The Trailer Raffle was drawn and the winner was a deserving local family. Rotarian Stan will deliver the prize to an excited family. I’m sure we all know how tough out mates in the outback are doing. From Business Cards, flyers, stickers and magnets, to posters, catalogues, booklets and promotional products. A one stop shop for all your printing, design, online, and merchandise needs. We specialise in supporting small to medium businesses and if it can be printed, we can most likely do it, at a rate teardrop banner that is most affordable to the industry standard. Easy to deal with and always come through with high end products. Feel free to contact us at Signarama Oakleigh for all your signage and printing needs. Signarama Oakleigh will produce quality affordable signage while keeping your company image in mind. Our bus had around 40 exchange students from around the world and they were all amazing lovely people. Most people were from different districts around Italy but my district was very lucky in the fact that everyone from my district who was going got the same bus. So I got to spend possibly one of the best two weeks of my life with an amazing bunch of people, and my god did we have fun. It was honestly one of the saddest most emotional moments I have ever experienced in my life. And talking with the other Australian girl here later we agreed that it is that being an Australian exchange student is definitely harder.
Sharing your Rotary story could help inspire someone to join. Get your work colleagues, club, friends, or family together, eat, enjoy each other's company while helping us fill in the missing piece ($$$) to complete our first home. World's Biggest Dinner Party Fundraisercoming up in the month of October. Please consider hosting a dinner party and help us raise funds. The Centurion project of donating $100 to the Rotary Foundation encourages Rotarian's to support our own charity and its work throughout the world. Please keep in your thoughts Sylvia Hovey and her family, after her mum, Kate Heim, passed away this last week. He is currently running a small building company and has been in the industry for many years. He said it has changed dramatically over 40 years and unfortunately there is not as much workmanship as there used to be. Once upon a time it would take weeks to build a house, now it only takes 6-8 weeks. There are a lot of trade skills missing these days but he has enjoyed his time in the building industry.
Yesterday's Melbourne Cup was a fantastic event, thank you to everyone who attended. Mick Sullivan spoiled us with our own marquee on the member's terrace. I sincerely hope your club will seriously consider participating in this wonderful program. If your Club will not be participating in the program, please notify applicants of this promptly so that they can make alternative arrangements. Ray White has been in contact with us again, and will be conducting the Christmas Appeal once again asking for boy and girls gifts. This year I have contacted Joel Archer at Hope Within Reach to see if he would be happy to be the recipient of the gifts for children in need in our local community. We cater for every special occasion and our beautiful products are printed and hand made on the premises. Custom design an invitation that's right for you or choose from our existing range. Our products include invitations, rsvp and wishing well cards, seating charts, menus, table numbers, soy candle bonbonniere and labels, service books and covers. The draft itinerary caters for a wide range of interests and there is nothing like staying with the “locals” who will take pride in making this a special experience for our team. President Dan thanked all for coming and we closed the meeting with the singing of Advance Australia Fair. Barbara Bailey and Evelyn McCorkill were back at the meeting after recent surgeries and time spent in the same rehabilitation facility.
She thanked Caloundra Pacific and Rotary for this wonderful opportunity. Asked why she chose Australia, Gertrud responded with it is far away and is English speaking. Barbara Bailey from Vocational Service congratulated Patrick King on his well present relocation celebration. Also we will be having a Vocational visit to Will Waterford's business in two Thursday's time. President Mike welcomed guests Ian Aspinall and exchange student Gertrud. He also welcomed Gordon Watson, Mark & Judy McArdle and visiting Rotarian Julianna Neill from the Caloundra Club who is also the host parent for Gertrud. Alana was successful at the recent selection weekend and has been offered an exchange in Brazil. As Rotary celebrates Membership Month, I want to ask what Rotary means to you. I invite you to share your story not only with Rotary but with your personal and professional networks — not only why you joined, but why you are still a member of Rotary today. Is it because of the difference you’ve made in your community or because of the lifelong friendships you’ve made? My interpretation of this theme is not about growing membership but rather exploring the benefits of being a Rotarian within our local and international communities. It does not have to be just Mental Health / Hat day - it can be any month at any time of the year - but Hat Day is locked in. We have officially filled every guest speaker spot to the end of 2015. Thank you everyone for helping - I have started working on the 2016 calendar, so if you wish to 'save the date' please let me know. I am delighted to inform you that the District Friendship Exchange Program is now officially up and running.