An idea by Southport RC's Allan Thompson's partner Dee, resulted in 60 needy people within the Southport community enjoying a Christmas lunch...in July. 
 
Dee suggested to Allan that a Christmas lunch would be a great thing to do, and Allan then proposed the idea to Southport Rotary Satellite Club Griffith University who jumped at the chance to embark on this project. Four months planning went into the lunch and the project was boosted by a $1000 grant from the Gold Coast Community Group. Some of the food was donated and around 18 Rotarians were on hand to serve the meals.
 
The Club partnered with Set Free Care in Southport who provided a very suitable venue. No formal publicity was needed as word-of-mouth was sufficient to see a long line of people waiting well ahead of when the doors opened. One of the Satellite Clubs members, Jonathan, is the Director of Griffith University's Serotonin Choir who did a 'flash-mob' and sang carols to the diners. Terry, one of the diners, also entertained the group with his impressive rendition of Mary's Boy Child. Orange Sky Laundry was also there and did a wonderful job of washing/drying laundry while the diners ate their Christmas lunch.
 
This event just goes to show how one person's idea can culminate in Rotarians doing good for their community.