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Flickerfest 2017

1:00pm, Fri 07 Apr 2017
Celebrating 26 years as ‘The Home Of Great Short Film’ in 2017, Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, continuing to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world. Flickerfest is excited to bring the Best of Australian Shorts and the Short Laugh Comedy programmes to Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, with films hand-picked from the festival’s 2400 entries. Audiences are set to enjoy an inspiring and award winning range of films, giving local Flickerfest audiences the first look at the hottest shorts in the world today.

Flickerfest will be presenting the Best of Australian Shorts programme at Whitsundays PCYC on Friday 7th April at 7pm featuring shorts from some of Queensland’s brightest emerging filmmakers including ‘Welcome to Country’, by Hopevale native Dean Gibson, a tongue in cheek look at a hotshot public servant’s visit to a remote Aboriginal community and ‘The Boggabilla Bus’, shot in the Toowoomba region, a sweet ode to friendship which examines just how far you’ll go for your best friend.

Also screening is winner of the Flickerfest 2017 Yoram Gross Award for Best Animation ‘Fish with Legs’ voiced by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto, and ‘MESSiAH’, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe-Howling.

Our Short Laughs Comedy programme on Saturday 8th April at 7pm showcases the most side-splitting shorts to come from Australia and across the world, including oddball comedy ‘Twinsburg’ from the USA, shining the spotlight on a midwestern town where thousands convene for the world’s largest gathering of twins and ‘The Record: World’s Largest Family’, co-written by and starring Triple J radio host Veronica Milsom. This gloriously funny and surprisingly touching mockumentary takes you into a world where a couple, in their quest for a little girl, end up with 69 boys and a determination to break the record for world’s largest family.

Don’t miss Flickerfest 2017 when it lands in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays at Whitsundays PCYC!
WHAT: Flickerfest 2017: Best of Australian, Short Laughs Comedy [15+]
WHERE: Rotary Club of Airlie Beach, Whitsundays PCYC, Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket
WHEN: Fri 7th April, Best of Australian – 7pm | Sat 8th April, Short Laughs Comedy – 7pm
PRICE: $25 p/p per night, includes supper.
TICKETS & INFO: 0408 461 192 | www.rotaryairliebeach.com
TOUR INFO: http://www.flickerfest.com.au/tour | VIEW: Festival Tour Trailer 2017
MEDIA INTERVIEWS & INFORMATION:
02 9365 6877 | coordinator@flickerfest.com.au | Lies Bruines – Festival Program Coordinator
        
Flickerfest 2017
Flickerfest 2017 


Show and Tell Approaches

10:01am, Sun 26 Mar 2017
The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Presents:

A Showcase of our Whitsunday Community Clubs at the inaugural Show & Tell day.

Come to the Airlie Beach Bowls Club from 10:00am - 5:00pm to find out how organisations work and play. There will be a sausage sizzle, lucky door prize, raffle and the bar will be open.




        



Show And Tell Day

10:00am, Sun 26 Mar 2017
Calling all clubs and community organisations, want to showcase your clubs activities? need new members?

Register now, don't let your club miss out.

The event runs from 10am - 5pm

Contact Eric Bottle on 0416273598 or Dalwyn 0408461192 admin@rotaryairliebeach.com

        



RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service

11:31am, Wed 06 Jul 2016
Nationwide appeal raises over $700K from the public

Young Kurt Drysdale's deserving story was shared with the Australian public on Channel Nine's A Current Affair on June 1 and within the week, through the use of a Rotary Australia Benevolent Society tax deductible account established by the Rotary Club of Southbank, Vic, raised over $700,000.
Just a few weeks short of his 21st Birthday on June 7, 2015, Kurt broke his neck in a devastating accident during a rugby league match playing for Cabramatta. His C5 nerve was damaged when he was tackled, changing his life forever. Kurt is unable to breathe on his own, can't move his limbs and has been hospitalised ever since.
The appeal means his parents can now rebuild the family home to enable Kurt to move back in with them and get the care he needs for the rest of his life.

