.  A horse operates in the here and now and responds immediately and honestly to what is happening in its environment, and is expert in reading non-verbal signals and body-language.
It is these qualities that make them so valuable in the therapy programme.  Unlike other animals, they mirror human emotions, intent and body language, expose incongruencies that may arise, and provide vast opportunities for metaphorical learning.
Helen Sorensen, Owner of Equine Alliance will be presenting to us on Tuesday 3 April.  Come and learn more about Equine Therapy from Helen at Pelican Waters Golf Club.
Last Tuesday's Meeting

Easy now

Darryl, fresh from Esk, chaired our meeting in his usual casual style.  He was celebrating 42 years that day of his & Shirley's marriage.  Did you hear him say that he didn't know what he was doing (meeting-wise)?
Bernie skipped Esk in favour of President Elect training.  She shared her views on the District Governor for 2018-19, told us something of Our Foundation, piggy banks and Centurion poles - an easy way to contribute to The Rotary Foundation.
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Our Annual Charity Golf Day
Our Annual 'Charity Golf Day' event is our flagship fundraiser.  In 2018, we had over 140 golfers from around the Sunshine Coast play at Pelican Waters Golf Club.  We are proud to have been able to raise over $40,000 over the last three years for SunnyKids and other causes supported by the Rotary Club of Caloundra.
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Sponsors are vital to the success of the day, and the Rotary Club of Caloundra is very much appreciative of their support.
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RI President's April Message
At the 1990 Rotary International Convention in Portland, Oregon, then President-elect Paulo Costa told the gathered Rotarians, "The hour has come for Rotary to raise its voice, to claim its leadership, and to rouse all Rotarians to an honourable crusade to protect our natural resources." He declared a Rotary initiative to "Preserve Planet Earth," asking Rotarians to make environmental issues part of their service agenda: to plant trees, to work to keep our air and water clean, and to protect the planet for future generations.
President Costa asked that one tree be planted for each of the 1.1 million members that Rotary had at the time. We Rotarians, as is our wont, did better, planting nearly 35 million trees by the end of the Rotary year. Many of those trees are likely still flourishing today, absorbing carbon from the environment, releasing oxygen, cooling the air, improving soil quality, providing habitat and food for birds, animals, and insects, and yielding a host of other benefits. Unfortunately, while those trees have kept on doing good for the environment, Rotary as a whole has not carried its environmental commitment forward.
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The Reel

27 March
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Next Tuesday
Fox, Helen
Registration Desk
Todd, Roger
Speaker Intro
Milligan, Chris
3 Minutes on Me
Carpenter, Megyn
If you are unable to fulfill your duty, please arrange a replacement - the full roster is on the website
Apr 03, 2018
Equine Therapy
Equine Therapy
Apr 10, 2018
The first Australian firm to receive a licence to grow and produce legal canabis
Apr 17, 2018
What we learned of science and about ourselves at NYSF
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Coming Up
Alexandra Headlands Car Rally
Mar 30, 2018
Breakfast at Pelican Waters Golf Club
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Apr 03, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Apr 10, 2018 – Apr 13, 2018
International Dinner
Sandstone Point Hotel
Apr 19, 2018 6:30 PM
District Conference
Maroochydore RSL
Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Lyn Roberts
March 2
Megyn Carpenter
March 2
Iain Nye
March 3
Deb Taylor
March 6
Merv Paddison
March 11
Gordon Hamilton
April 3
Graham Baker
April 7
Chris Rees
April 11
Pam Snyman
April 13
Jim Lombard
April 29
Alan Still OAM
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
Patrick Cleary
March 20
Joy Walsh
April 1
Win Still
April 28
Anne Boland
Pat Boland
March 17
Darryl Laing
Shirley Laing
March 27
Mark Ward
Lorelle Ward
April 24
Chris Rees
Lin Rees
April 28
Join Date
Arnaldo Mendes
March 1, 1993
25 years
James Condon
March 1, 1972
46 years
Lyn Roberts
March 1, 1988
30 years
Anna Wheildon
March 3, 2014
4 years
Ian Belcher
March 7, 1994
24 years
Ron Strong
March 14, 2001
17 years
Mark Ward
April 1, 1991
27 years
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Register for the District Conference here and at District 9600  NOW is the time to REGISTER
Only five members have told us they will be attending but we are sure more have registered direct.
Learn about our Club - log in and download the new member brochure
Serious Pres with Bernie & Keith
Monthly Bunnings BBQ
Thanks Gerry - enjoy the break up north
April is Maternal & Child Health Month
Saving mothers and children is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus* and so the Theme for the month of April is “Maternal & Child Health”.

