Foundation Trustee Chair's February message Les Walsh 2020-01-29 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's February message

In every area of focus, and in every part of the world, Rotary projects are improving lives and helping communities adapt in a time of rapid change. As we celebrate another great year for Rotary, let us rededicate ourselves to strengthening the connections that make our service so impactful. We will make lives better as Rotary Connects the World.
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RI President's February message Les Walsh 2020-01-29 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary is turning 115 on World Understanding & Peace Day Les Walsh 2020-01-29 14:00:00Z 0

World Understanding & Peace Day

On 23 February 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realise what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. We have come a long way, since then, but we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace, and understanding among all people of the world.
 
The Board of Directors of Rotary International asks that all Rotary Clubs plan programs at your weekly meetings and take on special activities to emphasize understanding and goodwill as essential components of world peace.
 
February is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote our Fourth Avenue of Service – Our continued goal for goodwill, peace, and understanding among all people of the world, as we also celebrate February as Peace & Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month.
 
 
In 1896, Paul Harris went to Chicago to practice law.  One evening, in the early 1900's, Paul went with a professional friend to his suburban home.  After dinner, as they strolled through the neighbourhood, Paul's friend introduced him to tradesmen in their stores.  This reminded Paul of his grandparent's home in New England.   "Why not have a fellowship composed of businessmen from different occupations, without restrictions of politics or religion?" he thought.

Watch this re-enactment ….
 
World Understanding & Peace Day Les Walsh 2020-01-29 14:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio Together Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Multi-District Million Dollar Dinner Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0
The Four-Way Test Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0

Rachael needs our help!

Are you able to help on any of these runs:

  1. Monday morning (abt 8am) every second week - Pelican Waters to Buderim
  2. Monday afternoon (abt 4.30pm) weekly - Buderim to Pelican Waters
  3. Tuesday morning (abt 8am) each week - Pelican Waters to Buderim
  4. Thursday morning (abt 8am) each week (until 20 February) - Pelican Waters to Buderim
We are putting a roster together starting Wednesday 29 January - so the first run will be on Thursday (4 above)

If so, please reply to this email, contact President Chris by email or message us via this link.

Rachael needs our help! Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio Together Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Opens Opportunities in 2020-21

"Rotary has to change and will change. And even if some fellow Rotarians will complain that it does not look like their old Rotary, we have to change. As Paul Harris said, we have to be revolutionary from time to time. And now is the time to be revolutionary. One way that we will do this is by creating new club models and rethinking what it means to be in Rotary. Young people should be the architects of these new clubs."
President Elect James is excited for us all to embrace:
It's up to me!
Rotary Opens Opportunities in 2020-21 Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Public Image Webinar Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0
Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary ‘Down Under’ Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0

Public Image newsletter

With the focus squarely on the bushfires in recent weeks, it’s been easy to forget about the plight of our farmers who are still suffering from years of devastating droughts. Unfortunately, rains over the last week, although very welcome, have done little to ease conditions on the land. We are extremely grateful to Bendigo Bank who are promoting Rotary across their 520 branches along with our drought appeal. Please support our farmers, visit a Bendigo Bank branch, and make a donation.

Newsletter
 
Public Image newsletter Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-01-21 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our last meeting

President Elect James is excited for us all to embrace this theme:
It's up to me!

Our Club Assembly

Club assemblies offer an opportunity to exchange ideas and share information about issues that are important to our members. Most clubs hold four to six assemblies a year. 

All members are encouraged to attend, especially new members.  This assembly attracted 18 or about 55% of our members, 

James reminded us of one of  Rotary's Guiding Principles:

The Object of Rotary

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Highlighting two aspects - Service & Recognition - James asked us to ponder the question:  Why are you in Rotary?

Membership will be a focus in 2020-21

Our last meeting Les Walsh 2020-01-20 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2020-01-17 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC

Educating Future Leaders - an evening with Gemma Sisia, St Jude's School

 
Celebrating the week of International Women's Day, come along to engage with Gemma, as she share stories of hope, inspiration and passion.
 
 
5 March 2020
Alexander Headlands Surf Club
Cost Early bird $27 a head;  from 16 Feb $35 per head
Arrive 5:30pm for drinks and nibblies.
Gemma to speak at 6pm questions 6:30 Finish 7:30pm
 
BOOK NOW
Educating Future Leaders - an evening with Gemma Sisia, St Jude's School Les Walsh 2020-01-17 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Charity Golf Day Les Walsh 2020-01-16 14:00:00Z 0
Volunteer for next week's BBQ at Bunnings Les Walsh 2020-01-14 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-01-13 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Today's dose of Rotary humour Les Walsh 2020-01-13 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Sensory Play Area project

Rotary Club of Caloundra's plans to install a Sensory Play Area in Grahame Stewart Park, Currimundi have been released.  The project 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. 
 
Browse these images for the schematic design.  See the photos from the presentation at the park here.
 
The project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program and by councillors Tim Dwyer and Peter Cox who have topped up the grant from their discretionary allocations.  However, a sponsor and/or a grant of additional funds, labour and/or equipment as well as volunteer effort are still required to bring the plans to reality - let us know if you can help using the contact form on this page please, or use the online donation link at trybooking.com/BGPXQ
 
Online Donations
 
More information
 
Facebook page
 
Rotary's Sensory Play Area project Les Walsh 2020-01-13 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community  (RUSCCF)

The next Committee meeting of this great Community Fund, supported by this club and the other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast, will be held on Friday 7 February commencing at 5.45 pm.
 
If you are interested in attending, please let Merv or Pam know.
 

A Short History

In 1996-97, the Rotary Club of Nambour and other Rotarians proposed that all Rotary clubs on the Sunshine Coast join together to support Australia's newest public university, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC or the University).
 
At the same time, founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Thomas AM was promoting his strong vision that the University should be an integral part of the community.
 
The Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund (RUSCCF or the Fund) was created and the relationship is now well established.
 
Contributions to the Fund now exceed $168,900 and Scholarships granted total $146,000.  54 scholarships have been presented.
 
Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community (RUSCCF) Les Walsh 2020-01-13 14:00:00Z 0 RUSCCF

Rotary Bushfire Appeal

DONATE to BUSHFIRE RELIEF
 
You can support those affected by the bushfires by making a (tax deductible) donation to the "Rotary National Bushfires Appeal" at: rawcs.org.au or to the Queensland Bushfire relief Appeal here.
 
All Australians can donate to support the victims of the devastating bushfires through the newly established Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) "Rotary National Bushfire Appeal". Funds from this account will go directly to the Districts affected by the bushfires. Any efforts from Rotary will be once the first responders have completed their good work, and Rotary can start to help residents and communities to rebuild themselves and their communities.
 
International donors can donate by bank transfer to the Rotary Australia Relief Fund, details below:
 
• SWIFT Code CTBAAU2S [case sensitive - 2nd last digit is two]
• Commonwealth Bank
• Rotary Australia Relief Fund
• BSB 067 105 | Account 10519888
• Reference 68/2019-20
 
With over 1,100 Rotary clubs and 30,000 members across Australia, Rotary is well placed to support immediate bushfire relief and longer-term re-building and recovery.
 
Local Rotary clubs are able to immediately offer assistance and supplies.  Our clubs and districts then help affected communities wherever possible through funds and materials to re-establish day-to-day operations.  Longer term re-building is supported by Rotary clubs planning and implementing projects that re-build affected communities.
 
Rotary International may also provide disaster response grants for Rotary Districts affected by natural disasters to launch their own projects or work with established relief organisations to help their communities recover.
 
A link to the fund can be found on the main page of the RAWCS website: rawcs.org.au
Rotary Bushfire Appeal Les Walsh 2020-01-06 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-01-06 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Rotary Bushfire Appeal

DONATE to BUSHFIRE RELIEF
 
Rotary Australia District Governors have agreed to establish a central fund into which all Australians can donate to support the victims of the devastating bushfires ravaging our country.
 
A link to the fund can be found on the main page of the RAWCS website: rawcs.org.au
Rotary Bushfire Appeal Les Walsh 2020-01-02 14:00:00Z 0

Foundation Trustee Chair's January message

The World Health Organization has certified type 3 of the wild poliovirus as eradicated. This is big news! We have also gone three years without any wild poliovirus on the continent of Africa. It may soon be certified polio-free.
 
The final mile of our journey is a difficult one. Pakistan and Afghanistan are great challenges for us — but we have met so many great challenges before. Every time a goal has seemed out of reach, Rotarians have stood together and answered the call.
 
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's January message Les Walsh 2019-12-31 14:00:00Z 0 TRF
January is Vocational Service month Les Walsh 2019-12-31 14:00:00Z 0 monthly themes,vocational service

RI President's January message

Rotary's commitment to vocational service is built on the highest ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful work, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society. That last point is so important. No matter our profession, we all contribute mightily to the world when we conduct our work with integrity and always adhere to The Four-Way Test.
Read the message
RI President's January message Les Walsh 2019-12-31 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-12-23 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Happy Christmas Les Walsh 2019-12-20 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Our last meeting for 2019 saw PE James deliver the Christmas message and Mark & Irish report back on our International Project and visit to Bohol in the Philippines. We also found time to see  what goodies were delivered by the Secret Santa.
Deborah chaired the meeting
and Gerry proposed the International Toast to .. you guessed it maybe ... RC North Pole
Check out the photos here
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-12-18 14:00:00Z 0
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-12-18 14:00:00Z 0

Teacher in a Box

Teacher in a Box provides offline access to extensive educational materials but is dependent on sourcing reasonably late model laptop computers.
Teacher in a Box is starting to run short of laptops - so it is asking our members to scout around for some.
 
If you can help, please contact Mark Ward.  Read on and download the flyer if you wish to ask friends.
Teacher in a Box Mark Ward 2019-12-18 14:00:00Z 0

International Corner

 

Rotary Club of North Pole

 
The Rotary Club of North Pole is in Rotary District 5010, Alaska, USA.  It was chartered in 1978, has nine members and 2327 honorary members all with the single classification of “Elf”.
 
Meets Wednesday at midday at Mount McKinley Bank, 45 Saint Nicholas Drive, North Pole AK 99705.
 
