Tonight, 23rd September 2023, was a very special night at the Powerboat Club - as we celebrated the service and friendship of a longstanding member Brian Reith.

It is a massive job to pack up home and move interstate but as Brian and Margaret's family live near Sydney in NSW, it is time for them catch up with the children and grandchildren and to share some fun times as a family.   It is always a big decision to relocate but Brian says he has already researched a possible Rotary Club to join close to where they will be living, where he will make new friends and become part of the community!  Brian has been an awesome Rotarian - always volunteering for every project and serving the club in most of the roles. He’s also a lovely human being and will be greatly missed by us all.  We hope everything goes smoothly and you settle in well - keep in touch.

Brian looking for the right golf club before heading off to play with his Rotary mates at the Caloundra golf course.

BRIAN and Rotary
Brian has been a member of the Caloundra Pacific since 2006
These are the Rotary members who were present on that night Brian joined our Club -
Barbara           BAILEY
Graeme           BOWDEN
Kevin              CURD
Win                 FOWLES
Cedric             GOWLETT
Ross                HARRISON
Ken                 HINKLY
Mike               HEALY
Peter               HOVEY
David             JOHNSTON
Manfred         KLINK
Bryan             MASON
David             MILLAR
Allen              MORGAN
Stan                NAWROCKI
Les                 PONTIN
Bruce             RADFORD
Brian              REITH joined on 30/6/06
Will                WATERFORD
Neville           WOODFORD
These are the same 20 MEMBERS who are still with us TODAY on Brian's last night 28 Sept 2023
All the best, we have all enjoyed your company and the time you gave to our community through Rotary.
Allen Morgan
Next week is a vocational visit to the Pelican Waters Marina, with a tour and a meal afterwards - don't forget to register with Dan Thomasson.
Then back to the Golf Club on 5th October for a Club Assembly.
We now have full details of our open garden Festival to be held on 29 and 30 September on Tamborine Mountain.  Below are details of the gardens and the full brochure is attached.
The link to Eventbrite for buying of tickets is:
Please feel free to forward this brochure to members and friends.
There will be plant sales at each garden as well as entertainment at different times over the festival.
Please feel free to contact me in relation to any questions.
If you are coming as a group in a bus, please let me know, thanks - Jennilyn Mann  0409 267 697

Thank You for Making Miracles Happen:Operation Cleft Donors, Your Impact is Priceless!

Good Morning All and Welcome to the new Rotary year!

It is now <100 days until RYPEN, and as you step into your new positions, we wanted to make sure you had this year's RYPEN information at your fingertips












The application forms for RYPEN 2023 are still available, and you’ll find a copy of the paper application attached to this email.

We’re incredibly proud of the RYPEN Program. We genuinely believe in what we do and we’ve seen firsthand the impact of the outcomes we achieve. Whilst I could talk about the benefits of the program all day, I thought it might be more impactful to hear from one of our past participants.

The following heart-felt words from Brooke, a past participant of the program, sum up RYPEN very nicely -

“… I have found confidence in myself that I never thought I had. I recommend this camp to every teenager because it shows you a different perspective on how you communicate with people. The activities have been very challenging and I pushed myself in ways I didn’t even realise I could… ”

If you know a young person aged 14-16 who has a high amount of potential across a range of areas and just needs to be shown that they can be exceptional, why not recommend they attend RYPEN – it might just change their life.


You are on the duty roster - Please visit to view the dates. If you cannot fulfil your duty, please find a replacement and email as soon as possible.
We've got exciting news! The Queensland Government has announced that we’ll be expanding our 10c drink containers to include wine and spirit bottles from 1 November 2023! You can learn more at
For now, keep recycling these containers through your yellow-top bin or at your nearest transfer station until we’ve got things ready for 1 November.
1. Collect eligible containers (including wine bottles soon)
2. Take them to a container refund point -
3. Donate to the Rotary Club of Caloundra Pacific using scheme ID C10219799

Please help us collect!
Evelyn McCorkell, our club member, has provided a collection box, so please bring to the club meeting and place in the box at the registration desk.  Thanks.
We collect bread tags for recycling to fund wheelchairs,mainly in South Africa.
Caloundra Pacific

Service Above Self

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Caloundra Golf Club
1 Charles Woodward Drive
Caloundra, QLD 4551
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If you would like to come along and meet us, please call our Meeting Coordinator, Evelyn McCorkell on 0407 624 650 (email - or Club Service Director, to let us know that you are coming so that meals can be arranged.
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