Jacqi de Lacey chaired the meeting and began with Rotary Grace and Toasts to the Queen and Rotary International and the new happy royal couple.
President Daniel welcomed members.
There were apologies from Don O'Donoghue, Warren Walker, Stan Francis, Robyn Burridge, and Dan Adler.
The club welcomed the following visitors:
  • Keith McNeil from the Rotary Club of Melbourne
  • Daniel Stark from Houston Texas
  • Bruce McNaught from the Rotary Club of Albany Creek.
Daniel briefed the meeting on his conference in Shanghai and displayed a banner from the Rotary club there.
We are fast approaching the Club's ninety-fifth anniversary. Please register to attend through our new website and if you have any problems simply email Daniel. There is no regular meeting next week on 28 May so instead come to the Queen Street Mall stage outside Myers. It is an 11.30am start for 12 noon.
Could members please put it in their diaries that we are rostered at DIK on 23 June. If you can make it, please let Daniel know or register here:
Daniel presented his President's bottle of wine award twice! Firstly for April he presented a bottle of wine to James Delahunty for all the work he did in making his testimonial dinner such a success. For May he presented the award to Graeme Whitmore for all of his efforts over the golf day and our club more generally.
Daniel then presented Jacqi Page with another Paul Harris Fellowship Award Pin - her  seventh such Pin, which is a magnificent achievement.
Daniel inducted Jillanne Myers as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Brisbane. Jillanne then introduced herself to the club members. Well done Jillanne.
RYLA is over we are eager to hear all the experiences from the two people that the club sponsored.
Daniel then played the fifth and final video of the strategic workshop. He then advised that Jayani has completed her Strategic Plan for the Club. It is a very interesting read which will soon be made available to members once President-elect Chris Muir has had a chance to review it.
Rotary has announced an increase in the Rotary International Dues of US$4 per year in 2017 – 18 followed by another US$4 a year in both 2018 – 19 and 2019 – 20. This this will result in each member’s dues being paid to Rotary International increasing to US$60, then US$64 and then US$68. Club subscriptions may have to increase to cover these new costs.
  1. Mark Williams confirmed that Rhys Williams attended the RYLA Camp on 5-11 May at Coolum. Rhys said that it was a great experience and that he would join Rotaract. Jacqi also confirmed that her grandson Matt said that it was a life changing experience and that he would also join Rotaract.
  2. Luke and Mark attended the Rotaract Professional Development workshop on 2 May and felt that it was an extremely successful event.
  3. Jackie advised that the James Delahanty testimonial has raised $12,000.
  4. Graham Whitmore reminded members of the golf day on 15 June where 50 players have so far registered, but they want 90.
  5. Keith Watt called for members to register for the District Assembly on Sunday, 22 March at Caboolture. Members can register through our club website. So far only Keith and Chris have registered.
  6. Denise mentioned the upcoming speakers. On 4 June the CEO of Legacy will be the speaker. On 11 June the speaker will be Phillippa Lazenby, who is a scientist at the PA hospital.
There was no Sergeant. The raffle was won by Peter Ryan, but only after Jillanne Myers drew her own number and then Clive Shepherd drew his own number!   The Joker is still in the pack.
The President closed the meeting.