President's Message
Andy Bell
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This is my last official President’s Report, although you are going to have to put up with a further 4 or 5 more as I stand in for our incoming Pres Jo Gorman.  Jo is leaving a few days after our Changeover Luncheon and will travel with her love Tony to the UK to get married.  A more compatible and lovelier couple you would find difficult to meet.  On behalf of the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the happy couple all our best and have a safe and wonderful trip.
I was deeply honoured by the attendance of our Charter President Billy Moir at Wednesdays meeting.  Billy knew it was my last meeting as President and decided to attend.  Thank you Billy, it means a lot to me.
My Robby and I were at Robina Town Centre on Sunday and stopped in for a coffee.  I couldn't help but notice that 95% of the people who walked past were dressed in either black, grey or a dull white with black and grey.  We are becoming a colourless society.  Robby thought it was because it was winter.  Grey day, grey people.  Maybe it could be a Rotary project to sell bright clothes to lift the mood of the populace.  D.G. Darrell Brown does his bit with his socks.
Our Change Over Lunch is shaping up to be the biggest event on the Gold Coast’s social calendar.  If you haven't booked and have decided you are not going, you do run the risk of being bored to tears when those who have attended speak of it incessantly.
Friends, like wine, get better with age……….just sayin.
Andrew Bell
President, 2017-18
This week: Casual breakfast meeting at Bumbles
This coming Wednesday 20th June we again won't have a 'normal' meeting.  Instead, we'll meet for a social breakfast at Bumbles Cafe, 21 River Drive, Surfers Paradise.  Usual time, buy your own breakfast.  See you there!
Changeover Luncheon 2018 - Have you booked yet?
Let's celebrate. Only a few days left. But you need to book by no later than today!
Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise Changeover lunch- a time to celebrate our achievements in 2017/2018 and ring in a new Rotary year!!
We'll meet at the new Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club
Beachfront Events and Functions Room
Old Burleigh Road (beach side, opposite Charles Avenue), Broadbeach. 
Arrive from 12pm for 12:30 start
We would like members to invite family, friends and colleagues to celebrate the wonderful 2017/18 Rotary Year and to welcome in the Year 2018/19. President Elect Jo Gorman has negotiated for us to get a sumptuous buffet with three hot and three salad dishes, plus home made cake, all at the same price of $60.00 per person we had at Seaworld the last couple of years.  Drinks will be cheaper too, at club member prices. Capacity is 80 people and we expect a big crowd so be sure to book early!! 
Click on this link to book online:
Last week's Guest Speakers: Gigi and Benedetta
Our two Youth Exchange Students, Gigi van Ligtenberg (Netherlands) and Benedetta Marniga (Italy) have recently returned from the 3 week's Youth Exchange Safari, and it is no surprise that they were quite excited about it! Who wouldn't? A bus full of 17 - 18 year olds from a wide range of countries and cultures, travelling along Australia's East Coast to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide then up through the Centre to Coober Pedy, Uluru, Alice Springs and back out to the eastern beaches... 
As is almost obligatory, of course it rained on one of the first nights in Sydney and - yes - the tent was flooded. Up at 5 am, wring out the wet gear, cold and hungry. Back on the bus, onwards... Inspecting the Opal diggings at Coober Pedy, riding camels, scuba diving... eating Wichetty Grubs (apparently they taste like egg?).  
Picture above: All the nationalities represented at Uluru; picture right: Gigi (front left) and Benedetta (second from right).
Last week's Sergeant: Ian Mayberry
Andy Bell, I take it that you won't be on the list for next year's District Training Assembly..???  Al Sirovs: there we had our badges missing for weeks... and where were they found (well, at least some of them)? At the Project Shed! Graeme Isaacson, when you are on the Duty Roster as Chairman, you are supposed to be there early, not after the meeting has started ☺! Al Sirovs again: going on holidays? Are you taking your skate board with you? Franz Huber, good of you to pick up the club's mail, but you are not supposed to bring other people's mail in as well! Bill Moir, any guess how many times you have been fined over the past 30 years? Gerald East, as 'Flag Setter in Chief' you should have picked it up the they were not in correct order! Doug Lipp, good to see that you do have a friend!  Larry Murray was name dropping about some famous restaurants, whilst Ray Higgs disputed that he was the last man in (but paid the fine anyway....) Darrell Brown, with the ever increasing size of the family: is BMW making People Movers? And, in view of some sort of a football game being on tonight, are there really any Blues supporters out there? Well, pay up then!
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Bob Harrison was on the door with Larry Murray as Chairman (for Graeme Isaacson) and Ian Mayberry was Sergeant. Apologies were received from Tania Laird, Jim Blackburn, Rosie Rocco, Daryl Sanderson, Des La Rance, Adrian Crowe and Fred Hamblen.
President Andy Bell welcomed all members, Charter President and Honorary Member Bill Moir, our YE Students Gigi van Ligtenberg and Benedetta Marniga, Michael Gambaro (guest of Doug Lipp) and a special welcome to long absent Simon Brook ☺. Andy reminded us of the Changeover Luncheon on the 17th June. Note: you MUST BOOK. Online bookings are now open - see separate article.
Fundraising Director Doug Lipp was all excited: we got our bond back from the City Council... And we still have some money left over from the Samoa Project: are there any invoices left to be paid?  Mario Fairlie is in contact with Dr Joshua Francis, in conjunction with his friend Christina Carberry. Dr Francis was one of the Keynote Speakers at the recent District Conference, who specializes in health systems relating to diseases still prevalent in Timor Leste, such as Tuberculosis and Rheumatic Heart Disease. In conjunction with the Project Shed, we are also looking at making an alternative to the wheelchairs: Rickshaws for disabled children! DG Darrell Brown donated another $100 to the Wheelchair Trust, in celebration of the birth of another Grandson.  Congratulations! Membership Director Paul Seymour has another potential member lined up, and finally, President Andy was congratulated on his birthday, with a raucous rendition of the Happy Birthday song...
Date claimer: 11th July 2018 - The Lutzy Awards
It's on again!
Set for Wednesday 11th July: The Lutzy Award presentation, in conjunction with the Surfers Paradise SLSC.  We'll hold this at the Surfers Paradise SLSC Club (upstairs) on The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise. Usual time - meet 07:00 for 07:15 start. Plated breakfast will be served, $20.00 per person.
Date Claimer 18th July: Peace Fellow's Dinner meeting

