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RI Convention

Atlanta, USA
June 10-14, 2017


The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

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The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

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The First Light 

6 MAY 2016 - 8 MAY 2016

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District 9640 Conference

5-8 May, 2017 - Ballina


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Members and guests meet via video conference each Tuesday at 7.45pm for an 8pm AEST start.  To access the video teleconferencing software click on 'Zoom' just under 'Login' above.  Members and guests are always welcome.

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Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8.00pm and are open to all Members, in person or online, at our dedicated  'Zoom' address.  Meeting Minutes are available to e-Club Members in the Member Drop Box. 

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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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PO Box 1761
Oxenford Qld 4210

Club Board


Peter Saville

Tara Little
Immediate Past President

Kaye Titmarsh
President Elect

Geoff Baldwin
Vice President

Bruce Rogers

Sheryl & Angelo Carlotto
Treasury & Finance

Rick & Ingrid Jewson

Stewart Hase
Public Relations

Glenice Taylor
Foundation(s) RF & ARH

Ian Yarker


Community Service Projects

   Ian Yarker/Angelo Carlotto
   Tag Along Tours

Ian Yarker
RFDS Service Projects

Geoff Baldwin
Birdsville Race Program

Lauren Jewson

Club Positions

Ingrid Jewson
Guest Speaker   

Rick Jewson
Information Technology 

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October 2016 | Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
  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
Peter Saville


Assistant Governor
Lea Rickwood


District Governor
Michael Irving


RI President
John Germ

Birdsville 2016.

Well, well, well, this was a Birdsville experience with a difference, and while we still have a lot of paperwork to complete to get our final results accurate, I can only praise the whole team for a great effort under extremely difficult conditions.

It was exactly 14 long days from picking up the main truck at 8am on Friday 26th to our delivering it back last night at 6pm. We sold 98% of our food, very little water, and some merchandise. We did have a great team, we also had three exchange students who would have had the experience of a lifetime from our eyes, but I am not quite sure how they will describe it.

We had one very generous team members who provided Maike (Germany –Jimboomba), Eve (France –Beaudesert) and Kira (Austria-E Club) with the opportunity of a scenic flight over the area plus an opportunity to see a large part of Queensland, but I suspect they may have slept some of the way. (Lucky them)

The E Club also presented Frontier Services Team leader Sunni with the Trauma Teddies. Frontier services provide Medical and pastoral care to an area from Innamincka to Bedourie and Sunni is based in Cunnamulla. We also provided them with Bread Rolls and Bread as they were staying on in Birdsville for training purposes.

Our enterprising Exchange students were very active with the Shake a Can collections, many interesting stories came to light, and once again we were receiving very good feedback about our food, the food production run ran like clockwork, everybody was active and right there when we needed them.

The E Club made a donation to the value of $4500 to the Birdsville State School P &C in the form of 2880 bottles of water that we did not sell for the RFDS. We really owe Karin and Benji a great thank you for their generosity supplying us with water , and the Teachers and students were really impressed with their generosity, The have $25000 raised towards their new playground equipment, and their fund raising effort for the races was down in revenue due to lower crowd numbers.

We also donated, thanks to the McLean /Yarker team, a good quality slightly used BBQ to the Pre School Group, along with a gas bottle to complete the set. The Diamantina Council staff are really appreciative of our efforts in this community, and plans are still in progress for the E Club to take a leading role with the erection of the playground equipment hopefully this coming winter.

In the early hours of Thursday morning the rain started, Thursday was our first selling day, and it was a bleak wet cold day with small sales. Thursday night the wind rocked the tents, rain poured in and at 3 30 am our marquee had 200mm water running through it. We made food sales available at 8am and we had a good day, Saturday was sunny and another good day of sales Sunday was the same, and Monday morning we did breakfast plus bulk sales and around 1pm we commenced the pack up operation.



Rotary e-Club NextGen

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.

An Open Letter to A.B. Paterson College

Open Letter to A. B. Paterson College thanking them for seeing the great benefit to their students for including as well as sending out students through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. 



RYLA Needs You!

Looking for an amazing couple that are available for a fabulous experience at RYLA Saturday 21st January — Friday 27th January 2017 as Camp Mum and Dad. You know who you are, volunteer now before I tap you on the shoulder

For more information or to apply contact 

Peter Clarke  

Book NOW for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

Jan and I are now preparing for our 10th annual Christmas lunch for those less fortunate in our community. 

