Our Last Meeting

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In a break from our usual venue, we met at Urban Espresso & Wine, 4/5 Innovation Pkwy, Birtinya
On the 29th we will be at 1/4 French at Henzell's Plaza, Caloundra
Under the watchful eye of Chairman Trevor we basked beside Lake Kawana
Welcome to guest Heather
Our speaker was our very own Frenchman Jim Lombard
Mark was "under instructions" regarding Irish's camera
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Pre-filming all participants raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland Roger Todd 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0
What's on in D9600 Roger Todd 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0
District 9600 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Roger Todd 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0
24 October is World Polio Day! Roger Todd 2020-09-22 14:00:00Z 0
News from RC Alexandra Headland Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
Latest news from Australian Rotary Health Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

The meeting was an Open Forum to discuss future direction and projects
 
Chair Stephen did a reasonable job of keeping the rabble under control, but he did make a basic mistake in introducing himself as "El Presindito" and may have accidentally dobbed himself in as the next President Elect
 
Thanks Irish for the photos - see them all
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Donations in Kind Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
STEPS Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
D9600 Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
Connect Community+Kids Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary Roger Todd 2020-09-16 14:00:00Z 0

Interact Club of Caloundra City Private School

District Governor Neil Black has sent a note of congratulations to the Rotary Club of Caloundra on this achievement as has Trudy Grice from Rotary International.
Thanks to Kath Aspinall, Sue Robinson and all in the Club who have made this possible. 
A significant step forward for our Club
Interact Club of Caloundra City Private School Roger Todd 2020-09-12 14:00:00Z 0

Public meeting with Mark McArdle

The Rotary Club of Glasshouse Mountains is hosting a public meeting with Mark McArdle (the retiring member of Caloundra).  He will be giving a light-hearted presentation on being a parliamentarian these last 16 years; titled A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on 21 Sep20 at 6pm.
Public meeting with Mark McArdle Roger Todd 2020-09-12 14:00:00Z 0
Our last meeting Mark Ward 2020-09-08 14:00:00Z 0
Alice Springs Roger Todd 2020-09-04 14:00:00Z 0

The Reel

Apologies if this is the second Reel you have received
I'm not convinced everyone is getting them
Cheers from Roger
The Reel Roger Todd 2020-09-03 14:00:00Z 0
Surf, Show & Shine Roger Todd 2020-09-02 14:00:00Z 0

Hat Day

Every October, Australian Rotary Health encourages Rotary Clubs, businesses, and individuals to get involved in Hat Day as part of ‘Lift the Lid on Mental Illness’, our national fundraising and awareness campaign for mental health research
Hat Day Roger Todd 2020-09-02 14:00:00Z 0
Beirut Stay Strong, Rotaract Clubs of Lebanon Roger Todd 2020-09-02 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary-on-the-Move Newsletter Roger Todd 2020-08-31 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Our guest speaker was Melanie Survivor
Ian chaired the meeting
Welcome to guests Patrick & Ash fro RC Cal Pac, and Roger's partner Sally
 
Thanks for the photos Irish
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary Health Roger Todd 2020-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Alexandra Headland Rotary Club Roger Todd 2020-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under September 2020 Roger Todd 2020-08-31 14:00:00Z 0
Dance against Polio Roger Todd 2020-08-29 14:00:00Z 0
The Science Experience (TSE) Roger Todd 2020-08-29 14:00:00Z 0
Polio Great Train Ride Roger Todd 2020-08-29 14:00:00Z 0
Our Last Meeting Roger 2020-08-26 14:00:00Z 0
AFRICAN REGION CERTIFIED WILD POLIO-FREE Roger Todd 2020-08-26 14:00:00Z 0
The new Rotary District 9600 website is now live Roger Todd 2020-08-26 14:00:00Z 0
Gerry's Farewell Roger 2020-08-22 14:00:00Z 0

Transport Corridor Upgrade

 
I have received a request from the Caloundra Residents Association to co-sign a request to The Sunshine Coast Regional Department of Transport and Main Roads, Local Government Councillors, State Government representatives regarding the subject of the Transport Corridor Upgrade
Bernie
 
At the end I've added screenshots of Council mapping and a blow up of the map in the Master Plan for your viewing pleasure
Transport Corridor Upgrade Roger Todd 2020-08-20 14:00:00Z 0
Announcing the 'Lift the Lid Walk for Mental Health' Roger Todd 2020-08-20 14:00:00Z 0
Greetings from your Rotary International president Roger Todd 2020-08-20 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Marilyn Freeman - Toastmasters
How to give presentations and chair a meeting
Chair James welcomed Marilyn & Tony, Les, Ian and Sally
 
