Upcoming Events
Cocktail Meeting - United Service Club
United Service Club
Nov 09, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Lunch Meeting
The Brisbane Club
Nov 12, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Lunch Meeting - Club Assembly before Board Meeting
The Brisbane Club
Nov 19, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Lunch Meeting - DG Visit
The Brisbane Club
Nov 26, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Lunch Meeting Cancelled due to Cocktail Meeting
Dec 03, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Christmas Celebration - United Service Club
United Service Club
Dec 07, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2019 Rotary International Women's Day Breakfast
United Service Club
Mar 06, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
President's Message
31st October, 2018
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the Club,
Those of us at the meeting on 29 October were entertained and educated by Senior Sergeant Vicki Campbell in part 2 of her presentation on cyber safety and online and social media fraud. Vicki stressed the need for vigilance and a high level of suspicion in our dealings with calls and messages from unknown persons. The old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” is ever relevant and she told of an instance where a professional expert in the field was almost tricked.
Dorothy and Keith Watts and Dymphna and myself attended the World Polio Day Dinner and greatly enjoyed the company and the night. Our own Tony Pilkington provided a laughter filled twenty minutes of light entertainment and was followed by an excellent and very moving presentation from polio sufferer Sue Mackenzie, a member of the New Farm Rotary Club, on her journey since contracting polio at age  two and the ongoing  slowly escalating problems affecting her as she enters her 70’s. I am hopeful that we can arrange a presentation by Sue  to our Club in the New Year. Nigel Harris from The Mater Foundation, a recent speaker at our club, was an excellent M.C. for the evening and proved himself to be a superb auctioneer in extracting a very generous bid by Denise Buckby, from the New Farm Club, for a donated work of art.
We have received the gratifying news that D.I.K. have nearly finalized arrangements for a new warehouse site at Kingston, which will be even better than the previous one. The costs of relocating to the new site are substantial and I have promised Col Laurenson that we will be generous in helping to pay these. Board members please note!
Combined public and member donations for the drought appeal now stand at $3366 and this will be doubly matched by the Club. We will keep the appeal open until the end of November so that members can still make individual tax deductible donations which will also be doubly matched. The easiest way to donate is by direct bank transfer to: RCOB PAF 034001 439539 with your name as reference. Please also let John Smerdon know, probably by e-mail, that you have made a donation and John will issue a receipt for your tax deduction.
Finally a reminder that there is no meeting on Monday 5 November but there will be a social meeting at the United Service Club at 5.30pm on Friday 9 November and this will be hosted by Denise Schellbach. If attending please confirm by paying  $15 through the “Club Runner” web site. Dymphna and I will be heading out to the Swains Reefs on Friday evening and do not return until the following Friday so must give our apologies for two meetings. My best wishes to all and good luck with the big race.
Yours in Rotary,
Chris Muir

Vol. 96 No. 10
7 November, 2018

Upcoming Speakers
Nov 26, 2018
Rotary District 9600 District Governor
Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Queensland University of Technology
Mar 06, 2019
Achieving diversity, the experience of the Brisbane City Council
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Meeting Responsibilities
12 November - Meeting
Minutes Secretary
19 November - Meeting
Delahunty, Dela
Minutes Secretary
26 November - Meeting
GIBSON, Cameron
Minutes Secretary
DE LACY, Jaqui
10 December - Meeting
Minutes Secretary
17 December - Meeting
Minutes Secretary
Meeting Notes 29th October 2018
PP Daniel was Chair.  Apologies were from Jaqui de Lacy and Paul Choy. 
P Chris reported on the World Polio dinner – 98 attended. Guest speakers were our Rtn Tony Pilkington and Rtn Sue Mackenzie, a Director of Polio Australia and member of RC New Farm
Graeme Whitmore: he still has more Melbourne Cup Trifecta tickets to sell, and asks those members who have not taken their 50 tickets yet to do so urgently.  He has sent out reminder emails and will make some phone calls.  He stressed that this was a club fundraiser and asks all members to pull their weight and take at least 50 tickets to sell.  He said Tony Love and Gerald Holtmann had each taken $200 worth of tickets.
Keith Watts:
  • potential member Nigel Harris moving house to Kangaroo  Point, looking for a CBD club, maybe us.  World Polio dinner last Wednesday raised  $2196.
  •  Daughter Jennifer says that  Polio is now in Vietnam and she has been to ltold to have a Salk vacc before she goes there to present at a half-day seminar in a couple of weeks!
  • Potential member Rotarian Nicolas Alfaro may come to check us out shortly, having just moved to Brisbane from Brazil for work
Daniel Vankov:
  • IPP Daniel and P Chris are working on excellent service recognition awards (PHF awards and Avenues of Service District Awards) to be presented when District governor Wendy Protheroe visits us on November 26 this year.
Guest speaker Senior Sgt Vicki Campbell brought her colleague Senior constable Shona Farenhorst to continue the presentation about Cyber Security. 
Snr Sergeant Vicki Campbell and Snr Constable Shona Farenhorst, Guest speakers on October 29th.
Robyn won the raffle but the joker is till in the pack. 
5 steps for establishing a garden to fight hunger

