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Wendy Protheroe visits local club

We were delighted to welcome District Governor Wendy to the club breakfast meeting last Friday. Wendy has been very busy travelling to the far-flung clubs in her district and recently returned from PNG, where there has been a outbreak of Polio that Rotary has responded to.
Wendy also had some interesting stories of her adventures in the Arawa district with moonlight beach walks and evening cruises in very small boats, not to mention light aircraft flights through the PNG jungle !
Some of the induction ceremonies, involving exotic substances and face painting, not to mention the impromptu travel and meeting arrangements shed a new light on the activities of our District Governor.
Thank you Wendy for your visit and update on the District activities,  it was great to hear of the good work that Rotary is doing in supporting the communities in PNG, and of course your club has recently supported the Nambour club project in helping the locals develop sustainable agriculture using native vegetables. 
Your club has many connections with PNG, and Bob Lane seemed to be very familiar with the local pigeon English ..if I understood Bob correctly the description in pigeon of a helicopter roughly translates as "Holy Moly... a mix master in the sky!) 

Update on Mental Health 

We were delighted to welcome Vicki Stewart from Mooloolaba Rotary for her update on how the mental health walk went. Thanks to Vicki's leadership, and a lot of hard work by her team it was a great success, wit over 500 walkers on a very blustery morning along the esplanade. 
We were delighted to provide our support to what is a widespread problem in our community, and our official photographer, Tanya took photos of some of the more brightly dressed entrants, who all had a story to tell of the personal or family struggles with mental health. There was also a lot of walkers there showing support for those friends and family who had passed away through this terrible illness, and we hope that by Rotary organising such a walk and show of support, it was of some comfort to them.
We were also pleased to see our very own Fiona Simpson at the starting line to officially start the walk with local federal member Andrew Wallace. 
Well done to everyone involved, and we'll see you next year when the target is 1,000 walkers. 

Register now for the kids Christmas Party !

On Friday 14th breakfast meeting we have a special guest...Santa !!.
All children, grandchildren and friends are most welcome. But we need to know if you're coming and who is going to be there to meet the big guy. We'll be at the SLSC upstairs and a special Christmas buffet breakfast will be on offer.
We have our usual time slot, 7 am start we'll try and finish at 8.00 ..depending on reindeer traffic on the morning, and arrival of Santa.
So please let Mike or Errol know how many from your family and friends will be attending for catering purposes. 
There will also be the usual games and raffles and maybe a few "adult(??) games to add to the general mayhem of a kids party.
In case you have forgotten last years video highlights...here is one for you to click......Santas Workshop last year 

Big Steps taken with Garden Project 

Great progress has been made in the last month with the combined Rotary Club project. 
The team is being led by Project manager Peter Eggleton, with the start of earthworks for the ball play area in the care garden home, and the donation of a cubby house and materials for the garden furniture. 
Also the Buderim mens shed have generously agreed to make up the furniture and our Errol has been in close contact with Ironbark Timbers who have been exceptionally generous with their support and supply of wood. 
So with the assistance of Geoff and Roger of Mooloolaba, a large quantity of timber for the garden project, donated by Ironbark Timber, was delivered to the Buderim Men’s Shed during the month, and the Geoff and Roger then loaded the “Cubbyhouse” and delivered it to the project site in Landsborough. A job well done.
Lighting will be installed on Thursday and on the next Thursday the tiles will be done shortly afterwards.
With the “definite” laying of the tiles, Stage 1 will be completed and IFYS is keen to have an “Official opening” to which all those who have supported us so far, will be invited.
It would be fantastic if the concrete for the Basketball / Netball court could be laid by then indicating that Stage 2 was well underway. John W from Sunshine Coast Central is chasing down a “friendly” concrete contractor and Errol has been procuring the baskeball / netball fixtures, so all in all a great effort from the clubs involved. 

How did we do?

On Friday we reviewed the outcomes from the Surf Show and Shine, to look at the "lessons learnt" and make some suggestions for improvement for next year. We had input from all the participants, and it appears that with Council planning for foreshore still ongoing that the venue for next year will be the Mooloolaba School oval. The Council is keen for it to become a central part of a community weekend event, so that is something for the club to also consider.
The event continues to be a great success and a worthwhile low cost community event, raising funds to show that the "Coast Cares for the Outback". All stakeholders, sponsors, stall holders, entertainers, volunteers, beneficiaries etc were delighted with the event, and wish to be part of SS&S next year. We're confident that the event will continue to grow and be part of a bigger community weekend with the right support.
The suggestions for next year have been put in the members area for now, to be dusted off next year. Most suggestions involve a tweet here and there with the logistics of the event, and of course "more volunteers please"..and there is some support for the ideas around a "Saturday night show" and a "liquor licence" and a greater "surfing and surf board engagement/ entertainment" with a lot more done "on-line" to help our fantastic Kombi's.
Also the time of year for the event next year will be a topic of conversation with the stakeholders.  
We'll be contacting the beneficiaries of your efforts next week, and making arrangements for the funds to "make a difference" to the folks suffering from the devastating drought. 
The club offers students a transitioning to work a program on how to succeed and to be happy at Work. This is available in coffee - table book form or by presentations from the members by arrangement. We strongly believe that the youth and schools, universities of today will benefit from the practical support and mentorship of employers and employees. If you wish to receive the book, please click HERE or if you are interested in organising a course for your school, please contact the club through the home page address, RCAHsecretary@gmail.com and we'll take it from there. 
At Rotary we want to have fun while "making a difference" to our communities, locally and internationally.


It has been a tough year for the families of Libby & Peter. We are grateful for the happy times and the contributions they made to he club and the community. 


Surf Show and Shine Video Promo
Last months  presentation from Bill and Melissa was very timely, and we would have seen recently the terrible pictures from the drought ravaged bush on the news. 
So its been great to see that the funds raised have been put to good effect, and that's all the incentive we need to organise our signature event on Sunday September 16th at Mooloolaba School oval. This years event will follow the successful path paid down by Denis and Chris, with the addition of a cinema night. This follows an offer from Sunshine Coast Council to donate an outdoor cinema night to "warm up" the crowds.
Next year, the Council would like the club to organise a weekend "Place" event so that we can draw in support from the wider community, including accommodation and catering businesses. If the foreshore improvements have been made, then we're guaranteed a weekend slot at the new parklands on the Saturday and Sunday. 
Clearly this is all to big for a small (but energetic) club like ours, so its been brilliant to see support from Mooloolaba Rotary who have put their hand up to man the BBQ for the day, and also Rotoract who will provide volunteers, not forgetting long time supporters Sunshine Coast Grammar and Mooloolaba State School who provide the location and shade etc. We've also been joined by Lorenzo at the Coast Board riders, who has put his hand up to organise the couple of hundred specialist surfboards, and also, we hear, organised a "glassing" tent, for the surf board enthusiasts. 
We're also putting together some entertainment and a food court for the day, a big thanks to Stuart and the team, and not forgetting our site manager and architect, Trevor, and our media guru, Tanya who has already reached out to over 40 Kombi's in the first week of advertising.
Here's a little beaut video showing the Surf Show and Shine from a drone..........CLICK HERE.......


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We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Alex Surf Life Saving Club
Alex Beach
Alexandra Headland , QLD  4557
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About Our Club

Our Meeting Details

We meet Fridays at 6:45 AM
Alex Surf Life Saving Club
Alex Beach
Alexandra Headland , QLD  4557
District Site
Venue Map