Mongolian Arts Therapy Pilot Program

International Committee project
Mongolian Arts Therapy Pilot Program
A major pilot project named Healthy Relationships has the aim of reducing aggressive behaviour through early learning. This is being managed by the Glow Art Therapy Association located in Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia, the target country. This association has designed and trialled elements of the program in a Daycare Centre kept open for essential workers during the Covid 19 pandemic.
 History tells us that the best way to change the future of a society is to begin with the children.
Mongolian Arts Therapy Pilot Program Mark Divito 2022-02-20 13:30:00Z 0

Supporting our local community

Community spirit is well and truly thriving in Holdfast Bay!
The Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay was recently the proud recipient of both the Premier’s Community Activity Award and the Premier’s Community Service Distinction Award for 2021 for our club’s signature project ‘Locals Doing it Tough Food Drive’.
These awards were presented by Premier Steven Marshall and the Hon Stephen Patterson - Member for Morphett at the Service Clubs Association of South Australia (SCASA) annual awards luncheon on October 31 and were accepted by Club Secretary Kim Harvey.
SCASA comprises service clubs from across our state including Rotary, Lions, Zonta, Apex, Kiwanis and Soroptimist International.
Our biannual food drives support the work of local outreach programs in Holdfast Bay that provide emergency food relief and support for individuals and families who require immediate assistance. In the last 12 months our Club has collected and distributed over $36,000 worth of goods with the help of local businesses, other community partners, and volunteers.
Supporting our local community Jan Vade 2020-10-01 14:30:00Z 0

African region declared free of wild poliovirus

Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary's top priority.

After decades of hard won gains in the region, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) - WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance - are proclaiming the milestone an achievement in public health. They offer it as proof that strong commitment, coordination, and perseverance can rid the world of polio.

African region declared free of wild poliovirus Jan Vade 2020-08-27 14:30:00Z 0

Christmas at the Bay


Members of the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay were kept very busy at the City of Holdfast Christmas event in Moseley Square one Saturday in late November. It was a beautiful day and our tables were groaning with plants, Christmas decorations and children's craft activities.

Christmas at the Bay Jan Vade 2020-08-25 14:30:00Z 0

Warm Clothing Collection


Warming our Hearts and Souls (and bodies)

Thank you to Greg Lang and Lance Meaney for organising the recent drive to collect warm clothing for those in need in our community.
This is in addition to the generous donation of new winter jackets, warm socks, beanies and underwear purchased by our Club. These items will be given to local organisations in our community and with their help will be distributed to the homeless.
Warm Clothing Collection Jan Vade 2020-08-23 14:30:00Z 0

Changeover With a Difference



Changeover 2020

It was fantastic to see so many members and partners at our Rotary Shed Changeover on June 28.  
DG David Jones and Lyn and our Foundation Scholar Natsumi, joined us for a very relaxed afternoon with lots of opportunities for long awaited catch ups.
Immediate Past President Peter provided a report on Club activities during 2019-2020 including the Club’s achievement of receiving two District Awards for Community Service and Public Relations.  
After her induction as President, Kim Harvey spoke about building on our Club’s strengths and utilising our assets (partnerships, shed, members and partners) to increase our service opportunities.  
Changeover With a Difference Jan Vade 2020-08-22 14:30:00Z 0

Jennifer E. Jones makes history


Jennifer Jones Becomes First Woman named Rotary President Nominee


Jennifer E. Jones, of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2022-23.
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a ground breaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.
Jennifer E. Jones makes history Jan Vade 2020-08-18 14:30:00Z 0

1000 Paper Cranes Project


At the beginning of May, when many of us were still socially isolated, the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay embarked on a project that would not only connect members of the Club but would eventually connect people within our local community and across the globe.

The 1000 Paper Cranes project was initiated by Natsumi Oda, a Rotary Foundation Scholar from Japan who is studying a Masters of Social Work at Flinders University. Natsumi is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ogaki Naka and hosted by the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay.

