Club Executives & Directors
President
Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service Director
Vocational Service Director
Club Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Service Director
Sergeant-at-arms
Attendance Records Officer
Bulletin Editor
Public Relations
Rotary Foundation Executive
Immediate Past President
Photographer
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Cedric Gowlett
    December 4
  • Patrick King
    December 10
  • David Millar
    December 13
  • Win Fowles
    December 16
  • Aub Tucker
    December 20
  • Mark McArdle
    December 21
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Frauke
    December 7
  • Lyn Tucker
    December 7
  • Fay Nawrocki
    December 10
  • Chris Bowden
    December 23
  • Garry Pash
    December 27
  • Robyn Hills
    December 28
Anniversaries:
  • Greig Lee-Archer
    Suzanne Lee-Archer
    December 2
  • Tony Long
    Jan
    December 27
Join Date:
  • Kevin Leadbetter
    December 16, 2001
    16 years
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Caloundra Pacific

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 06:00 PM
Caloundra Golf Club
1 Charles Woodward Drive
Caloundra, Qld  4551
Australia
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Stories
Rotary Day at the United Nations
celebrated two organizations’ shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world.
November is Rotary Foundation Month.
2016–17 marked 100 years of the Foundation. At the 1917 Rotary Convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe. 
So what does the Rotary Foundation do? 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. 
Why should you donate to The Rotary Foundation?
Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?
Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
What impact can one donation have?
It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
Rotary annual Walk for Mental Health
Sunday October 15
Starting at 8am at the Mooloolaba Surf Club, and walking to the Maroochydore Surf Club and back.
Every 3 hours someone in the country takes their own life.
Come along and join us for a nice stroll. Walk with your family, your friends, your colleagues, your community – have the conversation about mental health….. lets break down the barriers….. it starts with us.
 
Our club holds an annual Charity Golf Day.  This year we'll have 25 teams - each consisting of four players and each team with a golf cart - enjoying the course and a game of golf.  There may be some 'not-so-serious' teams, but I'm sure they too will enjoy the day, with prizes, raffles and spending time with good people in a great setting.  While the day is always fun and we hope everyone enjoys themselves enough to want to return next year, the reason so much effort is put into it, is that we raise much needed funds to assist in local projects.  In 2017 the proceeds of the Golf Day will go to Life Flight and STEPS.
 
On August 3rd, 2017 the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific welcomed 4 new members.  Rotarian Tatiana Porter introduced inductees Tania Cherry, CFO at Workplace Central, Stephanie Day, HR Manager at Workplace Central, and Nicole Martin, Workplace Partner at Workplace Central.  Rotarian Tony Long introduced inductee Paul Brennan, CEO of Contour Consulting Engineers.  This was a record night for the club and we are all looking forward to welcoming our new members and with their skills being able to serve the community better.
RYDA is a road safety program designed to reduce the trauma on our roads by encouraging Year 11 students to take a more responsible attitude to driving.  It was developed in consultation with road safety authorities, state departments of education and the police and is delivered by Road Safety Education Limited, a not for profit community initiative delivering evidence-based road safety education programs. RYDA is designed for students who are approaching that time in their lives where they can independently use a car.
RYDA Program Days are:
Wednesday 19 July – Unity College
Thursday 20 July – Caloundra State High School
Wednesday 2 August – Kawana Waters State College
Wednesday 9 August – Meridan State College
Tuesday 10 October – Beerwah S.H.S. & Glasshouse C.C.
Wednesday 11 October – Siena Catholic College
The learning objectives for students attending RYDA are:
 
RYDA Objectives

A Paul Harris Fellowship is a recognition by the Rotary Foundation of a donation of USD1,000 with the presentation of a certificate and medallion.  In many parts of the world, it is simply a recognition of a donation.  But in Australia, clubs have used the Fellowship to acknowledge Rotarians and members of the wider community for their service to humanity.  The Club makes the donation on behalf of the individual to be honoured and then presents them with certificate and medallion.

 

As you may be aware, John Sargent, a member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific, is in Hanoi, Vietnam for a few months as a Business Advisor on Australia's Business Volunteer Program. He is working with the Vietnam Center for Women and Development (CWD), which sits under the umbrella organisation – the Vietnamese Women’s Union. One of their projects is to assist in ending human trafficking.
 