The generosity of Australians has been amazing. Through the RABS account 8440 donations have been received, plus numerous offers of donations in kind and building services to help with the renovation and ongoing support for Kurt and his family, including a fully paid cruise holiday for his mum and dad, who have worked tirelessly.

This is another inspiring Rotary success story that has seen Rotarians from across Australia work with the public and Channel Nine’s A Current Affair to drive a wonderful outcome.
To find out more about the Rotary Australia Benevolent Society facility, which allows full tax deductibility for deserving projects, visit the national RAWCS website: rawcs.org.au.

Pictured with Kurt is Laurie Daleyy and Darryl "The Big Marn" Brohman
        
RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service
RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service 


The New order - Melbourne Park Rotary Club President and Past President

3:22pm, Tue 21 Jun 2016
Our Past President Nicole Lake and President for the 2016/17 year Amanda M Wendt received The Paul Harris Fellow recognition for their contribution to Rotary International District 9800. Congratulations!
        
The New order -  Melbourne Park Rotary Club President and Past President
The New order - Melbourne Park Rotary Club President and Past President  


Community Raffle - 2016

12:09pm, Thu 16 Jun 2016
6:02pm, Mon 13 Jun 2016
The 2016 raffle was drawn at the Jubilee Tavern, last night, the 13th June 2016.

The Winners and selling organisations were:

1st Prize: $10,000 cash - Barb Balma sold by Proserpine Citizens Band who also receive $1,000 cash for selling the winning ticket and were present at the draw.

2nd Prize: Charter Yachts Australia prize - Rhianna Howse sold by Camp Quality. Likewise Camp quality wins and added $1,000.

3rd Prize:  Heli Reef Prize - V. Corbett sold by PCYC with PCYC being present to win and additional $1,000.

4th Prize: Burnups Furniture Prize - E. Jemmett sold by Whitsunday Family History Group.

5th Prize: Air Whitsunday Prize - Crittendens sold by Cannonvale Cannons.

6th Prize:  Azure Sea Prize - Keith Brady sold by CQ Rescue.

7th Prize:  Airlie Beach Hotel Prize - Lynne Cleary sold by Tour De Cure.

8th Prize:  Helibiz Trial flight Prize - Rachel Farren sold by Proserpine & District Respite Service.

9th Prize: Barcelonas Dinner Prize - Sharlene Rudlon sold by Fauna Rescue Whitsunday.

Dalwyn McErlane
Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Inc
Mobile: 0408461192

Fred Dixon
President - Rotary Club of Airlie Beach 2016-2016
Mobile 0409793775
        

Presentation of PHF to Sgt John Dickinson

6:02pm, Mon 13 Jun 2016
The announcement of the winners of our community raffle on Monday night was not the only excitement on the night. President Fred Dixon presented PCYC Branch Manager Sergeant John Dickinson with a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his support of the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach over many years and his community spirit in general. A Paul Harris Fellow Recognition acknowledges that a Rotary club has made a donation of $US1000 to the Rotary Foundation in the name of the recipient, in this case Sergeant John, to support the great humanitarian work of Rotary around the world. Congratulations John!
        



RI President-nominee Ian H.S. Riseley's Speech to the 2016 Rotary Convention

7:22pm, Sat 11 Jun 2016
Twenty-seven years ago, in May of 1989, Rotarians gathered here in Seoul for the last Rotary convention before this one to be held in Korea. In one of life's funny little quirks, the president of Rotary at that time was a very fine Rotarian by the name of Royce Abbey, the third Rotarian from Australia to serve as president of Rotary International.

He stood on stage, as I am standing today, and spoke of the new era that Rotary was beginning with its work in PolioPlus, and of the incredible opportunity that Rotary gives us all, to have a real, and lasting, impact on the world. In this he echoed the words of the second RI president from Australia, Sir Clem Renouf, who famously said: "Rotary takes ordinary men and gives them extraordinary opportunities to do more with their lives than they had ever dreamed possible."

I certainly never dreamed, at that point, that the Rotarian nominated to serve as the fifth RI president from Australia would be yours truly, nor that the next time a Rotary Convention would be held in Seoul, I would be co-chairing it. If anyone had suggested either idea to me back then, I would have told them that they’d been drinking a bit too much soju.

