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President's Message

Paul Seymour
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We have news from the project shed that our associate members there have restored 7 junior bicycles, ready to donate to the St John`s Crisis Centre to distribute to the underprivileged children. Well done, fellows!
 
On Saturday we had the Gold Coast City Council officer doing a walk-throught at the shed with Bryan Tuesley in respect of our new lease. Except for some minor issues, we are in good stead. A further meeting will be held with Adam Tilbrooke on the 23rd with either Larry or Bryan to finalize all queries.
 
We have had confirmation that our District Governor Jeff Egan and his partner Kaileen will be attending our change over on 2nd July 2022. A reminder to all who have not registered to please register (see article below with link).
 
A reminder to all attending the Gold Coast Small Business Expo to please confirm with Darrell when you have completed your on-line induction, as Darrell needs to report back to the organisers.
 
Kind regards
President Paul Seymour.
 
 
Stories
This coming Wednesday: Meeting at the Gold Coast PCYC

This coming Wednesday 15th June, 7:30 am, we are NOT meeting at the Surf Club, but instead have a social meeting with a difference: Johnny Bueti and Charles Thomasson have made arrangements for us to visit the Gold Coast PCYC, 180 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters. We'll receive a private tour by the Sergeant in Charge, Cherie McLean. Note: there are no coffee & tea facilities on site, so you might want to grab a takeaway on the way in at the Coffee Sisters on the corner of Monaco Street and Rio Vista Blvd.

Our aim is to have closer involvement with the local services, particularly those catering for Youth and with Domestic Violence.  Click on this link for more information.

Gold Coast Small Business Expo Fundraiser is this week

We have again been offered this very important fundraising opportunity. We get paid handsomely for our services.  Our organiser, Darrell Brown, advises that the miniumum number of people required on the roster has been filled, but if you feel like giving us a hand, particularly on the Bump-in and Bump-out sessions, you are welcome! 

NOTE: The venue is at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre 56 Beattie Road, Coomera, NOT where it was last year at Carrara.

DateTimeWhat job
Wednesday 15/06/20221:00 pm - 3:30 pmBump-in
Thursday 16/06/20226:30 am - 9:00 amTraffic control
Thursday 16/06/20226:30 am - 9:00 amAssist unloading
Thursday 16/06/20229:00 am - 11:30 amCoin collection
Thursday 16/06/202211:30 am - 1:00 pmCoin collection
Thursday 16/06/20221:00 pm - 2:30 pmCoin collection
Thursday 16/06/20223:30 pm - 5:30 pmBump-out

By the way: Thursday is also the day when some of our members have a quiet drink and a good chinwag. Good chance we'll do this this Thursday as well. 

A meeting with a difference at the project shed
A club meeting with a difference this morning at the project shed: Angus Miller had his barbeque out and cooked the bacon & eggs, Larry Murray briefly presented the status of our wheelchairs and X-Ray Annexe for Vanuatu projects. Good to see Councillor Ryan Bayldon-Lumsden joining us as well, and a couple of special visitors: our Charter President Bill Moir was there and so was our Charter Member Col Johnston, who came all the way from Mackay! Come more often, Col! Then there are some really tough guys like our Chairman of the day, Trent Belling, who seems to be impervious to the cold temperature... Photo by Al Sirovs.
Changeover Luncheon set for Saturday 2nd July
This year we'll have a Luncheon Changeover. Incoming President Mitch Brown has selected Bambino's Italian Ristorante in Benowa. Very interesting menu of shared platters of various pizzas (including vegetarian) and pasta (Carbonara, Truffle Pappardelle... just to name a few. And dessert pizza, of course. Did you say Dessert Pizza? Yup. You'll have to be there. Put it into your diary now. You must book: click on this link: 
District has set up a flood donation account
District Governor Jeff Egan recently wrote a letter (see Download section on the right) to all Rotarians in District 9640, advising that a dedicated Flood Appeal account has been set up for Rotarians (and anyone else, for that matter) to contribute to a flood appeal to benefit victims of the horrendous floods some regions experienced over the past two weeks. As is common for any Rotary-based appeals, there will be no administration fees, director's remunerations etc. All funds end up directly at the target, the people who were affected. 
 
If a donor does not require the donation to have tax deductibility status, it is preferable that donations should be deposited into the following account:
Rotary International District 9640 Ltd.
BSB: 084462, Account No: 816279059
This is the account to which Rotary clubs should donate.
 
 
If tax deductibility is required, please use this account: 
Keith Wilson Relief Trust Fund
BSB: 633000 Account No: 175308303
The name of the donor needs to be included on the deposit AND please send via email to PDG Sandra Doumany at srmd@bigpond.net.au (Note: the original post had a typo - this is the correct address): 1. the name of the donor 2. the amount of the deposit 3. any requirement for the donation to be spent on a specific area (if requested). 
 
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 (following Saturday)
15/06/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Geoff Croad (Saturday 18th July at the shed)
22/06/2022Ross AugustineSimon BrookAdrian Crowe
29/06/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Not applicable (Changeover lunch on Saturday)
06/07/2022Dean CastellJohnny BuetiMario Fairlie 
13/07/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Gerald East (Saturday 16th July at the shed)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking.
 
The only person worth risking everything for is the one person that would never let you risk everything for. Shannon L. Alder, American Author
 
June 2020: Not allowed to travel more than 5 Km.
June 2022: Can't afford to travel more than 5 Km.
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The Objectives of Rotary
Des La Rance and John Hall interview with Don Glover
Rotary District 9640 Flood Appeal
Why Join Rotary?
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Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jun 22, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Changeover Luncheon - Bambino's Restaurant
Bambino's Italian Ristorante
Jul 02, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
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Surfers Sunrise Golf Day October 2021
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Loading a container for the Solomons
Changeover Breakfast July 2021
10,000th Wheelchair Celebrations
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