Sergeant Geoff Leddy introduced President Peter, who welcomed visitors Alan & Sandy Stephens, Doug and Tina Bazley, Paula Boyd-Billings, John Deakin, Cheryl Leddy, and
prospective member Clare Fitzgerald.
International Toast
Marion Schultz recently visited Vietnam and Cambodia, so proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Saigon International, which was re-chartered on 18 June 2021 after a 46-year break. It was one of the first two clubs in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).
a. Win advised that several members had attended the funeral of former member Verne Powell who was a Rotarian for 38 years. Rotary was mentioned.
b. Alan Stephens asked for a lift to Rotary as he can’t drive for 6 months due to a heart problem. Will obliged.
c. Dan said we are still looking for volunteers for positions on the 2024-25 board;  and we also need an editor for CALPAC Capers from January 2024.
d. Peter advised that the trailer raffle is now in the black.
My Rotary Journey
Barb Bailey’s family has been heavily involved in Rotary. They boast a former DG, an exchange student to Japan, a RYLARIAN and a National Youth Science Forum student. Barb is the longest serving woman in our club (18.5 years), with 2 years as President, 7 years as Vocational Service Director and several years as Club Welfare Officer. Barb has attended 3 International Conferences.
Guest Speaker
Clive introduced Doug Bazley of Bluey’s Photography. Doug (aka Bluey - because of his red hair) bought his first drone for overhead photography in 2017 but has since upgraded to a very sophisticated model fitted with three cameras. He calls it “the bird”. A zoom feature allows close-ups of ships, whales and dolphins without getting too close. We were treated to some outstanding video presentations showing the results of this work. On a photo shoot, he will take 400-500 photos but select just a few and then edit them. A sea eagle once grabbed the drone but eventually let it go and it returned, claw marks and all! Finally - just to keep Will happy - Doug flew the drone around the room! He then presented us with a framed print showing the changes in Pumicestone Passage, and suggested we auction it off to support a worthy cause.
Geoff Leddy did a “fine” job.
Will Wterford won first prize, and unsurprisingly opted for the chocolates! These he shared in our customary club tradition.

Nominations are now open for the 2023

Fisher Community Awards


The 6th Annual Fisher Community Awards

I am excited to launch the sixth annual Fisher Community Awards, celebrating all of those unsung heroes who make our community the place to be to learn, earn and retire.Fisher is home to some of the boldest innovators, most selfless volunteers, and the most remarkable community groups anywhere in the world. Their stories tell of compassion, conviction, perseverance and genius - and I need YOUR help to uncover them.The categories this year are:

  • Fisher Student of the Year
  • Fisher Educator of the Year
  • Fisher Education Provider of the Year
  • Fisher Environmental Leader of the Year Award
  • Fisher Business of the Year
  • Fisher Innovator of the Year
  • Fisher Employee of the Year
  • Fisher Senior of the Year
  • Fisher Senior Community Group of the Year
  • Andrew Wallace Award for Community Group of the Year

Visit my website at to find out more, and to nominate your unsung hero for a Fisher Community Award.Nominations close on Friday, 20 October, with a special awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday, 22 November 2023.For more information email or call (07) 5493 5556.

The Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS) matches participants with older Australians who are socially isolated, may be experiencing mobility challenges, and support them to reduce feelings of loneliness or anxiety.
Join the ACVVS and make a lasting and positive impact on an older person. You can: • Support isolated older people by having a cup of tea or coffee and a chat • Make new friends and share life stories • Improve the quality of life for yourself and others • Contribute to your local community • Bring a sense of purpose and meaning into your life • Learn new skills. Your experience, time and energy is valued.

Thank You for Making Miracles Happen:Operation Cleft Donors, Your Impact is Priceless!

You are on the duty roster - Please visit to view the dates. If you cannot fulfil your duty, please find a replacement and email as soon as possible.
We've got exciting news! The Queensland Government has announced that we’ll be expanding our 10c drink containers to include wine and spirit bottles from 1 November 2023! You can learn more at
For now, keep recycling these containers through your yellow-top bin or at your nearest transfer station until we’ve got things ready for 1 November.
1. Collect eligible containers (including wine bottles soon)
2. Take them to a container refund point -
3. Donate to the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific using scheme ID C10219799

Please help us collect!
Evelyn McCorkell, our club member, has provided a collection box, so please bring to the club meeting and place in the box at the registration desk.  Thanks.
We collect bread tags for recycling to fund wheelchairs,mainly in South Africa.
Caloundra Pacific

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Caloundra Golf Club
1 Charles Woodward Drive
Caloundra, QLD 4551
Meeting registration
The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific welcomes all who are interested in dining with us and wish to share with us in our Rotary ideals.
If you would like to come along and meet us, please call our Meeting Coordinator, Evelyn McCorkell on 0407 624 650 (email - or Club Service Director, to let us know that you are coming so that meals can be arranged.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Membership Director
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Club Youth Protection Officer
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