His International Toast to RC Mt Isa had a decidedly domestic bent
Founded in 1558, and in District 9550, they ran the famous rodeo for 60 years
 
See the photos here
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Live stream Norm's Funeral Roger Todd 2020-08-17 14:00:00Z 0
Disaster Aid Australia Roger Todd 2020-08-16 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak Roger Todd 2020-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
PUBLIC IMAGE Q&A Roger Todd 2020-08-13 14:00:00Z 0
Zone 8 Virtual Conference Roger Todd 2020-08-12 14:00:00Z 0
The ClubRunner Experience | #CRX2020 Roger Todd 2020-08-12 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter Roger Todd 2020-08-12 14:00:00Z 0

New initiative from the Stroke Foundation

Good afternoon , My name is Ian Lawrence and I am a StrokeSafe Volunteer. I am contacting your Rotary Club to let you know of a new initiative from the Stroke Foundation. We now offer a virtual presentation to interested organisations in these COVID altered times
New initiative from the Stroke Foundation Roger Todd 2020-08-12 14:00:00Z 0
GYMPIE ROTARY ANCIENT CRAFTS, RARE TRADES EXPO and QUILT & CRAFT SPECTACULAR 2020 Roger Todd 2020-08-12 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Our speaker was Mandy Napier - 3 Essential Mindset Skills for Challenging Times
Gordon chaired the meeting, starting with a welcome to guests Mandy and ADG Wendy.
Thanks Irish for the photos
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-08-11 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund  (RUSCCF)  Roger Todd 2020-08-09 14:00:00Z 0
Food for thought? Roger Todd 2020-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
Do you want to raise some serious funds for your club? Roger Todd 2020-08-07 14:00:00Z 0
Letter from Chloé Roger Todd 2020-08-04 14:00:00Z 0
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-08-03 14:00:00Z 0

Changeover

Congratulations James for taking over the reins (or should I say reign?) for the next year
 
Thanks Irish for the photos - see them all HERE
Changeover Roger Todd 2020-08-03 14:00:00Z 0

Mark's 3 Minutes on Rotary - RAWCS

 
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) was formed to enable Australian Rotarians, Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs to assist disadvantaged communities and individuals through humanitarian aid projects. Read more for the full three minutes, but a warning is required for an overload of TLAs and FLAs (Three, Four & Five Letter Acronyms)
Mark's 3 Minutes on Rotary - RAWCS Roger Todd 2020-08-03 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC e-news Issue No. 9: July 2020 Roger Todd 2020-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary on the Move Roger Todd 2020-08-02 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under August 2020 Roger Todd 2020-07-31 14:00:00Z 0
Zone 8 Public Image Newsletter - Volume 3 Issue 1, July 2020 Rog 2020-07-30 14:00:00Z 0
Next Week's Speaker Roger Todd 2020-07-30 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

The Chair was Deborah, and our guest Speaker was Bernie talking about how we might get involved in reuse proposals for the old Caloundra Road Information Centre.
Special welcome to Gordon's guest Richard, and good to see Noel zooming in
The International toast was proposed to New Zealand (much to the delight of our kiwi aligned members)
James delivered the President's Address

 

Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-07-29 14:00:00Z 0
Umoja Orphanage Kenya Roger Todd 2020-07-29 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak Roger Todd 2020-07-26 14:00:00Z 0
Get a first look at the updated My Rotary Roger Todd 2020-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
Gerry’s farewell luncheon Roger Todd 2020-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
TRF D9600 Newsletter July 2020 Roger Todd 2020-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Passport status report Roger Todd 2020-07-25 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary HealthLatest News Roger Todd 2020-07-21 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Forum chaired by incoming President James
Merv introduced James and told him to "lead and control" (good luck with the second part)
Guests Anna, Anne and Ian were welcomed
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-07-20 14:00:00Z 0
An Evening of Jazz Roger Todd 2020-07-19 14:00:00Z 0

ROMAC E-Newsletter July 2020

No one knows how much longer the pandemic will stay around and impede ROMAC’s ability to bring young children from our neighbouring Oceania islands into Australia and New Zealand for, in some instances, life-saving operations and procedures. At present we still have two children here in Australia who are unable to return to their homelands. And when the pandemic is over, we already have some 20 patients approved to come to Australia or New Zealand.
ROMAC E-Newsletter July 2020 Roger Todd 2020-07-19 14:00:00Z 0

