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Rotary Club No:  84537
Rotary District: 9640
Incorporation No: IA40038, Date:15/6/12 

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Rotary e-Club NextGen, Australia meets online.

Contact: The Secretary
Phone: +61 427 330 966

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PO Box 1761
Oxenford Qld 4210

Club Board


Elva Fitzell

Julian Field
President Elect

Kaye Titmarsh
Immediate Past President

Geoff Baldwin
Vice President

Graham Douglass

Stewart Hase
Treasury & Finance

Ian Yarker
Club Service

Julian Field

Stewart Hase
Public Relations

Peter Saville
Foundation(s) RF & ARH

Kaye Titmarsh

Pam and Graham John


Community Service Projects 

 Ian Yarker/Angelo Carlotto
 Tag Along Tours

Ian Yarker
RFDS Service Projects

Geoff Baldwin
Birdsville Race Program

Lauren Jewson

Heather Yarker
Knitting Project 
0418 786 122
Post Knitting to:
77 Gerara Court

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June 2022
  This e-Club operates 24/7 and supports our Members Community Service activities & aspirations. 

The Rotary e-Club of NextGen 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 and social events 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. Please check out our website and find out how you can be a part of the Next Generation..

Club President
Elva Fitzell


Assistant Governor
Lea Rickwood


District Governor
Terry Brown


RI President
Barry Rassin

WA Tagalong Tour: A Real Eye-opener

Report by Ian Yarker.


26 tagalongers in 14 recreational vehicles travelled the official 10,200 klm, 78 day tour during mid August to late October and could not believe what they were experiencing.


They commenced in a shearing shed west of Port Augusta, travelled across the Nullarbor Plain, which proved most interesting especially visiting the Southern Wright Whales and Calves, then on through Salmon Gum forests to Kalgoorlie to experience the many and varied interest spots like Raceday, Gold Mine tour, Hay Street and R.FDS base.


Having entered the WA Gold Fields region they travelled north through Leinster, Mount Magnet and on to Meekathara where an R.FDS Pilot shared an hour of his private time, before proceeding on to Karalundi and entering the East Pilbarra and Hammersley Ranges at Newman. Dining in the BHP Mess Hall and visiting the mine went down well.  On to iconic Karijini National Park then Tom Price mine tour on the way to Port Hedland where they travelled by bus, car and boat inspecting the huge ore port with staggering logistics, infra structure, driverless trains, road trains, mindless ore volumes and salt, all of huge economic significance. 


Southward along the coast through early now abandoned settlements and more big mining and the fantastic Northwest shelf gas plant they began to see wild flowers, Red Dog country, desert to the coastline, ocean cliffs, ancient river gorges and seriously grand landscape scenery.


Travelling down the WA coast in spring on a good rain year brings color and joy to everything. Seeing stromatolites at Shark Bay, pristine beaches, fringing coral, red soil, white beach, blue sea and cloudless sky, endless sand dunes cloaked in wild flowers amid low windswept shrubs all capped off with a 4WD trip to the most westerly point on the mainland, challenged the best cameras. 


Meeting Rotary Clubs, seeing the rare Wreath flowers, visiting the largest grain handling terminal in Australia, Private tours of a Cathedral, MHAS Sydney 11 Memorial, a Rotary Club initiative, a Pink Lake, more wild flowers, lobster Co-op, a National Park with 900 native species, the spectacular Pinnacles and on into Perth. Wow!


Perth is a beautiful modern visitor friendly City appreciated by all. 3 different coach tours visited amazing Kings Park in full bloom, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Swan Valley and oh so much more and also a wonderful Belmont Rotary Club meeting. 


By contrast they travelled inland to Wave Rock and back via Tin Horse Highway to rejoin the coast and explore the very green, heavily timbered and intensive agricultural and viticulture regions of the South West corner. Mandurah, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta and Manjimup revealed wineries and associated goodies designed to tempt and delight everyone.


On to Albany, Hopetown and Esperance with amazing granitic coastal scenery, National Parks of Cape La Grand and Fitzgerald River revealing yet different wildflowers, scenery and wow factor plus , caves, granitic outcrops, vast wheat crops, contented cattle, sheep, Alpaca, Marron, Seafood, Coffee, bakeries and 2 Rotary Clubs that joined to share insight into their community. One Club owns an 1800 acre farm, the other a 34 bed retirement village.


Finally back across the Nullarbor to Streaky Bay, again through SA wheat crops stretching over the horizon and finally a great Pub meal to signal the official close. But the scenery, the friendships, the shared achievements of discovering orchids, flowers, rocks, refreshments, foods, coffee stops and knowing they achieved a tour which will just get richer for all the many and varied memories reflects a most successful Tagalong Tour 2018. It surely was an eye opener.





2020-2021 Rotary International President

Holger Knaack has been selected to be the 2020-2021 Rotary International President. Holger is a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg Molln, Germany. Read more.

Highlights of 2019 Rotary Council on Legislation

The 2019 Council on Legislation has made several decisions that will shape the future of Rotary. Read more...


Rotary foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 11th year

The foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Read more here.


Giant Artificial Reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life

In the calm blue waters of Lamon Bay in the Philippines lies a source of pride for local fishermen and a submerged salute to Rotary: an artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel. 

The wheel has helped restore the local fishing industry, which was devasted by large-scale commercial fishing vessels that used dynamite, cyanide and fine mesh nets from the late 1990s through the early 2000s.

In 2005, local fisherman turned to the Rotary Club of Atimonan, Quezon Province Philippines, for help. They decided to build an artificial reef. Read more

Our Clubs Knitting Project: A Message From One Of Our Knitters

We recently received this lovely message from Dorothy. Dorothy and friends reside in a retirement village and contribute to our e-clubs knitting project. 

“A couple of weeks ago I put on our "in house TV" in the village asking for 8 ply  yarns and had a great response.  People are wonderful and even a 90 year old man came to my door and gave money so I could go buy wool. I showed him the things I was putting in the box to post to you, I explained that I could use this money for postage, if he agreed and then he gave me another $50 saying he felt so impressed to help. This is real love for people and I believe how the love of God can work.”

For more on our clubs knitting project click here

Jumpers for the Outback

We have now received some pics of children wearing knitting we gather and forward.

This lot was sent to Alice Springs – Primary Health Care and now is keeping kids warm.

It's particularly cold at the moment so hopefully these have made a difference.


Guest Speaker & Dinners

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


Tuesday 4 June

Tuesday 11 June

Tuesday 18 June

Tuesday 25 June

Days for Girls Sewing Days:

8 June

10 August

12 October 

14 December

District Key Dates 

22 June 2019 South District Assembly