Speaker Date Topic
Charmaine Wheatley Sep 17, 2019
Humanitarian Trip to Welkom - South Africa
Humanitarian Trip to Welkom - South Africa

Charmaine Wheatley has been a Rotarian for over 12 years now and has project managed 10 earlier humanitarian trips to South Africa.  She will be presenting on the next humanitarian trip to South Africa in February 2020.

Charmaine is a Mum of 8, Grandmother to 17 and is a keen paddler and has been passionate about fundraising for various projects in Australia and describes herself as "South African born but Australian by choice" and is the Mentor for the “Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps” that was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bribie Island.

Gail Middleton Sep 24, 2019
Sundale - Creating Communities
Sundale - Creating Communities

As a not for profit community organisaton, we manage our finances carefully so that any surplus is reinvested into better care, better facilities, better lifestyle options and more training for our people to better care for our elders and customers - present and future. 

Sundale have been caring for our elders for over five decades. Along the way we’ve developed the wisdom, infrastructure, practices and financial security to offer a wide range of lifestyles, services and care for all members of the community.

Sundale was born and nurtured on the Sunshine Coast. The selfless enthusiasm of the Nambour Apex Club, supported by other service clubs and the generosity of our community, raised the funds to lay the first brick in our first care centre in 1963. Over five decades Sundale has matured to be respected, relied upon and valued by the community - just like the elders and others we serve.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, and with all operational decisions made locally by the local team, Sundale is able to adapt to general and specifically directed needs to better serve our communities.

Neville Woodforth Oct 01, 2019

Neville Woodforth is retired from a career in project management in the built environment. He was involved in school P&C's when his daughter was school age and when she became a Rotary international exchange student he joined Rotary. With a strong belief in the need to assist young people to achieve their full potential he became involved in Rotary youth programs to promote science, leadership, citizenship, community service and adolescent road safety.

Neville is a past member of the Boonah and Caloundra Pacific Rotary Clubs.  He was President of RC Boonah from 1996/97 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.   Neville is a District officer for RYDA and has been a member of our club since 10 July 2017.

Sam Parker Oct 08, 2019
Grab Life By The Balls
Grab Life By The Balls
Sam is a local dad, husband, chiropractor and founder of The Grab Life By The Balls movement.
Grab Life By The Balls was created to combat the horrific men’s mental health stats. As the name suggests, rather than waiting for things to go pear shaped Sam felt a proactive, yet laid back, approach was necessary.
Grab life by the balls has been running laid back events, such a burger nights and Friday morning bacon and eggs down the beach since November 2016. The emphasis of these events is creating a movement centred around mateship, a simple yet effective way to combat the stats around men’s mental health.
Ann Donoghue & Alietta Belle Oct 29, 2019
The River School - Maleny
The River School - Maleny

Ann Donoghoe - Principal

My journey as an educator began in 1990 when I was accepted into Edith Cowan University in Western Australia to complete my Bachelor of Education. After graduating in 1994, I taught in a number of Government and Independent Schools. In 1997 I was delighted to take up a permanent teaching position with The River School.ven



Alietta Belle - Arts & Cultural Studies Teacher

I am a passionate advocate for integrating creativity with learning, and promoting quality Arts, Media and Environmental education for young people. I love being the Arts and Cultural Studies Teacher at the River School; teaching Visual Arts and Media Arts to the students across the school. I have a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts and a Grad Dip in Primary Teaching.nimatter of the whole universe.

TBA Nov 05, 2019
Darryl Iseppi Nov 12, 2019
District Governor's Offiicial Visit
District Governor's Offiicial Visit

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.

 Having served District as a Rotaractor and then in multiple positions as a Rotarian 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.

Angela Sumby Nov 19, 2019
Coastal Digestive Health

Angela is a valuable addition to the Coastal Digestive Health team working as a practice nurse.

Angela graduated from a Diploma of Nursing on the Sunshine Coast in 2014, afterward she took on the opportunity to expand her nursing capabilities in a post-graduate program with the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital. During the program she worked predominantly on the general wards and in the operating suites. This was when she discovered her passion for general gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. She continues to work in endoscopy which she has done for the past five years.

Angela brings to Coastal Digestive Heath a friendly face, coupled with a wealth of knowledge in endoscopy and general nursing.