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Fellow Rotarians and friends 
 
Unfortunately I missed last Tuesday night, our Anzac themed meeting.  I’ve known Nigel Allsopp for many years now, a real character and passionate historian.  The feedback from his presentation has been great, he has been slotted to present at a future District conference. 
 
The new club van has arrived. The payload capacity is greater than old Betsy and it looks great.  Thank you to all involved, especially Neil Jones and Harold.
Gratitude plus to the Bunnings sizzlers from last week.  The club managed a profit of just over $800 which is great. A reminder that we have at least two more allocated between now and 30 June.  Please volunteer to Ray if you can assist, we need two shifts of four people from 7am and 11am.
Three week until the District 9640 Conference at Twin Towns Conference Centre.  At $60.00 per head, which includes morning tea break and lunch, it represents great value.  Registrations close on 1 May or when the maximum of 500 seats have been sold out.
 
Among the interesting keynote speakers is Jason Browne (via Zoom), Public Image Co-Ordinator, Zone 28 & 29, Pennsylvania State University Rotary Club, on "Can we make M&M's in Rotary?"  Click here for more information and to book.
I’m again an apology next Tuesday, VP Alain will step up to the plate to chair the evening.  Act for Kids do such great work and our guest Gary Poole should be of great interest, the synergies between Rotary and the work Act for Kids do will be very interesting.
 
Until next week.
 
Yours in Rotary.
 
Les
 
FINANCE REPORT - Noel Phingsthorne
 
Meeting   27 April 2021     
Fines $ Sausage Sizzle 24 April (net)    $800.95
Copper Pot     $    
       
TOTAL $Nil             $800.95          
 
 
SECRETARY REPORT - Neil Baldwin
'Volunteer' required - for those members attending the District Conference on Saturday 15 May 2021 there is a Business Session scheduled to commence at 1.30pm and the Club is in need of a Delegate to attend and vote at this session. If this interests you please let me know and I will provide the agenda.
Yours in Rotary
Neil
 
ALMONER'S REPORT - Bob Jordan
Great to see Bill Waller at the meeting this week - welcome back Bill.
 
 
ATTENDANCE REPORT 27 APRIL 2021
 
30 Broadbeach Members 
14  
Visiting Rotarians  DGN Karen Thomas (Burleigh Heads), Nina Simpson (Ashmore), Keith Arnott, Kiah Bastian, Max Byrnes, Sam Cilia, Moyna Glen Goold, Barbara Parker, Warren Serone &Tony Sofaro (Mudgeeraba), Kim Bitossi, Penny James & DOuglas Kelsall (Robina) and Mokhtiar Singh (Varsity Lakes).                                                                                                      
  1 Guest Speaker Nigel Allsopp
  7
Guests: Eileen & Dean Chapman, Desley Daviess, Edwina Hutchison, Christine Jones, Denise Jordan & Roslyn Tomlinson
52 Total Attendance 
 
NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 04 May 2021
Gary Poole - about "Act For Kids"
Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect.
 
DUTY ROSTER
 
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 Sunday 16 May 2021
7.00am-11.00am:  Malcolm Daviess, Brian Pearson, Ros Byrne & ??
11.00am-3.00pm:  Harold BuschRay Milton, Noel Phingsthorne & ??
 
Scooter Pick Up
May 1st to 15th       Neil Baldwin & Nasser Kaviani
May 16th to 31st.    Harold Busch & Ray Milton
 
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Quality Hotel
May 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Report on Domestic Violence
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May 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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May 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Jun 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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SILVER CIRCLE NUMBER 2
 
No draw was possible at this week's meeting - two draws next week.
 
BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE 
 
Gross takings from the sizzle last Saturday totaled $1,165.90. Net profit was $800.95
A very big thank you to all involved.
Russ Hutchison watched on whilst his Grandson Will Speering helped out Harold, Noel & Ray on the second shift.
  
 
OUR NEW VAN
 
 
Robina Hyundai, our supplier, has written:
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for recently purchasing a Hyundai vehicle from Robina Hyundai and welcome you to the Hyundai family.
We hope your purchase is one of many enjoyable experiences you will have with our Dealership and look forward to seeing you again when you return for your complimentary First Service at 1,500km.
Following the handover of your new Hyundai, we have attached a copy of the Handover document you signed at the Dealership for your records. You may wish to print a copy and use as a reference point for when you fill out your Customer Satisfaction survey which you will receive by email or sms shortly.
Should you have any questions about your new vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact us.
In the meantime, on behalf of Robina Hyundai we wish you safe and happy motoring and thank you again for choosing to purchase a Hyundai.
Your new Hyundai
Kind Regards,
Luke Johnson
Robina Hyundai
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Registration is open! Don’t miss your chance to connect with Rotary members at the 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities which will take place from 12 through 16 June 2021.

