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St Luke's unveils new stained glass windows
Council upgrades oval cafe
Cane toad discovered at Woy Woy
Thermal imaging camera for local fire brigade
Bushcare group seeks more volunteers
Homeless people moved from Austin Butler oval
Fate of funding to be decided by popular vote
Avenue of trees prevented by 'infrastructure'
Archaic system results in pollution, says ACF branch
Residents welcome withdrawal of six-storey application
Group home approved to disability support
Manufactured home proposal for IOOF homes site
Three-storey units to include affordable housing
Celebrating 96 years Harry Potter style
Short-term accommodation proposal
New bar approved for Everglades
Pearl Beach hall may get a facelift
Umina workshop for skate strategy
Geoff Melville dies aged 77
Bowlers name scoreboard after John Greenway
Rotary celebrates birthday of long-serving member
Car crashes into Umina shopfront
Lunch and show for Memorial Day
New Rotary club starts on the Peninsula
A course for women by women
Support program for domestic violence survivors
Playground opens at Patonga
Umina CWA tries peach blossom cake
Free screening of Sonic Sea documentary
Umina Surf Club gets an upgrade
Bush walkers rescued from Little Wobby
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Under-30s cannot continue to live where they grew up
Who holds Council accountable for its noise pollution?
Website provides planning alerts
Action is needed on eyesore sites
TV guide surprise
Will quarterly bills disguise water price rises?
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Fresh fruit and fitness offered for team well-being
Killy Cares installs defibrillators
Young employee of the year
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Three more artists announced for art show
Double feature at folk club concert
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Student leaders seek compost bin
Basketball knockout competition
Pretty Beach wins public speaking competition
A step back in time
New litter of piglets
Cultural activities for Naidoc Week
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Everglades duo wins Waterlily Pairs
Peninsula Thunder takes under-11s floorball title
Soccer player joins elite competition
Kingfisher Carnival comes to an end
Pirates place 10th in country champs
Shahida takes out Women's Open in calisthenics
Peninsula Swans raise $1000 with pink socks
Neighbour versus neighbour in soccer round
Umina retains pool rescue championship title
Woy Woy beaten 67 to nil

New Rotary club starts on the Peninsula

A new Rotary club has been formed on the Peninsula.

With the philosophy of "come when you can, do what you can", the Rotary Club of Brisbane Water is aimed at people from all walks of life and ages, who may have struggled to juggle the formalities of more traditional Rotary clubs with a hectic schedule.

The club was formed by long-time Woy Woy Rotary Club members Mr and Mrs Peter and Jayne Mote and Ms Paola Liverani.

Mr Mote is president of the new club and said he and the other founding members had been eager to bring a more relaxed style of Rotary to the Peninsula for some time.

Attracting around 25 interested people from a range of backgrounds, the club got the tick from Rotary International at the beginning of July.

"The club will appeal to people who want to join the Rotary family but have always thought it may be too much of a commitment, financially and time wise," Mr Mote said.

"Rotary is no longer just about dinner meetings of professional men and women.

"It is for anyone who wants to make a difference in their community or with some of Rotary's international projects.

"It is also about meeting like-minded people and having fun," he said.

The club has the support of Ettalong Diggers Club, where members will meet, either or for coffee mornings or evening non-dinner meetings.

"Members can choose either the morning meetings or evening, or both, to allow for people's different circumstances, twice a month," Mr Mote said.

"The emphasis will be on doing Rotary in a slightly different way, with members contributing in any way they are able to, but the Rotary commitment to helping local and overseas communities is still the guiding light of the Brisbane Water Club," Mr Mote said.

The club already has already rallied behind local charity Coast Shelter.

The club is actively looking for new members and welcomes everyone of all ages and walks of life to get in touch.

The Peninsula's two existing Rotary Clubs have welcomed the announcement that a third Club has launched at Ettalong.

Both the Rotary Clubs of Umina Beach and Woy Woy have welcomed the news that the Rotary Club of Brisbane Water is now active.

The new Club launched at the beginning of July and currently meets at Ettalong Diggers.

Club president Mr Peter Mote said the new Club was putting a new spin on the classic approach to Rotary to attract potential members that are interested in joining the movement but were hesitant due to the associated formalities of Rotary membership.

The new approach caters to a more casual Rotarian with the emphasis on doing what you can when you can.

Mr Mote said the structure is less formal than that of a traditional Rotary Club with the emphasis on coming together to engage in community projects and other projects that fall under the banner of Rotary International.

"The club will appeal to people who want to join the Rotary family but have always thought it may be too much of a commitment, financially and time-wise," Mr Mote said.

Woy Woy Club president Mr Don Tee and Umina Beach Club secretary Mr Michael Curley both agreed the new club was a boon to Rotary.

"Umina Beach Rotarians have no problem whatsoever with the formation of this new club," said Mr Curley.

"In fact, we welcome it, as any increase in Rotary membership on any Peninsula Club means an increase in engagement with the Rotary movement in the area which is a good thing."

Mr Tee agreed.

Rotary membership has been in decline on the Peninsula in recent years with both existing clubs actively seeking new members and doing their best to engage more with young people in an effort to see the movement grow.

Both Mr Tee and Mr Curley acknowledged that they could see why a more casual approach to Rotary might appeal to some people but did say the new club was not operating too differently from either of theirs.

"As far as I'm aware, the only thing Brisbane Water Rotary Club does differently than Woy Woy or Umina Beach is meet fortnightly instead of weekly.

"All Rotary Clubs have taken on a more project-focused approach as of late," Mr Curley said.

Mr Tee said, while it was encouraging to see Rotary growth on the Peninsula, it did come at the expense of his club, with some members opting to join Brisbane Water Rotary Club.

"Rest assured. We still have 35 active members and will be continuing with our community work," Mr Tee said.

Mr Curley said no members of Umina Beach Rotary Club had joined the Brisbane Water Club.

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