President's Message
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President’s report for Bulletin 20th June
Once again a fantastic meeting with over 70 attendees, including members of the RC of Southport and Parkwood and many potential new members invited by Membership Chair Rowan.
Photos of new visitors
PR Chair Jennifer gave the international toast to the Rotary district of Normandie (1,700 members), which coincidentally is D1640 (we are D9640)! to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day landing - 6th June.
Visiting Rotarians from Southport and Parkwood
President Tony Pritchett (RC Southport) followed by David B, gave us an overview about our respective current and forthcoming projects.
Guest Speakers: Mr Rob Molhoek MP, was elected in 2012, is the State Member for Southport and the Chief Opposition Whip in the Queensland Parliament.
Rob gave us a (non-political) view about the future and how our lives are being affected by new technologies.
New member induction:
It was, once again, my privilege and pleasure to welcome to our club this week: Assad Sarroff (classification: Distribution), who was proposed by ROWAN JOHNSTONE our membership director.
Membership Director’s Report – Rowan
Gold Coast Rotarians now 50 Strong!
At the June 20 Handover Dinner we will induct our 47 th , 48 th , 49 th and 50 th members to our Club and to Rotary.
That sees 14 new members joining since August last year.
Last meeting we inducted Assad Sarroff, this meeting we welcome Karim Gawor, Tammi
Mayfield, Lea Rickwood and Luciane Sperling.
Membership applications are being processed from Nev Davis (transfer from Mackay
North) and three new Rotarians, Aldwyn Altuney and Sue and David Geelan.
We hope that District Governor Harry Bolton can induct our newest four members at the July 4 meeting.
International Service:
I am pleased to announce that we are now Twin Club with the RC of Port Vila, Vanuatu. Their President Greg Procter and I are still planning a couple of projects in Vanuatu in the next few months. Any members are most welcome to contact and visit each other clubs.
NEXT MEETING - Thursday, June 20 - Handover Dinner
  • 6 for 6.30pm Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport
  • $60pp for 3 course meal, complimentary drink on arrival and ambiance music by Sophia Koop.
  • To pre pay BSB 124022 Acct 21667645 or cash on night
  • RSVP ASAP  to or 0418 763 036
Thursday, July 4 - Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45 for 6.15pm Southport Golf Club, Slatyer Avenue, Southport
Our first meeting in July will present to District Governor Harry Bolton our plans for the
2019/20 year. Harry will present his goals for the District in 2019/20
$30pp for plated meal, tea or coffee.
To prepay BSB 124 022 Acc No 21667645 Ref: Your Name
RSVP by Friday, 28 June to or 0411 693 814
Thursday, July 18 - Gold Coast Rotary Dinner Meeting
5.45 for 6.15pm 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.
$30pp for plated meal, tea or coffee.
To prepay BSB 124 022 Acc No 21667645 Ref: Your Name
RSVP by Friday, 12 July to or 0411 693 814
Exciting News
The Botanical Bazaar is a one-day garden festival, which has grown progressively over 5 years into a ‘must-attend’ event for gardeners from the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.  In 2018, there were over 100 exhibitors and 3,000 tickets were sold.  Some of us have attended the event, held at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang and were impressed with the wonderful atmosphere. Check out the website and the YouTube of this year’s event.
Gold Coast Rotary has negotiated with the owner of the event to run the event in 2019 with her assistance, with a view to making it an annual club event with enormous potential for growth and profitability. This year’s event will be held on 4 August 2019, which means we have to postpone the Gold Coast Ramble until March 2020.
Our Rotary Ball Committee is working hard to stage that event on 13 April, so we need other members or friends of Rotary to fill key roles in organising the Botanical Bazaar.  We will have access to plans and templates from last year, as well as contact lists of exhibitors, suppliers and entertainers.  Horticultural knowledge is not a requirement!
Whatever your skill, we will have job for you.  Come along to our 1stplanning meeting on Wednesday 27 February, meet Stacey who will be the Event Director, learn about the event and what needs to be done to make it happen.  Staging a successful community event is extremely satisfying, develops new skills and raises the profile of Rotary in the local community.
When:            4pm – 7pm, Wednesday 27 February
Where:            Baguley home, 29 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa
Cannot make meeting but wish to help:  Call David Baguley 0411470947
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