1000 Paper Cranes Project Kim Harvey 2020-07-21 14:30:00Z 0

CHANGEOVER 2019 - 2020

Posted by Jan Vade on Jul 07, 2019
Our Changeover  Dinner held on 1 July was a great success.
We welcomed many guests.  It is curious that last year Kim Harvey attended her first changeover since she was inducted as a governor. This year she attended her first changeover as a Previous District Governor (PDG), hip hip hooray!   
We were also joined by Kris Hanna, Mayor of Marion  and Minerva,   Mayor of Holdfast Bay, Amanda Wilson , Honorary Member Ken Rollond and Anne, President Bill Rawlins from the Rotary Club of Somerton Park, and Rosie Erasmus, President of Rotary Club  of Glenelg and  Kerry. There were also many Rotary partners and friends of the club who joined us for the night.
Richard Campbell  was our  Emcee and kept the evening running smoothly.
CHANGEOVER 2019 - 2020 Jan Vade 2019-07-06 14:30:00Z 0

Youth Parliament Visitors

Posted by Jan Vade


At the last meeting we had Nathan and Ashleigh speaking to us on Youth Parliament.
This is run by the YMCA and is available to 15 to 25 year olds.
The aim of this organisation is to encourage young people to have a say in the things that the
state need.
They learn about the parliamentary process and etiquette. They learn speech writing, debating,
public speaking, team work and develop leadership skills.
Many graduates of this organization have become members of local Government
in recent years.
Youth Parliament Visitors Jan Vade 2019-06-29 14:30:00Z 0

Group Study Exchange Dinner

Posted by Jan Vade on Mar 29, 2019


We had a very successful dinner on 25th April where we hosted the Group 8 clubs, and other Rotarians to a presentation of the Group Study Exchange Team (GSE) members who are visiting us from Missouri in the USA. We had 90 guests who enjoyed an enlightening presentation from the team. The GSE team consists of 5 members.
The Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and  vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional people in the early years of their professional lives.
The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For approximately 4 weeks, team members experience the host country's institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas. 
Group Study Exchange Dinner Jan Vade 2019-03-28 13:30:00Z 0

It was a Christmas Party !

Posted by Jan Vade
We held our Christmas Party on Monday, 17th December at Club Marion. There was a good turn out of members and their partners as well as several guests.
Val Delbridge was Mother Christmas and gave every Rotarian a gift.
Marilyn Armstrong led us in carol singing. It was all good fun!
Thank you to Judy Shipp who organised the evening with the support of Val and Marilyn.  Judy was unable to attend the evening, but her hard work was appreciated by everyone who attended.
It was a Christmas Party ! Jan Vade 2018-12-31 13:30:00Z 0

Welcome to Our New Member

Posted by Jan Vade on Dec 03, 2018

Welcoming Helen

At our last meeting we had the pleasure to induct Helen Paul into the club. Helen had been a member several years ago but due to family commitments had to leave. She has been very supportive of the club and we welcome her back.
We were also happy to have Kim and Paul Harvey visit. We welcomed several other guests, Virginia Manson, Beverley Cesana, Christine Penniment, Jane Campbell Jill Cant visit us to the meeting.
Kim reminded us of Barry Rassin·s theme and the motif "TOGETHER, we see a world where people UNITE and TAKE ACTION to create LASTING CHANGE — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
Kim emphasized the importance of the highlighted words and asked us to consider these when doing all our Rotary work.
Welcome to Our New Member Jan Vade 2018-12-02 13:30:00Z 0

Melbourne Cup Night

Posted by Jan Vade

It Was Another Great Night

We held another successful Pre-Melbourne Cup Evening on Monday 5th November. We were delighted to have many partners join us in this evening of fun and laughter. It was good to see the ladies dressed up and wearing many different and colourful hats. Thank you to Judy Shipp and her helpers for all the work they did in preparing the meeting.  Thank you also to the gentlemen who ran the sweep for us also.
Ladies with their wonderful hats
For more pictures follow the "Read More" button.
Melbourne Cup Night Jan Vade 2018-11-13 13:30:00Z 0

The Royal Society for the Blind Visit

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

We Welcomed Wendy and Zeli

Our guest speaker this meeting was Wendy Lucas from the Royal Society for the Blind. She was accompanied by Zali a golden retriever cross dog. Zali was trained to be a guide dog but failed the loud and sudden noise part of her training so was not able to work with a person in need.
The RSB Assistance Dog program changes the lives of people in need every day. The service changes the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired, children with Autism and people with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
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Hat Day - Mental Health Awareness

Posted by Jan Vade

Supporting Australian Rotary Health


On Monday, 8th October, some of our members and partners met at Club Marion for a Hat Day Meeting. Hat Day is a Rotary initiative to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Research.

