President's Message

Mitch Brown
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Chéngyuán yī hè suǒyǒu
At the last Board meeting it was resolved that the Club enter into a new 5 year lease for the Project Shed at Arundel.
Save for ticking off the last couple of compliance issues, the finish line is in sight and we are well positioned moving forward to continue with the wheelchairs and other projects undertaken at the Shed.
Thanks to all those involved over the last months who assisted in getting us to this point.
Shipping container costs are coming down and together with the recent fundraising efforts, it is expected that we will be able to ship a batch of wheelchairs to South Africa in the coming months.
See you Wednesday and happy Lunar New Year.
Mitch Brown
This coming Wednesday: Dianne Kozik
Dianne Kozik is the General Manager of St Johns Crisis Centre in Surfers Paradise. She will give us an overall picture of the centre, its functions and challenges. Mario Fairlie, who is a Director of the organisation, referred me to this amazing person, who daily works at the frontline of supporting people at their time of crisis.
District Conference is just a bit over 6 weeks away
Our District 9640 Conference in Yamba is just a bit over 6 weeks away!
When: from 10 - 12th March 2023
Where: Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba
44 Wooli Street Yamba NSW 2464
You need to register (registration is free and includes Morning Tea, but - fair enough - meals and the dinner dance incur a fee.
Click here for details and to register:
10 years on...
Here is a snippet from our club bulletin 10 years ago. (Then) Assistant Governor Neil Thurlow asked for suggestions... Read the article and see whether you can come up with something for the Club Assembly planned for 8th March. Submissions can be made by any method you are comfortable with: extrasensory perception, talk, phone, message text, email to
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)
25/01/2023Paul SeymourAshleigh SymesCharles Thomasson
01/02/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Ross Augustine (Saturday, 4th February at the shed)
08/02/2023Andy BellSimon BrookTrent Belling
15/02/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)
Johnny Bueti (Saturday 18th February at the shed)
22/02/2023Dean CastellDarrell BrownNick Cole
01/03/2023N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Gerald East (Saturday 4/03/2023 at the shed)
Inspirations - well, sort of... 250123
<-- Happy new lunar year. Now... I hope I'm not causing any distress to anyone out there... Ed.]
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss.
“Friday, I think you have missed the most alarming symptom of all.” 
“I have? Are you going to tell me? Or am I going to have to grope around in the dark for it”
“Mmm. This once I shall tell you. But go back and search for it. Examine it. Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named… but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”  Robert A Heinlein - Friday
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Gold Coast Youth Service Presentation
Rotary District 9640 Flood Appeal
Upcoming Events
Dianne Kozik, St Johns Crisis Centre
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jan 25, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Alssa Lott - How my Youth Exchange to the US made a difference
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Feb 08, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
PDG Tony Heading - The Rotary Foundation
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Feb 22, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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Christmas Party at the project Shed
Visitors from Rotary Club Kasoko, Japan
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day 2022
Changeover Luncheon 02 July 2022
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