 
RYDA 2017
Road Safety Education Program
Rotary Caloundra Venue
Corbould Park, Pierce Avenue, Caloundra
Rotary District 9600
 
Program Days
Wednesday 19 July – Unity College
Thursday 20 July – Caloundra State High School
Wednesday 2 August – Kawana Waters State College
Wednesday 9 August – Meridan State College
Tuesday 10 October – Beerwah State High School & Glasshouse Christian College
Wednesday 11 October – Siena Catholic College
 
 
 
Neville Woodforth
Rotary RYDA Program and Schools Coordinator – Caloundra Venue
Rotary District 9600 RYDA Chair
0409 348 500     rydacaloundra@outlook.com
 
 

John Sargent, with walking stick, is doing a few months in Hanoi, Vietnam, for Australia's Business Volunteer Program. A Business Advisor for the Vietnam Center for Women and Development (CWD), which sits under the umbrella organisation – the Vietnamese Women’s Union. CWD’s mission is to build the capacity of and the Women’s Entrepreneur Network, to promote a network of economically empowered women and future women business leaders and strengthen skills and resources of women entrepreneurs in business management.

 We envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.
from the Kiva Website     
Volunteers contribute their valuable time and skills across many different areas to deliver much needed services and programs to the community.  Officially there are over 4 million volunteers but it is widely believed the number is well over 6 million.  The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific recently recognised four of these amazing people who make a difference to the lives of others.
 
Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer – doctors should recommend it.
(Volunteering Australia - Key Statistics)
Last year, three employees from Workplace Central attended a Rotary function and from that moment they all wanted Workplace Central to be a part of it....   
 
The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific worked hard to make us the first corporate member and for that, we sincerely thank you.  
The values of Rotary align with our personal values, and the focus on service and community support our corporate commitment.   
At present, Tatiana Porter, CEO of Workplace Central is a member and Stephanie Day, Tania Cherry, Denise Billsborough and Ben Haycroft are Friends of Rotary.  Here are some of their thoughts:
 

  State Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle, hosted Caloundra's Biggest Morning Tea on Friday 26th May.  The Cancer Council is the leading cancer charity in Australia and their Biggest Morning Tea is a chance for Australians to get together and raise money for a great cause. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and according to the Cancer Council's website, there are more than 1.1 million Australians who are either living with cancer or who have survived a diagnosis. The Cancer Council works to create hope, provide support and ultimately save lives.  

Now in its fourth year, this community fundraiser was held in partnership with the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific, and 2017 was the biggest year yet.  Many thanks to all those who participated and made the event a success.

If you'd like to find out more or donate, please visit Mark McArdle's webpage for Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea.  

The Relay for Life, held at the Sunshine Coast University on the 20-21 May, was a great success. Over $84,000 was raised by 59 teams and 569 participants.  It was a great effort and all funds raised enable Cancer Council Queensland to invest in research, prevention programs, and patient support services. Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants.  
 
For more information go to Relay for Life.
 
OPEN:
President Mike officially opened the meeting with the loyal toast.
 
INTERNATIONAL TOAST:
John Sargent proposed the toast to the Rotary Club of Hanoi, Vietnam.  
John will be visiting Hanoi in June to participate in an Australian Volunteers Project for the Centre for Women and Development. Hanoi has a population of 8-10 Million and June temperatures are typically in the mid 30s.  The Centre for Women and Development has over 20 million members. 
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION:
Dan Thomasson provided the following update:
Donations in Kind need volunteers to assist in packing on 3rd June.
 
Relay for Life still needs some volunteers to make breakfast on Sunday 21 May.  The Breakfast is from 5-6.30am near the Students' Guild at the Sunshine Coast University.
 
There are currently 11 Centurions. This status is achieved by giving $100 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Youth Exchange will see an incoming student from Horizonte in Brazil. Clarisse will be arriving on 16 July.  
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE: 
Kevin Leadbetter reminded the club of the Breakfast for Cancer, hosted by Mark McArdle's office in the CCSA Hall. It is on Friday 26 May and is a sell out.  At $30 per head and 181 tickets it will be a great fundraiser.  We still require volunteers to assist from 8.30am.
 
DV HOUSE:
Peter Higgs informed us that the landscaping for the DV house is almost complete. All that remains is some planting and any volunteers can meet at the house at the arranged time. Tomorrow morning, weather permitting. 