But I suppose I should not be too surprised to realize, after all these years, that what Royce said to us back then was right that Rotary does give, to ordinary men and women, the opportunity to do more with our lives than we ever dreamed possible.

And may I say how thrilled I am that the most recent RI president from Australia, Glen Kinross, is here with us today?

So it is with gratitude for your support, and pride in our organization, that I humbly accept the nomination to serve as your president in 2017-18.

Every Rotary year builds on the year before it, and serves as the foundation for the year to come. President Ravi and President-elect John have been of great help to me and tremendous examples to all of Rotary, in the emphasis they have placed on continuity in Rotary leadership. I am enormously grateful to both of them for their encouragement, and I look forward to supporting President-elect John fully in the year that lies ahead.

It has been an amazing Rotary journey for Juliet and me so far. I joined Rotary as a relatively young person in 1978, mostly for selfish reasons. My accounting practice was new, and I thought it would be good for business to be associated with the movers and shakers of Sandringham. Juliet thought it would be good for both of us to start associating with more people who weren't accountants.

But it didn't take long for both of us to realize what we had stumbled upon, that Rotary was far more than a way to make friends and to help build a business (although it was both of those things).

Rotary is simply the best way I know of to make a difference, a real difference, in the lives of other people, and our communities both locally and internationally. In the words of our theme, it is the best way there is for ordinary people like ourselves to Be a Gift to the World.

My friends, in this, our 112th year, it is clear that the world needs Rotary more than ever before. I look forward with all of you to helping build an even stronger organization, on the solid foundations of Rotary Serving Humanity.

Source - Rotary International
        
RI President-nominee Ian H.S. Riseley’s Speech to the 2016 Rotary Convention
RI President-nominee Ian H.S. Riseley’s Speech to the 2016 Rotary Convention 


Polio End Update

10:06pm, Mon 06 Jun 2016
One of the most important announcements at the Rotary Convention in Seoul was made by Trustee Mike McGovern, Chair of the International Polio Plus Committee. He stated that for the first time in Pakistan's history, all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative this is a significant sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate polio in Pakistan. Samples are taken from sewage at various locations. This is as or more important than having no polio cases reported. It shows potentially there is no undetected circulating polio virus.
        
Polio End Update
Polio End Update 


Night at the Eco-barge

11:10am, Thu 02 Jun 2016
The Club meeting at the turtle hospital, learning how injured and sick turtles are treated; Exchange student Gaby with host sister Jess; and President Fred thanking Libby for hosting us at the Eco Barge HQ.
        
Night at the Eco-barge
Night at the Eco-barge 


Eco-barge night

10:59am, Thu 02 Jun 2016
On Monday last we met at the Eco-barge headquarters in Boatyard Road.  The occasion was to hand over the beneficiary cheques to Libby Edge the nominee recipient of both the Federal and State Government members.  Both George Christensen and Jason Costigan are great supporters of our phone guide and the Eco-barge.  Neither could attend to our earlier beneficiaries night due to parliamentary commitments and so it was great to be able to pull it all together for them to make a joint handover to Libby and to have the presentation at the Eco-barge headquarters.  It was especially interesting to be shown through the turtle hospital which currently houses three turtles in rehab.  A large male green turtle having just arrived  in from Whitehaven Beach with deep cuts to his shell and a completely severed right flipper.  The injuries were caused by a boat strike.  Hopefully all three will recover. Libby and here group are doing a marvellous job for our marine wildlife.
As an added bonus, George Christensen promised that if he is re-elected he will make a monthly donation of $1,000 to Eco-barge from his allowances.  This was a complete surprise to us all and was warmly welcomed especially by Libby as the Eco-barge is entering into a time when their sponsorships are coming to an end.  This was a flow effect resulting from of our community project.

        
Eco-barge night
Eco-barge night 


Dr Tony Ayling during his presentation.

