President's Message

Doug Lipp
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Welcome to another post.  Last Wednesday there was a board meeting.  The meeting was well attended and a number of things were discussed and decided upon.
There was a request to assist from Mermaid Beach Rotary Club who are holding a Youth Sport and Rec Expo on Saturday 4th May 2023 at Mermaid Beach Bowling Club.  The times are for 11.00am to 3.00 pm.  They have requested that we give them assistance on the day and I have replied to Tony Gilmour that we as a Club are prepared to help on the day.  If anyone is available on the day please let me know.  Some of the Titans and Suns players will be in attendance.
Golf day for this year has been booked 28th October 2024.  It is as usual a Monday and is at the Surfers Paradise Golf Club. 
We will apply for a grant from  the Helensvale Bowling Club to assist with our Lutzy award. Plenty more from the meeting but the above is a sample.
Have a great week
Thought for the Week:  You can not build a reputation on what you are going to do.  Henry Ford
Doug Lipp,
President 2023-24
This coming Wednesday 3rd April: Lucy Cole
Lucy Cole is one of the very original Real Estate professionals of our city. She will present on the evolution of the Gold Coast region, from a simple holiday shack community to the major city we are now.
Meet our Associate Members: Damian Lockett and Nait Bailey
They are the first volunteer couple at our project shed: Damian responded in December last year to an advertisement on Seek Volunteer, and his partner Nait recently decided to join him on Saturday mornings. What a refreshing addition to our team!
He hails from Manchester UK - and is still a Manchester City fan. Before emigrating to Australia in 2008, Damian served for 9 years in the Royal Air Force as a qualified Airframe Technician maintaining Fighter Jets such as the Tornado F3 and GR4, and the well-known Harrier Jump Jet.
Today, he is a Senior Project Manager (ICT) with Fujitsu, working on Defence projects. (By the way, most people would not be aware that Fujitsu is the second oldest IT company after IBM, founded in 1936).  And what does he do when not managing big IT projects? Damian loves kite surfing, hiking, keeping fit, cooking curries, immersing himself in tech literature and listening to music. His favourite band? ‘The Smiths’ [No, I didn’t know about them either. Click on this link. This track had 26 million views! Ed.]
Nait was born in Cooma and brought up in Berridale in the Snowy Mountains region, but moved to Brisbane when just 22 years old. She holds a degree in Criminology and is an Inspector for the Australian Border Force. Her work requires a lot of travelling, both overseas as well as “all around Australia”, including Christmas Island and Thursday Island. Her hobbies: swimming, gardening, fishing. For a quiet time, Nait reads True Crime literature or listens to True Crime podcasts. Sounds like her work very much is also her passion!
Welcome to Surfers Sunrise, Damian and Nait!
Last Wednesday's board meeting
These are the guys who do all the thinking for you...
Your club's board met last Wednesday morning. Numerous motions and decisions were made - members can access the draft minutes, instantly prepared by our tech-savvy Secretary Trent Belling, from our ClubRunner website (requires login). 
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)
03/04/2024Ian MayberryAngus MillerSimon Brook
10/04/2024N/a (Social Meeting)N/a (Social Meeting)Evan Mita
17/04/2024Larry MurrayPeter MorganAl Sirovs
24/04/2024N/a (Social Meeting)N/a (Social Meeting)Paul Smith
01/05/2024Ashleigh SymesPaul SeymourChris Thurtell
Inspirations - well, sort of... 030424
Here is one from Gerald East:
'I have a pencil that used to be owned by William Shakespeare. But he chewed it a lot. Now I don't know whether it is 2B or not 2B.
Love is the best thing in the world to have, and the worst to lose. […] Even worse is to be trapped and know you will never have it. Ken Follett ‘The Armour of Light’

I can't believe it... went for an early morning walk yesterday and, walking past the Kindergarten, found all those unusually coloured eggs partly hidden under the shrubs!

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Meet our newest Associate Members: Damian Lockett and Nait Bailie
PCYC Youth & Community programs 2024
Upcoming Events
Lucy Cole - The evolution of Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Apr 03, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Dr Elizabeth Celi - Rotarian behind the Badge
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Apr 17, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
Gillian Reeve - Dispensing Polio Plus vaccine in India
Surfers Paradise SLSC
May 01, 2024
7:00 am – 8:30 am
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Rotary Friendship Exchange from Pennsylvania
Surfers Sunrise Christmas Breakfast 2023
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day 2023
Pentecost Island - installation of X-Ray Unit
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