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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.

Blown away by Harrison and Austin

Amazing Blokes Prosper lads battling Youth Suicide - Remember the names 

 
 
Fridays speakers were two of the most remarkable lads you will find anywhere in Australia. Harrison and Austin have both been touched by Youth Suicide and although they have been fighting the stigma of mental health and its outcomes, suicode being worst, this was the first time that they have given a prepared talk to the community 
 
 
 
Rotary Down Under - March Edition
Gala Dinner & Monument News

 

100th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Monument News

A Gala Dinner night is planned for Saturday 17th April at the Maroochy RSL. It will be a night of fellowship, fun and dancing and a chance to celebrate Rotary’s fantastic achievements over the past 100 years.

Bookings are now open and tickets can be purchased by clicking on the trybooking link on the Invitation attached. We advise you to book early, because seating is restricted due to Covid. Why not get a group together and join with old friends to celebrate this wonderful milestone? You can reserve a table as part of the booking process.

We are also planning to erect a monument, in order to recognise Rotary’s achievements, particularly on the Sunshine Coast.

We want this monument to ‘belong’ to all Rotarians past, present and future on the Sunshine Coast. The monument will be 2.69 metres high and have a diameter of 1.8 metres, the tendrils will ‘float’ from the 24 teeth on the Rotary Wheel and each one will bear the name of a Rotary Club on the SC. The design is meant to suggest that all clubs come from different areas but come together for the Centenary and then each go their own way to continue the good work of Rotary. Around the bottom will be 2 stainless steel panels, one about Rotary Clubs on the SC and the other, the story Sir Clem Renouf and his legacy. 

Wendy Gilson,

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Casey's Garden  - postponed

Casey's Garden - Date Claimer 13th March - Postponed 

Latest advice from Mark:
 
It looks like we may have to delay the working bee for Casey’s yard a couple of weeks as approvals and construction of the pergola is going to take longer than expected. It really makes sense to get the pergola and concrete done first then start on the yard.
We might still try to demolish the old pergola next week. Rob Wilson and his son have offered to do this and I have arranged for skip bin to be onsite to take all that away.
As soon as I have a new date I will come back to you.
 
Our mate Mark Skinner has been busy organising the project for a 5 year old Casey Harms and her grandparents. Mark got in touch with the club with this progress report, and a shout out to Alex Rotary to help out with the garden. This will be our 4th (?) garden blitz to make a difference and delighted to help Mark and the team he has organised. Here's a bit from his emails...
 
Casey is a beautiful little 5-year-old who has RTD [Riboflaven Transporter Deficiency Type 2]. For Casey, his condition includes paralysis of the cranial nerves and sensorineural deafness, the later being addressed with a cochlear implant in the hope that by hearing, he will eventually learn to talk. He also has severe damage to other nerves, particularly his limbs which are heavily distorted. Amazingly he moves around by shuffling his backside. There is hope that one day he may walk but that will be a fair way down the track. He also lacks the ability to regulate his body temperature.
 
 
 
Donald Trump or Paul Harris?

Who knew?

Hard quizmaster Johnno had one winner on Friday to the people's round on famous Rotarians. The question that three most was "Who married a bride 20 years his junior, and incorrectly wrote his date of birth on the marriage certificate? 
 
Peter was the only one who knew the difference between Donald Trump and Paul Harris...and its not what you think. Kenny Koala to the hard quiz winner.
 
 
Sergeant Joy excels herself

Sergeant Joy excels

Just when you thought the sergeants session could not get more entertaining...Joy's finale on Friday added a new dimension to the clubs meetings. 
 
Jeanne gathers the helpers as AGFR approaches

AGFR - Alex Rotary Club steps up to help

With the AGFR fast approaching Jeanne Motteram from Maroochy Rotary spoke to the club on Friday.
 
The club will be on hand to help Maroochy and already a group of members have put their hand up to help out with the raffle. 
 
We'll be staying in touch with Maroochy as we get towards May and keeping an eye open for other ways to help. Here's a thank you note we received from Jeanne.
 
Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to your club at Friday's meeting abou the AGFR and how you can help us.
 
It is great to have a few of you, Wendy, Sandy, Craig and Joy, on board to help with the raffle, organising the volunteers and Tony for being the tournament photographer.
 
I thought I would send you the most recent newsletter.
 
For more information on the AGFR, head to agfr.org and for details about the 43rd AGFR head to the same website and click on 'Tournament 2021' (it will take you to your clubs website).
 
Happy reading.
 
Regards
 
Jeanne Motteram, Tournament Director
43rd AGFR 2021 hosted by 
 
 
SunnyCoast Solstice Swim
Rotary SunnyCoast Solstice Swim - Sponsor anyone?
 
The swim is all set for 27th June, and we're on the look out for sponsors in the following areas:
 
 
 
One of our amputee swimmers shows us how its done !
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 https://events.humanitix.com/pre-entry-workshops-sunshine-coast-children-s-photo-competition
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