President's Message
Paul Seymour
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Unfortunately, last week we had a break-in to the property at the Project Shed; as far as we can determine, just three bikes left outside the shed were taken. We need to apply more vigilance and not leave anything of value outside the shed.
The hospital project is moving quickly towards lock up, and hopefully will arrive at lock up stage in October. Again, many thanks to the Rotaractors and all the volunteers at the shed.
Our next Bunnings sausage sizzle has been allocated for Sunday 10th October. Geoff Croad is looking for helpers on the day (see story below. Ed.).
This coming Wednesday’s meeting will be held at the Project Shed, NOT at the Surf Club. DG Jeff Egan will join the meeting via Zoom. Des La Rance and Larry Murray will take us through the Project Shed and Dr Graham Sivyer will take us through the Mauna Health Centre project. Breakfast is under the control of our ever-reliable Gus Miller.
As President, I again appeal to members to consider putting forward suggestions for a local charity the Club can provide ongoing support to over the next 2 – 3 years. This will be discussed at the next board meeting before bringing forward the options to all our members.
President Paul Seymour
This coming Wednesday: Meeting at the Project Shed
This coming Wednesday 29th September, our meeting will be at the Project Shed, at the Arundel Community Centre, NOT at the Surf Club (yes, you'll get fed!). Unless lockdown restrictions with NSW have been lifted by then, or he can wrangle some special exemption, District Governor Jeff Egan will join us via Zoom. We will showcase our wheelchair and X-Ray Unit for Vanuatu projects not only to our DG, but also Neil Thurlow will introduce us to the very generous donors of some $6,000 worth of packing cartons for the wheelchairs.
A hearty Bacon & Eggs breakfast will be provided (yes, we'll have some food suitable for Health & Fitness adherents too). Chief Designer and Mover & Shaker, Des La Rance will showcase our wheelchairs as well as the Mauna Health Centre X-Ray project, which is now getting close to lock-up stage. 
See you there from 07:00 am!
Can you assist at the Bunnings Sizzle this Sunday 10/10/21?
Geoff Croad has been offered another spot to run a Sausage Sizzle this coming Sunday 10th October.  Note, Bunnings are very specific: we must have a minimum of 5 team members for every time slot. That means we need 15 people. There are multiple open time slots for these periods:

09:00 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please click on this link to email Geoff directly, or send him a text or call. He will have the roster there on Wednesday. Thank you.
"Our" Tash Price wins Myabetic Diabetes Award!
For those of you who know our wheelchair athlete Tash, it might not even come as a surprise. Here is one very determined woman, who keeps on not just winning races, but also keeps on winning over the challenges her disability presents her with. Last night, she was awarded the Myabetic Diabetes Award for inspiring determination within the Diabetes community.
Our hearty congratulations, we are so proud, Tash and Adam, to count you among our membership.
Italian Long Lunch next week!
We had to postpone it twice, but all going to plan and no sudden COVID rule changes, it will be next Thursday 7th 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 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:
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)
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
20/10/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Charles Thomasson (Saturday 23/10/21)
27/10/2021Neil ThurlowMark TwyfordAndy Bell
03/11/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Simon Brook (Saturday 06/11/21)
Inspirations - well, sort of... 290921
<-- Here's one for the Anti-vaxxers... Ed.
… people listen to a banjo and sing ninety-six verses of Stewball. Folk music is a perfect example of how desperate people are to entertain themselves by any means other than reading or writing.  P.J. O’Rouke, ‘None of my Business’
I need everyone to wish me luck. I have a meeting at the bank later, and if all goes well, I will be out of debt. I'm so excited I can hardly put on my ski mask.
No one can be as intellectually slothful as a really smart person; give smart people half a chance and they will ship their oars and drift… dozing to Byzantium, you might say. Stephen King ‘On Writing’
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Feedback letter from RC of Port Alfred, South Africa
Port Alfred, South Africa, Wheelchair Report
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Upcoming Events
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
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Oct 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 4:00 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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A whole bunch of Paul Harris Fellowships
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Changeover Breakfast July 2021
The Italian LONG lunch
10,000th Wheelchair Celebrations
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