RIKI TIKI:    
Demonstrated how little we collectively knew about the Pumicestone Passage, but Ian showed us he was knowledgeable in this area (or was it lucky?) 
 
GOLF DAY:
Tony Long told us preparation for the Golf Day is well underway, and he already has a sponsor for the Hole In One Insurance. This year there will be 2 recipients of the proceeds: Life Flight and STEPS
 
SERGEANT at ARMS:    
Dave Smith did a splendid job.
 
RAFFLE:
Conducted successfully by Graham and Les.
 
CLOSE:
President Mike thanked all for attending and thanked Graham for Fellowship and Brad for room set up.  The meeting was closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
There is nothing more to report as there was no meeting held on Thursday before Good Friday.
 
From Geoff Leddy:
Hello all – Caloundra Pacific Rotary Club is holding a Vocational Service night on Thursday 4th May. The night is proposed to be like a mini seminar on how technology has and will impact on the lives of our members, their businesses, and the community. The idea is to promote each person’s vocation as a worthwhile part of our society and how the leaders in our society (i.e. Rotarians) keep on top of change. I have attached hereto a “briefing paper” for your consideration. I am sending this out to 11 of our members and I am hoping that at least about 6 or 7 of you will be willing to participate by giving a 2 or 3 minute talk as set out in the briefing paper. I hope to have a session lasting about 20 to 25 minutes and then a 10 minute question/discussion session of the members.
 
Please let me know by email in the next couple of weeks if you are willing to be a speaker on the night for a couple of minutes. Happy to take any queries in the meantime.
 
 
REMINDER: Casablanca Evening at the Queensland Air Museum on Saturday 22 April from 7-11 pm. Click here for details.   It promises to be a fun night and Diana Latham and Evelyn McCorkell will be attending with a few friends.
 
REMINDER: Combined Rotary Clubs meeting at the University of the Sunshine Coast will be on Wednesday 10th May, guest speaker is Katie Toni .
 
As from 1st May, Diana Latham will be the welfare officer while Eve McCorkell is away, till end of June, thanks Diana;   then hopefully she will carry on the pleasant task of sending members greetings for the following twelve months.
 
Mark Paton will be taking over the Editor's role for the Clubrunner during May and June, again while Eve McCorkell is away - thanks Mark.
 
NEXT WEEK:   Next meeting will be Thursday 20th April at the Caloundra Golf Club 6.30 for 7 - 8 pm
 
 
 
 
Marion Harris has given us an update of the community house - 
The RISE project is well underway with the house now having a roof!!! Photo attached.
Our Club has agreed to pay for the Landscaping with Pres. Elect Peter Higgs and Will Waterford designing and undertaking that part of the project.
This is a tangible contribution to our community. Zonta is very appreciative of our Club's help with fundraising and practical help for this project.
Marilyn Holness from Zonta and leader of this project has just been awarded Inspirational Woman of the Year for her tireless work to bring this house to fruition- which started by the identification of the need and a generous donation of the land.
Well done all who have supported this project to meet the need in our community.
It's a great example of Service Club's collaboration.
 
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Sergeant Les called the meeting to order.
He welcomed the guest speaker Lochie smart as well as the partners and guests of members. Alan Bethune from the Rotary Club was also welcomed as was exchange student Gertrud.
 
President Mike then officially opened the meeting with the loyal toast.
 
INTERNATIONAL TOAST:
Kevin Curd proposed the toast to the Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf in PNG.
 
PNG has 12 clubs with a total of 183 members. The Rotary Club of Lae Huon Gulf has 23 members and meets at the Lae International Hotel on Tuesdays at 7 pm. their main projects include  an Annual Charity Golf Day and an Annual Black Tie Ball. Their projects include providing school equipment, community projects, Pride of Workmanship Awards, sports and mentoring program, school scholarships and medical equipment for Angau hospital.
 
GOLF DAY:
Tony long has the golf day in hand. He will have a mystery guest for the post round presentations.
 
VOCATIONAL SERVICE:
Barb bailey advised the club that Pat Lawton is very ill. Also Lyn Mason is undergoing surgery. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and Pat and Brian and Lyn.
We also now have a formal agreement in place that establishes a sister club arrangement with the Rotary Club of Onah in South Korea.
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE: 
Kevin Leadbetter reminded the club of the Melbourne cup function sponsored by the Rotary Club of Caloundra to be held at the Power Boat Club. See the flyer later in the bulletin.
Our club will also support the Little Ray of Sunshine  project by donating toys that will go to Joel Archer's project to help disadvantaged children locally.
 
