NEW Hindmarsh River Trail Project

New Project: Revegetation of Section of Hindmarsh River trail

Rotary Victor Harbor has been successful in gaining a Grass Roots Grant from the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board to:

  • Clear weeds and pest animals from an identified section of the bank of the Hindmarsh River.
  • Revegetate with native plants
  • Monitor the bird and invertebrate population in this section, particularly the endangered Black Chinned Honeyeater
  • Provide enhanced habitat area for the Black Chinned Honeyeater by planting preferred plants
  • Rotary volunteers will provide ongoing monitoring of the health of the native vegetation, including watering and weeding

This grant will fund the purchase of the native plants and some weeding.

The members of Rotary Victor Harbor will provide the labour and enthusiasm to make the Hindmarsh River trail a wonderful experience of interaction with the native fauna and flora of our region for locals and visiting walkers.

It is anticipated the project will be completed by July 2021.

And The Winner IS… McDonalds

Congratulations to Gavin and Natalija Daniell from McDonalds Victor Harbor, who were the winners at the Art Show Naming Rights Dinner last night, held at Hotel Crown, Victor Harbor.

They have been sponsors of the Art Show for the past 20 years and so we are delighted that they won.

We can now announce that the name of the next art show will be 

2021 McDonalds Victor Harbor Art Show 

Winning the Naming Rights also means that their logo will appear on all advertising and printed literature for the Art Show.

Around 60 sponsors with partners attended last nights annual naming rights dinner and Art Show Chairman David Elliot say a big ‘Thank you’ to the committee members who helped to make last night a success!

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Tree Planting at Geoff Walker Reserve

On Saturday 25th July 2020, 14 members of Victor Harbor Rotary attended at the Geoff Walker Reserve, Joy Street, Encounter Bay and planted over 300 trees, shrubs and native grasses to supplement the plantings that members have planted over the past three years.  Most of the earlier plantings have progressed well. Lee, from City of Victor Harbor spoke of the work our club has carried out and it is most appreciated.  Members will be asked during the year to water the new plants.  This project is one of many small community projects that the club has carried out. Report by Brian Liddy, Project Coordinator.

Rotary Victor Harbor members plant new trees and shrubs to continue establishing the Geoff Walker Reserve in Encounter Bay – 25 July 2020

Incoming President Julie Irwin Addresses The Club

On Wednesday evening Rotary Victor Harbor held its first dinner meeting following the COVID-19 restrictions. Incoming President Julie Irwin addressed the members and set out her plans for the coming year.

Her year as President will be a busy one with many community-led projects and fund raising events planned, making it a year to remember in more ways than one, as Julie’s overriding request to members is to make it fun!

Incoming President Julie Irwin addresses members at Rotary Victor Harbor’s Welcome Back Dinner Meeting – Wed 24 June 2020

Members Drive Patients Thru Medi Ride Scheme

Members of Rotary Victor Harbor have signed up to help transport patients from their homes to hospitals and other medical appointments in a City of Victor Harbor Council Scheme. This service is run jointly between Southern Communities Transport Scheme and Medi Ride who combine to help those in need attend important medical appointments when they have no other means of getting there by themselves.

Club member Neville Willis has been driving people for over 20 years, and recently 3 new members have joined him, they are President Marty Alsford, President Elect Julie Irwin, and Rotarian Peter Morison.

They are seen here standing by the bus in which they all successfully drove to pass the required driving examination, the Volunteer Driver Assessment Test.

Rotarian Peter Morison, President Marty Alsford and President Elect Julie Irwin, stand proudly by the bus which was donated by Rotary Victor Harbor – June 2020

Kings Beach Viewing Platform Being Built

Watch the The Kings Beach viewing platform take shape as it is built this week – 22 – 29 February 2020. Project leader Rotarian, Malcolm Menadue, said: ‘The deck will be a great asset for the area and tourists alike……….  and a great achievement for our Club.

Work is underway on the new viewing platform at Kings Beach – Feb 2020

The viewing platform is taking shape and the walkway planks are being slotted in to place – Feb 2020

The Viewing Platform at Kings Beach – a Major Project of Victor Harbor Rotary, led my Malcolm Menadue and with thanks to Bailey Homes, Steve and his workmen along with the many Rotarians and friends who also helped to make this project such a great success!

The Kings Beach Viewing Platform, completed in all its glory – 28 February 2020