Sergeant Mark asked us to lend him our ears, and introduced President Frank who reminded us that Ludwig van Beethoven died on this very day. Michael Berris said he is now decomposing!

Frank welcomed guest Peter Harding and partners May Gowlett, Lynette Wallis, Donna Waterford, Maria Carroll and Lyn Mason.
We sang Happy Birthday to Bryan on his birthday.

International Toast

Christine proposed a toast to Rotary International, which comprises many different types of clubs all over the the world.
Member’s Talk
David Millar, a long-term real estate agent in our local area, presented a history of real estate on the Sunshine Coast and outlined the current state of play in the industry.
Directors’ and Members’ Moments
Peter Hovey was looking for one more candidate for our Pride of Workmanship evening. Tony Long was able to oblige.
Will announced that Peter Harding is to be inducted as a new member.
Bruce summarised the current international service program – the Philippines Outreach Project, KIVA, Operation Christmas Child, the Türkiye/Syria Disaster Response, ROMAC support, the Solomon Islands Project and The Rotary Foundation. He appealed for any old mobile phones and laptops for Malou’s work.
Christine told us how Di Latham was doing. A working bee to support her is planned.
Guest Speakers
Bruce introduced Stephanie Whelan, CEO of Equityworks on the Sunshine Coast, and three employees: Drew Russell, Payge Hollis and Cobi Burrell.
This organisation was started 23 years ago to help people of all ages with intellectual or physical disabilities obtain employment. Their message is “everyone is employable.” They connect the disabled with employers through a process of customised employment. A person’s skills, abilities and passions are identified and then matched with a suitable employer – the discovery process.  Drew and Payge work as mentors and show by example what can be achieved. Potential employees never ask for a job. Work experience opportunities are organised so they can showcase their skills and find their niche. The team believes that work matters – it is not just about the pay but about increasing self worth and interacting with the community.
Steph thanked us for the opportunity and passed on her appreciation to all members. Her team would love to visit any of the members’ businesses and learn more about them.
David Wallis thanked the speakers, saying their work dovetails well with the spirit of Rotary.

Sergeant Mark came up with his usual supply of jokes, and fined all those who had escaped the dreaded COVID – there were quite a few.
Riki Tiki

Peter Higgs asked questions about the Solomon Islands, and Maria Carroll came out on top.
Marion won the coveted meat tray.
National Anthem - Frank led the singing as usual but we are all still singing “YOUNG and free”. Yes, we all like to think we are young …… or perhaps we don’t think we are ONE.
Here are pics of the 2013 construction and unveiling (by Cr Tim Dwyer) of our club's Rotary Peace Haven stone and plaque at Shelly Beach. The project was initiated by Jon Jones during Barb Bailey's presidential year. Many members helped with the digging, concreting and landscaping. Some are shown in the pics.

CalPac has at least one of its community projects permanently on display for Caloundra locals and visitors. The Information Centre on Caloundra Road was another earlier CalPac construction project but it is no longer supported by the council.

Members, especially newer members, may want to visit Shelly Beach and check out the club's Rotary Peace Haven.
It's still there.
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 -
  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, Ross Harrison on 0418 725 876, to let us know that you are coming so that meals can be arranged.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Community Service
Vocational Service Director
Club Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Service Director
Club Youth Protection Officer
Environmental Service Director
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