Welcome to the Rotary Club of Goolwa

The town of Goolwa is situated near the mouth of the Murray River and the Coorong National Park. The environment and nature is an intricate part of of the Goolwa Community. Also renown as a Riverport and unique in being home to both steam driven locomotives - Cockle Train and paddle steamer - Oscar W.
 
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Are you a leader or caring person who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world?
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Goolwa

Service Above Self

2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30pm for 7pm
Goolwa Hotel
9 Cadell St
Goolwa, SA  5214
Australia
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Goolwa Art & Photographic Exhibition
Entries for the 2018 Event open 1st January 2018
Signal Point Gallery, Wharf Precinct, Goolwa
Open to Public  - Saturday 24th March to Saturday 7th April 2018 (including Easter)
 
 
 
 
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The opportunity to get a permanent all weather outdoor stage in Goolwa is getting closer with the possibility of Government funding through Fund My Neighbourhood. The catch is the project with the most votes gets the funding. So if you would like an outdoor stage at the Goolwa Oval, please follow the link below, register as a voter and vote for the Goolwa Music Bowl.
 
http://fundmyneighbourhood.yoursay.sa.gov.au/rounds/fund-my-neighbourhood-2017/ideas/goolwa-music-bowl#.Wefbw3GkluQ.link
 
 
On Friday 4th, at the Goolwa Primary School assembly , the Rotary Club of Goolwa was officially thanked for the sandpit and shade sail donated to the school. 
The club was represented by Helga Campbell, Helen Hurford, Roger Shelden and Di Keach. President Di was presented with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the students and then said a few words on behalf of the club. 
She spoke briefly of Rotary and the contribution of the organisation in the community and worldwide. Also expressed the hope that one day some of those present may be involved with Rotary.  Then moved on to some information and acknowledgements regarding the sandpit and shade sail. 
The request for the sandpit was made in 2014, it was instilled in 2016 and the shade sail completed in 2017.  Rotary Vice-president, Kevin Hales gave a great deal of his time to oversee and work on this project from the outset to completion. The Education Dept. had certain requirements and builder Bruce Foote had the necessary qualifications to install the shade sail . The final cost was $8,900 which was raised, locally by the club with a contribution from the Rotary Foundation. Also acknowledged were Nanette Davis, Immediate Past -President and current Director of Youth, and Greg Casson, the previous President both of whom were involved with the progress of the project.
Di closed in saying that we are glad to hear that the sand pit was already giving much enjoyment and hope it will do so for many years to come. She thanked the school and students for the welcome and for the certificate of appreciation and congratulated them on the assembly very well run by the students themselves, with minimal input from the teachers. ill do so for many years to come. She thanked the school and students for the welcome and for the certificate of appreciation and congratulated them on the assembly very well run by the students themselves, with minimal input from the teachers.
 
The President of the Rotary Club of Goolwa. Nanette Davis, this week was pleased to present a Paul Harris Fellowship award to local GP Dr. Mark Miller. A PHF is the highest form of recognition given by Rotary International to a Rotarian, or a member of the Community who has contributed their services in keeping with the high principles of Rotary International
 
The Trailer raffle was drawn on Monday night 30 January 2017
 
1st Prize : Anne Treager
2nd Prize : Darryl Watson
3rd Prize : Dee Giles
4th Prize : Brad Mansfield
5th Prize : Kellie Foote
6th Prize : Stuart
7th Prize: R Paukner
 
 
Anne and Family receiving the trailer and cash from Goolwa Rotary President Nanette
 
