President's Message
Joanne Winwood
member photo
(This message is by Immediate Past President Andy Bell, on behalf of Jo Winwood, who is currently on honeymoon in Scotland... ☺)
I have been wondering how many Rotary Clubs in the world have had their President inducted one week and then two weeks later is married on the other side of the world.  None I would suggest.  This is just another event to show how wonderfully unique the Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise is.  I am sure you will all join me in wishing Jo and Tony, Mr and Mrs Winwood our hearty congratulations.
Last week I highlighted the excellent works and contributions to our club by Chris Thurtell and the lovely Sue Smith.  This week I would like to speak of another unsung hero of our club, Neil Thurlow.   Not only is Neil's Printing company Accent Print & Copy successful, as they won the contract to print and collate the 60th TV Week Logies program, but he has also recently made his 250th plasma donation.  Neil is also a prodigious bike rider for charity and recently completed the Gold Coast 100.  Any time anything in the way of printing is needed not only for our Club but it appears for the District, our Neil is  there to help.  On behalf of everyone associated with Surfers Sunrise, thank you Neil.
I know that some of you are not that happy with the location of our weekly meeting and we are working hard to find a new location.  It is not as easy as some of you think to find a venue that ticks every box and as I said at the Changeover, there is no place on earth that everyone will be 100% happy with.  We have a number of venues we are trialling over the next few weeks, but to have meaningful and creditable input into the decision you need attend the meetings.
One of our favourite Wheelchair Trust members Bob Harrison is unwell, we wish him a speedy and full recovery.
Don't wonder about it, do it. …………..just sayin 
Andrew Bell
President, 2017-18
This Wednesday 4th July: Gut Health
Our member Jim Blackburn and one of his associates, Corey Chandler, will explain why the health of your intestines is one of the most important aspects of staying crisp! 
Note: the meeting will be at the Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club.
"Our" (now Past) District Governor hands over the collar
"Our" (now Past) District Governor Darrell Brown handed over his collar to Terry Brown (no relation) at Saturday's District Changeover in Casino. Photo above, by DGN Andy Rajapakse, shows them cutting the cake, with their partners Kerrie and Carol. Congratulations to DG Terry Brown!
Last week's speaker: Charles Thomasson - Instagram
In the "good ol' days" people communicated... well, meeting face to face. Then the telephone was invented, but we still largely communicated face to face. Not anymore!  Social media is well and truly here and here to stay!  And since writing takes too long, a picture tells a thousand words and takes all of a couple of seconds.
Charles gave us a concise outline of a major new trend which has emerged in addition to Facebook and Twitter: Instagram.  The purchase of the app by Facebook in 2012 for $US 1 Billion (!!) put it truly on the map.  In essence: you take a photo with your mobile device and you can instantly upload it to Instagram, to be viewed by all your friends who follow you.  Their friends in turn might then also become aware of it, and so on... Talking about news spreading like wild fire!
Charles' Power Point presentation is uploaded in the Download Section on the right - it is quite self explanatory - just go over there and open it!
Report from Alissa Lott - US Youth Exchange
Via her Granddad, Ross Augustine, comes this latest update from Alissa Lott, our Youth Exchange Student in Michigan, USA:
Hi Rotary!
Here’s another update on my time in America. We are officially on Summer Break! We have three months without school now, so I’ve got a lot of time to spend experiencing things to do in Minnesota and travel America on the rotary tour which I am super excited for. I just got back from a trip with my friends to the lake near where we live which was really fun, we camped out and went canoeing (we accidentally tipped the canoe- whoops!) and made a campfire. Soon my friends and I will go to one of the bigger theme parks in Minnesota, Valley Fair, and I’m going to see a musical called ‘Chicago’ in a theatre in Minneapolis too! Recently I had prom, and moved host families. Both went really well. My new host family is lovely and prom was super fun, I’m so glad I got to experience that while I was here! Thank you again for sponsoring me, I’m having an amazing time. I’ve attached some prom photos, and some photos from a Twins baseball game I went to!
Photo: On the way to the proms - For more photos check out the photo album on the right hand side!
Update on Changeover Luncheon 2018
Jacinta Veitch, a friend of our newly baked President Jo Winwood (yes, she got married last week!), came along specially to take lots of photos during our luncheon last Sunday at the Kurrawa Surf Club.  Rosie Rocco has put them up on a Google Drive for you to view - click on this link.   Some real pearlers in there!
For those of you who weren't there, here are the award winners for 2017/18:
Rotarian of the Year:       Jo Gorman
Quiet Achiever Award:    Mario Fairlie
Fellowship Cup:              Richard Smith
Doug Waller Trophy:       Franz Huber
Further, the following members were recognized and honoured with the awarding of a Paul Harris Fellowships: Geoff Croad, Simon Brook, Gerald East, Jo Gorman, Mark Twyford, Angus Miller and Al Sirovs (who was absent, traveling overseas).
Next week 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 at a one-off price of $15.00 (normally $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 recipients of the Rotary Peace & Conflict Resolution Scholarship, currently studying at the University of Queensland campus. They'll 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.  Who will speak? Check the PDF on the Download section on the right with photos and bios!

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!  You must book - click on the link above. 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.
 04th July 2018
 Des La Rance
Col Laurenson  Andy Bell 
 11th July 2018Ian MayberryAngus MillerJim Blackburn   
 18th July 2018Franz HuberPeter MorganSimon Brook 
 25th July 2018Daryl Sanderson  Larry MurrayDarrell Brown 
01st Aug 2018
Richard SmithPaul SeymourMitch Brown 
Inspirations - well, sort of... 040718
I really feel like social media - it's like all these tiny stages that you put yourself on. And you come to rely on these likes and favorites, and it's this applause and this validation that you start to need. Then it's like you don't know how to soothe yourself, and I think it's very pernicious. Carrie Brownstein, leader of US band Sleater-Kinney.
Everyone knows this… (but) we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what function it serves.  Harry Frankfurt, Author of ‘On Bullshit’.
Download Files
Charles Thomasson - Social Media
Who will speak at the Peace Fellowship Dinner?
Surfers Sunrise - Changeover Report 2017-18
Surfers Sunrise Board 2018-19
Committee Structure 2018-19
Template: Together we inspire
Template: Together we connect
Donations in Kind Northern Region - CILTA Award
Andy Bell answers 33 Questions
Why Join Rotary?
Bulletin Editor
Franz Huber
Upcoming Events
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
District Governor's Visit
To be advised - watch this space!
Jul 25, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Julius Czerny - Super Lifesaver
To be advised - watch this space!
Aug 15, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Leonie Burridge - Qld Police Service - Boonyah Project
To be advised - watch this space!
Aug 22, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Chair - Club Administration
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YEP Club Protection Officer
Chair - Wheelchairs Trust
Deputy Sergeant at Arms
Coordinator - Community Service
Program Manager-Guest Speakers
Sergeant At Arms
Coordinator - International Service
Liaison - Wheelchair Trust
Coordinator - Social Media
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Photo Albums
Our YE Student in Minnesota, USA: Alissa Lott
The 2018 District Conference
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2018
Charmaine Wheatley: 120 wheelchairs for South Africa
Melbourne Cup 2017
Help! 3000 wheels to be unloaded!
Simon Brook leads our team at the Rotaract Trivia Challenge
Working Bee at The Shed 03 June 2017
School for Phuket, Thailand
Surfers Sunrise Charter - 23. February 1987
House of Hope - Samoa
Our YE Student in Germany sent us some photos
Pre-school, Mata'afa Village, Samoa
30th Anniversary of Charter 22/02/2017