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Meetings & Upcoming Events
We have regular club meetings on the the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:45pm for a 6:15pm start at the Southport Golf Club.  The Golf Club is located at the corner of Slatyer Avenue and Poinciana Crescent, Southport  QLD 4215 and you can view a map by clicking here.
On occasion we may vary this for social events, vocational or community visits, or meetings with other clubs.  Please refer to our calendar for up to date meeting details or check out some of our upcoming events below.
Latest News
Gold Coast Ramble - Registrations Open
 
It is less than 6 weeks to this year's Gold Coast Ramble around Chevron Island, over the Green Bridge and around HOTA.  This year we will be supporting RizeUp and partnering with the Chevron Island Business and Residents Association and 94.1FM radio.
 
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW:
  1. To promote event to all your contacts - family, friends, clients, suppliers, other Rotary clubs - It appeals to corporate, family and friendship teams.  Share the event on social media. - go to our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastramble
  2. To either create a team for Sunday 21 March 2021 - so easy with new registration site https://rizeup-ramble.raisely.com - it costs $50 for a team of up to six members - then invite others to join your team and start getting some sponsors.
  3. We need prizes for teams - Random draw and best costume prizes reward participation. - vouchers for restaurants, tours, theme parks, other attractions, accommodation, sporting events etc are great.  Ask your contacts.
  4. Come along on Sunday 21 March - we will also launch 100 Years of Rotary Baton Relay on the Gold Coast - let David Baguley know if you can assist with set up and pull down.
 
The Ramble can best be described as a car rally / treasure hunt on foot (no running allowed), with teams of costumed participants exploring the parks, malls and streets of the Chevron Island, across the Green Bridge, around the HOTA Cultural Precinct and surrounding area, following clues to locate 25 to 30 checkpoints in 2 hours.  At each checkpoint, the team use the Gold Coast Ramble App to receive a question to answer about the immediate area – this could relate to the heritage, the natural environment, street art or current infrastructure.  What better way to discover and learn about the lesser-visited nooks and crannies of the City of Gold Coast?  Teams are directed to places of historical interest, to cultural precincts and newer developments, highlighting local stories and the diversity of each of the communities explored.
 
Botanical Bazaar - Now 2 day Event
 
Mark your diaries - this year's Botanical Bazaar will be held on 31 July and 1 August 2021 at Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang.  We will need all hands on deck and plenty of other volunteers on the weekend.  Check out our new website https://www.botanicalbazaargc.com.au
 
The Botanical Bazaar has become  the Gold Coast's premier Gardening and Sustainability Festival.  It is an interactive Gardening and Sustainable living event aimed to educate and inspire all nature enthusiasts.
 
Botanical Bazaar is where naturally wild, urban gardeners and nature lovers connect.   Educating and inspiring nature enthusiasts of all ages. See around 90 green exhibitors plus celebrity gardener’s talks, demonstrations, botanical art, community groups and kids nature activities.  An exciting speakers program  that includes several Gardening Australia personalities will be announced shortly.
 
Learn how to grow your own food, urban and small space gardening, and sustainable living concepts. Explore plant nurseries and landscape designs, garden materials and tools, organic beauty products and even botanical homewares.
 
A relaxing day at the Parklands with live music by groups such as Leopold’s Treat and delicious food, Market Stalls and more.
Wonderful Australia Day Event
 
The weather was wonderful, the attendance was great, the food was excellent and our celebration of Australia Day could not have gone better.
 
On Australia Day we celebrate being Australian together so it was most appropriate to start the event with  Aunty Betty, an indigenous elder to give a most inspiring Address to Country.
 
For the last 10 years, Gold Coast Rotary has had a partnership with the Friends of the Gold Coast regional Botanic Gardens with a focus on education.  We constructed the Education  pavilion where the event was held to provide shelter for school groups and others doing programs.  
 
Our other main contribution has been the funding of wonderful interpretive signage throughout the gardens, which allows visitors to learn not only about the plants themselves abut also about how these plants were used by the traditional owners or why these plants might be are endangered.
 
So we were proud to launch the Botanic Gardens Explorer App, which has been designed to lead users to different parts of the Gardens and answer challenges.  Many of the solutions to these challenges will be found on the interpretive signs.   It will allow visitors to self-explore, discovering interesting facts and for the competitive to compare their progress on a leaders’ board.  
 
Participants then returned to the start point for a sausage sizzle (served by by Surfers Sunrise Rotarians) and the best lamingtons ever supplied by Martin and Jenny.  
 
Gift packs from the Friends Centre were awarded to the highest scoring team and by random draw.
 
Check out the photos taken by Andrew Chan.