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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.

July 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

Message from the District Governor

Wendy Scarlett District Governor 2014-2015

We are 1300 Rotarians in 54 clubs in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland stretching from Gold Coast to Goondiwindi, Glenn Innes to Grafton. Our district is part of 1.2 million Rotarians across more than 200 countries. Rotarians are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace under the motto 'Service Above Self'. We know that together we can make the world a better place, together we can do so much more than we can do alone, together we can make a difference!

The projects undertaken by our Rotarians are as diverse as the men and women in our district – come along and be part of this amazing organisation as we 'Light Up Rotary' in 2014-15.

Read DG Wendy Scarlett's first Newsletter, the Tweed Torch, here.

From the President's Desk

Good Morning All,

Today is the start of a new financial year and more importantly to us the start of a new Rotary year. LIGHT UP ROTARY, the theme for this year, will be our task going forward.

Tonight, I am sending a message about Lighting up Birdsville for the RFDS.  Incidentally, last Thursday Night Ian and Heather received an award at the RFDS Annual Awards Night in Brisbane for their magnificent effort with the Mt. Isa house renovation project.  We must also congratulate our member Tara who went to Mt. Isa and all the other volunteers from Rotary Clubs and Communities far and wide who were involved in this mammoth task in hot conditions.

Birdsville this year, at the moment communications are thin, another meeting today and not a lot more information.  What do we do?  So here is what we do, I have discussed more effective ways of raising money other than food sales. The thinking is we need to be providing an on the ground Community Service where the RFDS clips the ticket on the way through, in other words in the case of the Black Tie Ball or Cocktail party for example, the ticket cost includes a $10 donation to the RFDS, so they sell 300 tickets, RFDS gets $3000, Rotary provides 20 or so workers at that function and it goes so smooth they will sell 400 tickets the Next Year.

Maybe there is a $1 on the entry ticket and that brings in $6000 and we roster on/off selling gate tickets.  If it is $2 that becomes $12k. There is a need for Children's entertainment, maybe we know someone who has this gift and they pick up a donation for providing this service.  WE need to better man and promote the donation cans, have them at every food outlet, plus the Race Day, Servo etc. and if we raised $1100 last year with the can sitting at our hamburger stall, then that may be $3k, I am thinking $20k is an achievable target and we have no risk.  But that won't happen this year as this year is going to run like last year as there is no time to implement anything like this in 8 weeks. This will take a year in normal discussions with management to sell the need for change; I am prepared to go this way in future.  Is there any support for this radical plan?Please let me know, or BOO very loudly so I can hear you.
This Saturday the e-Club is selling raffle tickets again at The Gold Coast Suns game, we have four volunteers already but we would like five or six, so please contact me if you wish to help.

Have a great week,



PS: We now have our own account with GotoMeeting, so out meeting ID has changed. For your records, the new one is 166-064-245 or follow the links from the eClub website!

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.

Umoja Gala Dinner

Spirit of Africa Gala Dinner

This event will be held on the 19th of July will include a three-course dinner, featuring bucket seats and electric banana, auction, raffles, and prizes for best dressed. For more information, view the flyer here.

ALNF Wall of Hands

Rotary e-Club Next Gen Qld has just hit the TOP 10 on the leaderboard to support the 2014 Wall of Hands Campaign to help Indigenous kids learn to read and write. Donate now and help get us into the TOP 5 at

Honorary Member Update

Heather OAM, Graham AM, attending the induction of President Marion at Southport Club on Tuesday evening.  Congratulations to our Honorary Member Emeritus Professor Graham Jones AM. What fabulous news.....well done.

First of the Proms

FIRST of the PROMS - Saturday August 2nd, 2014 at Saint Stephens College.

Looks like it will be an awesome night, so please when you book select the Rotary e-Club NextGen and $10.00 will go towards our fundraising.

RFDS Fundraiser

Calling all NextGen Members and Local SE Qld Members,

Fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

EKKA - Brisbane Exhibition, 8 - 17 August, 201410am to 4pm full day/half day rosters available.

Selling Showbags, located in the Thiess Tent. They are looking for 2 to 4 volunteers per shift over 10 days. Free entry, take train best option.

Those interested please advise me ASAP:

Great opportunity for young adults and their friends to serve in community service.

Many thanks,



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.

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:

2014 Fadden Seniors Expo

The lovely Louise and I have volunteered to hand out brochures at the 2014 Fadden Seniors Expo and Forum on July 30th, 2014.  Please check out this flyer and share with anyone you think will benefit from coming along.