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-12-16 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
Rotary Christmas Party Roger Todd 2019-12-15 14:00:00Z 0
Photos from Rotary Youth Exchange Safari lunch Les Walsh 2019-12-13 14:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2019-12-13 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Speakers were Sophie Empson, one of our new NYSF Students, & Cathy Booth, who set up, and runs the Umoja Orphanage in Kenya.
The meeting was chaired by Bernie, shown here giving the toast to Australia
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-12-09 14:00:00Z 0

International Corner

 

Rotary in China

 
Rotary has a long and rich history with China.  The first Rotary Club in Shanghai was chartered in 1919.  By 1947 there were 32 clubs welcoming local businessmen and expatriates, but political changes resulted in the closure of all Rotary clubs on mainland China by 1953.

Rotary leaders met with Chinese officials to reintroduce Rotary as early as 1982.  Actively pursuing the possibilities of reintroducing Rotary to China, RI presidents have led delegations to China in 1997, 2000 and 2002.  The RI Board recognised that the Hong Kong Rotary clubs became part of the People’s Republic of China in 1999.
 
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-12-09 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-12-09 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
STEMM newsletter Les Walsh 2019-12-08 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

We had the pleasure this morning of hearing from Amelia Tilley who is being sponsored by the club to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra next January. 
 
NYSF has been operating for over 30 years and its aim is to encourage young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists, engineers and mathematics experts supporting a sustainable future for our nation.  Students moving into Year 12 who wish to follow careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are introduced to research and researchers and encouraged to achieve excellence in their undertakings by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills.
 
Amelia gave a short presentation of her career aspirations, and is pleased to have gotten over her earlier veterinary leanings.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-12-02 14:00:00Z 0

Presenting the Lyn Roberts bursary at the STEMM Graduation

Last Tuesday some members from the Rotary Club of Caloundra attended the Graduation Ceremony of the STEMM program at the RSL Club in Nambour.  It was a first for Club President Chris Rees and his wife Lin, but for club members Judy Clark, Merv and Anne Paddison, Ron and Bernie Strong, Deb Taylor, Sally Todd, Ron and Bernie Strong it was one of many invited attendances.
 
We were there to support Jacqui Deane and her team and also to present the Lyn Roberts Bursary to another worthy recipient.
 
This Bursary was agreed by the Board and supported by the Club in 2018 in memory of Lyn who was a long term member of the club and an avid supporter of the STEMM program.  He was the father of program Director Jacqui Deane.  Sadly he passed away after a long illness in November 2018.
 
This year’s recipient is Makayla Kelly and this is her story.
Good Morning, my name is Makayla. I am 22 years old and I have a 3-year-old daughter called Mia. I am graduating STEMM with my TPP Certificate, Barista Certificate and Cert 2 in Business. I will try my hardest to keep it as PG as possible, but we all know that is not my strongest suit.
Presenting the Lyn Roberts bursary at the STEMM Graduation Bernie Strong 2019-12-02 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2019-12-01 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC

International Corner

 

The Rotary Club of Chicago

 
Chicago has a population of 2.76m and has 30 Rotary Clubs.
 
The Rotary Club of Chicago Chicago was the first Rotary Club in the world, founded  23 Feb 1905, it has over 200 members.  It has four regular meetings a month including luncheon speakers, Rotary After Work tours, social / networking lunches and after hours gatherings, hands on service projects and special events.  Click here for all the details.
 
Fundraising for its charity - the ROTARY/One Foundation is via members' pledges.  There are many projects embraced by its foundation which you can see here.
 
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-12-01 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-11-30 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-11-30 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-11-27 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast

Our last meeting

Todd Zemek is a clinical psychologist and relationship therapist with 25 years experience. He is an author, public speaker, and one of the founders of the Step Up Your Life Centre on the Sunshine Coast.  We learnt about the four personality styles - The Carer, The Hero, The Perfectionist & The Boxer - styles of relating people that empower people to generate more creative opportunities for dynamic connections that work!
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-11-25 14:00:00Z 0

Shindig weekend

By all accounts, the Shindig at Toogoolawah was a resounding social success.  Darryl and Judy (among others) reported in detail, but unfortunately your editor did not record the detail and a report has not been submitted for publication.  What did happen was that $375 was raised for 'Our House'.  Well done!
 
You can make up the story from these photos.
Shindig weekend Les Walsh 2019-11-25 14:00:00Z 0

Successful BBQ at Aura Central

Many thanks to our intrepid BBQ team at Aura on Sunday afternoon.  A great effort, like a BBQ at Bunnings compressed into an hour and a half.  It looks like we cleared over $700 profit and the good people of Aura contributed in excess of $110 for the Bushfire Appeal.
 
More photos
Successful BBQ at Aura Central Les Walsh 2019-11-24 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's December message Les Walsh 2019-11-24 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's December Message

There is no experience quite like attending the Rotary International Convention. Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians from 6-10 June in Honolulu.  It is the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect.
 
Rotary Connects the World in no better way than at the Rotary Convention. Bring your family to meet our family. See you in Honolulu!
Read the message
RI President's December Message Les Walsh 2019-11-24 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Homestay Families wanted in Caloundra Les Walsh 2019-11-20 14:00:00Z 0

District Conference 2020

13-15 March 2020
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane
from $25 registration only plus meals and accommodation as needed
District Conference 2020 Les Walsh 2019-11-19 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Dr Hans Seltenreich is a doctor practising at Coastal Digestive Health.  He is a Gastroenterologist & Therapeutic Endoscopist and thrilled our members over breakfast with encouragement to look after our bowels and participate in the regular government screening process.  Dr Seltenreich was introduced by Gerry who managed the tongue twisting words very well.
 
He was accompanied by Angela Sunby who is a practice nurse.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-11-18 14:00:00Z 0

International Corner

 

The Rotary Club of Harmony and Prosperity Hong Kong

 
Hong Kong has a population of 7.4 m and has 68 Rotary Clubs. (For comparison, China has a population of 1.43 bn with 25 Rotary Clubs.
 
The Rotary Club of Harmony and Prosperity Hong Kong, Hong Kong is in Rotary District 3450 was chartered in 2017, has 32 members, and meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm.  Their meeting is conducted in Cantonese.
 
Activities include a Water Race, Lots of eating, advertising on City Double Decker Buses, chocolate box sales which appears to be a MAJOR fundraiser, Tree clearing after storm, Tree planting, End Polio Now, Family Fun Walk/Hike, and assisting at the Donations in Kind warehouse.
 
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-11-18 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
AGM 2019 Les Walsh 2019-11-17 14:00:00Z 0
DIK newsletter Les Walsh 2019-11-17 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-11-14 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast

Rotary Bushfire Appeal

 
DONATE to QLD RELIEF
 
We have all seen the disastrous fires that have erupted, taking lives as well as destroying hundreds of homes and properties across Australia.
 
Rotary Australia is once again taking the lead and looking to provide support for families in need.  Several Rotary Districts and Clubs have established projects which are ready and able to accept donations from you.
 
By going to the RAWCS website www.rawcs.org.au anyone can donate to:
 
Queensland Bushfire Relief Appeal https://donations.rawcs.com.au/19-2019-20
NSW Bushfire Farmers in Need Appeal https://donations.rawcs.com.au/22-2019-20
Taree & Mid Coast NSW Bushfire Appeal https://donations.rawcs.com.au/41-2019-20
 
DONATE to QLD RELIEF
Rotary Bushfire Appeal Les Walsh 2019-11-13 14:00:00Z 0
A great social morning for our first meeting in 2020 Les Walsh 2019-11-13 14:00:00Z 0
Learn about the Sensory Play Area Les Walsh 2019-11-13 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-11-12 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our last meeting

We were out and about early this morning at Ben Bennett Park to meet Governor Darryl Iseppi of our Rotary District 9600 who - judging by his shirt - is headed to Hawaii for Rotary's International Convention in June.
 
DG Darryl briefed us on the fact that polio is now restricted to three small regions.  He was educated on the club's association with Ben Bennett Park by Mark, and Roger joined the class to hear about the history and nature of the park.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-11-11 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Core Values Les Walsh 2019-11-11 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Six Areas of Focus Les Walsh 2019-11-11 14:00:00Z 0

A Holiday to Remember

Bernie Long from Gympie and family were holidaying at Golden Beach when he decided that he would support the Rotary Club of Caloundra.  Never expecting to win the $1000.00 prize money he bought some Melbourne Cup Trifecta tickets from Chris Milligan. 
 
Gordon Hamilton, Deborah Taylor, Bernie Long (our lucky trifecta winner), President Chris Rees and Gerry Swan had a coffee and a bit of a natter at The Bean Shack, Golden Beach where Bernie picked up his winnings.  He was a bit overwhelmed by the attention and hoped to see us all around town on his next holiday.
A Holiday to Remember Deb Taylor 2019-11-11 14:00:00Z 0
Racegoers having fun Gerry Swan 2019-11-06 14:00:00Z 0
Who will be our 2020-21 President? Les Walsh 2019-11-05 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-11-05 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600

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 trybooking.com/BGPXQ.
 
Sponsorship enquiries are also welcome - please use the contact form on this page.
 
Online Donations
 
More information
 
Facebook page
 
Rotary's Sensory Play Area project Les Walsh 2019-11-04 14:00:00Z 0

ALOHA, ROTARY

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.
 
REGISTER TODAY
 
ALOHA, ROTARY Les Walsh 2019-11-01 14:00:00Z 0
SAVE THE DATE: ROMAC Trivia Challenge 12 March 2020 Les Walsh 2019-10-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-10-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-10-31 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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The Meeting was chaired by Trevor.
 
Guests were Ann and Alieta from the River School, Maleny, who were to give a talk about the school's recycling projects, Pauline, Roger's partner Sally, Trevor Gates-Crandall to be inducted at this meeting, Brady Sullivan - running for Council Division 2, and Shonie Cust, from Talara Primary College.
Gerry proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil.
 
Read all about The Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-10-29 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-10-29 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2019-10-29 14:00:00Z 0

International Corner

 

The Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil

 
Volta Redonda is an Industrial City, with a steel mill right in the centre of the city; it is 134 km NW from Rio de Janiero and has a population 257,000.
 
The Rotary Club of Volta Redonda, Brazil in Rotary District 4571 was chartered in 1956, has 29 members, and meets at 8pm on Thursdays at Clube Dos Funcionarios, Vila Santa Cecilia.
 
The club has organised an Electronic Waste disposal collection for at least a couple of years.
 
The Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise accepted an exchange student from Volta Redonda Rotary Club, who thought he could speak fluent American English, unfortunately it took him about a month before we could understand him.  He stayed with our Gerry and his wife for four months in 1994.  They visited him and his parents at Volta Redonda in1996, when they were put up in their four bedroom apartment, complete with servant, in Rio for a week while they attended a world orchid conference in Rio.
 
