Presidents Message 22 February
 Greetings fellow Rotarians!  A huge thank you to everyone who came along to last week's meeting where we were fortunate enough to have John McCann, a Positive Psychologist (amongst a host of other things) to be our guest speaker. 
John shared with us on the night many tips on how to get the most out of ourselves and think positively. John has been kind enough to share a copy of his slide show from that evening so  if you would like a copy for yourself please do not hesitate to contact me to obtain this. 
We have another interesting Guest Speaker lined up for your enjoyment next Thursday, 04 March. This time we will be visited by James Gilmour, Co Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies. Keep an eye out in your inbox for the invite and RSVP as soon as you can! 
Keep reading through this edition of our Bulletin to find out more about what's going on in Rotary and how you can get involved. 
 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
Baton Relay Kicks off on the Gold Coast
This year marks 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand. It's hard to imagine that Rotary has achieved so much in such a short amount of time.
It's time to celebrate being part of this amazing group of individuals who dedicate their spare time to making a real difference in other peoples lives, in so many vast and wide-reaching ways. If you attended our meeting last week, we went around the room and asked our members to name just one project/cause that our club supports, and the answers were truly amazing. 
It really helped to remind us what we do and why we do it. This demonstrated that Rotary really does help so many different people, in so many different areas from domestic violence, educating and helping to sustain the environment, acknowledging the commitment and hard work of employees through our vocational awards, homelessness, scholarships for students, youth programs, to international projects such as constructing a medical centre in Vanuatu - this list goes on and on. 
As a symbol of these past 100 years, there is a Baton relay currently making its way through Queensland. It will hit the Gold Coast shores and be with our club on Sunday 21 March in time to help us celebrate our next event, The Gold Coast Ramble. We are very lucky to be able to combine these 2 wonderful events together, so please come along and join us on the day at the HOTA centre and mark Sunday 21 March in your calendar's now. 
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.
  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
  2. To either create a team for Sunday 21 March 2021 - so easy with new registration site - 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.
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
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.
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?
I am your hair
He was inside cleaning the windows
One thousand
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