The Combined Sunshine Coast Clubs meeting at the Sunshine Coast University Innovation Centre turned out to be an interesting night. We heard from 3 recipients of scholarships resulting from Rotary donations and the guest speaker for the night was local surgeon, Dr Bernie Tamba-Lebbie who hails from Sierra Leone. He delivered an inspiring talk on his journey from Sierra Leone to the Sunshine Coast.

This week we have the opportunity to try out another potential venue. I wasn't sure of the name of the cafe but it is called Empire Organics and it's in Mitchell St opposite the police station entrance. There is parking at the rear or in the council carpark next door. They don't normally open on Wednesday night but the owner, Lyndon is interested in opening for us as a trial.  Helen & I went there for dinner on Friday night and had a great meal with some excellent entertainment. The area is small but we can fit in OK. This will be a normal type meeting with our guest speaker, Malcolm Brown who will be speaking about the Rural Fire Brigades in this area.

There are 2 new upcoming events that we need numbers for - Woombye Palmwoods' 20th anniversary on May 27th and Sundale's 50th anniversary on 27th August. Details are on the homepage of the website.

Bill