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 President Geoff is calling for Board Members for 2015/16.
Time is running out - Dec 1st deadline!

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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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 'Reference Number'.


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

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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

The Rotary e-Club of NextGen Qld Australia is an exciting example of the evolution of Rotary into the current technologically-driven world. Our club members discuss their community and service projects weekly via online video chat meetings, as well as frequent face-to-face meetings in and around the clubs base on the Gold Coast, Australia. The online nature of our clubs operations provide a unique opportunity for members to engage in projects at a local, regional and global level, with guest speakers, projects and members collaborating from across the world. Our club welcomes anyone with a passion and interest in changing the world for the better.

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 in asking young adults what they’re doing in community service and supporting their projects.

The Next Generation represents an enormously exciting opportunity for Rotary.  Our membership has grown up with the Internet and being so interconnected, they 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 Tasmania, NSW, Qld, Germany, Japan, USA and other countries. 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 and 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.

November 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

Hi Members and Friends of the e-Club,

What a hectic time of the year but some great things are happening a lot of it Youth related which I think is awesome!   Let's start with the Regional Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS), we have two lovely applicants to attend this year. Ingrid has contacted the families and they are very excited to be going. Not to forget that our daughter Lauren and her partner Adam are "Red Shirts"/attendants for the camp. Not to give anything away but Lauren = Lego and Adam = PT (personal training). :-)

I am very pleased to say our joint exchange student Annelie will also be at the RYTS camp and then straight afterwards she will be attending the Inbounder/Outbounder Camp at Lennox Heads. It will give us our first opportunity to meet Annelie as she will stay with us on the Friday Night in between.

I would also like to welcome back Julian and the boys from Peru after quite an adventure. The trek seemed so much harder than their trip to India but we will have to wait until there presentation on November 25, 2014. They also received a great write-up in the DG's Tweed Torch available for a read on our website.

Our Rotary e-Club is very proud to say we have donated $250.00 to Independent Diabetes Kids Camps.   Here is a little bit about the camps:  Diabetes camps can be a very rewarding experience for many kids, however, sadly lots of kids miss out on the camp experience.  I will be running camps for kids aged between 3-12 and also for one parent to attend with them. This is a great experience for kids to see they are not alone and a great chance for parents to network and share experiences with other mums or dads who are in the same situation. The next camp will be held at Lady Northcote, Rowsley April 17-19th, 2015. Brooke McGowan-Grills is only 23 and was diagnosed at the age of six, she gave a great presentation to our Club and we are so happy to be able to help her and young children with Type 1 Diabetes. She has recently found out she has been nominated for the Casey Australia Day 2015 Awards. A very well deserved nomination.

President Geoff has been calling for Members who wish to take up position on the Board for next year, if you haven't put your 'hat in the ring' yet please do so as the deadline is fast approaching December 1, 2014.

Continuing on the e-Club's AGM (Annual General Meeting) is on December 2, 2014 all Members are welcome to come along and in fact we encourage you to do so. We also have a great Guest Speaker for that night from Orange Sky Laundry, if you are a Facebook fan as I am, you would have seen that these two young men have set up a mobile laundry for homeless people in Brisbane.

Have a fabulous week,


Immediate Past President 2012-2013

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.

KIVA Update

Hello everyone!

Time for the annual KIVA report! For those of you who aren’t aware, KIVA is a microloan program that allows us to give small loans to people who need it. Currently, we have lent $1,225 to various different people from all over the world. We prefer to donate only $25 at a time and to individual women. Due to this, we have lent money out to 49 different people in 20 different countries. The 20 different countries are: Armenia, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Honduras, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Tajikistan, United States and Vietnam. Of our 49 loans, we have 7 who are currently fundraising, 19 who are currently paying back our loan and 23 who have already paid us back.

In the last twelve months, we have lent money to 15 new people. All of these loans are either being fundraised or are being paid back currently.

As always, we welcome any person who would be interested in joining the KIVA committee. We are a small committee at the moment, but would love anyone to join us in the future. J. Feel free to contact myself, Lauren, on Facebook or on the KIVA Committee email (


Lauren and the KIVA Committee

For the full report, please click here.

Donation to Diabetes Camps

Please read the President's Report above to find out more about our donation to the Kids Diabetes camp.

Youth Exchange Students

Last weekend was the Jacaranda Festival in the beautiful town of Grafton.  Both the Rotary Club of Grafton and Grafton Midday hosted our District's Youth Exchange Students for the weekend.  The students get to march in the street parade promoting Rotary in the community and also have a great time in Grafton.

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.


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!

Working with Children Check NSW/Blue Card Qld.

As we will be having a Youth Exchange Student as of January 2015, all Members that wish to host and/or take her on trips will need to apply through the appropriate department for a police check.


Please contact Rick and Ingrid if you have any concerns.
e-Club Youth Protection Officers

RYTS Dinner

The closing date for applicants for the excellent RYTS (Regional Youth Transition Seminar) program is approaching on 31st October. In addition, there is a fabulous Rotary dinner night held on the 2nd December (Tuesday). This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the candidates at the halfway point in the program and to experience the buzz they are feeling from their participation in the week. Anyone who has been to a RYLA dinner night will know what a terrific evening this is.

I would like to encourage you all to attend. It is a fun evening and helps to extend our support to both the program and candidates. The cost is only $25.00 and you are asked to arrive at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. 

If you are able to attend, can you please advise the RYTS Chair, Ken Barker by the 2nd November, 2014.

Our Meetings

Ever wondered what it is like at a Rotary e-Club of NextGen meeting?  Well, it looks a lot like this, see below.

The GoToMeeting Software is free to the Members and Friends of the e-Club to use to watch and listen to our amazing Guest Speakers each week.  The software allows for six video feeds at any one time and up to 26 audio, therefore we swap around so we get to see everyone's beautiful faces.

Our meetings officially start at 8pm AEST each Tuesday Night but we are regularly online 15 mins before for fellowship, fun and frivolity and we are usually still online after the close of the meeting for more fellowship.  

Please join us, you are most welcome.  Click the GoToMeeting logo in the top left hand corner of this website and follow the prompts.


The RIDE FOR RYLA team is in Peru and gave started their amazing trek on a Mototaxi. 

Be sure to like their Facebook page and read their blog:

You are also able to track RIDE FOR RYLA across Peru via their website. They have a SPOT GPS satellite navigation device which will log points when they are on the move. Go to and click on the "Track Us" link.

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".

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.

Guest Speaker & Dinners

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

Tuesday 25 November 2014 - RIDE FOR RYLA - Mototaxi Junket in Peru

Tuesday 2 December 2014
- Orange Sky Laundry

Tuesday 9 December 2014
- Karla Kastellanos

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

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.