RYDA:
A successful 2 days have just been concluded.
 
RIKI TIKI:    not held.
 
SERGEANT at ARMS:     Ross Harrison did a splendid job.
 
GUEST SPEAKER:    Lochlan Smart.
 
Ross Harrison introduced Lochie to the club.
At the tender age of 16, Lochie set a goal of flying solo around the world. He gathered a good support team around him and with his parents he set about fund raising and obtaining sponsorships to bring his goal to fruition.
 
Lochie spoke of his "adventure". He started from the Sunshine Coast Airport at 4 am and his first stop was Fiji. Shortly into this leg Lochie realised that he had left his laptop and lunch box behind. After some drama these were delivered to him in Fiji by a kind commercial pilot.
From here he flew to American Samoa, Christmas Island and on to Hawaii. From here it was on to California, which involved a 14 hour flight over open ocean and through the Intertropical Convergence Zone at the Equator - this produces heavy storms.
 
From here, with the company of Fred the teddy, he flew to Las Vegas, Texas, Nashville, Niagara Falls, St John in Canada and to the Azores.  The flight from the Azores to Biggenhill UK was difficult as he had to have waypoints every 50 nautical miles. Lochie's great grandfather flew spitfires from this area in WWII. Lochie was able to have a rest period here and was able to catch with family and do a bit of sightseeing.
 
The next leg was to France via the White Cliffs of Dover and onto Crete. From here he the flight path took him to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Jakarta. From Jakarta he flew to Broome, Darwin, Longreach, Bundaberg and finally touching down at the Sunshine Coast Airport after 8 weeks of flying.
 
He currently holds the record for the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, an achievement that Lochie freely admits that will be broken in the future.
 
His future goal is to establish a foundation to help and support Young Achievers.
 
Peter Asher had the privilege to thank Lochie for his excellent presentation. He noted that Lochie is a very confident young achiever and on behalf of the club wished him every success in the future.
 
RAFFLE: was drawn
 
CLOSE:
President Mike thanked all for attending and congratulated Lochie and is parents on his achievements so far. The meeting was closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
 
 
 
Sergeant Les called the meeting to order.
 
President Mike welcomed all, especially the partners present, the guest speaker Jeremy Scott and visiting rotarian Judy Clark fro the Caloundra Club.
 
INTERNATIONAL TOAST:
Kevin Curd proposed the toast to the Rotary Club of Honiara. District 9600 has four countries, PNG, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Australia.
Honiara has 28 members and meets on Tuesdays at the Honiara hotel at 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start. They have an association with club in Malaysia that raised $300,000 in a golf day as well as 120,000 in donations. These funds go towards the Rotary Against Malaria project aimed at clearing mosquito breeding areas.
 
GOLF DAY Friday 14th October:
Tony Long reported that we have 20 team sponsors.
WE HAVE ALLOCATED TASKS/ACTIVITIES TO "MANAGERS" AS FOLLOWS
  • 100'S BOARD AND RAFFLES .............................. LES
  • ERECTING THE SPONSORS LOGO BOARD ....... BRAD
  • CREATING THE SPONSORS LOGO BOARD........ DAN
  • PHOTOGRAPHER ............................. PETER HOVEY
  • AUCTION............................................................... LES
  • REGISTRATION ................................................... BRIAN
  • BETTING HOLES.................................................. FRANK
  • HOLES IN ONE..................................................... ROSS & TONY
  • SPONSORS ADVERTISING ON COURSE ............. WILL
  • HELICOPTER BALL DROP ................................. ROSS
  • CARTS ............................................................. WILL
  • PRIZES-RAFFLE/AUCTION ............................... TONY
  • PRIZES- COMPETITION ..................................... PAUL B
IF YOU COULD CALL THEM TO OFFER HELP THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.
 
2. DAVID SMITH HAS AGREED TO PICK UP THE XXXX PRODUCT FOR
    US (RAFFLE PRIZES ETC) 
 
3. IF YOU HAVE RAFFLE OR AUCTION PRIZES COULD PLEASE EMAIL
    ME THE DETAIL. WE WILL WORK OUT COLLECTION LATER.
 
As Bill Lawrie would Say "Its all Happening.
 
