">
What's happening when
July 2018
M T W T F S S
25
26
27
28
29
30
01
02
03
05
06
07
08
09
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
 
Bulletins
18th July 2018
Jul 18, 2018
11th July 2018
Jul 11, 2018
4th July 2018
Jul 04, 2018
27th June 2018
Jun 24, 2018
13th June 2018
Jun 13, 2018
6th June 2018
Jun 06, 2018
30th May 2018
May 25, 2018
23rd May 2018
May 23, 2018
16th May 2018
May 16, 2018
9th May 2018
May 09, 2018
2nd May 2018
May 02, 2018
4th April 2018
Apr 01, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Site Pages
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Surfers Sunrise Rotary!

Surfers Sunrise

A great way to start the day

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Southport Surf Live Saving Club
Pavilion Restaurant
MacArthur Parade
Main Beach, QLD  4215
Australia
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
LatestPublishedBulletin
Bulletins
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories
This coming Wednesday we'll meet again at the Surfers Paradise Surf Club on the Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, where we recently had the Lutzy Award presentation. Meeting assembly at 07:00 am for 07:15 start.  Again a special occasion: our newly baked District Governor Terry Brown and his partner Carol will visit, to outline to us their vision for the coming 12 months.  Please join us to give them a hearty Surfers Sunrise welcome! 
 
Parking:  regrettably, the free parking has not come through (yet), so street parking or Early Bird at the Paradise Centre, off Hanlan Street.
 
Regarding the meal: we have noted your comments in relation to the food from a couple of weeks ago.  So, this time we'll have an 'All you can eat' buffet breakfast, much more sumptuous too: eggs poached, eggs scrambled, baked beans, bacon, potato gems, sausages, pancakes, toasts, cereals, fresh fruit and house made yoghurt.
 
See you there!
The 2nd Gold Coast Ramble is on in just a bit over 3 weeks!  Can you assist, participate, promote?
 
As last year, this year's event will be in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Gold Coast, Griffith University and Surfers Sunrise.  It is one of our major fundraising events for the year, so we need your help!. The event is only a bit over 2 weeks away - SUNDAY 5 AUGUST - starting earlier at 9am and finished by 1pm.  Details on website: www.goldcoastramble.org.au
 
How can you help?
 
  • Encourage clients, suppliers, staff, family and friends to enter a team/s - we have a template to send out invitations - please reply to the Editor or send a message via the Facebook link below.
  • Share the Facebook event with your Facebook friends - https://www.facebook.com/events/2038097703117798
  • We need more volunteers! If you can assist to help on the day, please email David Baguley (see address below) - we need to man 40 checkpoints from 08:30 to 12:30, as well as for setting up and taking down duties.
We would love to get more checkpoint sponsors - if you have business contacts in the Main Beach or Surfers Paradise areas, we can locate a check point to their advantage.  Please advise contact names and we will follow up.
 
Please advise asap if and when you can assist.
Cheers
PP David Baguley
Last Wednesday we had a very special, Multi-Club dinner meeting: Four Rotary Peace & Conflict Resolution Scholars came down from the University of Queensland to give us a presentation about what that particular facet in the Rotary diamond is all about. OK, so you may have felt a bit crowded - partly your Editor (and Club Admin Chair) must take the blame: we almost doubled the number of attendees from about 40 to 80 within the last two days!  Talking about leaving the booking to the last minute!
 
But it was a Super Meeting: with some 10 Rotary Clubs from the Gold Coast participating. Michelle Helman from the USA gave the principal address, with Mohamed Sheik Yussuf from Kenya, Miku Lagarde from the Philippines and Isabella Beron from Columbia giving a brief outline of their experiences and visions for the future. In the words of one of the speakers, Isabella Beron from Columbia (which has been in a state of conflict for some 56 years): "Before coming to Australia, I have never lived anywhere where there is no conflict". Worldwide, some 1000 scholars have undergone serious training at various University Campuses throughout the world in Peace & Conflict Resolution. Will it make a difference? You bet it will, more than politician's grandstanding.

