Caring For Our Oceans

Rotary Victor Harbor is now servicing two “Hook, line and thinker” disposal stations. This new project is in addition to the hugely successful Butt Bins Project, which removes thousands of cigarette butts from entering the ocean. The Environment Committee, headed by John Swincer, has spearheaded these two initiatives, highlighting the perils facing our local marine wildlife today. These pictures show what was recovered recently at the Bluff Jetty and the boat ramp. So good to know this rubbish is no longer causing harm to our wildlife!

Community Grants Program 2023

Rotary Victor Harbor supports the local community by investing funds raised through its various club activities back into the community.

Not for profit community groups are invited to apply for funding up to a maximum of $5,000 through a formal application process.
Funding applications are now open and will close on Friday 24 March 2023

Grant Funding Application

Open date: WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2023

Closing date for submissions is: FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2023

For further information contact:

Club Secretary – Marty Alsford

Tel: 0418 855 487


Application Form: Please complete and return your completed application form to us by email
before 5pm on Friday 24 March.
Community-Grant-Application-Form-2023 Download

We wish you all the best with your application and thank you for your support.

Christmas Pageant – 10 Dec 2022

Come and join us on Saturday 10 December in Victor Harbor at the Foreshore.

The Parade of Floats starts at 5.30pm, and travels along Flinders Parade to Albert Place – see Father Christmas on the last float – followed by Carols at 7.00pm at the Memorial Gardens. FREE to all, come and enjoy the fun and get into the Christmas spirit – Ho ho ho!

NEWS – ART SHOW 2023 Confirmed

Coming in January 2023 is the 44th award winning Art Show…

The next show will be held from Saturday 14 January to Saturday 21 January 2023.

This 44th Victor Harbor Art Show will commences with a ticketed Preview Event to be held on Friday 13 January from 4.30pm.

Ticketed Preview Event on Friday 13 January 2023.

The Art Show then opens to the public from Saturday 14 to Saturday 21 January 2023. 

Location: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, SA 5211 – just look for the BIG WHITE TENT

Opening Times: Daily from 9.30am to 8.30pm

Entry Cost: All Adults $8.00, Children under 16 years FREE

For information and to enter art into the show please visit:

Rotary Victor Harbor Give $10k to Flood Appeal

Members and friends of Rotary Victor Harbor worked through the heat at the Red Hot Summer Music Tour, held on Sunday 13 March 2022 at Kent Reserve, Victor Harbor SA 5211. Thousands of empty, disregarded cans were collected during the afternoon and evening and then driven to the collection deport the next day. The $5,000 raised from collecting these cans plus another $5,000 from club funds (total $10,000) has been donated to the National Flood Relief Appeal. For further information about Rotary please visit:

National Flood Relief Appeal


Australian charity, Rotary Australia World Community Service, today announced the creation of a national Flood Relief Appeal for people impacted by the current floods in Queensland and Northern NSW.

Australians impacted by the recent floods will be the beneficiaries of money raised by Flood Appeal and will be able to liaise with their local Rotary Club to advise of their needs.

The fundraising campaign was launched today to support the communities in need after yet another disaster impacting Australians. “The money raised from the Appeal will go directly and quickly to support those impacted, providing essential items and financial support where Disaster relief and Insurance claims won’t stretch,” said Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd CEO Andrew Woodward.

“The number of disasters Australians have endured in the last few years in addition to the pandemic have been significant and left a lot of people in very difficult financial positions,” Mr Woodward said.

Rotary Australia World Community Service has previously raised money for Bushfire and Drought affected areas and sees this disaster as just another where the network of Rotarians can step in to assist.

Mr Woodward said that he expects the money to help people with the things that insurance or disaster relief funds cannot replace. Whether it be helping farmers build new fences or providing food and clothing to those that have lost everything, the money raised will be crucial in helping families get back on their feet as soon as possible.

Rotary Australia World Community Service is a not-for-profit charity that aims to be the leading Australian charitable organization for people’s wellbeing, supporting Rotarians and Rotary Clubs undertaking humanitarian projects in Australia and overseas.

Tax Deductible Donations to the appeal can be made on the Rotary Australia World Community Service website at

For further information please contact Andrew Woodward on 0411 075 107, or by email at

PRESS RELEASE – Rotary Foundation – Ukraine

The Rotary Foundation has launched a worldwide appeal to support the Ukrainian people
affected by the current fighting in their country.

From now until 30 April 2022, all donations to the Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund will
be made available to the Rotary District in Ukraine and to designated Rotary Districts
bordering Ukraine sheltering refugees from the war-torn country

From now until 30 June 2022 those Rotary Districts will be able to access this Fund to apply
for disaster response grants to purchase items such as water, food, shelter, medicine and clothing.

The first Rotary club was established in Ukraine in 1929. During and after WW2, Rotary
International made a decision to suspend Rotary activity in the Ukrainian Occupied
Territories. The first post-war Rotary club was established in Kyiz in 1991 and Rotary has
grown throughout the country since then. Rotary is also well-established in neighbouring
countries particularly in Poland where many refugees have fled.

In 2021, local Rotary clubs established a Rotary Peace Square in Kyiv.
Rotary volunteers on the ground in Ukraine and these neighbouring countries will be able to
use the funds raised to help the suffering Ukrainian people.

Those wanting to make a donation can google Rotary Foundation Australia and click on the
Ukraine link on the homepage. Donations are tax deductible.

For more information, please telephone Maurie Stack 0427 668 821 or Mark Anderson 0408 622 698.

M a u ri e S t a c k
Chair – Rotary Foundation Australia