President's Message
Paul Seymour
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This week the big shout out goes to Don Ferguson (he is the man who, in addition to his usual work, makes coffee and tea for everyone) at the project shed. Some of you may know Gaye Miles, who brings us a bunch of hot scones to the shed on Saturday morning?’ Well, she mentioned that her grandson Jamie, who suffers from autism, is struggling to ride his bicycle. Don went out and fitted trainer wheels and the immediate affect to Jamie was unbelievable. Well done Don! [It might sound corny but isn’t this exactly what Rotary is all about? Ed.]
We have been advised that the MOU (refer Vanuatu Government) for the hospital project building will be signed this Tuesday. We are currently still looking to get Rotary insurance for building, which has now reached lock upstage. Hopefully now, with the signed MOU, we will now meet with other joint Rotary clubs involved in the project to plan the way forward.
Preparation of wheelchairs at the project shed is going well with the next consignment of at least 100 wheelchairs going to South Africa.
As you know, the Italian Long Lunch had to be deferred. The new COVID rules should now enable us to run the event on its new date of 22nd October 2021.
Last Sunday saw our latest Bunnings sausage sizzle. Well done to all participating, especially Geoff Croad and Angus Miller for their help.
President Paul Seymour
This coming Wednesday: AFL Legend Simon Black

This coming Wednesday 13th October, former Brisbane Lions multiple championship winner Simon Black, who is the business partner of our member Paul Smith, will present on... well, you'll just have to wait for it! smiley

Note: we expect an above average number of visitors, so make sure you order your breakfast early. The club opens the doors at 06:30 am

Great Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings
A glorious day for a good Bunnings Sausage Sizzle today. A big Thank You to all the helpers on the day: Paul, Brian, Uwe, Mark, Gerald, Andy, Colin, Al, Neil, Darrell, Charles, Gaye, Paul, Adrian, and yours truly.  I let you guess who is the person behind the mask... laugh
Italian Long Lunch now on 22nd October
Due to the recent few COVID cases, we had to postpone it again... hopefully, this new date will stick: it will be Friday 22nd October 2021, from 12:00 pm. All people who have booked have been notified. All tickets have been sold out, but if any cancellations were to come in, Johnny has a waiting list.  If you want to be on that list, please contact him directly.
There will be plenty of Italian style Christmas dishes. Johnny has secured a major sponsor: My Carte, and a number of corporate tables have been sold as well. The price includes all food, unlimited wine and beer, entertainment.  All proceeds go towards the X-Ray Unit and Blood Analyser for Vanuatu.  Note: COVID restrictions impose an upper limit of just 120 attendees.
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day: Monday 25th October
It's happening! On Monday, 25th October, we'll again host a Golf Day at the Surfers Paradise Golf Club. It will be a 'Shotgun Start' at 12:30 pm (registration from 11:30 am). Several options:
  • Corporate Hole Sponsor (includes 4 players, signage and advertising)
  • 4-player Team
  • Single individual player
Chief organizer Charles Thomasson is looking both for players as well as helpers. If you and/or your friends, associates, customers, suppliers want to play: Bookings have now opened - click on this link or click on this QR Code.
Lutzy Award new date: 27th October
Regrettably, the presentation of the Lutzy Award, originally scheduled for 15th September, had to be postponed yet again.  This time, COVID had nothing to do with it; it was simply that we were not aware that the recipient of the award had also been enrolled in the Kokoda Challenge..! ☺
A new date has been finalised: Wednesday, 27th October 2021  All current bookings will be retained, and the Trybooking site has reopened again. So, if you hadn't booked previously, you still can put your name(s) down to get a delicious breakfast for just $11.00: all menu options are listed on the Trybooking site.  Click on this link: or scan the QR code.
Duty Roster
Duty Roster - note: subject to change - please check every week.  Note: Fellowship duty also is expected to be at the Project Shed on the Saturday following the meeting
DateDoorChairmanFellowship/Project Shed (Saturday)
20/10/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Charles Thomasson (Saturday 23/10/21)
27/10/2021Neil ThurlowRay HiggsAndy Bell
03/11/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Simon Brook (Saturday 06/11/21)
10/11/2021Darrell BrownMitch BrownJohnny Bueti
17/11/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Dean Castell (Saturday 20/11/21)
24/11/2021Paul O'NeillGeoff CroadGerald East
01/12/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Mario Fairlie (Saturday 04/12/21)
Inspirations - well, sort of... 131021
[For the record: Collingwood won the game - 87 to 71! Not that they won many others... Ed.]
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. Cicero, Roman Statesman
“Believe it or not, I'm told the AFL has arranged to put Christmas Day back a week if the Qualifying Final is another draw. I knew the league was powerful, but boy!” Lou Richards, former Collingwood captain and AFL Commentator (known as 'Lou the Lip')
Gerald's post of the week: "Marry a short gal and keep your guns on the top shelf. She still might get ya, but you'll hear her dragging the chair across the floor..."
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Oct 13, 2021
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