President's Message
Paul Seymour
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Exiting news: last Wednesday the building contractors were on site to commence the works to install a new lift at the Surfers Paradise SLSC, hopefully the work will be completed by Christmas.
Regrettably, we had to postpone the presentation of the Lutzy Award yet again not through COVID but rather, the recipient was not available on the day as he is committed to attend the Kokoda Challenge. A new date has been set - see separate article below.
We have a planned meeting at the Project Shed on the 29th and provided that the NSW border reopens, our District Governor Jeff Egan will visit us in person; if not, we’ll set up a Zoom meeting.
Paul Seymour
President 2021-22
Last Wednesday: ADA Australia
Last Wednesday's guest speakers were Bridget Nucifora and Elizabeth Saddozai, who joined us via Zoom from Brisbane. Their Not-for-Profit organisation, ADA Australia, specialises in providing advice to disabled and senior persons. Their range of services is very wide (see their website), however, their emphasis for our meeting was on assisting people who would like to make a submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission or to the Disability Royal Commission. Regrettably, the big screen at the Surf Club was out of action and thus the quality of the sound was less than ideal. However, their website presents their services very well, so you may want to refer to it directly.
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 will reopen as soon as we know it (AND we have confirmed it). You still can book to get a delicious breakfast for just $11.00: all menu options are listed on the Trybooking site.  Click on this link:
A whole bunch of Paul Harris Fellows
In many clubs, the awarding of a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) is quite an unusual event. In short: the club donates US$ 1,000 in the name of the recipient to The Rotary Foundation (TRF), one of the largest and, according to Charity Navigator, certainly one of the most efficient international charities in the world. TRF then issues the PHF award to the individual. Generally, the club awards the PHF for outstanding efforts made by the individual. In many cases, this is not their first award: for each additional award, a sapphire is added to the pin (see picture right for a sample of the pin with 2 sapphires, depicted as PHF +2). This morning, Immediate Past President Charles Thomasson bestowed a PHF to a whole bunch of our members. The picture above shows those members who were present at this morning's breakfast meeting (from left): PP Charles Thomasson, Geoff Croad (PHF + 3), Doug Lipp (PHF +3), Graeme Isaacson (PHF +1), Angus Miller (PHF +2), Paul Seymour (PHF +1), Andy Bell (PHF + 1), Larry Murray (PHF +2).  Other awardees were Fred Hamblen (his first), Ray Higgs (PHF +1), Gerald East (PHF +1), Peter Morgan (PHF +1), Neil Thurlow (PHF +2). And how come they were not announced at the Changeover? (You may recall, Charles awarded PHFs to Neil Thurlow, Rotaractors KJ and Matt and your editor.) Well... our club has, for many years, registered all members for a yearly US$100 donation to TRF. The above members have reached the US$ 1,000 "maturity"! Sign of getting older? No! Recognition of continued loyalty to the club!
Italian Long Lunch: postponed again
We had to postpone it again, it's now on Thursday 7th October 2021, from 12:00 pm (the current COVID rules would only allow maximum 60 people). 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.
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)
08/09/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Ian Mayberry (Saturday, 11/09/2021)
15/09/2021Angus MillerLarry MurrayPeter Morgan
22/09/201N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)
Tash Price (Saturday, 25/09/2021)
29/09/2021Al SirovsRamez SalibAdam Sheppard
06/10/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Paul Smith (Saturday 09/10/21)
13/10/2021Brian PearsonPaul JaffarAshleigh Symes
Inspirations - well, sort of... 080921
◄◄ A thought for the people of Sydney and Melbourne.
Postponed -due to unforeseen circumstances
“We are dealing with a genuine Stockholm syndrome on a mass scale - when the hostage becomes the accomplice of the hostage taker - as well as a revolution of the concept of voluntary servitude and master-slave relations. When the entire society becomes an accomplice to those who took it hostage, but just as much when individuals split into, for themselves, hostage and hostage taker.”
― Jean Baudrillard, Telemorphosis [Clarification: the book is in relation to Climate Change, not COVID]
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Brian Pearson - My passion: Cooking!
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Sep 15, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Governor Jeff Egan - at the Project Shed
Surfers Sunrise Project Shed
Sep 29, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Italian Long Lunch
Gemelli Italian Restaurant
Oct 07, 2021
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Simon Black - AFL legend
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Oct 13, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Lutzy Award presentation
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Oct 27, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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