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Inspiring young people

The focus last night was on Youth, organised by Lyn Packer, our Youth Services Director, with Ujin Tumenjargal filling us in on the fun and learning she experienced whilst attending the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra in January. Ujin lives locally but attends Brisbane State High School and surely has a future in the science fields. Our international student Vanessa Feng, who graduated from Cleveland District State High School last year, has been the recipient of several major local and world-wide STEM based awards. Vanessa has just been advised that she has been granted prestigious scholarships to Toronto University in Canada to study for an Engineering degree (fully funded including, tuition, on campus accommodation, food and extras - the Lester B Pearson Scholarship). Only 37 of these are awarded globally each year - Vanessa is certainly an inspiration and she will go with our heartiest congratulations and best wishes.

Gordon Lawrence from Redlands Bayside Club visited with Michelle Maher who talked about Sunrise School in Kenya, the organisation that this year's Swimathon will be supporting.  Ian Neil is swimming, as is David Bray - any other swimmers wishing to take part - see the links previously sent out.

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Birds, DNA & Beds - an interesting mix

Last night was a real treat, with guest speaker George Chapman from U3A, giving us a new look at the evolution of birds. His photographs were amazing, and the information about the DNA research on bird families quite fascinating. Never underestimate the scientific answers to questions, and I for one will never look at birds again and think - just another parrot - could be related to something totally different!!

Jenny Chung also showed us one of the Backpack Beds for Homeless, explained the construction and the distribution methods to get these to the homeless people in our community, working with many other organisations serving the homeless in the Redlands. We were delighted to be able to present to Jenny a cheque for $2,500 for their work here, the final distribution from the Christmas Lottery 2023. Click on this link for more information and how you may be able to help, even in a very small way. Backpack_Bed_for_Homeless_flier.pdf

March happenings

Where has the last month gone?? We have been busy, but I have not been recording our activities - and if there is one thing I dislike it is an out of date website! We visited BrewDog, presented cheques to Redlands Community Centre & Redland Museum, helped with Heritage & Harmony Fiesta, heard about the Peace Fellows program and Shelterbox....

  

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Clean up Australia Day

Well done by the Great Eight - including organiser Peter Kamols, along with Mary Kamols, Lyn Packer, Anna Bray, Peter Marer, David & Lorraine Furness, Gavin Becker. Cleveland Point and the Rotary Bikeway pretty tidy - but a lot of work needed around the boat ramp - very grubby! Good to see Cleveland Rotary sharing the load for Clean Up Australia Day. More photos in the Photo Gallery.

Next stop - Wewak, PNG

A huge thanks from Albert & Anna for the help given in preparing and packing the container that is on its way to Wewak - especially Chris, Kris, Clive, Shirley, Sonia, Dave & Cathy (from Redlands Bayside) and Peter from RARE. Many hands make light work, and we were delighted to see the seal go on this container last Saturday. Filled with desks & chairs, books, medical supplies, school uniforms, school equipment, computers, sewing machines, fabric.... too many items of great use to Sr. Cathy and her teachers and the local clinics to give a complete list.

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Redland Community Centre

Redland Community Centre serves Redlands community in many different ways.  On Tuesday evening we presented the CEO Alison Wicks, of the newly formed United Community Services with 2 cheques. From our Golf Day 2023 $5,000.00 for their Emergency Fund and from the Christmas Lottery $2,500.00 for Homeless United.

United Community Services covers both Redland Community Services and Wynnum community Place. See the attached files to read all about the various services offered to the less fortunate in our area.  Redland_Community_Centre.pdf     (Christmas Report file too large to upload, sorry)

 

Island Night fundraiser - a huge success

Emcee Bob Niech with the fantastic dancers who erntertained us last night as we raised funds for the East new Britain Teacher Resource Centre, in Kokopo, ENB. Lots of fun had by all, great funds raised (final figures still to come but certainly looks like we exceeded last year's $8k profit). Huge thanks to Ishbel's committee for organising, and to Bob's excellent guidance as various hiccups caused him to change the program as required.  Lots more photos in the Photo Gallery and on Facebook - courtesy of Ray Gardner, Raby Photography

DG Paul Roger & Sue official visit

It was great to see a good roll-up when DG Paul Roger and his wife Sue visited on Tuesday night, following a meeting with the Board before dinner. Paul spoke eloquently regarding the theme of Create Hope in the World, emphasising the points illustrated here. We can be justly proud of the progress we make in various areas across the Rotary Areas of Focus - but much more can be done. It is certainly not time to rest upon our achievements, but to move forward with plans for meeting even greater challenges as a club.

