Ryan Muller chaired the meeting and began with Rotary Grace and Toasts to the Queen and Rotary International. An additional Toast was made to congratulate Wal Bishop in being awarded  a Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to the community, particularly business, in the Queen's Birthday honours list announced this morning - well done Wal.
President Daniel welcomed members and the guest speaker: Phillippa Lazenby, Queensland Tissue Banks, an arm of Donate Life Queensland.
Apologies – Stan Francis, Don O'Donoghue, Robyn Burridge, Denise Schellbach, Rick Tamaschke, Phil Gresham
We are two weeks away from the Club changeover meeting with two events before that:
  • On the 15th of June we will have our 2018 Charity Golf Day at Virginia Golf Club.
  • On the 18th of June we will be discussing our Club Strategy. Jayani will be presenting her work and will be answering questions. I will also welcome the QUT MBA Director, Prof. Glen Murphy, as a guest. So, let's prepare well and get into a meaningful discussion.
In preparation for our Strategy discussion I will compile our Club reality check for 2018. It will be the same questionnaire we completed a year ago and it will be interesting to see if and where we made a progress. So, please, expect an invitation to spend 10 minutes on answering those questions. Members participation will be highly appreciated not only because the survey will be an evaluation of my year as a President but also because it will serve as a starting point in Chris's year.
A reminder that the District changeover will be this coming Sunday.  Could members also please put it in their diaries that we are rostered at DIK on 23 June.
  1. Jackie advised that the James Delahanty testimonial has raised $11856.38.
  2. Graham Whitmore reminded members of the golf day on 15 June where 65+ players have so far registered, but they want 90.
  3. Keith Watt advised that on Thursday night next there would be a fireside chat about Rotary for new members. He was also looking for a rotary volunteer to host the next fireside chat.
Phillippa Lazenby spoke on the Queensland Tissue Bank, which is an arm of Donate Life Queensland. There was an eye bank, a bone and skin bank, and a heartvalve bank.
Phillippa was involved in the process from the beginning right through to transplantation.
Guest Speaker Phillippa Lazenby receives a certificate of appreciation from chair Ryan Muller
Rotarians were reminded that organ donation is no longer recorded on the back of your driver’s licence and that you must register for this online through the organ donor registry.
Donate life covers an area of south-east Queensland from Gympie to Toowoomba to the New South Wales border.
The main sources of material were from hospital deaths, referrals from the coroner and family notifications. Action has to be taken within 24 hours.
Skin and bone can be kept for five years and corneas for seven days, which will soon increase to 30 days. The age limit is less than 90 for most materials and less than 6o for heart valves.
There was no Sergeant. The raffle was won by Jaqui De Lacy. The Joker is still in the pack.
The President closed the meeting.