Presidents Message 07 June, 2021
 Greetings fellow Rotarians! If you missed last Thursday's meeting you missed another night of great fellowship and two trips down memory lane as we listened to Assad Sarroff and Lindy Dupree delivered Member Behind the Badge. It's always a treat when we get to hear from our very own members and what lead them to where they are today; part of the Rotary Family.
David Baguley also gave us all an update on the Botanical Bazaar which is coming together wonderfully. It's all hands on deck that weekend so if you haven't already volunteered to help out make sure you speak with David Baguley or Kate Kimmorley ASAP! 
At our next meeting on Thursday 17 June and my last meeting as President of this amazing club we are lucky enough to have Wayne Butcher be our Guest Speaker. Wayne is a helicopter pilot who is involved in a fantastic project called Kids Hope which helps to provide mentors to primary school children right across the country.
He is currently travelling around in his helicopter spreading the word of what this wonderful organisation does. So make sure you don’t miss out on hearing about Kids Hope.
If you haven't already, mark this date on your calendar; Sunday 27 June 12pm because it's Change Over! More details to come in this newsletter. 

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
Change Over Lunch
Come along and help to farewell the current Leadership Team lead by President Melissa Neilsen and welcome in a new one! 
President Elect Kathy Hogan will proudly introduce her team for the year ahead at the beautiful Ecostudio Fellini; details below:-
Sunday 27 June
12pm Start
Ecostudio Fellini
Corner Springbrook & Boomerang Roads, Mudgeeraba
Cost is $55 per person with Cash Bar 
To reserve your seat go to Try Booking 
See you there on the day! 
Botanical Bazaar - Now 2 day Event - 7 Weeks to Go!!
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.
Time for a Laugh :) 
  • What did the ocean say to the beach?
    Nothing, it just waved.

  • My wife and I had a huge argument about who will do the laundry. Eventually, I folded.
  • I do not mean to brag, but cashiers always check me out.
  • Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating?
    Because they have no body to go with.

  • What did one wall say to the other?
    I’ll meet you at the corner.


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