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-10-28 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast

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.
 
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's November message Les Walsh 2019-10-28 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

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.
Read the message
RI President's November message Les Walsh 2019-10-28 14:00:00Z 0

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.
DONATE

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.
DONATE
 
Find out more
November is Rotary Foundation Month Les Walsh 2019-10-28 14:00:00Z 0 Foundation Month,TRF,The Rotary Foundation,areas of focus,monthly themes

World Polio Day cheers major achievements 

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the historic feat in a video address during Rotary’s Global Online Update on 24 October.
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World Polio Day cheers major achievements Les Walsh 2019-10-25 14:00:00Z 0
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Our Last Meeting

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Michelle Ehmann - Executive Assistant, Carers Qld - "Who cares for the "Carers"

Gordon chaired the meeting, and welcomed guests Trevor and Michelle.
Gerry proposed the International Toast to the The Rotary Club of Bo, in Sierra Leone which he said has a population of exactly seven million.  (Alan didn't correct him so it must be true)
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-10-21 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2019-10-21 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC

International Corner

 

The Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone

 
Sierra Leone is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa.  It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast.  It has a population of 7,075,641.
 
There are three Rotary clubs in Sierra Leone; , two are in the capital Freetown and the other at Bo - the second largest city in Sierre Leone, with a population 175,000.
 
The club - chartered in 1988 - has 17 members and meets at 5pm on Wednesdays at Fair View Lodge, Bo/Taiama Highway, Kebbie Town - Bo, Bo, Sierra Leone.
 
One of the club's major projects was construction of a 21 bed hospital, the Bo Children's Hospital,  with major help from the Rotary Club of Turramurra, Sydney, Australia,  and others.  The Rotary Club of Bo is highly active within the local community and was responsible for the construction of the hospital.  Initially the club ran the hospital but has now transferred ownership to the local community and has a representative on the hospital's community management board.
 
International Corner Les Walsh 2019-10-20 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary 100 Down Under

Rotary 100 Down Under

It’s a special time. Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021.
 
In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Think about the impact we can make!
 
It's the time to discover what is the best way to mark the occasion! And create a legacy that propels Rotary into the next century of service. This is so important – we will not have another chance in our lifetime!
 
We have a plan to make people aware, capture ideas of what we can do and enlist willing players in a part of history. We have constructed a toolkit to help Rotary leaders to help build that story. That's what this website is about. You can also join us on Facebook.
 
So get started with our introductory video
 
Watch the video
 
Learn more
Rotary 100 Down Under Les Walsh 2019-10-20 14:00:00Z 0

Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

 Caloundra Rotary was proud to support the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up organised by Ocean Crusaders and many other co-hosts.  The club was supported by the Rotaract Club of the Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps.  It was a great opportunity to showcase Rotary.
 
Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-10-19 14:00:00Z 0
Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-10-16 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Road Safety Education 2019

This week was the last series of RYDA Road Safety Education awareness days for Year 11 students this year.  This great program is supported locally by the Rotary Clubs of Caloundra, Caloundra Pacific & Glasshouse Mountains.
 
A big thank you to all the volunteers.
 
 
Rotary Road Safety Education 2019 Les Walsh 2019-10-16 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-10-16 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
CCSA Hall Public Forum - 1 November Les Walsh 2019-10-13 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-10-13 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-10-12 14:00:00Z 0 Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

More volunteer opportunities at Aura

P3 Events have invited us to provide a series of community BBQs at Aura on a Sunday afternoon in November, December & January (dates below).

The events will provide 150-200 free serves of sausages in bread and cold drinks including soft drink and water.

For this the club will receive a donation.

The 'selling' times are 4 or 4.30 to 6pm with setup and set down required before and after (details in the links).

In addition to the BBQ team, we are also asking for volunteers to act as 'welcomers' as each event is an opportunity to promote Caloundra Rotary.

We would like you to volunteer now to facilitate our planning and so we know who is available.  RSVP via the links below.

WHETHER YOU VOLUNTEER TO COOK OR WELCOME, PLEASE ADD YOUR CHOICE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION WHEN YOU RSVP 

DATES:

  • Aura Music in the Square - 17 November: Register (5 registered)
  • Aura Central Residents - 24 November: Register (3 registered; more needed)
  • Aura Music in the Square - 8 December: Register (6 registered)
  • NEW: Aura Music in the Square - 29 December: Register
  • NEW: Aura Music in the Square - 19 January: Register
More volunteer opportunities at Aura Les Walsh 2019-10-11 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Bridge Walk Les Walsh 2019-10-10 14:00:00Z 0
Doing good in the world Les Walsh 2019-10-08 14:00:00Z 0
October is Economic and Community Development month Les Walsh 2019-10-08 14:00:00Z 0 areas of focus,basic education,literacy,monthly themes
Public Image newsletter Les Walsh 2019-10-08 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Grab Life by the Balls is a proactive and positive men's mental health movement aiming to make a positive difference to men's mental health before the s**t hits the fan.
 
This morning we were privileged to hear from Sam Parker who is a local dad, husband, chiropractor and founder of the Grab Life By The Balls movement.  The organisation 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.
 
The movement is planning a world record attempt for The World's Biggest BBQ to address the two very un-Australian stats: Australia doesn't hold any world records for BBQs and that six men a day die from suicide in Australia everyday.   Details of the attempt are here
 
Designed to engage men from all walks of life to Grab Life By The Balls in their own unique way, the movement draws on a combination of personal development, peak performance principles, sports psychology & positive psychology research delivered in a matter of fact, laid back, Aussie way.
 
In local news, a Coffee & Chin Wag event has commenced at Kings Beach at the Coffee Cat on Kings Beach.  The next is on Wednesday 16 October at 6.30am and then 30 October and 13 November.  Tell your mates.
 
Learn more on their Facebook page or website.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-10-07 14:00:00Z 0
Recycling at the River School Les Walsh 2019-10-06 14:00:00Z 0

Visit to Donations in Kind

A few of us joined others from local Rotary clubs at the Donations in Kind (DIK) Warehouse in Kingston, braving the extended two hour drive there and back in the safe hands of James.
 
Some sorted and packed books, others filled a container with hospital beds or moved medical equipment to another part of the warehouse to make room for the forklift to access the shelves.  Often during the week, with only two hands available, incoming goods get unloaded haphazardly so it was good to restore some semblance of order.  The irony is that the warehouse contents are growing as DIK cannot afford to ship any containers.  DIK's depleted bank balance needs to be re-stocked and hopefully our Rotary clubs will do that.
 
Visit to Donations in Kind Les Walsh 2019-10-06 14:00:00Z 0
Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-10-06 14:00:00Z 0 Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up
Recycling at the River School Les Walsh 2019-10-05 14:00:00Z 0
Ride the Train on World Polio Day Les Walsh 2019-10-03 14:00:00Z 0
We're looking for ... Les Walsh 2019-10-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary is in more countries than McDonalds Les Walsh 2019-10-01 14:00:00Z 0
Bravo, Rotary Foundation Les Walsh 2019-10-01 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-10-01 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-10-01 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

Hosted by Ocean Crusaders and supported by Unitywater along with multiple other local environment groups, the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up is on 20 October to help prevent disease and debris from being washed into our oceans.

Please join us for an hour or two on the river banks or on your watercraft (kayak, canoe, SUP board) to help make a difference in our community and our planet!  This is an opportunity to also promote Rotary awareness, so join us please.

REGISTER

Full details of this event are on Facebook.

The club's Facebook page for the event is rotary.cleanup.  Please share this page among your friends, family and community clubs.

Thank you for helping - see you there?

Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0 Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up
Technology fighting the war against plastic pollution Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Our last meeting

President of the Inner Wheel Club of Sunshine Coast, Meg Nagel was our guest speaker this morning.
 
Inner Wheel allows around 3,000 dedicated women in Australia to share their friendship and passion for community service and take action for lasting change, but it is an international organisation established in 1924 and launched in Australia not long after.
 
Meg presented a potted history of Inner Wheel and outlined two main projects - the provision of birthing kits and raising funds for Cord Bank Research (a national project).
 
 
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0
News from ESRAG Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-09-30 14:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio Les Walsh 2019-09-27 14:00:00Z 0
Lift the Lid - radio advertisement Les Walsh 2019-09-27 14:00:00Z 0

Aloha Rotary

Discover aloha at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June.

Find aloha in the House of Friendship, where you’ll learn about Rotary projects around the world. Share aloha with fellow members during the exciting opening ceremony. Experience aloha through an array of host events, including a service project at an ancient fishpond. It’s your chance to connect with other people of action while giving back to the community.

What could be better than introducing your family to Rotary while exploring a beautiful island paradise? We can’t think of a thing.
 
REGISTER TODAY
Aloha Rotary Les Walsh 2019-09-27 14:00:00Z 0

The plus in PolioPlus

When we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but do we realize how many added benefits the program brings? The “plus” is something else that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign. It might be a hand-operated tricycle, access to clean water and additional medical treatment, or providing bed nets or soap. Learn how we are doing so much more than eradicating polio. 
 
Read More
The plus in PolioPlus Les Walsh 2019-09-27 14:00:00Z 0

Foundation Trustee Chair's October message

World Polio Day is this month and we are facing a major challenge. The news out of Afghanistan and Pakistan tells us that we have more work to do. It tells us that polio will not die out quickly or easily.
 
Most of all, it tells us that we are needed now more than ever. Success will require us to remain steady and show that there is no time limit to our commitment. We are in this to the end, and we will conquer this terrible disease. We will give life back to children and families, and restore hope to communities.
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's October message Les Walsh 2019-09-25 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's October message

When we reach our goal, polio will become only the second human disease eradicated on the planet, and Rotary will receive international acclaim. But what matters most is the children who will never again have to face this terrible, disabling virus. Rotary must continue to connect the world in the effort toward polio eradication. It is up to us. Let us finish the job.
Read the message
RI President's October message Les Walsh 2019-09-25 14:00:00Z 0

Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education

URGENT PLEASE

We are seeking volunteers to help setup and assist in the running of another successful two RYDA days 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:

 

14 October

    

Monday

 1-3pm    

Register for Setup

     
         
15 October Tuesday 8am-2pm Register for Tuesday Beerwah State High
         

16 October

 

Wednesday

    8am-2pm 

Register for Wednesday

 

Sienna College

Glasshouse Christian College

Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education Les Walsh 2019-09-25 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Better Together Housing (BTH) has been created by two leading charities on the Sunshine Coast to address the rising cost of living and the risk of social isolation facing single women over 55 years old living alone.
 
