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Rotary Down Under - Our Magazine

Meagan and Rhys Martin, Editor and Digital expert from RDU Zoomed into our meeting last night, to give us some insight into the Rotary Down Under magazine. Peter Marer lead the discussion with several well chosen points, asking Meagan about her history leading to taking on this role, and then both Meagan and Rhys talked about their various skills used in bringing the RDU to the 35,000 subscribers, in hard copy and the various digital formats. The latter are still being developed in accordance with budget restraints. I am sure that many of us in the room last night, will be linking to the RDU Facebook page in the near future, and sharing posts with our friends. To grow Rotary, we must keep spreading the word and ensuring that Rotary remains relevant and grows to continue To Do Good in the World.

Layne Utz - What a legend!

Litter Legends, a community group started 3 years ago by Layne Utz - and he is still only 18. What an inspirational young man. Reminds us all to take note as we walk around our town, and anywhere - pick up litter. And more importantly - don't drop litter - anywhere.

We also had the pleasure of welcoming our newest member, Jennifer (Jenny) Lewis into the club, sponsored by John Lipman. Vice President Ian Neil had a busy night for his first run, standing in for Pres. Robert Wesener who is enjoying the roads and places to see  in Western Queensland.

Changeover 2021

Changeover last night at Fiction Bar & Restaurant, Raby Bay, was well attended and a great night, celebrating the year gone, awards given, lots of laughs, and a preview into the year ahead. PHF's were awarded to Ken Meldrum of Black Dog and Rick Thomason of Redland Museum. Shirley Mahon also received her PHF + 2 Ruby pin. Our Clubman of the Year is Geoffrey Gray, and Tongs Master is Kim Tran.  Congratulation to all on the awards, and congratulations to all Rotarians on another great year for the Mighty Club. More photos in the Photo Gallery.

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D9630 Rotarian of the Year

On Saturday PDG Elwyn Hodges was named as Rotarian of the year, by District Governor Patrice Robinson at the District Changeover. Pres. Robert Wesener was named Rotarian of the Year in 1999 by PDG Mel Langley. A coincidence that the first and last Rotarian of the Year for District 9630 are both now members of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Congratulations to you both.

R100 - People of Action talk

A small but interested group were at the Redland Museum on Thursday morning to hear about the Actions of the Rotary Club of Cleveland in the past, present and plans for moving into the futrure.  Considerable discussion at the conclusion of the talks by Ron Loney, David Furness, Shirley Mahon and Gavin Becker. Thanks to Redland Museum for hosting this final talk to support the exhibition. Make sure you get to see the displays before it closes on Wednesday.

Meet the Robots

Our meeting on Tuesday night was fascinating - particularly for the engineers in the group!! Yr 10 Robotics students at Cleveland High took us to their lab and demonstrated the skills required to code and get various forms of robotos to follow instructions. Thanks to their teacher Nick, who explained the various types of robots available, and then the students took over in small groups.  See the Photo Gallery for more photos.

Noel Whitaker visits

It was pleasing to see a room full of members and guests on Tuesday night. Financial guru Noel Whitaker gave us some interesting information about finances, plenty of food for thought.  Pres. John Simpson presented Noel with a Certificate for Community Service, recognising the many years of service Noel has given to our club, as keynote speaker at business breakfasts and dinners, donating his books for us to sell to raise funds etc.. We also donated $100 to be given to his charity of choice.  Raffle draws saw several of Noel's books going home with delighted members and guests. A link to Noel's newsletter below - this covers a lot of the topics Noel covered on Tuesday evening.

https://mailchi.mp/1d6487f56028/noel-news-8-june?e=7e769a1f5c

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R100 Opening

Over 80 people attended the opening of the R100 Exhibition at Redland Museum yesterday. Cleveland began the day at Roturtle, and PP Gordon Davidson had the pleasuire of carrying the baton in a 1937 Morris, leading a cavalcade of cars from Cleveland Point to the Museum, arriving in time for a look at the Exhibition before the Opening ceremony. The cake, donated by Albert Benfer, was cut by Frank Thompson (91) a Past President of the oldest club, Wynnum & Manly, and Matthew Knight, current President of the youngest club, Wellington Point. For those who did not attend, the exhibition is open until the end of June - make sure you take the time to visit and enjoy. All 6 clubs were congratulated by DG Patrice and Mayor Karen for the breadth and depth of the stories their displays tell.  Photos in the Photo Gallery

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Youth Month - Week 4

Charles Fairbairn and Samatha Beattie told us about how they had benefitted from their scholarships, provided by our club to assist them in their final years at high school. Once more, two very inspirational young people who are making the most of the opportunities they have to get the best education available, and make a lasting contribution to their worlds. Charles is in Year 12 at Cleveland District State High School, specialising in sciences, and Samantha finished last year at Alexandra Hills State High School, now at University of Queensland study a wide range of subjects as she embarks on her tertiary education. We will see more of these two young people in the future.

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Youth Month - Week 3 - The Great Debate

It's one thing to debate in front of your peers at school - another thing entirely to debate another school in front of a room full of Rotarians.  Congratulations to the teams of Year 9 & Year 10 debaters from Cleveland District State High School and Alexandra Hills State High School. The topic was - Social media is destroying our social life.  Both teams put forward excellent cases, so good that the judges - Ian Neil and Samantha Beattie could not agree on the result - and it was declared a draw. Some very interesting facts emerged in the course of the debate, but the result is - I have looked less at Facebook this week!!!!  Check out the Photo Gallery for more pictures of our debaters and our new member Barry Hunt.

