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!
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
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!
You have until 5th December 2022 to enter your art into the upcoming Art Show – largest cash prizes in SA! Go to https://victorharborartshow.com.au/ to enter artwork now – up to 5 pieces per artist, including sculptures too.
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: https://www.rotaryvictorharbor.org.au/
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 https://rawcs.org.au
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.
Tickets for the 2022 Victor Harbor Art Show Preview Night are now available online.
The 2022 Art Show will be a Covid safe event requiring proof of Covid double vaccination.
We have close to 1,500 wonderful and varied pieces of art on display and for sale including traditional and contemporary paintings, a variety of interesting and unique sculptures and some amazing Indigenous Artwork from as far as the Tiwi Islands.