Welcome to Southport Rotary


Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Meeting Venue: The Ferry Road Tavern
Upstairs, Cnr Ferry Road & Cotlew Street East, Southport QLD 4215
Mail: PO Box 84
Southport, QLD 4215
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 5:45 for 6:15pm


Visiting Rotarians and people wanting to find out more about Rotary and our Club are always welcome. We meet 5:45 for 6:15 pm 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 to let us know you will be visiting: southportrotarycogc@gmail.com

Upcoming Events
Program of Events
Southport Rotary's full program of EVENTS
February 2021
One of the projects our Club initiates is a program to support refugee students who are about to enter secondary school for the first time. Our Club supports one or two students a year by paying for their school fees, books, uniform, an ipad/laptop and any other items they need for their first year of secondary school of Australia.
In 2018 we were proud to support a young man with a sight disability and we had the opportunity to meet him when he attended a meeting with his mother.
In 2019 we will support a young man from Eritrea (year 8) and a young lady from Libya (year 7). Both students attend a local high school and our Club works closely with The Migrant Centre (located in Southport) as well as the school involved.
Just another way our Clubs upholds the Rotary key areas of focus and works with those who need a hand in our community.
During 2017/18 Southport Rotary supported the construction of a Men's Shed. The Club worked 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.  Towards the end of 2018, the Men's Shed was handed over to the Men's Shed members and we were proud to be part of this important project within the Gold Coast community. Ashmore Mens shed was officially commissioned in February, 2019.
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. To learn and see more about Mens Sheds watch this video: https://vimeo.com/95515466 
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.
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 Griffith University Rotary organised games on the day including a three-legged race.
Find our more about Aunties and Uncles Qld at https://www.auntiesandunclesqld.org.au/