CALPAC Capers - Thursday 4th August 2022
International Toast:
Ross Harrison (deputising for Graham Carrol) proposed a Toast to the Rotary Club of Windsor - Roseland in Canada (District 6400)
They have 50 members, meet every Tuesday at 12.15pm at the Fogolar Furlan Club.
Projects - Lobsterfest and annual charity dinner raises $30,000, Hats for Healthcare and Socks and Bottoms.
Novel activity – Small Change. Weekly a member is asked to perform a random act of kindness, instead of being fined by the Sergeant.
Most importantly a Member of this Club is Jennifer Jones who is the current RI President and the first woman to hold the position in Rotary’s 115 year history.
Vocational Talk:
Presented by Geoff Leddy (classification – Consulting Engineer)
Started as a cadet at Qld Railways studying 5 nights a week and achieving an Engineering degree in surveying, mechanical and civil engineering.   Moved to Bundaberg employed as Shire Engineer and Town Planner then with a consultancy company involved in Main Roads Design, engineering and town planning.   After moving back to Sunshine coast he joined the Board of RACQ and also has been in Rotary since 1981 (in Bundy) and then to CALPAC in 2015.
President’s Comments:
1. Volunteers will be required for the bar at the West End to Broadway night at the hangar 27 th August. Please see Frank / Evelyn.
2. Michael Berris has requested Leave of Absence for 6 moths as he will be working away during that time. Will Waterford will assist with Director Community Service during that time.
3. All Members to check the Link to the Duty Roster each week (right hand side of CALPAC Home page below the “Upcoming Events) to establish whether they are rostered for any task the meeting following. If rostered, but you can’t do it please contact the Club Sergeant (not President Frank) to make alternate arrangements
4. PDG Darryl Isseppi will be attending our meeting 29/9/2022 to discuss Rotary branding.
5. Matt Lynn and P Frank met with Jason Hunt MP in the week just gone. Good meeting details will be shared by Matt next he is at a meeting.
6. William Ashworth (recent exchange student) will be our speaker 18/8/2022.
** Walk for Polio – Sunday 14 th August 8.00am to 11.00 am. La Balsa Park, Harbour Parade, Buddina 4575. $20.00 pp donation – children are free.
Contact: Joy RC Alexander Headlands M: 0412 666 086
** BBQ – Maroochy Paddle Boat Club – 21 st August 2022
** West End to Broadway in the Hangar – 27 th August 2022
Directors Moments:
Will Waterford – Shared his new project to get our elderly men out into the community (two at a time) via outings to sites of interest around the Coast etc (bloke stuff) aimed at
broadening their activities and fellowship.
Bruce Radford – International Director outlined the Clubs activities via KIVA, ROMACand the efforts of Malou Deakin as a brief outline for new members in particular.
Ross Harrison – Club Services Director advised new list of Committee members would be available in the next week.
Members Moments:
 Graeme Bowden shared an update on previous exchange student who some members will recall – Lindsay Killmartin from South Africa. Lindsay in now a Queens Council in South Africa.
Tony Long advised there are now 29 registered teams for the Golf Day – still room for more.
Suzanne Lee-Archer informed the meeting of a Fashion Parade to raise funds for Inner Wheel at the CCSA Hall on Saturday 17 th September. All our lady members are encouraged to attend.
Run by Mark Paton and won by Suzanne Lee-Archer. $5.00 scratchy awarded.
Guest Speaker
Tony Long gave a superb talk on “The making of an Energy Industry”. His talk brought together the efforts the resource industries (Gas, Coal, Solar and conventional Electricity) have contributed (and continue to contribute) to the prosperous communities in the Western Downs / Surat Basin and in fact the improved lifestyle of millions of Australians. Slides showing; the network of pipelines around Australia and the massive infrastructure at Curtis Island for refinery and export illustrated the enormity of the industry cooperation. These results follow massive investment requirements by Governments and private enterprise.
Yes, the impact on the environment must be considered – but with all things there must be a balance.
Graeme Bowden extracted funds from members via fines for having the same letters in their name as various politicians.
For the second week in a row the editor was left with no money even for a drink afterwards!!
Not sure how much “planning” (targeting) went into that strategy.
Raffle – by Les Pontin and Graeme Bowden many prizes won and enjoyed.
 Win Fowles Funnies -
I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
With Ian Baker Finch after the Annual Golf Day 2016
Walk for Mental Health in 2017
CalPac Rotarians minus Geoff Leddy, who was the only one working...   
Most of the Rotarians from various clubs
  Meridan State College students in harm's way (not really).
What would have happened to the students if they stayed where they were.
  1. Collect eligible containers
  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!
Michele Jackson, our club member has taken on this role to collect them, so please bring to a meeting and give them to her.
We collect bread tags for recycling to fund wheelchairs,mainly in South Africa.
Caloundra Pacific

Service Above Self

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Caloundra Golf Club
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