Calpac Capers
Calpac Capers 8th September 2022
International Toast

Geoff Leddy proposed a Toast to the RC of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
With an impending visit to the Cook Islands the toast appears fitting.
RC of Rarotonga is in District 9920, which is the largest maritime District in Rotary and encompasses 53 clubs including those in New Zealand, Fiji and the Cook Islands etc. The Club was formed in 1969 and meet at 5.30 for 6.00 at the Creative Centre in Tupapa.
Current President is Peter French. Main annual fund raiser appears to be a sponsored Golf Day similar to that of CALPAC – Hole in One, nearest to the Pin with a major prize of a motorbike – the preferred mode of transport on the island. They support a local Rotaract Club and a local health clinic with the golf day supporting a men’s health clinic.
Vocational Talk

Barbara Bailey provided insight to her other and continuing passion, the Ministry.
Eldest of 7 with her father being a Minister. At the age of 13 moved to Toowoomba after medical issues forced her father to retire early. Stayed 37 years.
Became a lay preacher and lead tours to China twice in the 1980’s, also Indian Pacific, WA, Norfolk and Lord Howe to name a few. Whilst having travelled to 55 countries – still felt unfulfilled until invited into the Ministry (rather than applying) – a huge honour. Known from time to time as;
Hughenden, Pastor, Father and Popess!!
First posting Burdekin Ayr then on to- Home Hill USA United Methodist Church New World Missioner. Missouri Kentucky Tennessee Kansas.
Ric’s (husband) ill health took them back to Toowoomba. Completing her Masters – Barbara became the first female as Presbytery Minister Bowen arriving before the 1997 flood. Was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for work particularly during the flood.
Retired in Caloundra although being a Locum at 18 pharmacies and supply ministry at Coolum, Kawana, Glasshouse, Nambour and Kingaroy.
As a Rotarian – CALPAC President twice and has been on our Board for half of her Rotary tenure.
2019 humbled Barbara with the awarding of an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to Pharmacy, the Ministry and Rotary.
Whilst widowed 12 years ago, has an obsession for Mahjong and of course a passion for the Ministry.
President’s Comments

