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President Frank Lunt
Frank opened meeting with some comparisons of wealth given the sudden fall in Share values across the board this last week or so.
John Rockefeller’s wealth was first to reach US$1 Bn in 1916. Adjusted for inflation would now be US$24.7Bn.
Elon Musk’s is estimated to be worth US$263.2 Bn this year.
More than 10x Rockefeller (Rockefeller stopped generating cash in 1937 upon his death!)
P Frank and the Editor are pushing for our second Billion – we have given up on the first!!!
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Cedric Gowlett was acknowledged for his 44 years of Rotary Service this month.
Cedric due to health issues tendered his resignation – his service receiving a standing ovation. Bravo Cedric!!
(the Editor feels there maybe another announcement in the next few weeks – stay tuned)
International Toast:

Bonnie Lynn proposed a Toast to RC Montevideo Uruguay foundered in 1918.
President – Miguel A. Aguerre 2022-23.
Major ongoing Community Project to combat human trafficking.
Vocational Talk:
Peter Higgs shared a major accomplishment with Members – receiving 5 Gold Stars at the 2000 Adelaide Rose and Garden show for his landscaping genius (widen the doors!!). Whilst it was Peter’s employer who was invited to participate, it was Peter who designed and constructed the display. He did share that he needed help on the last day of 4 days allowed to finish off some paving. Modestly Peter did advise that his 5 Gold Stars would only get him into the top 10 at Brian Reith’s Chelsea UK Garden show.
Still a fantastic result Peter – well done.

President’s Comments:
 Working Bee at CCSA Hall – expected to be Saturday 8 th October 2022 (8.00am to 12 noon).
An email was sent to all members this week outlining a list of tasks for completion. There are a number of tasks and these have been categorised Light / Medium / Heavy Labour.
Members are encouraged to assist but only in the areas they are comfortable with.
 New Member orientation night on the 5 th September was a success with a sharing of Rotary information to those new members but also the opportunity to ask questions in a safe environment.
 DG Tim Keeler will be attending our meeting next Thursday preceded by a meeting with the Board at 5.00pm for around an hour. Tim will address the meeting for around 30 minutes. This is a formal night with the of wearing Badges and Medals encouraged. Dress code should be neat casual – shorts are “not” encouraged.
 Regionalisation Vote was placed in the affirmative by the due date.

Rotarian of the Month:
Awarded via “Captain’s” pick – P Frank, to Marion Schultz for the month of September following participation in - RYDA, Share A Meal, Raffles at West End to Broadway in the Hangar and some pretty darn tasty treats for dessert at some meetings during this month. Well done Marion.
   
Induction – Kathern Aspinall:
Kath has transferred from the RC of Caloundra to continue her work in the Youth area under Youth Director Geoff Leddy.
CALPAC Members formed our usual (before COVID) circle of friendship to welcome Kath, who joins husband Ian at CALPAC.

Director’s Moments:
 Will Waterford updated Members that Maria Melo and her wife Ilana very much enjoyed their introduction to CALPAC a couple of weeks ago and will visit again in the short term. Will passed on a message / request to Members for anybody who could provide an introduction to a reputable car salesperson for Maria / Ilana who will be in need of a car.
Members Moments:
 Suzanne Lee-Archer reported the Inner Wheel Fashion Parade at the CCSA Hall on the 17 th September 2022 was very successful with net funds – to be used to purchase a wheel chair for the disabled which can be used on sand. Full details are still to be released when final profit figure is calculated.
 Barb Bailey – advised that between Rotary and her Church group, 60 Christmas Boxes will be shipped overseas. The boxes will be accompanied by a representative to ensure they are delivered to needy children. The editor understands donors will be advised at a later date which country their box was set to.
 Michele Jackson advised the visit to Chen Rezig a Buddhist Study, Retreat and Meditation Centre in the Hinterland for Saturday 15 th October 2022 has attracted 4 starters. There is room for more. Michele works with the Centre and is eager to share those experiences with Members. The plan: convoy leaving Caloundra about 9 am (car-pooling is encouraged) to begin the tour at around 10.45 am to around 1.00pm (lunch will be available – all home grown / vegetarian made dishes).
Please contact Michele for further details.
 Greig Lee-Archer ask if there was anybody else able to assist with the set-up of the Cancer Council Relay For Life Event at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 8/10/2022. 
(Unfortunately the same day as the CCSA Hall maintenance day).
If you are able to assist, please contact Greig – 0408 900 015.
Guest Speaker – Very capably Introduced by Greg Rayment
Past DG Darryl Iseppi spoke about the importance of “Rotary Branding” and the need to continue to support the Rotary Foundation Polio Fund to ensure RI maximises the contributions by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Polio is still alive – we must keep pressing on with our eradication program.
On the 24/11 2022 there will be a dinner – probably in Nambour to raise funds for Polio. Further details will be shared when to hand. Rotary Branding encompasses many facets.
1.  Public Image Platforms – via Facebook (share and tag), Websites and any other electronic method available. Decide “What is our Message” – be specific about how and what we are doing. Who we are supporting and why? Get members and others from the community and other organisations excited and want to be involved.
2. Include anybody who would be interested in the recipient of a Rotary donation to be there at the presentation.
3. Membership remains a very high priority – have a plan to target industries and or age groups. Darryl dismissed the notion younger people are too busy with families and other
commitments. Encourage them to be involved in whatever they can – understanding that the involvement, at least initially, maybe somewhat spasmodic.
4.  Rotary does not intend to spend the same dollars as McDonalds or Google but we must be smart and use all medians to attract members / sponsors and general support.
WE NEED TO GET THE ROTARY MESSAGE OUT THERE FOR ALL TO HEAR OUR BEST KEPT SECRETS!!!!
Thank you by David Millar
Sergeant – Tania Cherry
Becoming at Pro at this job!!!
Money was suitably extracted from Members for various deeds and indiscretions.
RIKI TIKI – Les Pontin jumped in, in Melinda’s absence with Bruce Radford taking the scratchy.
Raffle – by Les Pontin and Graeme Bowden many prizes won and enjoyed.
 
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles de Gaulle, French general & president
 
 
 
With Ian Baker Finch after the Annual Golf Day 2016
Walk for Mental Health in 2017
 
 
 
Geoff Leddy & Tony Long
Sept 2022 - Getting Ready.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness programme, RYDA at SSC Turf Club, Corbould Park, Caloundra - 13th September 2022.
Experience counts and it is only gained with time on the road - this programme is designed to make young drivers become aware of what could and might happen and to be prepared for it and hopefully prevent accidents and save lives, including their own.
             
  1. Collect eligible containers
  2. Take them to a container refund point - https://www.containersforchange.com.au/qld/where-to-return
  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.
 
 
 
 
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