BTH is a platform for participants to find someone to share with, it does not provide housing but does link people together who are interested in sharing their home so that can reap the benefits of a shared housing situation.  We do this by inviting interested people to register to either share their home or find someone to share a home with.
 
Gail Middleton is Sundale's Manager for Housing and Community Engagement - one of the charities supporting BTH; the other is the Coast2Bay Housing Group.  Gail presented Better Together Housing to the club's meeting this morning and explained the concept in greater detail.  To find out more go to the BTH website and subscribe to its newsletter (scroll down on the home page); liking the BTH Facebook page will help raise awareness of this group in your community.
 
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-09-23 14:00:00Z 0

End Polio Now

 
 
How do you eradicate a disease? This is the question that Jennifer answers as she shares the story of Polio eradication. It is a disease on the brink of extinction and the finish line is in sight.

It is a complex tale complete with heroic and deadly twists and turns.  Discover what Rotary and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is doing to eliminate this paralyzing disease and in turn keep a promise to the children of the world.
End Polio Now Les Walsh 2019-09-22 14:00:00Z 0

Andrew Wallace MP invites you to a meet and greet for Australian Rotary Health

 
Andrew Wallace MP invites you to a meet and greet and afternoon tea with the
Federal Treasurer The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Where:
Function Room: The Surf Club Mooloolaba, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
When:
Monday 23 September 2019
Time: 2.45pm to 4pm
Cost: $15 per person
Includes light afternoon tea and a  donation to Australian Rotary Health who are supporting the 2019 Rotary Club of Mooloolaba Annual Walk for Mental Health.
 
Tickets for this event must be pre‑purchased. No bookings at the door.
RSVP: Friday 20 September
Enquiries: Office of Andrew Wallace: 07 5493 5556 OR
 
Register and wear your Walk For Mental Health T-shirts to the event
Andrew Wallace MP invites you to a meet and greet for Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-09-18 14:00:00Z 0
2019 Walk for Mental Health Les Walsh 2019-09-18 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-09-18 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our last meeting

Charmaine Wheatley has been a Rotarian for over 12 years and has project managed ten humanitarian trips to South Africa.  This morning she presented the next Humanitarian Trip opportunity to Welkom, South Africa 29 February to 14 March 2020.
 

Charmaine is a mum of eight children, grandmother to 17 and is a keen paddler.  She has been passionate about fundraising for various projects in Australia and describes herself as "South African born but Australian by choice".  Charmaine is the Mentor for the 'Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps' - a very active community group on the Sunshine Coast - and is a member/director of the Rotary E-Club of South Africa One.

On the 2017 trip, the volunteers delivered a 40 foot container filled with medical supplies, 150 wheelchairs and 15,000 pairs of re-cycled spectacles among other valuable items.  
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter Les Walsh 2019-09-16 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600

Watoto Children's Choir - new venue

The Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps is delighted to announce that our beloved Dr Shari Hall will be performing with the Watoto Children's Choir at a new venue - the Eumundi Markets! on Wednesday 25 September from 10 to 11am.

Please look out for us at the Amphitheatre at the Eumundi Markets and enjoy a free daytime concert while well known local artist - Victoria Fitzpatrick paints a Ugandan Child (which will then be auctioned off afterwards).

Watoto Children's Choir is a group of African children choirs based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church and will be gratefully be accepting any gold coin donations.

Watoto means "Children" in the Swahili language. The choir is made up of children who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS epidemic or to war.

We thank you so much for your for your support so bring a picnic blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy a fantastic free concert ! 
 
Presented by Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps
Watoto Children's Choir - new venue Les Walsh 2019-09-16 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Bushfire Appeal and Assistance

From: District Governor, Darryl Iseppi
DONATE NOW
 
Over the last coupe of weeks we have seen the start of one of the potentially worst Bushfire Seasons ever in our Rotary District and surrounding areas.
 
Some of our members have been affected though fortunately at this stage minimal damage and no loss of life. Our communities have not been as lucky.
 
I know many of our Rotarians, their families and our clubs are supporting frontline emergency staff and also the support personal and evacuation centres.
 
My call to those clubs and the Assistant Governors for those groups has been heartwarming knowing they are dealing with it at a local level and are keeping in touch with our Rotarian Families.
 
Rotary Bushfire Appeal and Assistance Les Walsh 2019-09-13 14:00:00Z 0

Glasshouse Mountains 20th Anniversary celebration

You're invited to join with the Rotary Club of Glasshouse Mountains to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Club.  The Club was chartered on 13 October 1999.
 
To celebrate we are having a Brunch from 9am on Sunday 13 October 2019
 
We are holding the event at Australia Zoo, a longtime partner of the Club.
 
Please note the cost of the event includes a day at the Zoo; so when our event is finished by 11am, you are welcome to spend the remainder of the day in the Zoo if you wish.  We thank the Australia Zoo for this generous contribution to our day.
 
Tickets are $50 per person
(children 3-15 years are $40)
Please note that the ticket includes a day at the Zoo.
 
Entry is only by prepaid ticket - To book your ticket click here.
 
Please advise to info@glasshouserotary.com.au of any dietary requirements.
Glasshouse Mountains 20th Anniversary celebration Les Walsh 2019-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary leads Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Les Walsh 2019-09-11 14:00:00Z 0

A New Era for St Jude’s

Stacking the odds in favour of female education

The School of St Jude, in the northern Arusha region of Tanzania, has been fighting poverty through education for over 17 years – and Rotary has been helping school founder, Gemma Sisia, since its very first fundraiser.
 
It was the Rotary Club of Armidale Central, NSW, that helped build St Jude’s very first classrooms in 2000, while Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) helped facilitate tax deductibility status two years later.
 
Having grown to 1800 students, with more than 550 graduates, Rotary has continued to play an important role at St Jude’s. There are established Earlyact and Interact clubs at the school and dedicated Rotarians who continue to support the students.
 
Now, in 2019, this pioneering leader in charitable education is about to get even bigger as it prepares to enter an exciting new era, with the registration for opening a new girls’ secondary school recently approved.
 
In Tanzania, there are around 4500 secondary schools, a huge drop from the almost 17,000 primary schools. It’s no surprise then that only 4 per cent of students make it into higher education.
 
The motivation behind this new venture is to give even more bright, poor young Tanzanians the opportunity to receive high-quality education and continue to be supported into university.
 
This means there will be more graduates and more future leaders leaving St Jude’s each year, ready to create change in their communities and country.
A New Era for St Jude’s Les Walsh 2019-09-11 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Membership Experience Les Walsh 2019-09-11 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Carolyn Wilson presented Rosies – Friends on the Street to us this morning, and was supported by Nora.
 
She has been a volunteer with the Caloundra branch of Rosies – Friends on the Street for 18 years and the majority of that time as the Co-ordinator.  Carolyn was acknowledged as a Life Member in November 2017 in recognition of her ongoing contribution to Rosies.   She has a passion for helping the homeless and those less fortunate than myself. 
 
Rosies reaches out to those most in need, those people who are abandoned, marginalised, socially isolated within our communities.  On The Street Volunteers are asked to commit to four hours once a month to outreach.  Each volunteer is assigned to a team and each team goes out on to the street once a month.  The location is always the same so that our patrons, friends on the street, know where we will be and when.
 
The team meets at the branch base at the designated time and over the course of an hour they catch up with each other to develop the sense of community and family that we take on to the street.  They prepare the van, share relevant information and review recent street reports so they know what has been happening on the street.  The Team Leader conducts a simple reflection with the team and leads the Rosies prayer, then the team travels to the outreach location together in the Rosies van.  The team spends two hours on the street sharing friendship with a simple drink and a bite to eat.  After two hours the outreach is concluded and the team travels back to base together in the Rosies van.  The team, unpacks, cleans up and has a debrief before leaving for home.
 
Points we noted: 40% of Rosies' patrons are under 25 and female; sharing friendship is the key; Rosies Caloundra/Sunshine Coast is the only branch between Caboulture and Mareeba; currently need a new van;  there is not enough affordable housing on the Sunshine Coast; to start in a new area requires an invitation from the local Council.
 
If you want to learn more about this worthy cause, go to the Rosies website or Facebook Page.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-09-09 14:00:00Z 0
The Lift The Lid Ball  Les Walsh 2019-09-07 14:00:00Z 0

Do you know the significance of Rotary's wheel emblem?

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days.
 
The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." .
 
Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
In 1922 - It was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians.
 
In 1923- the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft.
 
In 1923- the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
Do you know the significance of Rotary's wheel emblem? Les Walsh 2019-09-06 14:00:00Z 0
Rotarians respond to Hurricane Dorian Les Walsh 2019-09-06 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-09-04 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our last meeting

Angie Mansey, Charity Directyor/Founder of Driven By KM, was our guest speaker this morning.   Driven by daunting personal experiences surrounding their son Corbin,  the charity Driven By KM is dedicated to developing support services, in response to the needs of Sunshine Coast based families that have a medically complex child with life threatening medical conditions within their family unit.   Its fundraising events are sponsored by Kuluin Mufflers - the business that arose from the desperation Ang & Luke and their family faced.
 
This was one of the most passionate presentations the club has heard in recent times.
 
If you want to learn more about this worthy cause, go to the Driven By KM website or Facebook Page.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-09-02 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2019-09-01 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education and Literacy month Les Walsh 2019-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-08-30 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine
R U OK? day is 12 September Les Walsh 2019-08-30 14:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-28 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-08-28 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast

In the news ..........

Sunshine Coast Daily (p2) 27 August
Congratulations to Neville and all our RYDA volunteers
In the news .......... Les Walsh 2019-08-26 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Rino Canto was our guest speaker this morning.  He is General Manager of the Opal Aged Care home at Birtinya.  He and Customer Services Manager, Pam spoke warmly about the home and its well-appointed facilities.  While many of us have no desire to become a resident, the hotel like nature of the property could be an appealing enticement.  Invitations were issued to some and politely declined.  There are 147 residents (including our Norm) and 109 staff.  Bernie asked whether Opal would be interested in our embryonic headphone project for those suffering from dementia.  There were many other questions from our members and guests.
Our Last Meeting Les Walsh 2019-08-26 14:00:00Z 0

Photo Competition winners workshop

Barry John Alsop of www.eyeswideopenimages.com gave his up Sunday in his busy schedule to mentor children in his craft - a privilege for us to witness.  The vision of a bigger and better children’s photography competition next year lives on and is shared by Barry and Caloundra Rotary.
 
