Handover over Rotary of Capricorn Coast

As another year rolls over our local community club has achieved so much in the past year and on the 14 July our handover dinner was held at the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club.

Greg Wilson the outgoing President  noted some of the outcomes that as a club we should be proud of. We delivered .

  • a participant to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • 2 participants to Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
  • Partnered with Mt Morgan Rotary Club to send a student to National You the Science Forum
  • In conjunction with Yeppoon Club, held the first Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Training Program for Yeppoon High School at PCYC
  • Donated hand-made toys to the Children’s Hospital
  • Prepared a Display for Talisman Sabre
  • Organised a raffle to raise funds for Polio at the Polio Movie Night
  • Held a golf Day to raise funds for Variety the children’s charity that has gone towards helping local child Harry Randall to reach his potential to read and write.
  • Supported Umoja Orphanage by paying staff wages
  • Purchased and assembled a hand for Land Mine Victims in Cambodia

Mike Suthers our clubs incoming President out lined his goals for the year and affirmed  the clubs vision for the up coming year. “Rotary with Fun”  He said,

“I would like to  increase membership by 100% yes that’s right. Seems a bit ambitious you say but maybe not, if each member could introduce just one new person to our little club in 12 months we would have 30 members and I will have achieved my goal by changeover July 2019. Our long term membership will come from our local youth and future leaders in the community so it makes a lot of sense to channel a lot of effort into working and partnering with our local state high school to form an Interact Club at the school. Once again thank you for making the effort to attend and enjoy the year ahead as a Rotarian”.


2 Good Blokes

On Friday 10th August our self awarded in club MICHELIN Star Chefs/cooks are at it again at the RED FOOT Cabaret. The evening of fabulous entertainment, at the Yeppoon Town Hall doors Open at 6.00pm.

Experience Lock & Hock Production live theatre, while enjoying a 3 course meal with your choice of drink from our well stocked bar.

Successful Road Safety Program

On Monday 14 May 2018, 130, year 11 Students from Yeppoon State High School, attended RYDA a driver education day. The Yeppoon and Capricorn Coast Rotary Clubs organised this driver education day to better support young people who are most at risk of being involved is a serious crash in the first six months of their driving.


The road safety education day was made up of six interactive workshops at the PCYC facility, Cooee Bay, Yeppoon. In small peer groups, students were challenged to change the way they think about road safety; they observed a speed and braking demonstration, got tips from road safety experts and heard a personal account from a road crash survivor.


The program content  developed by the national Road Safety Education organisation (rse.org.au) who is the leading provider of road safety education for youth in Australia. The flagship Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program (RYDA) is delivered each year to over 50,000 high school students from more than 650 participating schools.


The greatest impact at RYDA comes from the personal stories of loss and survival where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever.


Our clubs would like to acknowledge our Expert facilitators who were amazing.

Leyland Barnett , Evolution training

Ila Chippendale, PCYC

Snr Sergeant, Ashley Hull

Snr Constable, Tanya Shield

Trevor Neumann, TMR

Sandi Small, Spinal Life

Bob Day,YSHS


The day was planned by Robert Clegg, Yeppoon and Peter Long Capricorn coast and this leadership team  coordinated the Rotary volunteers, in its successful delivery.


Of course this program required  financial support and we thank Ian Weigh Toyota, Coal Train, Livingstone Shire/ Inverness/ KBSC – Community Grants Program, the Hon. Brittany Lauga and the Hon. Michelle Landry.