Presidents Message 18 April
 Greetings fellow Rotarians! We're now on the other side of the Easter break. I do hope that everyone had a lovely break and were able to spend that time with loved ones.
A huge thank you to all of those members who came out last Thursday night for another great night of fellowship. It was a 'home grown' evening with Viv Mallinson and Edward Klimowicz giving us an insight into their very interesting lives through Member Behind the Badge. 
This was followed up by Kate Kimmorley and Glenn Wran providing a very detailed overview of our club's next event, the Botanical Bazaar. Remember to keep an eye out for the package information that Glenn will be sending out via email, and please help out in any way you can.  
Our next club meeting is at the Southport Golf Club on Thursday 06 May and this will be a very special evening, where we will have our Griffith University Students in attendance. This is always a club favourite as the students share their experiences, and provide us with an update on their studies. Make sure you RSVP to this meeting ASAP to avoid missing out on this inspirational evening. 

Until next time, please take care and if you need anything at all please feel free to contact me via phone on 0433 069 174 or email
District Conference
This years District Conference is set to be an amazing day and there are only 500 seats available so if you would like to attend and haven't registered yet be quick to get in so you won't be disappointed. 
Where? Twin Towns Resort 2 Wharf St Tweed Heads NSW
When? Saturday, 15 May 2021 9:00am – 4:30pm
How Much? $60 per person* (includes MT & Lunch) * Discounts apply for Rotaractors & Interactors
The first Australian female Rotarian to be elected to the Rotary International Board, Dr. Jessie Harman has been appointed to act as representative of Rotary International President Holgar Knaack on the day who will be joined by a host of special guests. 
Bring yourself, your friends and your family along to what will surely be a fabulous day! 

Here is the easy TRYBOOKING link to register for the conference with your credit or debit card.  
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
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.
Save The Date!
The end of this year's Board is sadly coming to an end but don't worry, there is plenty to celebrate so make sure you put this date in your diary:-
  • Sunday 27 June, 2021 at 12pm
Be there for the change over where our incoming President Kathy Hogan will introduce the club to her leadership team for the 2021-2022 year.
It's a double celebration; for the year we've had and the year ahead so make sure you write this date down, put it in your phones, do what you have to do so you don't miss out. 
More details to come very shortly, see you there on the day! 
Time for a Laugh April
  • Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands.
  • Two antennas got married.. the ceremony was ok, but the reception was excellent.
  • When you look really closely, all mirrors look like eyeballs.
  • What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between you and me, something smells.
  • Why couldn't the bicycle stand up? Because it was two tired!
Club Information
We welcome visitors to enjoy great fellowship at our club meetings and memorable fund-raising events 
Gold Coast Rotary
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Southport Golf Club
Cnr Slatyer Avenue and Poinciana Crescent
Southport, QLD 4215
1st and 3rd Thursday of month at 5.45 for 6.15pm
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Gold Coast Rotary Meeting
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Dec 02, 2021
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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Southport Golf Club
Dec 16, 2021
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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