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 PRESIDENT BARREY: Inducted Karen Smagala, Classification Social Work, appointed to the Community Service Committee. Introduced by Shirley Sunter. Welcome Karen to the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay.

Past President Alan Kluske welcomes Ian Moffatt transferred from RC of Sandringham

President Marilyn inducting Paul Tipple and Colin Wormald is nominating him 

President Marilyn inducting Madeleine Jenkins.Shirley Sunter is nominating her.

Why join the Rotary Club of ENCOUNTER BAY?

The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay strives for a membership that is an up-to-date, progressive and a diverse representation of our community's business, vocational, and professional interests. We welcome men and women over the age of 18 representing all professions, nationalities and religions. We are an active club who give due attention to local service needs as well as participating in National and International projects.

Rotary helps you become a better person and makes the quality of your own life just a little richer and more meaningful. What a wonderful experience it is to have all of these opportunities knocking at your door - just because you joined Rotary

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.


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Rotary Club of Encounter Bay meets every Thursday for Dinner at the McCracken Country Club.
Arrive 6:30pm  Start 7:00pm
End 8:30pm

1 McCracken Dr
(Club postal address is: Box 243, Victor Harbor SA 5211)
McCracken SA 5211 Australia

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The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay recently donated a lawn mower and a blower-vacuum to Community Living Australia to support their new gardening project in Victor Harbor. Community Living Australia is a local not-for-profit organisation that supports people with a disability to live life to the fullest by encouraging active participation in their communities, supporting them to reach their goals and increasing their independence.

Michelle Nahlous, the Regional Support Officer for the Fleurieu said that the garden project will be used to further develop participants’ life skills and independence in particular regards to gardening and home maintenance.

Daryl Van Rhoda, a manager at the Port Elliot Mitre10 store facilitated the purchase of the equipment which was presented to the group by the Encounter Bay president, Barrey Niven.

‘This is another example of Rotary working with the community to help make a positive difference in people’s lives,’ Barrey said at the presentation. 



Thank you so much for your support Rotary Club of Victor Harbor and Rotary Club of Encounter Bay.

Without the support of our amazing sponsors the Festival couldn't be as successful as it is!



Beth Kennett made a $1000.00 donation to the VHHS Flexible Learning Options (FLO), on the behalf of the late Don Kennett who was on the Vocational Committee.

 Both Beth 
and Don, thought it could make a difference to the young people who attend the flow program.

 The sausage sizzle at Bunnings Mothers Day Sunday 14 May 2017 

 This Community Grants Distribution is when we have the opportunity to showcase how we support our local community and help others.
Successful recipients are:
1) Park Run Victor Harbor – to purchase a defibrillator
2) Port Elliot Computing Centre –to purchase a data projector
3) Port Elliot Tennis Club – to purchase playground equipment
4) U3A – to purchase a TV and DVD player
5) Victor Harbor City Band – to purchase chairs to be used at performances, in addition to banners & signs
6) Victor Harbor Dragons – for First Aid training
7) Wildcat Celtics – to purchase playing tops
8) Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club – to purchase a rescue board and waist bag kits
9) Victor Harbor Croquet Club – to purchase and erect a storage shed

Betta Electrical owner Lyndon Preston, Rotary's Graham Brown and Marilyn Shaw, winner Deini Whyte, and Rotary's Carole Brown with some of the prizes. 

 New Life Africa International in Nakuru, Kenya.
David Virgin reports
 The three storey boys home is progressing very well and the roof will be
completed in the next week.

The building itself should be completed by August but there are many  things
that need to be completed before the building can be occupied.

Fitting out the kitchen is the number one priority but setting up rainwater
tanks and solar hot water will closely follow.

The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay has nominated an innovative Wilderness Therapy Expedition for students at Victor Harbor High School’s Flexible Learning Options
(FLO) as its Signature Project for 2016-17

The Club has provided support to FLO over many years,including funding for the purchase of new computers.Assistance has also been given to encourage students
to attend the very successful local Roadsafe Youth Driving Awareness program which is run by the club. Early in October 2016, students from FLO will be taking part in the 14-day Wilderness Therapy Expeditionwhich, while similar to South Australia’s long-standing Operation Flinders program, is instead run on a therapeutic base. The expedition leader, Will Dobud, is a young American who has successfully worked for
many years with disadvantaged young people in remote areas of Canada and Alaska.


L-R Jenny Vonic-Joyce (FLO), Adam, Malen, Penny, Dillon, Sarah, Jacob, Jayde, Pres. Marilyn Shaw RCEB

Left Picture shows FLO Team Leader, Jenny Vonic-Joyce receiving cheque from President Marilyn. 


The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay has received an award for the Best Fundraising Project. This award has been made by Rotary District 9520 which of 52 clubs including Encounter Bay. This award not only acknowledges the financial success of the project but also the collaboration with our local communities and the Alexandrina Council, the promotion of Rotary to the community, the distribution of funds to local community groups and the contribution of 18 Encounter Bay Rotarians who have volunteered 1947 hours in last 12 months. Pictured is Market Manager Deidre Hughes receiving award from outgoing District Governor, Dick Wlison



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Rotary is the twentieth century's leveler of castes, destroyer of hypocrisy, the foe of artificiality, the lover of things genuine and the ally of truth and righteousness". Paul Harris 1910