President's Message
Paul Seymour
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Friday saw our long awaited Italian Long Lunch. After many hiccups due to COVID, Johnny Bueti organised a really tremendous lunch. Also many thanks to Charles Thomasson and Ashleigh Symes for all their efforts.
We have just been advised that the project shed has now got insurance cover through Rotary at no cost to our club. Not directly related to this, but important: As many of our volunteers are in what is considered 'the vulnerable age group', it is now compulsory for anyone visiting the project shed to be vaccinated against COVID with at least one jab.
Preparation of wheelchair at the project shed is going well with the next consignment of at least 100 wheelchairs going to South Africa.
We have met at the club with Chumani Brooks and her team from 180 Degrees Consulting and in principle they are looking to assist with all our Facebook, Google and Instagram exposure, at no cost to Rotary. 180 Degrees will be coming back with an updated brief, but exciting times, as they are very much more in line with the current market.
President Paul Seymour
This coming Wednesday 27th October: Lutzy Award
This coming Wednesday, 27th October 2021, we'll finally be able to present the Lutzy Award! Who will it be?
Note: All pre-paid bookings will be retained, and the Trybooking will remain open till Sunday night. So, if you hadn't booked previously, you still can put your name(s) down to get a delicious breakfast for just $11.00: all menu options are listed on the Trybooking site.  Click on this link: or scan the QR code.
The Long Italian Lunch - massively popular
Last Friday, we finally were able to stage the 'Long Italian Lunch' at Gemelli's restaurant at Broadbeach. And what an event! Chief organiser Johnny Bueti had them lined up for months (originally, it was meant to be a 'Christmas in July' theme, but the Queensland State Health Department put a stop to that...). Our major sponsors 'My Carte, Salerno Law, Trigonx and Johnny's company, GoTransit Media Group made it possible. In total, we had 120 bookings (the maximum the restaurant can accommodate).  The slumming started at midday and went on into the late afternoon.
Our sincere thanks go to our valued sponsors, the dignitaries from the Italian community, the staff at Gemelli's restaurant and, of course, to Johnny Bueti and his organising team. 
Photo: MC Peppy Bueti with Johnny Bueti.  See Photo Album on the right for a lot more photos!
Last Friday: Polio Plus Train and Tram Ride
A large number of clubs participated in this PR exercise, riding the train from Varsity Lakes to Helensvale, then the tram via Southport to Broadbeach, and back again. Surfers Sunrise was represented by Rotaractors Matt Hayward and Kristen 'KJ' Jewson, Gerald East and Franz Huber. Next to KJ is the famous Karen Kolenko with her Polio Plus bear, who was fitted out with a specially tailored Polio Plus miniature T-Shirt and face mask...
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.
Bookings will close 6 pm this Wednesday 20th October!
Anyone knows a concreter "with heart"?
We would like to put down a concrete slab at our Project Shed and are looking for a concreting company "with heart" who will give us a very special price. This drawing outlines details - a high-resolution version and more specific details are of course available.  Please contact Larry Murray directly if you can refer someone.
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)
27/10/2021Neil ThurlowRay HiggsAndy Bell
03/11/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Simon Brook (Saturday 06/11/21)
10/11/2021Darrell BrownMitch BrownJohnny Bueti
17/11/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Dean Castell (Saturday 20/11/21)
24/11/2021Paul O'NeillGeoff CroadGerald East
01/12/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Mario Fairlie (Saturday 04/12/21)
08/12/2021Col LaurensonGraeme IsaacsonBen Illes
Inspirations - well, sort of... 271021
The trouble with eating Italian style food is that, 5 or 6 days later, you are hungry again.
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally, you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.  Elizabeth Taylor
Neil Thurlow's post of the week: (picture: couple on their first date)
She: "So, what do you do for work?"
He: "I drill holes into sheet metal. Then I use metal pins to connect those sheets of metal."
She: "Riveting..."
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Feedback letter from RC of Port Alfred, South Africa
Port Alfred, South Africa, Wheelchair Report
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Lutzy Award presentation
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Oct 27, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bill Edgar - The Coffin Confessor
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Nov 10, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Nigel Fotheringham, Angel Flight Pilot
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Nov 24, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Annual General Meeting
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Dec 08, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Italian Long Lunch 22nd October 2021
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Loading a container for the Solomons
Changeover Breakfast July 2021
The Italian LONG lunch
10,000th Wheelchair Celebrations
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