See some photos of the workshop in action here - the next instalment will be the results of the tuition as each student has been asked to share their best photos of the day.
Photo Competition winners workshop Les Walsh 2019-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
Hamilton's Charity Golf Day Les Walsh 2019-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now newsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-25 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's September message Les Walsh 2019-08-22 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's September message

Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.
Read the message
RI President's September message Les Walsh 2019-08-22 14:00:00Z 0
You are invited to celebrate Nambour's 70th Les Walsh 2019-08-21 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Mark took the floor as Chair and mini-presenter to talk about our next exhibition to Bohol.  He is looking for sponsors for the backpacks ($25) and needs instruction from the Teacher in the Box project so he can educate the children and others in Bohol.  Follow these links to the website and Facebook page.  Mark plans to take at least one laptop ($300) and six or seven devices ($100) to Bohol.
 
PDG Alan proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh, Cambodia in Rotary District 3350.  Learn more at the club's website.
 
It looks like winter is coming to an end as Ken prepares to return to Morwell, Vic after next week's meeting.  He was welcomed along with Irish, Charmaine & Ian.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-08-20 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-08-20 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
Rotary Basics Les Walsh 2019-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Les Walsh 2019-08-16 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision Les Walsh 2019-08-16 14:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary? Les Walsh 2019-08-16 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Les Walsh 2019-08-16 14:00:00Z 0
Register for the 2020 Convention Les Walsh 2019-08-15 14:00:00Z 0
SAVE THE DATE : Christmas Shindig Darryl Laing 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary? Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
The Four Way Test Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Guiding Principles Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Make an Impact in YOUR Community Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0

Transitioning to Rotary District 9620

Following the decision of the Board of Rotary International in April 2018 our Rotary International Districts – 9640, 9630 and 9600 – are merging to become Rotary District 9620 as of 1 July 2021.
 
Much has been done – and there is still much to be done.  At the Club level I really do believe the majority of the ongoing work of the Clubs will continue – and we will continue to work to decide how we will operate as a District.
 
Read the update
 
About DGN Wendy Protheroe
 
RD9620 website
Transitioning to Rotary District 9620 Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
RI International Convention Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Areas of Focus

The Rotary Foundation has changed the names of three areas of focus (marked with asterisks) to better reflect the types of projects that Rotary members carry out.
 
The six areas of focus are:
 
  • Peacebuilding and conflict prevention*
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene*
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Community economic development*
 
Some of the areas of focus goals have also changed.  You’ll find new activities related to the environment in the updated Areas of Focus Policy Statements.
Rotary's Areas of Focus Les Walsh 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Today's meeting was expertly chaired by Ian who first off welcomed guests:
 
AG Wendy
Irish
Chairmaine from the Rotary E-Club of South Africa One & the Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps
Ken from RC Morwell
and of course our guest speaker Ray Krebs from the NBN
 
 
The International Toast was given by Alan to RC Halifax in Nova Scotia, District 7820
 
Unfortunately, in this instance he was only given 9/10 because he forgot to mention Peggy's Point Lighthouse, which sits dominantely on their logo, albeit repainted in Rotary colours, and with real life not able to replicate the weather conditions shown.  And he missed the "not to be missed" gingerbread at the nearby Sou'Wester Restaurant
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-08-12 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-08 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600

Our Last Meeting

Chris chaired the meeting
Kindly taking over from Roger who is currently writing up this report
 
Chris welcomed visitors, Tony, Irish & Ken

Mark introduced Tony Freeman
 
End Trachoma by 2020 - Building Healthy Communities

Tony has been a very active member in the various Clubs and also at a District level in Districts 9680 and 9600 since 1991 when he joined THORNLEIGH Club in (then) District 9680.  In 2003 Tony and Marilyn moved to Brisbane and he became a member of Rotary Club of SAMFORD VALLEY until the move to Sunshine Coast in late 2014 when he joined the Rotary Club of ALEXANDRA HEADLAND. He has been Assistant Governor, President, a PHF, and held many other Rotary positions. Tony has a background included marketing of consumer products, furniture, fashion, toiletries and pharmaceuticals. He continues to do some business review and coaching for small businesses as he enjoys “retirement” ...which meant going from paid work to volunteer and Rotary work!

He is the Trachoma Champion for Rotary District 9600
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision Les Walsh 2019-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Vision Les Walsh 2019-08-06 14:00:00Z 0
2019 Rotary Race Day Les Walsh 2019-08-06 14:00:00Z 0

SAVE THESE DATES: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

MARK THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARY

The Rotary Club of Caloundra - in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps and Rotaract Club of the Sunshine Coast -  is proud to support the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up on 20 October.  Hosted by Ocean Crusaders and supported by Unitywater along with multiple other local environment groups, the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up is on 20 October to help prevent disease and debris from being washed into our oceans.

Click here for full details of this event and the registration link. 

Will you join us?

Also, we have been invited to promote the Clean Up at the Currimundi Twilight Markets on 20 September & 18 October and would ask you to join us in that promotion too. 

Being visible will also increase Rotary/Rotaract awareness in the community!

Please join us for an hour or two on the banks of the lake to help make a difference in our community and our planet!

Full details of these events are on facebook.  The club's Facebook page for the event is rotary.cleanup

Please like this page and share it and the events among your friends, family and community clubs.

Thank you for helping - see you there?

SAVE THESE DATES: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-08-03 14:00:00Z 0 Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up
The Rotary Foundation - District 9600 newsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-02 14:00:00Z 0 Centurion,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2019-08-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-08-01 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Our last meeting

Genta opened the gathering and welcomed the other 13 members to Dicky Beach Surf-Lifesaving Club (DBSC).
Only guest today was Kath's partner Ian and Mia was also in the background cooking our breakfast (thanks Mia).
Alan toasted Rotary Club of Birmingham West Midlands which was chartered in 1914 and has 53 members.
 
President Chris was an apology due to RYDA setup and Bernie reported on:
 
  • Thanks to all the volunteers last week for RYDA and Bunnings BBQ.
  • RYDA again this week on Wed & Thu with setup today.
  • Pam wishes to setup down from RYDA catering and Kath & Deb were quick to volunteer as her replacement, thanks ladies
Genta then introduced Rob Flood from the DBSC who spoke on the history, current activities which was followed by a tour of the facilities.
Our last meeting Mark Ward 2019-08-01 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-07-31 14:00:00Z 0

Thank you for volunteering

Another Big Effort!

Three fun-filled days at RYDA this week - and another two days next week - helping young people with their driving skills.
 
Thank you!
Thank you for volunteering Les Walsh 2019-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
You're invited to the 2020 Rotary International Convention! Les Walsh 2019-07-30 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-07-30 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast
Masquerade Ball 2020 Preview Les Walsh 2019-07-30 14:00:00Z 0
Masquerade Ball 2020 Preview Les Walsh 2019-07-29 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-07-29 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600

Greetings from Darwin

Gerry Swan has advised that he attended the changeover night of the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise on Thursday 25 July, which was also the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the club's Charter meeting.
 
He spent the previous Wednesday in hospital having his heart zapped back into rhythm, so he missed his flight and bus; he was able to get another flight to Darwin on Thursday and made it with five hours to spare.
 
Big thanks to Gordon for looking after me.
The photo shows four of the Charter members that were available and attended.
Greetings from Darwin Les Walsh 2019-07-28 14:00:00Z 0

Watoto Children's Choir

 
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS available - be sure to book for this fabulous performance with Dr Shari Hall performing live with the Watoto Children's Choir at [new venue and date] Eumundi Markets on Wednesday 25 September 2019 and Artist Victoria Fitzpatrick painting live on stage. This painting (of one of the children) will be auctioned at the end of the performance!  
 
Presented by Sunshine Coast Rotary Community Corps
Watoto Children's Choir Les Walsh 2019-07-25 14:00:00Z 0

SHOWSTOPPERS The Encore

SHOWSTOPPERS! ...THE ENCORE!
Proudly presented by Rotary and Candy Shop Show.

Celebrating the best of cabaret, musical theatre, retro, swing and the vintage era SHOWSTOPPERS! is a frolic through the days when diamonds really were a girls' best friend! Relishing in all that glitters and glows, travel with us along the bright lights of ol' Broadway, slip into a Speakeasy or two and enjoy the greatest showstoppers of all time!
See the BEST and MOST POPULAR of all the Candy Shop Show productions
 
On Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 7pm
Location
Kittyhawk Room - Kedron Wavell RSL
21 KittyhawkDrive, Chermside, Queensland 4032
 
SHOWSTOPPERS The Encore Les Walsh 2019-07-25 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

Sergeant Merv called the meeting to order and welcomed Alan to the Chair.
 
Alan welcomed our guests:
 
  • Tiffany Hardy from MS Queensland and our speaker
  • Partners Irish & her bestie Shane
  • Visiting Rotarian Ken McMeekan RC Morwell & former Rotarian Anna
  • Gordon's guest Michelle from PW Golf Club
Gerry provided the international toast to Rotary Club of Kampala, Ugunda.  Members questioned his population count but Gerry assured us of its accuracy.
 
President Chris reported on:
 
  • TRF have revised their 5 areas of focus to now include projects to protect the environment and some name changes to other focus areas.
  • Photo Competition awards last Thursday was a most successful event and thanks to the members who attended and there was lots of enthusiasm form the participants.  Seems we may have a new sponsor next year's competition and while not a great fund raiser the event was great PR.
  • World Polio Day walk to be on 27 October from Centaur Park to Power Boat Club and looking to raise funds from participants.
  • Busy week ahead with RYDA and Bunnings BBQ.
  • Upcoming speaker on 6 August will talk on End Trachoma by 2020: https://www.endtrachoma2020.org.au/
  • Chris & Deb will setup a booth at Little Mountain Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo at Meridan College on 2 August
Our last meeting Mark Ward 2019-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's August message Les Walsh 2019-07-25 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's August message

Growing Rotary is all about taking the connections that make our organization unique in the world and strengthening and multiplying them. Let us commit ourselves to growing Rotary and to welcoming the next diverse generation of women and men as Rotary Connects the World.
Read the message
RI President's August message Les Walsh 2019-07-25 14:00:00Z 0

THANK YOU for volunteering

A Big Effort this week!

