Dear Fellow Rotarians


Well another enjoyable dinner meeting at Crown with good fellowship, tasty meal and good service from the Crown staff.


I flagged Lachlan to give us an inspiring Man behind the Badge talk and he did just that. His humour was infectious and from what he has done he must be 200 years old however he did say he was born young. Lachlan thanks on behalf on the members of our club.


It was all go we welcomed and badged Peter Dimond as a new member of our club. His wife Robyn attended and great news is that she is going to be a member as well. So Robyn welcome in advance.


Rotarian Malcolm introduced Viv Gracon as a potential new member. Thanks Malcolm and it would be a pleasure to welcome Viv as a member. We also had Michelle Curnow attend and it is always a pleasure to see her happy face at our meetings. Lachlan's Dad also attended and added to the flavour of the evening.


As mentioned in the Rotary Calendar November is Foundation month so Treasurer Neil is seeking payments for the invoices he issued relevant to every Rotarian every year and Centurion etc. If you are thinking of making a payment then please do so by the end of the month.


Our sausage sizzles continue to go well and Rotarian Bob J bought us up to date with regard rosters etc moving forward. Many thanks to our members for their on going efforts with regard the sausage sizzles and the boot sales. Great work. It is there funds that allow us to continually make donations back to the community like the $500.00 donated to Emma McTaggart introduced by Rotarian Ces. Thank you Ces.


Next weeks meeting will be at the Crown and is organised by our Social Co-ordinator Kevin. We are to have a debate which will be a whole lot of fun and not to be missed.

Then we have our Christmas Party on Tuesday the 15th which promises to be very enjoyable. Rotarian Kevin has a muso organised plus other themed ideas so stay tuned.


Rotarian Ian Cowen polished our copper pot with care and pride. Ian this is appreciated.


In closing great work Sergeant David and Renee our Rotarlight editor is just doing a first class job in keeping us all informed. So thank you Renee.

Until next week


Yours in Rotary

Bill Rex


Finance Report - Neil Jones
Meeting   Fundraising  
Raffle $ 80.00 Sausage Sizzle 13 Nov $ 583.40
Fines $ 48.10 Car Boot Sale 1 Nov $ 581.00
Copper Pot $ 23.30 Car Boot Sat 15 Nov $ 350.00
TOTAL $151.40 TOTAL $1514.40
TRF EREY/Centurion contributions this week are $350.00  (Cumulative $1,456).  
In future, if you register to attend the weekly meeting & don't turn up you'll be invoiced for the meal, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 
Social Report - Kevin O'Brien
Our Christmas Party will be held on the 15th December at The Crown
Next Tuesday night is a social night debate with the theme "Should Queensland succeed from Australia and become it's own territory.
Silver Circle - Bob Jordan
This weeks $50 silver circle winner was Ian Cowen
The Hub & hospital garden - Noel Hodges
The demountable, stored at the hub, needs a building certificate to comply with council.  We may need to do a working bee to meet compliance. 
The hospital garden we put in is being moved to another hospital and we may need to assist with this early next year.
This Weeks Winners

Club President-Bill as after dinner  Chairman, Introduced Lachlan for  his "Man Behind the Badge", presentation.
Lachlan is a North Queenslander.   He hails from just  out of Townsville, from a cattle Station.
His father attended the Rotary Dinner, also.
Lachlan commenced by stating that his talk was to "The  Experienced"---  "The members of our Club,"        [ Really! ]
He described raising $260,000  in a Club Project ,  being among his successes.  He has been fund raising for "Brave Heart " through Gala Dinners, Foot Ball Teams among other ventures.
The illustrated  theme through out his address, was that he had huge entrepreneurial successes --- he also noted that he  had successive costly business failures along the way, as well.
His theme in life is that      "He has learnt a lot from his mistakes!"
He won a 50/50 part Government/ family funded   Scholar Ship to  study robotics in a Factory in Norway.
His memories of Norway are those of attractive  young ladies with fair complexion.   And the appeal of near-by snow fields!
Now with a degree from Queensland Uni., , he went to Charters Towers.   His father  set him up in High Finance.  Unfortunately the enterprise failed. " Failures are to be learned from."
His next venture into "Net-Working ", collaboration also failed.
He attended an Auction for a Video-Games business.   A Finance Venture.  A Credit Card was his means  for funding!  He asserted ' Technology is a bad business to be in!
His Group Study Exchange " opened his eyes".
At The University , other fresher students had quotable "O P Scores"   Lachlan used other talents , persisted & succeeded.
In 2001, his father funded an earth moving "Bob Cat Machine".  He could  not see any  scope for growth in this venture----besides,  he was being bounced around by the machine for only $100.00 per hour!  
Now driving a Mazda Bravo, he fitted the roll as a Stock Broker.   It ended. He did not like the business culture.
He made $115,000.00 selling hats at Rural Shows and other events, such as Indy.
He  reckoned that he was a "Serial Entrepreneur that failed most of the time!"  A $2,000.00 Shop at Tamworth, selling Sun Glasses--was a bad venture!
Franchising interested him.   He was a good sales person--however partnerships were seen as complex and with duplication.  While he considered that single enety businesses being one demential would go broke quickly.
Lachlan found himself at rock bottom.  Broke. He was living in an unregistered  Ford Falcon Station Wagon, that his father had fielded.  The Police stopped him.  Driving the car further would have serious consequences.  What could he do?
He waited for a while, contemplating his position.  Being a risk taker, he drove the car  unapriended and set up as a $2.00   window cleaner!   He claims that this event taught him "  Self Belief  &  Resilience."   Further, that University does not teach these traits.
Then, onto "Clean Management Solutions."   A property  programme maintenance contracting business. Including, painting, de-fungal tasks.  It also performs Audit Costings.   It employs construction staff.  
The concreting arm of the business has just completed several large projects on the Coast, including  malls at  Broadbeach  and Southport .
Lachlan, the forever optimist   left the  audience  somewhat stunned with the account of his tenacious persistence in business.
He quipped--
His biggest and most important  lesson learned has been---


The Club`s second biggest optimist--Pres. Bill, presented Lachlan with the Clubs usual memento.

scribe---Ian Cowen.


