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Club Board



 Geoff Baldwin

 Rick Jewson
 Immediate Past President

 Ian Yarker
 Vice President

 Ray Pifer

 Robert Wesener

 Tim Egan

 Wendy Mackay

 Lauren Jewson

 Kay Danes

Leader Team



 Gold Coast Accountancy Co

 Wendy Mackay

 Rick Jewson
 Information Technology 

 Ray Pifer

 Kaye Titmarsh & Ingrid Jewson
 Guest Speaker   

 Tara Little


 Tim Egan

 Lauren Jewson

 Community Service Programs


 Ian Yarker/Geoff Baldwin
 Red Centre Tag Along Tours

 Ian Yarker
 RFDS Service Projects

 Geoff Baldwin
 Birdsville Race Program  

 Robert Wesener
 Mobile Kitchen 

Weekly Forum

Members and guests meet via video conference each Tuesday at 7.50pm for an 8pm AEST start.  To access the video conference click on 'GoToMeeting' just under 'Login' above. 

Members and guests can call in using their telephone on +61 2 8417 2352  Access Code: 166-064-245. 

Free SMS Service

Do you find yourself missing our Club Forums now daylight saving has started in other states?  Or you just need a friendly reminder 30 mins before the start of each Tuesday Night Forum simply text your name to Rick on 0433 17 3648.

Rick Jewson

Information Technology Team Leader

Board Meetings 

Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.00pm and are open to all Members, in person or online, at our dedicated  'GoToMeeting' address.  Meeting Minutes are available to e-Club members in the Member Drop Box.  

Social Gatherings

Club Members meet socially in their regions/provinces throughout the year.

Bank Details

Bendigo Bank,
Upper Coomera Qld, Australia
Rotary E-Club NextGen
BSB:       633 000
Account: 145756557

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Rotary Club No:  84537
Rotary District: 9640
Incorporation No: IA40038, Date:15/6/12 ABN: 531 295 77453

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To attend an e-Club video conference, go to 'GoToMeeting' under 'Login' above.

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ยป Club Details

Rotary E-Club NextGen, Queensland, Australia Inc. meets online.

Contact: The Secretary
Phone: 61 7 5533 7288

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PO Box 1761
Oxenford Qld 4210

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Our e-Club

Our Club was chartered on 1 June 2012 after like-minded Rotarians and ex-Rotarians banded together and worked towards a new type of Rotary Club; one that provides an alternative for time challenged busy career-driven people. Our e-Club represents an exciting opportunity not only for Rotary but for our young and older members around Australia and the World.

We have fresh ideas on running a 21st century e-Club:

*  We believe our experienced members can assist youth with innovative mentoring programs and through such support, help them achieve their career goals;

*  We believe time is limited; people find it difficult to attend a face to face meeting on a weekly basis so spending 30 minutes a week at our Clubhouse, at times convenient to them, is preferable;

*  We believe in asking young adults what they’re doing in community service and supporting their short term projects.

The Next Generation represents an enormously exciting opportunity for Rotary.  Our membership has grown up with the Internet and being so interconnected, we are acutely aware of global issues and concerns. 

We believe that such a small world really can be changed. Young and not so young people today are desperate to get ahead in their careers and are looking for mentors and networking opportunities. This is our Club's primary goal. 

Since June 2012, membership has grown consistently and falls into various categories;

*  Young adults starting their careers who have been supported by Rotary Youth Programs

*  Ex and current Rotarians joining/transferring as our Internet Club provides for their domestic circumstances

*  People who have never been a Rotarian who share a desire to assist the community

Membership currently resides in the ACT, NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and overseas. In Australia, geographic clusters are developing with locals attending others homes for fellowship and online forums. Board Members periodically travel to these locations to enjoy member fellowship and chair forums from these locations.

Service is undertaken by Members who determine a need at their locality and is not organised but supported by the Board. Funding of the e-Club is a challenge as Members are not centralised, as in a normal Rotary Club. This is the reason RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Community Service Program and the Red Centre Tag Along Tours came to fruition.

Although Members do not meet at a weekly dinner, Members do meet face to face weekly via electronic means. This is the only difference between our e-Club and a mainstream Rotary Club.

August 2014
  This e-Club operates 24/7 and supports our Members Community Service activities & aspirations.