A great BBQ at Bunnings and three fun-filled days at RYDA helping young people with their driving skills.
 
Thank you!
 
More RYDA next week
THANK YOU for volunteering Les Walsh 2019-07-24 14:00:00Z 0

August is Membership Month

August is Membership and New Club Development Month, which means it’s time to celebrate our Rotary club, our members, and the good this club does in our community and around the world.
 
What some may not know is that the Rotary Australia website puts a wealth of Membership Development information at our fingertips.  Try this, for a start.  If you follow the link you will have 10 publications and a lot of useful ideas.
 
What does Rotary mean to you?  Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.
 
Read on for more ways to join in the celebration ...
August is Membership Month Les Walsh 2019-07-24 14:00:00Z 0 ideas,membership

Strategic Plan RI

Rotary International has updated its strategic plan and there is a great two-sided flyer which has RI's core values on one side as well as our vision statement and updated strategic priorities on the other.  It's a useful summary of where we are at and where we are going as an organisation for our members, potential members and our communities.
 
 
Strategic Plan RI Les Walsh 2019-07-24 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-07-24 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Caloundra Electorate Community Awards Les Walsh 2019-07-23 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation District 9600 newsletter Les Walsh 2019-07-21 14:00:00Z 0 Centurion,TRF,The Rotary Foundation
Power in our Connections Les Walsh 2019-07-19 14:00:00Z 0

Photo Competition Presentations

 
The winners and runners up in Caloundra Rotary's inaugural Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition received their certificates and prizes at the Caloundra Arts Centre on 18 July 2019.

The photos are on exhibition until early August. Make sure you visit Caloundra Arts Centre soon to see the wonderful photos.
  
  
 
View the photos
Photo Competition Presentations Les Walsh 2019-07-18 14:00:00Z 0

Public Image newsletter

Our  the new Rotary year is an ideal time for clubs to make raising our public image the number one priority for the club during the next 12  months.

Newsletter
 
Public Image newsletter Les Walsh 2019-07-18 14:00:00Z 0

NEW: 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:

6 August

Tuesday

1-3pm

Register for Setup

 
7 AugustWednesday8am-2pmRegister for WednesdayMeridan College
     
NEW: Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education Les Walsh 2019-07-18 14:00:00Z 0
Little Mountain Open Day & Expo Les Walsh 2019-07-18 14:00:00Z 0

SAVE THE DATE: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

Hosted by Ocean Crusaders and supported by Unitywater along with multiple other local environment groups, the Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up is on 20 October to help prevent disease and debris from being washed into our oceans.

Please join us for an hour or two on the river banks or on your watercraft (kayak, canoe, SUP board) to help make a difference in our community and our planet !

Full details of this event are on facebook.

The club's Facebook page for the event is rotary.cleanup.  Please share this page among your friends, family and community clubs.

Thank you for helping - see you there?

SAVE THE DATE: Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up Les Walsh 2019-07-17 14:00:00Z 0 Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

Our last meeting

Sergeant Merv called the meeting to order and welcomed Pam to the Chair.
Pam welcomed our guests:
Tony Long from Humanitarian Projects International (HPI) and our speaker
Partners Ann Paddison & Irish
Visiting Rotarians Charmaine & Ken McMeekan (RC Morwell on his annual pilgrimage to our warmer weather)
 
 
Gerry provides the international toast to Rotary Club of Dili, Timor Leste.
Gerry wanted to make sure we knew the population of Dili was 222,323.
I guess that number has changed before the toast was even taken; but we can admire his efforts for precision.
Chris also welcomed our visitors and provided a brief report on:
Update on End Polio Now, Rotary International's flagship project & upcoming World Polio Day on 24 October
Opening of the superb Care Garden at Beerwah last Friday
Photo Competiton awards on Thursday 18 July
Confirmed date for Currumundi Lake cleanup is 20 October and hoping to display a Shelter Box 
Meeting on 30 July is Vocational visit to Dicky Beach Surf Club and Darryl needs numbers for catering
 
Bernie introduced Tony Long, Past President of RC Glasshouse Mountains and President of Humanitarian Projects International.
Our club partners with HPI for our Bohol project and he wanted to thank our club for supporting the Children's Home.
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Our last meeting Mark Ward 2019-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Caloundra Bridge Club flyer Les Walsh 2019-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Caloundra Bridge Club Les Walsh 2019-07-15 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years, this unique humanitarian alliance has supported families with a place to call home after disaster.
 
Rotary is a global network whose members take action to make a lasting difference in their communities – and worldwide. ShelterBox provides emergency shelters and other essential items to support families who have lost their homes in disaster.
 
The partnership extends far beyond financial support. Around 1,000 Rotary members are involved in ShelterBox as volunteers, staff or response team members. And clubs worldwide offer valuable, practical assistance to help ShelterBox reach more families fleeing disaster or conflict.
 
This has recently included support for families in Malawi flooded from their homes by Cyclone Idai and communities in Lombok devastated by the 2018 earthquake and tsunami.
“ShelterBox has been Rotary’s Project Partner in Disaster Relief since 2012, and we are excited to renew the partnership for another three years,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko.
Caroline White, interim Chief Executive at ShelterBox, said: “Whenever disaster strikes, Rotary is beside us. From the earliest planning stages to final evaluations, Rotary members help ShelterBox make community contacts, organize logistics, and reach disaster-affected families in remote areas who might otherwise go without."
Read more
Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership Les Walsh 2019-07-13 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary Health Cocktail Party Les Walsh 2019-07-10 14:00:00Z 0

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 below links.

To be clear, we need you please to volunteer for all days that you are free to assist - especially on 24 July when we also have our regular BBQ at Bunnings. 

23 July

Tuesday

1-3pm

Register for Setup

 
24 JulyWednesday8am-2pmRegister for WednesdayUnity College

25 July

Thursday

8am-2pm

Register for Thursday

Caloundra State High

Volunteers needed for RYDA Road Safety Education Les Walsh 2019-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
Japan Festival Les Walsh 2019-07-04 14:00:00Z 0

Caloundra Community Bank recognised

Caloundra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank was also recognised at changeover for its continued service to the Caloundra community and the Rotary Club of Caloundra in the 11 years since it’s inception.
 
Amanda Zinn, who is a member of the Community Bank's Board of Directors, was presented on behalf of the bank with a Certificate of Appreciation.
 
Since Paul Harris Fellow recognition can only be presented to individuals, a Certificate of Appreciation is given instead to a business or organisation recognising a contribution of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
Caloundra Community Bank recognised Les Walsh 2019-07-02 14:00:00Z 0

Congratulations

Congratulations Sue Robinson on being recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow at Changeover for her outstanding service to the Rotary Club of Caloundra and to the community in the three years she has been a member.
 
A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes US$1,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund or other approved programs, or a person who has had that amount contributed in their name.  Learn more about What is a Paul Harris Fellow
 
Paul Harris Fellow recognition is both an award for exemplary work in community service or helping those in need, or a method of recognising a substantial donation to The Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations Les Walsh 2019-07-02 14:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Operational Overview Les Walsh 2019-07-02 14:00:00Z 0 ShelterBox

President's message

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who came along Saturday night to Caloundra Golf club for the Changeover. I hope you enjoyed the evening and fellowship, I have already earmarked a new joke book for Trevor but he really did a great job, you never really knew what was going to happen next! Thank you Trevor.

Many thanks also to Deb for organising the event and those who turned up to help set up.
 
Helen Smith’s talk on the work Compass do locally to help disabled people train for work, and try and bring some form of recognition to their lives, was inspiring.
 
The Assistance dogs initiative she mentioned is also a wonderful scheme, especially to reduce anxiety in autistic youngsters, it gives them a focus in life. The cost to train such a dog is prohibitive to many families and financial support is often needed – we should consider carefully what support we can offer Compass generally for the initiatives they are involved in.
 
We have an open invitation from Helen to visit their farm at Palmwoods and I hope we can get as many members out as possible in support of this visit, I am sure we will find this very interesting.
 
I can’t carry on this message without acknowledging the good work Bernie did during her time as President. As I said at the Changeover she had a tough year but was an example to all of us – her commitment to the members and causes was admirable. As my Vice President for this year, I hope not to call on her too often, as I am sure she deserves a break from the workload.
 
It’s my turn now so what are my plans.
 
Read Chris' full message
 
President's message Chris Rees 2019-07-02 14:00:00Z 0

Meet our President for 2019-20

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.
 
Further career advances led Chris to design 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 his passion for running took him to develop Llanelli Athletic club with a few work colleagues.
 
With two young children in tow, the ...
Meet our President for 2019-20 Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Changeover photos Roger Todd 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's July message Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's July message

Rotary allows us to connect with one another, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences. It connects us with people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us with our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.
Read the message
RI President's July message Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary connects the world in 2019-20 Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0

Meet the RI President for 2019-20

Mark Daniel Maloney

President 2019-20, Rotary International
Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA
 
Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.
 
He has been active in ...
 
Read more
Meet the RI President for 2019-20 Les Walsh 2019-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-06-28 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600

Our Last Meeting

story-thumbnail
Rotary Exchange Student Jess Keenan
 
The Chair was Gerry
He welcomed visitors, Jess, Becky Thomas, Chloé, Jan & Irish
Gerry also proposed the International Toast to:
Rotary International based in Evanston Illinois USA
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-06-26 14:00:00Z 0
Exhibition - Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-06-25 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-06-25 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
End Polio Now newsletter - June Mark Ward 2019-06-25 14:00:00Z 0

A few (final) words from President Bernie

As this will be my last few words as President of the Rotary Club of Caloundra for the 2018-19 Rotary year, I would sincerely like to thank the wonderful members of my Board.  Without your help and support the Club would not have been able to accomplish it’s contribution to the Community.  Your wealth of knowledge and advice has helped me through some difficult times.  It has been an absolute pleasure and the knowledge that within our Club we are an extended family and have wonderful friendships.
 
Thank you to the members of this wonderful Club for your service, your concern for my welfare and the welfare of my family.  I am so proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra.
 
I wish all the best to incoming President Chris and I will strive to be on hand to help him through his year as President.
A few (final) words from President Bernie Bernie Strong 2019-06-24 14:00:00Z 0

Our last meeting

 
Judy was at the podium and steered the meeting from a different position at the front. Maybe we saw her best side 😁
 
Judy welcomed visiting Rotarians Jan (Darwin) and Maree (Kiama) and also welcomed Irish.
 
