Wal Bishop chaired the meeting and began with Rotary Grace and Toasts to the Queen and Rotary International.
President Chris welcomed the 11 members and guest. Trish Dunn (guest of James Delahunty). Trish was presented with a certificate of appreciation for her efforts in assisting with the James Delahunty lunch.
Chris noted that
  • Arrangements are being finalised regarding the drought relief project stall to be set up at the MacArthur building. Two people per day would man the booth for 4 hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There would be a Rotary Club of Brisbane banner, a bale of hay and a press release. The Rotary club of Brisbane will match donations received on a dollar for dollar basis up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Warren Walker went to the Caloundra races and is proposing a race day provided that several clubs are willing to participate.
  • There will be no meeting next Monday because on Friday, 7 September at 5:30 PM at the United services club there will be a special club event. Members have to book through Clubrunner and pay the $15 and be aware that there is a dress code. Pres Chris will be staying on for dinner after the event and members are welcome to join him provided they advise him beforehand.
  •  Keith - the next club event on Friday night in October will be a barbecue hosted by Mark Williams.
  • Daniel – the Rotary Club of Brisbane strategy document will be the subject of an article in the Rotary Down Under magazine
Sgt Vicki Campbell from the Queensland police gave a presentation entitled “R U in control” about cyber scams. She noted that
  • In Queensland the crime statistics were relatively low
  • Despite the fact that assaults in the valley are well publicised, the risk is very low and it is usually relates to men between the ages of 17 and 25 and the assault is usually the result of an acquaintance or friend after an argument.
  • For older people, the risk is mainly around elder abuse and financial crime
  • She went on to describe the sources of financial crimes that are around today due to the rise of technology and social media. Examples were given of email and text scams.
  • It is important that people caught up in these computer crimes report the issue to police on ACORN without feeling ashamed or silly because otherwise this widespread issue cannot be addressed.
  • Members were advised to review their privacy settings on social media and to ensure the list of friends could not be advertised.
  • Members may not be aware that digital photos now contain a location so if they are put on social media then the predators can determine where the photo was taken.
Sgt Vicki Campbell accepts the RCoB certificate of appreciation from Chair Wal Bishop
There was no Sergeant. The raffle was won by Chris Muir. The Joker is still (unfortunately for Chris) in the pack.
The President closed the meeting.