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A nurses Plea

BREAKING: A TERRIFIED American nurse just got home from a Coronavirus shift, and quickly made a video to warn America about what she just saw. This is RED ALERT, folks!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on Monday, March 30, 2020

World Immunization Week is Coming

World Immunization Week is Coming

As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April 2020



There are many people keeping our society going as best they can during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Nurses, doctors, paramedics, teachers, truck drivers, supermarket staff, bakers, restauranteurs/takeways, mechanics, tradies such as plumbers, electricians, delivery drivers... many many more that I have not listed. 

Also the people who are caring for others, neighbours, friends and family. Many require help, many offering help. Please keep all of these "angels" in your thoughts as you spend your time at home, keeping safe from the virus. Remember physical distancing and smile and say hello when you pass someone else when you are out for exercise - you may be the first person they have spoken with that day!  If you are in a position to help, please do so, if you need help, please let us know.


ANZAC Day is very different this year. We will not be erecting tents and attending the Dawn Service, however we can still pay our respects. Join the thousands of others at dawn who will be standing at the end of their driveways, on their balconys, candle or poppy in hand, then over a quiet coffee, tea or ale, listen to PP Col Sutccliffe at 9am or 4pm for an ANZAC Service.







An Australian-made ventilator that costs a tenth of the price of existing models has been brought to life in just four weeks.

The OzVader ventilator is the result of a partnership between engineers, Brisbane-based manufacturing company Olitek, intensive care specialists and the Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) at the

Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Picture and information courtesy of the ABC News Facebook page

As the world responds to COVID-19 we must remember the children who miss out on life-saving vaccines that prevent dangerous diseases like polio and measles. This World Immunization Week join with Rotary International in the fight to #EndPolio because #VaccinesWork.

As most Cleveland members are aware, I am passionate about eradicating Polio. In the midst of the current pandemic, we must not forget to continue to work towards eradication. Photo and information above courtesy of

End Polio Now 

Bowelscan - Its Poo Week!

Have you done your bowel scan test this year?  Make sure you take the opportunity - available until 30th June 2020. Checking out the Bowelscan website - the following statistics are highlighted:

90% of bowel cancers are successfully treated if found early, but fewer than 40% are detected early.

This year 17,004 Australians will be told they have bowel cancer with 1,313 under the age of 50.

Last year our simple bowel cancer kit saved the lives of 240 Queenslanders.

Check out the full information -  #BowelscanQLD - and buy your kit NOW!

Check out the interviews on Facebook -

YEP Presentations

Another inspirational meeting to celebrate Youth Month. Thanks must go to Anna for organising it all, Theri for creating the segment and interviewing the past inbound and outbound students. Well done Theri!


Our club has benefitted from hosting and sponsoring lots of Youth Exchange students over the years. If anyone has records, photos, contact details etc. of past students, please let Ishbel or Anna know as we would really love to have a record of our past inbound and outbound students, and reconnect where possible.



Meet You in Paris 2020

Do you have a bicycle? Do you ride for exercise? How about joining Gavin, Gerry, Peter, John & Luis on a virtual ride to Paris, raising funds for the Sarz Foundation.  Further information contact Gavin, and get those pedals turning. Don't ride? then how about supporting one of those who are riding with a donation.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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