International toast was to Moscow. 
 
Our guest speaker was an apology due to an accident.
Our last meeting Mark Ward 2019-06-17 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

We had two guest speakers today, Nerilee Sowter from Destiny Rescue & Bev Barton from Sunshine Hospice.
Darryl was able to successfully chair the meeting
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2019-05-31 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-05-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-05-30 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast

June is Rotary Fellowships month

Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion.  Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world. They help get members involved in Rotary beyond their own clubs and national borders.
So in June, we observe Rotary Fellowships Month.

Members interested in vocational service, recreational activities, or visiting Rotarians around the world can connect through programs like Rotary Friendship Exchange,  help build twin-club relationships, or find service project partners.
 
 
 
June is Rotary Fellowships month Les Walsh 2019-05-30 14:00:00Z 0
RI President's June message Les Walsh 2019-05-30 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-05-26 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Charity Car Boot Sale 1 June Les Walsh 2019-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
How will you respond to the flamingo challenge? Les Walsh 2019-05-22 14:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary? Les Walsh 2019-05-22 14:00:00Z 0

VALE : Maureen Morgan

We are saddened to record the passing of President Bernie's mother, Maureen Morgan aged 90 years.
 
Our condolences go to Bernie, Keith, Denise, Doug, and husbands Ron, Dean and their families.
 
The funeral service will be held on 5 June at 1pm Gregson & Weight Funeral Directors, 5 Gregson Pl, Caloundra.
VALE : Maureen Morgan Sue Robinson 2019-05-20 14:00:00Z 0
DIK newsletter Les Walsh 2019-05-19 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition winners Les Walsh 2019-05-15 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-05-14 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Rotary Club of Vientiane - LAOS

Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
 
Rotary Club of Vientiane. Chartered 18 October 2006
 
Population of Laos around 7 million, population of Vientiane about 900,000  
 
There is only one Rotary Club in Laos, Meets every 2nd Monday at Tetchan-net Training Centre 6.30pm to 7.30pm  About 12 members.

Projects include:
 
  • Goods for Handicapped Centres
  • Sports equipment for a primary School
  • Mentoring for University Students helping them get jobs
  • Attending a Snail disease fever protection seminar
Rotary Club of Vientiane - LAOS Gerry Swan 2019-05-13 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast

Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu - Borneo

Country: Sabah- East Malaysia (Borneo)
 
Kota Kinabalu population 245,000 - 9 Rotary clubs
 
The Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu meets on Mondays 12.30pm at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 8899, Malaysia

Gerry did a make-up in January 1998 with their six members.

Projects include:
 
  • Cataract Detection Camp for villagers
  • Climb 3 mountains in 2 weeks to raise money for Cataracts
  • Bird Guide Training Centre for Guides
  • Jazz Festival
  • Snooker Competition
Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu - Borneo Gerry Swan 2019-05-12 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
Swimdo in the news Roger Todd 2019-05-11 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Prishtina - Kosovo

 
The Rotary Club of Prishtina is one of 13 Clubs in Kosovo.

Was chartered in 2006 and has around 17 members. There were 250 members in Kosovo in 2010.
 
Meets at 7 pm Thursdays at Hotel Swiss, according to Rotary.org’s club finder.
 
Activities include financial assistance to Children’s Village and 170 Beds & bedding for a paediatric Centre.
 
Rotary Club of Prishtina - Kosovo Roger Todd 2019-05-11 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
Top Cop Revealed Roger Todd 2019-05-11 14:00:00Z 0
Invitation: Free Workshop "On the Road" Seniors Workshop Les Walsh 2019-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Malaria Vaccine Project Les Walsh 2019-05-07 14:00:00Z 0
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-05-06 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition  Les Walsh 2019-05-04 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-05-03 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-05-02 14:00:00Z 0

Doing good in the world

Did you know that Rotarians dedicated over 111 million hours to volunteering in communities around the world last year? These volunteer projects are made possible by our generous donors. I hope you can help us reach even more people in need by making a gift to The Rotary Foundation today.

The impact of your donation is felt by those who need our help most — in your community and around the world. You can empower educators to inspire learning at all ages, immunize and protect a child from diseases like polio, and help us all work together to build a more peaceful future.

Please consider making a gift to The Rotary Foundation so together we can continue Doing Good in the World.
 
DONATE
Doing good in the world Les Walsh 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Public Image newsletter Les Walsh 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0

Polio drive suspended across country after spike in attacks

Dated: April 27, 2019
 
LAHORE: Amid serious security threats and increasing attacks on polio workers in different parts of the country, the federal government has suspended the anti-polio campaign “for an indefinite period”.
 
And for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the government has also suspended the post-campaign evaluation — Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS).
The National Emergency Opera­tion Centre (EOC) for polio, Islam­abad, issued a red alert ...
 
Polio drive suspended across country after spike in attacks Les Walsh 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0

A few words from President Bernie

Rotary International is a Service Club and I love how it serves the Community not only locally but worldwide.  I would like to say though that I wish our politicians would take it upon themselves to look at the Rotarian Code of Conduct and follow it through in their professional life serving their constituents in in the way they promised to do when they were sworn in. If we, as Rotarians can do it, why can’t they.   I am sure our Country would be situated in a better position.
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
Act with integrity and high ethical standards in personal and professional life.
Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect.
Use their professional skills to mentor young people, help those with special needs, and help improve people’s quality of life in the community.
Avoid behaviour that reflects adversely on the position that they hold in the Community.
Back to our busy little Club and what is happening.  Get well wishes go out to President Elect Chris as he has spent a little time in hospital, and to Kath as she too is spending a little time in hospital as well.  Our very best wishes to you both for a speedy recovery.
 
A few words from President Bernie Bernie Strong 2019-05-01 14:00:00Z 0
Time to Grow Up! Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
District Changeover 2019 Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
RUSCCF Annual Dinner Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
URGENT - Volunteer for the TOOMOO Finish Line BBQ Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Finish LIne,TooMoo
Volunteer for our next BBQ at Bunnings Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings
May is Youth Service month Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-30 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

President Bernie hands over the giant cheque to Peter Ryan from Vinnies
Ian chaired the meeting, with the Golf Day images on the screen making for some interesting backdrops to the photos
Ian welcomed guests Peter Ryan from Vinnies and Irish
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
ShelterBox Operational Overview Les Walsh 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 ShelterBox
Interplast update Les Walsh 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 Interplast
Time is running out — register for the Rotary Convention today! Les Walsh 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0

Continue helping Rotary spread the word that #VaccinesWork

As World Immunization Week comes to a close, you can still join Rotary as we raise awareness of the importance of vaccination and our work to #EndPolio.

Each year, Rotary and our partners vaccinate 400 million children against polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinky fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers know which children are protected.
 
Raise awareness of vaccination and polio eradication efforts and paint your nails — or pinkie — purple. For a chance to be featured on Rotary’s social media channels, take a photo and share it on your page using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.
 
Continue helping Rotary spread the word that #VaccinesWork Les Walsh 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Tokyo - JAPAN

Country: Japan
 
Japan has a population of 126.8 million, and has 2,261 Rotary clubs with 89,000 members
 
The Rotary Club of Tokyo has 336 members. It meets Wednesdays, 12.30pm at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo.  Visitors are welcome, and meetings have simultaneous translation into English.  The meeting Fee is 4000 Yen or AUD$50.80.
 
The club's history as per its website:
 
  • Shows chartered  1920, dissolved September 1940, but the Wednesday club met until 1945.
  • Took 1945 to 1948 to rejoin Rotary and 2nd charter was March 1948.
  • Has two assistant secretaries and has “Fireside meetings” with new members.
Gerry recommends that you browse their webpage.
Rotary Club of Tokyo - JAPAN Gerry Swan 2019-04-29 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast

Charity Car Boot Sale 1 June

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Saturday 1 June - 8am to 1pm
Salvation Army Carpark, Caloundra
Donations wanted for items to be sold on the day - contact us or telephone 0478 301 468 if you have any donations.  By arrangement, donations will be collected on Thursday 30 May or Friday 31 May from the Caloundra postcode 4551 area only.

Stallholders wanted!  The public are welcome to sell items from their car boot upon receipt of the $20 site fee (incl. insurance) and official entry form.

All proceeds towards Caloundra Rotary Club community projects
 
Entry is free!
Charity Car Boot Sale 1 June Les Walsh 2019-04-28 14:00:00Z 0

Eyewear for SACH orphanage

Mark & Irish picked up 15 boxes of eyewear from Charmaine and some of these will be delivered to Shepherds Arms Children’s Home (SACH)'s new medical centre.  Mark & Irish will be visiting SACH and Rotary Club of Tagbilaran from 28-31 May.
 
Thanks to Charmaine (a frequent visitor to our club) for organising the eyewear from Lions Recycle for Sight Centre which filled the considerable cargo space of Mark's SUV:
 
The glasses have been sorted and graded by prescription strength under quality control rules
Three boxes will be transported in May with the remainder hopefully transported in Oct. In the meantime, they are stored in Mark's garage.
Eyewear for SACH orphanage Mark Ward 2019-04-26 14:00:00Z 0 SACH,eyewear,orphanage
Japan Festival Les Walsh 2019-04-26 14:00:00Z 0

District Governor's newsletter

I’ve heard some Rotarians talk about getting stale in their clubs and wondering what they can do to get back some impetus - Go to a Rotary District Conference or a Rotary international Convention and I don’t think you can help but be inspired. If you’re not coming along this year then maybe you should start planning a holiday around convention time in the next year or two
 
Click to Read
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2019-04-26 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
example Mark Ward 2019-04-25 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-25 14:00:00Z 0
World Immunisation Week 24-30 April Les Walsh 2019-04-25 14:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow,World Immunisation Week
End Polio Now Les Walsh 2019-04-25 14:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow,World Immunisation Week
End Polio Now Les Walsh 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow,World Immunisation Week

Mystery Pic with a prize

Mystery Pic : Deb will donate a box of choc's to the first member who recognises this handsome fella; she mentioned something about karma:
 
Mystery Pic with a prize Mark Ward 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Service month

“Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.”
Developing the next generation of leaders is the core of Rotary's support for youth and young people in the greater Caloundra area.
Caloundra Rotary - like Rotary Clubs across Australia - sponsors young people in the development of skills in the areas of communication, leadership, road safety education and driver awareness, resilience and self esteem and in furthering their career aspirations in the areas of mathematics and science.
 
