Scooter Pickup and Delivery Roster
Every Child a Future
Sausage Sizzle Roster
Rotary International
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Miami Combined Probus Club
Presidents Message
Les Bulluss
member photo
Fellow Rotarians and Friends 
Last Tuesday saw a great roll up to the Police District Tasking and Coordination Centre (DTACC).  Bruce and I spoke later, as police we probably don’t give it a second thought but the DTACCs worth was evident by the questions that were asked, and capabilities described.  The downlinks form the police helicopter on an active job just shows how far we have come in the past 10 years and who knows how technology will play out in the future to assist in community safety.  The bistro at the Clock Hotel was excellent as was finishing the evening off with a rooftop desert.  
Next week Nigel Allsopp will talk on war animals and mascots.  Nigel has an extremely interesting life story, former service officer, police officer and passionate advocate for veterans.  Nigel has published 14 books and been awarded Australia's RSL ANZAC of the Year Award 2017 which recognises the efforts and achievements of Australian's, who have given service to the community in a positive, selfless, and compassionate manner.   Members from other 9640 clubs will be joining us, please consider attending for what is sure to be an excellent night.  Unfortunately, I can’t attend, but VP Alain will hold court for the evening. 
The District Conference is fast approaching.  To be held on Saturday 15 May, at Twin Towns Conference Centre.  The cost is $60.00 per head which includes morning tea break and Lunch.  Registrations close on 1st May (less than two weeks away), or when the maximum of 500 seats have been sold out.   Among the hugely interesting keynote speakers is Amanda Wendt, District Governor Nominee District 9800 (Melbourne), on "Can we really retain under 40's in Rotary?".  Click here for more information and to book. 

I understand the new van is due any day now, an exciting time for the club.  Neil Jones is still working on the minutia of the solar so we can commence with its installation soon.  Council was supposed to trim the trees a few weeks back, however weather put that behind.  That will need to be done prior to the install.  With our quarterly bill being around $400 for electricity, any reduction we can make to that expense will enable us to deliver more to the community
Until next week 
Yours in Rotary 
FINANCE REPORT - Noel Phingsthorne
Meeting   20 April 2021     
Fines $ Sausage Sizzle                         
Copper Pot     $    
TOTAL $Nil                        
Neil is having a break on the Sunshine Coast this week.
Nothing new to report this week.
24 Broadbeach Members including Hon Member Uwe
Visiting Rotarians                                                                                                        
  1 Guest Speaker Ben Nielson
Guests: Carol Baldwin, Pam Hawkins, Edwina Hutchison & Roslyn Tomlinson
27 Total Attendance 
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Nigel Allsopp - War Animals
Nigel has a wealth of Anzac and military knowledge.
His special interest is re the subject of "War Animals".
Tuesday 27 April 2021
Door:          Harold Busch & Alain Charles      
Sergeant:   David O'Dwyer
Toast:         Nasser Kaviani 
Scribe:        Andrew McTaggart
Tuesday 04 May 2021
Door:          Peter Dimond & Noel Hodges     
Sergeant:   David O'Dwyer
Toast:         Nayer Kaviani 
Scribe:        Nayer Kaviani
Tuesday 11 May 2021
Door:          Peter Dimond & Noel Hodges      
Sergeant:   David O'Dwyer
Toast:         Andrew McTaggart
Scribe:        Rock O'Keefe
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Door:          Peter Dimond & Noel Hodges      
Sergeant:   David O'Dwyer
Toast:         Ray Milton
Scribe:        Brian Pearson
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Door:          Peter Dimond & Noel Hodges      
Sergeant:   David O'Dwyer
Toast:         Rock O'Keefe
Scribe:        Graham Sivyer
Sausage Sizzle Saturday 24 April
7.00am-11.00am:  Noel & Kay Hodges, Brian Pearson & Ros Byrne
11.00am-3.00pm:  Ray Milton, Maria Padilla,Noel Phingsthorne & Harold Busch
Scooter Pick Up
April 16th to 30th   Kevin O'Brien & Uwe Seifert
May 1st to 15th       Neil Baldwin & Nasser Kaviani
May 16th to 31st.    Harold Busch & Ray Milton
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Director - Admin
Director - Service
Director - Youth Services
Co - Director - Rotary Foundation
Co - Director - Rotary Foundation
Upcoming Events
Police District Tasking and Coordination Centre
Apr 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Nigel Allsopp - War Animals
Quality Hotel
Apr 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gary Poole - About "Act for Kids"
Quality Hotel
May 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Report on Domestic Violence
Quality Hotel
May 11, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting on 18th May
Quality Hotel
May 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting at the Hub
Broadbeach Rotary Hub
May 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Gold Coast Passport Rotary Club
Quality Hotel
Jun 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Frank Adorjan
April 1
Robert Jordan
April 18
Spouse Birthdays
April 7
Grahame Werrell
April 4
Jim Hawkins
April 16
Uwe Seifert
April 17
Cec McPaul
April 18
Les Bulluss
Cindy Bulluss
April 23
Join Date
Ray Milton
April 2, 2002
19 years
Andrew McTaggart
April 5, 2016
5 years
Robert Jordan
April 5, 1989
32 years
Peter Dimond
April 7, 1987
34 years
Martin Ingram
April 28, 2020
1 year
Uwe Seifert
April 28, 1987
34 years
Yong Chua
April 28, 2020
1 year
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Rotary Information Weekly
The second Silver Circle for the year is underway and Andrew conducted the first two draws during our vocational visit last week.
Winning numbers were 24 (Graham Sivyer) and 21 (Neil Jones)
    Neil receives congratulations and an over generous prize from Andrew

