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President's Message
Andy Bell
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We are back!  It feels like a lifetime ago since I last wrote a report and we had an official meeting.  I must firstly congratulate all of you who volunteered and contributed to the success of arguably the best Commonwealth Games ever.  It is very interesting to hear the tales from those who worked as ‘house-keepers’ at the Games Village.  From all accounts a never to be forgotten experience. 
 
A couple of instances that warrant mention and were not so good however.  The first was the totally unacceptable behaviour of the professional unwashed protesters who disrupted the Queens Baton Relay on the Spit, just when our Darrell Brown was about to embark on his leg of the relay.  The second was the attitude of some of the supervisory staff at the Games Village, who tried to make life unpleasant for some of our volunteers.  However, I have it on very good authority that a couple of them pushed their luck a bit too far and our Mr Nice Guy, Geoff Croad, put one of them firmly in their place.
 
Robby and I hosted a Rotarian couple from Scotland.  They are members of Troon Rotary Club, but they now live in NZ.  When asked if they have joined a club in NZ they commented that their local club is far too formal and old fashioned for them, so they haven't joined but maintained their membership in Troon.  I don't think we could ever be accused of falling into that category. 
 
Our Change-over lunch is fast approaching, only about 6 weeks away on Sunday 17 June at the newly refurbished Kurawa Surf Club.  
 
Life is for living. Live it …….. just sayin.
 
Siànte. 
Andrew Bell
President, 2017-18
Stories
This Wednesday: Anna Vlamis: LoVe Bytes

What is LoVe Bites?

LoVe Bites is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program that evolved on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Led by the reference group LOVE BITES has been delivered to schools on the Gold Coast for almost 5 years. LOVE BITES promotes an integrated partnership approach to prevention and generates local ownership of the program. Local service providers facilitate the Love Bites program. Professionals such as sexual assault workers, domestic violence workers, youth workers and police can facilitate the program. The LOVE BITES program consists of two interactive education workshops on Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault followed by creative workshops that consolidate the indivation from then morning.

Pride of Workmanship Awards 2018
Last Wednesday, we presented a Pride of Workmanship Award to 6 well deserving people.  It was also a great social night, with the awardees and their partners joining with our club members and their partners.  Richard Smith,  in charge of Vocational Service at our club, presented the awards as follows:
NameNominated byVocation
Jody MurrayGraeme IsaacsonPost Office Operations
Dee JohnstonMark TwyfordLogistics Administration
Joel BurnsFranz HuberAir Conditioning Supply and Installation
Janusz RadzkiFranz HuberFurniture Upholstering and Restoration
Dr Stephen CoulsonGerald EastDentistry
Ken HildegrenGerald EastDental Technician
   
 
You can find the full citations in the Download Section on the right.
 
Photo below, from left: Richard Smith (convener), Mark Twyford, Graeme Isaacson, Dee Johnston, Jody Murray, Joel Burns, Gerald East, Ken Hildegren, Dr Stephen Coulson, Franz Huber, Janusz Radzki.
First bike for future sports star
Well done to the gents at the project shed in helping to prepare our first Community Bike Sale. The young person in the photo took ownership of the bike through the Assistance of the Wesley Mission QLD program, Youth At Risk Alliance (YARA). This program assists vulnerable young people and their families in times of need. The young person has been identified as having future sporting potential and this is recognized by her School. A placement was offered to her to join the  AFL sporting excellence program. The bike will assist in not only her transport to and from school, building independence but also enhance her training program. What a great story to "kick" off this local community service program.
Farewell the GCE/GSE Teams for  the USA
Charmaine Wheatley to present at The Shed 24. March
You would remember Charmaine Wheatley who recently gave us a presentation of how our wheelchairs make a difference in her neck of the woods in the South African bush?  She will present again at the Project Shed on Saturday 24th March, 10:30 am, so our untiring volunteers also get a chance to see how their efforts make a difference. [And this time we hope to have the projector working for Charmaine... ☺ Ed.]
Duty Roster
Duty Roster - note: subject to change.  Please check every week:
 
Date
Chairman
Door
02nd May 2018 Jim Blackburn  Neil Thurlow
09th May 2018Simon Brook
Geoff Croad
16th May 2018Adrian CroweMario Fairlie 
23rd May 2018Gerald EastJo Gorman
30th May 2018Fred HamblenBob Harrison 
02th June 2018Graeme Isaacson  Ray Higgs
Inspirations - well, sort of... 280218
Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic. Evelyn Waugh
 
God gave you alcohol, sex and music. Why do you keep talking about politics?  @maratesk.
 
 
 
Download Files
Pride of Workmanship Awards 2018 Nominations
Col Laurenson: Adani Mine Logistics - 2
Col Laurenson: Adani Mine Logistics - 1
Pride of Wor
Surfers Sunrise Board 2018-19
Committee Structure 2018-19
Template: Together we inspire
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Donations in Kind Northern Region - CILTA Award
Andy Bell answers 33 Questions
District Conference 2018 Organization Chart
Why Join Rotary?
Bulletin Editor
Franz Huber
Upcoming Events
9th May 2018
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
May 09, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
16th May 2018 - Andrew Rodgers, Rotary Beef Bank
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
May 16, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
23rd May 2018 - Rev Jon Brook
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
May 23, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
30th May 2018
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
May 30, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
6th June 2018
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
Jun 06, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
13th June 2018
Pavilion Restaurant, Southport Surf Life Saving Club
Jun 13, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Changeover Luncheon
Kurrawa Surf Club
Jun 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Executives & Directors
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Director-Youth Services
 
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Sergeant At Arms
 
Director-Fundraising
 
Chairperson-Wheelchairs Trust
 
Coordinator - Social Media
 
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Photo Albums
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 Changeover 2015
Surfers Sunrise Charter - 23. February 1987
House of Hope - Samoa
Our YE Student in Germany sent us some photos
Wheelchairs
Rotaract Trivia Night 15 April 2016
Pre-school, Mata'afa Village, Samoa
Kieran Power's photos from Germany
30th Anniversary of Charter 22/02/2017
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