Ingrid Jewson


Reward given. :)

We need helpers to sell raffle tickets at the future AFL Suns Games on the 16/8/2014.

If you are able to help please go into the Dropbox\eClubNextGenMembers\Rosters and put your name next to the date you are available to help.

Reward free entry into the match and have fun cheering on our Gold Coast team.

If you have friends that love the game and would want to help please contact one of our Members and they will be able to put your name on the spreadsheet.

For more information on the games, please click here.

Ingrid Jewson

Ride for RYLA

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,

Guest Speaker & Dinners

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

Tuesday 22 July 2014 - Cathy and Lesley - Update on Umoja

Tuesday 29 July 2014 - Kristen Jewson - Red Cross in Germany

Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Amy Pene - NICU Angel Gown Program Qld

Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Bo (Helene) Morse - her Deployment to the Philippines with Disaster Aid

Tuesday 19 August 2014 - Grant Pforr - Water Wheels Wings

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

Tuesday TBC - Wendy Mackay - Friendship Exchange to Hawaii

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

Cathy and Leslie - Update on Umoja


For more information on Cathy and Leslie's Umoja project, visit their service page.

Kristen Jewson - Red Cross in Germany

My name is Kristen Jewson, better known as KJ.

I am 20 years old and I am currently living with my husband in Germany. At age 17 I left home on an adventure with Rotary Youth Exchange and made the mistake of falling in love with my host country. At 18 I moved to Europe and haven't regretted a single day since.

For the last 2 years I have been a member of the German Red Cross. As a volunteer I have had the chance to experience many things a normal person would never get to. We aid people during catastrophes and in everyday situations. We attend festivals to help drunk and sober people who have managed to injure themselves and are there as moral support to those who just need someone to talk to.

Rotary Involvement:

-          At 18 I joined the E-club as a founding member.

-          At ages 14 and 17 I attended RYPEN and RTYS and look forward to the chance to go to RYLA, if I do ever make it    back in time to Australia.

I hope to start studying in the next few years, my goal is to become a mechanical engineer. I am still searching for a uni close to home.

Amy Pene - NICU helping Hands Angel Gown Program Australia

We are a national community organisation of volunteers who hope to touch the hearts of everyone in Australia especially those who suffer the tragic loss of their baby. From donated wedding gowns we lovingly hand craft Angel Gowns and Wraps which are then gifted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Hospitals and to anyone in need all around Australia for babies who are born sleeping, born prematurely or suffer an illness and grow their wings far too soon.
Our website is and our
National Facebook page is

Bo Morse - Deployment to the Philippines with Disaster Aid

President Elect of the Rotary Club Ashgrove- The Gap

Skills & Volunteer Experience

  • Member of Rotary International, 1996 to 2014, Concord, CA.  Rotary Club-Relocated to Australia April 2014
  • Rotary Offices held:
  • Past President, Danville Rotary Club, CA 2003-2004, multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Benefactor, Paul Harris Society member
  • Assistant Governor D5160 2004-2005
  • District 5160 Membership Chair 2005-2007
  • District 5160 Foundation Chair 2007-2009
  • Board of Directors-Disaster Aid USA, 2010-present
  • District Rotaplast Chair-2009 to the present (cleft palate/cleft lip)
  • D5160 Disaster Preparedness & Response Director 2010-2014
  • DART-Disaster Aid USA, Disaster response team member-currently member of Disaster Aid Australia
  • Salvation Army Emergency Services Team, Concord Corp., HAM radio operator KK6DWL
  • CERT trained, community emergency response team, Concord, CA.
  • Twenty International humanitarian deployments/missions with Disaster Aid USA and Rotaplast International

Grant Pforr - Water Wheels Wings

Grant Pforr is the Founder, Life Patron, and Committee Member of the Coomera Watersports Club, Patron of Youth Point Connect, Past Patron Runaway Bay RSL sub branch and Runaway Bay Little Athletics, former President Southport SLSC 1999-2002, Life Member of Surf World, Member Gold Coast Turf Club, Long service member of Southport SLSC, Vice President of South Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving, Immediate Past President of Gold Coast North Chamber of Commerce, Past Honorary Member of Gold Coast Tourism, and Council Committee member for the Commonwealth Games 2018 during his period as area Councillor for 8 years.

He received the Australian Sports Medal 2000 awarded by Prime Minister John Howard. He was also a recipient of the Queensland Volunteer medal and a Paul Harris Fellow Award 2010 by the Hope Island Rotary Club for services to the community.

He is now the Chair of Connecting Northern Gold Coast to help support small business and tourism in the north of the city.

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.