Rotary Victor Harbor President – Karen Green, with Past President Julie Irwin, and David Basham MP, at the Changeover Dinner held at the Victor Harbor Bowling Club – Saturday 26 June 2021

Rotary makes up more than 1.2 million worldwide members who are actively changing lives locally and internationally. Just our club alone has a long history of serving the community here in Victor Harbor, South Australia which goes back to the club’s inauguration in 1947. Since that time we have raised well over $3 million dollars for our local communities and for International projects, such as eradicating Polio – a joint project with the Bill Gates Foundation.

Today we are proud to have 55 active members. A good mix of men and women, young and old who all bring a wide variety of talents with them. This enables us to work successfully to complete many diverse projects, events and activities throughout the year.

Take a look through this website and read about the projects our members are involved with and if any interest you then why not come along to a meeting and see if Rotary could be part of your life too.

Club Members

The heart of our club is our members, dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Rotary members share ideas, make plans, hear from the community, and catch up with friends during club meetings that fuel the impact we make.

The Rotary year runs from July 2021 to June 2022 and each new year brings a new club president and he or she then elects the club board members whose job it is to help the president during their year of office. The structure of Rotary also includes committees which work on projects and fundraising activities throughout the year. Raised funds are given to worthy causes both locally, nationally and overseas.

With you we can do more… call 0418 855 487 to find out how.

Club Structure


President Karen Green
Past President
Julie Irwin
President Elect
Michael May
Secretary Beth Mudge
Treasurer Allison Muir
Community Service Rob Williams
Youth Services Stewart Cummings
Membership/Public Relations Malcolm Haythorpe
International/Rotary Foundation Pat Chigwidden OAM
Marketing Shirley Sunter


Attendance Geoff Simpson
BBQ/Catering Graham Moody
Bulletin Tim Shierlaw
Christmas Pageant/Festival of Christmas Peter Morison/Mark Irwin
Facebook John Mowling/Shirley Sunter
Grants Lynda Hamilton
Programme Brian Liddy/Karen Green
Public Officer Wayne Abbott
Risk Management and Insurance David Taggart
Rotary Foundation Graham Ewens
Sergeant John Wilson
Website Jessica Brodey
Wishing Well Jeff McEvoy
Youth Protection Alison King


Art Show

Committee Director: John Mowling
Committee Members: Leonie Cox (Entries and Art Liaison) – Julie Irwin (Sponsorship) – Beth Mudge (Secretary) – Helen Parsons (Treasurer) – Judith Phillips ( Event Coordinator) – Tim Shierlaw (Administration)

Community Services

Committee Director: Rob Williams
Committee Members: Wayne Abbott – Graham Ewens – Darryl Girdler – Lynda Hamilton – Jackie Hart – David Jenkins – Jim Luedi – Graham Moody – Peter Morison – Ron Parker – Andrew Robertson – Geoff Simpson – Maxine Timbs – Neville Willis


Committee Director: Patricia Chigwidden OAM
Committee Members: Graham Ewens – Jim Luedi – Brian Liddy – Alan Roberts

Youth Services

Committee Director: Stewart Cummings
Committee Members: Mark Cox – Deane Michelmore – Allison Muir – Judith Phillips – Michael Schubert – John Swincer – David Taggart


Committee Director: Malcolm Haythorpe
Committee Members: Jessica Brodey – Graham Deane – Mark Irwin – Martin Jolly – Peter Morison – Murray Nitschke


Committee Director: Shirley Sunter
Committee Members: Jessica Brodey – Erica Harris – Nick Hayles – Michael May


Art Show Sub Committee

Committee Director: Peter Morison (Selection Judge)
Committee Members: Sue Ellers (Curator) – Shirley Sunter (Marketing) – Rob Williams (Logistics Manager)

Mental Health

Committee Director: Marty Alsford
Committee Members: Erica Harris – Jackie Hart – Moira Jenkins – Anthony Lang


Committee Director: tbc
Committee Members: Graham Ewens – David Jenkins – Brian Liddy – Tim Shierlaw – Neville Willis – John Wilson

Major Projects Sub

Committee Director: Tim Shierlaw
Committee Members: Stewart Cummings – Murray Nitschke – Helen Parsons – Shirley Sunter

Eight members of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor who have each given over 25 years service to the club.
These eight dedicated members of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor, have each given over 25 years service to our club. They were each presented with a Long Service Award at the Club’s 70th Anniversary celebrations in November 2017.