2:29pm, Thu 26 May 2016
Great Rotary Airlie Beach meeting last night, with guest speaker, marine biologist Dr Tony Ayling covering all the important issues on the state of the Great Barrier Reef - a balanced presentation which dispelled some myths and encouraged us to continue to care for this great natural wonder. Thank you to the members of Zonta, Lions and members of the community who joined us to hear this fascinating and topical presentation.

        
Dr Tony Ayling during his presentation.
Dr Tony Ayling during his presentation. 


Meet The Woman Fighting To Eradicate The Disease That Injured Her As A Baby

6:15pm, Sat 21 May 2016
When we think of people who have been injured by polio, it's easy to conjure examples from a bygone era like Franklin D. Roosevelt or  black-and-white images of children in iron lungs. Though the polio vaccine, introduced in 1953, has nearly driven the disease to eradication, it isn't gone yet. And there are still people who are being harmed by polio today.

Meet Minda Dentler: an international advocate for polio eradication through the use of vaccines. Her work is personal. She was injured by the disease during infancy in India before she was adopted by her American parents. She survived, but polio took away her ability to walk. Her disability has brought her plenty of adversity in life, but she always finds the strength to overcome each challenge.

Minda wasn't an athlete as a child, instead preferring to play games with her siblings and play piano. That changed 10 years ago when she got involved with Achilles International, an organization that makes athletic competitions accessible to people with disabilities.

She first began racing using a handcycle. She then set her sights on competing in a triathlon, but there was one problem: she didn't know how to swim. It was a considerable challenge, but she learned. Overcoming that obstacle allowed her to take on the challenge of competing against others, and she has now competed in several events in the US and even in Europe.

The perseverance that serves her so well in training for triathlons is the same passion and commitment she brings to raising awareness about polio eradication.

Though she had long been familiar with Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio, she officially became a survivor ambassador in 2014, leading her to do numerous speaking engagements in the US and then travel to India to administer the vaccine. There’s a certain level of poetry in that, as she was able to personally give children the drops, ensuring that they would never contract the disease that paralyzed her when she was their age.

During this trip, she also visited patients in the polio ward at St. Stephen’s Hospital in Delhi. It was there that she met a survivor named Parveen who made Minda understand some key truths about her own life
        
Meet The Woman Fighting To Eradicate The Disease That Injured Her As A Baby
Meet The Woman Fighting To Eradicate The Disease That Injured Her As A Baby 


Rotary - What could you do to make a difference?

4:52pm, Mon 18 Apr 2016
Rotarians do things every day that change someone's life for the better, somewhere. What could you do to make a difference?
        
Rotary - What could you do to make a difference?
Rotary - What could you do to make a difference? 


EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening

12:29pm, Sat 16 Apr 2016
The presidents of the three Rotary Clubs in the Whitsundays, President Fred Dixon of Rotary Club of Airlie Beach, Helen Woodhouse of the Rotary Club of Bowen Inc, and Christopher William Harvey of the Rotary Club of Proserpine before the start of the movie.

The screening successfully raised funds that will go to Rotary's No. 1 priority humanitarian effort - the WORLDWIDE ELIMINATION OF POLIO.

WE ARE THIS CLOSE
        
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening 




Youth Exchange Program students off on safari.

12:23pm, Sat 16 Apr 2016
Gaby pictured with the other District 9550 YEP students being farewelled by District Governor Mike Woods in Cairns before their departure for Adelaide to begin their bus tour.
        
Youth Exchange Program students off on safari.
Youth Exchange Program students off on safari. 


Ending Polio unanimiously No. 1 Priority

12:14pm, Sat 16 Apr 2016
Rotary's International Council on Legislation has reaffirmed that the eradication of Polio remains Rotary's number one humanitarian priority.
        
Ending Polio unamiously No. 1 Priority
Ending Polio unamiously No. 1 Priority 


Flickerfest 2016

11:08am, Wed 13 Apr 2016
Some photos of the Rotarians, Friends of Rotary and patrons of our Flickerfest held last weekend at the PCYC.  A good time had by all.
        
Flickerfest 2016
Flickerfest 2016 


Flickerfest 2016

7:00pm, Fri 08 Apr 2016
We are so excited to announce that our 25th Anniversary Flickerfest International Short Film Festival programme has gone live. Tickets are $25.00 p/p per night and will be available for purchase at the door.

