Club History

Our club has recently established a new History Committee with the purpose of collating as much history of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor, from the past 72 years since the club’s inauguration on 8th August 1947.

Launching of the new Jet Surf Rescue Boat at Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club 1988
Launching of the new Jet Surf Rescue Boat at Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club 1988.

In this lovely photo we see Jean Bruce pouring the champagne, with husband Bob Bruce, president of the P.E.S.L.S.C siting with cap and jacket in the cockpit of the boat. Our club donated $15,000 towards the construction of the boat back in 1988.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!

If you have any old photos, newspaper articles, letters or documents pertaining to our club we would love to see them. We will scan all docs and photos so that the originals can be returned safely to their rightful owners. Please contact Committee Chair – Dave Jenkins at pa5966@bigpond.com.


The Wishing Well located on the end of Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor in 1950

The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well was erected in 1950 on behalf of the Club by Rotarian Bert Dolphin. The well attracted the local community as well as visitors to Victor Harbor. It was emptied at intervals and yielded scores of murky coins which add to the thousands of dollars already collected.