Photo above (from left): Mohamed Sheikh Yussuf (Kenya), Mikaela Francine (Miku) D. Lagarde (Philippines), Michelle Helman (USA), Isabella Sinisterra Beron (Colombia). See more details about the presenters on the Download section (on the right) - Rotary-Peace-Fellowship-Dinner-18-July-2018.pdf
At last Wednesday's meeting, Sebastian Robinson (14) of the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club was presented with the annual "Lutzy" Award. No, it is not some plain certificate or plaque - it is a fully fledged rescue/paddle board!

The award, in honour of our Charter Member Keith Lutz who sadly passed away some five years ago, is determined in conjunction with the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club. Ray Higgs and Chris Thurtell from Surfers Sunrise Rotary team up with David Orchid and a selection committee from the SLSC. It is awarded not necessarily to the top surfer, but to a young, community minded person who is dedicated to mentoring and supporting other members of the club.
 
The photo above (by Charles Thomasson) shows the justifiably proud winner with (from left) Myles Giess, whose company Logan Steel Pty Ltd sponsored the paddle board, Andy Bell (Vice President of the Surfers Sunrise Rotary Club Inc), Trevor Hendy AM, Sebastian Robinson and Jan Lutz.
Alissa's granddad, Ross Augustine, forwarded Alissa's report from Minnesota, USA.  Just like we have the Safari here in Australia, in the USA they obviously have something similar, touring the country and even all the way up to the Niagara Falls!  They don't make big reports anymore - a picture tells a thousand words, so with six new pictures, this is equivalent to about 4 pages A4...☺ See Photo Album on the right. Ed.
 
Hello Rotary!
In my exchange district we just said goodbye to most of the current exchange students as their exchange was a July to July. Because of this, we had the big Rotary trip as an end of year thing although it was in the middle for me! This trip was amazing. It was great to spend time in some of the most incredible places in the United States with friends, both old ones and ones we became close to on the trip. We had so many new and fun experiences, here are some photos! As always, thank you so much for being my sponsor District I am having an amazing time on my exchange!
"Our" (now Past) District Governor Darrell Brown handed over his collar to Terry Brown (no relation) at Saturday's District Changeover in Casino. Photo above, by DGN Andy Rajapakse, shows them cutting the cake, with their partners Kerrie and Carol. Congratulations to DG Terry Brown!
Jacinta Veitch, a friend of our newly baked President Jo Winwood (yes, she got married last week!), came along specially to take lots of photos during our luncheon last Sunday at the Kurrawa Surf Club.  Rosie Rocco has put them up on a Google Drive for you to view - click on this link.   Some real pearlers in there!
 
For those of you who weren't there, here are the award winners for 2017/18:
Rotarian of the Year:       Jo Gorman
Quiet Achiever Award:    Mario Fairlie
Fellowship Cup:              Richard Smith
Doug Waller Trophy:       Franz Huber
 
Further, the following members were recognized and honoured with the awarding of a Paul Harris Fellowships: Geoff Croad, Simon Brook, Gerald East, Jo Gorman, Mark Twyford, Angus Miller and Al Sirovs (who was absent, traveling overseas).
Last Wednesday 20th June, Angus Miller, Mario Fairlie, Richard Smith, Gerald East and Franz Huber were joined by Kate Woodham from the Rotary e-Club of Next Gen to assist at the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) event at All Saints Anglican College.  OK, perhaps a bit far fetched, but seeing them sitting in the front row, aren't they, in effect, Teacher's Pets? wink
OK, so some of you may not even have heard of Instagram. Some, like your editor, have heard of it, but relegated it to "kids between 8 and 18 years old or so" and thus remained blissfully ignorant.  Wrong! Our incoming Membership Chair, Charles Thomasson is a young professional Stockbroker and Financial Advisor - and he is definitely not "18 or so". Charles knows that Instagram is one of the most effective ways to spread the word among young business people - our very target market for new members.
 