A customer moves away from a bank window, counts his change, and then goes back and says to the cashier, "Hey, you gave me the wrong change!"

"Sir, you stepped away from the counter," said the cashier. "We don't make corrections after you leave. There's nothing I can do about it now. That's the policy of this bank."

"Well, ok," answered the customer. "Just thought you'd like to know that you gave me an extra twenty. Bye."


The Ten Commandments display was recently removed from the Alabama Supreme Court building. There was a good reason for the move. You can't post

Thou Shalt Not Steal,
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,
and Thou Shall Not Lie

in a building full of lawyers and politicians without creating a hostile work environment.


A blonde is watching the news with her husband when the newscaster says, "Two Brazilian men die in a skydiving accident."

The blonde starts crying and says to her husband while sobbing, "That's horrible! So many men dying that way!"

Confused the husband replies "Yes dear, it is sad, but they were skydiving, and there is always that risk involved."

After a few minutes, still sobbing, she says, "So how many is a Brazilian?"


"Researchers have published a letter from a Harvard student in 1743 asking his parents for money. On the bright side, just this year his student loans were finally paid off."


Two old Jewish men, Sid and Abe, are sitting in a Mexican restaurant one day.
Sid asks Abe, "Do you know if any people of our ancestry were ever born and raised in Mexico ?"
Abe replies,"I don't know, let's ask our waiter."

When the waiter arrives, Abe asks, "Are there any Mexican Jews?"
The waiter says, "I don't know senor, I ask the cooks.

"He returns from the kitchen after a few minutes and says, "No senor, the cook say no Mexican Jews."
Abe isn't satisfied and asks, "Are you absolutely sure?"
The waiter, realizing he is dealing with "Gringos" replies,

"I check once again, senor," and goes back into the kitchen.
While the waiter is away, Sid says, "I find it hard to believe that there are no Jews in Mexico . Our people are scattered everywhere."
The waiter returns and says, "Senor, the head cook Manuel, he say there is no Mexican Jews."
"Are you certain?" Abe asks again. "I just can't believe there are no Mexican Jews!"
"Senor, I ask EVERYONE," replies the exasperated waiter.

"All we have is Orange Jews, Grape Jews, Prune Jews, Tomato Jews and Apple Jews, but no Mexican Jews."


The Policeman couldn't believe his eyes as he saw the woman drive past him, busily knitting. Quickly he pulled along the vehicle, wound down his window and shouted, "Pull over!"

"No," she replied, "they're socks!"


After my prostrate exam, the doctor left.

Then the nurse came in.  As she shut the door,
she whispered the three words that no man wants to hear:

'Who Was That?'


"We all know being an adult is hard. When you were a kid, having your mom around made things a lot easier. Which is why one woman in Brooklyn is offering her services for $40 an hour as a rent-a-mom - sewing buttons on your shirts, baking your favorite dessert, and calling you at 6 a.m. on a Saturday because she can't remember how to set the DVR. It's got to be uncomfortable when your real mom notices all your shirts are ironed and your bed is made and goes, 'Wait a minute...have you been seeing other moms?'" -James Corden


A grandfather couldn't decide which jacket to buy for his granddaughter, so he asked the young salesman.

"If you were buying a jacket for your girlfriend," the grandfather asked, "what would you get?"

"A bulletproof one," the salesman said. "I'm married."


"For the first time ever, more than half of all senior citizens in the U.S. are using the Internet. Yeah, I read that when my grandma sent the entire story to me in the subject line of an email." -Jimmy Fallon


Three Aussie blokes, Mongrel, Coot and Bluey are working up on an outback mobile phone tower.

As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is killed

As the ambulance takes the body away, Bluey says, 'Well, bugger me,
someone's gotta go and tell Coot's wife.

Mongrel says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.'

Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Beer. Bluey says,
'Where'd you get the grog, Mongrel?'

'Coot's wife gave it to me,' Mongrel replies.

'That's unbelievable, you told the Missus her husband was dead, and she
gave you a case of beer?'

'Well, not exactly', Mongrel says. 'When she answered the door, I said to
her, "you must be Coot's widow."

She said, 'You must be mistaken.. I'm not a widow.'

Then I said, 'I'll betcha a case of beer you are..'

Aussies are good at that sensitive stuff !!


Q: What do you say to a skeleton going on vacation?

A: Bone voyage!

Q: Why did the thief take a shower?

A: He wanted to make a clean getaway!

Q: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?

A: A tuba toothpaste.

Q: Where do pencils go for vacation?

A: Pencil-vania.

Q: What's black and white and makes a lot of noise?

A: A zebra with a drumkit.

Q: What did the ocean say to the shore?

A: Nothing, it just waved.
Upcoming Events
2015 Debate
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Nov 24, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre BBQ
Nov 28, 2015
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Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 01, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Meeting - details TBA
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 08, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Party
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 15, 2015
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Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
Dec 22, 2015
Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
Dec 29, 2015
Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
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