Whether it is fundraising for the range of causes we support or simply promoting our Club to the community, our members get involved in organising or volunteering at a wide range of events and activities !
Some of these have been long traditions for our Club and others are just starting.  You can get involved as a participant (where applicable booking links to events are provided below when open) or, of course, if you wanted to join us as a member we would love to have you as part of the event crew !
FACT: In 2018/19 we raised $74.8k through our events including Black Tie Dinner ($35.6k), Golf Day ($16.1k) and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show ($16.1k).
Key Fundraising Events.
Charity Golf Day.
In it's 17th year in 2019, our Annual Charity Golf Day attracts a wide range of local business owners and their employees looking for fantastic sponsorship and networking opportunities and a chance to make a difference.  This day has become one of the premier Golf Days on the Gold Coast.
Players compete for a range of prizes, including a chance to win a car for a hole in one, as well as competing for the Tony Brinsdon Memorial Cup (named in honour of a late club member who was a driving force behind the day).
To date this event has managed to raise over $240,000 for a range of causes including disease prevention and eradication, youth homelessness and supporting victims of domestic violence.
Black Tie Extravaganza.
We had a very successful Black Tie Dinner on 27 April 2019.
All in attendance enjoyed an outstanding evening with great dining and entertainment with the fabulous vocals of the Popera Belles and hearing from our VIP speaker, Campbell Newman, former Queensland Premier, Australian Army Major and now a successful start up entrepeneur.
The night raised over $35,000 for our Rotary Hope Island Armistice Memorial.  This was an amazing result with many club hands making a great event for all our guests, supporters and donors.
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.
Run over a 4 day period the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is one of the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Our club has served thousands of hungry and thirsty visitors at the show for many years from our BBQ tents and we are very grateful to the organisers for the opportunity to continue to do so.
The event has served as a major fundraiser for a range of the key causes our club supports, including Disaster Aid Australia and, more recently, the Malaria Vaccine Project.
Community Events and Activities.
Christmas Golf Buggy Parade

The first annual Rotary Club of Hope Island Buggy Parade was in December 2017.  The many golfers in our local community and others using golf buggies to travel around the local area provided an opportunity to big to pass up.  The Buggy Parade is a chance for the Hope Island community to come together and enjoy a parade of amazingly decorated buggies, meet Santa and enjoy a sausage or two at our club BBQ.  There are prizes for best buggy, and many others !


The Gold Coast is renowned for the range of sporting and cultural events that it runs.  Our members can be seen out and about at some of these, including the Gold Coast Triathlon.  It often also provides an opportunity for us to volunteer alongside students from our Interact Club.