President's Message
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President’s report for Bulletin 20th June
Once again a fantastic meeting with over 70 attendees, including members of the RC of Southport and Parkwood and many potential new members invited by Membership Chair Rowan.
Photos of new visitors
PR Chair Jennifer gave the international toast to the Rotary district of Normandie (1,700 members), which coincidentally is D1640 (we are D9640)! to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day landing - 6th June.
Visiting Rotarians from Southport and Parkwood
President Tony Pritchett (RC Southport) followed by David B, gave us an overview about our respective current and forthcoming projects.
Guest Speakers: Mr Rob Molhoek MP, was elected in 2012, is the State Member for Southport and the Chief Opposition Whip in the Queensland Parliament.
Rob gave us a (non-political) view about the future and how our lives are being affected by new technologies.
New member induction:
It was, once again, my privilege and pleasure to welcome to our club this week: Assad Sarroff (classification: Distribution), who was proposed by ROWAN JOHNSTONE our membership director.
Membership Director’s Report – Rowan
Gold Coast Rotarians now 50 Strong!
At the June 20 Handover Dinner we will induct our 47 th , 48 th , 49 th and 50 th members to our Club and to Rotary.
That sees 14 new members joining since August last year.
Last meeting we inducted Assad Sarroff, this meeting we welcome Karim Gawor, Tammi
Mayfield, Lea Rickwood and Luciane Sperling.
Membership applications are being processed from Nev Davis (transfer from Mackay
North) and three new Rotarians, Aldwyn Altuney and Sue and David Geelan.
We hope that District Governor Harry Bolton can induct our newest four members at the July 4 meeting.
International Service:
I am pleased to announce that we are now Twin Club with the RC of Port Vila, Vanuatu. Their President Greg Procter and I are still planning a couple of projects in Vanuatu in the next few months. Any members are most welcome to contact and visit each other clubs.
NEXT MEETING - Thursday, June 20 - Handover Dinner
  • 6 for 6.30pm Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport
  • $60pp for 3 course meal, complimentary drink on arrival and ambiance music by Sophia Koop.
  • To pre pay BSB 124022 Acct 21667645 or cash on night
  • RSVP ASAP  to or 0418 763 036
Thursday, July 4 - Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45 for 6.15pm Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport
Our first meeting in July will present to District Governor Harry Bolton our plans for the
2019/20 year. Harry will present his goals for the District in 2019/20
$30pp for plated meal, tea or coffee.
To prepay BSB 124 022 Acc No 21667645 Ref: Your Name
RSVP by Friday, 28 June to or 0411 693 814
Thursday, July 18 - Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45 for 6.15pm Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport
Our second meeting in July will be our first “Programs and Projects” meeting for 2019/20.
We develop and begin implementing our strategic plan for this year.
$30pp for plated meal, tea or coffee.
To prepay BSB 124 022 Acc No 21667645 Ref: Your Name
RSVP by Friday, 12 July to or 0411 693 814
Australian Rotary Health
The latest news from Australian Rotary Health

Congratulations to ARH PhD Scholar

Congratulations to our Ian Scott PhD Scholarship recipient Dr Kate Young, who graduated last week with a PhD!

Time Warp Trivia Night

The Rotary Club of Monash raised nearly $1,000 for mental health research last Friday night at their Time Warp Trivia Night.
We thank them for their support!

Acknowleding Rotary Support

ARH Director Jane Cox (right) presented Rotary Club of Mt Gambier President Kathryn Weddell-Lucan with a certificate this week to acknowledge their support of Australian Rotary Health research.
An amazing effort! We are very grateful.

Supporting ARH in City2Surf

Dianne North from Rotary District 9675 is celebrating her 30th Sydney City2Surf this year and is hoping to raise $3,000 for Australian Rotary Health research.
Please support Dianne and share her fundraising page around!

North Ryde Fun Run 2019

Support youth mental health research by joining the North Ryde Fun Run on Sunday 25 August.

Lift the Lid on Mental Illness

Your support on World Mental Health Day (October 10) or anytime during Mental Health Month in October, can help us to fund more mental health research, and ultimately improve many lives.

You can help #LiftTheLid on Mental Illness by:
  • Hosting a Hat Day event
  • Fundraising at your local Bunnings store or train station
  • Asking your local coffee shop to donate $2 from each cup of coffee sold
To register your event or find out more, head to or contact the ARH office on (02) 8837 1900 or
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