Presidents Message

Nearly the end of the Rotary year and it was lovely to have so many visitors with us for the first meeting in June and to see some face we haven’t seen for a while.  It was my pleasure to induct and welcome to our club Aaron Clarke.  Our Membership Chair, Glenn Wran, informed us that Aaron is our tenth new member this year.
The speaker was Dr. Peter Montgomery who is the husband of our very own Lynda Montgomery. (was he the draw card for all of our visitors I wonder).  Peter is an Ophthalmologist who has been dedicated to caring for patients’ eyes in his Southport practice for the past 22 years. Peter has a wide-ranging practice including cataract surgery and management of glaucoma. His main interest is repairing eyelid malposition that occurs spontaneously or may occur after development on cancers of the eyelid. Peter discussed some of the eyelid conditions that can be repaired and showed us what to look out for / how to detect some serious tumours on the eye and eyelid. He had graphic images, in colour, which were hard to look at for some, me and Anne Gazal, whilst others were enthralled. There were lots of questions for Dr Montgomery at the end.
Our Quiz Master Alex is back and entertained us with a round of Trivia. The joker is still in play and only 9 cards are left.  Overall, it was another fun and enjoyable meeting.
Many of the Club members and partners enjoyed the quarterly Birthdays lunch that Chawki organised at the Kurrawa Surf Club.
Barry rallied the eager troops for another successful Bunnings BBQ. Marion organised a basket of goodies to raffle at the BBQ. This enabled us to have another fundraising avenue and also a table with Rotary information inside the entrance to the Bunnings store.
Brad Sandilands, is the speaker this week. Bad is an Aged Care entry specialist and will talk about Aged Care and what is currently going on within the industry. We all at some stage will have to face having a loved one enter, one or all parts of care. It is a complicated and emotional time. Information is the key and knowing where to look and how to access what you are entitled too is half the battle.
No One Can Do Everything but Everyone Can Do Something

Guest Speaker - 16 June
The guest speaker for this meeting is: 
Brad Sandilands.
Brad is an Aged Care entry specialist.
He will speak about Aged Care and what is currently going on within the industry.
We all at some stage will have to face having a loved one enter, one or all parts of care. It is a complicated and emotional time.
Information is the key and knowing where to look and how to access what you are entitled too is half the battle. 
This is a great opportunity to invite friends and partners.
  • New price applies $35
  • Bring cash to purchase raffle tickets and for fines
  • Vaccine mandate doesn't apply anymore, so all members are welcome again.

The School of St Jude
Our Rotary Club has for many years been assisting The School of St Jude.
Before he started at The School of St Jude, Joshua’s future was uncertain. His only option for schooling was his local government school, where he studied in a large class, without enough stationery or textbooks.
He was at risk of dropping out of school after primary, like his parents. Now at St Jude’s, Joshua has a future full of opportunities at his fingertips.
Joshua is one of St Jude’s 1,800 students. Although he’s only in his third year of primary school, Joshua has already discovered a talent for public speaking and knows exactly what he’d like to be when he grows up – a pilot! With the gift of a St Jude’s education, I can see Joshua becoming a future leader in his family, community and country.
St Jude’s is now 20 years old, but our work providing free, quality education for students like Joshua is just beginning.
Rotary Club of Gold Coast Annual Change Over
Sunday 3 July. 12:30 for 1pm 
Deck - Southport Golf Club
Dressy casual
RSVP: 26 June 
Bid farewell to the current President Kathy Hogan and welcome the new, Greg Bowler. 
This is a time to come together and review the last 12 months and look at what our club and members have done during this time to help those in our local and extended community. 
It's a time for celebration and wonderful fellowship between members, friends and family so make sure you Save the Date in your calendars as it will come around very soon.
Visit Trybooking to secure your seat at this years hottest event! 

Rotary Membership Fees
The 2022/23 Club dues are now upon us.
Remember to take advantage of and recieve the 20% discount please ensure your membership fees are paid on or before 30 June, 2022.
Alternatively if you would like to split your memership fee into two easy to manage installments please contact the Club Treasurer, John Davis at 

Please Note: All club members must have a current Blue Card for working with Children.
Please advise the Club Youth director Barry Lane at of your Blue Card Number and Expiry Date.
Go to to apply or renew.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to speak with our Club President or Club Treasurer. 

Programs of Scale Grant
The $2 million Programs of Scale grant will be awarded to a member-led, evidence-based program that is ready to scale up over three to five years to increase its impact in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.
We’re excited to see the work Rotary members are doing to solve problems, improve communities, measure results, and increase our impact.

In the first step of the 2022-23 Programs of Scale competitive grant process, The Rotary Foundation will accept concept notes summarizing scalable programs.
Applicants should be qualified Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts that have long-term plans to significantly expand their successful service projects in partnership with other organizations.
Concept notes can be submitted now through 1 August.
Birthday Celebrations at Kurrawa Surf Club 
A huge thank you to Chawki for organising another wonderful Birthday Lunch celebration!
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Southport, QLD 4215
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