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Events

Rotary Bowelscan Program 2021

Date: Thursday Apr 1, 2021, 12:00 am

TIME IS FAST RUNNING OUT - GET YOUR TEST DONE BEFORE THE END OF JULY - IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE.
 
Regular screening for bowel cancer using an immunochemical test for minute traces of blood in faeces (iFOBT) is highly recommended.

Every Adult Every Year

 If your usual Pharmacy does not have Bowelscan kits by Rotary by 1st May, we can supply the Pharmacy in bulk or you can buy online from 1st April at $20.
 

http://www.bowelscanqueensland.org.au  
(secure credit card payment)

For full details read the letter attached below.

Rotary Bowelscan Program 2021 (mailchi.mp)

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Basketball

Date: Saturday Jul 31, 2021, 4:00 pm

Volunteers will be required for this event - it will be a busy night. Please advise John Simpson if you can help.

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NAIDOC Cultural Event

Date: Saturday Aug 7, 2021, 9:00 am

Postponed due to COVID Lockdown, this celebration of NAIDOC week is now being held at Raby Bay Harbour Park on Saturday 7th August 9-1pm.  Helpers are needed from 8.30am to 1.30pm. 6 people needed to ensure people are checking in with the COVID app. - watch your emails for the roster.

Roster_master_5.pdf

Volunteer_Worker_Registration_form_5.pdf

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Basketball

Date: Sunday Aug 8, 2021, 12:00 pm

Volunteers will be required for this event - last game of the season. Please advise John Simpson if you can help.

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Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Date: Sunday Aug 15, 2021, 7:30 am

People are needed to fill the following rosters:

Morning - 7.30am to 12 Noon

Afternoon - 11.30am to 4.00 pm

Please contact Arthur Savas:  Email - ajjsavas@gmail.com  or phone 0419 045 988

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Redland Foundation Corporate Bowls Day

Date: Friday Aug 27, 2021, 1:30 pm

Get your teams together and have some fun, while raising money for the homeless in the Redlands. See details in full in the attachment here. Contact Ian Neil to join a team, or register your team.

RF_CorporateBowls.pdf

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Golf Day 2021

Date: Friday Oct 29, 2021, 10:30 am

Now is the time to start getting your teams together for the Golf Day. Sponsors are required, prizes and raffle items required. This is our major fund raiser for the year - your support is sought to make it a resounding success.

Player_Registration_2021_fillable_1.pdf

Player_sponsorship_Registration_2021_1.pdf

Friday 29th October - Shotgun start at 12 Noon, following lunch. Free cart hire, free drinks all day on course.

All queries to Tony Ooi 0411 882 659 or email pitteikooi@gmail.com

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Guess who's Coming to Dinner?

Date: Saturday Oct 30, 2021, 6:00 pm

Save the date for a great social night.  Details to be arranged at a later time. Any queries, contact Peter Marer.

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Diner en Rouge

Date: Saturday Nov 6, 2021, 6:00 pm

Save this date for a great night - details to be advised at a later date.

Diner en Rouge is the Mayor's fund raiser for people affected by domestic violence in the Redlands.

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Venue


Club Meetings and Location

Every Tuesday 6.00 for 6.30pm (Zoom Link Available)

Cleveland District State High School (Arts Precinct)
Russell Street Cleveland QLD 4163

Please register your intention to attend via the website

Visitors can register via email attendance@clevelandrotary.org.au

 

Meetings

Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Jul 27, 2021, 6:00 pm

John Paskin, Manager of Donations in Kind, will join us to talk about what happens at DIK. International service has many aspects, this is one that we at Cleveland have long supported. Come along to hear about what is happening in this field today.

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Aug 3, 2021, 6:00 pm

Welcome home to our President - Robert Wesener.  Club Conversations - time to talk about the year ahead.

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Aug 10, 2021, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker - Phoebe Thomas - Emerging Services

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Aug 17, 2021, 6:00 pm

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Aug 24, 2021, 6:00 pm

Blue Card Services have changed procedures- it is now all online. Youth Protection Officer Shirley Mahon will explain the new procedures required to apply for and renew your Blue Cards - essential for working with young people in a Rotary context.

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Aug 31, 2021, 6:00 pm

Rotarians - People of Action.  Join us for reflection on the work Cleveland Rotary Club has done in the area and where we are headed in the future. This presentation was part of the R100 exhibition talks at Redland Museum.  Speakers Ron Loney, David Furness, Shirley Mahon & Gavin Becker.  

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.

If you are  apologising for this meeting can you please indicate in the comments block whether you will be joining the meeting via zoom.

Zoom Link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/911236695

Meeting ID: 911 236 695

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 4pm MONDAY - to be lodged on the Club website 

Login to confirm attendance/apologies

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OUR SERVICE PROJECTS

St Jude's

Donations in Kind

Relay for Life

ROMAC

Bowelscan

Redland Foundation

Horizon Foundation

Redlands Museum

Ormiston House

Ormiston House Mission Statement:

To preserve and display the history and beauty of heritage listed Ormiston House by sharing its historical and educational value with the wider community.