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Presidents Message 20 October
 
 
Greetings Fellow Rotarians! What a fantastic night we had at our last meeting. If you weren't able to make it, you missed a big one. District Governor Andy Rajapakse gave an engaging and inspiring talk with our club about Rotary, reminding us all of the power of Rotary and the positive differences we are making in people's lives. 
 
In addition to this, I am equally impressed by the effort of our members who participated in the Mental Health Hat Day on the night. We were dazzled by the menagerie of hats on display, however, there could be only one winner! The accolades of this going to Sue Geelan for her mammoth effort, with a 3 story Xmas/Winter Themed hat that came with its own light show. Tremendous! We hope you enjoy your gift voucher to the Cheesecake Shop. 
 
We also raised an amazing $155 from the night for Mental Health. Well done and a HUGE thank you to everyone on the night!! 
 
Don't forget the Polio Train this Friday 23 October; if you would like to participate please email me asap to be part of this amazing opportunity! 
 
Our next club meeting is at the Southport Golf Club on Thursday 05 November where our Guest Speaker for the evening will be John McCann. He is a man of many talents, one of which is helping people to identify their strengths, and create positive changes in their lives. This will be a great night with some interactive activities, so make sure you don't miss out. 
 
On a sad note, Past President Rowan Johnstone's father has recently passed away. Please keep Rowan and his family in your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. 
 
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 melissaneilsen1979@gmail.com
 
 
Polio Train Update

TRAIN RIDE TO HELP END POLIO - Friday 23 October
 
We are only days away from this momentous event!! To be part of this, please email President Melissa ASAP - your presence on the day means everything to Rotary and the Club. 
 
Join us in helping to celebrate the achievements and raise awareness of Rotary towards the eradication of Polio and Rotary as a whole, with a train ride from Gympie to the Gold Coast and back again on Friday 23 October.
 
Jump on the train and/or support the train as it comes through the various stations with fellow Gold Coast Rotary members on the platform between 3 and 4.30pm. 
 
On the day we ask that you wear your Rotary Shirt and we have ordered a number of bright Red Polio Caps for those participating to have the chance to wear. I hear Lord Baton will also be making an appearance, so it's sure to be a fantastic afternoon.
 
Let's get out together and help to support this fantastic cause and Rotary!
 
 
Vocational
Vocational

Rotary members are professional business minded individuals bringing their unique skills and knowledge to all areas of the club. Rotary recognises the importance of building business relationships and supporting the local community.


How Do We Help?

Our club arranges Vocational Visits for our members to various local businesses and organisations which include a behind the scenes tour to find out how the business operates and a first-hand experience at the finished product or service being offered.

Some of the most recent Vocational Visits our club has organised include:-

• Southport Volunteer Coast Guard
• Grandad Jack’s Craft Distillery
• McDonalds Nerang


These businesses/organisations can be from within the club or external.

Would You Like to Get Involved in Vocational?

•Please contact Chawki in person, on phone or email any time to find out more.
•Director: Chawki Gazal
•PH: 0410 002 403

 

 

 

Brain Strain October
Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That; can you solve these brain strains? 
 
  • A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third lions who haven’t eaten in years. Which room is the safest?
  • A boy and a doctor went fishing. The boy was the doctor's son, but the doctor wasn't the boy's father. Who is the doctor?
     
  • What has four fingers and a thumb, but is not living?
     
  • Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How did the girl who drank the most survive?
Wine Fundraiser - Personalised Labels
 
• PRICE - $165 PER DOZEN
• CLUB PROFIT $30 PER DOZEN
• SELECTION OF 9 PRE-TASTED WINES
• YOU PROVIDE YOUR IMAGE TO PERSONALISE LABEL
• CLUB HAS FUN LABELLING WINE
• ORDERS BY 31 OCTOBER FOR NOVEMBER DELIVERY – IN TIME FOR XMAS
 
Gold Coast Rotary is partnering with the Rotary Club of Jindalee to again present a selection of wines with Personalised Labels. 
 
In case you have not been involved in this great program before, let us explain. We purchase unlabelled wine and we are free to label them as we wish, so long as the label has the appropriate legal notations. 
 
In the picture below are a few examples of labels that have been produced in recent years. You will notice that the surrounds of the labels are all the same with the central section showing the personalised image/logo +/- message. 
 
Your company logo, photo or message makes this a very personal gift. Various fonts are available and full colour printing is used to give a highly professional image. This is a great promotional tool which has proven to be very successful in the past.
 
