RYLA attendees share their experiences

Alyx Judge and Lachlan Day work for the Brisbane Airport Hotels Group. They were supported by Alex Penklis (GM) and jointly funded by our Club to attend a RYLA course. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where participants develop

Australian Army Aviation

Eurocopter Tiger ARH  (Wikimedia)In attendance today were three former Army aviators – our guest speaker Kevin Humphreys, (ex Lt Col  and rotary wing pilot), Rick Davies (ex Lt Col and fixed wing pilot) and President-Elect John (ex-Maj and fixed wing pilot), so it was only appropriate that John (aforesaid) chose

The future of water with Seqwater

Today we were delighted to welcome Jeremy Bishop and Amy to our meeting.  Jeremy Bishop is an Engagement Advisor for Seqwater, the bulk water provider for South East Queensland. As part of his role, Jeremy creates strategic engagement initiatives for the Water Security Program, which is Seqwater’s plan to

RYPEN – supporting Aviation High School

Our club sponsored two students from the Aviation High School Interact Club to the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) held on 14-16 May at the Luther Heights Camp, Coolum Beach. The students were at our meeting today to tell us about their experiences.  RYPEN provides valuable leadership training

A toast to the Rotary Club of Christchurch

INTERNATIONAL TOAST Today Toastmeister Kerri chose theRotary Club of Christchurch Inc., with the tenth anniversary of the dreadful earthquake in 2011. This club is in District 9970, being chartered in 1922. They meet every Tuesdays at 12:30 PM at the  Canterbury Club, 129 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch. On their website they mention

The Concorde and Short Selling …

TODAY IN AVIATION HISTORY  – Michael Concorde 001 in the wonderful museum at Le BourgetOn 2nd March two significant aeroplanes took to the air for the first time, the BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde in 1969, and the re-engined Messerschmitt Bf 109 produced by Hispano in 1945. There were only 20 Concordes built, none of which

The McDonnell F-101A Voodoo.

Sixty-six years ago on 29th September 1954, the McDonnell F-101A Voodoo took to the air from Edwards Air Force Base for the first time. Not as well known as its successor, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom, the Voodoo was designed as a long-range escort fighter, but it was never used in that role.  It was first

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Special Presentation to Michael Rudd and Cloudland.

Our major fund-raiser as a club is Containers for Charity. Notwithstanding the admirable efforts of the father of this initiative, Jeff, and his weekly entourage of cheerful volunteers as they collect ute-loads-full of cans from the Cloudland Apartments, nothing would have happened without the efforts of Michael Rudd, the on-site