Calpac Capers
Calpac Capers 23rd March 2023
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.
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Containers for Change/Bread Tags for Wheelchairs
We've got exciting news! The Queensland Government has announced that we’ll be expanding our 10c drink containers to include wine and spirit bottles from 1 November 2023! You can learn more at
For now, keep recycling these containers through your yellow-top bin or at your nearest transfer station until we’ve got things ready for 1 November.
1. Collect eligible containers (including wine bottles soon)
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.
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