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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 - 2022
 
Date announced for this year's Ramble - mark your diaries for 15 May 2022
 
 
Details will be released shortly about a new format challenging corporate and Rotary teams to try and defeat our past champion teams and raise funds for RizeUp our charity partner for the Ramble.
 
Last year, 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 - 2022
 
Mark your diaries - this year's Botanical Bazaar will be held on 6and 7 August 2022 at Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang.  After disappointment of the last minute Covid cancellation in 2021, the team is planning an even better event.
 
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 Success
Heart of Australia Awards on Australia Day
 
Gold Coast Rotary in association with the National Australia Day Committee staged an event on Australia Day 2022 called “Heart of Australia” Awards. 26 nominees (check out our Facebook page for some of the nominees) were acknowledged for their individual efforts and contributions to our wider community, particularly recognising volunteers in community NFP organisations. Angie Bell MP presented the awards.
 
Over 90 guests and members enjoyed the Business Breakfast in The Glasshouse at The Island complex in Surfers Paradise, which was ‘Australian themed’ and included a very special ‘Acknowledgment of Country’ by Aunty Betty, Didgeridoo rendition by Craig Kemp and live music entertainment by Frazer Goodman Duo. 
 
This will be a very special way to celebrate Australia Day! All Rotarians and partners are encouraged to attend.
 
The event was streamed live so as to include a number of awardees unable to attend due to Covid restrictions.  A recording of the  event can be viewed here