RDU Supplies

Click the image
Buy your Rotary branded jackets and vests now
RDU Supplies Roger Todd 2020-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9800 Bushfire Appeal Update Roger Todd 2020-07-17 14:00:00Z 0
Save the Date for ClubRunner Experience 2020! Roger Todd 2020-07-12 14:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Newsletter

Please check out the July District Governor's Newsletter.  It is in an all-new cloud-hosted format. There are many links with images, etc throughout the newsletter, so it might be best to read it while connected to your wi-fi if you consume it on your mobile phone.  All feedback on the new look and format are very welcome and should be sent to Lisa Bateson, Editor of the District Governor's Newsletter, at <newsletter@rotary9600.org>

Check it out! -- Mark

District Governor's Newsletter Roger Todd 2020-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
Mandy’s info on Guest speakers Roger Todd 2020-07-08 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary Health July Roger Todd 2020-07-08 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leader

July 2020 - Helping club and district leaders achieve success

CLUB CLINIC: Embracing change

Rotary Leader Roger Todd 2020-07-07 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Guest Speaker was Stuart Coward
Stuart works for STEPS and is a candidate for the LNP at the upcoming State Election
Chair Mark welcomed our new 20/21 President James
Good to see Ann here, and Stewart was welcomed
an apology from Judy noted
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-07-06 14:00:00Z 0
CHECK THE DUX IN 1964 Roger Todd 2020-07-05 14:00:00Z 0

District training Assembly

You are welcome to attend the District training Assembly on Saturday 25th July. If you are available, please register.
Anyone is welcome to attend -  it is particularly aimed at Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers
District training Assembly Roger Todd 2020-07-05 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under July 2020 Roger Todd 2020-07-02 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Our speaker was Sophie talking about her National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) experience
 
Chair Gerry took on the (not too difficult) challenge of being better dressed than last week's chair
However, on closer inspection, we weren't convinced that he was quite "serious" enough
 
Guests Ian, Ivy (Judy's grand daughter) and Sophie were welcomed
 
PE James gave the President's Report, Bernie and Ron are in Mareeba
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-06-30 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Redcliffe Sunrise Enviro Expo

Update - We are contacting you regarding our Enviro Expo to be held on Sunday October 18 in conjunction with the Moreton Kids Festival.  Our club will be hosting to Green Kids zone and we are hoping that your club might support us by being an exhibitor or as volunteers.  Please read the attachment and let us know if you will join us in any capacity.  Note that application for sites close on August 14
Let’s showcase Rotary in our local community!
Rotary Redcliffe Sunrise Enviro Expo Roger Todd 2020-06-25 14:00:00Z 0

Zooming In

 
Hi All
Nice to see you there, even if greatly reduced in size
We would be pleased if you chip in $5.00 to the general account for Zoom
Zooming In Roger Todd 2020-06-24 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary Health News Roger Todd 2020-06-23 14:00:00Z 0
EOFY information for Club Officers Roger Todd 2020-06-23 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Tbilisi Ambassador

Dear Executive Secretary Roger Todd Rotary Club Caloundra

I hope my email finds you well and safe. May I introduce myself as the President of Rotary Club Tbilisi Ambassador from Georgia, District 2452. Please relay my sincere greetings to all your club members and I wish to make a toast of goodwill to all of you. 

Rotary Club Tbilisi Ambassador Roger Todd 2020-06-23 14:00:00Z 0
Passport Club Roger Todd 2020-06-23 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Chair Darryl did a very "brisk" introduction then requested a round table "Where was I born?" - a few surprises there
 
Special welcome to new Division 2 Councillor Terry Landsberg
There was an impressive roll up, and Ann, Noel and Anna on Zoom
 
See all the photos here
 
President Bernie's report follows
 
 
 
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-06-22 14:00:00Z 0
RDU Supplies Roger Todd 2020-06-22 14:00:00Z 0

Changeover Invite

Please find the invitation to our Annual Changeover Dinner on the18th July

RSVP details and bank details are on the invitation.  When you RSVP please also indicate your dietary requirements

STOP PRESS - includes Sue's correct phone number

For those of you unable to read the fine print, (& yes, it is pretty small) just click the image!

Changeover Invite Roger Todd 2020-06-21 14:00:00Z 0
Donations in Kind Roger Todd 2020-06-21 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Brand News

Virtual Convention breakout – The Rotary Brand

No one takes more pride in the Rotary brand than our members! Be sure to join The Rotary Brand breakout on 26 June at 12:00pm Chicago time (UTC-5) for an in-depth discussion on how clubs can strengthen and protect our brand.

