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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.
Rotary Down Under - Our Magazine
Meagan and Rhys Martin, Editor and Digital expert from RDU Zoomed into our meeting last night, to give us some insight into the Rotary Down Under magazine. Peter Marer lead the discussion with several well chosen points, asking Meagan about her history leading to taking on this role, and then both Meagan and Rhys talked about their various skills used in bringing the RDU to the 35,000 subscribers, in hard copy and the various digital formats. The latter are still being developed in accordance with budget restraints. I am sure that many of us in the room last night, will be linking to the RDU Facebook page in the near future, and sharing posts with our friends. To grow Rotary, we must keep spreading the word and ensuring that Rotary remains relevant and grows to continue To Do Good in the World.
Layne Utz - What a legend!
Litter Legends, a community group started 3 years ago by Layne Utz - and he is still only 18. What an inspirational young man. Reminds us all to take note as we walk around our town, and anywhere - pick up litter. And more importantly - don't drop litter - anywhere.
We also had the pleasure of welcoming our newest member, Jennifer (Jenny) Lewis into the club, sponsored by John Lipman. Vice President Ian Neil had a busy night for his first run, standing in for Pres. Robert Wesener who is enjoying the roads and places to see in Western Queensland.
Changeover last night at Fiction Bar & Restaurant, Raby Bay, was well attended and a great night, celebrating the year gone, awards given, lots of laughs, and a preview into the year ahead. PHF's were awarded to Ken Meldrum of Black Dog and Rick Thomason of Redland Museum. Shirley Mahon also received her PHF + 2 Ruby pin. Our Clubman of the Year is Geoffrey Gray, and Tongs Master is Kim Tran. Congratulation to all on the awards, and congratulations to all Rotarians on another great year for the Mighty Club. More photos in the Photo Gallery.
D9630 Rotarian of the Year
On Saturday PDG Elwyn Hodges was named as Rotarian of the year, by District Governor Patrice Robinson at the District Changeover. Pres. Robert Wesener was named Rotarian of the Year in 1999 by PDG Mel Langley. A coincidence that the first and last Rotarian of the Year for District 9630 are both now members of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Congratulations to you both.
R100 - People of Action talk
A small but interested group were at the Redland Museum on Thursday morning to hear about the Actions of the Rotary Club of Cleveland in the past, present and plans for moving into the futrure. Considerable discussion at the conclusion of the talks by Ron Loney, David Furness, Shirley Mahon and Gavin Becker. Thanks to Redland Museum for hosting this final talk to support the exhibition. Make sure you get to see the displays before it closes on Wednesday.
Meet the Robots
Our meeting on Tuesday night was fascinating - particularly for the engineers in the group!! Yr 10 Robotics students at Cleveland High took us to their lab and demonstrated the skills required to code and get various forms of robotos to follow instructions. Thanks to their teacher Nick, who explained the various types of robots available, and then the students took over in small groups. See the Photo Gallery for more photos.
It was pleasing to see a room full of members and guests on Tuesday night. Financial guru Noel Whitaker gave us some interesting information about finances, plenty of food for thought. Pres. John Simpson presented Noel with a Certificate for Community Service, recognising the many years of service Noel has given to our club, as keynote speaker at business breakfasts and dinners, donating his books for us to sell to raise funds etc.. We also donated $100 to be given to his charity of choice. Raffle draws saw several of Noel's books going home with delighted members and guests. A link to Noel's newsletter below - this covers a lot of the topics Noel covered on Tuesday evening.
Over 80 people attended the opening of the R100 Exhibition at Redland Museum yesterday. Cleveland began the day at Roturtle, and PP Gordon Davidson had the pleasuire of carrying the baton in a 1937 Morris, leading a cavalcade of cars from Cleveland Point to the Museum, arriving in time for a look at the Exhibition before the Opening ceremony. The cake, donated by Albert Benfer, was cut by Frank Thompson (91) a Past President of the oldest club, Wynnum & Manly, and Matthew Knight, current President of the youngest club, Wellington Point. For those who did not attend, the exhibition is open until the end of June - make sure you take the time to visit and enjoy. All 6 clubs were congratulated by DG Patrice and Mayor Karen for the breadth and depth of the stories their displays tell. Photos in the Photo Gallery
Charles Fairbairn and Samatha Beattie told us about how they had benefitted from their scholarships, provided by our club to assist them in their final years at high school. Once more, two very inspirational young people who are making the most of the opportunities they have to get the best education available, and make a lasting contribution to their worlds. Charles is in Year 12 at Cleveland District State High School, specialising in sciences, and Samantha finished last year at Alexandra Hills State High School, now at University of Queensland study a wide range of subjects as she embarks on her tertiary education. We will see more of these two young people in the future.
It's one thing to debate in front of your peers at school - another thing entirely to debate another school in front of a room full of Rotarians. Congratulations to the teams of Year 9 & Year 10 debaters from Cleveland District State High School and Alexandra Hills State High School. The topic was - Social media is destroying our social life. Both teams put forward excellent cases, so good that the judges - Ian Neil and Samantha Beattie could not agree on the result - and it was declared a draw. Some very interesting facts emerged in the course of the debate, but the result is - I have looked less at Facebook this week!!!! Check out the Photo Gallery for more pictures of our debaters and our new member Barry Hunt.
100 Trees for 100 Years
Mike & Narelle Sudmalis, with Matthew & Luke, helping to plant trees in Linear Park opposite the Grand View Hotel this morning. 100 Trees and smaller plants, provided by Indigiscapes Nursery, were planting as directed by Redland City Council staff. Lots of weeding too. Very successful morning working bee, with delicious Devonshire tea provided by Robin Archer to follow. See pictures in Photo Gallery.
Two weeks into one of the most important and inspirational months in the Rotary calendar. Apologies to Kim for not having a photograph of her in the lovely dress she wore to talk to us about her life in Vietnam, and how she is adapting to life in Cleveland. What an amazing life she has had - check out the Redlander for further details.
This week we had two very different, but equally inspiring stories from Year 12 Students at Carmel College and Cleveland District State High School. What amazing young people we have to take on the world as we take the steps into retirement. Congratulations to all and I look forward to hearing more over the next two weeks.
Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULABs)
The Rotary Club of Cleveland is currently undertaking the collection of used lead acid batteries (ULABs) as a means of fundraising.
These batteries can include used car and truck batteries or batteries out of lawn mowers, tractors, boats, motor bikes and golf buggies, so long as they contain lead (ie. not alkaline, nickel metal hydride or lithium-ion batteries).
Money raised from the sale of ULABs is then channelled back into the Redlands community to support groups in need of financial assistance in these challenging times.
We are happy to arrange for collection of batteries.
You can phone Geoff Gray (0418 713 574) or Bob Neich (0429 438 128)
Your support will help make a difference for others in need.
New Generations Award
PDG Ros Kelly presented the 2019-2020 District New Generations Award to our team who went to Vanuatu to set up school libraries. The criteria was Making a Difference. Congratulations to our team, pictured Greg Watson, Helen Dundon, John Lipman, Clive Shepherd with Ros and VP Ian Crane. Also travelling to PNG were John Simpson & Tim and our YEP student, Theresa. Look out for the booklet showing all their photos at the Rotary 100 exhibition at the Redland Museum - it will be ready for viewing mid-May to the end of June, but make sure you have May 30th in your diaries for the opening.
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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