District 9640 41st Conference Ballina 2024-05-19 14:00:00Z 0

Inaugral Youth Sport & Recreation Expo

May is recognised as Rotary Youth Month by Rotary International.
During this month we will take this focus.
On Saturday 4 May we started by running a Youth Expo at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club.
We were supported by Rotary Club of Surfers Sunrise; Le Step Gold Coast; Coast Youth services; NRL; Little Athletics and many other organisations.
There were some very enthusiastic young people on the day and it was full of fun and fellowship, which is what we do in Rotary.
Inaugral Youth Sport & Recreation Expo Gillian Reeve 2024-05-10 14:00:00Z 0
Prizes Galore at the Youth Sports & Recreation Expo Gillian Reeve 2024-05-03 14:00:00Z 0

Youth Sports & Recreational Expo

The Rotary Club of Mermaid Beach will be holding a Sport and Rec Youth Expo at the Mermaid Beach Bowling Club on 4 May of this year. The idea is to showcase many of the activities that are available to our Youth in this wonderful city of ours. With the upcoming Olympics in 2032, we may uncover a future Olympic champion, or alternatively it may provide new options for bored teenagers, that may otherwise be enticed into crime.
The intent of the Youth Expo is to complement the great work that is being done by many local organisations for the youth in our community already. The expo is not about providing educational or career advice, it is about showcasing fun extra -curricular activities that we are lucky to have here on the Gold Coast.
The Mermaid Beach Bowls club are supportive of the community and have offered to stage the event free of charge. Federal MP Angie Bell will be the Patron and will be providing some financial support to hold the event. State MP Ray Stevens will also be in attendance and is also providing financial support. Gold Coast Council will be the major sponsor and as such have provided a generous grant to put on the event. There will be a mega bowl comp for beginners will be held by the current world Bowls champion and his coaches.
We will provide prizes, food and soft drinks. Also on the day, Griffiths University will have an interactive robotics display and the Queensland Theatre of Puppetry will be putting on a show. Stalls and Gazebos will be set up in and around the bowls club whereby sporting groups, arts, dance, cadets, gardening and volunteer groups will be setting up stalls

The Expo will be held from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm on Saturday the 4 May 24.
Note: this is a ”not for profit” event, with absolutely no cost to participants
Youth Sports & Recreational Expo Gillian Reeve 2024-05-03 14:00:00Z 0

Polio Plus Tain Ride

The PolioPlus train ride is on again this year….
It’s an event organized by Rotary and Rotaract clubs on the Gold Coast to raise awareness and funds for eradicating polio. It involves travelling by train and tram across the entire Gold Coast network, wearing red End Polio Now shirts and holding signs and banners. The event will be held on Saturday, 21 October, 2023.
The tram departs Broadbeach South at 10:04am.This will connect to the train at Helensvale to Varsity Lakes at 11:07am
Are you interested in joining or supporting this event? Contact us on RCMermaidBeach@outlook.com
Polio Plus Tain Ride Gillian Reeve 2023-09-12 14:00:00Z 0

Social Evening

On the 5th Wednesday of the month our Club does something different to our normal lunch meeting. On this evening 21 of us met for dinner and a social catch up.There was lots of world problems solved, laughter, good food and drinks. But most important, great company.
Social Evening Gillian Reeve 2023-09-02 14:00:00Z 0

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

The Rotary theme for the month of September is Basic Education and Literacy, which usually brings to mind ensuring that children have an education and learning skills that will support them in later life. Interestingly there are several facts that may or may not surprise you.
More than 776 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate, that’s 17% of the world’s adult population. 
Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults. Rotary members worldwide fight adult illiteracy by working with local advocates to offer community literacy programs.
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month Reeve 2023-09-02 14:00:00Z 0

Pam Mitchell Cycling without Age

Very interesting guest speaker at our breakfast meeting about a great community organisation.
Cycling Without Age Gold Coast is a unique initiative, addressing loneliness and social isolation of our elderly, people with disability and those with reduced mobility by taking them for FREE rides on trishaw eBikes 'piloted' by accredited volunteers.
They cater for all ages and abilities, providing trishaw rides in beautiful settings for those no longer able to cycle for themselves.
Travel along shared pathways – no road travel
Seatbelt equipped
Optional canopies for shade protection
Large or small groups welcome
Accredited and caring volunteer pilots
Enquire about bikes capable of carrying wheelchairs
Other locations by request
Worth a visit to their web site
Pam Mitchell Cycling without Age Gillian Reeve 2023-08-28 14:00:00Z 0

Carly King Rotarian Behind the Badge

Our newest member Carly King gave the club a very interesting talk about her life and work here on the Gold Coast. It is always interesting to hear from our members.
Carly King Rotarian Behind the Badge Gillian Reeve 2023-08-28 14:00:00Z 0

Changeover June 2022

In late June 2022 the club’s  43rd Changeover was celebrated. Total attendance was 54 which included special guest PDG. Andy Rajapakse, Rotary International Zone 8 Assistant Rotary Coordinator,  who introduced his guests Varuna &  Sumika Gunatillake.  Alan MacDonald introduced his family and friends from Brisbane. On arrival, the ladies each were presented with a red rose. A very special touch organised by Alan MacDonald. Thank you Alan!!
Changeover June 2022 Christine O'Connor 2022-09-19 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Mermaid Beach – Satellite  Christine O'Connor 2022-09-15 14:00:00Z 0

Past Youth Exchange Student John Campbell visits club

Posted on Aug 11, 2021
What a delight to meet John Campbell at our informal club lunch today. John went to Sweden for a year on a Rotary Youth Exchange program in 1992. He is still in touch with his host families and returns to Sweden to catch up as often as possible. When John returned home he joined Surfers Paradise West Rotary Club, then became involved in running the Youth Exchange Program for District 9640 and also RYPEN, RYTS and RYLA, other very worthwhile youth programs of Rotary. John is currently a very active member  of the Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads. His daughter was also a successful Rotary Youth Exchange applicant  and spent 2019 in Italy.
       President Ron Borland Welcomes John Campbell
Past Youth Exchange Student John Campbell visits club 2021-08-10 14:00:00Z 0


Posted on Jul 02, 2015
Top Reasons to Join a Rotary Club
  1. Professional Networking
  2. Service Opportunities
  3. International Awareness
  4. Friendship
  5. Good Citizenship
  6. Youth and Family
  7. Entertainment
  8. Ethical Environment
  9. Leadership Development
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