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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
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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.
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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.
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.
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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