Some strange, innovative and all elegant, of course, headwear made the evening great fun.

You can see some of the pictures bellow.

Hat Day - Mental Health Awareness Jan Vade 2018-10-09 13:30:00Z 0

City to Bay Fun Run Catering

Posted by Jan Vade

EFM Breakfast - City to Bay

On Sunday, 16th September our club once again did the catering for the EFM members who participated in the City to Bay Fun run.
It was a very busy weekend with the preparation for the event and then setting up and cooking the breakfast. All the participants who enjoyed the breakfast were very appreciative of all our efforts. It was a well organised event and all the members and their partners enjoyed the morning.
Alba Rodriguez also assisted us on the day and found it to be an interesting experience.
Thank you to Richard Campbell and Brenton Tiver for all the organising and thank you to all the members and partners who helped on the day.
To see pictures click    "Read more..."  button ...
City to Bay Fun Run Catering Jan Vade 2018-09-28 14:30:00Z 0


Posted by Jan Vade
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Rotary members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in under-served communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions.
Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training.
The Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay is funding two micro business projects to enable the villagers to be more self sufficient.
KUPANG PROJECT - East Timor Jan Vade 2018-09-28 14:30:00Z 0

A Spanish Vet in Australia

Posted by Jan Vade
Our meeting on Monday, 17th September was a farewell to Alba Rodrigues.  Alba was in Australia on a New Generation Service Exchange. She had spent half her time with the Rotary Club of Onkaparinga and the other part with our club. While she was here Alba, who is a veterinarian  specialising in exotic animals, spent time learning about the Australian fauna.  She is particularly interested in birds and reptiles. She spent time in Queensland and Melbourne with vets who specialise in these fields.
A Spanish Vet in Australia Jan Vade 2018-09-20 14:30:00Z 0

RC of Glenelg Cold Plunge

Posted by Jan Vade on Aug 09, 2018
They were at it again ! And we helped a little, again  ..
This year’s Cold Plunge was colder than ever. Being held on the 5th August at 10:30am, it is a full two weeks earlier (and colder) than previous years’ events. Truly an event worth experiencing, whether it be in the water or on the foreshore, just taking part gives its own sense of reward.
The aim is to raise money  for homeless organisations in Adelaide and raise awareness of the plight of everyday Australians who, through circumstances beyond their control have found themselves doing it tough.  Every year Rotarians, Politicians and others swim in cold water and  shiver for  a good cause.
RC of Glenelg Cold Plunge Jan Vade 2018-08-08 14:30:00Z 0

Second Chances SA

Posted by Jan Vade

A Second Chance for All

At the meeting on Monday, 16th July our guest speakers were Helen Glanville and Bronwyn Chant from Second Chances SA.
We also welcomed  Helen Paul as a visitor.
Second Chances SA is a non-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to giving people a ‘second chance’ in South Australia.
They help prisoners turn their lives around so they don’t go back to crime.  At the same time we divert prisoners’ kids (PKs) from entering Juvenile Detention through early intervention programs.
Second Chance programs are custom-designed to equip prisoners,  prisoners’  children and their  whole families to create better futures for themselves.
Second Chances SA Jan Vade 2018-07-24 14:30:00Z 0

Hard Work Recognised

Posted by Jan Vade on Jul 04, 2018

Awards for Hard Work  -  Congratulations !

At our changeover hard work was recognised ! 
Ann Day  and Alan Larkin ware recognised as Paul Harris Fellows.  We thank them for their hard work and for their kindness.
Our Club Bulletin was recognised by the District as  The Bulletin of the Year!   Congratulations go to our Bulletin Editor Margaret Vade for her hard work and her creativity.
To see pictures click on Read More button..
Hard Work Recognised Jan Vade 2018-07-03 14:30:00Z 0

Our Changeover - Our New Team !

