What's happening at Alex Rotary ?
Gala Dinner Arrangements

Bookings starting to be taken for anniversary dinner

If you are a Rotary Club active member now is the time to book your spot for the 100th Anniversary dinner. You should have received an invite from our industrious Anniversary Team and be able to click on the tri-booking link from your emailed invitation.  
There is a table layout on our website ( and you can make bookings NOW before it is opened up to past Rotarians. 
Plans all in place for COVID vaccine delivery

COVID Plans on the Sunshine Coast laid out for the club 

A big thank you to our guest speaker Robb Major, and of course our very own Wallis W for twisting Robb's Arnm to give up some of his valuable time to come to the club and tell us all about the planning and execution of the COVID roll out. 
I must say that although I keep hearing about the hard work that is going on among the health professionals, what Robb took us through on Friday morning was truly mind blowing. 
Robb is charged with getting the public health network in Sunshine Coast right in regards to the roll out. So we heard what has been going on at National, State and Sunshine Coast level. The logistics involved in making sure that everyone in Australia has the opportunity to be vaccinated, and to do it guided by the risk profile of the community, from First Nations people, old folks, disabled folks, folks who don't live anywhere near health centres, and recognising that the initial Pfizer vaccine can only be moved at -70 degrees, and only moved 4 times from the production centre, makes for interesting planning. 
Robb's talk made me appreciate how talented and hard working our health professional are, and on a selfish note, made us all a lot clearer on what the immediate pandemic / vaccination future looks like for folk on the Sunny Coast.
Thank you Robb and Wallis.
SunnyCoast Solstice Swim
Folks, we're in the process of organising the Winter Solstice Swim - Stay tuned.
We'll be looking for volunteers, sponsors, swimmers and beneficiaries. 
Rotary Health Booklet available on line

Rotary Health 

Rotary has over 1,200,000 members so its hardly surprising that its difficult to keep up with what Rotary does for our communities.
So here's a summary (!!) of what Rotary Health has been up to in Australia. Some fantastic projects in here, with some amazing community health leaders...see the facts issue below..
The Australian Rotary Health 2021 Facts Booklet lists all PhD Scholarship, Mental Health Research Grant, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rural Nursing, Rural Medical, and Indigenous Health Scholarship recipients supported by Australian Rotary Health.This publication also provides information on the work that we do, as well as campaigns and events.

The 2021 Facts Booklet is now available to read online on Issuu.
USC / Rotary Meeting

RUSCCF Meeting Dateclaimer 

The Rotary and University of the Sunshine Coast Community Fund (RUSCCF) is a great initiative of the two organisations to provide support to USC students and to celebrate their achievements. 
Its mission is to advance  tertiary education opportunities through a partnership between the combined Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast & the University of the Sunshine Coast, and they are having a meeting this week. If you wish to attend please let Wendy Gilson know. (0437747462)
Presidents, Secretaries and Committee Members,
A reminder that the next Committee meeting will be held on Friday 19th February at 5.45 at the USC.
Please see directions etc below:
We have booked room C G.50 for our meeting which can easily accommodate the group. The room is located on the ground floor of Building C, the Chancellery, which is adjacent to Building B where we usually meet.  Attendees should plan to park in the usual parking lot, P2, and make their way to Building C, which is to the South of building B. 
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.
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. We'll have the usual brekky burger / sausage sizzle for our amazing volunteers. 
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
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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