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Welcome to Southport Rotary

Southport

Service Above Self

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 5.45 for 6pm
The Ferry Road Tavern
1st floor, cnr Ferry Road & Cotlew Street East, Southport QLD 4215
PO Box 84, Southport, Qld, 4215
Southport, QLD  4215
Australia
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Visiting Rotarians and non-Rotarians wanting to find out more about Rotary and our Club are always welcome. We meet for dinner on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and visitors can order off-the-menu at The Ferry Road Tavern.

So that we can expect you and make you feel welcome, please email us let us know you will be visiting: SouthportRotaryQld@gmail.com.

                                        
 
At the end of 2017 our Club welcomed Aviv Palti to speak about his work with the Cambodia Rural School Trust. Our Club subsequently made a donation, with that donation being used to build a home for grandmother Mok Sophy.
 
Here's a link to a letter from the students describing their work and their gratitude to our Club. https://bit.ly/2tT1EJM
 
Check out the PHOTO ALBUM, on the right hand side of this homepage, with photos of the work being carried on the house during construction and the volunteers at work. 
 
We are proud to be part of this project.
 
 
RI President Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19 is Be the Inspiration. Barry asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other.
 
“I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
 
Throughout 2018-19, Southport Rotarians will be working to contribute to our local community as well as overseas projects.
In 2016 Southport Rotary established a Satellite Club: Southport Rotary Satellite Club at Griffith University. Rotary Satellite Clubs are established as part of a Rotary Club. Members are primarily young people who want a more flexible and less-traditional Rotary Club. These Clubs learn the Rotary ropes from experienced Rotarians over several years then go through the process of becoming a Rotary Club in their own right.
 
On 7 June 2018 the Satellite Club became a Club in its own right: The Rotary Club of Griffith Gold Coast.
 
Southport Rotary is honored to have sponsored the District's newest Club and looks forward to watching the new Club continue to kick goals.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International is committed to eradicating malaria. In 2015 there were approximately 214 million cases of malaria and 438,000 deaths, mostly children under 5 years of age. Vaccination is the key to shifting the fight against malaria from sustained control to eradication.


Our Club has partnered with the Institute for Glycomics Griffith University, who have developed the novel PlasProtecT® malaria vaccine candidate, which has proven effective in animal trials and has already been produced for pilot clinical studies in humans.  Malaria causes fatigue, fever, seizures and, if untreated, coma and death in almost half of the world.

We are planning to fund clinical trial evaluation using a larger sample of malaria naive human volunteers to show that the vaccine actually works; that is, that PlasProtecT® can protect people from malaria infection. We have a target of $500,000 to raise and the good news is that as of June 2018 we've raised $400,000, which is funding the first phase of clinical trials.

You can find out more at the project's WEBSITE and join our Facebook page HERE

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Each year our Club organises a fun BBQ and games day for kids involved with the Aunties and Uncles Qld who don't always get the chance to do these things. Southport Rotaractors and the Southport Rotary Satellite Club Griffith University organised games on the day including a three-legged race.
 
 
Find our more about Aunties and Uncles Qld at https://www.auntiesandunclesqld.org.au/
Southport Rotary's current major project is on the construction of a Men's Shed. The Club is working with Ashmore Rotary and the Gold Coast City Council on the project.
 
At its recent first community meeting, over 70 men attended to find out more. While both Clubs will arrange for the construction, the men will form their own committee and be responsible for its ongoing operations.
 
 
The Ashmore Men's Shed site is in Currumburra Road, Ashmore, on the site of the former bocce club. The photo above shows Rotarians from both Clubs with local councillor Dawn Critchlow.
 
The Men's Shed project is a great example of Rotary Clubs collaborating – both together and with local authorities, to make our community better for everyone.
 
 
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