CLUB HISTORIAN:
Les reported that Gary Robertson has the clus's historical  material and is looking for someone to take over the role. David Smith generously offered to take over the role.
 
ROTARIAN of the MONTH:
Barb Bailey presented the pin to Ken Hinkley.
 
MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH:
Ross Harrison suggested that as a club we support Caloundra Rotary Club's fund raiser at the Power Boat Club. 
Please see attached Flyer.
 
RIKI TIKI:
Conducted by Barb and won by Greg Lee-Archer!
 
SERGEANT:
Ross did a wonderful job with very few complaints, those that did paid heavily.
 
GUEST SPEAKER:
Evelyn McCorkill introduced Jeremy Scott.
 
Jeremy was born in NZ and at the age of 4 years had open heart surgery. Following this surgery he was aable to keep up with his peers and gave him a drive to be successful.
 
After school he lived in London and worked in an Architectural field. 
In 2004 he saw an article in a TNT magazine that made him decide to ride a bicycle  from London to Auckland.
On 5 th October 2011 he set off from London. He found the first few weeks very difficult but he kept going.
His journey took him from London thru Amsterdam, Vienna and Prague. From he he crossed Turkey where he encountered temperatures of minus 30 degrees.From here his journey took him thru Iran and Central Asia. He found the Iranian people to be very friendly and helpful (he did encounter drug dealers but managed to extricate him form that situation). 
 
In Western China he encountered major dust storms. In South Korea and Japan he found incredible scenery. From here he went thru Vietnam, Malaysia and on to Australia. In Australia he travelled from Darwin to Cairns and then to Melbourne. From here he flew to NZ and finished up at the Auckland Medical School after 2 1/2 years and 51916 Kms and only 7 punctures.
 
He has self published a book titled "A Long Road  from a Broken Heart" which cost $65 of which Jeremy donates 10% to the Heart Foundation.
See his web site at www.jeremyscott.com.au
 
He was thanked by President Mike.
 
 
RAFFLE: Was drawn and won .
 
CLOSE:
President Mike closed the meeting after thanking all. He reminded us that Lockie Smart will be speaking next Thursday.
 
 
Les opened the meeting by reminding us that Caloundra Pacific was chartered on 7th September 1977. He then introduced President Mike Healy.
 
President Mike welcomed guests Ian Aspinall (to be inducted tonight) and exchange student Gertrud. He also welcomed Gordon Watson, Mark & Judy McArdle and visiting Rotarian Julianna Neill from the Caloundra Club who is also the host parent for Gertrud. Mike welcomed the partners present and thanked them for coming.
 
INTERNATIONAL TOAST: Peter Hovey proposed the toast to Gertrud's sponsoring Rotary Club. The Rotary Club of Odense in Carolinekilde in Denmark. It was chartered in 1964 and conducts its meeting in English. It sponsors a Rotaract club and currently has two inbound exchange students, Jade from Texas and Peter from Taiwan. 
 
DIRECTORS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:
GOLF DAY 14th OCTOBER. Sponsors required.
Neville Woodford advised that the last two RYDA days for this year are on 11th and 12th october. See report later in the bulletin.
Win Fowles on behalf of David Smith presented Gertrud with two badges for her collection.
Will Waterford reminded to keep looking and ASKING people to join Rotary.
Kevin Leadbetter from Community Service reminded us of the projects we have this year. Zonta Safe House, Joel Archer (requires children's toys), Golf Day, Clean up australia Day, Cancer fund raising breakfast.
Barbara Bailey from Vocational Service congratulated Patrick King on his well present relocation celebration. Also we will be having a Vocational visit to Will Waterford's business in two Thursday's time.
 
COMMUNITY AWARENESS: Win Fowles advised us that the Sunshine Coast Art Prize night last week was a terrific event. Also that the previous owners of Little Mountain Produce (Jeff & Kerri-anne have a daughter with type 1 diabetes.
 
INDUCTION of Ian Aspinall, proposed by Greg Lee Archer.
 
Greg spoke to his proposal of Ian. They have been good friends of IAN and Cath for 6 years. Ian is originally from the UK. His father has been the president of the Haywood Rotary Club. Ian's background is in motor vehicle engineering. He moved from the UK to Hong Kong where he spent several decades. His wife is Cath and the have a daughter Amanda who is married to Simon. Ian enjoys reading, gardening, motor sports and is scuba expert.
 
