Sergeant Ian introduced today’s Chair, Deborah.
Guests, were, of course, Judene Andrews - Labor candidate for Fisher, as well as Assistant Governor Tony Long from the Rotary Club of the Glasshouse Mountains, Les Pontin from Cal-Pac, and prospective members Bob and Ejike/nie (which means “take it easy”)  Welcome back Don. James is at a Pastoral Meeting.
Thanks for the photos Dave
And remember - no Tuesday meeting next week - RUSCCF Dinner on Wednesday night instead
The International Toast was proposed by Richard, to the Rotary Club of Patagonia.
Rotary and the University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund, I’ll leave it to you guys to to play “find the acronym“.
The dinner is on Wednesday, so please book as soon as possible, or ASAP as it is sometimes known.
And you can buy the raffle tickets online.
And remember - no Tuesday meeting next week
Chalk in Saturday 25th June for the Trivia Night
Ana introduced Judene
Judene worked for the Department of Transport coordinating the Access Cab Subsidy Scheme – which supports older people and people with disabilities. She saw firsthand the difficulties that older people and people with a disability face, particularly with not having access to affordable and accessible transport.

Judene then worked as a Community Advisor while studying for a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree. She worked closely with the Veteran Community and saw the impact that PTSD and mental health had on their lives.

Judene went on to establish Volunteering Gold Coast — a volunteer resource and recruitment centre which is a valuable resource to the residents of the Gold Coast.

Judene and her family have made the Sunshine Coast their home for the past 6 years.She met her husband here at Oaks at a disability management conference.
Judene gave a considered and articulate Acknowledgement of Country.
She talked about the “better future“ under a labour government.
And she said a lot in a short time too, so please excuse any poor deciphering of my notes.
She has had three decades in the “real world“
I’ve written what looks like Gray housing commission, in Adelaide
She believes in affordable and accessible transport.
She has a Bachelor of Social Science.
She talked about PTSD/mental illness impact
Strong communities: she established Volunteering Gold Coast.
She was impacted by the Boxing Day tsunami, and went back afterwards to help.teach English to women.
Sustainable small business.
Uniting Care ESD manager
Blue Care aged care - the Royal Commission recommended that $22 per hour was not good enough.
She wanted to do something, therefore decided to become the Labor Candidate
Deborah asked about home ownership – Government housing – option to buy Judene noted that she was appalled at the number of homeless people in the community.
Jim asked about the shortage of tradies. The TAFE colleges have been allowed to run down, To the tune of 36% over 10 years.
It takes five weeks to see a doctor and too long for an ACAD assessment.
Chris noted that government spending had to be paid for through tax, And there was a need for better transparency. - Judene supports a federal ICAC
$1 trillion in debt now. Henry review around tax needs implementation.
Richard talked about Street Swags and how their design needed to accommodate a homeless woman with two children. He looks after three homeless ladies in the town.
Deborah thanked Judene for the talk.
Assistant Governor Tony long was ask for an update
RUSCCF Dinner - He had an Australia Zoo raffle package on offer.

PETS – President Elect Training Seminar.

Trivia Night

ROMAC – that’s Rotary Oceana Medical Aid for Children.

Yes Dave we love our TLA‘ S – (that’s three letter acronyms)
The new Directory (which will include a page for acronyms) will be printed as a paper book and include all members.
Darryl was appalled it was gonna be printed out on actual paper.
District Training Assembly for new Presidents, Board, and those new to Rotary. He is going to take us “by bus“.
Big changes to his Rotary role next year as he moves from AG to AG – that’s Assistant Governor to Area Governor.
He mentioned Mark Williams to talk about Club runner.
Sergeant Ian had a go at Dave about his new shirt,
Speaking of shirts - was he really wearing this one, or was it a file photo, and did the Sergeant read this far down the page?
Find out next meeting
And we hear that Darryl’s new grandson is called Action Fox Lang, which unfortunately reads AFL, when it should’ve been NRL.
Jim got his OBE plus one.
Board meeting next week
Richard gave us two jokes
All I wrote was “golf – two socks” and “soap opera” - probably a good thing
Two Cows (international apologies in advance)
SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour.
COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.
FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.
NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.
BUREAUCRATISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.
TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (VENTURE) CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public then buys your bull.
SURREALISM You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
AN AMERICAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow has dropped dead.
A FRENCH CORPORATION You have two cows. You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.
A JAPANESE CORPORATION You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and market it worldwide.
AN ITALIAN CORPORATION You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You decide to have lunch.
A SWISS CORPORATION You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them.
A CHINESE CORPORATION You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. You worship them.
A BRITISH CORPORATION You have two cows. Both are mad.
AN IRAQI CORPORATION Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.
AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION You have two cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.
A NEW ZEALAND CORPORATION You have two cows. The one on the left looks very attractive.