Enjoy a special rate of $49 through 7 May 2021. After that, the registration fee is $65.

You can also join us early at a preconvention, 10-11 June, for Intercountry Committees, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange officers. Each preconvention will cost an additional $20.

The 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention and preconventions are open to all Rotary members and participants and include access to the virtual House of Friendship.

Don’t forget to visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with others and stay up-to-date on event news and program highlights!
 
 
 
 
FROM OUR MEETING ON 27 APRIL 2021

Scribe: Andrew McTaggart
 
Sergeant: David O`Dwyer taking over while Bill Rex on 6 months leave
No sergeant session due to guest speaker also the large number of guests
 
Vice president Alain Charles filling  in for president Les while he was away working in Cairns.
 
Alain opened the night and welcomed the  guest speaker Nigel Allsopp, Arlene and Dean Chapman and visiting Rotarians from clubs of Mudgeeraba, Varsity Lakes, Ashmore, Burleigh Heads and Robina.
Toast  was proposed by Nasser Kaviani was to his past Rotary club of Port Moresby PNG
 
A one minute silence to show respect for Anzac Day and the passing of Prince Phillip
 
Guest  speaker Nigel Allsopp was introduced by Alain
Nigel handed out to all the ladies a hand made purple poppy. These poppies are hand made to raise money for the charity War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO)
Nigel is the founder and president of AWAMO and currently works with QLD police dog squad. Nigel shared many stories about the animals that have and still work in our services.These animals include war dogs,donkeys,eagles,llamas,and, pigeons and many more.
Alain thanked Nigel for his time and wonderful presentation
 
Nayer thanked and introduced her next door neighbors Arlene And Dean Chapman.
Arlene and her sewing group Through The Eye Of A Needle have donated 60 bags to BBRC for each of our scooters. Arlene's group has also donated to many hospitals and nursing homes making busy blankets for dementia patients. They also made surgical scrub hats for staff at local hospitals
 
Alain thanked all our guests from visiting clubs and our guest speaker
 
 
The week in Pictures
 
   
       Sergeant David         Nasser toasted Port Morseby Club             VP Alain
  
                                               A wonderful attendance
  
         Another shot of the crowd                   DGN Karen and Peter were raffle winners
   
  Guest Speaker Nigel       Nigel receives our club glass and a cheque towards his charity
  
                 Nayer introduced Eileen and Dean Chapman and Gold Coast Busy Blankets
 
 
WEEKLY LAUGHS - THIS WEEK SOME PUNS
 
 
1.  Dad, are we pyromaniacs?  Yes, we arson.
 
2.  What do you call a pig with laryngitis?                Disgruntled.
 
3.  Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.
 
4.  Why do bees stay in their hives during winter?   Swarm.
 
5.   If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.
 
6.  Just so everyone’s clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.
 
7.  A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.
 
8.  I lost my job as a stage designer.    I left without making a scene.
 
9.  Never buy flowers from a monk.   Only you can prevent florist friars.
 
10.  How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced?    A buccaneer.
 
11.  I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by.    I kneaded the dough.
 
12.  My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’.    It’s a cover band.
 
13.  I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.
 
14.  Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c?    Because you can’t see in the dark.
 
15.  Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock?    Well, time will tell.
 
16.  When I told my contractor I didn’t want carpeted steps, they gave me a blank stare.
 
17.  Bono and The Edge walk into a Dublin bar and the bartender says, “Oh no, not U2 again.”
 
18.  Prison is just one word to you, but for some people, it’s a whole sentence.
 
19.  Scientists got together to study the effects of alcohol on a person’s walk, and the result was staggering.
 
20.  I’m trying to organize a hide and seek tournament, but good players are really hard to find.
 
21.  I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts.    I won’t lie, it was a rocky road.
 
22.  What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar?    There, their, they’re.
 
23.  I went to the toy store and asked the assistant where the Schwarznegger dolls are and he replied, “Aisle B, back.”
 
24.  What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up their own incision? Suture self.
 
25.  I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes.    It’s all about raisin awareness.
 
                                                                                                                                           QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

“When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers” 

 
Socrates
 
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