Saturday, 25 May 2013

Nevell McPhee's 50 years in Rotary

On Friday Night, Alfs' careful planning saw many of us bundled into a bus and transported into another dimension, or at least another District, to witness a rare and spectacular Rotary event
Nevell's Rotary career unfolded before our eyes, with tales of his remarkable deeds done with the true spirit of Rotary
Nevell & Linley accepting the Citation
 50 years in the Rotary family, and marred only by the evil deeds of some rogue breakfast Club at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast (who will remain unnamed) where Nevell was shamelessly tricked into turning up at a formal Rotary function in his Hawaiian gear, and the whole situation made worse by the sordid detail being leaked to the press.  Nevell was understandably still furious and left the audience in no doubt about the serious nature of this treachery.
 However, after some gentle persuasion,  all seemed to be forgiven

Friday, 17 May 2013

Another successful BBQ at the University

Reel for 24 May 2013

Issue 44 – 24 May 2013
Meeting Commentary for 14 May
Guest Speaker
Peter Fox
Anna, guest of Norm
International Toast

Make Ups
Helen at Kawana, Board Meeting, CSHS garage meeting, Mark District
Noel, Darryl, Judy, Lauren, Bruce, Neil

President’s report:

Guest Speaker:
Julianna introduced Peter Fox who spoke on his 12 different careers which ranged from School teacher to Professional singer to News Reader for Ch7 in Canberra, to writing commercials for Consolidated Press to Shipping line Manager. Some of his achievements were transforming Flick from a Pest Control Company to Property Protection Company. His work with Crown Corning where manufacturing increased from 4 machines 8 hours a day to 8 machines 24 hours a day and their first export order of 1 million beer glasses to Germany. One of Peters more remarkable achievements at Crown C was the TV commercial for Vision saucepans which won a Golden Lion award in Cannes as well as other awards in Australia. With Dreamworld, he transformed it from a Kiddies Park to Major Theme Park with visitors going from 300,000 to 1 million plus. With Life Education Centres; students grew from 30,000 a year to over 1 million a year and was recognised as one of the best programs world-wide. If that was not enough, Peter’s latest project is with Vividas which is aiming to have the best HD internet video player.

Director reports:
Alan looking to fill his roster for SC BBQ on Thursday.
Alan also advised that club received funds of $750 for the Caravan & Camping Show.

AG Helen will be overseas from next week and is encouraging us to attend District Assembly on 26May, especially relevant for the new Board. Refer to Rogers report on our support for 104.9 FM.

Julianna advised that MUNA had to be cancelled as only 3 schools showed interest, but will try again next year. RYDA is coming up with 4 sessions in July and 2 in October. NYSF applications close at end of May but interviewing one good candidate.

Margaret is looking for nominations for Community Awards.

Alf reminded us that next Tuesday’s meeting has been transferred to Friday night and that the bus will leave Stockland at 4pm from the Bus Stop in First Avenue Caloundra outside the west side of Stocklands Shopping Centre, please have correct change for Alf, cost is $36 per head. The following week we have Carol Smith talking about how life changing the NYSF was for daughter Kate. (See issue 30)

Next Meeting ttransferred to RC Redland Sunrise for PDG Nevell McPhee 50 years in Rotary

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

President's Report May 14th

Next week we celebrate ex member and PDG Nevell McPhee’s 50 years in Rotary Friday 24th May 2013 - 6.00 for 6.30pm at Palms Auditorium, Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Rd. Wellington Point   2-course meal & lucky door ticket. Cash bar available ~ Multi-draw raffle Dress: lounge suit.
This replaces our normal Breakfast

Welcome back Norm!
After 11 months, mostly spent in various hospitals here and in Brisbane, Norm Bourguignon is finally back in his home in Pelican Waters. phone 0428 772 225

Thanks Mark for for your work on our Blog
Any Club members can contribute

I will email the sign in address and password

When you sign in, you get to the page shown below
hit the pencil image in the orange rectangle to start a new post
the next icon takes you to the list of posts if you want one in particular or to edit etc
"View blog" does what it says.  "New Blog" would start a completely new Blog, which we'll find out about in a future session...
 When you start a post you have a menu up the top which you can use to size text, add images, add links etc.  Write the post, then hit Update. 