Scribe: Ray Milton
Some 28 members and guests met at the Clock Hotel Surfers Paradise and enjoyed a very nice meal on the first level of the Hotel plus enjoyed a private room for the dinner
After dinner we all made our way on foot to the Police District Tasking & Coordination Centre.
There we were hosted by Senior Sergeant Ben Neilson who advised the following:
The ground level of the building has been converted to a Media Centre which saves news crews having to go the the 7th floor with cameras and equipment as they did previously
The Centre was originally designed for the Commonwealth Games all all emergency services were housed here during the Games
It is a $3.8M facility with TV monitors including Pol Air
The Centre staff are able to provide police who are on their way to attend a situation with vital information before they arrive
It has access to an excellent camera network which enables police to be proactive
The area covered is from Coolangatta to Logan.
The images are crystal clear
The Schoolies Festival & V8 SuperCar events are tracked form the Centre
On the weekend they were able to monitor and see some 80 Hoons in action
Pol Air have facial recognition of motor vehicles
The Centre boast's an excellent operational table
The Gold Coast City Council has been helpful in the provision of data
Pol Air is a resource for South East Queensland
Concluding Ben's presentation we all moved to the rooftop of the building where desert was served and President Les thanked Senior Sergeant Ben Neilson for his presentation and presented him with a Broadbeach Rotary Club glass
The week in Pictures
         Members and Guests enjoying the meal at the Clock Hotel
            Everyone assembled in the media room pre our guided tour
   A very serious Inspector Kuhn         In the Tasking & Coordination Centre
         Ben concludes his presentation and receives our club glass from Les
  Enjoying the view from the rooftop whilst awaiting the serving of sweets
      Bruce displays hidden talents in unboxing and serving cheesecake

I’ve just started up a mobile restaurant...  It’s got 4 Michelin tyres...
I accidentally rubbed tomato ketchup in my eye, now I have  hienzesight
Afterism - A concise, clever statement you don't think of until too late
Heard on the news that the worlds oldest man died earlier today - Why does this keep happening?

A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to lunch. He noticed that they had ordered one meal and an extra drink cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them.
Then he poured half of the soft drink into the extra cup and set that in front of his wife. The old man then began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap. The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal for them so that they didn’t have to split theirs.
The old gentleman said: “Oh no. We’ve been married 50 years, and everything has always and will always be shared, 50/50.”
Touched by the beautiful display of love, the young man then asked the wife if she was going to eat. She shook her head kindly and replied: “It’s his turn with the teeth.”

Some bad puns:
Our mountains aren’t just funny – they’re hill areas.
Wishing you a happy whatever doesn’t offend you.
Double negatives are a no-no in English.
Irony – the opposite of wrinkly.
The problem with political jokes is that they sometimes get elected.
Afraid of Santa?  You may be Claustrophobic.
Just because you are offended – doesn’t mean you are right.
Well, to be frank – I’d have to change my name.
Dogs can’t operate MRI scanners – but catscan

I read a book the other day about the invention of Braille - Truly a touching story.
Everyone who hates speeding tickets, raise your right foot.
What do you call the wife of a hippie?
Carrots may be good for your eyes but alcohol will double your vision

Q: Where does a judge eat lunch?
A: At the food court.

Q: Why isn't your nose 12 inches long?
A: Because then it would be a foot!

Q: What drink do balloons hate?
A: Pop!

Q: Why shouldn't you tell secrets in a cornfield?
A: There are too many ears!

Q: How do you kill a circus troupe?
A: Go for the juggler.

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“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining” 

Teddy Roosevelt
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