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Breakfasts are better now!

Pres. John and PP Ross Pollock admiring our new toaster - we can now serve toasted muffins with our legendary breakfasts! Redland City Council Depot staff recommend our services! We also served breakfast at the Redlands  City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Redlands Research facility. Huge thanks to the leadership and drive of our Pres. John - we are really getting out and about, meeting so many new people in the community. And thanks to our volunteers who rise and shine early to prepare, cook and serve breakfast with a smile.

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Our Newest Member

A big welcome to Hannah Dodds, inducted on Tuesday night as a member of the club. Hannah has considerable Rotary experience as a past member of Planetarium Club in D9600, and family history of participation in Rotary. Hannah is involved in the real estate industry, is a mother of 2, and very keen to get busy with the Community Services Committee. Welcome to the Mighty Club Hannah! Note - our average age is dropping!


Helping our Disaffected Youth

Mons. John Butler, founder of Vitae, an organisation which mentors and supports young males in the 11-13 age group who have become disillusioned with and disruptive in their lives at home and at school. In January 2018, the organisation changed from dealing with older youth, to working with younger boys, by introducing the Vitae Challenge.

Vitae’s concern over the incidence among Australian youth of anti-social behaviour, violence, crime, substance abuse and suicide has led to the creation of Vitae Challenge.

Vitae Challenge is a program over one year. It consists of two Phases – the Bush Phase and the Mateship Phase – and is open to any male youth, 11 - 13 years of age, exhibiting tendencies to the behaviour described above.

Each youth who nominates for the Vitae Challenge must commit to participate fully in both the Bush Phase and the Mateship Phase."

Check out their website - the statements above are copied from their website.


World Polio Day on 24th October was celebrated in Brisbane with the three Rotary Districts - 9600, 9630 and 9640 joining forces to ride the train network from Gympie to Varsity Lakes, Cleveland and Rosewood in one day, on Friday 23rd. Elwyn Hodges and Shirley Mahon joined the train for the afternoon - see detailed report in this week's Redlander. On Saturday Elwyn, Shirley and Luis joined the Walk for Polio from the Casino, accompanied by the Fijiian drumming band.  See Photo Gallery for more snapshots of these events.



Black Dog Ride

Pres. John and his team ready to head off on the Black Dog Ride - Robert Wesener, Cynthia and Robin Archer, David Furness, John Lipman and friends leave the Cleveland Showgrounds to support the 2020 riders.

See Photo Gallery for photos downloaded from Facebook along the way.

Bowls Night

Our monthly social meeting was Social Bowls at Redlands Sporting Club last Tuesday night. Patient members of the Bowls Club guided relaxing Rotarians and their partners to a night of bowls, Cleveland Rotary style.  Nothing too serious in our lane, although some were perhaps a little more competitive in other lanes. Lots of fun and laughter, drinks and good food, and a little bowling exercise thrown in. Many thanks to the long suffering gentlemen who tried to teach us the finer points of lawn bowls!!  See Photo Gallery for more snapshots.


 I am Woman - Helen Reddy film

Social Night for November - have fun and raise money for END POLIO NOW!

Great movie - who would like to join a group to attend this fund-raising event - $20 a ticket, includes raffle ticket. The Rotary Foundation has  organised a special showing of the film about Helen Reddy - and many of you will remember Helen!!  Raise funds for PolioPlus and help Rotary to END POLIO NOW Please contact Shirley asap to join a group, or book directly as per the flier. John Rotarians from Beenleigh, Logan and Loganholme clubs for a fun night at the movies.


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Trailer raffle drawn

A small group gathered at the shed this morning, with scrutineer from Capalaba Rotary Club, David Field, to draw the raffle. The draw was conducted electronically. The winners, who have all been contacted  are: 

First Prize: Ticket number 5542 Robin - Trailer with cage, filled with garden care essentials. Value $4,000.00 (Also won the Bonus prize for $10 book buyer)

Second prize: Ticket number 7340 Lorette - Family Paradise on Tamborine holiday. Value $1,000.00

Third prize: Ticket number 4652 Olga - Capalaba Nursery voucher. Value $500.00

Many thanks to all who donated goods, including the trailer, sold tickets, spent hours at shopping centres and the markets selling tickets, the Redland Museum who allowed us to sell tickets at their events (2nd & 3rd prize winners bought their tickets at the Museum).  Also of course, many thanks to the thousands of people who bought tickets - without your support our project would have not been such a success. Final details will be available soon - but an enormous effort and great result. 

