Lookout the District 9630

District 9630
The Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt Inc.
P.O. Box 130, Mt Gravatt Qld. Australia 4122
Meets at: Southern Cross Sports Club, Cnr Logan Road & Klumpp Road, Mt Gravatt
Contact: 0423 904899 Club Meeting - Tuesday: Time: 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
11 NOVEMBER 2014
It was great to see Jean Buckmaster back from her recent operation and
bringing Bruce to the meetings. It was also great to have Sue back after
her world work and holidaying trip. We may be get to see some photos.
We had a very productive Board meeting on Sunday afternoon. Lots of
exchange of ideas and decisions made.
Main decisions
Mt Gravatt Challenge has been finalised with Chairpersons agreed to and
sub committees finalised.
The Club’s AGM has been moved to Dec 9.
An animated conversation about membership. It was agreed to have 2
people attend the Membership Seminar at the Brisbane Technology Park.
My thanks to Gerry for supplying coffee, cake and bikies.
Foundation Webinar
I tuned in to a webinar on Foundation conducted by District. The objective
is to have knowledge of how to apply for a Foundation GRANT and to
understand the process which has been made simpler. The one message
that came through was the project has to be sustainable.
I will be absent Nov 25/Dec 8. I have to go to Vic on family business. I
hope to visit my old club Appin Park.
I very much appreciate Sue taking on the role of Bulletin Editor for a
period of time. Thank you Sue.
Have a good week
Pres Jim
18 November
CLUB – meeting will hosted
by Rotary eClub of NRG and
Rotary Club of Brisbane
Centenary at The Springlake
Hotel 1/1 Springfield Lake
Blvd, Springfield Lakes 6:30
for 6:45 pm start, Guest
speaker Dr Geoff Wilson,
Pink Polar expedition across
Antarctica Cost $20+$5
donation to Rotary
Foundation, RSVP to Rob
25 November
Chairman: Ken Corley
Duty officers: Dave
Haxton, Bob Atherton
Speaker: Broden Diggle,
Youth Science Forum
28 November
Dinner and a Show – Dinner
at the Junction, 413 Ipswich
Rd, Annerley at 6:30,
Theatre “Travelling North”
(by David Williamson) at the
St Luke’s Church Hall at
8pm. $15/head, RSVP to
Belinda ASAP
2 December
Chairman: Gerry
Duty officers: Geoff Brady,
Tony South
Mt Gravatt Challenge
community night
4 December Bunnings
Christmas night
9 December
Mt Gravatt AGM
13 December
Former exchange student
Leah Rage’s marriage to
Sean McLean, Newstead
House rotunda 4pm
Club News
 Chairman for the evening was Jum, who welcomed members and guests Jean, Deanna and speaker, Ian
Fredericks from Malouf Pharmacy. Jum reported on the Board meeting at Gerry’s last Sunday.
 The Mt Gravatt Challenge is ON. Date is Sunday 7 June. Chairmen for the various committees are: Event
Management: Tony South, Administration and Planning: Gerry Fitzgerald, Sponsorship: Col Laurenson,
Promotions: Geoff Brady, Media and Public Relations: Rob Anderson. A night to encourage participation and
support from the Community will replace our regular meeting on 2 December.
 The Club’s AGM will be held on 9 December.
 Two members will participate in a multiclub event at Brisbane Technology Park which will hopefully result in
new members
 Happy Dollars were plentiful, with Bruce and Sue donating for the pleasure of being back at Rotary, Rob
Anderson donating and handing our celebratory chocolates for the announcement of elder daughter, Janet’s
pregnancy, Bob Atherton spruiked the Rotary Foundation whilst at a recent food and drink festival at
 Sue reported that Belinda has organised another dinner and theatre night on Friday 28 November. The show
is David Williamson’s comedy, Travelling North. Dinner from 6:30 at the Junction Hotel, show commences at
8pm at the St Luke’s Church Hall. RSVP to Belinda as soon as possible.
 Bob Behan spoke of the new District Grant scheme with funding from the Foundation, focussing on projects to
support world understanding, peace and the community. This is an opportunity Mt Gravatt Club should
 Deanna updated members on her week at school and her weekend spent with other German exchange
students on the Sunshine Coast with Rosemary’s sister. She also loved going to see the Lion King with Gayle,
and viewing the Colour Me Brisbane lights. She thinks the weather is getting hot!
 Col Laurenson was acting as Graeme, advising that the Club will cook for the Bunning Christmas night on 4
December. Set up from 4:30pm for a 6pm start.
 Col also attended a Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) event in Mackay, giving a
presentation on DIK
 Bob A. won the Sergeant’s Shuffle but no luck getting the cash!
 All agreed to delay the Club Christmas party, originally planned for 13 December, until some time in January.
Leah Rage, our former exchange student, will marry Sean McLean that day in the rotunda at Newstead House
and all are invited to attend the ceremony. President Jum will speak to the Christmas party caterer.
Ian Fredericks is the managing pharmacist at the Malouf Pharmacy at Palmdale
Shopping centre. This is one of 19 Malouf pharmacies in Brisbane and SE Queensland
– it is a family owned and operated business. Ian spoke about medication
management, noting that 4 in 10 Australians aged over 50 take 5 or more different
medications every day. This rises to 7 or more medications for those over the age of
75. He noted that 190 000 medicine-related issues cause hospitalisations in this
country every year, with around half preventable. Most are caused by interactions between drugs (prescription and
over the counter), drugs and herbs and drugs and medical conditions. He discussed common side effects and the fact
that many people are confused as drugs with a variety of different brand names may have the same active ingredient.
He talked about MedsCheck, a program to review and advise on medications offered by pharmacists in store, or a
home medicine review which takes place in the person’s own home.
Club News