Dear Fellow Rotarians,


Well we just don't seem to have the same meeting twice !! This week we were favoured with strong bookings but at the last minute we had a few cancellations due to one thing or another. Probably the time of year. Everybody is merry!!
Sergeant Uwe got the meeting off to an early start, was ferocious in fines, was humorous with the heads and tails and held us all to account and led us in Advance Australia Fair in fine voice. Great work Rotarian Uwe.
My year is certainly passing quickly and is prefixed by the Annual General Meeting and the introduction of the incoming President Bruce Kuhn and his team. Like me Bruce has a vacancy for a Service Director. Bruce has a great team around him and so over the coming months please give this important role some thought and if you feel like stepping up to the plate for a Board position please see Bruce. it is good to see our newest member Peter Dimond accept the position of Treasurer and congratulations Lachlan Bode on President Elect. Thanks to all for their assistance and input on the night.
Past President and happy wanderer Harold provided us with an enlightening update on the District 4610 Suns Horizons Project. Thanks Harold we are now fully informed of this wonderful project that helps the Suns AFL Community awareness and of course it helps us put back into the Community, its wonderful fellowship and you get to watch an AFL game on home ground. Let Harold know if you want to be on roster to attend a game as the tickets walk out the door, On behalf of the members Harold thanks for this talk. Not sure if you received the Scotch glass!!
The meal again was tasty and healthy and the service from the Crown staff excellent. Speaking of health we have a few members not in the best of health at present so please keep them in your thoughts and or see if we can be of assistance in any way.
Rotarian Peter Gowans advised the members that he has locked in the Rawcs project in Fiji for our Club next year to build a cook house at an Island village in the Fiji. We will travel there at a date to be fixed in April next year. Peter is calling for fellow Rotarian and wives and partners that might like to go to let him know numbers at next week’s meeting if possible as accommodation needs to be booked. Peter is accustomed to leading delegations and I can guarantee it will be a memorable trip and a chance for us to enjoy fellowship away and assist in a worthy Rawcs project. Great work Peter.
Our Social Director Rotarian Kevin is hard at work on Christmas Party activities. This night promises to be a fun time so book yourself, partners and friends in to this evening. We will have a few weeks break and back on the 12th January with our first meeting at Crown.
Next Week we have Bev Allsop coming to the club as guest speaker. Bev is the co-Ordinator of the Capalaba Book Fest .This should give us first class insight into our pending Book Sale. Bev is very excited to attend so members a good roll up would be appreciated so book in asap.
Please keep your eyes on the Sizzle Roster and Car Boot Sale Rosters and also book in for our Book Sale Roster.
In closing Fellow Rotarians I have enjoyed being President of this wonderful Broadbeach Rotary Club this past 6 months and thank all members for their assistance and support

Best Regards
Yours in Rotary



Bill Rex



Finance Report - Neil Jones
Meeting   Fundraising  
Raffle TBC Sausage Sizzle  TBC
Fines TBC Sausage Sizzle  TBC
Copper Pot TBC    
AGM Report - Bruce Kuhn
The minutes of the prior year & financial reports were accepted to be true & correct. Nominations for the 2016 team of directors were announced:
President - Bruce Kuhn
Vice President - Ray Milton
Secretary - Bob Jordan
Treasurer - Peter Dimond
President Elect - Lachlan Bode
Director Youth - Alain Charles.
Director Administration - Neil Baldwin
Director Membership - Harold Busch
Other Director Positions - To Be Determined
Social Report - Kevin O'Brien
Our Christmas Party will be held on the 15th December at The Crown. It will be a casual night.  The cost is $40 pp & it promises to be a great night starting with a Complimentary Beverage on arrival, followed by a Christmas Buffet and then some home grown entertainment as well as music supplied by a guitarist and an early visit by SantaCan you please pay your $40 directly into the ADMIN ACCOUNT.  Details are: BSB 034-637 AC 201534. You need to book by Friday 11th December.
Silver Circle - Bob Jordan
This weeks $50 silver circle winner was Keith Hawton

Book Sale Working Bee - Jim Hawkins

Bob Jordan & Chris Thomsen are organizing another round of book sorting and pricing at “The Hub” next week.  Times are from 10am until midday on Monday 7th, Wed 9th & Friday 11th.  All are welcome & encouraged to attend – particularly if you are away for the weekend of the sale (22 – 24th Jan.)  Yet another opportunity for fun & fellowship with fellow members & partners.  You may like to let Bob or Chris know in advance if you can make it on one of those days.


Fiji Project - Peter Gowan
The Fiji Community Service Project has been approved by the Board.  There will be a catch up post Tuesdays meeting to finalise the accommodation for those interested in attending.
Longreach Drought Appeal
The Currumbin Palm Beach Club has made a $5,000 donation to the Longreach drought appeal.  It was proposed that we donate $2,000-$3,000 to the appeal.  It was agreed to get more information on the project before a decision is made.
White Ribbon Event - Uwe
Uwe attended the White Ribbon Event for domestic violence (& fined everyone who didn't turn up to the event).  The Titans & Suns were pretty evenly matched in a tug-a-war event, until Uwe joined in & won it for the Titans.
Gold Coast Suns Horizon Program - Harold Busch
Harold gave a great overview on the GC Suns community service program, which has huge PR potential for our club.  Rotary's involvement includes selling raffle tickets at all the Sun's home games & participation at various community activities.   This program supports 10 Gold Coast based charities focused on homelessness, domestic violence & multiculturalism. 

