Posted by Allan Barnett on Aug 15, 2019
After our well attended Club breakfast meeting,on a magnificent morning,local State MP and Rotarian,Michael Hart , flagged off five Rotarians in customised Rotary People of Action kit, to expand our brand awareness and attract bicycle enthusiasts to Rotary. The bicycle team members represent four of the largest Clubs on the Gold Coast, Rowan Johnstone,President Gold Coast Club,PDG Ross Smith,Burleigh Heads Club,Mark Twyford and Neil Thurlow of Surfers Sunrise
and Wayne Kirby,President of Hope Island Club.
We invite bicycle enthusiasts to join these People of Action at
New Rotary Public Image campaign starts with us! Allan Barnett 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Aug 15, 2019
Our local State Member for Burleigh and an Honorary member of our Club,Michael Hart was our Guest Speaker today,in front of a fantastic turnout of members and many guests.A very informative presentation providing us with the latest news on current local topics; the proposed light rail extension to Burleigh Heads,and the possible redevelopment of the old Burleigh Theatre building.On a truly magnificent winter morning at beautiful Burleigh Heads beach.
Local State MP Michael Hart Guest speaker Allan Barnett 2019-08-14 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Aug 11, 2019
Our latest Bunnings Burleigh Waters BBQ was a great result for our first fundraiser of the year, with happy members having fun and happy cusomers as well, while we managed to raise $1970 whcih we can use for our local community and international service projects.
Bunnings BBQ sausages sizzle! Allan Barnett 2019-08-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 2019
THANK YOU TO OUR GUEST SPEAKERS LAST WEEK - Jane Beasley and Lisa Stephens from ACT FOR KIDS. Their not for profit organisation does a tremendous job treating and preventing abused and neglected children. They need our support to keep up their good work. Visit to help if you can.
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Posted by Allan Barnett on Jun 26, 2019
Our Club member Bren Milsom works tirelessly to help the poor in Timor,through our Club and the also the local Catholic Parish.He held a music night fundraiser for the parish,but needed a little more for his latest Timor project,to sponsor a young schoolteacher from Timor to attend the local Marymount College for valuable teacher training experience she can use in Timor.He was a little short with funds,so our Club decided to help him out with a $1000 donation to make this project possible.
Supporting a new Timor project Allan Barnett 2019-06-25 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jun 20, 2019
We have just made a donation of $1095 to a registered RAWCs Rotary project in Vietnam. This will be used to sponsor a child at an orphanage in Vietnem,for three years with all educational requirements to attend school  and hopefully lead a normal life in the future.It is being done through Global Hands.
End of year donation to RAWCs Vietnam project Allan Barnett 2019-06-19 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jun 13, 2019
Our Guest Speakers today were members Ross Smith and Bren Milson and his wife Sue who are both very passionate about helping our closest neighbours, and one of the poorest countries in the world,Timor Leste.This was a very moving presentation on their recent trip,firstly to assist unload the shipping container at Dili,that our Club sent over there through DIK/RAWC,then travelling around the countryside to see first hand where all these sought after educational and medical supplies were to be used. Ross presented Club President Allan Barnett with a traditional Tais,a simple hand made woven cloth.
Timor visit presentation Allan Barnett 2019-06-12 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on May 09, 2019
Two very large banners went up on the outside of the Burleigh Heads Surf Club today,giving us great exposure to the thousands that walk past each day,as well as a banner at Miami High facing Gold Coast Highway.Fantastic promotion and publicity for our latest fundraising event,Seascape,as well as our Club and Rotary.
Banners go up for Seascape! Allan Barnett 2019-05-08 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Apr 27, 2019
It was a fun day,happy customers and a great result, as we managed to make $1919 at todays Bunnings Burleigh Waters BBQ fundraiser!