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.  We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.
*Rotary International is focussing its efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Rotary’s most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
10th Anniversary Celebration of RYDA Road Safety Education in Caloundra
A good representation of our members attended the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of RYDA Road Safety Education in Caloundra by Rotary at the Chatswood Golf Club on Friday 23 March.
The Chairman of the RYDA Caloundra organising committee is our own Neville Woodforth who leads a group of volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific, Glasshouse Mounrtains and Kawana Waters.
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Learn about RYDA
Well done Rachael!
Rachael said:
My wish is for everyone to have a moment that makes you so incredibly grateful for your family and friends who encourage you no end. What an incredible honour to meet fellow baton bearers in the Queens Baton Relay, what a beautiful day!
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Mark the Date - RUSCCF Scholarship Presentation
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Conference Registrations closing soon

Only two weeks to register for our District Conference

We hope all our members will register for the Conference and stay for Dinner on the Saturday Night.  Our regular meeting on the following Tuesday, 24 April has been cancelled and transferred to the Conference Dinner.

There is no cost to register for conference apart from meals and the evening events.
Let's attend as a Club!
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Why Social Media Can’t Be Left to Your PR Director
I have often met Rotary leaders who have nodded thoughtfully when I have explained the benefits of social media and then said “I will get my PR Director to do that”. Although it is important to have division of labour and leaders with the right skills concentrating on the right tasks, social media doesn’t work if it is the sole responsibility of one person alone. In order for ...
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The Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting social media as an opportunity to enhance Rotary activities and for global fellowship. This fellowship operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.
Rotary and World Water Day
Clean water and sanitation are basic necessities of a healthy environment and a productive life. Since 2013, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than $74 million in water and sanitation projects. For World Water Day, read about one of those projects in Sri Lanka, and learn more about the work Rotary is doing to provide access to clean water, improve toilets and latrines, and support hygiene projects.
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Get Rotary Fit
Rotary Fitness is an initiative from Rotary District 9710 supporting Australian Rotary Health, spearheaded by City2Surf Legend and Australian Rotary Health Ambassador, Chris Edwards of the Rotary Club of Hall.
“Rotary Fitness is as much about physical and mental health as it is about the health of Rotary and well-being of community.” – Chris Edwards
Victorian and New South Wales Bushfires
District Governor, John Lane has provided the following update, including on the spot reports,  and asks us to consider if we are able to help our southern neighbours.
RI president says planting trees shows long-term commitment to the community
Ian H.S. Riseley issued a challenge last year. He wanted Rotarians to plant 1.2 million trees – one for every Rotarian in the world – between 1 July 2017, when he took office as president of Rotary International, and Earth Day, 22 April 2018. Clubs around the world have embraced that challenge, and in his travels this year, Riseley himself has often been asked to pick up a shovel. 
Find out why
Council’s youth action plan ensures young people thrive and help to shape the region’s future
A plan that focuses on three priority areas for the Sunshine Coast’s young residents that recognises their important contribution to the community was endorsed by council on 22 March.

Developed from extensive community consultation, including school and TAFE workshops and external research, the Sunshine Coast Youth Action Plan 2018-2021 will be officially launched during Queensland Youth Week celebrations on 6 April.
Learn about the priorities
At the Cross Roads - Donations in KInd
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