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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
On Wed 3 June 2020 President Marty Alsford welcomed Mark Irwin into our club. Mark was inducted via a club Zoom meeting and comes to us with a wealth of new skills and is keen help out with many club and community projects.
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.‘