Latest Bunnings BBQ-nice result! Allan Barnett 2019-04-26 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Apr 13, 2019
In partnership with the Gold Coast Rotary Club,we held the Rotary Gala Ball-Diamonds are Forever and what a success it was.Everyone having a fantastic time, great DJ,music, food and drinks all night,the $7500 diamond ring raffle went off, the donated items in the silent auction went for a total of nearly $19,000, magic balloons were sold  and a live auction raised another couple of thousand dollars. Figures will be in soon on how much we made but it looks good! 
Rotary Gala Ball a huge success! Allan Barnett 2019-04-12 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Apr 11, 2019
We received our new Club shirts today and they look great! especially on the deck of our wonderful meeting venue,the Burleigh Heads Surf Club.Why not join us for breakfast!
New Club shirts! Allan Barnett 2019-04-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 28, 2019
One of our hardest working members,Brenley Milsom was awarded with a McPherson Community Achievers award today by the Hon Karen Andrews,Federal Member for McPherson and Minister for Science,Innovation and Technology in recognition for not only all the time and effort that he puts into our Club with Donations In Kind, and regular container packing to Timor Leste, BBQ's and other fundraising events we hold, but Bren is also an active member of the local Catholic Parish and other community organisations.He never stops. Last year another very active member,David Ungar was given the same award.
Recognition for for our member ,Bren Allan Barnett 2019-03-27 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 21, 2019
This major project would not have been successful if not for Rotary donations! Rotary Clubs of Australia, particulary our District 9640 have contributed $540,000 to this project and 80% of that has come from Clubs in our District including a $1000 donation from our addition Rotarians, have convinced the Federal Government to contribute $500,00 to this project. This could be a major world wide breakthrough if the research team at our Gold Coast Griffith University, can develop this malaria vaccine, as 435,000 people world wide die from malaria each year and many of those are children under five. Most recently it has also given huge publicity to Rotary in Australia, being on all television staions news bulletins and ABC radio several times.
This week our RI Director, Ross Smith gave us all an update as to where they are at with research and funding and it continues to be extremely positive.
Malaria Vaccine Project- a Rotary success story Allan Barnett 2019-03-20 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 14, 2019
At today's meeting we had Mady Hall and Danielle Moffitfrom our Miami Interact Club as Guest Speakers to provide us with their thoughts on the the RYTS camp that they attended last December,another of our Rotary Youth programs that we sponsor. We also had many Rotaractors attend as it was World Rotaract Week and here are our three Presidents at the one meeting!: our Rotary Club President Allan Barnett,Rotaract Club President Caitlin O'Connor and Miami Interact Club President Mady Hall.
Our Amazing Youth Club's Allan Barnett 2019-03-13 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 07, 2019
A real feel good story from two inspired Rotarians,Sharon and Peter Crean who have set up Beyond Water, to assist the very poor in East Africa. we heard of the wonderful work they do providing water and sanitation facilities to extremely remote communities;water tanks and guttering,hygiene clinics,new toilet blocks,water solutions. We also had our very own African trinkets market stall,they set up at our meeting to buy things to support their project!
Two wonderful Rotarians doing good in Africa Allan Barnett 2019-03-06 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 28, 2019
At today's meeting we heard from Ross Smith,our Rotary International Director, of his numerous experiences on overseas trips to provide aid projects to third world countries in the Pacific and Africa, in particular ,Fiji where Ross has been involved in many projects.So he was resplendant in a sulu and flowery fiji shirt with coconut shell buttons!In addtion we had a guest,Geoff Lloyd from Oshawa Rotary Club in Canada, and other's spoke of seeing Rotary around the world involved in many aid projects.
Stories of Rotary is everywhere at our latest meeting Allan Barnett 2019-02-27 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 21, 2019
President Allan Barnett and our Rotary International Director, and former High School Principal Ross Smith attended the Merrimac State School Junior Parade this week to present to the school a set of 24, Suzie the Scientist and a set of 24, Millie the Mathematician Early Reader books for the school library.These books,developed by Professor Richard John of the Griffith Unversity are designed to no only teach the chldren to read, but also develop their skills in Science and Mathematics, very important for their future! 
