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Mondays at 6:30 PM
The Wattle Hotel
1 Reserve Road
Upper Coomera, QLD 4209
Australia
Monday 6.00pm for 6:30pm start
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ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAMMES - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Two of our District’s Youth Programmes, the Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) are now open for applications.
RYTS is aimed at students in their senior years of school (Grade 11 and 12) or who are aged between 17-18 if not within a school system. The program has a focus to assist the transition from one area of study onto the next phase of life. It runs from 17 to 22 January 2022.
RYLA is aimed at young people aged 19-29 and will run from 25 to 30 January 2022. The programme is a personal, professional development camp which focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
The location of both camps is Bornhoffen PCYC in Natural Bridge, QLD. We are accepting applicants from both QLD and NSW as we hope by January that border restrictions will no longer be in place. With limited spaces available at each camp, we urge applicants to apply early. Should COVID restrictions at the time prevent NSW residents from attending a refund would be available.
More details and links for applications can be found here https://www.rotary9640.org/page/youth-programs-summary
We look forward to receiving applications for these often life-changing programmes.

HELPING THE HELENSVALE COMMUNITY

 
This week, Martin Mankowski and Past President, Tony Lines presented a cheque for $500 to Helensvale State School Principal Heidi Booth and Josh Kelly. They were very grateful for the donation and the funds will be used to provide food and uniforms for students from less-fortunate families at the school.
 
These funds were raised via the Rotary Club of Coomera Valley's ‘Wacky Treasure Hunt’ co-ordinated by our Honorary Member, Kerry Dunn and assisted by Martin and other club members.
 
Principal Heidi confirmed that they look forward to strengthening the links with Rotary and are interested in Rotary’s Youth Programs. We will be working closely with the school in the near future regarding an EarlyAct club, helping them to establish a club, if they so require.
 
We are delighted to be able to assist our local community in this way.
 
The Club is always keen to assist any local schools or community groups where we can so if you are aware of any community group requiring assistance or support, please let us know via this page or by email to coomeravalleyrotary@gmail.com

RECOGNITION FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

The Rotary Club of Coomera Valley is one of only 17 clubs in District 9640 to receive a Rotary citation for the year 2020/2021 from Rotary International. The Rotary Citation is a significant award that honours clubs whose leaders and members show a commitment to success.
 
This citation recognizes the Rotary Club of Coomera Valley and our immediate Past President Tony Lines, for achieving the goals set by District Governor Andy Rajapakse, which included growing our membership and sponsorship of the new Northern Gold Coast Rotaract Club.
 
Clubs that achieve the goals required to earn the Rotary Citation are strengthening Rotary and shaping our future.
 
We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award and contribute to the great work Rotary does around Australia and world-wide.
Club News
We were delighted to recently hear back from Kat Cacavas and Karyn Johns with an update on the work with the orphans in Sierra Leone. The plans for 2020 have obviously been impacted due to COVID-19 but Kat and her team have many plans for 2021 and beyond.
 
Many children in Sierra Leone are orphaned due to war and/or disease and Kat supports these children to attend the Sierra Leone marathon.
 
Dr Peter Logan from The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, QLD (formerly the RBH) recently presented to us regarding his humanitarian trip to the Philippines. Dr Logan is travelling to the Philippines to provide medical PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to the medical profession there, as well as additional training as required. He is visiting the Oriental Mindoro province, which until 2018 did not have a Department of Health ambulance service and even now only has two medical vehicles – with only one configured for advanced life support.
 
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