When you are on the main page, you can get back to the list of posts by hitting the "G" icon at top left
I'm still playing around with it and  still finding out more, but the basics look fairly straightforward so please have a go.

Garage for The Lighthouse Centre bus
See previous post

Donations this year...
Just over $12,000 so far
Cittimani                   $4,000.00
Salvation Army          $1,000.00
Tassie Bushfires       $1,000.00
STEMM                       $500.00
Hope Ministries            $510.00
School Bursaries       $1,650.00
Dillibag                          $840.12
Wildlife Rescue                $50.00
NYSF                           $1,197.50
Happiness Project           $300.00
RUSCCF                               $1,000

Lighthouse bus garage approx $3500
Helping hands $1300
Gizo $3000 (Trevor Taylor
Happiness forum say $500
Tidy Town committee -funds to print their pamphlet for Caloundra – Great Walks say $600

Approx $4,500 to go, but there are a few causes we regularly contribute to which would be considered.  Need to sort out and ratify for next months joint Board Meeting (10th June)

Good Afternoon Everyone, and thank you, Karen, for sending out the Registration Forms for the District Changeover Dinner to be held at Beerwah Community Hall on the 14th June, in only about 5 weeks time!!
First of all , I would like to thank Maleny Club for doing all the preliminary work on this, they have done a great job. Between them and Glasshouse Club, it will be run like clockwork on the night!!! 
We have tried to come up with a very interesting and fun night, with excellent food and entertainment, and short speeches, for a very reasonable price of only $40.00 per person!! 
We would like to see as many people from our District there, as possible, so please come along, and join us to enjoy the night, helping Dai to finish off his year, and to help get my year started with a bang!!!
Please make sure you have nominated for one or more of the 9 trophies which will be given out on the night, and I believe Dai will also be making a Presentation to the Clubs which qualified for a Presidential Citation. It should be a great night, please take advantage of the low cost, which we have done especially for you, come along, and really enjoy this District Changeover!!!!
See you all soon,
Kind Regards,

SUNSHINE FM promotion
HF and LS have been working hard to get their cluster clubs to work more closely together. They have suggested that their clubs get together and jointly market Rotary and Rotary projects in partnership with Sunshine FM 104.9.  This idea had been discussed with Ken  O’ Flaherty the Station Manager, who indicated that SFM would support the initiative.
Clubs are generally supportive in principle and are waiting for feedback from LS and HF re SFM’s response, a broad outline of how it will work and confirmation of the costs involved.(proposed $200 per club per annum) This has been approved at Board

Tranquility Garden working bee maybe 22nd June /then Handover
We are progressing with the final stages of the Tranquility Garden at the Caloundra Hospital.  Tony Debrincat from RC Glass House Mountains has donated some waterlillies and expertise, Artist Jinty Stockings has been commissioned to do a tiled mural of the Glass House Mountains, paid for with a grant from the Sunshine Coast Council, and Bunnings has offered to donate hardware to fix the tiles and complete a shade structure

Youth Report
With MUNA’s interest being limited to three schools, it was decided to cancel its day on the 25th May, 2013. Julianna is planning to visit and talk at an Independent schools networking evening in the near future. Planning to run in 2014.
With 5 days of Driver Education for Year 11’s planned in the next 6 months, planning will begin shortly.
National Youth Science Forum 2014
Applications close 30 May 2013. I have send reminders to my list of contacts at a number of schools including Unity College. Julianna and one other will interview students whilst I’m away.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Garage for The Lighthouse Centre bus

Thanks Margaret for presenting this new project at Board last week.  Mens' Shed is helping the Lighthouse Centre, at Caloundra State High School.  They now have a bus to help their special needs children with off campus programs, but need a garage to house it at the school.

