Calpac Capers
Notes from the last meeting... 9 Sep 2021
International Toast
Malou D gave the International Toast to the Tagbilaran Rotary Club of Bohol in the Philippines.
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Vocation Talk by David M
David was borin in Kilcoy in 1947 and got into dairies and piggeries. He later got pretty good at property developments and marketing real estate leading to the establishment of David Millar Real Estate in Caloundra.
Director Moments
Ross H announced Gordon W daughter Janine Watson won a bronze medal in the paralympics in Tokyo, the first ever medal for Australia in Taekwondo. For more information, click here.
Ross also invited all Rotarians and families to the Cirrus Aircraft hangar for the 'Australiana' social night on 30 September 2021. 
Geoff L asked for volunteers for RYDA during October.
Dan T advised that the duty roster has been completed to the end of 2021. If you cannot complete your duty for any reason, please find a replacement and advise Dan.
Will Waterford potentially has a new member to join the club.
Presidents Report
Christmas cake orders are beginning with a variety of cakes available - please let Greig LA know or place order directly with Yvonne H.
Cancer Council Relay for Life was attended by four calpac members for setup and administration duties.
Member Moments
Win F announced a variety of upcoming guest speakers. For a list of upcoming speakers please view the event calendar on the website.
Frank L singing the national anthem:
Riki Tiki
Peter H questioned club members on 'what happened on this day in history'. Mike H triumphed.
Guest Speakers
Geoff L gave a comprehensive and entertaining talk on the probus organisation. If you are interested in joining Probus, please get in contact with Geoff.
Last week Vocational Talk
A few errors were made in last week's Calpac Capers concerning Win's Vocational Talk. Please find below corrected version:
Born in Sydney and raised in Brisbane, Sydney and Mooloolaba, Win attended schools in Brisbane and Sydney. He entered the Royal Military College at Duntroon, ACT, in 1963 and graduated in 1966. Typical of Army service, Win served in five states and territories of Australia, with a total of 21 postings through his 28 year career, including postings to USA, UK and South Vietnam. He was mainly involved in transport, trade training and logistics. He left the service with the rank of Colonel. In civilian life he ran buses for Brisbane Transport, an arm of Brisbane City Council, on Brisbane's southside for four years and later became a consultant in the areas of leadership, logistics and productivity. Win and Sandy have three children.
Invitation to tour USC Moreton Bay campus

Event: Rotary Visit to USC Moreton Bay Campus

Overview:  The Moreton Bay Region has the lowest tertiary participation rates in Australia but USC is aiming to change this through its new state of the art campus at Petrie. Join together with fellow Rotarians, USC staff and the Head of Campus, Professor Karen Becker, to learn about the vision for the new USC Moreton Bay Campus followed by a campus tour. The combined Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast have a long and important partnership with USC through the Rotary USC Community Fund (RUSCCF) which was established in 1996-97. Over the past 25 years, the RUSCCF has contributed more than $200,000 to support over 60 USC recipients with a Rotary Postgraduate Scholarship.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Time: 10:00am-12:00 noon

Address: 1 Moreton Parade, Petrie (next to the Petrie train station)

Room: meet in the main auditorium

Transport: Plan to carpool or make your own way to campus.  Public transport also encouraged via Petrie train station. Parking information will be provided closer to the date.

Itinerary (times are approximate):

  • 10:00-10:30am: guests arrive and morning tea served near main auditorium. Complimentary morning tea will be provided by USC.
  • 10:30am: welcome, presentation and Q&A with USC Moreton Bay Head of Campus, Professor Karen Becker
  • 11:15am-12:00: campus tour
  • 12:00 noon - visit concludes
  • Lunch: visitors to make own arrangements for lunch off campus

RSVP: Please RSVP to me by Tuesday 21st September.

