Calpac Capers
July Theme - New Leadership
From the last meeting... 8 July 2021
Michael Berris welcomed members and guests to the meeting and gave an Acknowledgement of Country as a tribute to Naidoc Week 4-11 July.
The Royal Toast and Rotary grace were celebrated.
President Greig
Welcomed guest speaker Michael Henning, visiting Rotarian Stuart Coward, Kath Aspinall and club members.
Will Waterford announced that Mary Barber has signed membership forms to join Calpac. Her application will be submitted to the Board.
International Toast
David Millar (52nd Rotary anniversary) gave the toast to Lae/Min Gulf Rotary Club (originally the Rabaul Rotary Club). The club meets each Tuesday evening at the Lae International Hotel and is led by President Katherine Galo. The club uses a Charity Golf Day and Black Tie Ball to raise funds for its service programs.
Vocational Talk
Born at the end of WWII, Bruce Radford earned an Agricultural Science Degree and Masters Degree from the University of Queensland. For the next 43 years he conducted research, for the Qld Gov around the Biloela and Toowoomba areas. His studies concerned: soil computation, controlled traffic farming, soil salinity and sustainable agriculture.
Bruce's research has been widely adopted by the grain industry and has had a huge impact.
Directors Moment
Matt Lyn advised that Take Action for Pumicestone Passage was a success this morning. The Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific will continue to contribute to the group on the second Thursday morning of each month. The group will primarily focus on the area between Bills Boat Hire and the jetty.
Peter Hovey announced that the vocational talks roster will be completed shortly and amalgamated into the club's duty roster.
Secretary Christine Craig is continuing to advertise the Rotary Rummage Sale to be held at 9am on 17th July 2021 at the CCSA Hall. Volunteers are needed - please contact Christine if you are available to help.
Geoff Leddy reminded members that RYDA will continue in 2021-22. Please refer to the club calendar for dates. Members who wish to assist should contact Geoff.
Treasurer Brian Reith requested the payment of half yearly dues as soon as possible. These were due on the 30 June 2021. If you are having difficulties paying please let Brian know.
Will Waterford has contacted Maroochydore members to let them know the Rotary journey can continue at our club. Maroochydore requested volunteers to assist in their mock interviews which they have been successfully conducting for years.
President Greig thanked members who attending the changeover dinner and thanked Robyn Hills for her photography.
Allocation of members to directorships for 2021-22 is underway - directors are creating plans for their year and will discuss with committee members soon.
Members are encouraged to attend the cluster get together at Australia Zoo on the 1st August 2021. Please see the calendar for more information. DG Wendy will present her plans for the Rotary year.
Christine Craig has sent out a request for input on the ban of single use plastics set for 10 August 2021 5:30 to 6:30pm.
President attend the Rotary Club of Caloundra changeover and gained a new perspective on this event. Enjoyable dinner.
Jason Hunt has submitted his application to become an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific. His application will be considered by the board.
Guest Speaker
Michael Henning, CEO of Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre, addressed members about the Sleep Bus project implemented by his organisation. Michael outlined the purchase of two buses to assist in the homelessness crisis of the Sunshine Coast. Each bus has been retrofitted to fit a number of persons and includes bed, toilet, air-con, usb facilities and lighting. A number of organisations will be involved to assist the Sleep Buses including Orange Sky laundry services, SunBus and many other health services.
Joke of the week
  1. A man walks into a library and asks the librarian for books about paranoia. She whispers, "They're right behind you!"

  2. Want to hear a roof joke? The first one's on the house.

  3. What should you do if you're attacked by a group of clowns? Go straight for the juggler.

  4. Why don't koalas count as bears? They don't have the right koalafications.

  5. A cement mixer and a prison bus crashed on the highway. Police advise citizens to look out for a group of hardened criminals.

"Some people eat snails. They must not like fast food."
Club Roster 2021-22
22 July
Fellowship:  Malou D
Room Setup:  Ian A
Sergeant:  Frank L
International Toast:  Donna H
Vocational Talk:  Malou D
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Patrick K
Thank Guest Speaker:  Kevin C
29 July
5 August
Fellowship:  Donna H
Room Setup:  Mathew L
Sergeant:  Patrick K
International Toast:  Christine C
Vocational Talk:  Patrick King
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Bonnie L
Thank Guest Speaker:  Diana L
12 August
Fellowship:  Graeme B
Room Setup:  Stan N
Sergeant:  Geoff L
International Toast:  Mike H
Vocational Talk:  Graeme B
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Tony L
Thank Guest Speaker:  Graeme C
19 August
Fellowship:  Greig L
Room Setup:  Dan T
Sergeant:  Tania C
International Toast:  Wroxton I
Vocational Talk:  Wroxton I
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Barabara B
Thank Guest Speaker:  Mark P
26 August
Fellowship:  Will W
Room Setup:  Dan T
Sergeant:  Tania C
International Toast:  Michael B
Vocational Talk:  Ian A
Introduce Guest Speaker:  Suzanne L
Thank Guest Speaker:  Will W
Not attending that night? That is ok, please find a replacement member and notify Dan by email at or sms 0437 110 029.
CIRRUS AIRCRAFT Opera in the Hangar
Saturday, 28th August 2021
Gates open at 5:30 pm
Performance is 7 pm till 10 pm
Interval 8.15 pm till 8.45 pm
Queensland Air Museum
7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra West.
NOTE: Please use QR coding app to record your attendance on entry.
Supporting - ending youth suicide. Please donate here.
More information:
  • Dress code: After 5 wear but bring a jacket, it could get chilly
  • Glass of sparkling wine and paella on arrival. Paella is nut free / gluten free / dairy free.
  • Tables of 8
  • Bar available before performance and in the interval (EFTPOS available)
  • Coffee available to buy from SipNsnack
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    Corbould Park Racecourse
    Jul 28, 2021
    No Meeting
    Jul 29, 2021
    DG Visit - All Clubs in Cluster and all members
    Australia Zoo
    Aug 01, 2021
    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    National Tree Day Sunshine Coast
    Doonan Creek Environment Reserve
    Aug 01, 2021
    9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Club Meeting - Speaker - Greig Lee-Archer
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Aug 05, 2021
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Board Meeting - August
    Ross Harrison's Hangar
    Aug 09, 2021
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    Ekka Show Holiday
    Aug 11, 2021
    Club Meeting Speaker Tomas Lang
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Aug 12, 2021
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Club Meeting Speaker John Armstrong
    Caloundra Golf Club
    Aug 19, 2021
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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    Aug 22, 2021
    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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