Kiunga, PNG

Anore, of Kiunga, showing off clothes made in the village sewing room, created from a container, using sewing machines sent previously - possibly in that container.  Great use is made of equipment we send to PNG, and another Wish List has been received from Bishop Gilles. The photo below is Margaret, who is deaf & mute, but can lip read very well, and has learnt to sew since the sewing machines were donated to her village. Thanks to Albert for his ongoing support for these communities in PNG.


International work continues, despite COVID-19

Another container packed for shipping to Lae PNG. 149 school desks, 170 chairs, books, medical items, books, reading glasses, tools just to mention some of the items in the container. Cleveland Rotary has already completely furnished a school for over two hundred disadvantaged children with desks, chairs, books, library shelving plus other items. Many thanks to John Lipman, Clive Shepherd, Helen Dundon, Anna and David Bray. These items will go to schools in other areas outside Lae in Morobe Province.

Newest Cleveland Rotarian

Last night Pres. John welcomed Rotarian Helen Dundon as a member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. As most members are aware, Helen has been coming for the last 3 years as a representative of Corporate Member Howe, Ford & Boxer, but has now joined as an individual member. Helen's ongoing support during the last 3 years with club activities, including going to Vanuatu with the team in January 2020, makes her a very valuable member of the club.  Welcome Helen!!

As a little background - Helen has had good grounding in the Rotary Club of Cleveland, being a member of the Benfer family, coming to Rotary events as a child with her father and grandfather, and as a host sister to our PP Luis when he was here as an exchange student from Brazil.

Business Breakfast with Steve Baxter

So satisfying to be working together with the Redland City Chamber of Commerce, organizing these Business Breakfasts, bringing our local business communiyt together. A good turnout of members and a presentation by PP Luis about Rotary contributed to the morning.  Please see the Photo gallery for a few photos from members in attendance.

BBQ fun in the community

The team John, Gerry, Lyn, Steve & Shirley serving lunch to staff members of Redland City Water Department - missing from the photo are champion cooks Jan Kilbourne and Ian Crane. Hi praise received from the approx 30 staff members who eagerly ate every hamburger and sausage provided.

Spring Garden Trailer Raffle - almost done!

In all our selling we keep in mind COVID-19 warnings and the health of our members, so your support in promoting the online sales is very important to the success of the project.  We need YOUR Help now - please see the roster in Events and Notices below, choose a date or two where you or your partner can help by selling tickets. We only have 2 slots available for you to fill - both at Capalaba Park Shopping Centre - the busiest shopping centre in the Redlands, so we are hoping for good sales there.


Spring Garden Trailer Raffle - halfway there!

The Queensland Health Department COVID-19 restrictions hit us this week, and the decision was made to cancel our stand at the markets on Sunday and Tuesday this week. The trailer can only be displayed at the markets, so this restricts our selling opportunities. We have a couple of weeks where we are competing with Legacy and Cancer Council for space in shopping centres, and also very mindful of the latest COVID-19 warnings and the health of our members, so your support in promoting the online sales is very important to the success of the project.  We need YOUR Help now - please see the roster in Events and Notices below, choose a date or two where you or your partner can help by selling tickets. The shopping centres are inside, you will be seated in pleasant surroundings and have the chance to chat with people from our community. 


Meetings, raffles etc.

A very busy couple of weeks has seen our 2nd meeting at Cleveland District State High School - another successful evening, with Peter Pollock, Redcity Roar Basketball, talking to us about the development of basketball in our area. The BBQ trailer has been put to good use, and Peter also offered us a chance to sell tickets for the trailer raffle last Saturday night. Great opportunities for the club to be out and about in the community in a COVID safe way.  The results of the ticket sales at the Crazy Day Market, Sunday markets and the shopping centres is going well - more helpers needed so please check the rosters and see if you can assist.



Spring Garden Trailer Raffle - On sale Now!

The trailer is out and about in the community - we have had it on display at Cleveland Markets and Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre this week, and the ticket sales have gone well. It is at Victoria Point, near Coles, Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday this week. We need YOUR Help now - please see the roster below and in Notices, choose a date or two where you or your partner can help by selling tickets. The shopping centres are inside, you will be seated in pleasant surroundings and have the chance to chat with people from our community. We now have the loan of an umbrella and stand for the markets, so the sellers will have shade.


From Israel to Brisbane

Maya Glassman, our University of Queensland Peace Fellow from Israel and her husband Gabe joined us at our first face to face meeting in 4 months. Maya told us of her early life, how she became a peace activist, and what brought her to this point in her life, studying peace and conflict resolution as a Rotary Peace Fellow.  We will be hearing more from Maya in the coming year or so, and welcome both Maya and Gabe to the Rotary Club of Cleveland.

