Look who's back in town, membership growing and all club news

Membership grows with new Corporate members - BOSS

At our last meeting we officially welcomed new corporate members Trina and John from BOSS. Of course Trina and John are well known to members and have been involved with the club activities for several months, and shortly after this photo was taken John L was "invited" to do more fundraising by being commis chef at Bunnings !!
But seriously it is great to have an organisation such as BOSS involved in the club and our community is all the richer for having folks like Trina and John and Matt engaged with us. Welcome all. smileyyes
Geoff, Trina, John and President Tony....

Past club Treasurer,  current auditor, and world traveller -  Stevo - is back in town

Just in case this past treasurer and all round good guy comes to visit his old club a certain scribe thought he should post a photo so that the new club members would recognise him.
This is Steve and Trish with past club international exchange student Hannah.... from 2019 would you believe.
Of Course Steve is much trimmer and fitter now after his trips to various parts of the globe, (??)  but still recognisable. Welcome back Steve. yes

Busy fund raising season for the club

It's been a  busy couple of months for the club, starting with "Christmas at Alex" BBQ on 14th December then a very busy Christmas Eve BBQ at Bunnings, and these followed by  2 BBQ's in January.
So a HUGELY BIG shout out to everyone who helped out at the BBQ fundraising, and a special mention must go to our amazing Craig for all his work organising the logistics and provisions, and to Sandi and Adam for making it a family effort. 
...and of course all the funds raised will do good in the community, so give yourselves a pat on the back. 
Our new Facebook major domo, captured these images of the team on Saturday, and one could not help but notice that a certain Sunshine Coast former senior citizen of the year has adopted a stationary if not statuesque  pose - but we're reliably informed that the hands moved between the first two photo's.smiley
Here's Tim looking for customers during a quiet spell..
and here's Ray B and "croquet demon" Tanya busy with customers ...and our mate still holding that statuesque pose in the background...
and here's Peter and Wendy ......(why am I thinking Peter Pan?) front of house with Bunnings customers...

Other Fundraising by Rotarians

There are never any shortage of good causes supported by Rotarians and recently we received this invite that members / friends may be interested in..see club secretary or enclosed contact for more details..

February Roster 

Monique will be the chairperson
John will be on set up
Tim is doing the Rotary Minute/ Interacting with media
Geoff is Sergeant
Peter is Maitre D 
Craig is on standby

What's happening around the Rotary District?

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GREAT response by Club to RYDA call out

President Elect Geoff put the call out for more members to get involved in the youth driving awareness program RYDA last meeting.
It was great to see unanimous support from the members to support the invitation to Mountain Creek school's 300+ students to get involved and the clubs full support to provide volunteers to make it a "life changing" experience for students who attend. 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Youth Programs
Feb. 21, 2024
6:45 a.m. – 8:04 a.m.
Kirsty McKinnon - Okinja ELC
Feb. 28, 2024
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Bunnings Maroochydore BBQ
Feb. 28, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Clean Up Australia 7am-11am
Mar. 03, 2024
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
ROMAC Trivia Quiz
Mar. 07, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
District Conference
Mar. 08, 2024 – Mar. 10, 2024
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With so many problems in the world caused by Bad/ Fake/ incomplete/ Irrelevant/'s time for some humour in this area..


The secret is communication

My wife and I have such a wonderful marriage. I always know what she is thinking, because she always tell me. 
She always knows what I'm thinking, because she tells me that too.

What is Thor's favorite method of communication?

Norse code.


A woman goes to the doctor looking fantastic: hair and makeup done by a professional, Gucci heels, Versace dress and Prada purse.

"I've been stung by a nasty insect of some kind," she tells the doctor, "...but I'm ashamed to tell you where."

"It's okay," says the doctor. "Our communication is privileged; I won't tell anyone."

"Okay," says the woman. "It was at Aldi."

My supervisor said I'm getting a poor appraisal because my communication skills are so weak

I didn't know what to say to that

Two friends having gotten tired of using instant communication, decided to use old fashioned means of messaging each other, such as pigeons.

For a few days, it is great. Then one day, a pigeon shows up at one friends house with a blank piece of paper.

Angry, the receiver phones his friend to ask what was the meaning of the message.

To which his friend calmly replies, "Oh, that was a missed call."

A helicopter flying over Seattle,with all communication devices down.because of the fog and rain he lost his position.

Desperate the pilot writes on a piece of paper "Where am I?" and sticks it on the windshield. He sees a tall building and surrounds it. The people inside see the note and hurry to help the pilot and they write on the window: " You're inside a helicopter ". The pilot makes a loop and safely lands. Everybody is astonished and ask him how did he do it? He said when he saw the message on the window he immediate knew his position; he realized the tall building was Microsoft because their answers are always technically correct but completely useless.

A Question of Communication

A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce. He asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?

She replied, "About four acres with a little home in the middle of the property."

"No," said the judge. "I mean, what is the foundation of this case?"

"It's made of concrete, brick, and mortar," she responded.

"I mean," he continued, "What are your relations like?"

"I have an aunt and uncle in town, as well as my husbands parents."

He said, "Do you have a grudge?"

"No," she replied. "Since we have a carport, we've never really needed one."

"Ma'am, has your husband ever beat you up?"

"Yes," she responded. "About twice a week he gets up earlier than I do."

Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Madame, why do you want a divorce?"

"I've never wanted a divorce," the woman replied. "My husband does. He says he can't communicate with me."
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