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Rotary Theme for 2022-2023
RI President-elect Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.
Download 2022-23 theme logo materials
As aid is now slowly starting to arive in Tonga, we have the opportunity to help through RAWCS. See details below, received from DIK yesterday. Details of how to donate on next screen.
The effects of the Volcano and Tsunami on January 15th will be far-reaching, impacting the Tonga Community for months, possibly years to come.
Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island call still not possible due to the damage to the undersea cable.
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) will be working with Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) and Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa (Tonga) in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities’ and restoring their livelihoods.
Happy New Year - our 60th Year!
CLEVELAND ROTARY'S 60th ANNIVERSARY DINNER
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
If you have already booked you will be contacted shortly with additional advice
A huge thank you to all our wonderful voluinteers. With 3 gates where the public come and go - then come back again, and cooking and serving sausages, drinks and candles, we have been very busy - and we still have 3 nights to go. We have had our own Mighty Club volunteers, some every night for both shifts, a great team from the E-Club of Australia Nomads, The Redland Museum voluinteers, partners and friends. Thanks must also go to Battery World Capalaba for their donation of candles for us to sell, and the amazing Events Team at Redland City Council for the planning and organisation that goes into staging this annual Christmas celebration. Merry Christmas everyone!
Last night we had our AGM and Strategy meeting, but not before we welcomed our newest member, Trent Newcomb. Trent has several years of Rotary experience - previously at Charters Towers and Alice Springs, and is in the education sector - very interested in youth projects. We look forward to working with you in the future Trent.
The AGM sees us still without a President for 2022-2023 - can you (yes any experienced member of the club) step up to fill this role? You will have lots of support from your board and all members. Gavin Becker has stepped up as PE for 2023-2024, John Lipman as Secretary, John Simpson as Treasurer, Ishbel Taylor - International, Lyn Packer - Youth, David Furness - Membership, Gavin Becker - Environment/Sustainability. This leaves Club Service, Community and Vocational to be filled - we need people to step forward into those roles asap, so we can be prepared for the next year of Rotary service.
Donated goods help girls learn to sew
As most of you are aware, through Donations In Kind, Albert has sent a number of containers to PNG, to help in the education and development of young people. The last container included several sewing machines and bolts of material. Albert recently received the photo above with the following message of thanks.
Greetings in the name of the Lord, hope you are well.
I am sending you the photo of the children with the nice cloths we stitched with your donated cloths, the women’s club stitched the Meri Baluse (cloths for girls) at the same time taught the youth girls how to stitch them. We distributed the cloths to the children studying in our literacy school as their Christmas gift. They were so happy and thanked you and the Rotary club for this beautiful gift.
Thank you for your kindness and support towards the diocese.
With kind regards + Rozario Menezes s.m.m
Two guest speakers last night took us to different parts of the world, but there was a synergy with their messages. The environment we live in must be improved - and Rotary has the desire to carry out that work. Two of Rotary's areas of focus were covered in these projects.
Colin Scobie, from Redcliffe Sunrise Rotary Club, showed several video clips and spoke about an interesting program for the protection of the Moreton Bay Marine Park - Moreton Bay Oyster Reef Restoration. ESRAG - Moreton Bay are working to restore the oyster supplies, so when you have your seafood meals over Christmas, Shuck but don't chuck! Click on this link for more inormation Moreton_Bay_Oyster_Reef_Restoration.pdf . A project for us in this southern end of Moreton Bay? Other relevant douments - ESRAG_Moreton_Bay.pdf and Threatened_Migratory_Shorebirds.pdf
Darrel Steer told us about his project - Cambodia Clean Water & Toilet Project - a registered Australian Charity. Click below for more inormation.
Last Saturday saw a number of Rotarians from various clubs busy cleaning up around the DIK site. From Cleveland Albert brought his ride-on mower and cleared lots of long grass, Anna braved the heat picking up rubbish, cleaning and clearing various parts of the site, Shirley sorted books ready for shipping. Next Saturday, more helpers are needed to pack a container - 8-12 at 23 Mary Street, Kingston.
Rotary Foundation, Global Scholar and .....
What an interesting evening - full of different aspects of the world of Rotary. Zooming in was Makaela Fehlhaber, Global Scholar from Glasgow University. What an amazing young woman! Google her - you will be astounded at the breadth of her achievements - easy to see why she was awarded a scholarship by the Rotary Foundation. We then saw and heard Tom Wilson, Digital Manager for HFB, about our Facebook page - see the previous news item and click on the link. Elwyn ran through his 200 slides about the Rotary Foundation, our charity, at terrific pace - so important that we support TRF and help Rotary to Do Good in the World. Finally we presented Annette Smith, Breast Care Support nurse from Redlands Hospital, with several bags of bras to help her patients. Vicky and I both have contact details if you wish to donate more.