Early Reader STEM Books donation to Merrimac State School Allan Barnett 2019-02-20 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 14, 2019
To help with our fundraising causes, we have a "Donation Point"- this enables anyone to donate $5 in five seconds by Tap and Go technology! It is currently at Chempro Pharmacy at Stockland, Burleigh Waters, the one outside facing the carpark and all donations from it will now be sent to the Rotary North Queensland Flood Appeal. We posted this on Facebook last week and it went viral- reaching 3200 people in 4 days and 530 engagements, a great result to get the word out there about helping North Queenslanders. if you wish to donate right now there is a Link on this page.
Donation Point Facebook post goes viral! Allan Barnett 2019-02-13 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 06, 2019
It is fantastic to see the Youth project commitment from our Club with seven of our members travelling down to Tyalgum,NSW for the RYLA dinner to support Blake Foster from our Rotaract club, who we sponsored,as well as all the other RYLA participants. What is RYLA- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a premier youth leadership development program for 19-28 year olds, involving a week long camp designed to promote proactivity and personal and professional development through a range of inspirational speakers, teambuilding exercises and leadership training.
Youth Projects this week-RYLA Dinner well attended Allan Barnett 2019-02-05 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 02, 2019
What an amazing effort - on a Saturday morning we had seven of our members and also seven from our Rotaract Club at the new Donations In Kind (DIK) depot at Brisbane, a Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) activity.
At this depot, many volunteers from most Clubs in the District accept,collect and take to this depot all useful goods that can be used in third world countries. This time we manged to pack a shipping container to Honiara and start filling our container to Timore Leste with hospital beds, students desks and chairs and other goods. Thanks to Bren,Ross,Ron,Shobha,Jac,David and Allan from our Club and Harrison,Caitlin,Michael,allyson,Vishnu,Tim and Tenaya form our Rotaract Club
Successful Container packing day at new DIK depot,Brisbane Allan Barnett 2019-02-01 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 31, 2019
Our Guest Speaker today was relatively new member John Campbell, and what a great presentation he gave about his very long term connection with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, being  invited to be a Youth Exchange student in 1992 by Mermaid Beach Rotary Club, going to Denmark for a year of excitement and amazing adventures,  not just in Denmark but all of Europe. When he returned home he then gave back to Rotary by first joining Surfers Paradise West Rotary Club, then eventually being involved in running the Youth Exchange Program for the District and also RYPEN, RYTS and RYLA, other very worthwhile youth programs of Rotary. He has now joined our Club last year and amazingly his daughter Emily is now a Youth Exchange Student, and sponsored by our Club, she left last week fo a year long adventure in Italy! 
Rotary Youth Exchange Program- a family affair. Allan Barnett 2019-01-30 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 24, 2019
Yes another on call, Bunnings BBQ at Burleigh Waters store, on the same day as our breakfast meeting. We just managed to get enough members to volunteer along with friends and relatives considerate enought to help out for a worthy cause, raising around $700 this time.
BBQ No 2 for 2019 already! Allan Barnett 2019-01-23 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 24, 2019
Club member Andy Rajapakse, who is District Governor Nominee, gave a very interesting presentation on what will happen when our District 9640 merges with our other two closest Districts to form a new District 9620 on the 1st July 2021. This new District will have 170 Clubs and 3500 Rotarians! But we will still be People of Action!
District Governor Nominee, Andy Rajapakse, Guest Speaker Allan Barnett 2019-01-23 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 10, 2019
Afer a welcome Christmas break we had our first breakfast meeting today and it was another busy, interesting one , with the induction of another NEW member, Greg Evans, friend of Secretary Charles Kilby, a great presentation by Emily Campbell, our sponsored Youth Exchange Student, who is going to Italy for 12 months, and daughter of Club member, John Campbell, and also a presentation of a PHF to Madison Birtchnell, sister of member Taylor Birtchnell.
First meeting of 2019. Allan Barnett 2019-01-09 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 06, 2019
Even though we were on our Christmas break, we were given a Bunnings BBQ to do on Sunday 6th January! Unfortunately we did not raise as much as we normally do, as many others were on holidays too! But still managed to make $1400 for our effort!
