Chair for the day was President-elect Chris Muir, who began the meeting with the Rotary grace and usual toasts before inviting President Daniel to give his welcoming address to members, details of which can be found above.
After the welcome address, chair Chris called for spots:
  • PP Graeme Whitmore reminded members of the RCoB Charity Golf Day being held on Friday 15th June at the Virginia Golf Club, noting that there was stil space for both players and sponsors.
  • Denise Schellbach reported that she had attended the Rotary Ball “Lift the Lid” held by Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City in aid of mental health initiatives and reported that it had been a good evening.
  • The washup from the Police Commissioner’s luncheon was a nett profit of $1600, and Denise asks that the club donate the proceeds to Australian Rotary Health.
  • Denise also reported that she had been in touch with Don O’Donoghue who is somewhat on the mend but still far from well. Our thoughts go out to Don.
  • Dan Adler informed members that a “crack team” of members would be meeting at Next Thursday to start to nut out a plan to put some weight behind a potential Facebook ad in line with the recently-developed strategic plan.
  • Chris Muir reported that an enjoyable dinner had been had at the United Services Club to welcome President-Elect of sister club the Rotary Club of Kobe East who had been in town to help us celebrate out 95th anniversary in the Queen Street Mall.
Chair Chris Muir presents Legacy CEO Brendan Cox with a certificate of appreciation.
After a few minutes for fellowship, Chair Chris introduced our guest speaker for the day, Brendan Cox, CEO of Legacy Queensland. Brendan gave us a comprehensive introduction to the activities of Legacy in SE and central Queensland. Members were impressed to hear that Legacy in SE and central Queensland has 300 legatees who look after 7500 widows and families, 78 young families, 216 youth related to servicepeople and 45 families through the family assist programme that helps families of returned servicepeople who are having trouble adjusting to life on return. Legacy is almost unique in the world in that it is a non-government organisation totally focussed on looking after the families of servicepeople.
How can we help Legacy?
The raffle was drawn in favour of Graeme Whitmore, but he was unable to duplicate his feat of last year, and the joker is still at large.
President Daniel closed the meeting with the singing of the national anthem at 1345.