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THEME: Rotary Serving Humanity

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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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The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most.

Man - because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,

the result being that he does not live in the present, or the future,

he lives as if he is never going to die and then he dies having never really lived. 


Please report all mis-demeanors to Sergeant PETER who will ensure that the appropriate
penalty is paid!


The computer swallowed Grandma,

Yes, honestly it's true!

She pressed 'control and 'enter'

And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,

The thought just makes me squirm.

She must have caught a virus

Or been eaten by a worm.

I've searched through the recycle bin

And files of every kind;

I've even used the Internet,

But nothing did I find.

In desperation, I asked Mr. Google

My searches to refine.

The reply from him was negative,

Not a thing was found 'online.'

So, if inside your 'Inbox,'

My Grandma you should see,

Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' her,

And send her back to me.

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ยป Club Details

Rotary Club of Encounter Bay meets every Thursday for Dinner at the EAT at WHALERS, Upstairs RESTAURANT .
Arrive 6:30pm  Start 7:00pm
End 8:30pm

121 Franklin Pde
(club postal address is Box 243, Victor Harbor SA 5211)
Encounter Bay SA 5211 Australia

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About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit and for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. Video and still images are available on the .


embodies our humanitarian spirit.  Rotary's Avenues of Service guide our activities.


we have fun, build lasting relationships, and make sure that our club runs well.


we volunteer our professional services to serve others and promote integrity in everything we do.


we address the local needs and work with our community to bring lasting improvements.


we meet humanitarian needs around the globe and promote world understanding and peace.


we work with young people to help them become the next generation of leaders, visionaries and peacemakers.


1962-63 – First Interact club formed in Melbourne, Florida, USA. World Community Service program launched.

1965-66 – TRF, Special Grants (formerly Matching Grants, now District Grants) & TRF, Group Study Exchange programs begin.

1967-68 – First Rotaract club formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

1978-79 – TRF, Health, Hunger & Humanity (3-H) Grants begin.

1979 – RC of Encounter Bay chartered.

1979-80 – TRF, Foundation grant to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio sets stage for TRF, PolioPlus.

1984-85 – Rotary launches PolioPlus program & campaigns to raise US$120M to immunize all the children of the world.

1987-88 – Through the PolioPlus campaign, Rotarians raise US$247M. First women join Rotary.

1988-89 – Rotary returns to Hungary & Poland.

July 2016 | Rotary A New Rotary Year Month
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WHEN: SUNDAY 31st July 2016

WHERE: On the sand dune, seaside of Kent Reserve, Victor Harbor

BRING: Trowel, Gloves, Kneepad, hammer & Wear Warm Clothes.

Refreshments provided


RI International President interviews Paul Harris. Click here to see for yourself.



Congratulations Andrew Benson from President Brenton Abbott
A well deserved award

Monday 6th June 2016 Group 4ARH event to Goolwa, speaker Bob Aitken awarding Dr Andrew Benson with a certificate recognizing his long service for Australian Rotary Heath.

The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay received an updated report on the progress of THE MENS SHED from Dennis Williams. All is looking quite positive. Photo shows President Brenton presenting Dennis with a cheque for $20,000 to help the project get a start.


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$16,000 distributed to community organisations along the South Coast. All funds have been raised through the organisation and management of Goolwa and Port Elliot Markets.

Triathlon Finish partly funded by the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay



Peter Manuel of the RCEB has written and illustrated a 40 page children's book and published it for the club to raise funds for humanitarian projects  supporting children. The book is called ROO GOES TO SCHOOL. It is a colorful book in rhyme for parents to read to younger children, and features a range of animals. It ends with a moral message. The book is selling at $10 for a soft cover and $20 for a hard cover (RR $32).

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




We are a little group of craft workers comprising some partners of Rotarians (Sue Riches, Betty Cox, Kathy Carter and myself) plus a group of other local women. We meet most Thursdays to make craft items that we sell. We call ourselves ‘Friends of NLAI – New Life Africa International’ and we work to raise money for the school and orphanage that the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay supports in Nakuru, Kenya. We are also supported by Rotarians and their partners who donate items for the stall and also in particular by the members of a local quilt group called Stitch and Chatter.

This year our little group has raised an enormous amount, that being $5000. We make this money through the two Rotary Christmas Stalls held at Port Elliot and at Goolwa and also at a stall held in front of Westpac in September. We also run the quilt raffle, which this year was won by Jessica Newman of Victor Harbor.  We sell craft items to our family, our friends and ourselves plus we have morning teas at our home in Port Elliot where we run mini stalls. We would encourage anyone who participates in groups of at least 15 and that go out for a cup of coffee to consider having ‘Coffee and a Scone at Knights Beach’ as this also generates money and is enjoyed by all. Please contact Janice in the New Year on 85542110 if you have a group that may be interested.

Thank you to all who have helped this successful fundraising effort.  (Janice Virgin)

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