DG Wendy Protheroe visits Cleveland and Capalaba
District 9620 Governor, Wendy Protheroe, from Brisbane High Rise Rotary Club, met with members of Capalaba and Cleveland at the Capalaba Sports Club on Monday evening. Wendy entertained us with stories about her visits to western clubs, and the fellowship - such a cornerstone of Rotary membership - she has found as she moves around the District. Wendy raised the importance of ensuring we have fun as we continue the work of Rotary, ensuring that people are encouraged to join our ranks. A major example cited was the Roma Club, which has opened its doors to women after many years, and now has a succession plan with these young women standing up for leadership roles. In our present dilemma of needing a PE and future leaders - we need to all come together and work on this strategy on December 14th when Ian Neil will be leading our Strategy Planning discussions.
Social Media and Rotary Club of Cleveland
Thanks to a small group of Rotarians working with Tom Wilson, Director of Marketing at HFB, work is being done to improve our social media presence, encourage more people to engage with our club and our projects. Tom has put together a video to help those unfamiliar with promoting things on Facebook, See below the link to the video and to our Facebook site.
I mention a link to the rotary page on Facebook in the video, that link is here: https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclevelandqld/
Now it is up to you to log into Facebook, like, comment share the posts.
Redlands Coast Salad Bowl Gardens
What an inspiring talk by Craig Wilson on Tuesday night, about the development of the Community Garden at Redland Bay. Do take the time to go down and have a look at it (Fielding Street Park), check it out on Facebook and see what the members of the local community are growing there. Craig's father, Gordon, was a Charter Member of our club, and the ideals of our Four Way Test were explained to him as a child, and remained with him. Amazing what one person leading a committed group of community members can achieve, despite obstacles along the way. Congratulations Craig on a great initiative.
Diner en Rouge, re-branded this year as Musique en Rouge due to COVID restrictions, was the 7th year we have participated in the Mayor's fundraising campaign for Redlands Victims of family and domestic violence. Held at RPAC, a great night of entertainment and thought provoking speeches from Vanessa Fowler (Alison Baden-Clay Foundation) and Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd were followed by entertainment from Bella Diva and Luke Kennedy with the Little Red Band. More photos in the Photo Gallery
Rotary Foundation - Your Support Creates Lasting Change
Our charity has evolved over more than 100 years to become one of the world's most trusted and respected charities. Today, its impact is focussed on Rotary’s Causes: promoting peace; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene; saving mothers and children; supporting education; growing local economies and protecting the environment.
Our Foundation had humble beginnings in 1917, when then-RI President, Arch Klumph, created Rotary’s charity with an initial contribution of $26.50.
Would you consider following Arch Klumph’s lead and contribute $26.50 per month? Enroll in a recurring contribution by using Rotary Direct.
November is Foundation Month. There is no better time than now to show your support for The Rotary Foundation to do good in the world®
www.rotary.org - click on the Foundation tag and follow the prompts to donate.
Another Golf Day is done - and huge congratulations to Tony Ooi for yet another fantastic club event. A very successful event with masses of support from the community. The Redland Bay Golf Club staff are to be congratulated for helping us run a fun filled charity day. The rain held off to the very end of the day, allowing our visitors from Toowoomba to also enjoy their game and catching up with old friends. Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures of all teams.
Michelle Rankin in Balibo, Timor Leste
Why would a professional working woman, wife and mother, leave her family behind in Australia and travel to a remote area, where there is poverty, political unrest and the well known history of the Balibo 5? Michelle Rankin told us about the amazing work being done by Palms Australia, in the Balibo area of Timor Leste. Under the Palms organisation, Michelle put her life on hold in Australia in 2016 to go to Balibo and work with the local people. Until the volunteers were withdrawn in 2020 due to COVID 19, Michelle lived and worked with the local people, helping to improve the health of the local community with support from Rotary including through DIK. A dental clinic was one of the later achievements, with visiting dentists gradually teaching local dentists the skills required to continue the work. Visit www.palms.org.au to see the work being done.
|Take action for World Polio Day!
|Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta says that polio eradication can be achieved if Rotary members stay committed. He calls on every club to offer support this World Polio Day.
Hat Day for Mental Health
A week late, sorry - but check out the Photo Gallery for all the photos from last week! A great night was had by all, lots of crazy hats, and good funds raised for Australian Rotary Health. ARH District Rep. Roger Crawfoot updated us about the service, with good background for those who are newer to Rotary. Chrystal Endean told us about her journey as a student under the ARH Indigenous Scholarship supported by our club - what an amazing young lady, who is going a long way in her chosen field of health.
Marc Nuss, from Destiny Rescue, made a huge impression on members, outlining in a very small part some of the work done in nearby countries, to rescue children being exploited as sex slaves. The organisation has been working for 20 years to rescue young girls and help them to have as normal a life as possible. The stories are tragic, the children in some cases extremely young - actually babies in some instances. Check out their website - www.destinyrescue.org.au
Gavin Becker pays tribute to an awesome team who worked hard dismantling, packing and loading office equipment destined for DIK. Thanks to Albert Benfer, David and Anna Bray, Helen Dundon, Bob Niech, Barry Hunt, Roy Packer, Elvin Robb, Tony Ooi, Ian Neil. The truckload will be delivered to DIK for distribution to areas where needed.
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.
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.
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