Rotary Brand News Roger Todd 2020-06-18 14:00:00Z 0
2020 VIRTUAL CONVENTION NEWS Roger Todd 2020-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund (RUSCCF)  Roger Todd 2020-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
Umoja Orphanage Kenya Roger Todd 2020-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9600 Presidents D9600 Newsletter June 2020 Roger Todd 2020-06-17 14:00:00Z 0
Cr Terry Landsberg is next week's speaker Roger Todd 2020-06-17 14:00:00Z 0

RUSCCF

Advancing  tertiary education opportunities through a partnership between the combined
Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast & the University of the Sunshine Coast
 
Raffle results
RUSCCF Roger Todd 2020-06-16 14:00:00Z 0

Centenary of Rotary Australia Launch

ONLY THREE DAYS TO GO!
This Friday 10 July 2020, the Governor-General His Excellency David Hurley and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley will officially launch Rotary’s centenary year in Australia.
 
Centenary of Rotary Australia Launch Roger Todd 2020-06-15 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Our speaker was our new member Patrick talking about himself
Chris chaired the meeting
Guests were Anna and Ian, and we had three members zooming in
President Bernie delivered the President's report, and Mark spoke about the late Sir Clem Renouf
 
 
 
 
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-06-15 14:00:00Z 0
Passing of Past Rotary International President Sir Clem Renouf Roger Todd 2020-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Have a ball at home with STEPS Charity Roger Todd 2020-06-11 14:00:00Z 0
District Changeover via Zoom Roger Todd 2020-06-10 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Guest Speaker Irish spoke on the "Teacher in a Box" project delivered to her old high school in Hinatuan, on the island of Mindanao, Philippines
And also, special thanks to Irish for not only getting better in time for the meeting, being the guest speaker, and also capturing this rather rare (in the Reel) image of Roger, who chaired the meeting
 
The photos are here
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
Zoom meeting with RI President Mark Maloney Roger Todd 2020-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
Australian Rotary HealthLatest News Roger Todd 2020-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
Virtual Convention Roger Todd 2020-06-10 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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The photos are here
Ian chaired the meeting
Due to "pilot error" I missed the first half of the meeting
But arrived in time to hear the end of Jim's talk about the Mens Shed
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-06-01 14:00:00Z 0

Doing Good in the World

Your contributions help us fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and respond to disasters
Doing Good in the World Roger Todd 2020-06-01 14:00:00Z 0
‘Rotary On The Move’ Newsletter Roger Todd 2020-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone 8 Public Image Newsletter May 2020 Roger Todd 2020-05-31 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Roger Todd 2020-05-31 14:00:00Z 0

Interplast

Since 1983, Interplast and Rotary have been repairing bodies and rebuilding lives, together, across the Asia Pacific. Now, the region needs us more than ever.
Interplast Roger Todd 2020-05-28 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund - RUSCCF Roger Todd 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under Supplies Roger Todd 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0

Australian Rotary Health

Latest News
Australian Rotary Health features in an article on Stay At Home Mum with some helpful advice from ARH Mental Health Research Grant recipient Dr Carly Johnco. 
 
There are many other stories. I've saved the whole email as a PDF - formatting is not good but the links work
Australian Rotary Health Roger Todd 2020-05-26 14:00:00Z 0
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-05-25 14:00:00Z 0
District News Vol 16 Roger Todd 2020-05-24 14:00:00Z 0

Donations in Kind

In the last 19 years, DIK has shipped 578 containers of equipment and supplies containing  goods worth $58 million to 32 countries, with a strong emphasis on items that improve education, medical and maternal care.
 
Help is needed from Rotary Clubs within either District 9600, 9630 or 9640 to support RAWCS Donations in Kind Northern Region with volunteers to assist with general housekeeping for a few hours commencing from 8.00am on the following dates:
 
  • Saturday 13th June 2020
  • Saturday 27th June 2020
 
 
Donations in Kind Roger Todd 2020-05-24 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Virtual Convention Roger Todd 2020-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC E-Newsletter May 2020 Roger Todd 2020-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
Gympie Rotary's Quilt &amp; Craft Spectacular 2020 Roger Todd 2020-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
Umoja Orphanage Kenya Roger Todd 2020-05-23 14:00:00Z 0

National Volunteers Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
National Volunteers Week Roger Todd 2020-05-20 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Another well attended Zoom meeting, but unfortunately I was missing
 