This year Spotlight Theatre have kindly offered us the Charity Preview for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at 7.30pm on Thursday 20 October, This entertaining evening at the theatre will again make a substantial contribution to covering the costs of the lunch and gifts.

As this is again likely to sell out early we wanted to give you the opportunity to reserve seats before we release them more broadly on the 15th September.  Tickets will again be $25 each

Christmas Day is recognized as a vulnerable time for people on their own.  With the support of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland and many other NGO’s we host this lunch for people who have a mental illness or are otherwise marginalized by society and may otherwise find themselves alone.  The lunch will again be held in St Peters Anglican Church hall in Southport in  memory of our son James who died in 2005 after a long struggle with schizophrenia. 

Jan and Leigh Kealton 
James Jacobs Fellowship Christmas Lunch
Tel: 0412 363 094

Next Sewing Day
October 8th, 2016

The Days for Girls Gold Coast Team's Next Sewing and Packing Day.

This is just around the corner and will be held on Saturday October 8th at the Robert Hoff Community Hall, Trinity Lutheran College Junior Campus, 351 Cotlew Street, Ashmore.  If possible please pop a box of large cliplock bags in your shopping trolley or collect those motel soaps as we are running a little low.  Please read the latest newsletter at the top of this page in the News section.

"Reconnecting with Nature to Nurture our Earth" at Wild Mountains 

The e-Club of NextGen is organising a special weekend with all the Inbound Youth Exchange Students in our District as well as Club Members for next March 3 - 5, 2017.  There is a maximum of 30 people, so please get your expression of interest in quickly by emailing me

The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education.

On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

It will be a hands-on weekend, so we will be making a difference, please click on their logo above to find out more about their  goals and programs.

Teddies on the Loose!

It was over a week ago but the magnificent Teddies that we receive from all around Australia have now another home – this time it is the Police at Broadbeach Police Station that will use these in their dealings with children as part of the Child Protection Unit.

The Police seemed to be genuinely thankful for the Teddies.

This is of course not the only destination for these teddies and many of their friends are on their way to Liberia but it is hoped that these Teddies will be of great benefit to the children that the Police come into contact with. 

Working with Children Check NSW/Blue Card Qld.

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

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

e-Clubs donation to Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Rotary’s first online club in northern NSW has presented Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s Maternity Unit with a selection of knitwear for newborns.

Rotary e-Club of NextGen, formed in 2012, has a membership base from all over the world, including Japan, Germany, the US and Dubai. The club’s 2016-17 President is Wauchope’s Peter Saville, who with fellow e-Club members from the Hastings delivered the donated items to the hospital this week.

“e-clubs are another option in Rotary for busy professionals,” Mr Saville said.

“Members attend an online forum once a week to discuss community and service projects. The online club is a way to encourage younger people who are busy with university, families and work to get into Rotary.

“Because we’re an e-club, we are technically worldwide in our membership, which allows us to get involved in projects from almost anywhere.

“Volunteers connect online, see what we do and often want to help us, which is what happened with the baby clothes.

“There are a lot of older ladies who can knit beautiful, modern pieces of clothing and just want to use those skills to help others.”

The box of donated items includes booties, bonnets, smaller items for premature babies as well as pieces for older siblings.


Kira has arrived!

Kira has arrived and settled in well with her first host family, she met her second host Mum and sister on Tuesday Kerry and Jess from the Parkwood Rotary Club.  Let me tell you a little about Kira, she is 15 years old and the youngest of four children.  She has three turtles and one cat.  She like to do sport and jogging, spend time with her family, take photos, listen to and make music.

Her village is around 4000, so I think she will notice a little bit of a difference here on the Gold Coast with A.B. Paterson having 1500 students.  Her village is called Fußach, Austria please click on the link to find out where it is.


Kaho has arrived too!

Our second Inbound Exchange Student is Kaho from Kakamigahara, Japan.  She has an older sister that went to Newcastle on Exchange and now it is Kaho's turn.   One of the things she likes to do in her spare time is swimming and she has been doing it since she was 5 years old.  As it so happens her Aussie host Mum, Lee and her host sister Jorja swim twice a week, so Lee hopes to be able to give Kaho the very Australian experience of Lifesaving and being able to do her Bronze Medal. 

