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Clubman of the Year 2018-2019

Decided by popular vote, John Simposon was awarded Clubman of the Year last night. John, our Treasurer, works tirelessly for Rotary in so many areas - as Treasurer, in the Youth area both at club and District level, encouraging and supporting members in many ways, and also has done a huge amount of work obtaining grants, and getting our new trailer up and ready for use. Congratulations John on your award and thank you for all that you do.

The trailer now has club signage and is ready for hire to community groups - with a Rotarian assistance - if you can help in this area please contact John.


A very successful Club Assembly was held last night, and quick reports from Directors indicated a great year ahead. Make sure you and your prospective members are in attendance next week to hear the plans in more detail, as Pres. Luis outlines his Strategic Direction for the 2019-2020 year.

Induction of President Luis

Tuesday 2nd July was a milestone in the history of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Not only was it our 57th Changeover dinner, we also welcomed Pres. Luis Filardi Carneiro, in what I believe to possibly be a Rotary first - a Youth Exchange Student to return to the Host country and become President of his original Host club. Luis was a student in 1989, moved back to Australia 3 years ago with this family, wife Luciana, daughter Beatriz and son Gabriel, and is now our President. We were delighted to also welcome his Dad Bene Carneiro and godson Murillo Carneiro who came from Brazil for the occasion. PDG Jitendra Prasad represented DG Ros Kelly.

PP Jan thanked her Board, most particularly PP Jon Womersley for acting as President during her time away for work out west. A lot was achieved during the past year - read the Annual Report for full details.


Ship for World Youth Program

In February several members of our club, along with others in our area, organised a Rotary Day for the Ship for World Youth Program visit to Brisbane of the Nippon Maru.  Leading this event was Ishbel Taylor, here receiving her Certificate of thanks from Pres. Jan. Ishbel has been unwell for some months and it is great to have her back on deck again, and able at last to receive her certificate. 


Girl Guides are 100 years old

Mimmi Hertop recently spoke to us about the centenary of the Girl Guides movement, and of course their well known program of raising funds through selling Girl Guide Buscuits. They are going hi-tech, no longer selling door to door, but reaching out to businesses and organisations.

Mimmi is keen to hear back from anyone in Rotary that may have an interest in purchasing biscuits either

·         personally for gifting (eg. charitable gifts), or

·         in the event their company’s may wish to pass some on to their employees, or

·         for on-selling.

Any ideas on contacts / colleagues of our Rotary members who might also be able to assist in this regard would be appreciated as well. Please pass these to Gavin Becker.

Click on the link below for further information.


Relay for Life 2019

Clive Shepherd, Sonya Hendy & Ken from Wellington Point Rotary cooking breakfast for weary walkers at this year's Relay for Life on Sunday 26th May. The new barbecue trailer worked well, some suggestions made for improvements needed, but overall a most successful trial, both for breakfast, and the evening before for dinner. Well done to the many volunteers on both occasions.


It's Arrived! Our new Barbecue Trailer is here.

Pres. Jan Kilbourne, Clive Shepherd & John Simpson getting familiar with our new barbecue trailer, which was delivered today. It has all the bells and whistles we need, and some more - come along and see it in use this weekend at Relay for Life, where we will provide dinner and breakfast.  John will arrange for the logo and club name to be done, and then we will be looking to make the most of this investment, using it to assist other local community groups.


Cleveland Film Company - Film local Screen global

Cleveland film Company is a contributor to the social and cultural fabric of Southeast Queensland, particularly Redlands Coast. Bradford Walton is a writer-director who trained in the UK in TVC and music video production. for the past 20 years Brad has produced national TVC campaigns, documentaries, short films and feature film screen plays. If you missed this inspiring Rotary evening, get along to the Grand View as per the flier below and help this industry grow.

Tickets are available online through Eventbrite by visiting the website at


The Drought is Not Over Yet

Inspite of recent rains the drought is still affecting 62.5 percent of Queensland.  The Rotary District 9630 Drought Programe continues to support farmers who are impacted by the drought which started in 2014 and continues today.  You can help by making a donation.  Full details on how are available here

Mary Queen of Peace Community Project

On the outskirts of Lae in Papua New Guinea is a small Catholic School and Health Clinic.  The Mary Queen of Peace Community is under development to serve the needs of the people in Malahang and the surrounding areas.

Last week the Rotary Club of Cleveland was visited by Sister Cathy from the Mary Queen of Peace Community.  This is another step in the emerging relationship between the Club and the Community. 


ShelterBox - Celebrating the Contribution of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians

This week we celebrated the work that ShelterBox Australia makes toward relieving suffering and building hope in the face of natural disasters and conflict.  ShelterBox is a Rotary International endorsed program that operates with the support of Rotary Clubs and indivual Rotarians who contribute financially and as members of the teams who distribute the shelterboxes.


Have you made the decision?

Have you thought about the opportunity to help others through organ and tissue donation?

Well we were all challenged to do just that by Alana Cresswell and David Clune of DonateLife.  This is the public face of the Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority.

Organ and tissue transplantation is no longer experimental - our Australian surgeons are increadibly skilled.  Age is not necessarily a barrier to organ and tissue donations up to the age of 90 years, though it is a factor in the assessment of the viability of potential organs and tissues.


Is our community dementia friendly?

Tonight we were joined by Michelle Schlitter and Ann Donaghy from Centacare and learnt what it is like to be a dementia friendly community.  As our population ages we all find ourselves confronted in some way with issues that make our lives or those of others less comfortable.

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a group of illnesses which impact on a person's functioning - memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical function.  These illnesses can happen to anyone but they are more common after the age of 65.


The Drought Isn't Over Yet

District 9630 Drought Relief Program

Rotary International Convention 2019

Hear RI President on the RI Convention 2019 here - 

Capture the Moment at the 2019 Rotary Convention in Hamburg. by 15 December to save.

Rotary’s Commitment to Creating a Healthier World 

Around the world, 400 million people can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care, which can result in pain, poverty, and misery. That’s why Rotary members are devoted to fighting and preventing diseases. From offering temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities to designing and building infrastructure to allow doctors, patients, and governments to work together, Rotary members take on efforts both large and small.


Rotary works to remove the scourge of Polio

The campaign to end the scourge of poliomyelitis continues - join Rotary in helping to eradicate this disease.  Watch this short video to see what your contribution to Rotary achieves.


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.


Together We Transform - Together We Make A Difference

The generosity of Rotarians and others enables Rotary to keep Doing Good in the World. Last year, Rotarians completed over 30,000 Rotary service projects and dedicated 24.3 million hours to volunteering in the communities that need our help the most.


What does it mean to practice peace?

Nations observe 21 September as International Day of Peace, a “day of global ceasefire and nonviolence.” Rotary’s commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers, which yearly prepare up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master’s degree program or a three-month certificate program at partner universities worldwide.

Topics: peace,  fellowship

Challenging the Future for Service Clubs

Mark Huddleston is a Rotarian mover and shaker who is keenly interested in shaping the future of the member clubs of Rotary International.  A leader who puts into practice what he proposes, this little book is a valuable read for all, but especially those who are leaders and aspiring leaders of Rotary Clubs.