So if anyone took notes please send them to me
 
Thanks Mark for being so quick with some images, including many of the late but never forgotten Jim Adam
A special welcome to DG
Darryl Iseppi
 
And don't forget, Bernie wants us to be eating breakfast at next weeks meeting.
Our Last Meeting Roger 2020-05-19 14:00:00Z 0
Your Rotary Roger Todd 2020-05-19 14:00:00Z 0

Assist IFYS

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A new opportunity to volunteer in the community has come through. IFYS is housing families at the Currimundi Sport & Recreation Centre
Assist IFYS Roger Todd 2020-05-15 14:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining one of our ZOOM fortnightly meetings, please email brisbanerivercity@rotaract.org.au or reach out through our Facebook page.
Here is our latest newsletter The Churchill Room Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity May 2020
 
 
Rotaract Club of Brisbane Rivercity Roger Todd 2020-05-15 14:00:00Z 0
District 9600 Newsletter Roger Todd 2020-05-15 14:00:00Z 0
Arthritis Queensland Roger Todd 2020-05-15 14:00:00Z 0

Develop your skills

As part of our alliance with Toastmasters, we’re offering new communication courses to help you grow your networks, improve your skills, and increase your impact in the community.
Visit Rotary’s Learning Center on a personal computer or iPad tablet to take the first two courses 
 
Develop your skills Roger Todd 2020-05-13 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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The photos are here
President Elect (PE) James opened the meeting with an International Toast to RC Port Moresby PNG
 
James speaks with experience as a past member and fondly remembers the armed guards at the Crown Plaza meeting venue
 
Highlights of his time there were unpacking the containers sent by Donations in Kind (DIK) in Brisbane
 
Seem to be having trouble getting The Reel under control - please bear with me :)
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-05-11 14:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Update

The work of Rotary continues through Shelterbox,

and in other news.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Global Fund and RAWCS-RAM to raise USD$12m over a five-year period for the fight against malaria in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu.

 
Unfortunatly DIK has had to close for the duration
 
Shelterbox Update Roger Todd 2020-05-06 14:00:00Z 0

Our last Meeting

The photos are here
Judy chaired our latest Zoom meeting
Suitably supervised by Keith, Bernie delivered the President's report:
 
  • Welcome to guest Patrick
  • District meeting last Friday
  • Alan S, Grants Chair announced applications for next year close 15th May
  • Thanks Chris and Glen for ANZAC photos - see later
  • Report on the early years of RC Caloundra, chartered Oct 1954 with RC Nambour as mother club
Here's another snippet from the archives
 
Our last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-05-04 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Virtual Convention Bernie Strong 2020-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2020-04-30 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 2020-04-30 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-04-28 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our Last Meeting

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Our last meeting for April was chaired by the newly crowned "King of Rotary" Mark
(or is that just a new Zoom hairdo?)
 
The the highlight was the virtual induction of new members Helen and Stuart
See all the photos here
President Bernie gave her address
  • Thanks Sue for the list of members' phone contacts
  • Recommends the new Covid Safe App
  • RI South Pacific/Philippines has a District point of contact  Trudy Grice
  • Received a thank you letter from retired Div 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer
  • Email from Ana C
  • Genta has good news - later
  • Thank you Brian for follow up and generous $300 donation to Bohol
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-04-27 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-04-26 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
End Polio Now newsletter Les Walsh 2020-04-22 14:00:00Z 0

Foundation Trustee Chair's May message

The Foundation Trustees worked quickly to add COVID-19 projects to their list of eligible activities for disaster response grants, transfer $3 million to our Disaster Response Fund for COVID-19 grants, and waive the 30 percent foreign financing requirement for any new global grant that addresses COVID-19.
 
Of course, we have applied the knowledge and resources we have built over many years in fighting another infectious disease: polio. The polio eradication program is already using its infrastructure to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19, especially in polio-endemic countries.
 
Please give what you can to help our Foundation, and our members will transform your gift into humanitarian efforts that are saving lives.. ...
 
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's May message Les Walsh 2020-04-22 14:00:00Z 0 TRF
Ri President's May message Les Walsh 2020-04-22 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

Another enjoyable Zoom meeting even though some members didn't even bother to change out of their pjyamas
The photos can be viewed here
The highlight was the virtual handing over of the donation from our Golf Day to the Dicky Beach Nippers
 
Accepted by John Scott from the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-04-21 14:00:00Z 0

World Immunisation Week is Coming

As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.

Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. Since 1985, we’ve contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children from polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers will know which children received the vaccine. Today, only two countries continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Take action in three easy ways: 
  1. Raise awareness of vaccination and polio eradication efforts by painting your nails — or pinkie — purple, or customize our new End Polio Now artwork with your signature and words of support. Post your pictures on social media using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork. 
  2. Download Rotary’s World Immunization Week Toolkit to get graphics and sample social media posts. 
Donate to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund. Your contribution will be tripled, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
World Immunisation Week is Coming Les Walsh 2020-04-18 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2020-04-18 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC

Learning new skills online

Even when you can’t attend training meetings in person, members can still develop new skills and knowledge by taking courses online. Rotary’s Learning Centre offers courses on everything from managing training sessions and mentoring to leading change and dealing with conflict. See the course catalog on My Rotary, which includes links to each course.

Rotarians can learn basic information through the Learning Centre courses, then attend more in-depth webinars or online meetings to generate ideas together, make action plans, and even organize community projects.

Courses are available in 20 languages, including Mandarin (listed under “traditional Chinese”), Swedish, Thai, and several Eastern European languages.

Also be sure to register for the webinar Optimizing Rotary’s Learning Center, 21 April, 14:00-15:00 Chicago time (UTC-5). You’ll find out how you can use the social learning features available in Learning Topics to continue engaging members online.

You can also register for the Connect With the (Online) Rotary World webinar, 28 April, 15:00-15:45 Chicago time (UTC-5) to hear from Rotarians who are leading their clubs and districts in connecting with each other online.  

Questions? Email learn@rotary.org.
Learning new skills online Les Walsh 2020-04-15 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-04-13 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-04-13 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary tidbits

The Rotary Foundation – Doing Good in the World

Here are some excerpts from the story of the First 100 years of Rotary written by David Forward:
 
In April 1906, when a patent attorney Donald Carter was invited to join the Rotary Club of Chicago he asked to see the Club’s objectives.  When he learned that it was limited to good fellowship and boosting one another’s business, he declined, suggesting that such a prominent group of business leaders should aspire to higher ideals. 
 
The Club invited Mr Carter to write an objective that defined this charitable goal and ultimately adopted this third object:
Rotary tidbits Bernie Strong 2020-04-12 14:00:00Z 0

Our Meeting the Week Before

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We had more than twenty members for our second Zoom meeting
Thanks again Mark for organizing this, and congratulations for taking out the "Best Background" prize
We knew you could add virtual backgrounds to Zoom, and we loved the waves breaking behind you.
 
But you went one better managing to set up the virtual suit and tie
(I couldn't find anything about this on the Zoom instructions)
Of course, we were all wondering what you were really wearing
 
Bernie gave the President's Address, and welcomed special guest ADG Wendy
 
  • We have given a $500 gift voucher to Dove Cottage for their garden project
  • Keep those stories coming in
  • Virus story - not nice if you get it
Due to Easter, the next Reel will be published on 17th April
Our Meeting the Week Before Roger Todd 2020-04-07 14:00:00Z 0

Together we serve!

Together we serve!
 
Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International commit to helping communities respond to COVID-19.
 
Together we serve! Les Walsh 2020-04-07 14:00:00Z 0

Sunshine Coast Rotary Children's Photo Competition cancelled

We have reviewed this year's competition in the light of the restrictions currently in place due to COVID-19 and concluded with some considerable regret, that it is in everyone's best interest to cancel the competition.  The restrictions may have limited the opportunity by some to enter, and there is considerable uncertainty whether the presentations and tuition could go ahead.
Sunshine Coast Rotary Children's Photo Competition cancelled Les Walsh 2020-04-07 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-04-05 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
Mark &amp; Irish news for the week Mark Ward 2020-04-01 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-04-01 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

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 2020-04-01 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2020-03-31 14:00:00Z 0 RDU,magazine

Contribute to your club's newsletter

With our club no longer meeting as normal, this is a reminder that there are other ways to stay in regular contact.
 
Tuesday's Zoom meeting was certainly a step forward but there is a lot to learn about engaging members - and non-members/visitors - and perhaps having a guest speaker.  A regular weekly Zoom meeting is planned - go to the website on Tuesday mornings and click the Zoom link to attend.
 