Posted by Jan Vade on Jul 03, 2018

Our Changeover  Dinner held on 2 July was a great success.

We welcomed many guests.  District Governor Kim Harvey attended her first changeover since she was inducted to her position.  We were also joined by Nicole Flint, the local member for Boothby,  Kris Hanna, Mayor of Marion  and Mayoress Minerva,  Deputy Mayor of Holdfast Bay, Annette Bradshaw and her daughter, Honorary Member Ken Rolland and Anne, Past Assistant Governor Dini Whyte,  President Rodrigo Gomez from the Rotary Club of Edwardstown and President Bill Rawlins from the Rotary Club of Somerton Park. There were also many Rotary partners and friends of the club who joined us for the night.
Our Changeover - Our New Team ! Jan Vade 2018-07-02 14:30:00Z 0

RYPEN in Action

Posted by Peter Gapp on Jun 28, 2018

Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment

We welcomed Zoe from Sacred Heart College and her mother Cheri.  Zoe spoke to us about her attendance at the recent Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment. (RYPEN).

Zoe found that her time there was very valuable and has assisted her in her development.  She is keen to be more involved in other Rotary Youth Programmes.

We proudly support youth opportunities.
For more information about RYPEN visit their web site on

RYPEN in Action Peter Gapp 2018-06-27 14:30:00Z 0

Youth Opportunities

Posted by Jan Vade on Jun 16, 2018

Our Guests were
Kerin Hayden and Courtney Grigg

from Youth Opportunities
At the meeting on 4th June we had many visitors. We welcomed Jill Cant, Chris Grimm, Marilyn Armstrong, and a former member Helen Paul. We also welcomed Stephen Patterson, the newly elected MP for our district.
Our guest speakers were Kerin Hayden and Courtney Grigg from Youth Opportunities. Youth Opportunities run 10 week Personal Leadership programmes for Youth who are at risk . In 2017 the Personal Leadership programme graduated 631 students in 43 programmes across 22 schools within the state.
Youth Opportunities Jan Vade 2018-06-15 14:30:00Z 0

We Welcomed Anthony Robinson, our Guest Speaker.

Posted by Peter Gapp on May 28, 2018
A Report by Jan Vade

We stand on our feet much of our lives.  Some occupations and some sports are even more demanding and place strain  and injuries on our feet.  Also, as we age, problems with our feet increase. Pain and injuries becomes more frequent and heal more slowly.  Pain can be a cause of much suffering, but also, can isolate people.  Podiatry can help in pain management and help maintaining mobility.
In the past there was help through chiropody.  Good as it was it provided limited help.  These days better education and high technology have transformed Podiatry into a very effective and helpful branch of medical services. 
We Welcomed Anthony Robinson, our Guest Speaker.  Peter Gapp 2018-05-27 14:30:00Z 0

Our 40th Anniversary

Posted by Jan Vade on May 14, 2018

40 Years of Service to our Community

Information supplied by Kate Davies
Our Club was chartered on 13th May 1978.  We celebrated and remembered our birthday in company of former members and their partners.  Also, we enjoyed company of representatives of Brighton Secondary School and Suneden Special School.  Throughout our forty years we supported these two schools and they have a special place in our history.
On the evening of 14th May 2018 we had almost a hundred people attend our function.  Five members and one partner recounted tales that gave us an insight into the club history.  One member provided photo albums.  Also, there were photos of events of the past placed on the tables. Much discussion followed.
Our 40th Anniversary Jan Vade 2018-05-13 14:30:00Z 0

Ian Riseley in Murray Bridge

Posted by Jan Vade on Mar 13, 2018

Rotary International President Ian Riseley was a guest of RC of Mobilong

A Report by Alan Larkin

The Rotary Club of Mobilong (Murray Bridge) hosted a visit by the current International President of Rotary International Ian Riseley and his wife Past District Governor Juliet Riseley last Saturday, 10th March at the Murray Bridge Town Hall.
The event proved to be an opportunity for reunions between Rotarians and their partners from the various Clubs represented from the two Districts 9520 and 9500. On our arrival, we offered refreshments and at the end of the formalities a wide range of tasty finger food and drinks were available.
The formal program focused on a presentation by Ian which focused our attention on the major aspects of the current Rotary Year.  The great success of our tree planting project was highlighted and the importance of the Rotary Foundation acknowledged.
Ian Riseley in Murray Bridge Jan Vade 2018-03-12 13:30:00Z 0