Club President
Geoff Baldwin


  Assistant Governor
Rohan Cooper


    District Governor
Wendy Scarlett


RI President
Gary C. K. Huang

President's Report

Good Morning my fellow Members and Friends,

I do hope you are well, I have the flu. So, I offer many thanks to the Suns Ticket sellers who braved a cold, wet Saturday to sell tickets, only to see the Suns beaten in the last quarter, thanks my four great friends, sorry I was not there but I was no fun any way .

Birdsville has me hopping right now but not as fast as the Travelling Rotarians lighting up Rotary in the Finke River boat challenge. Have you seen the photos from Jane in our Facebook group. The addition of new Members on tour is also an added bonus and I know they have added new caravaners to the group as well.  There is never a dull moment from what I see but we all knew there never would be. 

The Birdsville Team leaves on Saturday and Sunday mornings, one truck on each day, meeting in Charleville on Sunday night and going through to Birdsville for Monday night.  We will have a Rotary Meeting on Tuesday night and beam in if possible but last year communications from Birdsville was poor and it gets much worse as the population swells in numbers.

We will be manning the Fun Run on Wednesday morning; setting up for the Cocktail Party on Thursday morning; providing man power to serve food and drinks on Thursday night and running our BBQ from Wednesday after lunch until Saturday night late.  We will also get to man the Races entrance gates on Friday and Saturday with cans for a gold coin donation as the race goers enter to win big time.  There is a really good Birdsville Races website this year with the full programme that is worth a look too!

We hope to be driving out around 4am the following Sunday and staying in Charleville that night, then back on the coast Monday afternoon to unpack and return the trucks. We have around 16 volunteers so we are hoping for a great result.

We will need to all jump in, hands on for Kathy's Rotary Farmers Ball when we return, I think we will need to do a big ticket sales push through all the Rotary Clubs locally to help out. We will have a Rotary Table for our own Members to sit with so you are not alone, so why not make that two tables and sell 20 tickets, instead of 10? Hey I got a heavy Board Meeting tomorrow so its good night from me and goodnight from Happy.



PS. Don't forget to come to the forum tonight at 8pm. We have Grant Pforr talking to us about the Water Wheels Wings festival. The usual place, GotoMeeting!

Please support these Member Projects!

     Join Rotary e-Club of NextGen Qld, Australia Inc to improve Indigenous literacy across Australia and help these kids, one community at a time.


  Please show your support by giving through Rotary e-Club NextGen Qld Inc's Supporter page, and share the link to spread the word about Soldier On


Umoja is a non-profit organisation based in Australia to give orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya a second chance at life.

Tag Along Tour

Tennant Creek Primary School (TCPS) Literacy Project

As part of the Red Centre Tag Along Tour, the group visited a primary school in Tennant Creek to donate a few hundred books that they had collected as part of a literacy project. The kids were so excited to be able to pick out their new books, and the group had a great time playing Santa. View some pictures in the TCPS Newsletter.

Laos International Project

The Laos International Project is holding an information evening 5th September, 2014.  More details are available at their service page.

This is a fantastic project and two of the Rotary Broadbeach members (us) have recently returned from 8 months in Laos (A little known country - landlocked between Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, China and Cambodia).  Twelve other members from the Rotary Broadbeach Club have also visited and provided hands on help (some more than once) as well as other volunteers and they voted unanimously to support the "Suan Luang Facility for orphans and disadvantaged children", the COPE Project, and the Floating Library."  Many of them will be at the information evening to share their thoughts and other needy projects will also be discussed and questions answered. We are also putting together tours for a working bee and tours for donations - should anyone wish to join us between November and January for not only good work but a really good time.  The foundations are now laid for us to be able to complete some fantastic work for the projects.

Umoja Gala Dinner Update

Umoja Orphanage Kenya’s third annual gala dinner was a great success for the team. This year’s event was called the Spirit of Africa and celebrated the hard work that Umoja volunteers and supporters are doing in Kenya to help children and communities break the cycle of poverty. Umoja Director Cathy Booth was delighted to update the 130 guests on the progress of the project in the last 12 months and thank them for their ongoing support. Rotarians and past volunteers to Kenya from Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland travelled to attend the fundraiser, with two Rotary clubs presenting cheques to the project. Volunteers shared their experiences during the night, including a 5 minute video filmed in Kenya, which has produced a lot of interest in the Umoja Volunteer Program. The Bundaberg community dressed to the theme and were very generous with their support of the raffles and charity auction, raising over $10 000 towards the first children’s home.