Another Bunnings Barby while we are on holidays! Allan Barnett 2019-01-05 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Dec 06, 2018
President Allan Barnett, decided to conduct a survey of members at our Open Forum meeting last week and this resulted in some very positive suggestions for new fundraising ideas and new Community Service projects, which we intend to impliment in 2019. Another great year for our Club and everyone is looking forward to 2019.
President Allan conducts Survey Allan Barnett 2018-12-05 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Nov 15, 2018
We are on standby at Bunnings Burleigh Waters, which means we can get only a few days notice to do a Barby! Thanks to Past President, Richard Spencer and Project Service Director, Shamus Davies, they have it all in hand and ready to go. Another $1000 raised to our funds.
Standby, last minute,Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser Allan Barnett 2018-11-14 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Nov 06, 2018
All our Club members take tickets to sell in this competition, but having some leftover, President Allan Barnett, and Secretary Charles Kilby, took time out to sell the remaining tickets on Melbourne Cup Day, many thanks to the Burleigh Heads Surf Club. This made it a great success and we managed to raise $2340! which will go towards local community projects that we undertake.
Melbourne Cup Trifecta competition, another successful fundraiser Allan Barnett 2018-11-05 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Oct 26, 2018
Many of our Club members attended the Charter Dinner of a new Club for our District, Varsity Lakes Club on 26th October. They had 20 new member inducted as Rotarians on the night and our member, Andy Rajapakse was a special guest, being a driving force to create this new Club.
Our Club Members support Charter of new Varsity Lakes Club Allan Barnett 2018-10-25 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Oct 11, 2018
We have our hat day breakfast meeting each year in October to align with Mental Health Week and rasie funds to donate to Australian Rotary Health who use it for Mental health Research, a very worth while cause.
Hat Day Breakfast Meeting Allan Barnett 2018-10-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Oct 04, 2018
This week we celebrated our 63rd Birthday since being Chartered by Southport Club on the 3rd October, 1955.So we have been around a while now doing good things in our community for a very long time.
Our Club Birthday Celebrations Allan Barnett 2018-10-03 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Aug 09, 2018
How do we fit it all in an hour? Sometimes it's difficult but always very entertaining, so why not come a long to see for yourself?This week we had a visit from GCCC Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young, giving us the latest on the light rail expansion to Burleigh Heads, President of the Rotary Club of Villa Real, Buenos Aires, Argentina, looking for our assistance as a Global Grant partner Club for a project they are doing and also another visit by Jack Porter, Rotarian from New Zealand.These two Rotarians were both presented with the first of our new Club banners!
last but not least, far from it, we had our very own Ken Clark who always puts on a good show as Guest Speaker, this time on " the dangerous creaures of Australia" and we have got plenty!
Our weekly breakfast meeting with it all! Allan Barnett 2018-08-08 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jun 30, 2018
A great night was had by all with current President Richard Spencer, handing over the chains to incoming President Allan Barnett. Good food, wine and company with Chief Guest Past District Governor Michael Irving, and Guest of Honour Hon Karen Andrews MP, Federal Member for McPherson. A highlight of the night is the announcement of our Club awards: Spirit of Rotary Award: Andy Rajapakse, 4 Way Test: Allan Barnett, Community Service: David Ungar, Rotarian of the Year: Bren Milson, Doug Mendoza Shield: John Clark. In addition, Years of Service Recognitions: Catherine Pevy Trewartha: 10 years, Ken Clark: 25 years, Andy Rajapakse: 30 years, Bren Milsom: 35 years, Russell Thomson: 45 years. Oher trophies handed out were to Luca Mueller, our Youth Exchange Student, and Steven Coffey, Rotaract Award. and finally a framed letter from Rotary International President Ian Riseley to Russell Thomson for 47 years of service to Rotary!
Our Changeover Dinner 23rd June 2018, A fantastic end to our year. Allan Barnett 2018-06-29 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jun 11, 2018
Many of our members had a memorable night at our Gala event last weekend, raising money for our special project for the new Rotary year- Currumbin Community Special School. Lots of fun on the night with great food, music and silent auction at the Convention Centre.
