Pride of Workmanship Awards

Rotary Pride of Workmanship Awards 2019 - Infomation Flyer - call Maxine on 0410 507 173 or email our club secretary David at

Calling on all Employers in Victor Harbor and Port Elliot!

The Pride of Workmanship Award seeks to honour those people, irrespective of age or vocation, who in the eyes of their respective employers,show a distinct quality in their approach, attitude and dedication to their job. The  Program enables managers and business owners to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts. The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor seeks nominations from the community and employers, for people, who are deserving of recognition of their sense of responsibility to do a job consistently well.

Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 7 June 2019

We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will get onboard with us in rewarding your talented staff and volunteers!

O2O Bike Ride

The team of riders finished the Bike Ride in Broken Hill on Thursday April 4. What a great effort. They couldn’t have done without the great support from club members and their partners as support crew. We reached our target of $50,000 which is quite outstanding. Mark and Leonie did a great job in organising the event that was run safely without incident.

Bike Ride Start

Kieran and Matt, owners of the Causeway Café, next to the ride start point, have kindly offered the following support –

All coffee sales for the hour before the ride starts will be donated back to the ride and matched by them.

Tell your family and friends & anyone who may want to come down and be there for the send-off, to buy a coffee between 8am and 9am on Thursday, 28th March, at the Causeway Café. It will be a prime spot to cheer us away on our great adventure.

2019 Conference Bike Ride

Conference bike ride from the Ocean to the Outback

March 28 to April 4, 2019

636 kms from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill

 7 days – 1 rest day

Average 90 kms per day

The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is proud to organise this exciting event to raise funds for research into mental health.

We will be cycling from Victor Harbor to Broken Hill arriving in time for the last Rotary District 9520 Conference

The ride has even more significance now that our drought affected rural friends and families are struggling through such a difficult time.

It is not only farmers who need our help here, but entire communities.

All funds raised will go to Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and every dollar raised goes directly into Mental Health Research which has been ARH’s main area of focus since 2000.

ARH was established in 1981 and has contributed over $40 million into health research – “In Australia, by Australians, for Australians”.

“I commend the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor for this wonderful initiative which will not only raise much needed funds for research into mental health through our own Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest independent funds of mental health research within Australia, but will increase awareness of mental health issues within rural communities. This bike ride – from the ocean to the outback – is a great example of Rotarians as People of Action!”

Kim Harvey, District Governor 2018-2019

Please support us… support Rotary Mental Health research… support our communities.

$100.00 Rider entry fee

The route:

Thursday 28th March, Victor Harbor to Hahndorf – 74km

Friday 29th March, Hahndorf to Nuriootpa – 84km

Saturday 30th March, Nuriootpa to Burra – 114km

Sunday 31st March Programmed rest day

Monday 1st April, Burra to Terowie – 68km

Tuesday 2nd April, Terowie to Yunta – 101km

Wednesday 3rd April, Yunta to Olary – 77km

Thursday 4th April, Olary to Broken Hill – 118km

We encourage youth, women and men to join us on this exciting adventure.

Any cyclist wishing to participate will need a minimum standard of 24 km per hour solo on a flat road for a minimum of 2 hours. Every day will be split into 2 sessions. Starting time and duration between breaks will be advised before each day’s ride. At least one support vehicle will be on the road for the duration of the event thanks to the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor.

All sponsors will be recognised on signage displayed on support vehicles and trailers for the duration of the event.

Safety will be of paramount importance. All cyclists are to adhere to a code of conduct that will be required to be followed during the event.

Non Rotarians are welcome if you support our cause.

If you are coming to the conference, why not bring a bike or e-bike and roll in to Broken Hill with us in support of this great cause. Alternatively, feel free to walk the last section with us into town.

Looking forward to your participation.

Direct Deposits for entry fee and  donations:
Victor Harbor Rotary Club
BSB:  065 511Account #:   1009 4619
Please advise of your deposit via email to

Register your interest in either donating or riding by contacting:

Mark Cox

President, Rotary Club of Victor Harbor


Ph:  0414 904 574

2018 2019 Changeover Dinner

Recently our new President Mark Cox was inducted as the clubs new president for the 2018 / 2019 year taking over from John Cunningham.

The night was highlighted by awarding a Paul Harris Fellow to long time journalist for The Times, Michael Simmons and club member Judith Philips.

Honorary Members Pat Chigwiggen, Lorraine Lewitzka and Jan Sheehan were recognised.

Included in the 60 members and guests present were new local member for Finniss David Basham and his wife Kate and Graeme Philp the Mayor of Victor Harbor accompanied by his wife Carol.


Bradleys Place working bee

15 members and partners helped move 15 cubic metres of accredited soft fall mulch donated by Wade and Sarah Haythorpe from Strathalbyn Hire & Landscape Supplies from the driveway to the playground area at Childhood Cancers Bradley’s Place. This is the final stage to make the area a safe environment for families to enjoy their time away from treatment for cancer.

We welcome new members to the club

At the last dinner meeting the club inducted two members. John Swincer is a new member introduced to the club by Mark Sheilds will be a great asset to the club and Lynda Hamilton has come back after working in Broken Hill.


President John Cunningham welcoming to the club Lynda Hamilton and John Swincer