Linda Grieve, from The Cage Youth Foundation, spoke about the history of their Foundation and the work that they do locally with disaffected youth. The following is taken directly from their website. Would be a good place to visit, see what they are doing, have a coffee and discuss what we can do with them.
The “Cage” is an acronym for; Creating A Good Environment
The Cage Youth Foundation formed in 2001 in response to local youth engagement needs. The Cage is a non for profit, self funded, social enterprise Initiative.
Our VISION is to ensure that Redlands Youth and Families experiencing disadvantages, hardships, and isolation are identiﬁed, connected, and supported through practical, innovative, and person centered services.
School mentoring and development programs; School Breakfast club; Counseling services; Crisis support; Youth Case Management; Youth Group; Charity Fund Raising and Awareness Events
We also have a Social Enterprise Business providing lawn mowing, general maintenance, community graffiti removal and playground cleanups. This Social Enterprise Initiative helps fund our community services.
On 25 August, Rotary joined our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in marking the first anniversary of the World Health Organization’s African region being certified free of wild polio. The infrastructure and innovations developed continue to benefit children’s and public health across the continent and play an important role in fighting COVID-19. Read how the GPEI’s new strategy aims to overcome the remaining hurdles to finish the job.
A new platform for raising funds for The Rotary Foundation. Do you have a project or life event in mind that could be used to raise funds for TRF? The following informaiton may be the incentive you need to direct funds raised to Do Good in the World.
We're excited to announce that The Rotary Foundation's peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Raise for Rotary, is now accepting goals and donations in Australian dollars (AUD). This tool launched in July 2020 and allows people to easily create fundraisers that support The Rotary Foundation. Over the past year, individuals have used Raise for Rotary to create more than 800 fundraisers, which have collected a total of more than $400,000.
Last night, Club YPO Shirley outlined the new system for obtaining and renewing your Blue Cards. Main points - it is your responsibility to check and apply for a renewal well before the card expires; unless you hold a valid card, you will not be working on any project involving young people. Peter Marer, District Insurance Officer emphasised the importance of ensuring that we are compliant, and that all members appreciate how easy it can be for an issue to develop, which could be disastrous for the club - with possible insurance excess of $50k and more. So - if you hold a Blue Card, please keep it renewed, if you don't, that's not a problem, but you will not be able to work on any project where young people may be involved (including the BBQ's). As YPO, Shirley would like to see all club members with current cards, but we do respect the wishes of those who do not wish to have one - it is your choice.
On a lighter note - Geoff Gray amazed and entertained us with the story of his life through bricklaying, navy diver, logistics...a great story Geoff, thank you. It never ceases to amaze me the depth and breadth of experience that members of this club have had - hopefully we will hear more of those stories in the coming months.
Last Tuesday we enjoyed the company of our friends from Rotary Club of Capalaba, as Ron Loney, David Furness, Shirley Mahon, Gavin Becker preesented the talk developed for R100 - Rotarians - People of Action. The presentation took us from the beginnings of Rotary in the Redlands, to Where to from here? A copy of this presentation will be uploaded in My Documents, Presentations. It was terrific to see PP HUgh Dickson visit us, aloing with several other visitors, student candidates for NYSF, and of course several members of Capalaba Club. PDG Annette advised that Bluesfest will be happening in March 2022 - anyhone interested in participating in the planning for this terrific event, please contact Annette. Working together for large events, benefits both clubs and the community.
Successful Club Assembly
Terrific to see such a good turnout for our first Club Assembly for this Rotary year. Robert outlined the results of the Member Survey, which he will publish in the Redlander this week. Great to have 43 out of 46 surveys completed and returned - well done to all! Our newest Rotarian, Glen Davidson was inducted, and we look forward to working with Glen in the future. Remember the challenge - Each one Bring one.
Western Haiti was hit by a huge earthquake on Saturday morning at 08.30 (local time).
The Haitian prime minister has said it has caused 'enormous damage' and at this stage, the death toll is 277, but this figure will certainly grow as the picture becomes more clear.
Haiti has still not recovered after the 2010 earthquake struck, which killed over 200,000 people.
ShelterBox is monitoring the situation and preparing to respond, as we did in 2010. We are liaising with other agencies in the region to understand the full extent of the damage.
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Membership and New Club Development Month
Phoebe Thomas, Emerging Services Director, D9620 spoke extremely well last night, regarding her Rotary journey since childhood, and where she believes we should be going into the future. Following on from Sunday morning's Membership online seminar, attended by Robert, Elwyn, Ian, David and Shirley, lots of inspiration for our challenge of Each One Bring One. Membership Director Ian is extending the challenge to members for bringing in a new member, a couple of weeks into September due to the COVID restrictions we have faced. More time to talk to your people, and bring someone along. Why not bring someone next week - they will hear about the nuts and bolts, and how we decide on projects that we will be pursuing.
LOCKDOWN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST
Due to the annoucement by the Queensland Government in the last few minutes, we are in extended lockdown. This will mean there will be no NAIDOC Cultural Event on Saturday, nor will there be basketball on Saturday or Sunday. Thanks to all the volunteers - watch this space - we will be out and about again soon. For those who have not read their emails - tomorrow's meeting is cancelled.
Keep yourself and your families safe.
Donations in Kind is our way of re-purposing goods of an educational and health nature, to communities, schools, hospitals in areas both in Australia and more frequently in overseas destinations. John Paskin, Manager of Donations in Kind Northern Region, PP of the Rotary Club of South Brisbane, gave us a wonderful overview of the work that has been done in recent years by these services, currently operating out of 23 Mary St., Kingston. A slide show was also shown, with pictures of what happens to some of the goods when they reach their destination - in this case, Papua New Guinea (courtesy of long-time supporter of these communities, Albert Benfer). Regular working bees are held at the DIK depot every Thursday morning - anyone welcome for a few hours, or even an hour or two, to assist sort, prepare and pack items ready for distribution.