The wine is supplied to the Rotary Club of Jindalee Inc. unlabelled, and the labels which have been designed by us are then printed (also by us) with your chosen photo/logo +/- message which needs to be provided by yourself or by your customers. 
 
The logos must be provided in JPG format and should be an original copy (not copied from a web page, or scanned from a letterhead) for best result.
 
The Wine  - This year we have 9 wines on offer:
 
. VICTORIAN SHIRAZ SANGIOVESE ROSE 2019
  • This wine is rose-pink in colour with a delicate fragrance of fresh strawberries and raspberries. Ripe red fruit flavours fill the palate with just an off-dry level of residual sugar. A perfect luncheon rosé.
  • 12.7% alc/vol, approx. 7.5 standard drinks, Pres. 220 added, may contain traces of milk product.
. RED CLIFFS VICTORIAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019
  • Red Cliffs is in Victoria just a short distance from Mildura. An aroma of ripe fruits with hints of blackberry followed by satisfying complex flavours of berries finishing with smooth tannins.
  • 13.5% alc/vol, approx. 8.0 standard drinks, contains sulphites, may contain traces of egg product. 
. CLARE VALLEY SHIRAZ 2019
. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CABERNET MERLOT 2019
  • Soft and juicy is a great way to describe this red. It has vibrant colours with the blackberry flavours of the Cabernet blending well with     the soft smooth Merlot giving a lingering delicate finish.
  • 13.5% alc/vol, approx. 8.0 standard drinks, contains sulphites, may contain traces of egg product.
. RED CLIFFS VICTORIAN PINOT NOIR 2019
  • This charming Pinot Noir is a pale brick red, with lifted berry aromas and is full of soft red berry flavours with a hint of spice and a smooth dry finish.
  • 13.8% alc/vol, approx. 8.2 standard drinks. contains sulphites, may contain traces of milk or egg product. 
. ADELAIDE HILLS PINOT GRIGIO 2019
  • A cool-climate Pinot Grigio from the slopes of the Adelaide Hills, this wine has wonderful varietal style: soft orchard fruit aromas, and a palate of crisp apple and pear, balanced by a delicate finish.
  • 12.0% alc/vol, approx. 7.2 standard drinks, contains sulphites, may contain traces of milk product.
. RED CLIFFS VICTORIAN SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019
  • After a superb growing season of warm days and cool nights, the grapes were night harvested, then the juice was carefully handled to protect the delicate aromas and crisp finish. The result is a real crowd pleaser with zesty aromas, fresh elegant flavours of citrus and tropical fruit and a refreshingly crisp palate. 
  • 12.1% alc/vol, approx. 7.2 standard drinks, contains sulphites, may contain traces of milk or egg product.
 
. SOUTH-EAST AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY
  • This Chardonnay has been produced from selected high-quality fruit. The result is a fresh, ripe and elegant aroma with complex delicate fruit flavours. 
  • 13.0% alc/vol, approx. 7.7 standard drinks, contains sulphites.  may contain traces of milk product.
 
. RESERVE SPARKLING BRUT SOUTH AUSTRALIAN
These wines have been chosen for their wider appeal and should prove to be very popular. The wines have been tasted to ensure they are of a high quality. This year we have an ample supply of wine available provided orders are placed by the due date.
 
The Deadline
 
We are aiming to finalise the project as early as possible this year to allow you ample time to distribute the wine to your clients. Therefore, we need the final orders returned to Jindalee Club by 31st October to ensure that the delivery is made by the middle of November. We hope that we have the timing right for you to organise these wonderful Christmas gifts for you, your clients or staff. Should you need wine prior to mid-November, please let us know.
 
How to Order
 
Gold Coast Rotary will collate all orders and send to Jindalee Rotary.  Members should complete the order form that was emailed to them and send to David Baguley dbaguley47@gmail.com 
 
Where does the money go?
 
Rotary Clubs around the world are committed to working in their local communities as well as for much larger causes, such as the eradication of Polio, supporting the Nepalese community through COVID-19 with medical equipment and supplies, and providing medical assistance for children in some of the poorer countries­ through ROMAC and Interplast, and many other worthwhile projects.
 
 
By purchasing our wine you can help us to continue with these projects and to initiate even more. Rotary projects generally do not attract administration costs so you can be assured that the maximum amount of every dollar raised is put to good use.
    
   
 
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