Tuesday, 8 July 2014

8th July Meeting - Matt Morey - Creative Design Teaching

Genta welcomed the visitors and started the meeting

Visitors & guests
Matt and daughter Rebekah
Kim Berghofer, guest of Judy
AG Gordon Watson

Presidents Report
I’m writing this up in late July , but I think it went that President Deb introduced the Good, Bad & the Ugly - meaning Gerry, Ian and Noel, and some funny business about the Sergeant ‘s session
Coming up are Xmas in July, USC BBQs & RYDA
Special thanks to those with District duties last year, Helen (2 years hard labour)as ADG Mark (who may have had two years rolled into one) with District accounts, and Merv on the water & sanitation committee.

Deborah had found Matt wandering around at Meridan State College, and snaffled him as our guest speaker.
Matt has done two years teaching at Meridan, and prior to that sharpened his people handling skills working within the prison sector.  He has a BA in Industrial Technology & Design.  In this area, the world is changing fast - 3D printing is an example. Meridan College has two 3D laser cutters currently.  It’s an interesting area where the hackers are ahead of the universities.
Sites to visit:
The MakerBot Replicator
Printing Homes, Chinese Company Builds Houses Using 3-D Printer  
Concrete Canvas Shelters

3D printed component

Assistant Governor Gordon Watson addressed the club

Gordon is from Caloundra Pacific, and his cluster includes Alexander headland, Caloundra, Kawana. Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.
He has 33 years Rotary experience including 20 in District 9630 and 13 in Caloundra, and over time holding down most positions on offer.
He backs up District Governor George Grant & partner Mary from Bribie.
and of course Gary C.K. Huang President 2014-15 Rotary Club of Taipei,  Taiwan


"I find many traditional Chinese values reflected in Rotary: values of service and responsibility, of respect for family and for others. Sometimes I call Confucius the world's first Rotarian, because even though he died 2,500 years before Rotary was founded, his ideas are very much Rotary ideas. And one of the things he said was: 與其抱怨,不如改變.
In English, you say, "It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness."
I think that one line sums up the way we in Rotary approach the problems of the world. There is so much difficulty. There are so many people who need help. Many people look at this and say, "There is nothing I can do." So they do nothing -- and nothing changes.
But this is not the Rotary way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one candle, you light one candle -- and so do 1.2 million other Rotarians. Together, we can do so much more than we could ever do alone. Together, we can light up the world.
In 2014-15, I am asking each of you to light your own Rotary candle --
and Light Up Rotary together"

The responsibilities of AG include co-ordinating Club Presidents (a bit like herding cats) four meetings per year with each of the six Clubs, reports, and reviews of projects.

Genta took the floor resplendent with new hairstyle - one of his Yume staff does them if anyone is interested.
See http://dickybeach.info/
for information and to register for the All Roads to Happiness Symposium on 9th August at the CCSA Hall

John re USC BBQs - 350/500/500 people to feed and we need volunteers.
RYDA will need 6/7 people per day
Lists going round next week

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