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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 - 2021
 
After being washed out on 21 March, the Gold Coast Ramble and the arrival of the ‘100 Years of Rotary’ baton on the Gold Coast were rescheduled to magnificent weather on Sunday 28 March.  Not all teams registered could make the change but those that did had a great time.
 
 
The Baton arrived at Chevron Island, was marched over the Green Bridge to HOTA precinct and then became one of the Ramble challenges.  With RizeUp as the charity partner for the Ramble, the Baton theme ‘Rotary says No to Domestic Violence’ was most appropriate.
 
Competition for the top ramble teams came down to the wire with last year’s winning team Niopotamus (645 points) narrowly defeating the 2019 winners Beach Buddies (640 points).  However, the big winners were the victims of domestic violence with over $6,000 raised by the teams for RizeUp.  
 
The Gold Coast Ramble has always been promoted as an inclusive event, designed for all levels of fitness and mobility so it was fitting that this year’s popular winners of the best costume prize, a $250 hamper donated by Sue Geelan of Metanao, was ‘Funday Sunday’ dressed as super heroes. 
 
 
David Baguley presenting hamper to carer Kerry Horwood and Tarsha Tupper.
 
Check out all the fun of the day in Andrew Chan's Photographs.  
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.