What's happening at Alex Rotary ?
Members profile, Market BBQ, It's all about the golf, Salty Souls HQ, and visitors news 

Joy makes presentations Wendy before she sets off to Victoria 

Joy presenting Wendy with her Queensland passport and emergency Covid kit, just as Wendy was about to set off to Victoria for the weekend. Brave girl.

Community BBQ goes off with  bang(er) 

Yes...we do brekky burgers also..BIG thanks to Joy, Carmel, Charmaine, Masterchef Tony, and workaholic Craig for an interesting morning at Alex Beach community BBQ.
There is NO TRUTH in the rumour that a certain scribe took this photo just as he was falling over from exhaustion at the Artisans Market BBQ.
Thank you to Alex Community association for offering their slot to the was a lot of fun, and we met some interesting members of the community.

RUSCCF Dinner this Wednesday 

Don't forget that this Wednesday is the Rotary / University community fund dinner. Your club is donating $1,000 to the fund to maintain the clubs history of continued support for this important initiative in helping exceptional USC students achieve their goals. 

Steve comes up with proposal for Salty Souls HQ

After Fridays meeting Steve and a certain scribe went down to the Thrive yard where we scoped out the yard for a potential Salty Souls HQ.
True to form, Steve had all the ideas and went off and came up with some plans that are abbreviated here.
More details in next weeks newsletters, when we've had more discussions with the Thrive team.

Solstice Swim getting closer

We were honoured to have Bob Lane with us on Friday morning. As well as being a long term member and past treasurer of the club, Bob was the founder of the Solstice Swim and is a Gold sponsor of this years swim. 
Also apart from the moves to establish the SalTy souls HQ on the coast, we also became aware of some great initiatives for kids on teh's what we know from Kerry's email..
"Surfing the Spectrum is a Newcastle based charity, that provides one off surf / beach experiences for kids on the autism spectrum. The founders of STS contacted us and wanted to run a collaboration on the coast which was last weekend. The weather gods were against us, so we had 35 of the 60 kids from SEQ that were meant to attend but it was pretty amazing all the same. 
And some of the kids that did attend have already signed up for our waitlist for our next Sunshine Coast Stand Tall program for SalTy’s which will be after winter. I’ve noticed from our programs the sensory nature of the beach and water really has a soothing effect on kids with autism. We don’t mind if they end up on boogie boards at the end of our program, depending on their physical ailments. We just love seeing the physical and mental benefits of water based therapy."



Peter takes the chair

New member Peter was thrown in (volunteered?) as chair on Friday...thanks Peter.  

Its all about the Golf 

Jeaanne has been the driving force behind Maroochydore Rotary hosting of the AGFR Golf week, so we were delighted to welcome her, and mum (Heather) and dad (Rob) to our breakfast meeting on Friday.
So week after next it's all hands on deck for a week of Sunshine Coast tours and golf, some raffles, dinners and hosting our Rotarian visitors from interstate to this wonderful part of the world.  

Paul's profile

One of the things facilitators often do when people come together is to ask everyone to tell the group something about themselves that no one would know about them.
Its a bit of an icebreaker when folks come together. We have a different way, and now and again we ask members to give us a bit of a profile of themselves. It's surprising the things you hear. 
Well, it was Paul Scott's turn on Friday, and for most of us all we knew about Paul was that he joined us from Maroochydore, had a reputation for getting things done, and wasn't able to attend every Friday breakfast meeting because he was "driving the bus"
So now we know a bit more about Paul, and found some interesting connections to Craig L and a history of service and establishing small businesses and some interesting activities involving resort swimming pools  that was a bit of a surprise to some of us. Thats Paul for an interesting talk. 

Caloundra seeking RYDA volunteers

Our Rotarian mates are seeking URGENTLY, volunteers for RYDA there will be date claimers later for July and October.
Please let Pam at Caloundra Rotary know if you are interested. 


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