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THE HOPE SOAP
Edition 2016-015
Welcome to the 15th edition of my regular President's update, The Hope Soap.  I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year break !
 
Important Information about Change in Meeting Venue
 
Firstly, I wanted to update all members on our meeting and breakfast arrangements.  After a thorough process of review, the Board selected a proposal from the Sanctuary Cove Country Club to host our meetings going forward.  This arrangement will start from our first meeting in 2017 which will be on Wednesday, 18 January 2017.  The timing of meetings will remain the same (6:45am to 8:15am)
 
The Country Club is located at 4601 Gleneagles Drive, Sanctuary Cove and you can click on this link (https://goo.gl/maps/uEFqQtNpZQT2) if you are unsure how to find it.
 
The good news is that by making this change, everyone will have a choice amongst a range of breakfast options and more details around how you can make your selection will be forwarded to members shortly.
 
It is important to note that these changes also mean there will no longer be a need for members to register or unregister for meeting attendance.
 
Youth Program Updates

We heard from a number of guest speakers last year on Rotary's various youth programs.  I am pleased to report the Board approved supporting two participants on recent and upcoming programs in our district -
  • Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) - the club provided sponsorship for Joshua Deacon for this program, the focus of which is the development of skills needed to make the transition from school into post-secondary education and employment. RYTS provides practical advice on topics such as renting, budgeting, goal setting, career choice and self-confidence.  Joshua was amongst a number of members of the Southport State High School Leadership team sponsored by various clubs around the District to attend between 6 -9 December. 
     
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - the club will be sponsoring the participation of Chriselle D'Mello.  RYLA is designed for 19-28 year olds and is on at the end of this month (21 - 27 January 2017).  The program aims to promote proactivity, personal and professional development through a range of inspirational speakers, team building exercises and leadership training. The development of communication and presentation skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, self-confidence and self-esteem are key objectives of this program. Chriselle is currently studying BioMedical Science at Griffith University.
    romote proactivity, personal and professional development through a range of inspirational speakers, team building exercises and leadership training. The development of communication and presentation skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, self-confidence and self-esteem are key objectives of this program. - See more at: http://rotary9640.org/SitePage/ryla#sthash.99mmYdcR.dpuf
I have heard that Joshua was impressed enough by what he experienced that he plans to go back to the next camp to act as a mentor.  We will make arrangements to hear from both Joshua and Chriselle on their experiences in the coming months.
 
District News
 
A few important District updates to share since my last update -
  • Changes to District Boundaries - DG Michael Irving has shared that our District will not be merged with any other District as part of the recent review of District boundaries.  There is one change though with Glen Innes Rotary making a decision to relocate to District 9650 from 1 July 2017.   Michael has expressed that this is a great outcome for the District and ensures stability in forward planning for at least the next 10 years.
     
  • RYLA Dinner - the RYLA Committee are hosting a dinner on 24 January at Tyalgum Ridge Resort, Tylagum Creek and starting at 6pm for a 7pm Dinner (both NSW time).  It is a great opportunity to attend and witness the transformation this program provides.  Please let me know if you are thinking of attending.
     
  • Alumni Dinner Date Saver - The second annual District Alumni Dinner is being held on 18 February at the Southport Golf Club starting at 6:30pm for 7pm dinner.  The cost will be $38pp and further details will follow.  Sandy is a co-organiser of the event so please let her know if you would like further details.
     
  • Black Tie Charity Dinner for Polio - The Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads is hosting a dinner at the Marriot Surfers Paradise on 18 March 2017 with the aim of raising $100k.  Tickets cost $199 each and are available at goldcoasttickets.com.au.
 
.. and finally

I wanted to let all members know that I won't be at the first meeting back this year as I will be in Melbourne.  I'll be back for the next meeting on the 25th.
 
I hope to see as many of you as possible when I am back !
 
Yours in Rotary
 
 
Gareth Hunt
President 2016/17
Rotary Hope Island
 
Remember !
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Coming Up
18 Jan 17 Meeting
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
Jan 18, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM
 
25 Jan 17 Meeting
Sanctuary Cove Country Club
Jan 25, 2017
6:45 AM – 8:15 AM