Welcome to Southport Rotary


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
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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.

On the recent National Day of Action against Bullying, Southport Rotary Satellite Club at Griffith University presented their local Guardian Angels Primary School with a Friendship Seat to help combat bullying.
Friendship Seats aim to promote inclusion, friendship and responsibility among schoolkids and also help build a sense of community in the playground. Kids who feel lonely, sad or are having a hard time are encouraged to sit on the Friendship Seat. Other kids are encouraged to lookout for kids sitting on the Seat and to go over and have a chat with them to see if they need help.
The idea to create the Seats came after visiting Rotarians told the Satellite Club‘s Danielle Stanisic about their project to install Friendship Seats in schools. The Satellite Club thought it such a good idea that they ran with the idea and will soon be installing another two Seats at local schools.
The Club worked with their local Men's Shed to create the Friendship Seats and the Satellite Rotarians will paint the Seat.

We are thrilled to let all those who love the Broadbeach Mall Carousel know that this iconic Gold Coast attraction is now back and running...to the delight of kids and the young-at-heart. Come along to enjoy a bit of old-fashioned fun.

The carousel is open 9am to 6pm every Monday and Tuesday and 9am to 9pm for the rest of the week. See you there.


In 2016 Southport Rotary established a Satellite Club: Southport Rotary Satellite Club at Griffith University. That's a big name for what is proving to be a big Club.
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.
Our Satellite Club meets at Griffith University and, while anyone may join, it has mostly University students and staff. The Club meets fortnightly at 7.30am in the G Restaurant, Griffith University. But, like all Satellite Clubs, ours is looking forward to chartering in the not too distant future to become a Rotary Club in their own right.
If you're interested in joining a youthful, energetic and committed group of men and women who work hard in their community, our Satellite Club might just be the Club for you. For more info, email srscgu@gmail.com
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 January 2018 we've raised over $300,000, 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.
May 2018
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