Kaho is very lucky and will be doing a Bush 'n' Beach exchange with 50% of her time with the e-Club and the other 50% with the Rotary Club of Goondiwindi.  Please make both of these lovely girls welcome and if you are going out to the movies; a picnic; bushwalking; the theatre; up to Brisbane; spending the day on the boat; going to the beach please give them a call and see if they are free to join you.

Community Knitters

Thank you to the wonderful ladies of Taylors Lakes Knitters in Melbourne who have been busily knitting away making fish 'n' chip vests for the babies of Africa.  Along with this photo of the ladies I also received this email: 

"My Mother, and some of her friends at the retirement village she calls home, have been industriously exercising themselves and their fingers in producing "Fish and Chip" baby jumpers to your pattern published on the Facebook page.

Mum is 94, and the average age of the knitters is around the 90's.

At present there are 21 jumpers, comprised of 17 "normal size" and 4 smaller. They're all in an amazing range of colours and beautifully knitted".

Another parcel arrived, thank you to Ann from Preston in Melbourne.  She is a friend of President Tara's Mum and regularly sends us new knitted items and has also been so kind as to send us patterns for the newer items.

Lesley also received a package of beautiful fish 'n' chip vests from Joan in Canberra.  We would also like to thank Joan very much, her card read, "Please find enclosed jumpers made with love for your tiny babies". 

Today I picked up three rubbish sized bags full of wonderful knitted items from the Studio Village Community Centre Knitting Group.  Such lovely ladies with big hearts.

Isn't that just beautiful!  :)  This is such an awesome Project.

Guest Speaker & Dinners

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

September Dates:

Tuesday 6 September - Club Assembly

Tuesday 13 September - e-Files - Getting to Know Your Club Members- Jane and Kira

Tuesday 20 September - Bronwyn Lacy - GSE Group Study Exchange

Tuesday 27 September - Marco Renai -  Director Healthy Lifestyle Club and Men of Business

October Dates:

Tuesday 4 October - Special Reports from Julian, PE Kaye and Geoff on Birdsville (also Hat Night)

Tuesday 11 October -
Lester Davis - Youth Programs in Orange

Tuesday 18 October - e-Files/Youth Week/Alumni Reconnect - Estelle (YEP) and Ellie (RYLA)

Tuesday 25 October - Fulton Smith - Blue Dragon Project in Vietnam

November Dates:

Tuesday 1 November - Club Assembly

Tuesday 8 November - Asma Rehman - Cottage Support Welfare Organization

Tuesday 15 November - Social Event - DG Michael Official Visit

Tuesday 22 November - e-Files - Getting to Know Your Club Members - Tim W & Graham Douglass

December Dates:

Tuesday 6 December - Club Assembly

Tuesday 13 December - Michael Kiazad - The Migrant Centre

Tuesday 20 December - Christmas Meeting - last meeting for the year.

e-Club Dinners and Events:

Thursday 22 September 2016 - Board Meeting

Sunday 25 September 2016 - Bunnings BBQ
Saturday 8 October 2016 - Days For Girls Sewing Day

Thursday 20 October 2016 - Theatre Evening - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Tuesday 15 November 2016 - Official DG's Visit

Sunday 20 November 2016 - BBQ Fundraiser at the All Natural Meat Co.
Friday to Sunday 3 - 5 March 2017 - Wild Mountains Weekend with YEP Students

Saturday 11 March 2017 - President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) - Lismore Workers Sports Club

Sunday 12 March 2017 - District Assembly (St John’s College, Woodlawn, Lismore)

Friday to Sunday 5 May - 07 May  2017 - District Conference

Guest Speakers:

e- Files - Get to Know Your New Members

Tune in and welcome some of our new Members to the e-Club Team. Come and see who they are, no spoiler alerts here, be surprised; find out their experiences and passions and why they chose to be an e-Clubber.

Bronwyn Lacy - GSE Group Study Exchange

Bronwyn Lacy is a member of the Rotary Club of Coomera River and has recently returned from leading a GSE team to District 7390 USA (Central Pennsylvania). In 1979 she was a Rotary Exchange Student for 12 months in the same state of the USA but different district. She is married to Des who is also a Rotarian and a past GSE team member and team leader and has three children Jake, 29 a Police Detective, Caity 26 a Secondary School Teacher and Maddie who is her final semester of her Law Degree at Griffith University.

