President's Message
Paul Seymour
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Due to further COVID lockdowns we can confirm:
  • The Lutzy Award presentation has been postponed [see article below. Ed]
  • Project Shed remains closed until Saturday 14 August 2021 (further COVID lockdowns permitting)
  • Brisbane Expo has now been cancelled
Col Laurenson has confirmed they have booked space on the MV S. Surville v274 for our next batch of 40 Wheelchairs to be sent to Honiara, Solomon Islands and they plan on loading up on the 11/12 September.
On a brighter note, we would like to congratulate Andy Bell on becoming a great grandparent.
Paul Seymour
President 2021-22
Presentation of the Lutzy Award POSTPONED
Regrettably, due to the Queensland Government's lockdown being extended, this event (originally planned for this coming Wednesday 4th August), has to be POSTPONED. At this stage, it is tentatively set for 15th September (further lockdowns permitting).    
If you have booked and pre-paid, you should have received an email. Please feel free to contact Franz if you require further information.
Each one, bring one.
Rotary International President Shekar Mehta has a simple target. Really too easy for everyone to achieve: 'Each one, bring one'. If we all do that, we'll double our Membership. Double?? Now, it suddenly looks lofty, doesn't it? But why shouldn't it be achievable? Our Membership Chair Angus Miller wants you to generate a list of potential people you can take into closer consideration. Doctor, Dentist, Candlestick Maker [ok, they don't exist anymore...]. Accountant, Lawyer, where you get your car serviced, Real Estate Agent, your neighbor, the guy you play golf with...  you name it!  Then let's invite them to join us for breakfast.
Now, those of you who have been in business and/or in sales: To get one prospect you have to ask many more people than just one. To get one new customer, you need to have many prospects. Finding suitable Rotarians is really no different. And just as you would have determined the parameters for your ideal customer, you should do likewise when determining who is suitable to become a Rotarian. As President Paul outlined in his brief address at the changeover: we are looking for quality.
Need some ammunition? Refer your potential member to our website and our Facebook page Both are maintained constantly. On top of that, we have the new sites relating to our Project Shed: and www.maunahealthcentre.comrecently set up by KJ Jewson and Matt Hayward.
Next 'formal' meeting, 18th August: your input is requested
The 'formal' meeting of 18th August is designated to President Paul Seymour to outline his vision for the Rotary year 2021-22.  It is also a Club Assembly, so that is the time for members to come up with constructive criticism, ideas for programs, fundraisers, and of course, questions.  
So, why not jot down a few notes? 
Project Shed closed again until 14th August
We have been informed that a COVID (Delta Variant) has been detected within Proximity of our Project Shed. Thus, the shed will be closed again until at least Saturday 14th August 2021, subject to no other restrictions being issued by QLD Health in the meantime. 
Italian Christmas in July Long Lunch: Sold out!
All tickets for our 'Christmas in July' Italian Long Lunch have been sold well before the official closing date.
'On ya, Johnny Bueti, well done!
After we had to postpone it due to COVID regulations, it's on Thursday 12th August 2021, from 12:00 pm. No idea when it will finish, but don't expect too much change from the afternoon... ☺
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.
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)
04/08/2021Meeting cancelledMeeting cancelledMeeting cancelled
11/08/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Gerald East (Saturday, 14/08/2021)
18/08/2021Ray HiggsMario FairlieBen Illes
25/08/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Doug Lipp (Saturday, 28/08/2021)
01/09/2021Graeme IsaacsonKaren HollandCol Laurenson
08/09/2021N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Ian Mayberry (Saturday, 11/09/2021)
15/09/2021Angus MillerLarry MurrayPeter Morgan
Inspirations - well, sort of... 040821
Gerald's post of the week:
When one door closes, another one opens.
Other than that, it's a pretty good car.
I’m a humanist. This means, in part, that I have behaved decently without expectations of reward or punishment after I’m dead.  Kurt Vonnegut, Author.
When I was a kid, they didn't call it Behavioural Disorders. They called it being a little brat.
Download Files
Summary of Speakers 2020-21
Changeover Report 2020-21
Presentation by Malia McMahon on RYPEN
Feedback letter from RC of Port Alfred, South Africa
Port Alfred, South Africa, Wheelchair Report
Port Alfred, South Africa, Photo album 1
Port Alfred, South Africa, Photo album 2
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President Paul Seymour: My vision for 2021-22
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Sep 15, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Changeover Breakfast July 2021
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