Everyone please check out the new e-Club YouTube Channel and our first few videos here. Subscribe to keep an eye out for future uploads! 

TV advertising for Bowelscan has commenced in District 9640. The campaign will run for 4 weeks.

Ride for RYLA


It is $5,000 that could potentially go begging for sponsoring 10 young adults to go to RYLA. 
It takes less than 1 minute to vote. 
1. Click the above link.
2. Click on ‘Vote for this Dream’
3. Enter your first name and email.
4. Important Step - Click on the link in the confirmation email to ensure your vote counts. 

RIDE FOR RYLA is a team of three young men (Glen Gorton, Andrew Nolan and Julian Buttigieg) who are participating in an insanely adventurous, slightly dangerous, unsupported expedition, riding approximately 3000km across Peru on what is described by the events organisers as "a woefully bad amalgamation of two inadequate vehicles".

Check out what the men from Ride for RYLA are doing at their service page or on their website,

Biennial Bavarian Beerfest

We at Tenterfield Rotary Club are holding our Biennial Bavarian Music and Beerfestival in March 2015.

We would like to invite you to come and join in the festivities that go on for 5 days culminating in the Beer Hall evening Enjoy the music of a 30 piece Bavarian brass band, sing along, dance, and have a wonderful time. The great atmosphere is well controlled and ensures everyone has a great time, without any trouble or drama.

We will have a number of German Beers on tap and also a selection of  Schnappes, served with plenty of good German food like Scnitzels, Sourkrout and Sausages.

We have attached a copy of our brochure which includes an order form for the different festivities on offer, over the 5 days.

So we invite you in planning your social events, to include visiting our lovely district during this exciting time. It will be a week to remember.

We look forward to seeing you at our events in the 2015 year and look forward to the fun we can provide for you at this time.

GSE Team Application


How good does a summer in Denmark sound for a Rotarian Team Leader and four team members, as part of our Districts Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team in 2015?

Dates for the visit to D 1461 Denmark are 24th May to 20th June 2015.

Rotarians who wished to apply as Team Leader must be experienced Rotarians with the ability to prepare and lead a team of young professionals in the early stages of their careers.

Follow the link below for application forms:

Guest Speaker & Dinners

Please see further down the page for more information on each Guest Speaker and their topic.

Tuesday 26 August 2014 - Az Hamilton - TAG (Timely Acts of Generosity)

Tuesday 2 September 2014 - Wendy Mackay - Friendship Exchange to Hawaii

Tuesday 22 September 2014 - Gary Everheart Jr - CART

Tuesday 21 October 2014 - DG Wendy Scarlett

District Governor Official Visit

DG Wendy Scarlett will be visiting our club on October 21, 2014. Please mark your calendars as this is a meeting you don't want to miss!

Regional Member Dinner

Every three months members throughout Australia and the world will be asked to open their homes and invite family and friends over for a meal and social evening.   At the end of the dinner, members at the homes will ‘beam in’ to the Forum to listen to a guest speaker and participate in a friendly competition between houses.  The competition will focus on 10 questions related to Rotary.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Az Hamilton - TAG You're It Project

TAG You're It! is the World's Largest Game of TAG (Timely Acts of Generosity) brought to you by Just Motivation. Small ideas that bring about big change!
TAG You're It! is a one hour school seminar presented by Az Hamilton from Just Motivation. Students are impacted and inspired to change the world one "timely act of generosity" at a time!

Just Motivation exists to motivate and stir the hearts of young people towards social justice, by connecting them to small ideas that can bring about big change in the world!

Wendy Mackay - Friendship Exchange to Hawaii

Starting April of 2014, Wendy was fortunate enough to be chosen for a Rotary Friendship Exchange to Hawaii. Now she has returned, we are fortunate enough to have her speaking to us about this experience. For more information on her exchange, please visit:

Club Forum

A fabulous opportunity for Fellowship and to put ideas to the other e-Club Members about future projects; ideas or just vague thoughts about helping in a particular sector.  Brainstorm with amazing people in your own Club and try to fix the World's woes.