Masquerade Ball Joint Fundraising Event Allan Barnett 2018-06-10 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on May 24, 2018
At this weeks meeting we celebrated The Rotary Foundation and Paul Harris Fellows, with current Rotary International Chair, Andy Rajapakse, and incoming RI Chair, Ross Smith as our guest speakers, on The Rotary Foundation and Rotary's Founder, Paul Harris. One of our members Colleen Gauder, was then presented with her Paul Harris Fellow.
Pual Harris Fellow Meeting Allan Barnett 2018-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on May 05, 2018
We showed that we are People of Action on this fine Saturday morning, when our Club members managed to fill a large shipping container full of goods in around two hours! we packed in hospital beds, mattresses, medical equipment, wheelchairs, hospital linen etc. This shipping container will be going to Ghana in a few weeks where these goods will be welcome in the needy communities in that country.
Our Club has our day at Rotary Australia World Community Service,Brisbane depot. Allan Barnett 2018-05-04 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Apr 27, 2018
One of our most loyal and hardworking members, David Ungar, has been awarded a McPherson Community Achiever Award presented by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Federal Member for McPherson. David is our project officer for our Mobility Scooter Project, an outstanding and expanding success with over 50 scooters now out in the community, provided by our Club for the nominal fee of $1 per year to those needy people that require one to simply get around but cannot afford to buy one. David spends many hours each month attending to support and maintenance requirements of this scooter fleet.
PP David Ungar awarded McPherson Community Achiever Award 2018 Allan Barnett 2018-04-26 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Apr 05, 2018
Would you call this a double banger? Two sausage sizzles in one week at Bunnings Burleigh Waters and with a great team effort we managed to raise $4948 which we will be able to now use for worthy causes in our local community. The first BBQ was on Easter Saturday and we easily broke our Bunnings BBQ record! And President Richard received a nice sausage with candles for his birthday!
A Double Banger! Allan Barnett 2018-04-04 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 09, 2018
As a joint effort with the Rotary Club of Gold Coast, our Club is hosting a Masquerade Gala Ball at the Convention Centre on 9th June. 7.00pm to 12.00am. This will be an exciting and entertaining night with music, dancing, live and silent auctions. Costs from $170 per ticket include a 3 course dinner and 5 hour drinks package and all proceeds will go to worthy charities. Our Club will use the finds raised for our Currumbin Community Special School new playground project! To book : or for more information, contact our Club.
A special night coming up- Masquerade Gala Ball to support local charities Allan Barnett 2018-03-08 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Mar 01, 2018
This week we did not have a Guest Speaker as such but we always have an interesting meeting ! Instead we had a couple of videos on the big screen - a very informative " Understanding Different Generations" by Amanda Wendt who presented this at the Rotary International District Governors Convention, 2017.  Very interesting facts on how millennials think, followed by a bit of humour on the other side of millennials! Whether you are a millennial or a baby boomer or anywhere in between, you are most welcome at our Club- we already have a vast range of ages as members.
Understanding Different Generations. Allan Barnett 2018-02-28 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 22, 2018
It was a busy meeting this week with the induction of another new  young member, Renee Tocco by DG Darrell Brown. Darrell also had the pleasure of presenting Sam Fairless with a Paul Harris Fellow and also Sam and our Membership Director, Colleen Gauder as members of the Paul Harris Society. 
Followed up by our Guest Speaker Anders Stahl from Malmo South Rotary Club, who will be partnering our Club in a Global Grant for the Currumbin Community Special School. A very humorous presentation from Anders on Sweden, being a Swede and a Swedish Rotarian!
Paul Harris Awards and an International flavour this week. Allan Barnett 2018-02-21 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Feb 18, 2018
This was a very popular topic for our members and guests this week - most of us at some time in our lives have had to deal with family law and it is a serious issue. A very informative presentation from Matteo Salerno and Chanel Manton from Salerno Law.
