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Posted by Teresa Dawson on Aug 23, 2016
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Posted by Amanda de Fina on Aug 19, 2016
Members of Parkwood Rotary are working with the Arundel State Primary School and several of their students to revitalise some of the garden areas.
We have not decided who is having more fun, the children or the Rotarians who always come back in good spirits after working with the children to build their garden area.
This project is benefiting both the children and the young at heart. Parkwood Rotary are proud to be associated with this community project.
Posted by Amanda de Fina on Jul 26, 2016
Over the past few months Parkwood Rotarians have been working with Landcare Australia to improve the beachfront at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast.
The dunes require protecting and the team have been working on weed removal and beach litter collection along with planting native dune plants to help sustain the Broadwater beachfront.
A team of Parkwood Rotarians and their families enthusiastically gave of their time and expertise to work with other BeachCare volunteers on this wonderful project to save our dunes and our beautiful waterways.
Posted by Amanda de Fina on Jul 22, 2016
Parkwood Rotary are pleased to support the Kokoda Challenge Youth Programme which covers 96 kilometres in 39 hours.
Mark Twyford who was originally a Parkwood Rotarian and remains an Honorary Member of our Club was delighted to receive our financial contribution to this wonderful event. Mark addressed the Club on the 26th July and advised us on the programme and its benefits to all those involved.
The participants generally turn 18 during the year of the programme and come from all segments of society. Participants make a 12 to 14 month commitment to the programme which includes training and mentoring in preparation for trekking in Papua New Guinea.
This is a great initiative and Parkwood Rotary are proud to assist the Kokoda Challenge Youth Programme.
Posted by Amanda de Fina on Jul 18, 2016
The 2nd July 2016 was a busy day for all Australians, and it was particularly busy for the Parkwood Rotarians.
Parkwood Rotary had the pleasure of running the Sausage Sizzle on Voting Day for the benefit of the Arundel State Primary School P&C.
The day commenced very early for our first crew who set up the sausage sizzle so when the polls opened any hungry voters were unable to resist the thought of a sausage sandwich for breakfast before they headed off to their various work commitments or leisure activities for the day.
Parkwood Rotary were proud to have raised $1,258.10 for the Arundel State Primary School P&C and were pleased to present the School Principal, Michael Kelly, with a cheque at our Club Dinner on the 26th July.
No doubt there will be more opportunities for our dedicated team to show their community spirit at coming events.
Posted by Amanda de Fina on Jul 14, 2016
On the 14th June Parkwood Rotary had the pleasure of meeting Numinbah Correctional Centre, Customer Liaison Officer, Taffy Longman and Animal Welfare League Queensland representative, Michelle Critchley, who were out guest speakers on the evening.
Taffy discussed the critical role of the Numinbah Correctional Centre have in providing community safety and crime prevention through the humane containment, supervision and rehabilitation of offenders at the Centre.
Michelle advised our club on how the AWLQ works with optimism, integrity, innovation and initiative to create a brighter future for all companion animals in need.
Posted by Amanda de Fina on Jul 13, 2016
Deb's first meeting since taking up the role of President 2016 - 2017.
The meeting was well-run, with Amanda keeping us in line and the coffers full with her fines!
The Directors of the current team presented information on what their roles involve and some of their plans for the year ahead.
Kathy's 'special' birthday was acknowledged and she happily wore her birthday hat for the meeting!
Posted by Teresa Dawson on Jun 07, 2016
President Hilli and a few members visited the Gold Coast University Hospital to see the latest equipment Parkwood Rotary funded for the Oncology Ward.
The club has been in contact with the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation for over 6 months looking at the wish list from the Foundation and have now purchased two pieces of very special equipment to the value of $2500.00.
- Jamar Hand Dynamomentry Kit.
- Nellcor Portable SpO2 Patient Monitoring System.
Head Physiotherapist Tara kindly showed us how the equipment operates and we all had fun testing the machines, a very worthwhile project for Parkwood.