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President Marilyn inducting Paul Tipple and Colin Wormald is nominating him 

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

President Marilyn induction Anita Saunder's (left) . Shirley Sunter (middle) is nominating her

President Marilyn greets new members Jeff & Mary Croser

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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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.
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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.

Visiting us this morning at the PORT ELLIOT MARKET was LTYE student, JULIE WALLIN, from FINLAND, with her host family from RC of GAWLER LIGHT, D9500. She is sponsored to Australia by PARGAS Rotary Club, D1410, FINLAND. Welcome Julie.


Christmas Raffle prize



On the last Pt Elliot market before Christmas, 32 stall holders and the Rotary Club of Encounter Bay contributed goods for a large hamper which included a wheelbarrow courtesy of Mitre 10, Port Elliot.  Every customer at the market received a raffle ticket for their chance to win the prize. Many of the market goers remained at the market hoping to win the Christmas Hamper which was drawn at 11.30 and the winner needed to be on site to collect the prize. On the 1st ticket drawn, a very lucky Fred Maiolo took home the prize.  


The photo of the two students, Anara Watson (left) and Willow McFarland (right) we sponsored to attend the experience.

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2016.

Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

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

The Rotary Club of Encounter Bay began managing the Goolwa Wharf and Pt Elliot Markets in January 2014. Since then they have progressively improved many aspects of these markets and this is reflected in the financial figures. In 2015/16 they managed 59 markets over the 2 sites and 18 members from this club contributed 1947 hours of volunteer work. The amount raised to date (Jan 2014-June 2016) from this project = $187,780. These markets have given the club a great opportunity to demonstrate the work of Rotary with local and over-seas fund distribution.



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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