Presidents Message 21 September
 Greetings fellow Rotarians! Thank you all for attending last Thursday's meeting. We were lucky enough to have Kathleen Vlasic as our guest speaker, who gave us all a new perspective regarding those whom are unfortunate enough to find themselves homeless. It's no surprise Kathleen is a past Australian of the Year, what a tremendous achievement. 
Homelessness truly is an ongoing issue, and Kathleen provided some food for thought regarding ways we can seek to help the homeless. As Rotarians, we are here to help others in need and this definitely is a needy cause. Member feedback on all areas is always valued, so if you would like to put forward an idea/s for this area, please do not hesitate to contact John Davis, the Director of Community, or myself at any time. 
Our next club meeting is at the Southport Golf Club on Thursday 01 October, where we will be lucky enough to have another inspiring guest speaker, Nicolle Edwards, who will be representing a wonderful Domestic Violence initiative known as RizeUp. Our club is currently assisting this organisation by way of donations of microwave ovens, as well as the opportunity to help fit out these new homes with some hands-on work. To find out more please come along to our next meeting. 

Until next time, please take care and if you need anything at all please feel free to contact me via phone on 0433 069 174 or email
Hat Day in October

Every October, Australian Rotary Health encourages Rotary Clubs, businesses, and individuals to get involved in Hat Day as part of ‘Lift the Lid on Mental Illness’, our national fundraising and awareness campaign for mental health research.
This October our Club will be holding a Hat Day at our Meeting on Thursday 15 October, 2020. 
It's time to get creative and start putting together ideas and build your special Hat to wear on the evening. The most impressive hat on the night will win a prize! 
Not feeling creative? No problem! Just wearing a hat and donating on the night is still a great way to contribute. 
Each participating member is asked to wear a hat and donate $2 towards this great cause. In addition to this all funds raised from the Sergeant at Arms pot on the same night will also be donated. 
Did you know that almost one in five Australians will experience a mental illness every year, and nearly half of the population (45%) will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives? What better reasons to join and help out. 
See you on the night in your hat!
Vocational Visit October
As you are all aware, our first vocational visit for the year is in the works, and what a treat! 
Join us on a twilight guided tour of the Currumbin Wildlife park and view some of the nocturnal animals.
It doesn't stop there though - we will also be treated to a performance by the Indigenous Dancers.
The Vocational Team, Chawki and Kathy, have worked extra hard to secure this great evening. 
If you haven't already sent your RSVP, please do so ASAP. Details of this amazing experience are below:-
Date: Friday 16 October
Time: 6.30 pm
Costs: $65per adult / $45 per child (14 years & under)
Friday night markets will also be on with food vendors, so why not treat yourself and grab a bite to eat before the show. We can't wait to see you and your loved ones there! 
Global Grant Approved
The Rotary Foundation has approved the Global Grant application for the Water Distribution Project in Guatemala to install a bore, solar pump and water tanks to support agricultural projects for survivors of the Volcano de Fuego eruption in 2018.  
This project was initiated by Broadwater Southport Rotary and supported by funds from Gold Coast Rotary ($6500), Hope Island Rotary, Lismore Rotary, several overseas individuals and clubs and a District 9640 grant. Total Project cost is approx. US$67,000 with 30% contributed by the District Fund and 43% from the Rotary Foundation matching grant.



Brain Strain 21 September
Can you solve these Brain Strains? 
What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?
What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?
What invention lets you look right through a wall?

I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
You are invited to visit us at an upcoming meeting.
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