Broadbeach Rotarlight #32

Dear Fellow Rotarians,


Well on Tuesday night our club attended by Invitation from the Broadbeach Inner Wheel Club organised by Rotarian Chris Thompson a fantastic fund raising night at the Indian Restaurant at the French Quarter at Carrara.  What wonderful ambience, what fantastic fellowship and what sensational food tastes. I am still savouring the meal.

By way of interest at the beginning of the year there were murmurs that lets have more away nights at Restaurants and different venues. Well we have been endeavouring to meet these requests with the assistance ot Social Director Kevin. However out of our club the following members attended : Bill Rex and wife Bab, Jim Hawkins with wife Pam, Kevin O’Brien, Rob Domican Bruce Kuhn, Prospective member Less Bulluss, Harold Bush and wife Helen and Noel Hodges and wife Kay. In total 7 Broadbeach Rotarians + a prospective member.  In my world I would say that this was a piss poor effort by our members about a 15% attendance.

This week our Club is back at Crown where we have Des Watts as guest speaker from the Rotary Club of Berri. Promises to be a great night. We shall be inducting Less Bulluss as a new member introduced by Rotarian Bruce and Ces McPaul has his guest Andrew Mc Taggart  indicating he would like to join our club. So great work.

The last meeting of the month which is on the 29th March will be held at the hub. I think Noel has a working bee planned prior to this meeting so if you can help please contact Noel direct. Our Social Director Kevin is working on giving us a fun night.

The Fiji cook house project is not far away ( 19th April ) so if any members are wanting a 10 day working holiday full of fun and adventure please see Rotarian Peter Gowans. Peter has put together a great itinerary. Thanks Peter.

We also have the Annual District Conference coming up on the 6th,7th and 8th May with registrations closing on the 15th April. This promises to be a lot of fun. There has been a great deal of effort go into this so if you want a weekend at the Tweed get those bookings in.

Other happenings include VP Jim putting together an award for 2016 Community Service Award, Rotarian Kevin has the young Achievers happening and we have an applicant in that of Ishaan Haikerwal for the NYSF ( the National Youth Science Forum ) We have nominated students in the past and this is a wonderful think that out club can do. Incoming President Bruce has through Neil arranged for 25 or 30 Hi Vis Vests with the Rotary logo and the slogan Rotarians at work and we have Treasure Neil Jones busy at work with our Sister Clubs in Tauranga and Kasoaka Club and David Garland with regard the Marine Reach Opthalmology Project. Thanks Neil a great effort and I am sure appreciated by members of our club.

The teams in the field doing the fund raising at the coal face continue to do a great job. This week we had two sausage sizzles happening and the Book Sale at Carrara Markets needs roster people if you can make the effort. Please keep your eye on the web site rosters and fill in where you can.


See you at the Crown on Tuesday for a great Dinner Meeting


Yours in Rotary


Bill Rex



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A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question, gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.
The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, he stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab.
Then, the shaking driver said "are you OK? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me…"

 The badly shaken passenger apologised to the driver, he said "I didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle someone so badly."

The driver replied,  "No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault, today is my very first day driving a cab."
 "I've been driving a hearse for 25 years..."


Our most popular Irish joke…

Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After awhile, one guy looks at the other and says, 'I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland.'

 The other guy responds proudly, 'Yes, that I am!'
 The first guy says, 'So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be'?

The other guy answers, 'I'm from Dublin, I am.'

 The first guy responds, 'So am I!'

 'Sure and begorra. And what street did you live on in Dublin?

 The other guy says, 'A lovely little area it was. I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of  town.'

The first guy says, 'Faith and it's a small world. So did I! So did I!

And to what school would you have been going'?

 The other guy answers, 'Well now, I went to St. Mary's, of course.'

 The first guy gets really excited and says, 'And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate'?

 The other guy answers, 'Well, now, let's see. I graduated in 1964.'

The first guy exclaims, 'The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it? I graduated from St. Mary's in 1964 my own self!'

About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits down and orders a beer.

Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky, shaking his head and mutters, 'It's going to be a long night tonight.'

 Vicky asks, 'Why do you say that, Brian'?

 'The Murphy twins are drunk again.'


"Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 100,000 motorcycles because of a problem with the clutch that could cause crashes. As opposed to that other thing that causes crashes: dads in a mid-life crisis who have no business riding a Harley." -Jimmy Fallon


Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Rome, Italy.
One has a Cross in front of him; the other one is holding the Star of David. Many people go by, look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the Cross.
The Pope comes by. He stops to watch the throngs of people giving money to the beggar who holds the Cross while none give to the beggar holding the Star of David. He feels sorry for him.

 Finally, the Pope approaches the beggar with the Star of David and says: "My poor fellow, don't you understand? This is a Catholic country; this city is the seat of Catholicism. People aren't going to give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you're sitting beside a beggar who is holding a Cross. In fact, they would probably give more money to him just out of spite!"

The beggar with the Star of David listened to the Pope, smiled, and turned to the beggar with the Cross and said: "Moishe, would you look who's trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing!"


Did you hear about the cheese factory that got blown up?  All that was left was de-brie.


A man was going door-to-door doing a s*xual survey when he walked up to one man's door, "Excuse me, Sir, how many times a week do you sleep with your wife?"

"Three times," the man said without hesitation.

"Hmm, that is once more often than your neighbor," the survey taker said, making a note.

"That makes sense," the man replied, "after all, she is MY wife."


A young boy was looking through the family album and asked his mother: "Who's this guy on the beach with you with all the muscles and curly hair?"

"That's your father."

"Then who's that old, fat bald man who lives with us now?"


The blonde went to an eye doctor to have her eyes checked for glasses. The doctor directed her to read various letters with the left eye while covering the right eye.

The blonde was so mixed up on which eye was which that the eye doctor in disgust took a paper sack with a hole to see through, and put it on her head to cover up the appropriate eye and asked her to read the letters.

As he did so, he noticed the blonde had tears streaming down her face. "Look," said the doctor, "there's no need to get upset about getting glasses."

"I know," agreed the blonde, "But I kind of had my heart set on wire frames."


It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds.

As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car.

He stopped and asked them if they were stealing the car.
They said, "Heavens no, we bought it.”

He said, "Then why don't you drive it away".

Each of the women said, "We can't drive".

The officer momentarily shook his head and then asked,
"Then why did you buy it?”

They answered,
"We were told if we bought a car here, we'd get screwed, so we're just waiting."


Q: Why don't elephants go skinny dipping?

A: Because they can't get their trunks off!

Q: What trees do fortune tellers like?

A: Palm trees!

Q: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?

A: Because they're always a little short!

Q: What's long, green, and drunk?

A: The St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Q: What do you call a sausage that has been stolen?

A: A missing link.

Q: What would happen if Satan lost his hair?

A: There would be hell toupee.

Q: Why doesn't Dracula have any friends?

A: Because he's a pain in the neck!

Q: What do you call a German with a bad attitude?

A: A Sour Kraut!

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