Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

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
Meetings are held each Thursday evening, 6pm for a 6:30pm start at the Caloundra Golf Club.  It is located at 1 Charles Woodward Drive, Caloundra.
Visiting Rotarians and their partners are always welcome to attend and make-up. 
Please call our
        Dinner Co-ordinator, Donna Hammett on 0422 710 752,   or,
        Club Service Director, Ross Harrison on 0418 725 876
to let us know that you are coming so that meals can be arranged. 
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.
We especially welcome Interstate and International Rotarians visiting the Sunshine Coast.  Going to Australia Zoo?  Why not do a make-up at our club while you are here?

Pauline Clayton:  Journalism and politics 17 September 2020

Pauline spoke to the club on aspects of journalism and of politics as she had seen those two disciplines through the course of her working life.
She left school with As in English,shorthand and typing. The latter 2 subjects being the norm for many girls of her era irrespective of their ability.
Her early work was typing material to be used during television broadcasts.  her hard work and ability were recognised and she gained the opportunity to qualify and work in television journalism.
In the course of her presentation Pauline reflected on the changes in journalism over the last decades.  A reflection which suggested to us that modern journalism is now less driven by substantiating facts but more on personalities and opinion making.
Sadly her experiences as a political staffer left us with the impression there had also been a similar decline in traditional standards within the political environment.
The club was entertained by anecdotes of Pauline’s experiences from cadet journalist, to regional newspapers, to the major newspaper houses and personal experiences with their owners.  Her time within the political sphere provided us with anecdotes and intriguing insight of politics outside of the Chamber.

Supporting Teenagers Education Mothering Mentoring
STEMM  - Supporting Teenagers Education Mothering Mentoring
Jacqui Dean, Paul Harris Fellow, creator of and driving force for the STEMM organisation described the work of STEMM, which offers a unique opportunity for teenagers though their pregnancy and motherhood especially where they have no other or little support networks.
Running out of Burnside State High School in an independent unit funded operated by volunteers and self-supporting fundraising. 
It supports teenagers through pregnancy in their preparation for motherhood and also to maintain the development of their own education as they embark motherhood.
The teenagers learn how to be loving mothers, to care for the child ,to balance motherhood and study as they work towards providing opportunity to the child that they had not been able to enjoy.
The school provides assistance which recognises the need to also care for the babies and infants as the mothers engage  in formal study – Tertiary Preparation Pathway, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and  Care, certificate II Business, Literacy, Numeracy, Distance Education, Barista Certificate and First Aid Certificate all contribute to a rich palate of opportunity for the young women to choose from to meet their individual needs.
There are also partnerships with TAFE and the University of the Sunshine Coast as well as vocational courses, all in the context of accommodating and respecting the importance of the mothers being able to care for their infants.
The Club donated $5,000 to assist in maintaining/developing opportunities for each mother and child.
10 September 2020
Providing support to people admitted to hospital in a range of ways
including nearby accommodation for families whose homes
are too far away for there to be frequent and regular visits to the patient
By medical equipment and innovative medical research. 
By providing additional care    
By providing additional medical equipment   .... and more
Our Club has donated $5,000 Wishlist to support families in the Sunshine Coast.

Our hosts Amanda & Wroxton
As part of our Vocational activities, we were guests  of Wroxton and Amanda Innes business, the Saddlery Trading Co on 27 Aug 2020.
Thank you so much to Wroxton & Amanda - you have a very successful business right here in Caloundra.  We enjoyed the great company of the 29 who were there, great food prepared by Mark and his merry little helpers, a tour of the business and most importantly a wonderful time to share friendships. Wroxton and Amanda run a very impressive operation showcasing wise and efficient use of computerisation in all facets of the business.
Impressive caterers                                                                                                                                                 
Now that's a Warehouse  

