President's Message

Mitch Brown
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Charles has emailed to Club members the dues invoice for the first half of the 2022 – 2023 Rotary year. A discount applies if paid by the due date. In these times of rising inflation and interest rates, every little bit helps the family budget bottom line.
The Board at its most recent meeting was confronted with a number of issues at the Project Shed which the Gold Coast City Council has identified as requiring rectification as part of the lease renewal process.
The most difficult and costly item to address is the laying of new asphalt at the front access driveway and at the rear of the Shed, estimated to costs several thousand dollars. Secretary Trent Belling is endeavouring to organise a meeting with Cr Ryan Bayldon-Lumsden in the hope that Council can assist with this issue.
Unfortunately, the envisaged solution to the bicycle tyre problem at the Project Shed has fallen through. If anyone has a contact who could assist the Club in disposing of these tyres, please let me know.
See you Wednesday.
Mitch Brown,
President 2022-23
This coming Wednesday 3rd August: Sgt Cherie MacLean
Some of our members have already met Sgt Cherie MacLean when we visited the Gold Coast PCYC in June. She is the officer in charge of that organisation. In view of our club's ongoing involvement with Youth Services, she will introduce the activities of the PCYC and outline various ways where our members may want to participate.
Lutzy Award Presentation on 31st August 2022

This year's winner of the Lutzy Award will be presented again at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club. You'll have a hearty, plate served breakfast of Bacon & Eggs (choice of fried or poached), Sausage & Fried Eggs or a bowl of Acai, for the same cost as last year's ($11.00 per person). Hey! Where else can you get a hearty meal for $11.00? You MUST pre-book and pre-pay. Click on this link to book:

Note: If you have pre-paid your meeting fees, there is no charge - please advise Franz Huber of your meal choice.

(Image is from last year's presentation to Jet Milford - Ferguson)

Hi! Would you like to marry me?
No, don't you start rumours... your Editor is quite happily married already. But I put in this headline to outline how silly it would be to ask somebody, full-on, "Would you like to join Rotary?" Yet, the adage that "if you don't ask, it is unlikely that they'll ask you" always applies.
So, you've met that person who is of good reputation. You may have briefly talked about what you do in our club. You know he/she may be interested in becoming involved.  How do you ask?
OK, there is the old hoary chestnut of the proverbial "alternative close" (as in "would this Wednesday be suitable or would you prefer Wednesday 17th?"). but this is unlikely to work as an opening. In good salesmanship, the so-called 'Elevator Pitch' is the best. This needs to be in your words, your style, highlighting a couple of important points.
Here is just one where Surfers Sunrise shines: We are big in Youth Services. Is your potential member a parent or grandparent? We sponsor young people, from high school through to early adulthood, to attend a variety of confidence and leadership development camps. Click here to get the whole list of them. We sponsor budding scientists to attend the National Youth Science Forum. We work with the local Surf Life Saving Club and present an annual award in the form of a $2,500 surf ski to an emerging leader in the Surf Life Saving movement. Coming to think of it: it's happening at the end of this month. Why not ask someone to come along on 31st August?
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 (following Saturday)
03/08/2022Ian MayberryDoug LippPeter Morgan
10/08/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Tash Price (Saturday 13th August at the shed)
17/08/2022Paul O'NeillLarry MurrayAdam Sheppard
24/08/22N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)
Al Sirovs(Saturday 27th August at the shed)
31/08/2022Paul SeymourRay HiggsPaul Smith
07/09/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Angus Miller (Saturday 10th Sept at the shed)
14/09/2022Ashleigh SymesNeil ThurlowCharles Thomasson
21/09/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Mark Twyford (Saturday 24th Sept at the shed)
Inspirations - well, sort of... 030822
If you don't do a lot of stupid things when you are young, you won't have many funny things to talk about when you are old.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher
Beware of a new scam: My husband ordered a $5,287 diamond ring on-line, but a box of motorcycle parts arrived instead. He's been unable to trace the scammer and apparently the Police don't want to investigate. Fortunately though, the parts fit his bike.
Download Files
Mitch Brown - Presidential Presentation July 22
Wilsons Advisory - Inflation Fixation
Changeover Report 2021-22
Rotary District 9640 Flood Appeal
Upcoming Events
Sgt Cherie McLean - Gold Coast PCYC
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 03, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Charlotte Stubbs - DV
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 17, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Lutzy Award 2022
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 31, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Photo Albums
Changeover Luncheon 02 July 2022
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day October 2021
Italian Long Lunch 22nd October 2021
A whole bunch of Paul Harris Fellowships
Loading a container for the Solomons
10,000th Wheelchair Celebrations
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