Flickerfest has 116 shorts in competition across our four Competitive Strands, Australian, International, Documentary and GreenFlicks; including 20 World Premieres and 60 Australian Premieres this year's programme is a vast showcase of the best short film's the world has to offer.

Friday night we will be showing the "Best Australian Shorts" and Saturday night, "Best Short Laughs Comedy".
Remember supper is included in the ticket price, we hope to see you there.

Related Links
   Flickerfest Major Event Page

        



EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening

10:17am, Mon 28 Mar 2016
The Rotary Clubs of the Whitsunday area (Airlie Beach, Bowen and Proserpine) are proud to be able to bring to the Whitsundays a Pre Release Screening  of
Eddie the Eagle in support of the Polio Plus Foundation.

It will be held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre Whitsundays on Wednesday 13th April at 7.00pm

The Movie will then be released nationally in Australia cinemas on the 21st April.
Tickets are $20 pp which includes Movie entry ticket and tea, coffee and plate of sweets/sandwiches.

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Written by 20th Century Fox.
        
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening 


Rotary Social Gathering 12th March 2016

4:40pm, Mon 14 Mar 2016
Great afternoon Saturday with a relaxing catch-up with members, partners and friends over drinks and finger food at Banjos. Remember members, no meeting tonight - meeting instead on Thursday night with the Wild Ones at the PCYC.
        
Rotary Social Gathering 12th March 2016
Rotary Social Gathering 12th March 2016 


EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening

9:33pm, Sat 12 Mar 2016
The Rotary Clubs of the Whitsunday area (Airlie Beach, Bowen and Proserpine) are proud to be able to bring to the Whitsundays a Pre Release Screening  of
Eddie the Eagle in support of the Polio Plus Foundation.

It will be held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre Whitsundays on Wednesday 13th April at 7.00pm

The Movie will then be released nationally in Australia cinemas on the 21st April.
Tickets are $20 pp which includes Movie entry ticket and tea, coffee and plate of sweets/sandwiches.

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Written by 20th Century Fox.
        
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening 


Fellowship barbecue

11:32am, Fri 04 Mar 2016
Our Club Social Barbecue will be held next Saturday, 12 March. This is instead of our 7 March meeting - we thought it was about time we all caught up in a relaxing atmosphere for a meal and a chat!
All members, honorary members, Friends of Rotary and all partners (kids too!) are invited.

All food will be provided, so please let Merewyn Wright  know by Tuesday if you / your partner etc are coming so that we can cater adequately.
        



President-elect training

10:27am, Sat 27 Feb 2016
President-elect David Paddon at training in Townsville today with Presidents-elect from Rotary Clubs from the southern part of District 9550.
        
President-elect training
President-elect training 


Polio End

12:53pm, Fri 26 Feb 2016
Good riddance to Polio we say!
        
Polio End
Polio End 


111th anniversary of Rotary International

12:40pm, Fri 26 Feb 2016
The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach celebrated the 111th anniversary of Rotary International at its meeting last Monday with a focus on one of Rotary's greatest programs: the Youth Exchange Program. We heard from Gaby, our inbound student from France, who gave a most interesting presentation on her home country, with a focus on the history, geography, architecture and lifestyle of her home area - all in very, very good English (which is actually her third language).
        
111th anniversary of Rotary International
111th anniversary of Rotary International 


Fiji Disaster Appeal

11:54am, Fri 26 Feb 2016
The District Governors of Australia have agreed to support a National Fund Raising Appeal for the Fiji Cyclone Winston Disaster Relief Effort.

- A National RAWCS Project has been established called the FIJI DISASTER RELIEF - RAWCS Project Number 46/2015/16

- The sponsoring Rotary Club is the Rotary Club of Deloraine in Rotary District 9830

- The RAWCS Fund Raising Appeal Committee members consists of DG John Dare D9830, DG Adrian Roach D9670 and DG Mike Woods D9550.

