What's happening at Alex Rotary ?
What you need to know about COVID vaccine and roll out on Sunshine Coast

Robb Major - COVID Primary Health Care roll out supremo to talk to club Friday 12th Feb

Government health officials are hard at work preparing plans for the roll out of COVID vaccinations on the Sunshine Coast. Vaccinations start in a few weeks. Robb Major is the executive in charge of coordinating the Primary health care rollout of the COVID vaccine and he will be speaking at the RCAH breakfast meeting 12/2/21. 

Robb will provide a summary of the national strategy being prepared through the PHN and how that is planned for delivery on the Sunshine Coast.  
You are invited to attend Alex Rotary Breakfast meeting to learn from the executive in charge what it means for you.
Drop our secretary an email before Thursday if you wish to attend. It will help with our seating and catering (kiosk breakfast menu) and complimentary tea and coffee arrangements.
Michelle's Canadian cliffhanger

Michelle smiles through cliff hanger with Rotary International President

Guess who's smiling through this terrifying ordeal?  None other than our Youth Group supremo Michelle. 
Following on from Michelle's Rotary minute (wow!) she cleaned up with the raffle and two-up scratches
(has anybody ever won money from these - ed.?)
Anyway later in the day our mates Tamara and Kerry graciously offered the club 2 free tickets (value $260) to their Superbowl extravaganza, complementary drinks, fun morning and as luck would have it Michelle was first in, so hope your team won.
While we are on "all things Michelle", its great to see Michelle starting the organising of the Rotary Youth Interact /Earlyact programs and we wish her every success.
Wendy and Steve doing the rounds - Nambour

Wendy and Steve doing the rounds

Wendy and Steve visited Nambour during the week, continuing to spread the word about the 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner and the proposed Monument. The team are doing a great job in binging together the 24 clubs and getting feedback and gauging their interest.
They received a very positive response, as they have done wherever they've gone, and also positive messages are coming in from higher levels within Rotary.
The first release of Gala dinner tickets will be available soon to club members so stay tuned, as these will go QUICK for what promises to be a great occasion celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Australia. 
Details coming soon !!! 
Clean Up Australia Day 2021

Clean Up Australia Day - Sunday 7th March 

The club has been helping out clean up Australia Day for almost its inception.
This year if you want to help please log on to the clean up Australia site. Alex Headland postcode 4572.
There will be registration on the day, with hand outs of gloves, bags and high viz. 
So please give up some of your Sunday morning on 7th March to help keep our beach and foreshore clean.

Sunshine Coast Passport Club Schools competition 

Sunshine Coast Passport Rotary Club Competition - Tell the kids !!

A reminder to let your children, grandchildren, school communities and friends living on the Sunshine Coast know about the competition.
If they are looking for some guidance before entering the competition, these workshops should hit the mark!
Barry Alsop of Eyes Wide Open Images is offering two short workshops at Garricks Camera House Maroochydore covering:
. An introduction to the competition
. Basic composition & what constitutes a good image
The tuition will be held from 4.30pm to 6pm on Thursday afternoons:
Registration is essential as places are limited.  Register at
Sergeant Joy takes command

Sergeant Joy does the business 

What a revelation! Just as we were recovering from sergeant Craig picking our pockets, up steps sergeant Joy with one of the most entertaining (and expensive) sergeants session the club has witnessed. 
From memory tests, Christmas crackers, and obscure questions, arbitrary fines (really?),  and lots of activity Joy took command of the floor, and no one was spared. (Actually Paul S was as he was holding the bowl.) Poor Carmel was the target of "fictitious" birthdays and recounting salad recipes. (don't ask).
I recommend everyone brings more coins to our next its going to be a long expensive month...... smileysmiley
Craigs story

Craig's Story 

One of our newest members and Glaswegian, Townsvillian (is that a word?) and now Sunshine Coaster,  Craig Laidlaw, gave us an entertaining story of his background on Friday.

Craig, like many of us has been busy building up a career before retiring, and to quote "is now starting a new career in community service". Good man.

Welcome Craig, and many thanks for your involvement with the Alex Rotary projects, we've certainly appreciated your and Sandi's help with our fundraising and are very glad to have you in the club.

Rotary Down Under Magazine 

Rotary down under Magazine

Click to find out what Rotary has been doing in Australia


Social Evening at "The Freemans" 

Social Night at Twin Waters

Tony and Marilyn were the hosts (at short notice) for Fridays evenings drinks. Here's some snaps of the soiree in their backyard. Unfortunately a certain scribe and wife couldn't make it - so is unable to provide any gossip on the evening.
Other than to observe that a certain man on the land has developed the elderly male habit of setting off by car not knowing exactly where he is going but hoping that when he gets somewhere in the vicinity of his destination his memory will kick in and tell him where he should be going.  Unfortunately this didn't work (again!). Its a male thing. smiley
Business Mentoring

Business Mentoring Program

On Friday last John Bidwell was our guest speaker on Business Mentoring. John and his team are to be congratulated on supporting Businesses through this difficult time, both with financial advice but with that all important networking and communications. Often its prompting the thinking by just providing a perspective and advice on what the business is trying to achieve and the process towards that achievement. 

Quite a few expressed interest in knowing a bit more about this, so contact details below. 

For more information, see 

John Bidwell, Coordinator, SCCA Business Mentoring Program

What is Rotary?

What exactly IS Rotary?

New Year is a time for resolutions, navel gazing (really?) and wondering just where did all that time go last year?
So it was interesting to chat to one of the members about their extensive experience with Rotary and how they had given so much back to the community and their view of Rotary. 
The discussion verymuch reminded me of this video, which I have put on the website. 
EnJoy (Thats a hidden pun)
AGM and Board for 2021

Results of 2020 AGM

"A great mixture of experience, new members and younger members." (WG)
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