Our Club consists of 33 local community members, including small business owners, professionals and those not in the active workforce.  We are a diverse group consisting of a mix of genders (around 40% female membership) and age from mid 20's right up to 80.  Regardless of your age, gender or occupation though we like to think we have something to offer for everyone !
 
Location & Meeting Details
Our Location
 
Located at the northern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia the Rotary Club of Hope Island is part of Rotary District 9640, an area that covers parts of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.  The area is renowned for its three championship golf courses and close proximity to both beaches and theme parks.  The area we service includes a mix of retirees and young professional families and is home to around 10,500 people (as at 30 June 2016) though that number is growing rapidly due to ongoing development.  The key locations within the suburb of Hope Island include Hope Island Resort and Sanctuary Cove.
 
Meeting Details
 
We have regular club meetings, most Wednesday mornings from 6:45am to 8:15am at the Sanctuary Cove Golf Club.  The Golf Club is located at 4601 Gleneagles Drive, Sanctuary Cove, 4212 and you can view a map by clicking here.
 
We generally like to have a guest speaker most weeks, often from outside the club but also from our own cadre of members at times - these meetings are often suited for non-Rotarian guests.  We also have regular 'club assemblies' at which there are no guest speakers but instead are used to engage the Board, Committees and other members.   On occasion we 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.
 
We recite and practice the Rotary Four-Way Test at our meetings.  The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships and states that -
 
"Of the things we think, say or do -
 
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
     
We also like to honor the work of Rotary clubs around the world through our International Toast where, at each meeting, one of our club members gives a brief talk on another club and we toast the work they do for their local communities.
 
Officers & Incorporation Details
Board for Current Rotary Year (2017/18)

The current leadership of our club is listed below -
 
President Leigh Watson
Vice President Sandra Doumany (Past District Governor, Past President)
Past President Representative Gareth Hunt  (Past President)
President-Elect Prue Berry
Treasurer Karen Norris
Secretary Jo-Anne Cardosi
Membership Chair TBA
Youth Services Chair Gareth Hunt
Public Relations Chair Joe Wilkinson
 
For details of our past executive please visit the Club History page.
 
Incorporation Details
 
The Rotary Club of Hope Island Inc. is an Incorporated Association registered (IA31895) in Queensland under the Associations Incorporations Act (1981) and subject to the Associations Incorporation Regulation (1999).  The Club also holds an Australian Business Number (ABN 27 636 201 125).