President's Message

Paul Seymour
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[President Paul asked me to ‘ghost write’ his message for this week, as he is 'snowed under' with work. Ed.]
As this Wednesday will be the last ‘formal’ meeting for his year, convention might demand that I write a rousing, emotional composition about the year just gone by, about how good the club has been, blah blah… But then, the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise never has slavishly adhered to conventions. Our members are quite comfortable knowing that a lot has been achieved, and I’ll leave it to Paul to outline it all in his President’s segment of the upcoming Changeover Luncheon on Saturday week, 2nd July.
Which reminds me: have you booked? See the link further on in this bulletin.
But certainly worth a few words of flattery: Last week’s fundraiser at the Gold Coast Business Expo came off real well (see the report). A sincere thank you to the large number of members who participated, and particularly to Darrell Brown, who organised it all and liaised with Paula Brand, the owner of the Small Business Expo company.
On behalf of President Paul Seymour
Franz Huber
Club Administration
This Wednesday 22nd June: Alycia Bird & Amber Clode
OK, so after Ros Byrne, who was originally scheduled to speak, suffered an accident, her replacement cancelled as well, due to COVID... Here are the definite speakers for this Wednesday: Alycia Bird and Amber Clode, from Wesley Mission. (Thank you, Mark Twyford!) They will speak on 'How to prevent burn-out and boost productivity. (I'll need that now... Ed. ☺)
Before that, we'll also have a brief presentation by our RYPEN awardee, Zahra Forbett, who participated in this event a few weeks ago.
This will be our last 'formal' meeting for the Rotary year, so let's have a big turnout! By the way: Have you booked yet for the Changeover Luncheon? Click on this link now.
Very successful fundraiser at the Small Bus Expo
Great fundraiser last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday at the Gold Coast Small Business Expo. First time at the new (massively larger) venue at Coomera. Photo shows the last shift who helped on the 'Bump-off', sorting and stacking up the tables and chairs and assisting the organisers. Many others of our members were engaging over the two days as well (too many to mention). Special thanks go to Darrell Brown who organised it all on our side and to Paula Brand, the principal organiser and owner of Small Business Expo, who offered us the opportunity.
Darrell has just advised that the funds we raised at this event covers our Youth Services budget for the coming 2022-23 year. That includes sponsoring candidates for RYTS, RYPEN, RYLA, National Youth Science Forum, just to name the regular ones. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now, put the next date into your calendars: the Brisbane Event will be on 5th and 6th October.
Hugely interesting visit to the PCYC last Wednesday
Hugely interesting "social" meeting last Wednesday with Sgt Cherie McLean, who is in charge of the Gold Coast PCYC, off Monaco Street. (Test: which one of the group is dressed like the proverbial Accountant?) Until now, I always thought it to be a venue for young people, some of them who are possibly drifting towards the wrong side of the law... How wrong can one be? Massive venue, almost 1000 subscribers to various sports training courses, including their gym. Including - wait for this - a group of demure elderly ladies coming in for... a Boxing Lesson. I'd pay to watch when some hapless thug tries to snatch their handbag! 😊
Note: Cherie will be our guest speaker on 3rd August 2022. 
Have you booked for the Changeover Luncheon on 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. You must book: click on this link: 
Bookings close Tuesday 28th June 2022
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)
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)
20/07/2022Graeme IsaacsonRay HiggsBen Illes
27/07/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Angus Miller
03/08/2022Ian MayberryDoug LippPeter Morgan
Inspirations - well, sort of... 220622
Then there was the Exhibition Junkie who loved Exhibitions so much, he organised an exhibition about exhibitions. He now can learn about exhibitions while attending an exhibition...
"And I have found that perhaps misunderstanding and indolence cause more mistakes in the world than cunning and malice.  Johann Wolfgang Goethe ‘Die Leiden des jungen Werther’
Andy Bell's post of the week:
"Some day, when scientists discover the centre of the universe, a lot of people are going to be disappointed to find out it isn't them." [Damn right I am, Andy! ☺ Ed.]
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