Rotary

Rotaract Events

Rotaract Events

  I joined some of the other members of the Rotaract Club of South Brisbane at the Big Issue Lunch. We served about 25 homeless community members a nice Christmas lunch.   Last weekend our club celebrated Christmas, and our…

3 Meetings, 4 nights

3 Meetings, 4 nights

I gave three Rotary presentations two weeks ago. The Rotary Club of Windsor is a laid back club that meets at a bowling club house. Lawn bowls is an outdoor variation of the indoor bowling more common in the U.S….

Cyclone Season

Cyclone Season

  Cyclone season has come to Brisbane, which meant my weekend plans got a little wetter. I saw lightning on only one occasion when I lived in Portland. I forgot how impressive it is to watch. Take a look at…

Rotary Club of Noosa Heads Daybreak

Rotary Club of Noosa Heads Daybreak

Ashgrove/The Gap Rotarian Shaughn Forbes drove me up to the Sunshine Coast for a presentation to the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads Daybreak.     She took me on a tour of Noosa Heads, a popular, upmarket beach spot on…

Rotary Club of Sandgate

Rotary Club of Sandgate

I presented to the Rotary Club of Sandgate last night on the lessons I have learned so far from my bikeshare research. President Desley Taylor introduced me to all the guests and explained all the great work the club does….

Rotary Club of Kingaroy

Rotary Club of Kingaroy

Val Hooper invited me to her club, located in the rural city of Kingaroy. She asked me to speak on rural economic development, reporting on my findings from the plan my colleagues and I helped create in¬†Cascade Locks, Ore. In…

Rotary Club of Nundah

Rotary Club of Nundah

I gave my speech on CityCycle to the Rotary Club of Nundah. Although I’ve given quite a few speeches so far, the clubs are unique enough that each experience is memorable. I’ll remember Nundah’s meeting for their quick wit and…

Gratitude

Gratitude

The Rotary Clubs of District 9600 have welcomed me to their clubs and shown me around their region. They have hosted me for dinner and offered me overnight accommodations. I’m overdue for a thank you note. Every week in Brisbane…

Albany Creek Rotary

Albany Creek Rotary

            The Albany Creek Rotary welcomed me to speak at their club. My speech on bikeshare tends to generate a lively Q&A session, which is my favorite part of the presentations. During that time, I…

Gympie

Gympie

Gay Lohse met upon arrival in Gympie, a small city 3.5 hours north of Brisbane by train. She showed me around the lively downtown, kangaroo-filled suburbs, and historic buildings.¬†Knowing I was from Tennessee, she arranged a tour of the Australia…