Friday 9th March 2018


Last Night’s Meeting


Guest Speaker. Sam Sutherland (aka “Chappy Sam”) & Natalie from Eumundi State School.  Sam is the first Chaplain at ESS and has been there since 2012.  Her role is quite varied and is spent with young students mentoring them with regards to social/emotional issues, anxiety, mental health and friendships.  She wants to help young people be able to recognise they may need help and be able to ask for assistance so they can become functional and find solutions.  Chappy Sam holes a Mother’s Day Morning Tea and a Father’s Day Breakfast – these days bring a connection between the school, parents and the children.  Chappy Sam also facilitates the Triple P Parenting Program which supports parents by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.  It was discussed that Rotary build a relationship with the P&C to enable the club to assist more frequently, when required.


Other Matters:


Fundraiser for Sandy on Sunday 4 March at Imperial Hotel raised over $6,000 – it was a fantastic day, lots of people – it really showcased what a wonderful town we have!


Swimming Club’s Inter-district Competition on Sunday 18 March – Rotary will be doing brekky and lunch from 9am to 2pm – contact Les to advise if you are available to help.


Pride of Work on 10 May – Nomination Forms are now available – see John if you need forms.


Noosa Chorale’s Concertedly Baroque performance on 26 May – see Bron for more details.


Club Director needed!  In the interim, Greg M will coordinate the reinstatement of 5 Mins of Fame or Item of Interest.  Bob & Greg I were happy to do the front desk (if available).


Next Week’s Guest Speaker!

Guest speaker for next week’s meeting is Patsy.  Patsy represented Australia in Women’s Cricket for a period about 40 years ago.  She was the first person to bowl someone out at Lords in a test when women were finally allowed on the hallowed grounds.  She is highly entertaining and her talk has some themes relevant to Rotary and service.


Calendar Reminders
(Thursdays 5.30pm for 6pm CWA unless advised below)

4 March Fundraiser for Sandy
11 March Eumundi Rotary Long Lunch
18 March Eumundi Swim Club BBQ – sausage sizzle
22 March Board Meeting
29 March Presentation of Long Lunch Donation to Katie Rose Cottage @ Katie Rose Cottage – 5.30pm (for 6.00pm)
20-22 April District Conference Maroochy RSL
10 May Pride of Work Awards Night
24 May Membership Night at Joe’s Waterhole
26 May Noosa Chorale – Concertedly Baroque

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