Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport
About Our Club
The Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport was chartered on 30 June 1980. We are a breakfast club celebrating our 41st year, with members who speak 5 languages and originally come from 6 different countries. We meet for one hour every Friday morning over breakfast at 7:15 am for a 7:30 am start at the Southport Yacht Club in Main Beach, the Gold Coast’s award-winning premier sports club. Meetings are held on the deck of the Yacht Club overlooking the Marina.
 
Weekly Guest speakers present to members on a range of subject matters. Meetings finish promptly at 8.30am so that members and guests can attend work in a timely fashion. Visiting Rotarians and Guests are always welcome.
 
We raise money from events we run during the year and all proceeds are donated to youth-based charities and ex-service organisations. We support Southport Special School, Gold Coast Hospital Children's Ward, Southport Nippers, the Salvation Army, Legacy, Mates 4 Mates, Riding for the Disabled Arundel, Radio Lollipop, and many more.
 
Annual projects include:
  • Bare Your Soles For Kids on a Sunday in May (barefoot bowls)
  • Circus Quirkus in September (Human circus for underprivileged children)
  • Kokoda Beach Classic in August (beach run, walk & half-marathon)
  • Kokoda Memorial Wall and Services at Broadbeach
  • Supporting Seres – Youth Leadership in El Salvador and Guatemala
 
In 2014-2015 the Club moved the old Gold Coast Hospital Prayer Chapel to Broadwater Parklands and fully renovated it. The Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea provides a charming, intimate setting to experience the magic of your wedding ceremony or any of life’s special ceremonies.
 
Broadwater Southport Rotary offers opportunities for our members to increase their awareness to the world of service to change lives.  Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, members learn about the issues facing our community and communities worldwide, partnering with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about potential solutions and to draw up action plans to respond. Along with these opportunities to serve, members are able to network and form lifelong friendships and business connections.
 
The Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport is a proud member of Rotary International, a global network of more than 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
We have a lot of fun and enjoy our time together. We'd love to have you come along and learn about Rotary, our Club, and make new friends while helping our local community.
Club Location
 
Now the bustling CBD for the Gold Coast, Southport's eclectic appeal still remains. Just north of Surfers Paradise, this business, shopping, dining and residential hub overlooks the dazzling Broadwater and Southport Spit, mixing a touch of city spice with natural beauty.
 
The Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport is part of Rotary District 9640, an area that covers parts of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. 
 
The Gold Coast is a key tourist destination with over 10 million visitors annually and is renowned for its beaches, theme parks, hinterland areas and much more!
Meeting Details
 
We have weekly club meetings for one hour every Friday morning over breakfast at 7:30 am at the Southport Yacht Club in Main Beach, the Gold Coast’s award-winning premier sports club. The Yacht Club is located at 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach, Queensland. You can view a map by clicking here.
 
On occasion we may vary this for social events, vocational or community visits, or meetings with other clubs.  Please refer to our calendar for up to date meeting details.
 
Feel free to contact us if you would like to join us at a meeting! 
Our Plan for the Future
 
  1. Attract and retain a diversified and highly engaged membership base
  2. Develop a suit of fund-raising projects and direct volunteering opportunities that support the causes that Club members are "passionate" about
  3. Grow the Rotary Chapel operations in a profitable and sustainable way that covers Club administrative costs and contributes to the funding of Club projects
  4. Establish efficient systems & processes to meet the needs of our Club
Club Executives & Directors
Executive Secretary
President
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Youth Services
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Club Service
Club Protection Officer
Upcoming Speakers
Diane Estreich & Linda Hahn
Oct 29, 2021
Homelessness & Older Women
Riding for Disabled
Oct 30, 2021
Family Fun Open Day volunteer event at Arundel
District Governor Jeff Egan – by ZOOM
Nov 05, 2021
Jeff is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation and a Member of the Paul Harris Society.
Terry Morris
Nov 12, 2021
Founder of Carrara Markets and Sirromet Wines, Morris International
Rotarian Kasia Brzezicka
Nov 19, 2021
Adopting a different Club model & international projects in Bali and in India
Alana Tilly
Dec 03, 2021
An update on the work and projects of Rotary in Fiji
Mr Rowan Johnstone
Dec 17, 2021
The Salvation Army Australia Territory Cheque Presentation