President's Message

Mitch Brown
member photo
Salutations à tous,
While the year might be winding down, Surfers Sunrise isn’t!
This week our very special guest speaker is 2022 – 2023 District Governor Karen Thomas.
Bunnings fund raisers are set down for 3 December and 18 December and in between those dates there is the Christmas breakfast at Sunset Bar and Grill at Marina Mirage on 14 December and the concrete pour for the new driveway at the Project Shed on 10 December, which also coincides with the Project Shed Christmas Party.
Lots of options for members’ involvement!
See you Wednesday.
Mitch Brown
This coming Wednesday 23rd November: DG Karen Thomas
At our next club meeting, we'll welcome our District Governor Karen Thomas. She will outline her vision for District 9640 and particularly how our club can contribute to achieving her goals.
Christmas Breakfast at the Marina Mirage
Our "Social Convenor" Graeme Isaacson has wrangled a very special deal with the Marina Mirage Resort for our Christmas Breakfast.    
When:Wednesday, 14th December 2022, 06:50 am
Where: Sunset Bar & Grill,
Ground Floor Marina Mirage
74 Seaworld Drive,
Main Beach Australia 4215
Free parking under the building, enter from the southbound side of Seaworld Drive
Welcome ‘Fruity Fusion’ cocktail on arrival
Three choices, See Trybooking Website below
Barrista coffee served at tables
Cost: Just $30.00 per person
You MUST book – no walk-ins please. To book, click on this link:
Bookings are open now and will close when we have reached the maximum allowed capacity.
Innerwheel District A77 Men's Tour visits the shed
Last Saturday, the Innerwheel Conference of District A77 (extending from the Gold Coast all the way to Rockhampton) was held on the Gold Coast. Innerwheel is a Rotary associated, but independent women's friendship organisation. It is customary for a 'Men's Tour' to be organised for their partners to enjoy points of interest in the town or region, whilst the ladies confer and hammer out their strategies and elect board members. What better place to take them than to our project shed. Adrian Crowe organised and drove a 20 seater bus (with a big thank you to Sam O'Connor MP for paying the rental!)
Des La Rance and Larry Murray kindly opened the shed on Saturday afternoon, where Des gave them a thorough outline of how the project started in 1995, exploded to something big in 1997 after it was exposed on national TV via Ray Martin's 'A Current Affair' program.
Photo shows Des in full swing, with about 20 members of the tour in rapt attention.  Many thanks to Des and Larry for giving the tour, and to Adrian Crowe for organising and driving the bus.
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)
23/11/2022Mario FairlieAdrian CroweFranz Huber
30/11/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Ian Mayberry (Saturday, 3rd December at the shed)
07/12/2022Fred HamblenAngus MillerLarry Murray 
14/12/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Peter Morgan (Saturday, 18th December at the shed)
Inspirations - well, sort of... 231122
After a life of cyber crime, how did the hacker get into heaven anyway?  The password hadn’t been changed in 2000 years.
Bombarding people with facts and exposing their individual ignorance is likely to backfire. Most people don’t like too many facts, and they certainly don’t like to feel stupid.  Yuval N Harari, ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato, Greek Philosopher (428BC - 348BC)
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Gold Coast Youth Service Presentation
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Upcoming Events
District Governor Karen Thomas
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Nov 23, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Dec 03, 2022
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Dec 07, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Surfers Sunrise Christmas Breakfast
Marina Mirage Sunset Bar
Dec 14, 2022
6:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Dec 18, 2022
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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