Establishing a food garden in your school or community can help reduce malnutrition. The Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group promotes innovative solutions, such as community gardens, to end hunger, fight malnutrition, and ensure food security. World Food Day is a great time to think about planting a garden. Here are five steps to get started:

Learn more on the Rotary Service In Action blog and read about a community garden run by Rotarians in Harvard, Illinois.

Source: Rotary Voices

How to improve your photography: telling Rotary’s story in pictures

Rotarians and Rotaractors plant mangrove trees at Bonefish Pond National Park in Nassau.

By Alyce Henson, Rotary International staff photographer

Over the last year, I have worked on a few assignments highlighting club projects in Nassau, Bahamas, and Seattle, Washington, USA. Each project demonstrates how Rotarians take action to solve problems in their own communities. These type of projects translate well into visual storytelling content.

My approach to photography remains consistent with the Rotary brand: I strive to make authentic images that represent the values and personality of Rotary. Because of this, I am able to create appealing images that tell a bigger story – one that reflects the projects and people who make the world a better place.

Using photography to tell a story can become complex and challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. By following a few guidelines, having a focused mindset, and applying a bit of confidence, you can take great pictures with less intimidation. Below are some photo tips based on recent images I took in Nassau and Seattle. Try these, and you might be surprised what you can capture.

If you see a great moment happening naturally don’t be afraid to ask people to continue doing the action that caught your eye in the first place. In this case, I saw these two Rotarians passing a seed pod to one another. I asked them to pass it back and forth a few times and to look at each other. It only took an extra minute or two to get a successful image. I was at a great vantage point that had plenty of empty space around the exchange between the two women, which met the needs of a brand image I was working on.

When people are wearing hats, especially baseball caps, it is important that you capture their face in the photo. This image would not have been successful if the man in the red shirt was looking down and his face was covered by the visor of the cap. When people wear caps, ask them to tip it up a little or take it off entirely if you can’t get their face in the shot. This image ended up being cropped to a vertical image for the final ad. That worked because there is enough room around the image to crop it to a different orientation. I can’t stress enough the importance of having empty space!

Capture volunteers having a good time. Often, people who are working and focused have a serious look on their face. A serious look can be mistaken for anger or not enjoying what they are doing. A few things I do to lighten the mood is talk to people while I am photographing. I might say things to get them to laugh, look at each other, or engage in a conversation. In this photo the two women saw a fellow club member approaching the scene. I asked that Rotarian to stay on the sideline to talk and joke around with the women as I was photographing them. That way the person remains off camera but enhances the mood of the people on camera.

Words and logos on clothing and hats can be challenging! Make sure people only wear Rotary branded clothing and not that of any other company or organization. Don’t have everyone at the project wear the exact same branded shirt either. Everyone doesn’t have to match. Mix it up with neutral color clothing, small pops of color and shirts with small patterns, along with some Rotary shirts and caps.

Often, Rotarians are working outside in bright sunlight, wearing sunglasses for protection. Ask your subjects to take off their sunglasses for a few minutes while you photograph them. If someone is very sensitive to light, have the main person in action take off their sunglasses. We want to be able to see the eyes of the main subjects when we look at images, not have them hidden behind sunglasses or under hats.

Words of encouragement:

Our photography focuses on the connections we make in our communities. Our images should tell a genuine visual story. Capturing compelling images is one of the most important and universal ways to tell our story.

Use the photography section of the People of Action Style Guide (available on the Brand Center) for help taking pictures for your People of Action campaign materials. Becoming familiar with and applying these guidelines will set your club up for greater success and create continuity for our brand, no matter what part of the world our campaign is seen. Whether you take the pictures yourself or hire a photographer, this guide will help you take photos that are ideal for creating an effective, memorable image or ad.

Source: Rotary Voices

Club Officers

President                   Chris Muir
Vice President           Keith Watts
Secretary                   Mark Williams
Treasurer                   Warren Walker
Imm. Past President  Daniel Vankov
President Elect           Michael Stephens
Sergeant-at-arms       Luke Marshall
The Rotary Club of Brisbane Inc.
ABN 75 152 438 499
GPO BOX 2909 Brisbane Qld 4001
District               9600
Club Number   17787

Brisbane City Cluster Assistant Governor

Lisa Bateson

District Governor

Wendy Protheroe

Rotary International President

Barry Rassin