Club Information
The Rotary Club of Broadbeach

President Les Bulluss welcomes YOU to our Club

You Are Most Welcome Here

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Mermaid Waters Hotel
Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Boulevard
Mermaid Waters
Gold Coast, QLD
We meet most Tuesdays at 6 for 6:30pm, refer to Calendar for more info
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Director - Admin
Director - Service
Director - Youth Services
Co - Director - Rotary Foundation
Co - Director - Rotary Foundation
Home Page Stories
P.P. Graham Sivyer displays his certificate as past president reflecting his passing of the collar to our new President Les Bulluss with approval from our new District Governor Andy Rajapakse
The first step is to celebrate our annual changeover and to welcome our new President Les Bulluss to the podium after thanking now past President Graham Sivyer.   This event is at the Broadbeach Rotary Hub on Tuesday July 14th.
Of course we will also celebrate our first live meeting since March as our state relaxes some of the restrictions of recent times.

P.P. Bill Rex passes on the collar to our new President Bruce Kuhn, with approval from PDG Anne Egan

A call to action re our 2016 Young Achievers Awards

We are fast approaching our 2016 Young Achievers Awards night to be held on Tuesday 24th May.
Remember last year when our judges could not separate the achievements of Tanya Diessel from those of  Jonathon Albertini.
Nominations for this year have now closed and our judges have been meeting to review them.
Make sure you don't miss this, one of our key events in the Broadbeach Rotary annual calendar.
As usual members can register directly from the website calendar (see above tab).  Others can contact anyone at the club to advise of your plans.

Change Over  2015-2016

Our annual change over occurred on Tuesday June 30.
John Monks was quite content to hand over our Presidential collar to incoming President Bill Rex.
During April, a number of members from Broadbeach Rotary travelled to New Zealand for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Tauranga.  Also joining in the fun were members from the Kasaoka Club of Japan, the other club in our 3 way "Sister Club" relationship.

With another busy weekend coming up, we called on a reserve team of Grahame, Pam, Jim & Rob to handle the Christmas sizzle for Bunning's staff & customers.   "Harry" Xmas joined in the fun and all present had a great night of fun, sausages, drinks & fellowship

The winner of this year’s Police Officer of the year was Senior Constable Kurt Foessel.
Kurt has run the Elanora Police Beat for many years.  This year was his eighth nomination in a row, so clearly his dedication continues year after year.
ImageCongratulations Kurt.     Pictured above is Kurt, along with our DG Wendy Scarlett & BBRC President John Monks.

There were two other categories- the Station/Establishment of the year, recognising team work and performance.  Also the Administrative Assistant of the Year.   The winners for these categories were:
•   Tiffany A’Bell (Major Events Planning) Administrative Assistant of the Year and
•   The Gold Coast Dog Squad for the establishment of the year. 

Ray Milton, Rotary Club of Broadbeach was awarded a District Officer Certificate by the QPS for his co-ordination of the event over the past 10 years.  Great job Ray !!!


Sister club relationships are a great way in which Rotarians can express international goodwill as part of our common Rotary goals.  At Broadbeach, we share in a 3 way relationship with the  Rotary Club of Kasaoka Japan and the Rotary Club of Tauranga New Zealand.  At our meeting on the 8th July, we were delighted that Kenji Tsuda was able to join us for our regular meeting.  Kenji was making yet another visit to participate in the Gold Coast Marathon that was held a few days prior to that.  Kenji presented President John Monks with a special gift from the members of Kasaoka.  We send our best regards to all of our friends in Kasaoka and Tauranga. Image


Almost 70 members, partners & friends of the Rotary Club of Broadbeach experienced great fellowship as Past President Neil passed on the baton to new President for 2014-2015 - John Monks.

Thanks were expressed to Neil for his stewardship of another successful year at our club and that is set to continue with all present looking forward to to providing ongoing assistance for operations under the guidance of John.



When it became apparent that the existing infastructure at the Southport pools was to be demolished to make way for the new facilities for the Commonwealth games, the following people all made major efforts to ensure that some it could be re-used within our local community for ongoing service work of Rotary on the Gold Coast under the auspices of The Rotary Club of Broadbeach.

In this picture we have John Monks, our Club project manager & President Elect for 2014-2015 presenting our Certificate of Appreciation to GCCC Manager of Property Services Brendan Madden for the help and guidance he was able to provide to ensure that the project was successfully completed.  Significant encouragement was also provided by Cr. Dawn Crichlow (Division 6)   and Cr. Paul Taylor (Division 10) covering our Broadbeach area.




Congratulations to John Monks and all the other club members who have played a role in the construction of The Shed. The club thanks you for your untiring efforts that are now witnessed in the finished product.

It was fitting that Cr Dawn Crichlow OAM performed the official opening and we thank Cr Dawn and Cr Paul for their generous financial support of this project that would not have been otherwise possible. Certificates of Appreciation were also presented to Cr Dawn and Cr Paul Taylor for their contribution and support of Broadbeach Rotary.


Tues Nov. 5th 2103 represented a significant date in the history of the Rotary Club of Broadbeach - we held a fellowship meeting at our new club facility in Ashmore. 

John M. & his team of willing helpers have been working tirelessly to move the facility to the point where all the basic comforts are ready for use.Image


Gold Coast Health's five year program to expand existing services and complete a $1.76 Billion health facility is now drawing to a close. After 5 years of construction and many more in the planning, the Gold Coast will now have a world class tertiary hospital. Tony Matheson, Community Engagement Officer and Dale Tatterson, Volunteer Coordinator, were at our meeting on Tuesday 27th Aug and gave us a snap shot of the new Gold Coast University Hospital. They also gave us an insight into in-service volunteering and the Community Advisory Group where community members can get involved.

A working bee of 14 members were busy at a variety of jobs on Sat. 29th. June as the construction of the 
two most important internal rooms took place.



Another milestone was achieved on Fri 7th June when lockup stage was reached.
Congratulations to our project manager John Monks for his continued efforts to keep things moving ahead.
Future steps include mounting large internal lights, external security lights and internal fans that were saved from the dismantled Southport pools shed.   After that we will be getting the power connected.  It will soon be time for some working bees to do some landscaping, putting up a permanent fence, retaining walls etc.



ImageMembers of the club enjoyed a great fun night when our guest speaker was "Aussie Joe" Bugner.

Joe had us enthralled as he filled us in on his famous 15 rounders with Mohammed Ali in Las Vegas & Kuala Lumpur and much, much more.
The former Commonwealth & International Heavyweight champion cut a fine figure of fun, good health & vitality in a night that will long be remembered by those of us present.

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 ......  Well our Xmas raffle is over for another year.  The winner for 2012 was a Ms Debbie Nor....  from Sydney.  Congratulations Debbie.

My thanks to our donors - in particular Rebel Sport who once again have been our major sponsor.

Well done to our many members who helped on the project - without your support this event could not take place.  Thanks to Pacific Fair centre for providing the space to us once again this year.    President Jim

The members of The Rotary Club of Broadbeach congratulate our former member Ian Stewart after the announcement today of his selection as our new Commissioner.    We wish him great success in his new role and look forward to his presence at our Police Officer of the Year awards in November.


ImageAn active group of members of our club are currently researching the opportunity of helping victims of land mine accidents in Laos.  Indications are that for less than au$75, we can purchase cheap but effective locally made prosthetic limbs that will dramatically improve the life of one of those unfortunate enough to have suffered such a horrendous mishap whilst going about a normal daily activity.

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