- Partner Clubs in Fiji are the Rotary Club of Lautoka and the Rotary Club of Suva, both clubs are in D9920

        
Fiji Disaster Appeal
Fiji Disaster Appeal 


Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Christmas Carols at the PCYC

8:00pm, Sun 07 Dec 2014
The annual Christmas carols were held at the Airlie Beach Foreshore on the 7th December

For complete information, see the event.

Click here for the event information
        



Breakfast for the Nurses

6:57am, Sat 13 Jul 2013
Rotary Club of Airlie Beach overseas Humanitarian
project:

Come along and support our local midwives in their quest to assist our closest neighbours in Timor Leste.

Presentation by Nurse Lyn Brett
Date: 13 July 2013
Where: Jubilee Tavern
What: Fundraising Breakfast
Time: 8 for 8.30am
Cost: $30.00 p/h

Raffles and lucky door prizes to be won.
Did you know?
-  That the infant mortality rate in Timor is 36.78 deaths/1,000 live births
- Children under the age of 5 years underweight is 45.3 %
-  For the past 8 years, Timor Leste has been named as one of the top three ranking countries with the highest percentage of chronically malnourished children! Approx. 54%!!

This country needs education and assistance that we can provide.
Please help us raise some funds to assist these volunteers

Bookings are essential for catering: Please contact
Dalwyn
0408461192
admin@rotaryairliebeach.com
        



Flickerfest - Hosted by Rotary Club of Airlie Beach

6:12pm, Fri 12 Apr 2013


  Fri 12 Apr - Sat 13 Apr
  7:00pm - 9:30pm
  
Come along and enjoy this year's winner of the Australian Short Film circuit.  With approx 109 mins of short films you will be entertained.  This will be a licensed event with nibbles provided at half time.  This will be the third year in a row we have had the priviledge of showing these emerging film makers stories.  Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry but you will enjoy the selection.  We look forward to welcoming you to the PCYC, don't be late.

For more information contact:
  Dalwyn McErlane
  Rotary Club of Airlie Beach
  Mobile: 0408461192
        

Whitsunday Community Outrigger Challenge

8:00am, Sat 15 Sep 2012
Acting as 1 against domestic violence in our community, show your support by participating in a fun day of friendly competition.

Saturday 15th September 2012, 8am - 2pm

You don't have to know how to paddle, so get a team together now!

All boats & expertise will be provided by Club Outrigger Whitsunday.

For further information or to register, contact the event host:

  Whitsunday Crisis & Counselling Services
  Phone 4946 2999
  outriggerchallenge@gmail.com

Food Stalls! Music! Free Family Fun, Jumping Castle and Face Painting

The event is sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach
        



Show bathed in sunshine and success

1:00pm, Mon 12 Sep 2011
Blue skies bathed the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show in sunshine and success this weekend past. Held on the 10th and 11th of September 2011, it is the 9th edition of the show produced by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach.

After a year off, the show has returned with more enthusiasm, a new venue, new time of year and success at its simple goal.

All we want to do is bring loads of people here enjoying themselves says Allan Robinson. This was clearly evident across the weekend on the faces of the many thousands of people attending the show and in the wonderful imagery captured across the weekend.

Six months in the making, the thirty plus local Rotary Club members, their partners, Dalwyn McErlane, John Nayler and sponsors weathered the critics and the odd economic tumbleweed to bring a show that offered plenty for every visitor.

A marina full of various vessels, sized from the Kevlacats to the 75 foot Endurance luxury yacht bedazzled enthusiasts. Under the big top people saw the latest in satellite telephones, marine electronics and hi-fi from makers like I-com, Raymarine and Fusion.

Elsewhere under the sun, the static displays offered Malibu ski boats, outboards from most manufacturers and the likes of the magnificient Brig Eagle 780 centre console rigid inflatable.

Regardless of product of service, exhibitors reported well. Engine, vessels, charters, fishing gear and apparel featured strongly in sales reports, sold to what mostly appeared to be an out of town crowd. The other signal of economic result was town's accommodation booked out, with one operator reporting that she could have filled up twice.  

All this, the Fish D'vine seafood festival Sunday, Whitsunday Fun Race and after party together have turned the second weekend of September into a major event weekend with the entire local economy prospering.