Our new venue was a success - good food and service thanks to the students and parents of Cleveland District State High School.  It is very important for members to register attendance on the website, as numbers are limited in the current climate. Those who cannot attend in person will be able to attend via Zoom. Next meeting Tuesday 11th August at CDSHS.

Our social meeting on 4th August has been cancelled - so you have a night off. Why not contact Logan or another club that meets on a Tuesday, and Zoom into their meeting?


20 Years of Disaster Relief

ShelterBox was founded in the small town of Helston, Cornwall UK, by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox.

We've come a long way since our humble beginnings as a Rotary club project to grow to be a partner with Rotary International and a world leader in emergency shelter provision. None of this would have been possible without the help of supporters like you.

With six current deployments in places like Vanuatu and Tanzania, evaluations underway in Burkina Faso and Somaliland and operations planning in Nigeria and India, we're as busy as ever. The COVID-19 crisis has added another level of difficulty, but we're determined to continue our important work.

Shelter saves lives.


Christmas in July Weekend

Welcome to 2020-2021 President John Simpson and Gayle, pictured here with Roy Parker at our Christmas in July dinner at Noosa Caravan Park, Tewantin on Saturday evening. Terrific weekend for the 52 members, family and friends who gathered, supporting local restaurants on Friday night, some barbecued at the park, many went for drives in the hinterland on Saturday. Much fun was had by all - emphasising our commitment to the focus of our year ahead. Check out the Photo Gallery for more photos from the weekend.


Recycling Futures

How can you be part of Recycling Futures?

By using your extensive networks to assist us in accessing Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB’s).

 If you have a friend, business associate or family member involved in a service station, mechanical workshop, marine centre, mower repairs, transport, farm machinery, engineering, etc. are you able to approach them to see what they do with their ULAB’s and ask if they would be prepared to donate them to Rotary as part of our fund raising to support our community. Alternatively, Bob is happy to go with you to meet and explain the benefits of donating ULAB’s to Rotary.

See the full letter from Pres. John in the next screen.  

While you are thinking of recycling, don't forget to take your bottles, cans etc. to Containers for Change - give them our details Rotary Club of Cleveland C10216475 and the funds will be put straight into the club account.



Changeover 2020

Congratulations to PP Luis and Luciana for a wonderful year 2019-2020 - with many difficulties along the way, not the least having the last 14 weeks without a face to face meeting due to COVID-19. In true Mighty Club style, we quickly moved to Zoom meetings, and wherever possible the work of the club continued, with plans for the future set in place. Photo from 2019 Changeover

A huge welcome to Pres. John Simpson - a first for Cleveland - John was President 2001-2002, and has big plans for Cleveland in the next year. Some were outlined last night and in the Redlander, with Pres. John asking for input from all members. An exciting new year ahead.


Rotary International Virtual Convention 2020 - Breakout Sessions

Featured Breakouts

Rarely are we all able to take part or listen to the breakout sessions at an International Convention. As they have are all being recorded, all rotarians can now listen to what is happening in all parts of the world, how people are reinvigorating Rotary, projects and programs that have been successful, and hear the experiences good and bad of changes that are happening. Times are changing, and so must Rotary - including our club! Some very interesting, inspiring sessions on the changing world of Rotary, and how we recruit and retain members in this changing world.

Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center.

Using Virtual Tools to Engage Members

Embracing a few best practices for engaging with participants in the virtual world will inspire you to create experiences that are memorable and meaningful.

Engaging Rotary Alumni

Discuss how to better engage Rotary alumni.

Greening Rotary Events: Be Plastic-free, Offset Carbon, and More!

Learn the best practice of going plastic free and offsetting your carbon emissions.

Grow Rotary Through New Club Types

Learn about new club models, processes for starting new clubs, and the factors underpinning success.


Rotary International Virtual Convention Launches

With restriction imposed due to COVID-19, the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu was cancelled, however, Rotary didn't let that stop them and subsequently revamped the physical Convention to a virtual one. The Rotary International Virtual Convention kicked off with two General Sessions on 20 and 21 June 2020. The virtual Convention has allowed Rotarians and friends from around the world to connect in the virtual space

Celebrate our connection with speeches from Rotary International President Mark Maloney, Convention Chair Celia Giay, Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, Foundation Trustee Chair-elect K.R. Ravindran, and  Foundation Trustee Chair Gary C.K. Huang.

Relive the openning sessions and learn more about how Rotary is connecting the world through the vitual medium.


Strength in Diversity

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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