If you have Christmas Gift Boxes for Barbara Bailey
please bring to 29th September Meeting
this is the last day to give them in.

President Frank outlined some historical events on this day of the year and explained the meaning of Rotary - the first club rotated their meetings from home to home each week. Frank welcomed our guest speakers Brendan Hogan and Jasmine Wheatley from Wishlist, partners Kath Aspinall, Melinda Pappne Kiss and Stuart Coward, member guest David Wallis and club guests Maria Candida Melo and Iliana Andrade.
International Toast: Peter Higgs
Peter proposed a toast to the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay in Hawaii as he had visited there.
They have a tsunami warning bell (which has gone off) and huge turtles (that wouldn’t fit in Matt’s sling). The area is also used as a filming site because nothing gets in the way. The club provides lifebelts, student scholarships and a food pantry.
Vocational Talk: Ross Harrison
Ross’s first job was a courier service, where he learnt much that has been useful in later life.
He then managed a truck stop in Roma which comprised multiple businesses. This he eventually developed into 30 service stations across southern Queensland. He needed a pilot’s licence, and found he had a passion for aviation, which he retains to this day. Ross is now a sales agent for Cirrus aircraft and has been since 2014.
Directors’ Moments
Youth Service:

Geoff Leddy thanked those who volunteered for the RYDA program this week and said this is one of our most important projects because it saves lives.
That life may well be a friend or relative of yours. For September, we provided road safety education to 273 students from Chancellor State College. So far this year, the total student number is 1073 and $37,000 has been injected into our local community. There were 11 members from Cal Pac involved, providing 110 man hours of volunteered time. Five other Rotary clubs helped, providing a total of 24 Rotarians with a total including Cal Pac of 203 man hours.
There will be two more days on 5 and 6 October with setup on 4 October. More volunteers are needed for these two days.
International Service:

Bruce Radford sumarised our current international activities:
1. Christmas boxes for children overseas who would otherwise receive nothing.
2. fundraising for ROMAC now that treatments have resumed.
3. KIVA loans to start small businesses (now being managed by Marion Schultz),
4. Malou Deakin’s work for students in the Philippines.
There is also interest in
a) finding a suitable twin club overseas and
b) in sending another work party to the Solomon Islands if COVID and the political situation permit.
We have a container full of gear over there.
Bruce also has 90 Cal Pac Emergency Medical Information Books which should be distributed to individuals, pharmacies or aged care homes.
These books can save people’s lives.
Members’ Moments: Tony Long

Tony advertised our Golf Day on 7 October and displayed the trophy for the winners.
He thanked Sebastien for providing donuts again, Les for acting as auctioneer again and Ross for doing the ball drop from his helicopter again.
Funds raised will go to Lifeflight (a helicopter rescue service) and STEPS.
There will be some surprise entertainment on the night.
We still need a few more volunteers, if you can put your hand up!
See the list of things that need to be done as part of the ongoing maintenance of the CCSA Hall in Nutley Street, Caloundra.
In the past the Club have helped with these duties and it would be appreciated if you could help again now in some way.
The tasks to be done are listed and categorised (Heavy Duty, Medium Duty etc) and the equipment needed is listed.
Please text me to indicate the task you wish to engage with before 6th October.
If you have any questions, please give me a call.
Many thanks in advance for your help.
Frank Lunt
Ph 0412 968 957 / email nudgee64@hotmail.com
Marion Schultz kindly provided dessert for each of us once again.
Thank you Marion.


President’s Comments:
Frank explained the new regionalisation initiative, the aim being to reduce the disturbing loss of 1.4 million Rotarians in the last 10 years.
Frank provided handouts comparing the Old Rotary model with New Rotary and likened Old Rotary to a corner store and New Rotary to a conglomerate (like Shell).
DGs will be on Regional Councils and will present ideas from Rotary members. That is the vision.
If clubs agree, interim Councils will be trialed until full operation of the new model in 2026.
A vote of members was taken and we said YES.
Riki Tiki: Tania Cherry
Tania asked questions about the late Queen Elizabeth and Melinda Pappne Kiss was the eventual winner.
Guest Speakers

Jacqueline Coward introduced Brendan Hogan (CEO) and Jasmine Wheatley from Wishlist.

Brendan likened their program to ours – it is all about service.
They support patients, families and staff on the Sunshine Coast and at Gympie.

He was really impressed with our Four Way Test, which he related to the Wishlist program.
Wishlist provides Coffee Houses at Nambour and Gympie hospitals and a short-term accommodation service for visiting relatives.
Their clown doctors are doing a great job ... laughter is the best medicine!
Sebastien Mortaud gave a vote of thanks saying he didn’t realise just how much Wishlist does.

Induction Ceremony
Melinda and Peter Papp
Mark Paton introduced Melinda Pappne Kiss and inducted her into our club.
President Frank then presented her with her dinner badge and Rotary information (along with her Riki Tiki prize – a scratchie).
Badges had also arrived for Jacqueline Coward and Peter Papp.

Sergeant: Mark Paton
Mark managed to fine most of us for our misdeeds and his Dad jokes proved he is quite a wit
Some would say I am only half right!
Raffle: Les Pontin and Graeme Bowden
Many magnificent prizes were won and enjoyed.
Socialising before our meeting started at the Caloundra Golf Club