The Changing Landscape of Family Law Allan Barnett 2018-02-17 14:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker this week was Nicky Belous, Principal of Currumbin Community Special School, invited by Andy Rajapakse, Club Rotary Foundation Director to explain to our members the operations  and particular needs of this special school. Our Club intends to apply for Rotary Global Grants fro a $40,000 new playground project which will be an amazing benefit to all the special needs children at this school.
New Project proposed for Currumbin Community Special School 2018-01-27 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Jan 09, 2018
If you are a visitor to our website looking to find out about Rotary and joining a Club, you have come to the right place! All guests are most welcome at our regular breakfast meetings every Thursday, so why not come and join us at our first meeting for 2018 on 11th January! Surf Club, Burleigh Heads 6.45am. 
First Meeting of 2018! Allan Barnett 2018-01-08 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Dec 19, 2017
These ladies received an early Christmas present from our Club! Two more new mobility scooters were added to our fleet of over 50 now! Our hardworking Mobility Scooter Project Officer, David Ungar arranged the handover just before Christmas. They will pay only $1 per year to "rent" them from our Club.
Our Latest New Mobility Scooters Allan Barnett 2017-12-18 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Dec 05, 2017
A lot of sausage sizzling again at Bunnings Burleigh Waters to create a new record of $2242 funds raised for our Club for a Bunning's BBQ! The last two Bunnings BBQ's in the past month will almost be enough to match the $5000 Grant from Karen Andrews to purchase four new mobility scooters for our Mobility Scooter project. We are on a roll!
Bunnings BBQ 3rd December- Another successful one and a new record! Allan Barnett 2017-12-04 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Nov 30, 2017
Our Club was successful in receiving a $5000 Grant through the Federal Government Stronger Communities Grants Scheme aand this was presented to our Club by Hon. Karen Andrews. Many thanks to Karen and her staff for the support for our Club. With another $5000 from our Club we will be able to buy another four new Mobility Scooters for thoe in need in the community.
Hon. Karen Andrews, Member for McPherson presents $5000 Grant to our Club for our Mobility Scooter Project. Allan Barnett 2017-11-29 14:00:00Z 0
Our regular breakfast meeting with 11 welcome guest including our Rotaract & Interact members, a Rotarian Nora from Ireland, prospective new members and our Guest Speaker Tony Heading with a very interesting presentation The Rotary Foundation. We also presented our member AG Karen Thomas with $1000 for winning the Melbourne Cup Trifecta Competition! 
Club Breakfast Meeting 16th November- a big role up of members and 11 guests! 2017-11-16 14:00:00Z 0
Another very successful BBQ at Bunnings Burleigh  Waters where we went through around 1100 sausages and 60 loaves of bread to raise $2228!
Bunnings BBQ 11th November 2017 2017-11-14 14:00:00Z 0
Another enlightening story from guest speakers Cathy Booth and Patrick Kea from Umoja Orphanage, Kenya. An amazing story of of the building of an orphanage in Kenya, now being occupied by 12 orphans and self sustaining with crops, goats,sheep,cows and chickens!
Guest Speakers Cathy Booth and Patrick Kea 2017-11-01 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Nov 02, 2017
Our Club recognised the substantial contribution to our Mobility Scooter Project from Ian and Anne Watt of Elite Scooters by awarding Anne with a Paul Harris Fellow. They have serviced our Scooters at no cost for 5 years.
Paul Harris Fellow Presentation to Anne Watt from Elite Scooters Allan Barnett 2017-11-01 14:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit Glycomics Institute and Joint Meeting with Griffith University Satellite Club Allan Barnett 2017-10-25 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett on Oct 03, 2017
In September three of our members, Ross Smith, Trevor Taylor and Viviane Mueller went to Kimbe in PNG to undertake a Project for our Club, installing a new village water supply with tanks, pump and piping to provide water to the village and nearby kindergarten. This project was funded by our Club, the Currumbin Coolangatta Tweed Club as well as District Grants. 