In less than one hundred days, the Mayor of Alexandrina and the community of Goolwa will be welcoming Cittaslow representatives from all around the world.  Mayors and delegates from more than 200 towns from 30 nations will come to Goolwa for the 2017 Cittaslow International General Assembly.  Last year it was held in Portugal and next year it will be in France, but this year, the attention from 9 to 12 May will be on Goolwa, Australia.
Delegates will attend presentations, displays and dinners and will experience different locations as they tour the region.  A combined Alexandrina Council and Cittaslow Goolwa team has been planning this event for several years.  Visitors will either stay in local accommodation places or be hosted by Goolwa families.  Some locals have been learning Italian which together with English are the two official languages of Cittaslow International.
To present our unique region to Mayors and Delegates for an Assembly that will be in the southern hemisphere for the first time and outside Europe for only the second time, many resources (time, talents and money) are required.  Cittaslow Goolwa has received assistance from Alexandrina Council, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA and Lions.  The Committee has been delighted to receive a generous cheque from the Rotary Club of Goolwa which has been a long-time supporter of community programs. Rotary members played an important role in Goolwa’s accreditation which was approved in 2007.
Cittaslow combines the efforts of the council, businesses and community groups plus individuals to identify the unique character of the region and encourage its sustainability.  This covers environmental policies, heritage, tourism, education, community development and urban development.  It also supports the local food production, development and appreciation.
The 10th Cittaslow International General Assembly will give Goolwa a chance to showcase those things that make us special.  If you want to know more about Cittaslow or the Assembly, drop into the new Cittaslow building at the corner of Cadell Street and Goolwa Terrace, Wednesday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm. 
Nanette Davis (Goolwa Rotary President) Helen Hurford (Rotarian) Lyn Clark
Coordinator, 2017 Cittaslow International General Assembly
 
The Rotary club of Goolwa have made a very generous donation to the almost completed Wildlife Rescue Centre based in Goolwa.  The new facility is being built on land owned by Alexandrina Council and leased to WWO. This facility will provide some relief to our very overstretched resources. Our rescue work covers much of the Fleurieu region and rescue numbers have escalated dramatically over the last couple of years. The facility is only a few weeks from opening and this will be a very exciting time. The Rotary Club of Goolwa has donated $3,750 which will enable the building of the seabird rehabilitation enclosure with dry dock and water facilities.
Thank you to everyone of our wonderful supporters, tradies and all the community groups and individuals who have contributed to this amazing community achievement.
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Helen Hurford (Rotary), Veronica Teague and Rena Robinson (WWO), Nanette Davis (Rotary president)
Memorial plaque for Helen Jones unveiled at Goolwa
 
On Thursday 15th September a group of friends and colleagues of the late Helen Jones gathered at the small rose garden behind the original Council Chambers in Goolwa Terrace.   Mayor Keith Parkes unveiled a plaque recognising the many aspects of Helen’s service to her community. The plaque is attached to a park bench which looks out over the garden which was part of Helen’s legacy to the town.  Members of the large team of volunteers who help maintain Goolwa’s garden were present also as a token of the respect and admiration with which Helen is remembered. The idea for the plaque was a joint project by the Rotary Club of Goolwa and the Tidy Towns group both of which Helen was an active member for many years.
 
Helen was a force behind Goolwa becoming involved with, and recognised with a number of awards, from Tidy Towns, an offshoot of KESAB which has recently celebrated 50 years of community service.
 
Through Helen’s involvement some years ago the Rotary Club of Goolwa adopted a section of the Goolwa Port - Elliot Road and continues to conduct regular clean-up days.  Helen was also involved with the Main Street program which saw the planting of trees in the main street, the establishment of 12 public gardens in Goolwa, and the primary school coming on board with the nomination for the Tidy Towns Award.  These projects have also led to an involvement with other community environmental groups such as Trees for Life.
 
Helen’s profession as a nurse and midwife, and her personal family mental health issues encouraged her to organise several Mental Health Forums as part of the Rotary Health initiative, and she continued offering ongoing support through counselling within the Goolwa community.
 
Friday 7th October will be Rotary’s annual “Hat Day” which aims to not only raise funds for Mental Health Research, but also to encourage awareness of this widespread illness affecting everyone is our local community, in one form or another.
 
The unveiling was also attended by Helen’s husband Alan Jones and members of her family.
 
 
 
L to R
Back Row: Lachlan Robinson, Henry Robinson, Georgia Livingston, Sue Jones, Cathy Jones, Lizzie Livingston
Front row: Thomas Robinson, Alan Jones and Mayor Keith Parkes (seated)