You're never too old to donate

If you could save 8 lives with your signature...would you??

Brilliant talk on Friday from Shona MacDonald on organ donation. Such an important topic and to hear the issues from someone on the front line of this life saving work was very thought provoking and hopefully will spring some of us "oldies" into action. 
Thank you Shona, and keep up the good work. 
The slide below says it all, and although some folks have genuine reasons for not donating, it certainly makes those of us who do offer to donate, realise how important, indeed life changing,  this can be to others. 
Australia has some significant problems with organ donation, not least the relatively small number of donors, but also our geography makes it extremely difficult to deliver donated organs in time. And not so obvious is that while folks can survive heart and kidney problems with medication and sport equipment, this is not so easy with lung transplant requirements. 
...and if you would like to on this...
While we're on about donations....

Alex Rotary Giving Locally to Outback Kids

This year we're asking members, friends, complete strangers, anyone, to give a gift to the Care outreach Christmas appeal. 
Late News: Tony received this email from the amazing Bill and Melissa at Care Outreach...its something for you to think about when you are out shopping for your Christmas act of kindness....don't forget to bring your wrapped gift with you to Friday's meeting. !! 
HI Tony, 
Great to hear from you.
This year our specific shortfall has been the boys 13-15 and girls 10-13.  
With the other age categories for the children, we have done ok this year.
We are always scratching to get enough goods for the Adults - male & female that have been allocated a gift. This is another option.
Thanks to you all at Alexandra Headland Rotary.
Bill & Melissa

Rotary "Giving Tuesday"  has turned philanthropy into an international event for everyone

Meanwhile at Rotary International....In 2019, the philanthropic event known as Giving Tuesday raised nearly $2 billion. And eight years after its inception, what began in the United States as a day focused on monetary donations has expanded across the globe and transformed to include volunteering, finding ways to show gratitude, and educating people about the value of altruism. For Rotary, as for many other nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday has become an important part of the philanthropic calendar.

In 2019, Giving Tuesday saw:

  1. $511 million

    in online donations in 24 hours

  2. 20.1 billion

    social media impressions worldwide

  3. 27 million

    U.S. adults who participated in some way

  4. 7.6 million

    U.S. adults who performed volunteer service

  5. 60

    countries that had an active #GivingTuesday movement

Rotary has embraced the concept, encouraging the use of Giving Tuesday as a fundraising opportunity for clubs and for The Rotary Foundation. Since 2017, Rotary has also used Giving Tuesday to reach out directly to prospective and current donors, and the campaign has grown each year. In 2019, Rotary raised over $550,000 from donors all over the world in response to a Giving Tuesday email campaign.
Club Meetings 

RV Club comes to visit and other club meeting changes 

On Friday next can all club members arrive a bit earlier than normal, (with their gifts for the outback kids) so that you're on deck to welcome our visitors from the Rotary RV Club? Its likely that there will be 20+ visitors enjoying the Alex SLSC hospitality and the spectacular views from the Bluff Room on Friday morning. If members (and you know who I mean) could be on their best behaviour for our visitors that would be unusual, to say the least. 

December 2 meeting is going to be a Christmas cracker!!

Our December 2 meeting has some surprises in store, the first one being that it will NOT be at Alex SLSC. It will be at "The Pines" community centre where Val has organised the community room. Its just of Bradman Avenue in Maroochydore. Stay tuned for more details. 

Invitation to join Alex Community Association Morning Tea

We weer delighted to receive 4 invitations to complementary morning tea with The Alex Community association on Wed Dec 7th. Its your oppurchancity to meet the volunteer folks who care for the beach foreshore 365 days a year and stage the "Christmas At Alex". Let the secretary know if you can make it. 

Club Website - have you noticed?

There's some interesting photo's on the club website, ( ...and its not a certain member queuing up for his THIRD helping at Skye's buffet below that photo carousel, there's other photo's of something going on with water you know where this is ......and its significance?
Get ready for Sip and Paint at Naomi's

Naomi's surf and paint 

Rotary Youth Transition 

Another amazing Rotary Youth Program 

Rotary Down Under 
Christmas at Alex Dateclaimer 

Christmas at Alex - Sunday 11th December at Buhk Park

The Alex Community Association folks are again hosting the iconic and world famous (really?) "Christmas at Alex" on Sunday 11th December. The weather is guaranteed to fabulous, and there is a rumour that a man in a red suit will be there to spread some joy and create some bedlam among the kids (well done JH) ..after a few tough years. 
RYDA volunteers step up

RYDA - you can have too many volunteers..

Message from Geoff, the super RYDA salesman....great to see so many of the club members step up to help with this driver awareness program that is definitely saving young drivers lives on the coast...nice one Geoff. 
RYDA is more than a program, it’s partnership which supports teachers on the journey as they provide their students with the tools and understanding they need to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens. Taking, largely, a student inquiry learning approach, RYDA becomes part of the school culture from the first to last day of a young person’s high school life. Beyond that, RYDA provides students with the tools, habits and motivation to take action and stay safe on our roads as both drivers and passengers throughout their lives.
I am overwhelmed with the response I received to my call to arms to assist with RYDA on Monday 21st November 2022.  I only needed 3 volunteers and received 8 nominations – what fantastic community spirit!
So, unfortunately 5 of you will miss out on 21st November, but not to worry as we have two more sessions coming up in April 2023 where I will need all the support I can get so please keep the following dates in mind:
Upcoming Events
Rotary RV club guest speaker
Nov 18, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Sip and Paint with Naomi
Nov 19, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
RYDA:-Nominated Volunteers: Mike, Graeme,Charmaine
Nov 21, 2022
Bella Strong - Womens Event success stories
Nov 25, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
RI GIVING TUESDAY - A Global Day of Giving
Nov 29, 2022
Club Board Meeting
via Zoom
Nov 29, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AGM,New Member Inductions and Project updates
Tide Residents Recreation Centre Room.
Dec 02, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
No Club Morning Meeting
Dec 09, 2022
Alex Surf Club - Upstairs Bistro
Dec 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Christmas at Alex - Buhk Park
Dec 11, 2022
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Last Meeting for the Year
Dec 16, 2022
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
First Club Meeting 2023
Jan 11, 2023
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
Pride of Workmanship Dinner
Alexandra Headland Surf Club
Mar 11, 2023
6:00 PM – 9:07 PM
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Comedy Corner

You've got to groan.and because Christmas is coming...

1. What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school?
The elf-abet.

2. What do snowmen call their offspring?

3. How much did Santa pay for his sleigh?
Nothing. It was on the house.

5. What do you call a snowman with a six-pack?
An abdominal snowman.

6. What did one snowman say to the other?
Do you smell carrots?

7. What is the best Christmas present?
A broken drum, you just can’t beat it.

8. How did the ornament get addicted to Christmas?
He was hooked on trees his whole life.


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