Have you made the decision?
Have you thought about the opportunity to help others through organ and tissue donation?
Well we were all challenged to do just that by Alana Cresswell and David Clune of DonateLife. This is the public face of the Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority.
Organ and tissue transplantation is no longer experimental - our Australian surgeons are increadibly skilled. Age is not necessarily a barrier to organ and tissue donations up to the age of 90 years, though it is a factor in the assessment of the viability of potential organs and tissues.
Transplantation is life changing - sad for some and joyous for others. Even in sadness there is the joy that comes from having done something good for others.
The key is the conversation that you have with your family now while you are alive. You can prepare the way by registering to be an organ donor. You can do that here - https://donatelife.gov.au/register-donor-today
You need to prepare the way by having an all important conversation with your family. And here's why:
It is vitally important that you share your wishes with your loved ones, and that you know what their wishes are to. In Australia, and only at the end of life, family members are always asked to confirm the donation decision. Nine in ten families will confirm the donation decision when they know that their loved one is a registered organ donor.
This is a personal decision for each individual, but one that can do so much for others. Check out the opportunity today and make your decision.
Is our community dementia friendly?
Tonight we were joined by Michelle Schlitter and Ann Donaghy from Centacare and learnt what it is like to be a dementia friendly community. As our population ages we all find ourselves confronted in some way with issues that make our lives or those of others less comfortable.
Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a group of illnesses which impact on a person's functioning - memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical function. These illnesses can happen to anyone but they are more common after the age of 65.
Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians. In 2018 there were an estimated 425,416 Australians living with dementia. This is estimated to cost Australia in treatment and management more than $15 billion.
Having and living in a community that cares about people and their needs is especially important for people with early stages of dementia to remain in the community. Centacare, in collaboration with the Coffee Club at Wynnum has established a Memory Cafe. Here is a place where people with dementia and their carers can just be themselves, share stories, discover helpful hints, and enjoy good food and the company of others.
See the details here:
Here is a useful link to more information about dementia - Dementia Australia https://www.dementia.org.au/
There is always something interesting happening in the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Last night we went on a journey of self discovery with Jeremy Scott whose challenges with open heart surgery as an infant led to him riding alone around the world from London to New Zealand. His story is told in:
Fantastic Ship for World Youth Rotary Community Day at Cleveland Showgrounds.
240 ship participants plus support staff and friends were hosted by the Rotary Clubs of the Redlands and Wynum and Manly together with Rylarians and Rotaractors from the District, for a fun afternoon of entertainment and old school sports.Read more...
District 9630 Drought Relief Program
Rotary International Convention 2019
Hear RI President on the RI Convention 2019 here - https://vimeo.com/242312663
Capture the Moment at the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg. Register by 15 December to save.
Around the world, 400 million people can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care, which can result in pain, poverty, and misery. That’s why Rotary members are devoted to fighting and preventing diseases. From offering temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities to designing and building infrastructure to allow doctors, patients, and governments to work together, Rotary members take on efforts both large and small.Read more...
The campaign to end the scourge of poliomyelitis continues - join Rotary in helping to eradicate this disease. Watch this short video to see what your contribution to Rotary achieves.Read more...
What does it mean to practice peace?
Nations observe 21 September as International Day of Peace, a “day of global ceasefire and nonviolence.” Rotary’s commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers, which yearly prepare up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master’s degree program or a three-month certificate program at partner universities worldwide.
- Learn how you can support the Rotary Peace Centers
- Discover 5 reasons to apply for a Rotary Peace Fellowship
In a world where intolerance and violence fueled by religious differences are seemingly increasing, one Rotary club in Indonesia is showing how diversity can help prevent a pandemic threat.Read more...
Mark Huddleston is a Rotarian mover and shaker who is keenly interested in shaping the future of the member clubs of Rotary International. A leader who puts into practice what he proposes, this little book is a valuable read for all, but especially those who are leaders and aspiring leaders of Rotary Clubs.Read more...
Date: Sunday Apr 7, 2019, 12:00 am
Members, family and guests are invited to a Family Picnic Day at Raby Bay Foreshore Park. The weather is cooling off and it will be a great opportunity to get together and get to know each other better.
What to Bring: Please bring chairs, tables and some drinks and savoury or sweet nibbles to share. The Club is providing steaks, sausages, salad and rolls.
Where: Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland
Please register your attendance on the website. If you are bringing your partner, children or acquaintances please follow the prompts to let us know how many and who.View ...
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019, 6:00 pm
Save the date! 5th Annual Diner en Rouge.View ...
We meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm
and aim to finish at 8:00pm.
8 Passage Street, Cleveland Qld
Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 2019, 5:30 pm
Come and join us for a Rotary Meeting with a difference, but with much that is still the same.
First and foremost we would like you to bring an acquaintance - someone you do business with in our community, someone that you know through another community interest. We want your help in introducing new people to the role of Rotary in building better communities. There is a pot of points to be won if you bring someone along whose never been to a Rotary meeting.
We want you to see that we do not have to do things the same way, or in the same location, to enjoy and share our interest in Rotary.
What will be different?
- We will meet at the Redland Bay Golf Club
- We will have prizes based on the points you score in pre-purchasing your tickets and playing games.
- We will raise some funds for the Rotary Foundation, North Queensland Flood relief Appeal, and Dinner En Rouge.
Pre-purchase your ticket and win some easy points!
Register your attendance and that of any others you are bringing on the website in the usual way.View ...
Date: Monday Apr 1, 2019, 6:00 pm
Join us for a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Capalaba. The Rotary Club of Capalaba was inaugurated in 1979 through the efforts of the Rotary Club of Cleveland which wished to start a more localised club in the busy commercial and community centre that is Capalaba.
Please Note that the Meeting Day and Date has Changed
This Meeting is a Joint Meeting with the Rotary Club of Capalaba to celebrate the formation of that Club with a social gathering.
Where: 'Old Bill's Whiskey Bar at the Wellington Point Hotel
Time: The normal meeting time of 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
Register your attendance or apology for the meeting through the website in the usual way.
Please bring partners and guests. Let us know how many and who when you register your attendance.View ...
Date: Tuesday Apr 9, 2019, 6:00 pm
When disaster strikes Rotary is frequently there to help in a short space of time through its Shelter Box Program. Delivered around the world to areas where natural disasters have struck - what is in a box?
Tonight we have the opportunity to learn more about this program and to celebrate the people who make it possible.
Visitors are always welcome in our Club - bring a business acquaintance or friend who may be interested in the work that Rotary does in our community.
There is a Board Meeting after our regular meeting tonight.View ...