 

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RARE Opening Day

It is not often we present 3 Paul Harris Fellows together, but this privilege was given to Pres. Gavin on Saturday at the Opening Day. PE Clive Shepherd, his friend Paul Prior and Steve Bravey each received a PHF for the tremendous work that they did in the renovations of the old Poultry Research Station, to make it workable for Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment (RARE).  Paul and Clive did all the rewiring and installation of all things electrical, while Steve completed all the plumbing. They all donated countless hours over several months to complete the work, often also contributing materials and resources from their own businesses. Thank you to each and every one of you - your work enables others to now sort and pack much needed goods for overseas needs. Thanks at this time also to Anna (PHF in June) for her huge workload in preparing the premises - cleaning, painting, planning, making signs......too many tasks to count. Without the work by Albert and his liaison with the Council over the past 5 years, we would not have these excellent premises to work in each week. To see for yourself, or contribute a few hours, come and join us on Thursday mornings, ready to do some work. We would love to see you there! Lots of photos will be uploaded into the Photo Gallery shortly.

Supporting our near neighbours

Last Tuesday Angie Kolita-Payne and Elsie Baining spoke to us about their home in East New Britain, and the need for improved educational facilities, particularly support for their teachers. Rotary Club of Cleveland is working on a project to provide them with a new Teacher's Resource Resource Centre, under the guidance of Bob Niech (retired school principal) and Robert Wesener. Angie is a teacher, so knows the local schooling situation very well. Elsie has been able to secure land for the centre and obtained 2 x 40 foot containers to be adapted to suit the purpose. Resources for the centre will also come from RARE, where both ladies help on a regular basis. The fundraising dinner that Ishbel Taylor is planning is getting close - February 20th.The local Brisbane group of supporters will be cooking our dinner on the 20th, and others providing entertainment. If you haven't booked it yet, please do so today ENB_QLD_Feb_2024_Rotary_Dinner_CLEVELAND_4.pdf

Events

District Assembly & PE Training

Date: Saturday Apr 20, 2024, 8:30 am

Register today for District Assembly - see the link in GIST and the email sent out this morning  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50367/event/pets-and-district-assembly-(eastern) - particularly if you are part of Clive's Board for 2024-2025. District Assembly and the President's Elect training is to be held over 2 days at Cleveland District State High School. The training received on these occasions is essential for you to get a grasp of the portfolios you will be covering during the year, meeting fellow Rotarians and having some fun. Great way for newer Rotarians to learn some in depth Rotary information.

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RAWCS PROJECT FAIR

Date: Saturday Apr 27, 2024, 9:30 am

Make a date to attend this event, get an insight into the various activities carried out by RAWCS. Looking for an international project that you could assist with? Have an idea for a project - find out how to get it up and running. This is the place to learn about projects and connect with people.  Venue otherwise known as Bostock House, the headquarters of our District.

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Trivia Night - in the Outback!

Date: Friday May 31, 2024, 7:15 pm

Mater Private Hospital Redland Auxiliary invites you to an Aussie Outback themed Trivia Night, with Peter Marer as the Quiz Master. You can be sure of some interesting questions - gather your friends, make up a table and book as per the attached flier.

Mater_Trivia_2024.pdf

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Club Changeover

Date: Tuesday Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 pm

DATE CLAIMER - Please put this date in your diaries. Full information to come shortly but a heads up - the theme is MAGIC - the new Rotary year is The Magic of Rotary.

Challenge - this will be a  fun night - so get out your magic glad rags!!! Could be a prize for the best dressed witch, wizard or whatever magic themed costume you wish.

Watch your inbox for invitations and full details.

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District Changeover

Date: Sunday Jun 30, 2024, 12:00 pm

Please note this date in your diaries - further details will be available shortly - check the GIST for booking details.

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Venue


Club Meetings and Location

2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays, 6.00 for 6.30pm (Check MEETINGS (below) for any changes)

Fiction Function Room

Shop 9&10 Raby Bay Harbour, 152 Shore St W, Cleveland QLD 4163

Please register your intention to attend via the website or apologise no later than 7pm on the Sunday prior to the meeting

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



Meetings

Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker - Neil Dickson, Salvos Houses of Hope Program

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.

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 7pm Sunday - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Apr 30, 2024, 6:00 pm

Tino Babao, Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group

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.

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 7pm Sunday - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 14, 2024, 6:00 pm

Youth Night - Youth Scholarship recipients, Exchange student

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.

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 7pm Sunday - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00 pm

Social Night - Barefoot Bowls at Victoria Point  TBC

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.

ALL apologies or acceptances (with guests included) are required by 7pm Sunday - to be lodged on the Club website 

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024, 6:00 pm

PARTNERS NIGHT - Fighting Malaria. Dr Danielle Stanisic, Griffith University.  TBC

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.

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Rotary Meeting

Date: Tuesday Jun 11, 2024, 6:00 pm

Japanese night at Fiction - David Shields, Koto music recital - Partners night

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.

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OUR SERVICE PROJECTS

RARE - Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment

Members volunteer each Thursday morning and regular Saturday mornings to sort, pack and ship containers of repurposed medical and educational equipment and supplies.

Relay for Life

ROMAC

Bowelscan

Redland Foundation

Horizon Foundation