*  The Club has welcomed 10 new members over the last 12 months and it is clear we all need to work harder at introducing those members into the Club.
Progress the “Mentor Program”, highlight what our Club has done and does. Encourage all members to discuss ideas and concerns with their assigned Director or President.
* Working Bee at CCSA Hall – expected to be Saturday 8 th October 2022 (8.00am to 12 noon).
An email was sent to all members this week outlining a list of tasks for completion. There are a number of tasks and these have been categorised Light / Medium / Heavy Labour.
Members are encouraged to assist but only in the areas they are comfortable with.
Members Moments
Bonnie Lynn advised the plaque is in place at “Happy Valley” commemorating the work of “Share a Meal” founders - Dawn Wilson and Pat Kinghorn.
The official unveiling will be Thursday 15 th September (I’m guessing between 4.00pm and 6.00pm).
Bonnie to confirm and another notice sent to members. Members are encouraged to attend for the short ceremony.
Suzanne Lee-Archer reminded and invited all ladies (Members and friends, family…) to attend
the Inner Wheel Fashion Parade at the CCSA Hall Saturday 17 th September 2022.
Cost $25.00 ph (includes bubbles on arrival, High Tea and tea / coffee).
Contact Suzanne – 0407 580 800 to purchase a ticket.
Barb Bailey - reminder - filling of “shoe boxes” – Operation Christmas Child.
The shoe boxes are for underprivileged children overseas. Items need to be new and small enough to fit in the prescribed box. (Must use the Boxes supplied as they are of a size designed to fit the method of transport). It appeared to the Editor that all “shoe box” stock was taken up by Members and in fact more “shoe boxes” will be required.
If you need a “shoe box” (or additional boxes) please contact Barb Bailey.
* Les Pontin reminded Members that the Friends For Friends of CCSA has commenced an afternoon of entertainment every Friday between 1.00 and 3.00pm at the hall Nutley Street Caloundra. $10.00 includes - Music, Bingo, Hoy games, 10 lucky door prizes, Raffles and afternoon tea.
Enquiries: Bernice – 0403 131 586 OR Colleen 0438 924 366.
Please support this initiative if at all possible – you will meet new people and importantly have a fun afternoon.
* Bryan Mason drew our attention to page 23 of this months Rotary Down Under with an article on ROMAC’s latest triumph with Melenaite (born in Tonga) to remove a massive 2.5kg tumour. Melenaite weighted 4.7kg prior to the operation – now weighs only 2.2kg!!!
This is where funds raised from our Clubs annual Trivia Night is directed.
* Michelle Jackson is arranging a visit to Chen Rezig a Buddhist Study, Retreat and Meditation Centre in the Hinterland for Saturday 15 th October 2022.
Michelle works with the Centre and is eager to share those experiences with Members.
The plan: Convoy leaving Caloundra (car pooling is encouraged) to begin the tour at around 10.45am to around 1.00pm (vegetarian lunch will be available – all home grown / made dishes).
Please contact Michelle for further details.
Guest Speaker - Matt Lynn
Introduced by Suzanne Lee-Archer
Matt Lynn provided some fantastic insights to our Shark population and the use of Nets and Drum Lines along our coast line.
The Editor admits to being fascinated by the subject and taking notes was considered secondary!!
You really should have been there – if you weren’t!
Sharks -
1. Are 450 million years old
2. There are 450 different species
3. Only 3 coastal sharks that have been harmful to humans in the past; Tiger Shark, Bull Shark and Great White Shark (the Whale Shark is a deep water shark)
4. Hunting: Hearing – good for the first 1 km; Smell – up to 100 meters; Vision – 30 meters (not that good!!)
Pressure – via lines down the sides of their bodies; Close quarters - Electro receptors – pores in skin filled with gel, around 50cm;
Taste and Touch – not good for humans usually. Humans who are bitten are considered to be unlucky as we are not the food of choice for sharks.
5. Nets and Drum lines: whilst a controversial subject, Matt’s view is these measures snare many different species of marine life (from whales to turtles) with sharks being a relatively small percentage of the total catch. The main argument for Nets and Drums lines being they protect humans from being attacked by sharks.
6. Reasons for shark attacks -
** Poor visibility (particularly after heavy rain and near rivers/estuaries), mistaken identity, use of their mouth to identify objects/prey.
** In the middle of a school of bait fish - Competitive/territorial
7. The final facts – in brief.
427 Sharks verses 279 Marine Turtles caught in nets in the past 10 years. Not really a lot of sharks but too many Marine Turtles.
Whilst Matt enjoys surfing amongst the sharks he is not advocating that you do it!

No doubt the editor missed numerous valuable pieces of information – but again you should have been there!
Thank you – Di Latham.
Sergeant – Mark Paton
Again used his quick and smart wit to extract fines from most members.
Raffle – by Les Pontin and Graeme Bowden many prizes won and enjoyed.
Clownfish wearing clown hat and nose
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West End to Broadway in the Hangar
27TH AUGUST 2022
An outstanding success!
Lots more photos on our Facebook page
Big Thank you to Cirrus Aircraft for your Sponsorship
Thank You to Our Song Sponsors - all from Caloundra!
Jason Hunt MP
 Henzells Real Estate Agency     Paloma Paloma
   McGraths Real Estate       Pacific Ford
50 yrs! Sunstate Jewellers      Sweet Charlotte Studio
Donation of a canvas for Auction
Bluey’s Photography, SSC   
Our Raffle Prize Sponsors – a big thank you!
ROBYN HILLS Photography
 YourMates Brewing   SSC Turf Club (2 prizes)   Moffat Beach Brewery
       BeachTree Distilling Co     Sunshine Coast Skydivers 
Not forgetting all the "workers"
Club Members and friends
Volunteers from the Qld Air Museum
Blast from the past
With Ian Baker Finch after the Annual Golf Day 2016
Walk for Mental Health in 2017
Containers for Change/Bread Tags for Wheelchairs
  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!
Michele Jackson, our club member has taken on this role to collect them, so please bring to a meeting and give them to her.
We collect bread tags for recycling to fund wheelchairs,mainly in South Africa.
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