Rotary

9600 District Conference

9600 District Conference

I’m away this weekend at the District Conference. I’m excited to hear the keynote speaker, Li Cunxin, who has received worldwide recognition in the Australian film Mao’s Last Dancer.

Frank Rothermel

Frank Rothermel

My former baseball coach Frank Rothermel has concluded his year as the District Governor of my sponsor district. A quote from a recent article on Frank: “His enthusiasm for the worldwide service organization is contagious, and a characteristic that served…

Pine Rivers Rotary

Pine Rivers Rotary

I spoke at the Pine Rivers Rotary, and it became clear to me from the start that this is a very active club committed to  community service. The club is the host club of a newly arrived Ambassadorial Scholar, Terry…

Jane St. Clean-Up

Jane St. Clean-Up

    The Rotaract Club of South Brisbane picked up trash on our adopted road, Jane St. in West End. It’s incredible how much litter we found.   Our Rotaract Club does quite a bit of fundraising, so it was good…

Radio Debut

Radio Debut

    I had a great chat with John Scott at 4BC talk radio. I discussed the growth of cycling in Brisbane and related the increased cycling rates to public health challenges. It was a great first experience talking on…

Brisbane High Rise

Brisbane High Rise

I received a warm welcome from the Brisbane High Rise Rotary. They meet for breakfast in the Brisbane Polo Club downtown, a historic colonial structure with a beautifully restored interior. There were lots of cyclists in the room, and they…

Fifty Years

Fifty Years

I attended the Celebration Dinner for Allan Male, who is retiring from Rotary after fifty years of service. He has served as the past District Governor and the president of the Brisbane North club. In my speech I pointed out…

Gratitude, Part 2

Gratitude, Part 2

Thanks to all the Rotary Clubs who have hosted me for speeches in the past three months! Albany Creek Nundah Sandgate Hamilton Noosa Heads Daybreak Kingaroy Hamilton Bribie Island Windsor Also, special thanks to Shaughn Forbes and Allan Male for…

Five Months

Five Months

I updated my Tumblr with my favorite photos from the past five months. Check it out!

Santa Sleigh Fundraiser

Santa Sleigh Fundraiser

I joined Shaughn and the Rotarians of Ashgrove/The Gap last night for their Christmas Fundraiser. We raised more than $700 for community projects. Over the course of ten days, the event raises as much as $15,000. This community event has…