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President’s Message
 
Our July 4 Dinner Meeting - what a great way to start the new Rotary year!
53 people at the Southport Golf Club including 34 members, 1 honorary member and 13 guests.
 
A big welcome to Nev Davis, transferring from Mackay North RC to become our 51st member, inducted by District Governor Harry Bolton who joined us with his wife and Rotarian Shauna.
 
President Rajit Gupta and three fellow members of the Rotary Club of Faridabad Sanksar in Northern India joined us and presented Gold Coast Rotary Club Leaders, DG Harry and RC of Surfers Paradise President Adrian Smallacombe with gifts of friendship.
Treasurer and Executive Secretary David Baguley combined with Club Service Director Kate Kimmorley to give a snapshot of the Club’s Direction and projects for the year ahead.  Our July 18 meeting will be our “Programs and Projects” meeting to begin implementing our plans to make Gold Coast Rotary not only the biggest but most importantly the best Rotary Club on the Gold Coast. Hear what Club projects, fundraisers, events and programs you can get involved in and help make a real difference to the lives of  those we will be connecting with in 2019/20.
 
Our goals to achieve this includes;
  • Build on and strengthen our welcoming and friendly club environment and invite current and potential Rotarians, friends and family to join us at meetings and events.
  • Better encourage our members in service projects, meetings, vocational and social activities.
  • Continue to stage community events that raise the clubs profile and impactful causes, partnering with other Rotary clubs and other organisations wherever possible.
  • Develop future leaders for our club and our community
  • Attract and retain more active business people as members
  • Continue our support of Rotary’s Youth Development Programs and scholarships and build stronger and longer term links with recipients.
 
This edition also showcases our Handover Dinner held on June 20. Immediate Past President John D’Anna reports on what those in the room experienced, a wonderful way to celebrate the end of  a memorable year that saw increased membership, increased attendance of and engagement in meetings and events of members and guests and increased funds raised and distributed to many worthwhile projects.
 
 
 
 
Rowan Johnstone
President 2019/20
M. 0421 915 818
 
This Meeting
Thursday, July 18 - Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45pm for 6.15pm at 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.
Member Behind the Badge – Catherine Palin-Brinkworth
$30pp for plated meal, tea or coffee and a raffle ticket.  Members inviting partners or friends @ $20 per person. Children’s meals $10 per person To prepay BSB 124 022 Acc No 21667645 Ref: Your Name
RSVP by Friday, 12 July to mark_urq@yahoo.com.au or  0411 693 814
RSVPs received by this date but decline after this date may be charged for meal cost if the club is charged for meals. RSVPs received after this date may not be allocated a meal.
 
August Meetings
 
Thursday, 1 August – Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45pm for 6.15pm at Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport                
Speaker- Dr Charles Chabert on the prostate cancer machine helping to save the lives of Gold Coast men
Members Behind the Badge – Nicolas Alfaro, Assad Sarroff & Lea Rickwood
 
Thursday, 15 August – Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45pm for 6.15pm at Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport                
Speaker- Carl Valerius on the little known story of Australia’s greatest war horse.
Members Behind the Badge – Luciane Sperling, Tammi Mayfield and Karim Gawor
Stories
The Rotary Foundation is responding to disasters
Introducing our new Disaster Response Fund
Dear Rotary Foundation Leader,

When disaster strikes, Rotarians around the world come together as people of action to help those in need. To support communities in their rebuilding efforts, The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants. 

Learn more about disaster response grants and Rotarians' disaster response efforts below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disaster Response Grants
You can send questions to grants@rotary.org.
 
 
Responding in Puerto Rico
Rotary members in Puerto Rico continue to work in their communities to rebuild homes, provide clean water, and move forward—one step at a time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary and ShelterBox
Rotary partners with ShelterBox to help survivors of disasters through emergency shelter and related essential aid items. As Rotary's project partner, ShelterBox offers a mechanism for Rotary members to support immediate disaster responses and works with Rotarians and Rotaractors to assess impacted communities and respond to disasters.


 
 
 
Recognition Information
Contributions directed to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund will be counted toward a club’s annual giving goal and per capita giving calculations.

These contributions are also eligible for all recognition initiatives, including Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, Every Rotarian Every Year, Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, Major Donor, and Arch Klumph Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Message recipients include: 2018-19 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, District Governor, District Governor-Elect, District Rotary Foundation Chair, District Grant Chair, District Trainer, Club President, Club Foundation Chair.
 
 
 
 
 
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District Newsletter April 2019
Broadbeach Inner Wheel Looking for New Members
Rypen Youth Camp Application
Rypen Youth Camp Flyer
Application Form Brazil Friendship Exchange
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Combined meeting with Ashmore Rotary Club on Wed. 17 April
Club Information
We welcome visitors to enjoy great fellowship at our club meetings and memorable fund-raising events 
Gold Coast Rotary
Service Above Self
1st and 3rd Thursday of month at 5.45 for 6.15pm
Southport Golf Club
Cnr Slatyer Avenue and Poinciana Crescent
Southport, QLD  4215
Australia
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Upcoming Events
Dr Charles Chabert - Prostate Cancer Treament
Southport Golf Club
Aug 01, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Botanical Bazaar
Country Paradise Parklands
Aug 04, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Carl Valerius - Bill the Bastard
Southport Golf Club
Aug 15, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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