  PNG Kimbe Village Water Supply Project Allan Barnett 2017-10-02 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Plaice on Jul 03, 2017
Welcome to the Rotary year 2017/18 with President Richard Spencer taking the reins from the now Immediate Past President Catherine Pevy-Trewartha.
Our full financial report and lots of photos will be available shortly.  Here's to another wonderful year at Burleigh Heads.
Presidential Citation Team 2016/17
Changeover Dinner 2016/17 Jacqueline Plaice 2017-07-02 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barnett, Jacqueline Plaice
Invitation to Nominate and Attend
 The Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads
Disability Community Recognition Awards Function
Date:          Wednesday 7th June, 2017
Venue:       Burleigh Heads Surf Club
Time:          6.00 for 6.30 pm
Dress:        Smart casual
Cost:          $25 per person
Our Club would like to recognise our local disability community and provide an opportunity  to nominate people, that either, may be  dedicated carers that go above and beyond with outstanding efforts to help the disabled or a disabled person that has shown great courage, effort or outstanding achievement despite their disabilities. 
Gold Coast City Council Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young is supporting this event and will be attending the night as well as all our Club Members to recognise our local disability community with a dinner at the Surf Club. 
Nominations will be closing soon.  Rotarian members and family are invited to this event which will replace our Thursday meeting on Thursday 8th June.  Ticket prices for members and family will be $25/person for a 2 course meal.  If you would like to attend please pay for your tickets as soon as possible as there are only approximately 35 seats for club members at this stage.  Dignitaries and nominees with 2 guests will be covered by the grant Allan received for this event.
Payment can be made to the Service Account: BSB 124 014 Acc: 10151 911. Please use ref:  DCR and your SURNAME please to ensure we can sort out the payments.
For further information please email Allan on:
Disability Awards Dinner Allan Barnett, Jacqueline Plaice 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Plaice on May 10, 2017
For the fourth year in a row our club has won awards for Rotaract and Interact Involvement plus our End Polio Now black tie dinner won the Public Relations Single Event Award.  Congratulations to President Catherine and the team.
2016/17 District Conference Awards Jacqueline Plaice 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jacqueline Plaice
You are invited to attend the 2017/18 Changeover Dinner on Saturday 1st July, 2017 at the Mowbray Park Surf Club, Burleigh Heads - please contact us if you would like to attend.  Richard Spencer will be taking over from our current President Catherine Pevy-Trewartha.  Invitation to be sent out soon, but please keep the date free to support the club.
2017/18 Change-Over Dinner Jacqueline Plaice 2017-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Rotarians and Friends - we raised just over $10,000 on the night in hard cash donations - we are just waiting for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to  push this final amount to $30k - we'll keep you posted but want to thank everyone for their efforts and donations in helping to save lives around the Globe.  Did you know there are around 350,000 people still suffering in Australia alone with the effects of Polio!  
Burleigh Rotary Reaches Their Target of $10,000 Donation Jo Kane 2017-04-25 14:00:00Z 0
Burleigh Heads Rotary Club Wins 6 District Awards at 2016 Conference 2016-05-16 14:00:00Z 0
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Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have a fundraising partnership that will generate up to US$525 million for polio eradication as the global effort to end this disease enters its critical end-game phase.

Today, only 2 countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 countries in 1988. As long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio.

We really are that close to eradicating this crippling disease.

Hear Bill Gates talking about the work being done to rid the world of this crippling disease...and how close we are.



We're pretty excited. On the last Saturday of each month, we will get the opportunity to speak to those doing their shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Complex.
This is a chance to tell everyone about the work being done by our Club and Rotary International. The very hardworking Rotaractors will also be joining us.
Here's two of our team and the Rotaractors on the first level outside Myer at the top of the elevators.
So if you see us at Pacific Fair, please say HI.
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If you would like to contact us about joining our Club or being a guest speaker, please email us at:  We also welcome visiting Rotarians.
We meet for breakfast at 6.45am for a 7am meeting. We are always finished our meeting by 8am.
We'd love to hear from you.
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