Posted by Jan Vade
A Report by Alan Larkin

Club members Peter Gapp and Alan Larkin recently sailed on the training ship the 'One and All' for a five hour voyage from the ship's berth in the Port River out into the Gulf of St Vincent.
Rotarians from Districts 9520 and 9500 enjoyed the outing which promoted the opportunities for young people aged 15 - 18 identified by their teachers as having potential as young leaders.
The regular crew of the One and All worked with a team of trainees of varying experience and prior training in very harmonious and effective ways. The cohesion of the team and the mutual respect and support for each other was very apparent. Several of the crew had undertaken a five day training sail to Port Lincoln only a few weeks previously. Their confidence and commitment to the various tasks was quite amazing. I spoke to one 15 year old high school student from Christies Beach Secondary School when he descended from furling the sails at the top of the mast and his enthusiasm and obvious enjoyment of his new found skills were fantastic.
LAND AHOY ! Jan Vade 2018-03-11 13:30:00Z 0

We Welcomed Shani Wood

Posted by Jan Vade on Mar 06, 2018


Our speaker this week was Shani Wood, Holdfast Bay Council

At our meeting on 19th February, Shani Wood from the Holdfast Bay Council spoke about the council’s waste management projects.

As a resident of the City of Holdfast Bay, you can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials. Each rateable household in Holdfast Bay is entitled to one 140L red lid garbage bin, one 240L yellow lid recycling bin and one 240L green lid organics bin. Additional services can be arranged with a private waste contractor.

We Welcomed Shani Wood Jan Vade 2018-03-05 13:30:00Z 0

Our Guest, Major Chris Roe

Posted by Jan Vade on Feb 19, 2018
Our guest speaker at the meeting on 5 February was Major Chris Roe. Major Roe is a Manager of the Army Museum of South Australia.  He spoke to us about the Boer War and Australia’s involvement in this war.  
The Anglo Boer War took place from 1899 to 1902. In 1899 The Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain . The Australian colonies sent troops to South Africa to fight with the British. South Australia sent nine contingents of South Australian troops to the war during the three years.  1531 men and 1507 horses joined the war. By the end of the war on 31st  May 1902 at least 59 South Australians had been killed.  Many others died from diseases and unknown causes.
 “In terms of fatalities the Boer War is third worst war our man and women participated.” He said.
Our Guest, Major Chris Roe Jan Vade 2018-02-18 13:30:00Z 0
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA  Jan Vade 2018-02-01 13:30:00Z 0

A Message from Kim Harvey

Posted by Jan Vade
Paul and I have just completed our training in San Diego. What an amazing experience,
one I will never forget. I will always be grateful for this opportunity to learn from and be inspired by Rotarians from across the globe, making new friends at the same time.
Our theme for 2018-2019 'Be the Inspiration' is a positive and personal call to action for all Rotarians to not only tell our Rotary stories but to demonstrate through our actions the ideals and impact of Rotary.
A Message from Kim Harvey Jan Vade 2018-02-01 13:30:00Z 0

Our New Governor


Kim Harvey

District Governor Elect 2017-18

Kim’s Rotary story started at an early age in Broken Hill where her father, Allen McMaster, was a member of the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South. She was inducted into the Rotary Club of Brighton, SA in 2003 and was Club President 2005-2006. In 2015 she transferred to the Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay. Kim has been active at the District level serving on several committees including Peace Scholarships, Alumni and Training. Kim was Chair of the Training Committee 2011-2012 and 2016-2017. She was also Assistant Governor for Group 8 from 2009 to 2012.
Kim commenced her professional career as a gymnastics coach in Adelaide and then in Canada. While living in Canada for 11 years she was a Director of Recreation at a Community Centre, a Manager of an environmental impact assessment research centre at Carleton University, and an executive administrator for Environment Canada’s Research and Development Advisory Board. Kim moved back to Australia in 1998 and worked in the Public Relations and Education units of the Canadian High Commission in Canberra before she moved back to Adelaide in 2000 to work at the University of Adelaide where she was the Director of Alumni Relations until the end of 2015.
She is married to Paul, an importer who specializes in promotional products. Kim and Paul live in Brighton SA with their dog Patch.
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Our Guest was Max Kavanagh

