President's Message

Doug Lipp
member photo
Welcome to the Surfers Sunrise Post,
There was a debrief at Mario’s home last week re the Pentecost Island project.  The building has not been completed as the new flooring had not arrived at the Island before the work crew left.  This was discussed at last Wednesday's board meeting and it was decided that the Rotary Club would assist with flight costs to workers who would be able to return to complete the project.  Hopefully, this will be in early September but it depends on who is available to go at this time.
The Rotary Club of Hope Island made a generous donation to the Wheelchair Trust from their surplus funds from the boat show held at Sanctuary Cove.  I would like to thank Geoff Croad who organised this and Hope Island Rotary for their donation.
This Wednesday, we have the “Lutzy Awards.”  This is a major event for our club whereby we donate a surf ski to a young surf lifesaver from the Surfers Paradise Surf Club.  Thanks to Ray Higgs who does all the organisation for this and to Graeme Isaacson who liases with the Surf Club for the breakfast.  Hope to see you all there.
Details of the Board meeting held last Wednesday, are on ClubRunner (you need to login - under Member Area, Organisation, Documents).
Quote for the week: "Someday is not a day of the week." Janet Dailey, American Author
See you Wednesday.
Doug Lipp,
President 2023-24.
Lutzy Award - this coming Wednesday 9th August
(Image is of last year's winner, Peta Jackman)
Bookings for this Wednesday's Lutzy Award Breakfast have now closed. If you haven't booked, you are of course most welcome, but you may want to communicate with the organiser Ray Higgs or Graeme Isaacson if you want to secure one of the meals.
See you this Wednesday, 9th August 2023 at the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club. Usual time: 07:00 am. Who will it be this year?
New Photo Album of the recent Vanuatu team
On the right side, you see a link to the Photo Album Section. Click on it to view heaps of photos by Al Sirovs and Kristen 'KJ' Jewson and her fellow Rotaractors. If any others of the team have some they'd like to share, please send them to me:
Evan Mita answers 33 Questions
If you were present a few weeks ago when our new member Evan Mita and his boss Aaron Jackson presented on their organisation Mission Australia. At the time, Evan was also intended to say a few words about himself, his hobbies and passions, his family. Well, there simply wasn't sufficient time. 
So, I thought I'd re-introduce the '33 Questions' format again. Download the PDF from the Downloads Section on the right. Enjoy!
Rotary Parkwood invites to their 30th Anniversary
heroOn 26th August 2023, the Rotary Club of Parkwood will celebrate the 30th Anniversary since their Charter. President Deb Frugtniet has sent us a cordial invitation for our members to join in their celebrations. Bookings are essential. Here is the link:
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
Note: Wednesday 12th July is a formal, NOT social meeting to bring the calendar into alignment.
DateDoorChairmanFellowship/Project Shed (following Saturday)
09/08/2023Lutzy AwardRay HiggsDoug Lipp
16/08/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Evan Mita
23/08/2023Angus MillerIan MayberryLarry Murray
30/08/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Jack Richards
06/09/2023Peter MorganPaul SeymourAl Sirovs
13/09/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Paul Smith
20/09/2023Fred HamblenCharles ThomassonAshleigh Symes
Inspirations - well, sort of... 090823
Latest surfboard design: Internet connection on your surfboard, so you can surf whilst you surf.
When you are in dark places, sometimes you think you are buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted. Amy Bloom, Author
Fact: Julius Caesar never once in his life said "thank you". That is mostly due to the fact that he couldn’t speak English.
Download Files
Evan Mita answers 33 Questions
Chris Ellis - Windeward Bound
Monash Uni - Knee Research
Summary of speakers 2022-23
Changeover Report 2023
Upcoming Events
This Wednesday: Lutzy Award 2023
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 09, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Aug 13, 2023
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A/Chief Superint. DrGeoff Sheldon, Qld Police
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Aug 23, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Vanessa Jansen - developing Corporate Membership
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Sep 06, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Sep 22, 2023
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
District Governor Dave Harmon & Robyn
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Oct 04, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Photo Albums
Pentecost Island - installation of X-Ray Unit
Changeover Luncheon 2023
Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Vice President
Executive Secretary
Director - Club Administration
Director - Service Projects
Director - Membership
Director - Public Relations
Director -The Rotary Foundation
Joint Director - Youth Services
Joint Director - Youth Services
Joint Director - Fundraising
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
Webmaster & Bulletin Ed
Club Insurance Officer
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