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Presidents Message 08 March
 
 
Greetings fellow Rotarians! If you didn't get a chance to come to last week's meeting you missed another FANTASTIC night. Wonderful fellowship and just a great bunch of people coming together to help others.
 
What else could you ask for? Well, how about a visit from the Co-Founder & Head of Operations at Gilmour Space, James Gilmour? Such an interesting and exciting topic of conversation with question time almost taking up as much time as the talk itself. Who would have thought our club had so many space buffs! 
 
Don't be disappointed and make sure you attend our next meeting on Thursday 18 March where we will have representatives from RizeUp and DV Connect, as well as THE big official Rotary Baton, joining us on the night also. This is a fabulous combination of celebrating 100yrs of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand, along with acknowledging and assisting with supporting victims of Domestic Violence, which just so happens to be the theme of the Baton in our District. Keep an eye out for the invite, so you can book a seat at what will surely be a very memorable and important event in the Rotary Calendar. 
 
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 melissaneilsen1979@gmail.com
 
 
Gold Coast Ramble 2021 - Less than 2 weeks to go!!!
It is less than 2 weeks to this year's Gold Coast Ramble around Chevron Island, over the Green Bridge and around HOTA.  This year we will be supporting RizeUp and partnering with the Chevron Island Business and Residents Association and 94.1FM radio.
 
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW:
  1. To promote the event to all your contacts - family, friends, clients, suppliers, other Rotary clubs - It appeals to corporate, family and friendship teams.  Share the event on social media. - go to our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastramble
  2. To either create a team for Sunday 21 March 2021 - so easy with new registration site https://rizeup-ramble.raisely.com - it costs $50 for a team of up to six members - then invite others to join your team and start getting some sponsors.
  3. We need prizes for teams - Random draw and best costume prizes reward participation. - vouchers for restaurants, tours, theme parks, other attractions, accommodation, sporting events etc are great.  Ask your contacts.
  4. Come along on Sunday 21 March - we will also launch 100 Years of Rotary Baton Relay on the Gold Coast - let David Baguley know if you can assist with set up and pull down.
 
The Ramble can best be described as a car rally / treasure hunt on foot (no running allowed), with teams of costumed participants exploring the parks, malls and streets of the Chevron Island, across the Green Bridge, around the HOTA Cultural Precinct and surrounding area, following clues to locate 25 to 30 checkpoints in 2 hours.  At each checkpoint, the team use the Gold Coast Ramble App to receive a question to answer about the immediate area – this could relate to the heritage, the natural environment, street art or current infrastructure.  What better way to discover and learn about the lesser-visited nooks and crannies of the City of Gold Coast?  Teams are directed to places of historical interest, to cultural precincts and newer developments, highlighting local stories and the diversity of each of the communities explored.
 
 
 
 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
 
 
It's time for another Guess Who's Coming To Dinner!
 
Date Claimer: 17th April 2021
 
Here's an explanation of what 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' is all about:
 
It is a dinner party. The only difference is that the hosts and guests for 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' are kept a secret.
 
I will ask for people to let only me know if they would like to host a dinner and how many people they would like to have.
 
I will also ask members to let me know (quietly) if they would like to be a guest.
 
On the day of the dinner, the 17th of April, around mid-afternoon I send a text message to the guests with the address they are going to.
 
The hosts do not know who is coming to dinner until their guests arrive. The guests do not know who their host is until they arrive.
 
In the spirit of 'Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner' the hosts need to be a secret.
 
'Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner' is a lovely opportunity to spend time with people who you may not know very well yet or may not know it all. 
 
It's a lot of fun so please put the date in your diary and please let me know whether you would like to be a host or guest.
 
The dinner is BYO and $30 per person. Put the money in an envelope and please hand this to your host when you arrive.
 
Please email Kathy Hogan at kathy@khresources.com.au ASAP to secure your spot for this fantastic event! 
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 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.
 
 
Baton Relay - 100 Years of Rotary
PROGRAM FOR BATON RELAY
 
NEED SOMEONE TO CO-ORDINATE (PLEASE CONTACT David Baguley)
  1. ATTEND TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN MEETING (6.30pm at Eagle Heights Resort) ON WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH AND COLLECT BATON
  2. HAVE TEAM OF PEOPLE DRESSED IN SHIRTS WITH PLACADES FOR OUR MEETING ON 18 MARCH BRING BATON TO MEEETING.
  3. PROMOTE MEETING ON 18TH ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  4. ORGANISE PRESS PHOTO SHOOT FRIDAY 19TH AT HOTA (press loathe to come out on weekends) WITH TEAM IN SHIRTS WITH PLACADES
  5. BRING BATON TO GOLD COAST RAMBLE ON SUNDAY 21 MARCH – PERHAPS VIA 9AM HOPO FERRY FROM SURFERS TO HOTA. 0900 TO 0915
  6. HOPEFULLY HAVE ROTARIANS FROM OTHER CLUBS TO ALLOW MASS MARCH ACROSS GREEN BRIDGE TO RAMBLE START.  0915 TO 0945
  7. MAN RAMBLE CHECKPOINT WITH BATON – TEAMS TO GET PHOTO 10AM TO 1230
  8. HAND BATON TO NEXT CLUB AT RAMBLE PRESENTIONS – 1PM
Time for a Laugh
 
  • Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over.
     
  • My dog used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad, finally I had to take his bike away.
     
  • I'm so good at sleeping. I can do it with my eyes closed.
     
  • My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home.
     
  • The other day, my wife asked me to pass her lipstick but I accidentally passed her a glue stick. She still isn't talking to me.
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Gold Coast Rotary
Service Above Self
Thursdays at 6:15 PM
Southport Golf Club
Cnr Slatyer Avenue and Poinciana Crescent
Southport, QLD 4215
Australia
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