RYLA Helped Maddison refocus on studies
Maddison Bartnik, our RYLA attendee for 2018 told us how her participation at RYLA really helped her to refocus on the double degree she is studying, and to cope better with stress. Her grandfather, Allan Tully, nominated Maddison for the award and is justifiably very proud of his granddaughter and her achievements. With a renewed focus, lots of new friends from the RYLA Camp, and a new confidence in dealing with the stresses she faces, Maddison is well on her way to complete her studies at UQ in about 18 months, and thanked Rotary Club of Cleveland for enabling her to attend RYLA.
Inspirational members - Yu-Min Sun and Bob Neich
What an inspiration to all is Yu-Min, as she tells us about her experience on Efate Island in Vanuatu, with a group from Cleveland District State High School, setting up 3 libraries in primary schools over the recent holidays. An interactive, informative and entertaining presentation.
Also inspirational was the Member's Corner by Bob Neich, our newest member but by no means new to Rotary. How one man can achieve so much in the name of Rotary International is amazing - hopefully we can hear more of some of Bob's work in Timor Leste in the near future.
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Dan Holzapfel Park
On Wednesday 25th July, Dan Holzapfel attended a meeting of the Redland City Council, where he was honoured to learn that the area formerly known as Sandy Drive Park, Victoria Point, is being renamed Dan Holzapfel Park. The name was nominated by Ray McAllister of Renaissance Retirement village, and the name plate was presented by Mayor Karen Williams and Deputy Mayor Lance Hewlett, Councillor for that Ward.
Finally! Sensory Garden working bee.
What started with an idea in the 2013-2014 year, followed through the years with many meetings with Council and Indigiscapes, a huge amount of planning and designing, and we have finally been able to have our first working bee on site. So many thanks must go to Michelle Ramirez and Graeme Lewis who have worked tirelessly over the last year or so to get us to this stage. Safety briefing, paperwork signed and Greg Watson, Ian Neil, Gerry Taylor, Elwyn Hodges, Graeme Lewis, Trevor Parks (with vehicles and trailers), Clive Shepherd, Tony Ooi, Tim (a volunteer friend of Michelle's) together with the "girl-power" Michelle Ramirez and Shirley Mahon spent a few hours this morning clearing the site of trees that had previously been cut down by Michelle and Rod from Indigiscapes. For more photos see the Photo Gallery.
Clubman of the Year 2017-2018
PP John Simpson - Simmo - an absolutely tireless worker for Rotary and in particular programs involving youth, was presented with the Clubman of the Year Award on Tuesday night by PP Ian Neil. This award is voted on by the membership. Congratulations Simmo - you truly are worthy of this award. PP Ian also surprised John with the 2nd Sapphire to his Paul Harris Fellow, also presented on Tuesday night. Congratulations Simmo - a proud Cleveland Rotarian.
Dan Holzapfel - You are a Champion!
PDG Bruce Allen, Manager, International Office & Foundation Services in Parramatta joined us on Tuesday night at our Changeover to award Dan with an Arch Klumph Platinum Pin for his magnificent donations to the PolioPlus Funds. Dan has long been a tremendously generous supporter, and is determined to help see the total eradication of polio in the world this year, so that we can begin the 3 year wait for total clearance. We applaud you for your generosity Dan!
PDG Elwyn Hodges also took the opportunity to present Dan with the District Donations In Kind Award, for his continuing service to this organisation. Dan works at DIK every Thursday, packing goods that are shipped overseas to Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island areas.
President Jan was inducted on Tuesday night at our Changeover Dinner at My Horizon, together with her Board of Directors for 2018-2019. From left: IPP Ian Neil, Community Service Graeme Lewis, PE & Vocational Service, Luis Carneiro, behind Luis - Club Service Greg Watson, Vice Pres. Jon Womersley, Secretary Susie Alexander, International & Foundation Judy Mason, Membership & PR Nicole Wilson, Youth Ishbel Taylor. Absent Treasurer John Simpson. We look forward to a fantastic year at The Mighty Club under their leadership.
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The Addictive World - Reaching out to help families
Rotarian Geoff Gray welcomed Kym Haynes and Georgia Phillips of The Addictive World back to Cleveland Rotary, to update us on their rapidly expanding program, helping people and their families with the results of a member becoming addicted to various substances and habits - alcohol, drugs, gambling, technology, sugar.......
In the 18 months since we first met them, they have grown their service and really need assistance to take it to the next level. Check it out on Facebook, see what they are doing, the clinics they run, the counselling services available.
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Date: Friday Sep 7, 2018, 5:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Strawberry Festival! This is a great way to promote the Rotary Club of Cleveland in the community - there will be thousands in attendance and we will get to greet each and every one of them as they come through the gates! Come along and help on the gates - all you have to do is greet people and check their wristbands that they have bought from the ticket office. We will also have a Rotary information stand and a raffle at the stand - all hands on deck this weekend to fly the flag of the Mighty Club!
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Date: Sunday Sep 16, 2018, 9:00 am
Get your teams together now for a great fun day at Barefoot Bowls. Click below for full details.View ...
Date: Saturday Oct 13, 2018, 5:30 pm
Join the International Committee fund raising event as we celebrate with international cuisine, fun and fellowship. Bookings essential by 5th October. Enquiries Judy Mason 0400 487 883.View ...
Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 7:00 am
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Date: Thursday Nov 1, 2018, 9:00 am
Help us to raise money for the final push to END POLIO NOW! Take a leisurely walk to King Island, learn a little about the family that lived there in the early 1900's so that their daughter could be cured of polio. Back at the Reserve, time for a chat and enjoy some refreshments.View ...
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Date: Tuesday Aug 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Mim O'Flynn speaking on "Hepatitis Program"
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Date: Tuesday Aug 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
Bring your partners for a wonderful night of music by the talented groups from CDSHS. All proceeds from tonight go to the CDSHS Music Program.View ...
Date: Tuesday Sep 4, 2018, 6:00 pm
Guest Speaker Joe Gamblin MyHorizon. Host Graeme LewisView ...
Date: Tuesday Sep 11, 2018, 6:00 pm
Club Assembly and Board meetingView ...