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Next Tuesday's Meeting
Apr 02, 2019
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
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RI President's April message
Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And babies whose mothers die within the first six weeks of their lives are far more likely to die themselves than babies whose mothers survive. As I've travelled around the world as president of Rotary, I've met families for whom these aren't simply tragic statistics. But I've also met people who are devoting themselves to helping mothers and children — and because of them, I'm hopeful. And because many of those people are Rotarians, I'm also proud. April is Maternal and Child Health Month in Rotary, so it's a perfect time to tell you about some things Rotarians are doing that will make you proud too.
Because of our networks ... and our expertise ... we're able to serve in a manner that has no equal. And we're able to Be the Inspiration as we help those who need us most.
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Our Last Meeting
Today's Open Forum was chaired by Deborah
For the International Toast, since Gerry is unwell, Alan stepped in - after our recent toast to Dusseldorf, today's news that a British Airways plane heading there ended up in Edinburgh prompted a toast to that city.  (Alan obviously apologises for stuffing up Gerry's careful alphabetical toast order)
President Elect Chris gave the President's address
Police Officer of the Year 2019
Rotary Sunshine Coast Central are currently seeking nominations for this award which acknowledges a police officers’ abilities and actions including bravery, community involvement, professionalism, understanding, compassion or simply making your day a little easier.
District Conference 2019
President Bernie reports from our Rotary District Conference being held in Brisbane this weekend.  It sounds like a good news conference.
Tony Lilou of the Rotary Club of Kokopo joined our delegates for this group photo.  No doubt there were many reminescences of the cruise visit there in 2017.
Bernie had the privilege of introducing President Heath Sanders from the Rotary Club of Murgon and Dane Kapernick.  Heath spoke about the gift of a truck of hay and blocks of salt to help a local farmer out.  Dane spoke about why he donated the hay, putting a big emphasis on education.
Over 300 Rotarians, Rotaractors and family members were in attendance.
Great energy in the room as delegates heard from inspirational speakers, met up with friends and made new ones.
See the photos here
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition
The Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition is open for you to enter
Have you encouraged your children and grandchildren to enter?
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Charity Car Boot Sale


Saturday 1 June

8am to 1pm

Salvation Army Carpark, Caloundra

Donations by Rotarians (and members of the public) wanted for items to be sold on the day - see James or contact us

There is no need to book a car space (but you may register here if you wish)

Just turn up and set-up from 7am with your $10 to sell your goods

Site fee - Rotarians & the public - $10

Buyers - Come for a morning of bartering and fun - it's free

All proceeds towards Caloundra Rotary Club community projects
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Towards a new Constitution
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN for a GENERAL MEETING of the Club to be held at 7am on Tuesday 16 April 2019
at Oaks Oasis Resort, Cnr Landsborough Parade and North Street, Caloundra 4551
Proposed Special Resolution:
“That the constitution and Bylaws of ROTARY CLUB OF CALOUNDRA INC. be amended by substituting the constitution and regulations at Attachment A for the existing constitution and Bylaws.
The complete notice has been emailed - if you did not receive it, let Les Walsh know.
Please email any concerns you have to Christopher Rees or Les Walsh in advance of the meeting
An update on the Shepherd's Arms Medical Clinic project
The construction of the medical clinic in Bohol is progressing very well and according to schedule.  During our recent trip, Mark Ward met with our partner clinicians (Doc Mai Albarando Sara and Kuya Doc Noeh Ortega Fernandez) and potential charity partner (Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen & Professionals) who will provide the much needed clinical skills on a volunteer basis.  He is also happy to announce that the facility will also be used to train future eye doctors as part of their degree!

We currently have a number of volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Gladstone (Queensland) and Balwyn (Victoria) who are working to complete the final stages of the building – e.g. painting, light fittings, etc.  We’ve also been receiving a steady flow of donations to purchase medical supplies and equipment – which is really great.  Our heartfelt gratitude to Rotary Club of Balwyn, Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday, HPI, Jason and Leanne Buchholz and other individual supporters for helping us reach this point!

Although we still have a long way to go, we are already looking forward to providing basic health services to many disadvantaged children and families in Bohol!
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2019 Council on Legislation
Foundation Trustee Chair's April message
Doing good in the world doesn't just happen. In addition to having the people to carry out projects, we must also have the funds to make them viable. That's where each of us comes in. We, our partners, and our beneficiaries are the sources for those funds. I hope each member will make our Foundation a charity of choice so we can continue to change lives and improve the world.
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Rotary News online
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Public Image newsletter

Social media has had a huge impact on public image. The ability to reach a large number of like-minded people through the interwoven networks of our fellow Facebook and Instagram users, simply by clicking on a computer key, has definitely revolutionised the way we pro-mote our events and tell our Rotary stories. But ...

Rotary Peace Fellow Seminar
Upcoming Events
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Mar 30, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019
A Night To Remember Music Quiz
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
Mar 30, 2019 6:30 PM
RYDA - Setup : Monday
Corbould Park Racecourse
Apr 01, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 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