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Presidents Message 25 January, 2021
 
 Greetings fellow Rotarians!
 
Welcome to a new year, which is off to a smashing start. If you didn't get to attend our meeting last Thursday, you missed a very special evening with Sallyanne Atkinson. Sallyanne was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, former Senior Trade Commissioner to Paris, former Special Representative for Queensland in South East Asia, and now a guest speaker at Gold Coast Rotary.
 
What a fantastic night enjoyed by everyone. If you have an idea for a guest speaker please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss and arrange at any time. 
 
Our next club meeting is at the Southport Golf Club on Thursday 04 February, which is sure to be another night of giving back to the Community and Fellowship. 

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
 
 
Australia Day Rotary Event
Birthday Dinner February
 
As you are all aware, our first Birthday Dinner of the year is in the works and what a treat! 
 
Join us for a Lebanese Banquet at Beirut by Night on Wednesday 10 February, 2021.
 
Put this date in your diary and stay tuned for more details to come, this is a feast your taste buds won't want to miss!
 
 
Guest Speakers February & March
 
The year has already gotten off to a great start with our first Guest Speaker last week, Sallyanne Atkinson.
 
Looking ahead, we have an array of Guest Speakers lined up who have donated their time to come along to our great club and share their knowledge, insights and experience.
 
Below are just some of the speakers you can look forward to hearing from:-
 
  • John McCann; Positive Psychology Coach, Leadership Specialist and Organisational & Registered Psychologist and will be helping us to identify our strengths and create positive change in our lives.
  • Representatives from RizeUp to discuss Domestic Violence and how we can continue to help 
  • Claire Baguley on the construction of Spicers Retreat Walk and conservation of the environment 
  • And so much more to come 
 
Make sure you keep an eye out for the Club Meeting Invites to find out when you can hear from these fantastic guest speakers. 
 
Gold Coast Ramble 2021 - Registrations Open
It is less than 4 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.
 
 
 
 
Brain Strain February, 2021
Can you solve these Brain Strains? 
  1. When liquid splashes on me, none seeps through. When I am moved a lot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, colour I change, and colours I come in quite a range. What I cover is quite complicated, yet I am elementary to flex. What am I?
  2. I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate, although I take my time, I am never late. I accompany life and survive past demise; I am viewed with esteem in many women's eyes. What am I?
  3. A window cleaner is cleaning a window on the 25th floor of a skyscraper when, suddenly, he slips and falls. He has no safety equipment and nothing to soften his fall, and yet he is not hurt. How can this be?
  4. How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number?
 
 
Answers:-
Skin
I am your hair
He was inside cleaning the windows
One thousand
 
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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
Australia
1st and 3rd Thursday of month at 5.45 for 6.15pm
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