Upcoming Events
Bev Allsop - Co-Ordinator R.C. Capalaba BookFest
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 08, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Party
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 15, 2015
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
Dec 22, 2015
Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
Dec 29, 2015
Xmas Break - no meeting tonight
Jan 05, 2016
RC Broadbeach 3 day Book Sale - Albert Waterways
Albert Waterways
Jan 22, 2016 10:00 AM –
Jan 24, 2016 6:00 PM
Broadbeach Members TBC
Honorary Members
Club Guest
Date 1st 2nd
8 Dec 15 Neil Baldwin NIL
15 Dec 15 Neil Baldwin NIL
Book Sale Event Roster
Sausage Sizzle Roster
Car Boot Sale - Roster
Upcoming Project Rosters
Car Boot Sale - Details
Car Boot Sale - Promo Video
Rotary International
D9640 Website
Miami Combined Probus Club
Miami Cmb Probus -Calendar
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
David O'Dwyer
December 4
John Monks
December 19
Noel Hodges
December 24
Spouse Birthdays
Pat Curr
December 17
Christian Thomsen
December 6
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

A fellow in a bar notices a woman, always alone, come in on a fairly regular basis. After the second week, he made his move.

"No thank you." she said politely. "This may sound rather odd in this day and age, but I'm keeping myself pure until I meet the man I love."

"That must be rather difficult." the man replied.

"Oh, I don't mind too much." she said. "But, it has my husband pretty upset."


My daughter and I bought electric brushes that straighten hair, but had to chuckle as we read the many instructions. See what you make of our favourites!

If you set low temperature perm, moulding may be a little slowly.

Insert the plug into proper the socket.

In the process of using, one hand pulls hair end and comb with straightener.

It should not clip too much hair, if you want to clip more hair you should be slow down the speed in the process of drawing.

It will be turned off by an hour automatically, turn it on when you use Ggain.

And our favourite....According to personals habit to use this hair straightener and it has no direction.
Bye, we are off the our hairdresser!


My sister and I were out on the town one night when we ran into a man I knew. "You're sisters?" he asked incredulously. "You look nothing alike.

Pointing to her nose and my chin, my sister said, "Different plastic surgeons."


When my 15-year-old son, Pat, stepped up to the plate during a Colt League baseball game, the young announcer declared, "Now batting, the right fielder, number 12, Pathogen!"

After some confusion in the stands, the announcer came back on over the loudspeaker. "Sorry, that's PAT Hogan!"


If you wife or girlfriend ever asks, 'If I was to arrange a threesome for your birthday, which of my friends would you pick to join in?'

Never give two names.


A one dollar bill met a twenty dollar bill and said, "Hey, where have you been? I haven't seen you around here much."

The twenty answered, "I've been hanging out at the casinos, went on a cruise and did the rounds of the ship, back to the United States for a while, went to a couple of baseball games, to the mall, that kind of stuff. How about you?"

The one dollar bill said, "You know, same old stuff... church, church, church."


A lawyer and his wife and 12 children needed to move as his rental
agreement was coming to an end but he was having difficulty in finding
a new home.

When he said he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him
because they believed that the children would destroy the home.
He could not say that he had no children, he could not lie, after all,
lawyers cannot and do not lie.
So, he had an idea: he sent his wife for a walk to the cemetery with
11 children.

He took the remaining one with him to see homes with the Real Estate
Agent. He liked one of the homes and the agent asked: "How many
children do you have?”
He answered: "12 children”.
The agent asked "Where are the others?
The lawyer answered, with a sad look, "They are in the cemetery with
their mother”.

And that's the way he was able to rent a home for his family without lying.
The MORAL is: It is not necessary to lie, one only has to choose the
right words.

Lawyers don't lie ...they are creative ....


At the wedding reception someone yelled...

"Would all the married men, please stand next to the one person who has made their life worth living."

The bartender was almost crushed to death.


"According to a new report that just came out, the average college freshman reads at a seventh grade level. Or if you're an optimist every seventh grader now reads at a college freshman level." -Conan O'Brien


1. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don’t have film.

2. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

3. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

4. Back up my hard drive? How do I put it in reverse?

5. I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.

6. Seen it all. Done it all. Can’t remember most of it.

7. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t.

8. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

9. He’s not dead. He’s electroencephalographically challenged.

10. She's always late. In fact, her ancestors arrived on the “Juneflower.”

11. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, and used against you.

12. Honk if you love peace and quiet.

13. Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?

14. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

15. It is hard to understand how a cemetery can raise its burial costs and blame it on the higher cost of living.


Q: Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?

A: To make up for a lousy summer.

Q: What is the most dangerous part of a car?

A: The nut that holds the steering wheel.

Q: What do you call a woman with a sinking ship on her head?

A: Mandy Lifeboats!

Q: What kind of illness does a Martial Artist get?

A: Kung Flu!

Q: How was the Roman Empire cut in half?

A: With a pair of Caesars.

Q: What do you call an American drawing?

A: A Yankee doodle.

Q. Why don’t ant eaters get sick????????

A. Coz they are full of anty bodies...........HARHARHAR
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