President's Message

Doug Lipp
member photo
Welcome to the Surfers Sunrise Post.
We received notification that Zone 8 Regionalisation races into the new year..  The group are looking for talented Rotarians to fill three vacancies on the Regional Council. These positions are:
  • Portfolio Lead - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Treasurer
  • Corporate and Administration Lead
These positions are going to be appointed rather than selected and for more information visit the Creating Tomorrow Website or email Zone8
The 300 chairs at the shed have been moved on to the Cross & Crown Church at Palm Beach.  Good work to all involved. These chairs were donated to the Wheelchair Trust but were not suitable, so they were sold, with all proceeds going towards the procurement of materials, tools and shipping costs of wheelchairs.
A board meeting is to be held next week, on 31st January 2024 at 7.00 am at the Surf Club.  All members are welcome to attend.
Thought for the Week:  'Don’t count the days, make the days count.' Muhammad Ali.
Doug Lipp,
President 2023-24.
PS: We are still short of two helpers for this Friday's Bunnings Sausage Sizzle: one each for 7 - 10 am and one for 1 - 4 pm shifts. Can you assist? Please contact Ross Augustine directly.
This coming Wednesday 24th: Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson, who joined our club a few months ago, will give us an insight into his background, his family, his work, his hobbies and passions... 
Regrettably a fortnight ago, Thomas was unable to attend, due to a family emergency. Looking forward to greeting you all at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club, upstairs venue. Usual time: 07:00 am for 07:30 sharp start. Order your breakfast at the downstairs bistro and take it upstairs to enjoy some fellowship prior to the meeting.
Testing all the power cords and power tools
"No rest for the wicked..!" Last Monday, Geoff Croad, Paul Seymour, Ross Augustine and Paul O'Neill sacrificed their time for most of the day to test every power cord and power tool to ensure that there are no faults that could cause a malfunction, or worse, an accident.
Thank you!
Vale Bruce Pallesen
It is with great sadness that we need to report the recent passing away of Bruce Pallesen, one of our regular volunteers (Associate Members) at our project shed, at the age of 84. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Maureen and his family.
This picture was taken in September 2020 at the shed. We also have a write-up about him in the archives of our website - click here to access it.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday 31st January,  9:55 am - 11:25 am (AEST), at Somerville Funerals, 44 Nind Street, Southport. 
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)
24/01/2024Neil ThurlowAndy BellCharles Thomasson
31/01/2024N/a (Social Meeting)N/a (Social Meeting)Chris Thurtell
07/02/2024Thomas RobinsonMark TwyfordRoss Augustine
14/02/2024N/a (Social Meeting)N/a (Social Meeting)Trent Belling
21/02/2024Rock O'KeefeSimon BrookDarrell Brown
Inspirations - well, sort of... 240124
We celebrate Australia Day this week (ok, we do it with a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle - what could be more Australian?)  Here are some irreverent contributions:
Instructions for foreign tourists:
If an Aussie tells you "it's just down the road", it can be anything from a couple of minutes to a couple of miles, or a three day trip from Katherine to Adelaide via The Alice. "It's just down the road, mate!"
"Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that is a recent development". Barry Humphries
Australians are a funny lot, you’ll often hear one curse,
How things have started badly, and they’ll probably get worse,
The weather's dry, the sun’s so hot it’s stolen all the water,
The Government has never done the things we think they oughta’.
(First verse of 'Smithy's Australia Day', a well written, irreverent poem. Well worth reading the full poem: click here.)
Download Files
Rock O'Keefe mentoring refugees article
Rotary Friendship Exchange to Pennsylvania
Zone 8 Regionalisation Pilot - FAQ
Upcoming Events
Social Thursday Drinks at Benowa Tavern
Benowa Tavern
Jan 18, 2024
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thomas Robinson - Rotarian behind the Badge
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jan 24, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Jan 26, 2024
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Charles Thomasson: State of the Stock Market
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Feb 07, 2024
7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Surfers Sunrise Christmas Breakfast 2023
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day 2023
Pentecost Island - installation of X-Ray Unit
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Joint Director - Fundraising
YEP Club Protection Officer
Chair - Wheelchairs Trust
Coordinator Golf Day
Fellowship and Social Program
Liaison - Wheelchair Trust
Program Manager-Guest Speakers
Vanuatu Program
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