Our end is to pay for the kit and help Men's Shed build it.  The project should move fairly quickly, with everything pretty much ready to go.   It should be finished this Rotary year.  A few of us met at the school last Thursday.
Rotarians and staff meet at the Lighthouse Centre
Margaret, Gerry Tom & Scott do a site inspection

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Joint Meeting at the University of the Sunshine Coast

8th May saw our breakfast meeting transferred to the University where good fun, food and fellowship mixed with the more serious business of awarding $4000 scholarships to three postgraduate students.


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Reel for 8th May 2013

Issue 42 – 8 May 2013
Meeting Commentary for 30 April
Guest Speaker

International Toast
Lima Sunrise which is the only English speaking club in Latin America
Make Ups

Iain, Genta

President’s report:
Remember no Club meeting next Tuesday morning
We will be attending the annual Joint Meeting at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Innovation Centre at 6pm for 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 May. This year's cost is unchanged at $25pp, including dinner. For a map, see:

David Thorpe, our District Secretary, will be, very soon, sending through Nomination Forms to all Clubs so they can nominate their Voting Delegate at the District Assembly. The DA itself will have a comprehensive program, I am hoping to see as many as possible of the members of the District there on the 26th May, it will be a very informative and interesting day.
We will send out the full program in the next few days.

NYSF: You may have already received, or may soon receive applications from students seeking your club’s nomination for a position at the next NYSF. 

DG Dai Mason & Sue & DGE Trevor Taylor & Robyn Invite you to the ‘Engage Rotary Change Lives’ District 9600 Changeover
on Friday 14th June 2013 6:30pm for 7:00pm at The Beerwah Community Hall, Peachester Road, Beerwah. Cost is $40.00 per person for a 2 Course meal, Entertainment, Lucky door prize and Raffle with a Cash Bar. Dress code is lounge and remember to bring your Rotary Dinner Badge. RSVP BY 31st May 2013.

From: Ruth Nambowa: Re Donation from Rotary Club of Caloundra
Dear Alan, nice to hear from you, yes finally the bank draft came in yesterday April 24th. We will bank it this week and let you know how it goes. Thank you so much and thank every Rotary club member for the support they rendered to us. 

Mark has been working on our new blog to replace our Reel & Program pages on website. Check it out at:

Guest Speaker:
James introduced Margaret who spoke on her recent travels to Burma (Myanmar), Antarctica and Peru.
Margaret guided two tours to Burma last year (Sep+Dec). Burma is an emerging country, very poor but hotels are of a good standard. There are many gold temples and pagodas, mostly all of them are gold plated and some encrusted with precious gems. After Rangoon Margaret flew to Pindaya which is famous for its caves of statues (many with Buddha’s) then onto Inle Lake which they toured in long boats. There are many stilt houses and the lake is famous for the rowers who paddle with their feet and fish at the same time. Also visited a market where hundreds of long boats had converged. Next activity of note was a hot air balloon ride over Bagan where thousands of temples, pagodas, and stupas unfolded.

Peru was visited in Jan13. Saw many cathedrals, the colourful Uros people in traditional dress, Inca ruins and also did a walk at Machu Picchu.

Next journey was a 21 day cruise of Sth America and Antarctica which included a visit to a very windy Stanley in Falkland Islands. There were several nature experts on the ship and they passed many icebergs, the UK & USA stations and the beautiful Beagle channel (what a great name for a dog breed!). They did not see any other cruise ships for 3 days, although the map of their route looks like spaghetti. Final port was Ushuaia and the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Director reports:
Helen spoke on a proposal for the SC cluster clubs to JV with Community FM for project & event exposure. Cost would be $200 pa for each club. Our Club to decide at next Board meeting

Alf advised we are in the last week for acceptances and payment for PDG Nevell McPhee’s 50 years in Rotary Friday 24th May 2013 at Wellington Point. Cost is $40pp. RSVP by Friday 3rd May and payment required in advance via EFT to BSB 034-080, A/c No. 209597, Ref: Club/Surname.

Gerry auctioned off an Aussie World family pass with short validity. Thanks Darryl for your kind support.

Ann gave a plug for next week’s SCU bursary joint meeting. It should be an excellent night with a great list of speakers.

Next Meeting at USC bursary evening on Wed 8/5/12:
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