Food glorious food
Although we are now able to meet back at The Caloundra Golf Club,
we still  need to be vigilant about not spreading the virus.
Please stay safe - keep your distance and wash your hands.
Now we can start planning for the future again
a.  fund raising activities
b.  community support involvement
c.  overseas donations
Please ensure that you find a replacement member
for your duties if you are unable to attend
DutiesOctober 2020November 2020December 2020
Meeting Sergeant Shirley HayesLes Pontin
Fellowship Dan ThomassonGreig Lee-Archer
Room Set Up Don WilkieKevin Curd
International Toast John HayesShirl Hayes-Cornish
Intro Guest Speaker   
Thank Guest Speaker   
Bulletin Editor David JohnstonDavid Johnston
Sergeant at Arms Shirley HayesLes Pontin
DutiesJanuary 2021February 2021March 2021
Meeting SergeantTony LongDavid JohnstonGeoff Leddy
FellowshipPeter HoveyKen HinklyMike Healy
Room Set-upJeff BlakelyAllen MorganGreig Lee-Archer
International ToastDavid MillarBarb BaileyDon Wilkie
Intro Guest Speaker   
Thank Guest Speaker   
Bulletin EditorDavid JohnstonDavid JohnstonDavid Johnston
Sergeant at ArmsTony LongDavid JohnstonGeoff Leddy
DutiesApril 2021May 2021June 2021
Meeting SergeantSuzanne Lee-ArcherStan NawrockiMark Paton
FellowshipRichard HallAllan GillespieHilde de Bruto
Room Set-UpPatrick KingWill WSaterfordJohn Hayes
International ToastDi LathamGraeme BowdenKevin Curd
Intro Guest Speaker   
Thank Guest Speaker   
Bulletin EditorDavid JohnstonDavid JohnstonDavid Johnston
Sergeant at ArmsSuzanne Lee-ArcherStan NawrockiMark Paton
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service Director
International Service
Youth Service
Welfare Officer
Attendance Records Officer
Bulletin Editor
Public Relations
Rotary Foundation Executive
Immediate Past President
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Donna Hammett
    November 1
  • Kevin Leadbetter
    November 3
  • Don Wilkie
    November 5
  • Frank Lunt
    November 10
  • Graeme Bowden
    November 12
  • Greig Lee-Archer
    November 14
  • Mark Paton
    November 18
  • Richard Hall
    November 18
  • Barbara Bailey
    November 19
  • Suzanne Lee-Archer
    November 22
  • Bonnie Lynn
    November 26
  • Hilde de Bruto
    November 29
  • Cedric Gowlett
    December 4
  • Patrick King
    December 10
  • David Millar
    December 13
  • Win Fowles
    December 16
  • Mark McArdle
    December 21
  • Shirl Hayes-Cornish
    December 21
  • Jeff Blakeley
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Amanda Innes
    November 13
  • Suzanne Lee-Archer
    November 22
  • Ben Hogan
    November 24
  • Charlie Tan
    November 25
  • Hilde De Bruto
    November 29
  • Maria Carroll
    December 1
  • Frauke Klink
    December 7
  • Stanley Nawrocki
    December 10
  • Chris Bowden
    December 23
  • John Deakin
    December 28
  • Robyn Hills
    December 28
  • Jeff Blakeley
    December 31
  • Peter Hovey
    Sylvia Hovey
    November 10
  • Greig Lee-Archer
    Suzanne Lee-Archer
    December 2
  • Suzanne Lee-Archer
    Greig Lee-Archer
    December 2
  • Richard Hall
    Laura Hall
    December 9
  • Malou Deakin
    John Deakin
    December 13
  • Tony Long
    Jan Long
    December 27
Join Date:
  • Christine Craig
    December 7, 2017
    3 years
  • Kevin Leadbetter
    December 16, 2001
    19 years
Upcoming Events
  • Xmas Trailer Raffle
    Caloundra, Pelican Waters, Currimundi
    Nov 01, 2020 7:00 AM –
    Dec 20, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Club Meeting
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Dec 03, 2020
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Club Meeting
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Dec 10, 2020
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Cirrus Aircraft
    Dec 14, 2020
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Cirrus Aircraft
    Dec 14, 2020
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Xmas Party
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Dec 17, 2020
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Cirrus Aircraft
    Jan 11, 2021
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Board Meeting
    Cirrus Aircraft
    Jan 11, 2021
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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