What about a contribution to your newsletter to let everyone stay in touch.  Some suggestions for each of us to consider:
  • Coffee with a Rotarian” a member or two each week provides a profile of some sort such as a personal update, a vocational perspective etc … the options are endless
  • 'Highlight of your week' is where Rotarians share those special moments of their week together with a picture or video if possible
  • Members share a short story or anecdote about anything special, or any interesting events that they have witnessed or participated in - and if appropriate attach a picture or two
  • 'Through the Rotary Lens' - members send in a photo of something interesting to all and get creative describing what the picture is all about
  • Share some Rotary knowledge
  • Perhaps even a joke or two for a humour section
Oh, and there continue to be plenty of Rotary clubs meeting online so Google them and attend another club's Rotary meeting virtually - even one that is an another time zone!
 
Over to you!  I am happy to help but need your contribution.
Contribute to your club's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0

Our Last Meeting

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Welcome to the new meeting format, for now anyway
I'm a bit short of meeting notes, but I did make a couple of scratchings
Thanks Mark for organizing the Zoom technology
There were fourteen of up staring into screens
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
April is Maternal and Child Health month Les Walsh 2020-03-30 14:00:00Z 0
Foundation Trustee Chair's April message Les Walsh 2020-03-25 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's April message

I spend a lot of time thinking of family, not just my own or the extended family of Rotary, but also the families we are helping in the communities we serve. In many parts of the world, mothers and children face challenges to survive that most of us will never comprehend ...
Read the message
RI President's April message Les Walsh 2020-03-25 14:00:00Z 0
ROMAC newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-23 14:00:00Z 0 ROMAC
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-22 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
ShelterBox eNewsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-18 14:00:00Z 0
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-03-17 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our Last Meeting

Our speaker was Yolanda Dasgupta, a Rotary Peace Fellow Alumna who graduated from Science Po in Paris in 2005.

Bernie chaired the meeting, and welcomed guests ADG Wendy, Yolanda and "soon to be a member" Stewart

Gerry proposed the International Toast to RC Carlton, of Greater Nottingham, England.
According to the linked history page on their website:
 
Nottinghamshire is an often unappreciated English county, most unfairly dismissed by that renowned wit and scholar, Jeremy Clarkson,
as "a non-county, like Staffordshire - just there to fill the gaps."
 
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-16 14:00:00Z 0
International Corner Les Walsh 2020-03-16 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast

Our Last Meeting

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Mark Davis - Media Sales Consultant S/C Daily
Print Media

Mark Davis has spent the past 11 years working at The Sunshine Coast Daily.  He is a Media Sales Consultant.  Mark moved from Tasmania to the Coast with his wife Bev so that she could closer to her Mum and Dad.  They brought their youngest son with them and their other son lived here already.  They spent 20 years working in the family business.  Mark has recently nominated to stand in Division 1 for the S/C Regional Council local Government Elections. 

Chris chaired the meeting, and welcomed guests Helen, Brian and Mark

Gerry proposed the International Toast to the Rotary Club of Collingwood, Canada

Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-09 14:00:00Z 0
District Changeover 2020 Les Walsh 2020-03-09 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-03-03 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health Les Walsh 2020-03-03 14:00:00Z 0 ARH,Australian Rotary Health

Our Last Meeting

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Guest speaker was Jeanne Motteram - More Time and Less Stress

In 2017 Jeanne moved to the Sunshine Coast, the best place to live, and started Colomba Property.  The business assists seniors clear out their homes when they move into Aged Care Facilities, or families dealing with deceased estates. Jeanne is a member of RC Maroochydore.

The meeting was chaired by Trevor, whose first duty was to welcome visitors:
 
Brian and Elly, hopefully soon to be menbers
Tim Hamilton - Division Two Candidate
 
Special thanks to "Charlie's Angels" Bernie, Sue and Judy, who organized the Movie Night
 
Gerry proposed the International Toast to RC Dondo, Mozambique.
President Bernie
gave her address
 
  • Thanks all to a successful Movie Night
  • 13th to 15th March District Conference - Gary, the Rotary Foundation Chair will be a speaker. We need photos sent to conference@rotary9600.org - send any to Roger to package and send
  • Info to insurers
Our Last Meeting Roger Todd 2020-03-02 14:00:00Z 0
2020 District Conference Program Les Walsh 2020-03-02 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene month Les Walsh 2020-02-29 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Down Under magazine Les Walsh 2020-02-28 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 2020-02-28 14:00:00Z 0
Caloundra Rotary combines to deliver the Caravan of Hope Les Walsh 2020-02-28 14:00:00Z 0 Bushfire Relief,Caravan of Hope
Drug addict to Lawyer Bernie Strong 2020-02-26 14:00:00Z 0

Foundation Trustee Chair's March message

... your Foundation is making a difference on a broader scale than ever through our programs of scale grants. These are competitive grants, designed to respond to a need that a community has identified. Programs of scale will benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area. They will be sustainable, evidence-based interventions with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary's areas of focus ...
 
