Issue 44 – 24 May 2013
Meeting Commentary for 14 May
Anna, guest of Norm
Helen at Kawana, Board Meeting, CSHS garage meeting, Mark District
Noel, Darryl, Judy, Lauren, Bruce, Neil
see blog: http://rotarycal.blogspot.com.au/
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.
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