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
May is Youth Service month Les Walsh 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0

Foundation Trustee Chair's May message

Many good fundraising ideas come from you, Rotarians in the field. Over the years, I can think of a couple that have caught on. They both began in the creative minds of committed, dedicated Rotarians who saw a need to raise awareness of The Rotary Foundation and took action.
 
Read more
Foundation Trustee Chair's May message Les Walsh 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's May message

The people who know me best — my family — know that my passion for Rotary is boundless. They also know that I don't expect them to get involved in Rotary the way I have. It's a choice that's up to them. But I must admit, I can't help smiling when I see them making the right choice.
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This month, let's Be the Inspiration to the young leaders in our communities by mentoring them, engaging them, and working side by side with them on meaningful projects. It's an investment in their future and in the world they will live in after we're gone. And it's work that will forever enrich their lives, and our own.
 
Read more
RI President's May message Les Walsh 2019-04-24 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-23 14:00:00Z 0

Longreach rain

The recent rain in Longreach is not drought breaking
 
I am exited to report 137mm from last Monday arvo until Friday. Tremendous rain and because it was such a massive system pretty well everyone on our patch got something. Most got more than us in Longreach but some didn’t fare as well as us.
 
Not drought breaking rain but another morale boost and people.
 
The Rotary Club of Longreach would like to thank all those clubs in the district that have donated monies to the Longreach Drought Appeal was launched in May 2015.
 
YIRS
Graham McHugh
Rotary Club of Mooloolaba  
 
Longreach rain Mark Ward 2019-04-22 14:00:00Z 0

Anzac Day Service at CSHS

Mark and Irish represented the club for the Anzac Day Service at Caloundra State High School.
 
Pics are the school captains who MC the event and Ms Julie Pozzoli giving the principal's address.
 
 
Anzac Day Service at CSHS Mark Ward 2019-04-22 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Our meeting was at the Centaur memorial and included:
Dedication to AHS Centaur by Merv
Poppy Service talk by Heather Christie, Secretary of Caloundra RSL sub-branch 
Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway talk by Trevor Smith of Caloundra RSL sub-branch
 
A big thank you to Darryl for organising this event including the excellent breakfast.
 
Our Last Meeting Mark Ward 2019-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Newsletter-April Mark Ward 2019-04-19 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Weekly-Council elevates Rotaract

Lead story:
Rotary Weekly
 
19 April 2019
A roundup of Rotary news
 
Council elevates Rotaract
The 2019 Council has completed its work. Among its most important actions, the Council elevated the status of Rotaract clubs, allowing them to join Rotary International the way that Rotary clubs do. The change is intended to increase the support that Rotaract clubs receive from RI and to enhance their ability to serve. The Council is made up of representatives from each Rotary district, and meets every three years in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to review the rules that govern the organization.
 
 
 
Rotary Weekly-Council elevates Rotaract Mark Ward 2019-04-18 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary values Diversity Les Walsh 2019-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-16 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-04-15 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
Charity Car Boot Sale 1 June Les Walsh 2019-04-15 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Udaipur in Rajasthan - INDIA

Country: India
 
Population 1,365,638,335 Has 3,735 Rotary Clubs.
 
Today we acknowledge Rotary Club of Udaipur in Rajasthan.  Udaipur’s Population 451,000 and has 9 clubs.
 
Rotary Club of Udaipur meets at its own Building Thursday 7.30pm.  It has 174 members and appears extremely wealthy.
 
Activities include :
 
  • Providing tree saplings for planting
  • Built Centre for Handicapped with Matching Crant from a USA Club
  • Installed seven drinking water units in City
    • And many more including providing a vehicle to transport bodies to local morgue.
Rotary Club of UDAIPUR Visit web page
Rotary Club of Udaipur in Rajasthan - INDIA Gerry Swan 2019-04-15 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
DIK newsletter Les Walsh 2019-04-12 14:00:00Z 0
Shepherds Arms Newsletter - March 2019 Roger Todd 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Shelter Box eNewsletter April 2019 Roger Todd 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Volunteer for our next BBQ at Bunnings Les Walsh 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings
Wendy Protheroe will be DG in 2021-22 Les Walsh 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-09 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) students Emily Morcom (Caloundra High) & Stephanie Keenan (Pacific Lutheran College) report back.

Thank you for supporting me in this amazing experience.

Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-04-08 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Weekly

Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard. They can see the effects of climate change in communities they care about, and they haven’t waited to take action. They’re tackling the problem the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy — and planning for the future.
Rotary Weekly Roger Todd 2019-04-07 14:00:00Z 0
Combined Women's Service Clubs and Volunteers Dinner at Oaks Resort Roger Todd 2019-04-07 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Paris - France

Country: France
 
Paris has 21 Rotary Clubs and the Rotary Club of Paris was the first club formed in France.
 
It has 220 members and meets at Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, on Wednesdays at 12.30pm to 2.00pm.  Le Meurice is a 2 Michelin Starred restaurant in a five-star hotel in the heart of Paris
 
Projects include Foodbank drive - on two days in January collected 11,000kgs food equivalent to 20,000 meals distributed by the Food Bank.  Blood Donation Drive  resulting in 168 new donors over 2 days at University of Paris.  The club is having a Film Night on 26 March - DUMBO.
 
Read the History of the Club - it’s very interesting but too long to place here.  Go to http://www.rotaryparis.org/  (Google will translate the pages)
Rotary Club of Paris - France Gerry Swan 2019-04-06 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
Anzac Day Remembrance on 23 April Les Walsh 2019-04-04 14:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation - Zone Newsletter

Inside this issue:
Timor Leste - Adventure Challenge, 2019.
Timor Leste - Study Tour, 2019.
Areas of Focus - Water and Sanitation.
District Designated Funds - Best Practice.

 

The Rotary Foundation - Zone Newsletter Roger Todd 2019-04-04 14:00:00Z 0
National Youth Science Forum Les Walsh 2019-04-03 14:00:00Z 0

A few words from President Bernie

A big thank you once again to our wonderful band of Volunteers who have helped and supported the RYDA program and the Bunnings BBQ over the past 2 weeks.  The weather was not very helpful but you soldiered on.  You are all worth weight in gold.
 
A few words from President Bernie Roger Todd 2019-04-03 14:00:00Z 0

Your Make-ups

MAKE-UP ADVICES

If you wish your attendance recorded for

other clubs' meetings, special nights, events, volunteering at BBQs & RYDA Saturday 1 June

then, please

record the make-up and date when you attend one of our meetings
or
give a note of the make-up and date to Sue Robinson
Thank you
 
Your Make-ups Les Walsh 2019-04-02 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-04-02 14:00:00Z 0
World Immunisation Week 24-30 April Les Walsh 2019-04-01 14:00:00Z 0 World Immunisation Week
Police Officer of the Year 2019 Les Walsh 2019-04-01 14:00:00Z 0
Autumn Update from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2019-04-01 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our last meeting

Roger Todd was not only our Chair this morning, but he was also our Guest Speaker on Caloundra's History & Heritage.
 
He is a local architect who believes that the conservation of our heritage adds to our emotional wellbeing and promotes strong communities.  In addition to 'general practice' architecture, his (sic) professional work also involves conservation of heritage places.
Our last meeting Les Walsh 2019-04-01 14:00:00Z 0
New Zealand Australia Rotary Conference Les Walsh 2019-04-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Magazine Les Walsh 2019-03-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Rotary on the Move newsletter

Please click HERE to download the latest edition of the ‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter.
 
If you want to receive future editions of ‘Rotary On The Move’ direct to your inbox, please e-mail tim@cinet.com.au asking to be added as a recipient of the Newsletter.
Rotary on the Move newsletter Les Walsh 2019-03-31 14:00:00Z 0
April is Maternal & Child Health month Les Walsh 2019-03-31 14:00:00Z 0

Speaker tomorrow is Roger Todd

Roger is speaking on Caloundra's History & Heritage.
He is a local architect who believes that the conservation of our heritage adds to our emotional wellbeing and promotes strong communities
In addition to "general practice" architecture, is professional work also involves conservation of heritage places

Gough Whitlan defined heritage as "the things we want to keep"

 

 

Speaker tomorrow is Roger Todd Roger Todd 2019-03-31 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter Les Walsh 2019-03-30 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Explore Rotary Global Rewards Roger Todd 2019-03-30 14:00:00Z 0

Here's what's new from Interplast

A little boy is born in Bangladesh. He is only 36 hours old – and not yet named – when he is taken to Dr Tanveer Ahmed, a plastic surgeon at Dhaka Community Hospital. The baby was born with amniotic band syndrome in all four of his little limbs. This condition caused auto amputation of some of his fingers and toes, and a clubbed left foot.
Here's what's new from Interplast Roger Todd 2019-03-30 14:00:00Z 0

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.
 
Read more
Foundation Trustee Chair's April message Les Walsh 2019-03-27 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

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.
Read more
RI President's April message Les Walsh 2019-03-27 14:00:00Z 0

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.
 
Police Officer of the Year 2019 Roger Todd 2019-03-26 14:00:00Z 0
2019 Council on Legislation Les Walsh 2019-03-26 14:00:00Z 0
Sunshine Coast Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2019-03-26 14:00:00Z 0

Charity Car Boot Sale

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ADVANCE NOTICE

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 it would be helpful if you register here)

Just turn up and set-up from 7am with your $20 to sell your goods

Site fee - Rotarians & the public - $20 (incl. stallholder insurance)

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

All proceeds towards Caloundra Rotary Club community projects
More information
Charity Car Boot Sale Les Walsh 2019-03-25 14:00:00Z 0

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
 
 
 
Towards a new Constitution Les Walsh 2019-03-25 14:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Bunnings

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
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2019-03-25 14:00:00Z 0

An update on the Shepherd's Arms Medical Clinic project

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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!
 
Are you coming to the Information evening? Find out more
An update on the Shepherd's Arms Medical Clinic project Mark Ward 2019-03-25 14:00:00Z 0 Bohol,SACH
Top 5 Rotary Myths Exposed Les Walsh 2019-03-24 14:00:00Z 0

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 ...

Newsletter
Public Image newsletter Les Walsh 2019-03-24 14:00:00Z 0

District Conference 2019

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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
District Conference 2019 Les Walsh 2019-03-23 14:00:00Z 0
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