Read the TRF Chair's message
Foundation Trustee Chair's March message Les Walsh 2020-02-26 14:00:00Z 0 TRF

RI President's March message

March is the month we celebrate Rotaract — and this has been quite a year for our young partners in service.
 
Last spring, the Council on Legislation elevated Rotaract in our constitution: Rotary International is now the association of both Rotary clubs and Rotaract clubs. Then in October, the Rotary Board of Directors eliminated the artificial Rotaract age limit and took other steps to break down barriers that were preventing Rotaract from growing in some parts of the world.
 
These steps were long overdue, because ...
Read the message
RI President's March message Les Walsh 2020-02-26 14:00:00Z 0
Club Changeover - SAVE THE DATE James Condon 2020-02-25 14:00:00Z 0
District Governor's newsletter Les Walsh 2020-02-24 14:00:00Z 0 DGs Newsletter,RD9600
RYDA Program Information Les Walsh 2020-02-24 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Sunshine Coast Rotary Children's Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2020-02-19 14:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs combine to deliver the Caravan of Hope

The ability of Rotary clubs to work together for the good of the community can never be underestimated. When local optometrist and Hervey Bay City Rotary club member Richard Watt and his wife Gwen were watching the bushfire disaster unfold, they desperately wanted to help the affected communities.
 
They started a campaign, ‘Hervey Bay adopting fire affected families’ to raise funds, initially to provide some immediate relief. Local residents responded generously to the appeal and one local resident, named Don, decided that he would donate a caravan that was not being used. 
‘It’s been sitting in my shed for the last few years, I am sure someone else could make better use of it’ Don said.
Hearing about the plight of the small town of Lake Conjola in NSW where 89 homes had been lost and up to another 50 were considered uninhabitable, it was decided that this would be an ideal location for the caravan.
‘Some residents are living in tents and are desperate for some accommodation’ said Richard, ‘we just need to get it down there’
Richards’ wife Gwen had the answer. With the help of Rotary Clubs along the route seven clubs would be involved in a ‘baton’ relay taking the caravan over nine legs. A coordinated schedule was then set up with members committing to a day and time. Sounds simple enough but required detailed planning and a lot of phone calls.
 
Local Sunshine coast residents Kath and Ian Aspinall of Caloundra Rotary and Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club are typical of the Rotarians that have offered their time.
‘We are just pleased to be able to help in some way’ said Kath.
Other clubs involved include Ballina-on-Richmond, Taree North, Caringbah and Milton–Ulludulla.
 
The Rotary club of Milton Ulludulla, which will undertake the last leg, are coordinating activities locally, working in conjunction with a small group, the Conjola Recovery Team. Together, they are providing help where it is required and the caravan would be intended as temporary accommodation to be passed on to other families when needed.
 
Rotary Clubs combine to deliver the Caravan of Hope Chris Rees 2020-02-16 14:00:00Z 0 Bushfire Relief,Caravan of Hope
International Corner Les Walsh 2020-02-16 14:00:00Z 0 International Toast
2020 Sunshine Coast Rotary Children’s Photographic Competition Les Walsh 2020-02-09 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Park Duck Holes Creek in the news Les Walsh 2020-01-28 14:00:00Z 0

Aloha Rotary

We hope you’re joining us at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 6-10 June. This year’s event will renew your passion for Rotary through exciting host activities and local service projects. It’s your chance to give back to the community while connecting with members from around the world.

Get the most out of your convention experience by attending a breakout session. You can explore where we’re headed as an organisation at the “Rotary’s Action Plan for the Future” session or learn tips and tricks to having your club featured in the media at “Getting Your Story Covered in the News.” With more than 70 sessions to choose from, you’re sure to find a topic that interest you.

Rotary is proud to host the convention at the Hawaii Convention Center, a facility that’s committed to environmental conservation. The 2020 convention will showcase new initiatives toward sustainability for this year and for years to come. We hope to see you there!
 
REGISTER TODAY
 
Aloha Rotary Les Walsh 2020-01-28 14:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio Together Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0
The Four-Way Test Les Walsh 2020-01-22 14:00:00Z 0
2020 Charity Golf Day Les Walsh 2020-01-16 14:00:00Z 0

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
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