USC Moreton Bay | Study locations | University of the Sunshine Coast

Our next guest speaker
On Thursday 16 September 2021, Heather Christie talks about what the RSL really does.
CRUSH WINES » Summer Poppy becomes the Official Wine of ...
And on the 23 September, Noel Dennett talks about Qantas Royal Flights
DG Cluster Visit
The DG cluster visit to Australia Zoo has been postponed to Sunday 17 October 2021. An email invitation has been sent to all members. If you need a hand registering please email President Greig LA.
Containers for Change
  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
For more information contact Eve!
Joke of the week
By Mr Allen M.
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Club Roster 2021-22
16 September 2021
Fellowship:  Trevor S
Room Setup:  Tania C
Sergeant:  Mark P
International Toast:  Suzanne LA
Vocational Talk:  Patrick K
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Patrick K
Thank Guest Speaker:  Bonnie L
If you cannot fulfil your duty for any reason or you want to help to complete your duty please call Dan on 0437 110 029!
23 September 2021
Fellowship:  Kevin C
Room Setup:  Win F
Sergeant:  Mark P
International Toast:  Tania C
Vocational Talk:  Mary B
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Allan G
Thank Guest Speaker:  Cedric G
30 September 2021
7 October 2021
Fellowship:  Ross H
Room Setup:  Matthew L
Sergeant:  Christine C
International Toast:  Dan T
Vocational Talk:  Di L
Introduce Guest Speaker:  David J
Thank Guest Speaker:  Mike H
14 October 2021
Fellowship:  Donna H
Room Setup:  Stan N
Sergeant:  Christine C
International Toast:  Peter H
Vocational Talk:  Richard H
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Tania C
Thank Guest Speaker:  Graeme C
21 October 2021
Fellowship:  Ian A
Room Setup:  Michael B
Sergeant:  Will W
International Toast:  Graeme B
Vocational Talk:  Geoff L
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Christine C
Thank Guest Speaker:  Di L
28 October 2021
Fellowship:  Graham C
Room Setup:  Kevin C
Sergeant:  Will W
International Toast:  Win F
Vocational Talk:  Frank L
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Allan G
Thank Guest Speaker:  Donna H
4 November 2021
Fellowship:  Malou D
Room Setup:  Mike H
Sergeant:  Suzanne LA
International Toast:  Ross H
Vocational Talk:  Eve M
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Peter H
Thank Guest Speaker:  Donna H
11 November 2021
Fellowship:  Cedric G
Room Setup:  Wroxton I
Sergeant:  Suzanne LA
International Toast:  David J
Vocational Talk:  Dan T
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Patrick K
Thank Guest Speaker:  Brian R
18 November 2021
Fellowship:  Di L
Room Setup:  Geoff L
Sergeant:  David M
International Toast:  Suzanne LA
Vocational Talk:  Will W
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Tony L
Thank Guest Speaker:  Frank L
25 November 2021
Fellowship:  Bryan M
Room Setup:  Allen M
Sergeant:  David M
International Toast:  Bonnie L
Vocational Talk:  Barbara B
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Eve M
Thank Guest Speaker:  Mark M
2 December 2021
9 December 2021
Fellowship:  Stan N (Santa)
Room Setup:  Mark P (Rudolph)
Sergeant:  Les P (Dasher)
International Toast:  Matthew L (Dancer)
Vocational Talk:  Kevin C (Prancer)
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Les P (Vixen)
Thank Guest Speaker:  Bruce R (Comet)
D9620 Gist
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Photo Albums
Annual Changeover 2021
Upcoming Events
Club Meeting Speaker Noel Dennett
Caloundra Golf Club
Sep 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Social Night
Cirrus Aircraft
Sep 30, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Golf Day
Oct 01, 2021
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Oct 04, 2021
Club Meeting Guest Speaker the real Tony Long
Caloundra Golf Club
Oct 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting - October
Ross Harrison's Hangar
Oct 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting
Caloundra Golf Club
Oct 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Assembly - Australia Zoo
Australia Zoo
Oct 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Meeting Guest Speaker Cr Terry Landsborough
Caloundra Golf Club
Oct 21, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting Guest Speaker Graeme Smith
Caloundra Golf Club
Oct 28, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Mike Healy
September 16
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Jan Long
September 23
Graeme Bowden
Chris Bowden
September 7
Mark Paton
Lisa Paton
September 10
Join Date
Ian Aspinall
September 8, 2016
5 years
Les Pontin
September 11, 1987
34 years
Bonnie Lynn
September 14, 2020
1 year
Mathew Lynn
September 14, 2020
1 year
Cedric Gowlett
September 21, 1978
43 years
Diana Latham
September 27, 2012
9 years
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