Thanks go to the long list of sponsors, committed exhibitors, prize givers and supporters with complete information available at www.whitsundayboatshow.com
        



















































































All Stories
  07 Apr 2017: Flickerfest 2017
  26 Mar 2017: Show and Tell Approaches
  26 Mar 2017: Show And Tell Day
  06 Jul 2016: RAWCS - Rotary Australia World Community Service
  21 Jun 2016: The New order - Melbourne Park Rotary Club President and Past President
  16 Jun 2016: Community Raffle - 2016
  13 Jun 2016: Presentation of PHF to Sgt John Dickinson
  11 Jun 2016: RI President-nominee Ian H.S. Riseley's Speech to the 2016 Rotary Convention
  06 Jun 2016: Polio End Update
  02 Jun 2016: Night at the Eco-barge
  02 Jun 2016: Eco-barge night
  26 May 2016: Dr Tony Ayling during his presentation.
  21 May 2016: Meet The Woman Fighting To Eradicate The Disease That Injured Her As A Baby
  18 Apr 2016: Rotary - What could you do to make a difference?
  16 Apr 2016: EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
  16 Apr 2016: Youth Exchange Program students off on safari.
  16 Apr 2016: Ending Polio unanimiously No. 1 Priority
  13 Apr 2016: Flickerfest 2016
  08 Apr 2016: Flickerfest 2016
  28 Mar 2016: EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
  14 Mar 2016: Rotary Social Gathering 12th March 2016
  12 Mar 2016: EDDIE THE EAGLE - Pre Release Movie Screening
  04 Mar 2016: Fellowship barbecue
  27 Feb 2016: President-elect training
  26 Feb 2016: Polio End
  26 Feb 2016: 111th anniversary of Rotary International
  26 Feb 2016: Fiji Disaster Appeal
  07 Dec 2014: Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Christmas Carols at the PCYC
  13 Jul 2013: Breakfast for the Nurses
  12 Apr 2013: Flickerfest - Hosted by Rotary Club of Airlie Beach
  15 Sep 2012: Whitsunday Community Outrigger Challenge
  12 Sep 2011: Show bathed in sunshine and success
  01 Sep 2011: Tug-of-war Sunday
  01 Sep 2011: 500+ Car park spaces on site for boat show.
  27 Aug 2011: Make a date with Coffee Club this boat show weekend
  26 Aug 2011: Shop-aholics served at the Port of Airlie
  25 Aug 2011: The Show will go on!
  24 Aug 2011: Yum! Boat Show Cold Rock Ice Cream
  22 Aug 2011: Boatshow set to bring economic outcome
  20 Aug 2011: Kids can climb!
  20 Aug 2011: Show furniture rental from Townsville Events
  10 Aug 2011: Helibiz is a great way to fly
  08 Aug 2011: Come to the Boat Show!! - What a Whit-weekend.
  06 Aug 2011: Places to stay in Airlie Beach
  01 Aug 2011: Exhibitors: Where are your show specials?
  15 Jul 2011: Great Whitsunday Fun Race and Outdoor Party
  11 Jul 2011: Boathaven Beach open at Port of Airlie
  05 Jul 2011: Show ticket prices announced
  01 Jul 2011: Fish D'vine set to bring you the finest seafood
  10 Jun 2011: Ordinary June long weekend weather confirms move.
  05 May 2011: Port of Airlie blooms this spring for boat show 2011
  20 Apr 2011: Numbers swell for District 9550 Conference 2011
  06 Apr 2011: 24 to go: 120+ delegates, Li Cunxin dinner sold out.
  18 Mar 2011: 6 weeks to go
  13 Mar 2011: 10 Reasons To Exhibit At The Whitsunday Boat Show
  12 Mar 2011: Whitsunday Airshow: Sunday of 9550 Conference
  05 Mar 2011: Rotary Club digs deep for success of local economy
  15 Sep 2010: Weather forecast excellent for 2011 conference
  01 Jul 2010: Rotary Conference 2011 video
  01 May 2010: Conference shirts unveiled
   



 
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