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Remembering Ernie Goleby

Many of us will remember Ernie as the quiet Rotarian. He quietly expressed his views, he quietly supported projects close to his heart and at times he quietly supported programmes financially without making a fuss. Yet, he was a very engaged and well respected Redlander.


Ernie, who passed away on 12th October 2018, joined Cleveland Rotary on 6th March 1973 and his Classification was initially Gladioli Growing and, as was the case in a small community, he probably later changed his Classification to Nurseryman to accommodate another new member who was also a Gladioli grower at the time. He resigned from Rotary on 30th June 2012, due to health reasons, having served his Community as an active Rotarian for 39 years.

Ernie proudly boasted 100% attendance record at Cleveland Rotary Club, something which very few members are able to achieve. That was Ernie’s way.

Photo courtesy of Redland Museum - Ernie & Shirley in the 1924 Model T Ford



International Fiesta

Wet weather certainly did not dampen the spirits of those who attended the International Fiesta Night at Burbank last night, at the home of Judy's daughter.  Extremely comfortable surroundings, magnificent food, excellent wine and great company. Who could ask for more? Dress up for the occasion? Well Elwyn and Allison certainly answered that call! Fun and entertainment, a night to remember.  Many thanks to Judy for organising and hosting a delightful evening, and to her family for their hospitatlity (particularly Isabella for the delicious paella). More pictures in the Photo Gallery.

 Polio Plus Movie Night 1 Nov 18


Date From : Thu Nov 1, 2018 : 06:30
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RIP Merv Genrich OAM PHF

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Past President Merv Genrich (2005/2006), a former Shire Chairman and lifelong supporter of many community organisations in the Redlands. Merv came to Rotary quite late in his community life — having given so much in his previous roles in local government, a community leader and respected citizen — he found the Rotary Family one he could assimilate with easily & still provide some meaningful input.

 Members will be able to pay tribute to Merv by attending the Memorial Service to be held at Redlands Cultural Centre on Thursday 25th October at 1pm.


Redistricting - a progress report

PDG Elwyn Hodges gave us a quick update on the progress of planning for the new District 9620. They now have a website, so click on the link and have a look at the structure, key dates for progress to inform yourself of the future of the administration of Rotary in our area.


Drought Releif Garage Sale A Great Success

Drought Relief Garage sale - in excess of $10,000 raised in one weekend as the Redlands community groups - Lions/Rotary/Probus/Mens Sheds/Rotaractors came together collaboratively to make it happen. Even items left over at the conclusion of the sale were able to be distributed to appropriate community charity organizations - win win!

Bacchus Brewery Visit

A great Rotary night last night, tasting beer, chatting with friends and colleagues, eating delicious food and drinking the odd glass of wine. Many thanks to Ross and his staff at Bacchus Brewery for the visit, and to Luis for organising such a fun, informal night.


Barefoot Bowls Day helps our community

What a beautiful day we had yesterday for our Barefoot Bowls day at the Victoria Point Bowls Club. Final figures to be determined, but Addictive World (represented by Kim Haynes and others pictured above) and Traction will be the recipients of the profits from this fun afternoon. 24 teams took the field, many for the first time. Check out the Photo Gallery for more shots taken to record the fun and games. Many thanks to all the helpers and of course the players - a great day!


Donation for Drought Appeal

IPP Ian Neil and Treasurer John Simpson receive a cheque from Redlands Sports Club and Carlton United Breweries for $2,500.00 towards our Drought Appeal. Many thanks to all who contributed to this generous donation. Presented by Don Seccombe of Redlands Foundation.

 Business Breakfast - "From Little Things Big Things Grow"

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 7.00am for 7.30am - concludes at 9.00am.

In keeping with the theme of this event - From Little Things Big Things Grow - this is your opportunity to learn from some locals who have been there, and done that. From modest beginnings, but with big vision, they’ve ridden out the trials and tribulations of owning a business and have emerged as some of Brisbane’s entrepreneurial shining stars.

Register here  RSVP by 10th October


Date From : Wed Oct 24, 2018 : 07:00
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Soup night for Story Dogs

Robin Archer prepares to have his soup from the doggy bowl. Tonight we were served soup and roll (served in a doggy bowl with a bone shaped bread roll), with the difference in the cost between that and our normal meal going towards funds for the Story Dogs project. Story Dogs are used to help children develop reading skills, a very valuable program that is growing throughout the Redlands schools. Anna Bray spoke about the program for the information of those who had not been present earlier this year when one of the dogs visited us. Club Assembly followed - Directors will report back shortly to the members.

Check the Photo Gallery for more photos from tonight.


Joe Gamblin PHF - CEO of MyHorizon

MyHorizon at Capalaba and the Rotary Club of Cleveland have very close ties with a number of our members being on the Board, at least one is a volunteer, and of course our last 2 Changeovers have been held in their great function room. Last night we heard much more about the man leading the MyHorizon Foundation, what in his life lead him to this position, and how much the organisation has grown in it's 30 year existence.  It was this work that led us to present Joe with a Paul Harris Fellow at the 2017/18 Changeover. Our Sensory Garden project, will ultimately benefit the clients and visitors to the Centre.  Graeme Lewis hosted Joe last night as he told us about his life and the Centre, answering many questions at the end.


Dance, drama, film and music

Cleveland State High School Performing Arts students wowed us with lots of talent on Tuesday night, finishing with a modern, inspiring Can-Can! In preparation for their overseas trip in 18 months time,  some very talented young people, demonstrated by some playing instruments, dancing (and some doing both), film clips, visual arts showcasing their early preaprations for their bi-annual trip. If this was the early development, then they are on the way to a fantastic level of performance.  We look forward to our visit next year when they have worked on it for another 12 months. 


Eliminating Hepatitis C - The Kombi Clinic

It can be cured! Hepatitis Queensland's Kombi Clinic nurse Mim O'Flynn won the 2018 HESTA Nursing & Midwifery Awards Team Excellence award in May. Last night Mim enlightened us all about the program that has recently started in Brisbane to identify and  treat people with Hepatitis C.


RYLA Helped Maddison refocus on studies

Maddison Bartnik, our RYLA attendee for 2018 told us how her participation at RYLA really helped her to refocus on the double degree she is studying, and to cope better with stress. Her grandfather, Allan Tully, nominated Maddison for the award and is justifiably very proud of his granddaughter and her achievements.


Inspirational members - Yu-Min Sun and Bob Neich

What an inspiration to all is Yu-Min, as she tells us about her experience on Efate Island in Vanuatu, with a group from Cleveland District State High School, setting up 3 libraries in primary schools over the recent holidays. An interactive, informative and entertaining presentation.



Dan Holzapfel Park

On Wednesday 25th July, Dan Holzapfel attended a meeting of the Redland City Council, where he was honoured to learn that the area formerly known as Sandy Drive Park, Victoria Point, is being renamed Dan Holzapfel Park. The name was nominated by Ray McAllister of Renaissance Retirement village, and the name plate was presented by Mayor Karen Williams and Deputy Mayor Lance Hewlett, Councillor for that Ward.

Georgia Richards, Global Grant Scholar, Oxford University

Georgia is studying for a PHD in Primary Health Care at Oxford University, and her Global Grant application was supported by the Rotary Club of Cleveland and District 9630 plus the Rotary Club of Faringdon and District. Georgia gained a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland before completing her Honours in Pharmacology where she attained First Class Honours.  In 2016 Georgia was awarded the Women of the Future Award, Judges Choice Winner, for her passion and dedication to continue medical research and help others.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.