Our club's account is in the name of 'RotarySurfersSunrise'.  So, how do you go about getting started? Dead easy: on your iPhone, go to the Apple Store, on an Android phone, go to Play Store. Search for Instagram and just follow the prompts to get and install it.  Suggest you either use just your first name as a login - it will automatically assign a name and number combo, or use a shortened combo.  Charles promised he'll hold a brief training session soon.
Last Wednesday, after a 4 weeks break, was designated a planning meeting.  President Elect Jo Gorman led discussions, which ranged widely from introducing her board and committee chairs to issues of fundraising, general policy and - yes, to put it in Real Estate Agent's terms: location, location, location...
 
Since this bulletin is open to the public, not all the discussions can be reported.  However, of major interest was a very promising fundraising project proposed by Mario Fairlie, which involves not only our club members but also our volunteers at the Project Shed...  More as decisions are being made!
 
See in the Download Section (top right) the full PowerPoint presentation of our President Elect - it all makes sense!
Follow up from last month's article on the Wheelchair boys making the ABC National News:
 
Last Wednesday, Daryl received a parcel in the post with a nice letter written by David Handley AM, the founding director of Sculpture by the Sea (Bondi, NSW and Cottlesloe, WA)), together with a nice book, featuring his exhibitions.
 
Dear Sir,
I  am writing to congratulate you and your fellow Rotarians on the tremendous initiative of the Wheelchair Trust I have heard on the ABC Television News last night.
In response, I simply wanted to reach out to say well done and thank you. Our country needs more people like you. For my part I created these Sculpture Exhibitions within this book and I would like you to have a copy.
Yours sincerely,
David Handley.
 
Well, what can we add to that? "Legend" comes to mind...
Now, was that a conference or what!?  Record numbers (some 580 registrations), very exciting speakers and superb fellowship. I've put up a small Photo Album on our website - it's on the right hand side. You will find a comment against each photo.
 
There is also a massive album up on the District Website www.rotary9640.org - just go to Photo Gallery (at the top) and it's all there.
I've uploaded a video which beautifully outlines what Rotary is all about. Go on, have a look at it. It's only a bit over 2 minutes, but very well done. Go to this link to view it:
 
 
August is Membership Development and Extentions Month. Can you remember when you were inducted into Rotary?  Have you considered why you were proposed by your sponsor? What made you to decide to join?  Did you feel a sense of pride, of achievement, to be invited to join an organization of the highest international repute?  Did you feel that your sponsor did “The right thing” by considering you to be potentially a good Rotarian ? Did you feel a little bit overwhelmed, sort of “am I really up to this?” You did? 
 
“The more hands Rotary has, the better and more effectively the ideal of service will be achieved.  Hence the importance of membership.”  These words, spoken by one of Japans foremost Rotarians, Kanejiro Matsumoto put the point very straight.   I put it even straighter: If we are to spread the workload of running this club, if we are to achieve our aims on the local scene (Youth Service, Vocational Service, Community Service), if we are to pull our weight on the International cart, we have an obligation to not only maintain, but increase membership. Whom have you asked lately to come along to one of our meetings?
Geoff Croad sent me a very interesting article, written by Michael Bucca, a 32 year old member of the Rotary Club of Central Ocean Toms River, New Jersey, USA. 
 
"You might think that I, a 32-year-old member of a 110-year-old organization, would be preoccupied with trying to modernize my club’s way of doing things. But remarkably, my experience in Rotary is teaching me to spend more energy convincing my generation – which keeps trying to reinvent everything – that there is much to be gained in the lost art of personal connection...." ... Think of this as a real-life Facebook status combined with a weekly GoFundMe campaign."
 
Well worth reading! You can access the full article from this link: http://blog.rotary.org/2016/01/06/what-30-somethings-need-to-know-about-rotary/
 
$100 for a wheelchair for a disabled child
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Chair - Club Administration
Director-Service Projects
Director-Membership
Director-Public Relations
Director -The Rotary Foundation
Chair - Youth Services
Coordinator-Vocational Services
YEP Club Protection Officer
Chair - Wheelchairs Trust
Deputy Sergeant at Arms
Coordinator - Community Service
Director-Fundraising
Program Manager-Guest Speakers
Sergeant At Arms
Coordinator - International Service
Liaison - Wheelchair Trust
Coordinator - Social Media
Webmaster & Bulletin Ed
 
Secure payment via PayPal