Bronwyn works for the City of Gold Coast as a Senior Venue Management Officer and is responsible for the city's community venues. In her club she is 2016 she is club Secretary and a member of the District 9640 Alumni Committee.
The Group Study exchange was a four week cultural and vocational program in April/May 2016 and the team members were Nadia Venzke (Pharmacist) sponsored by RC of Goondiwindi, Jo Bell (midwife)sponsored by RC of Stanthorpe, Caitlin Reid (Tourism Officer) sponsored by RC of Tenterfield and Renee Garske (Detective Sgt of Police) sponsored by RC of Broadbeach. The experience was "once in a lifetime" and Team Pink were guest speakers throughout the USA District visiting a total of 22 clubs, schools and community meetings.

Marco Renai -  Director Healthy Lifestyle Club and Men of Business

Marco Renai is a passionate community and business leader who has touched the lives and personally trained thousands of clients around the Gold Coast. Over the past 12 years his dream to change the lives of people through health and wellness has been an amazing journey, culminating into a 650mtr boutique health club servicing clients, companies and families on the Gold Coast. 5 years ago he developed and set up a charity called the Men of Business which looks after 200 youth at risk on the Gold Coast every Year in which men can share there life stories and opportunities with those less fortunate. Marco’s engaging real life story which began in hospitality will draw you into self reflection and empower you to be the person that lives deep inside. Adventure and opportunity have always driven him to experience what life has to offer. Marco has tested boundaries in iron man triathlon, endurance running and endless events that have created the man he is today. With his beautiful wife by his side and 3 little men walking their own journey, there is no doubt that your time with Marco will be an investment in your life, company and future.   Read more about Men of Business HERE.
Our intention at HLC was to create a ‘GYM’ that’s not a ‘GYM’. We are a Healthy Lifestyle Club…  
A place that embraces Yoga-Pilates-Strength-Cardio-Clean Eating  and above all Friendship. 

Wellness is our passion and we love having like-minded souls around us every day. We would love to meet you and welcome you to join the HLC family.  

Amber & Marco.

Fulton Smith - Blue Dragon Project in Vietnam

Fulton has enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career as an Organisational Development and Change Leader through which he has established a solid reputation for his ability to enhance client operations. His background has ensured strong capability in strategy development, leadership, management systems analysis, organisational culture and change management. 

Following a successful career in the Defence Force, in which he held a number of management and leadership roles, Fulton ran his own professional services consultancy company, through which he built a strong base of public and private sector clients. Public sector client industries include Primary Industries, Natural Resources and Police. Private sector client industries include Mining, Technology, Financial and Professional Services.
Fulton held senior executive roles in an Australian ASX top 15 company, where he played a key role in championing cultural and capability change within the Information Technology department. Fulton led over 500 staff managing business critical systems and, during his tenure, staff engagement rose to become one of the highest within the company. Fulton has strong project sponsor experience, and was accountable for annual projects’ spend of over $100m for technology-related business projects. 

Most recently, Fulton was CEO of Polymetals Mining Limited where he led the Company to a successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2011. With the successful White Dam Gold Mine, Polymetals was an Australian top 10 gold producer in FY 2011-12.

Asma Rehman - Cottage Support Welfare Organization


I am Asma Rehman belonging with the poor family  of Pakistan and i have completed my 2 Master Degrees in Political Science and Education with my job too and became Educationist. But after became Educationist my interest is not to earn money, but to educate  to the poor and needy children of my surroundings . For this purpose i started my work on my salary and on the very initials stages i was selected as very First Ambassador for the Pakistani Poor children by the USA Charity Organization BALL TO All and more than 1 year Ball to All supporting Pakistani Children.

After became "Cottage Support Welfare Organization" registered under the civil society active of Pakistan 1860. I have a team whose start work with me as volunteers and now we have enrolled more than 1000 children in the different schools whose were on the road under the temporary shelters with help of sponsors.

And now we are going to open "Shelter Primary School" on 26th September 2016. We will provide free education, Stationery, School bags and some financial assistance to their Families.

On the other hand we are working for the Women Empowerment Program Tharpakar, Where animals and children are dying due to hunger and lack of food. These people totally depends on the rain and from 2011 unfortunately Tharpakar having not enough rain to survive. But the women of Tharparkar have Great Handi craft work which popular all around the world.

On the next month we are starting to provide them free material for their work and we will promote their work online and in this way they can earn by the Handi craft work.

I aim to see all the children of Pakistan in school and i want to see a woman a strong woman. Because women can do everything which a man can do.

Club Assembly

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.

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