President's Message

Paul Seymour
member photo
Happy new year to all Rotarians, family and friends, and may 2022 be a turning point on the previous two years and bring health and happiness to all.
Again, this next six months we are emphasising on membership “quality not quantity” and I am happy to note we have several prospective members and corporate members to be announced shortly.
Larry and Franz are in the final throes of finalising our agreement with180 Degrees Consulting Bond Project which through the internet, media, etc. This will
  • Raise the profile of the club
  • Increase membership particularly amongst younger people
  • Source and maintain revenue streams.
Geoff Croad has received confirmation our first Bunnings sausage sizzle, set for Friday 28th January, see further details below.  
Our first ‘formal’ meeting will be on 12 January 2022, however, members and friends are also meeting on alternative Wednesday mornings at the Surf Club for a social coffee get-together – All are welcome. See you this coming Wednesday?
President Paul Seymour
This coming Wednesday 5th January: Social Meeting
A fair number of our members are still on holiday, so our first meeting for the new year will be a social get-together at the Surfers Paradise Surf Club. Usual time 07:00 am, meet us in the downstairs bistro. Are you a visitor to the Gold Coast? You are most welcome! Just ask the staff - they'll point you in the right direction!
Meet Kate Worboys - our RYTS awardee 
In two weeks' time, on 17th January 2022, Kate will attend our District's Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) at Bornhoffen PCYC. RYTS is a transition program with the focus to assist the transition from one area of study into the next phase of life. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp for students who are in the senior years of school (Year 11-12). Click on this link for more details. In the past, we have had numerous awardees for this excellent program, many of whom have gone on to International Youth Exchange as well as the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program, for example, one of our regular Rotaractors Kristen 'KJ' Jewson, Lucy Thorburn, as well as Lutzy Award Winner Jessica Webb, just to name a few.
Kate studies at St Hildas Girl's School in Southport, where she is a member of the school's debating team. She already has numerous achievements well worth mentioning, including the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and the Reuben F. Scarf Memorial Foundation Award. She participated in the State Athletics Championship (Javelin is her forte) as well as in the BSRA Rowing Championships and many other sports. 
Congratulations! Looking forward to your presentation upon your return.  
Kate will join us on 2nd February for a brief outline of her experiences.
So you are freshly out of NY Resolutions?
As I write this, just one day out from New Year's Day, I just realise that I hadn't committed to one single personal New Year's Resolution. [Yes, a certain country song, starting with "It's hard to be humble..." springs to mind... ☺]. No, primarily I think this is a sign of old age. Particularly, there isn't much anymore I want to give up! 
But there is one resolution I have decided to really give a go: Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's challenge of "Each One, Bring One". Membership is every Rotarian's responsibility. That includes not only finding new members but equal emphasis must be given to ensure that we keep current members engaged and comfortable within our club. Anyone joining me in the challenge?
First Bunnings fundraiser for the year: Friday 28th January

Geoff Croad has received the go-ahead from Bunnings Olsen Avenue for another Sausage Sizzle fundraiser, so we need manpower! [Hold your fire!For the purists and feminists among you: "manpower" is a perfectly legal word that incorporates both the sexes! ☺] Only 3 shifts - 4 people minimum required per shift to comply with Bunnings rules.

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Book your time slot with Geoff directly, by text message or send him an email.
It's History now, but it was great!
Our last meeting for 2021 was our Christmas breakfast at Edgewater Dining. A big thank you to Charles Thomasson for organising this for us. Great attendance too - almost 40 people, including some of our "young un's" Rotaractors. Photo depicts President Paul Seymour giving a super short address - by the time people realised he had started, it was already finished... 😊
(There is also a brief video on our facebook page
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)
05/01/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Al Sirovs (Saturday 08/01/2022)
12/01/2022Ian MayberryDoug LippPaul Smith
19/01/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Angus Miller (Saturday 22/01/2022)
26/01/2022No meeting (Australia Day)No meetingBrian Pearson (Saturday 29/01/2022)
02/02/2022Peter MorganLarry MurrayTash Price
09/02/2022N/A (Social Meeting)N/A (Social Meeting)Adam Sheppard (Saturday 12/02/2022)
16/02/2022Salib RamezAshleigh SymesCharles Thomasson
Inspirations - well, sort of... 050122
<--- Still looking for something to motivate you for the new year?  Try letting motivation find you!
If you notice, 2021 backwards is 1202. If you take away the 1 and the 0, you'll have 22.
It doesn't mean anything, but thanks for reading... ☺
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....” Noam Chomsky, American Philosopher, in 'The Common Good'
I resolved to quit gambling.
I'll give you 3:1 that I'll make it.
This year, I decided not to be so controlling all the time.
Come on! Shouldn't you put that on your list as well?
Download Files
Meet Sophia Seumahu, our NYSF Awardee
Rotary club of Honiara unloading our container
Thank you letter from Kilu'ufi Hospital
Feedback letter from RC of Port Alfred, South Africa
Port Alfred, South Africa, Wheelchair Report
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Upcoming Events
Social Breakfast
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jan 05, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
180 Degrees Consulting
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jan 12, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
No meeting (Australia Day)
Surfers Paradise SLSC
Jan 26, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Bunnings Warehouse
Jan 28, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
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Photo Albums
Surfers Sunrise Golf Day October 2021
Italian Long Lunch 22nd October 2021
A whole bunch of Paul Harris Fellowships
Loading a container for the Solomons
Changeover Breakfast July 2021
10,000th Wheelchair Celebrations
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Vanuatu Program
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