Posted by Jan Vade
Max Kavanagh and Bruce Grimm
Max spoke to us about injury avoidance and management and the importance of posture and he says it isn't just "sitting up straight". His talk has made us aware of the importance of using correct posture at all times.
Max was a Contributor and Editor of the International Best Seller "Get Yourself Back In Motion",
He is an expert in the fields of fitness, posture and general physical well-being and has been a Physiotherapist in the fields of sports, exercise and general practice for over 30 years.    
Our Guest was Max Kavanagh Jan Vade 2018-01-27 13:30:00Z 0

Our Guest from Flinders Overseas Health

Posted by Jan Vade on Jan 09, 2018

Dr Helen Bradley, our guest.

At the meeting on 8th January our guest Speaker was Dr Helen Bradley. Helen is a Nurse, Midwife, and Adjunct Lecturer with the University of SA.
Helen is a member of Flinders Overseas Health Group, a charity organisation providing assistance in the health sector in the Eastern Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), which includes West Timor. The people in the area live in poverty, suffer from malnutrition, and have limited education and an under-resourced health system.
Our Guest from Flinders Overseas Health Jan Vade 2018-01-08 13:30:00Z 0

The Proclamation Day - South Australia

Posted by Jan Vade
On Thursday,  28th December members of our club cooked a BBQ for the people attending the City of Holdfast Bay Proclamation Day Ceremony at the Old Gum Tree.  This was an annual event in which our club works very closely with the City of Holdfast Bay.
The Old Gum Tree is a historic site in Glenelg North, South Australia. Near this tree on 28 December 1836, the British Governor John Hindmarsh delivered the proclamation creating the Colony of South Australia. A ceremony is held each year at the site on Proclamation Day, with the current Governor reading out Hindmarsh's original speech.
Thank you to Brenton Tiver for organising the day and to his team of hard workers who supported the day. It was another successful event for the club.
The Proclamation Day - South Australia Jan Vade 2018-01-05 13:30:00Z 0


Posted by Jan Vade
Christmas Soiree
Hey, Hey .... Christmas is upon us!
It is not all hard work.  We always have fun, enjoy and we celebrate.
Our Christmas Soiree was held at the Club Marion on Monday, 11th. . This was very well attended by over 50 people. We welcomed AG Dini Whyte, President Rod Harding and Marianne, Barb Humphries and Wayne from the RC of Somerton Park. But wait, there is more ... our partners and friends attended too.
CHRISTMAS SOIREE Jan Vade 2017-12-13 13:30:00Z 0

New Member Induction

Posted by Jan Vade
Evbuonwan Amadin Bright
New Member Induction at Holdfast Bay
We were delighted to welcome Evbuonwan Amadin Bright to our club. Bright was inducted by President Alan at the meeting on 4th December.
Welcome Bright !
New Member Induction Jan Vade 2017-12-10 13:30:00Z 0

Melbourne Cup Dinner 2017

Melbourne Cup Dinner

Fun and Games.
It is not all hard work and service.  This time work had to give way to pleasure.
The Melbourne Cup Eve night was great fun and it was good to welcome partners and friends to the event.
Thank you to Judy & Anne for all the work they did to make this so much fun.
On the 6th November we held the annual pre-Melbourne Cup night dinner.  Judy Shipp hosted the event and kept us on our toes with quiz questions, and charades.  The race caller, Gary did not predict the winner for us this year in his race call.
The evening was a time for the members to dress up in their best outfits. Judy Hoban was awarded the prize for the best outfit.  The night was enjoyed by everyone.
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We Support Foodbank SA

