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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Nambour 76

We meet Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
Nambour Golf Club
Nambour Connection Rd.
Nambour, QLD  4560
Australia
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 Apologies to Helen Turner 0413 156 885 or to Michael at the Golf Club 0414 892 227
 
 
Another successful Charity Golf Day on Monday 1st with nearly $8000 raised. This year we partnered with SunnyKids who will share the proceeds with the RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service Drought Relief Appeal. Thanks to Nambour Golf Club and our volunteer helpers.
 
Thank you to all our sponsors,
 
Sundale Creating Communities
Butler McDermott Lawyers
North Coast Mower Centre
Nambour Heights Shopping Centre
Downing & Lindner Accountants
Equity Works
BP Plumbing supplies
Coochie HydroGreen Lawn Services
Nambour Heights Butchery
Just Autos
Gregson and Weight Funerals
Civic Video Nambour
Friendly Grocer Nambour Heights
Forest Glen Industrial Sheds
Anthony Everingham
Bob Sellars
Black Dog Constructions
We were up early on Saturday 28th to park cars at the Antique Car Club Swap Meet and to help out in the Nambour Club's food stall. Both events went off without a hitch even though we were short on members' help with a few of the stalwarts away but thanks to our helpers Mick, Nick, Garry, Di, Peter, Jackson and Mick we had enough to get the job done.
We have just completed another 3 day stint collecting parking fees at the Bli Bli Rd entrance to the Queensland Home Garden Expo. We processed just over 2000 cars over the 3 days and the money raised will be going to many of the local worthy causes we traditionally support. 
After chilly starts each day we were treated to perfect sunny winter weather and the crowds flocked in. Friday morning saw the usual traffic build up for an hour or two but with the help of the police and our experienced crew we were able get the road clear without any major delays. Saturday and Sunday, were busier but more evenly spread so there were no delays at all. Thanks to everyone who assisted.
The Nambour Golf Club was the venue for our Annual Presidential Changeover last Wednesday night. Outgoing President Vicki Paul presented her report outlining our achievements during the year.  Fundraising highlights were assisting the Rotary Club of Nambour with their showground food stall, parking and gate management for showground events, Bunning's BBQ's and our Charity Golf Day. Beneficiaries of the funds raised include many local organizations including The Salvation Army, the Shack Community Centre and Sunny Kids. We have also contributed to The Rotary Foundation to assist in the global programme to rid the world of polio. We had fun during the year with several social events and we also inducted 3 new members into our club.
 
Bernie Bruton was installed as the new president but we are doing things a bit different this year. There will be 4 president's during the year, each serving 3 months.
 
A highlight of the night was the awarding of 2 Paul Harris Fellowships - to President Vicki and her partner Graeme Jones. This was in recognition of a very successful year for the Rotary Club of Nambour 76.
Yesterday we celebrated 10 years and 7000 participants of RYDA Road Safety programs at Nambour ShowGrounds. Students from Burnside State High School enjoyed a sausage sizzle and helped cut the birthday cake. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Nambour, Rotary Club of Buderim, Rotary Club of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba Rotary for their help and support over the years.
Alex Blake last week became one of over 1 million recipients worldwide, of a Paul Harris fellowship. This recognition is not taken lightly by  the Rotary Club of
Nambour 76. The contribution to The Rotary Foundation is made because Alex has performed duties over and above what could be normally expected and is dedicated to the ideals of Rotary and its meaning throughout the world. 
Rotary was founded by Paul Percy Harris in 1905, just by having a small get together of like minded businessmen of different vocations for a lunch which , when you think of it, was the original forerunner of today's networking. The object was to enjoy their fellowship and be able to give each other support within and for their businesses. Of course the organisation of Rotary now has over 1.2 million members. The foundation upon which rotary is built, is friendship,and this foundation has stood firm since its inception.
The Rotary Foundation was founded in 1957 and is known for its amazing contribution to world health and well being in all countries. We all know about the absolute millions and millions of dollars invested in the eradication of polio throughout the world saving thousands of lives.
The Rotary Club of Nambour 76 has always been a huge supporter of the foundation with our annual members contributions of  100 USD per head to the foundation and we have always seen fit to honor exemplary members of the club and indeed the public at large with a Paul Harris fellowship to the value of 1000 USD.
Alex has been a member of Nambour 76 since 2006 and came to town with his family to begin a new life in a new state. It wasn't very long before the value of networking and forming endearing friendships became very obvious and he was nominated and became a member of our club.
He has held different directorships within the club and accepted nomination to Club President in the years 2011/12 and 2015/16.
Outside the club he has been an integral part of the growth and success of Nambour Chamber of Commerce as well as the political scene. Without his help our Local federal/state MPs  would not be where they are today.
 
(Thank you to Ross Jackson for the above text)
Our newest member, Roy Quinn was inducted by President Vicki last week. Roy, introduced by Ross Jackson has moved here from Rockhampton. He is a Real Estate Specialist working for Landmark at Yandina. Welcome Roy and Diane.
At a recent club meeting the Rotary Club of Nambour 76 vowed to do whatever we can to stamp out the scourge of domestic violence. 
How we go about this will become clearer in the coming months. Some possibilities discussed so far are-
Fundraising to help local support services such as SunnyKids
Support and promotion of schemes such as White Ribbon
Do whatever we can to reduce the wait time at domestic violence hotline call centres.
Support education programs aimed at stopping domestic violence before it starts.
We are making the commitment and we are open to suggestions as to the best way to get the job done.
Council on Resolutions
In the past representatives of all Rotary Districts have met every 3 years to consider changes to how Rotary operates. Now this process is conducted on line every year, presumably at a considerable cost saving. Over the years there has been some very important resolutions that have been approved, going way back to allowing women to join Rotary and more recently, greater flexibility in how clubs operate. The results of the 2017 Council on Resolutions have just been released. The details can be found here - https://my.rotary.org/en/cor/vote There doesn't appear to be any resolutions of great importance so perhaps it's just as well that the cost of the process has been reduced.
Congratulations to the winners of our Christmas Raffle. We conducted the draw at our meeting last Wednesday. First prize was ticket number 732, Ardyn Morton from Mapleton and second prize (number 156) went to David Niesler of Nambour. Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle by buying tickets, to Nambour Mill Village for allowing us to sell in the Coles entryway and a special thanks to Steve Gibbins for his generous donation of the prizes.
Last week's guest speaker, Pieta Ball is the Key Relationships Manager for SunnyKids whose headquarters are in Price St. SunnyKids' mission is “To work with children, families and communities to help everyone take responsibility for the future” and Pieta had some examples of how they do this and some scary statistics to demonstrate why the need is so great. For  details of their services have a look at http://www.sunnykids.org.au/services.
Nambour 76 has a new Paul Harris Fellow. Jordan Bruton was recognized for his long term commitment to the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program. Jordon has progressed from participating in the program in 2006 to many years as a senior leader, helping to deliver the program to new Rylarians.
 
Jordon was also recognized for his help over many years at the show and Garden Expo gates.
 
Well done Jordon.
 
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