Ian was inducted by Ross Harrison. Ian is allocated to the vocational service committee and will hold the classification of Government Technical Officer, Retired. President Mike presented Ian with his badge and invited him to say a few words.
 
Ian thanked Greg and the club for the honor. He spoke of his 20 years in Hong Kong as going very fast, the first 15 years was like a holiday but the last 5 years he had to work. He saw the writing on the wall when the Chinese were to take over so he left..
 
SERGEANT: Manfred did his usual wonderful job.
 
RIKI TIKI: not run.
 
GUEST SPEAKER: Exchange student Gertrud gave her first address to our club.
 
She is from Volund, Denmark. Her family consists of mum, Dad and two brothers. Her Dad is a vet and her Mum is a mid wife. The family usually has two holidays a year, summer camping in Italy and winter in Switzerland.
 
Denmark is a flat country, the highest mountain is Sky Mountain at 147 metres (no it is not a typo). It has a population between 5 & 6 million. Danes celebrate Christmas starting in the 1st December with the Christmas celebration on the 24th December. The majors companies are Lego, Carlsberg and Maersk. Denmark is the 4th oldest Monarchy in Europe being 1000 years old. Denmark has the famous author Hans Christian Andersen (Little Mermaid, Girl with the Matches). Denmark claims to be the happiest country in the world.
 
Typical food in Denmark is the open sandwich and licorice, Gertrud gave us a taste. The Danneborg is the flag of Denmark and is the oldest flag in the world.
 
Gertrud presented the club with a gift and a banner and was given a gift in return. She thanked Caloundra Pacific and Rotary for this wonderful opportunity. Asked why she chose Australia, Gertrud responded with it is far away and is English speaking.
 
Well done Gertrud on a well presented talk !!
 
RAFFLE: Yea!
 
CLOSE: President Mike thanked the duty officers and visitors and guests. He thanked Gertrud for her presentation.
He reminded us that next week is a board meeting to follow the regular meeting.
The meeting was closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
 
 
Les opened the meeting and introduced President Mike. Mike welcomed guests Steve Thompson (Mark Paton), Ian (Greg Lee Archer), Kassi & Tarique Kim Berghoffer) and of course our exchange student Gertrud.
 
INTERNATIONAL TOAST: Proposed by Peter Hovey to the Rotary Club of Champions Sunrise, Houston, Texas. It meets at the International Pancake House on Tuesdays at 7.30 am. Their main fund raiser is a Golf Day.
 
VOCATIONAL MINUTE: Peter Higgs spoke of his time in the wool industry. He reminded us that the sheep dog is a very valuable animal, sometimes costing up to $5000 which would be tax deductable. These dogs are well bred, highly intelligent and well trained members of the team.
 
ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH: Barbara Bailey presented Peter Higgs with his Rotarian of the Month pin for his efforts with the Youth Committee.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Patrick King has his relocation celebration at 6 pm Wednesday 7th September.
  • Brian Mason advised us that ROMAC’s application for a US$330,000 Global Grant will be split in two applications of US$190,000 each. This will allow 6 heart operations and includes $40,000 towards training.
 
RIKI TIKI:              Conducted by Graeme Bowden and won by Marilyn Harris.
 
SERGEANT:         Manfred did a wonderful job.
 
GUEST SPEAKER: Our own Kim Berghoffer was our guest speaker and she spoke on her life journey so far.
 
She was born in Sydney in 1956 but grew up mainly in PNG. Her dad was in taxation, she has a brother. Kim showed quite a few interesting photos of the times in PNG and Kieta, Bougainville. Her primary school classes consisted of up to 60 children.
 
Kim left school at year 10 and travelled Australia for 10 years. In 1992 she completed a Commerce Degree and in 1993 she joined the Queensland Police Service. Her first posting was Caloundra, followed by Caboolture then Donnybrook. Her second husband ran Brigalow Electrical for many years and was well known throughout the area. Unfortunately he died 4 years ago. If I have this correct Kim has three daughters, Kassi, Alana and Renee and she has a granddaughter Penny aged 3.
 
It is always interesting to hear from our members and Kim gave us a great insight into her life.
 
RAFFLE:                was drawn and won.
 
CLOSE:  President Mike thanked the duty officers, the guests and Gertrud for attending. He reminded us that Gertrud will be speaking next Thursday.
 
The meeting was closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
 
 
 
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