We Support Foodbank SA

Our speaker on 30th October was Greg Pattison from Foodbank.
Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry
to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres.
Foodbank rescues edible, but surplus food and groceries from the country’s farmers, manufacturers and retailers. This includes product that is out of specification, close to date code, has incorrect labelling or damaged packaging as well as excess stock and deleted lines. Without Foodbank much of this food would simply go to landfill.
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Heave Heart - Go for a defibrilator

Posted by Jan Vade on Nov 16, 2017

Defibrillators Save Lives

Guest Speaker Tim Bowen,   16th November, 2017
Tim Bowen spoke to us on the need for the public to have access to defibrillators. The sooner a defibrillator is used on a patient the less damage is done to their brain.
"A defibrillator is easy to use,"  he said. "There is no danger to the patient nor the user and it is relatively cheap to buy", he reassured us.
Kim, Satish and Roger were good demonstrators on the use of a defibrillator.
Heave Heart - Go for a defibrilator Jan Vade 2017-11-15 13:30:00Z 0

The Cold Plunge

Posted by Jan Vade on Aug 20, 2017

The Cold Plunge, Sunday, 20th August

Peter Gapp & Roger Pearce, The Legends!
The Cold Plunge is an annual event hosted by the Rotary Club of Glenelg with funds this year being donated to Mary’s Kitchen, Hutt Street Centre and Catherine House - Solutions for Women Experiencing Homelessness.
Our Members, Roger and Peter took the plunge to help raise awareness and raise funds to support the homeless in our community.   They were sponsored by many members of our club.  
In their board-shorts they plunged into the icy cold water at Glenelg on Sunday, August 20th at 11am.
It was fun and an unforgettable experience.
The Cold Plunge Jan Vade 2017-08-19 14:30:00Z 0

Our Guests

Posted by Jan Vade
At the meeting on 14th August we welcomed  Keith Tidswell from the Rotary Club of Ankara in Turkey. Judy Shipp sat next to Keith on a flight from Perth and they got talking.
Once she found out that Keith was a Rotarian, Judy invited him to visit our club.  Keith gave us a brief talk about the  refugee crisis in Turkey. We look forward  to seeing him again at one of our meetings.
We were also joined by three of the students from Suneden School who we sponsored to attend the Special Olympics held in Brisbane in the July school holidays. Tyler and Brodie were joined by their mother, and Joseph was accompanied by his mother.  It was wonderful to hear how much the boys learned from this experience. They were very proud of all the medals and awards they won and were happy to show them off. We enjoyed the delicious cake which they brought for our dessert.
Our Guests Jan Vade 2017-08-13 14:30:00Z 0

We Welcomed PDG Euan Miller

Posted by Jan Vade on Aug 07, 2017
On 7th August we welcomed our Guest Speaker PDG Euan Miller and visiting student from the Philippines, Eula Mae Gonzales.   Also,  we welcomed  Bright Evbuonwan, our regular visitor.
PDG Euan Miller’s topic  was “Attracting Younger Members to Rotary.”
Euan spoke to us of the procedures and activities the Rotary Club of Norwood took to attract new, younger members.
As their first step the club took was to survey younger people in their district to find what they did not like about Rotary. Once this was done the club then looked at strategies to attract members.  All the club members filled in a health check of the club.  A Strategic Plan for the next few years was formed and changes to the culture of the club were made.
We Welcomed PDG Euan Miller Jan Vade 2017-08-06 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange Student

Posted by Jan Vade on Jul 17, 2017

Ben Roache - Rotary Exchange Student

At the meeting on 17th July our speaker was Ben Roache. Ben was an Exchange Student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Marion in 2010.
Ben attended Scotch College and studied Japanese as part of his matriculation course. He had travelled to Japan with his family when he was 11 years old and had a love of the country, its language and culture from then on.
He completed his studies in law at the University of Adelaide in 2016 and will soon be taking up a position in Myanmar which is he looking forward to.
Other guests at this meeting were Ben’s father, Brian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Marion, Darrell Wise.
Ben gave us an interesting presentation on the opportunities and experiences that are available to students who participate in  Rotary’s Long Term Student Exchange Programme.
Rotary Exchange Student Jan Vade 2017-07-16 14:30:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0