Monday, 30 September 2013

1st October 2013

Chair James



Presidents Report

President Deborah presented Gerry with a gift (gin & a soda stream to make life more sedate) for being the custodian of the trailer for so long

The “Raw Sounds” BBQ grossed $1170 with $650 profit donated to the SSC Youth Partnership

Bursaries to schools to be presented soon - need presenters for CSHS and Currimundi SS

$2,000 RYDA grant sourced by Cal Pac

Clubrunner software info sent out

Trifecta coming up

Tranquility Garden opening expected on 22nd Oct

Youth Safari Mon 9th Dec at Bulcock Beach


Tasman (Tas) Saywell from MS Australia
Running on 10% Government funding, the organization provides support for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers.  This is the most common neurological condition.  It attacks the central nervous system by breaking down the myelin coating of nerve cells, so the messages don’t get through, so symptoms show up in multiple areas & diagnosis is not easy.  There are 23,000 sufferers in Australia.  Average age of diagnosis is 30 & it effects more women than men.  Causes are thought to be related to genetic causes, vitamen D deficiency and a viral trigger.

MS Queensland has 120 staff in seven zones.  Tas is particularly trying to get local physiotherapy treatment as this provides huge benefits.


Pam’s mother is in need again and she is heading to South Africa. The Combined Dinner on 17th Oct replaces our weekly meeting.  Please BSB your $25 by Friday.  Lauren Brisbane is guest speaker with talk on camels.  Deb & Alan are helping with raffle prizes.

Merv & Genta met with Trevor & others about proposed works in Gizo to be done with a Global Grant by Komaki Club.  The solar panels proposed for the hospital will save $40k/year.  Expect a team to go in April next year, with further grant applications planned too,

Alan - BBQ a success
RYDA on 15th & 16th this month - sheet to go round

As usual, Sergeant Gerry made us pay up for our misdeeds.

Next Week
Chair Lauren, Desk Bruce, & Intro Stewart

24th Sept 2013

Chair Pam

International Toast
Portsmouth in Greenland, the most northerly Rotary Club

Guests and Visiting Rotarians
John Bolton RC ? South Australia
Jan RC Darwin Sunrise
Helen Costello


Genta & Merv - Gizo business

Presidents Report

President Deborah noted Margaret has resigned
Darryl showed off his new style badge, soon to be seen on all of us
Deb visited Meridan State School catering section - Christmas in July?
Our Dilly Bag package from last year has been found (previously lost in transit)


Neil Costello spoke about their recent Chinchilla to Port Augusta with 53 other vehicles (the rumour that they were all in covered wagons is not true) talk about “I’ve been everywhere man”  Chinchilla, Injune, Carnarvon, Springsure, Mt Enviskillen Cattle Station, Isifird, Ilfracombe, Boulia, Mungeranie, Farian Ruins, Painted Desert, Cooper Pedy, Woomera, Port Augusta to name a few (and you can fine me if any spelling is wrong)


Genta about proposed works in Gizo to be done with a Global Grant by Komaki Club.

Helen -To help you make the decision (by this Friday) on whether you may join us for a Xmas/Jan weekend at the Imbil Caravan Park, following are price etc details:

Deluxe Cabins   ($90) sleeps 6 but $13 per extra adult over first two
Budget Cabins   ($70) sleeps two (double bed)
On Site Vans     ($50) sleeps two (double bed)
Camping  $13.00 per adult  $7.00 per child 2-15, $10 oer student 15-17
Powered Sites  $17 per adult,  $32 per couple, $7 per child, $10 per student

You camp along the waters of the Yabba Creek under large shade trees.  apparently the fishing is very good.  There is a basic kiosk in the camp with ice, bait and gas.  Boat & kayak hire available, a Laundromat a v basic children's playground and a great undercover area for a nightly get-together.  Also, Margaret and I managed to buy a couple of clothing items at the local dress shop - enough incense to knock you out.  Interesting.

please give Judy an idea by Friday.  Thanks

As usual, Sergeant Gerry made us pay up for our misdeeds.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Reel 17/9/13

As our Tranquility garden Handover had to be postponed due to the dreaded Noro virus, we all met at at Oaks and enjoyed fellowship and a general update on our activities.

There were no guests or visiting Rotarians.
Apologies from Merv, Pam & Jan
Makeups from Ron & Helen

International toast to Rotary Club of San Fransisco,
apparently  a very gay club of 176 members meeting at the Back Door Cafe.

Deborah spoke about the Casablanca at Caloundra function in mid December that we are going to run with Cal Pac - should be lots of scope to work to that theme - Rick's Cafe etc, all in a hangar at Caloundra Aerodrome.

The list went round for volunteers at the Fringe Festival BBQ at Kings Beach on Friday 27th Sept, set up at 8:30am, then 9:00-1:00 and 1:00-5:00 shifts.

Our trailer now resides in the Salvation Army shed thanks to Stuart. Alan put out a call for shelving.

Julie rang from Caloundra State High School - site for the garage has been selected, the Education Dept will do the slab, and Gateway will organize the construction. Watch this space.

Pauline put out an invitation to her birthday party on 19th Oct.
Bad news is that it's in Melbourne - wlll, you never know.

Shock announcement by Noel that he has turned "nice"
- but turns out he is just looking for victims, sorry volunteers, to sell Melbourne Cup Sweep tickets.
I'm sure he will go back to his old ways once the we are all booked in.

Genta gave a run down on the Gizo project.  We cannot team with Gizo for a grant as we are the same district - Maybe Komaki to the rescue.

Planning has started for a visit to Japan in Cherry blossum season next March/April.

Sgt Gerry gave us a lot of fines as usual.

Fees are due, $240 to 633-000 130984073 tag with dues & surname.

That's all