Click here to book (secure site)  

On the 18th July 2018, we will have a dinner instead of breakfast. The occasion? We will host four
, currently studying at the University of Queensland campus, visit the Gold Coast to do a presentation on what they do, what they are planning to do after their studies and how they will make a difference.  Organized by the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise, this is a Multi-Club meeting with partners and friends. It will be held at the Surfers Paradise RSL Club.  So far, the Rotary Clubs of Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Nerang, Broadbeach and Southport as well as a number of individuals have accepted our invitation to join. Also a wonderful opportunity to bring along a prospective member. All Rotary clubs are invited to join - the venue can cater for as many as 200 people. 

Cost of just $22.00 per head includes plate served dinner, coffee/tea and free parking for the first 3 hours at the Bruce Bishop Car Park across the road!   Cash Bar open right next to the dining room.

Duty Roster
Duty Roster - note: subject to change.  Please check every week:
New duty: Fellowship.  What does it entail? Your job is to ensure that all members, in particular new members, visitors and guests, and in particular the Guest Speaker, are welcomed, are introduced to other members and are comfortable. If required, explain the usual procedures, e.g. when we have our meal, when the speaker is expected to be at the rostrum etc.
 13th June 2018  Social meeting   
 17th June 2018Changeover Luncheon  Larry Murray (MC)   
 20th June 2018Social meeting   
 27th June 2018Rosie RoccoDoug LippTania Laird  
 4th July 2018
 Des La Rance
Col LaurensonAndy Bell 
 11th July 2018Ian MayberryAngus MillerJim Blackburn  
 18th July 2018Franz HuberPeter MorganSimon Brook 
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''He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met." Abraham Lincoln, campaigning against Stephen Douglas for a Senate seat in Illinois. Can't help that the quote is still as relevant today as ever... Ed.
Yesterday I went to Coles to buy cabbage. I was told there was a new law that if you buy cabbage from Coles, you are legally required to buy carrots and mayonnaise as well.  Apparently it's Coles' Law.
Download Files
Beef Bank Media Kit
Police Liaison Unit presentation
President Elect Jo Gorman's goals for 2018-19
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2018 Nominations
Col Laurenson: Adani Mine Logistics - 2
Col Laurenson: Adani Mine Logistics - 1
Surfers Sunrise Board 2018-19
Committee Structure 2018-19
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Donations in Kind Northern Region - CILTA Award
Andy Bell answers 33 Questions
Why Join Rotary?
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Upcoming Events
Social Breakfast
Bumbles Cafe
Jun 20, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
27th June 2018 - Charles Thomasson - Social Media
To be advised - watch this space!
Jun 27, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
11th July 2018 - The Lutzy Award
Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club
Jul 11, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Foundation Peace Fellowship Awardees Presentation
Surfers Paradise RSL Club
Jul 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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YEP Club Protection Officer
Deputy Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant At Arms
Chairperson-Wheelchairs Trust
Coordinator - Social Media
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