President's Message

Mitch Brown
member photo
Greetings One and All
An important meeting this Wednesday (aren’t they all?!) as the Club will vote on whether to adopt the proposed strategic plan to guide it forward to the end of the 2024 Rotary year.
The proposed strategic plan was distributed to members late last week. Please take the time to read it.
This is an important issue and I encourage all members to attend in order for as many voices as possible to be heard.
A Bunnings fundraiser will be held this Saturday, 29 October. If you can help out for a few hours please get in contact with Ross Augustine. [Ross still has a few empty time slots on the roster! Ed.]
Cheers and stay dry.
Mitch Brown,
President 2022-23
This Wednesday 26th Oct: Ian Mayberry
73770 - Allan Moffat & Ian Geoghegan, Ford Falcon XA GT- Hardie Ferodo 1000  Bathurst 1973 - AUTOPICSOur own Motor Sports guru Ian Mayberry really tried to organise a Car Racing identity to speak at our club... He had four of them lined up... In short: Ian will instead speak about Bathurst 1973 compared to today. Now, THAT were the times when car racing was still REAL! A minimum of 500 of each car's model had to be sold off the showroom floor!
Ray Higgs and Fred Hamblen on the mend
Here is a photo sent to me on the weekend by Fred Hamblen. In short: both Ray and Fred are recovering from surgery - albeit not the same ailment. I understand both are well on the mend. 
Our best wishes to you both for a swift and complete recovery!
2 Pallets of wheelchairs delivered to Del Cole for despatch to developing countries
Last Wednesday, Associate Members Bryan Tuesley and Rick Parry loaded the trailer with two pallets of wheelchairs, to deliver to Del Cole at Runaway Bay. This remarkable lady has for years been super active in organising the collection and despatch of goods to PNG and developing countries in the South Pacific.
Photo shows Del Cole and her daughter in law, with Rick and Bryan.
Well done all!
Time to order Christmas Cakes
Mario Fairly is again organising the purchase of the ever-popular Rotary Christmas cakes for our members, associate members and friends. And even if I say so myself: they are YUMMY!
Note: orders must be placed NO LATER than Friday 25th November.  Please place your order directly with Mario by email to
Payment can be in cash or by Debit/Credit Card on pick-up, either at one of our meetings or at the Project Shed. You will be advised when they have arrived.
Free training workshops
As "customers" due to our project lease, the Gold Coast City Council offers free training workshops on a wide variety of subjects, such as 'Creating a sustainable volunteering program', 'psychological first aid', 'How to excite and secure sponsors', 'Grant writing', just to name a few. Some are during the day, some are in the evening. Franz and I have recently attended one, which we both found very informative and well structured. 
Click on this link to book directly on their website.
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day 7th Nov - Bookings now open
It's happening again! On Monday, 7th November, we'll again host a Golf Day at the Surfers Paradise Golf Club. It will be a 'Shotgun Start' at 12:30 pm (registration from 11:30 am). Several options:
  • Corporate Hole Sponsor (includes 4 players, signage and advertising)
  • 4-player Team
  • Single individual player
Chief organizers Doug Lipp and Charles Thomasson are looking both for players as well as helpers. If you and/or your friends, associates, customers, suppliers want to play.  Secure online booking site is now open. Click on this link, or scan the QR Code:  Bookings close on 1st November.
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)
26/10/2022Nick ColeIan MayberryDean Castell
02/11/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Ray Higgs (Saturday 5th November at the shed)
09/11/2022Geoff CroadRoss AugustineMario Fairlie
16/11/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Graeme Isaacson (Saturday, 19th November at the shed)
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 
Inspirations - well, sort of... 261022
Away with the chant “measures, not men” – the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. George Canning, British Prime Minister, 1827 (BTW, he died after just 118 days in that office. Nowhere near a record these days...☺)

The facts no longer make contact with the theory which rises above them on clouds of nonsense. The point is not to believe the theory but to repeat it ritualistically and in such a way that truth becomes irrelevant. Sir Roger Scruton, English philosopher.

Keeping your clothes well-pressed will keep you from looking hard-pressed

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