Rotary Club of Port Lincoln

                                                A network of professional & business leaders who volunteer their time to serve the Eyre Peninsula 

 
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Port Lincoln Rotary Club Information

Port Lincoln Rotary Club Inc. Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 A/C 144382454

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Ravendale Community Sporting Club
40 Stamford Tce
Sec.08 8682 1274 or Pres. 08 8682 1390
Port Lincoln, South Australia  5606
Australia
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LETTER OF RECOGNITION FROM CITY COUNCIL.
Thanks to Rotary
 
To all who were present and a part of the Port Lincoln Rotary Club food tent at the Teakle Auto Sprints;
I just wanted write a small note of thanks to you all for allowing Ben (David and Jackie Johnston's Grandson) to be a part of the Rotary team serving at the tent. I am so grateful to you all for showing him the meaning of "Community" and working together selflessly; It is a true gift that you have given. As a Mother of a son who could easily be bombarded by the negative influences of the world today, I am so grateful to you all for showing him and allowing him to be a part of such a lovely group of people working so hard and selflessly for their community. It is something that you should all be very proud of; making such a positive difference, not just in the local community but if I may be as bold to say; the world.....Thank you again!!
 
Yours Sincerely,
 
Linda True-Arrow
27th PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP AWARDS
 
The Port Lincoln Rotary Club, Pride of Workmanship Awards will be held again on Tuesday the 23rd May.  This year we are encouraging sporting clubs who wish to recognise the effort of their volunteers as well as business to be involved.  For more information contact Craig Faulkhead 0417848618.
 
The Pride of Workmanship awards were instigated in 1975 by the Rotary Club of Pennant Hills in Australia, and spread through the Rotary Clubs throughout the world with the Port Lincoln Rotary Club joining in the late 1980s.  The Pride of Workmanship Program enables managers in our society to help employees achieve the goal of job satisfaction, and publicly recognize them for their efforts.  The objective of the program is to provide employers with an opportunity to recognize employees who display the qualities worthy of an Award, and epitomise the Pride of Workmanship theme which is "Do it once- do it well". 
 
Last year, the guest speaker John Lynch CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service central division likened the awardees dedication to their respective jobs to the dedication that all of the people who make up the RFDS have to that organisation.
The RFDS make an average of 11 flights per day just to the Eyre Peninsula, the organisation has some 64 aircraft Australia wide.
 
 

 

 

Harvest at Boston Bay Wines

 

Harvest in the Boston Bay vineyard is achieved in the old traditional. Grapes are picked by hand when the grapes are just right for harvest.

Rotary along with other local clubs are invited to participate by providing a team of enthusiastic pickers. Returns to the clubs are generous, being a reward for the amount of effort that clubs provide. 

The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln generally has about twenty or so members participate in the harvest each year. We have been a part of the Ford family vineyard harvests since its inception over 30 years ago. 

Harvest has been on Sundays and has been taking around 3 to 4 hours and is then followed by a light lunch and refreshments kindly organised by the Ford family.  

 

Photo of John Hancox and Noel Jenkins taken at last years pick.

 Thanks to all who put in some time to assist.

 

 

Sports Person of 2016
 
Port Lincoln Rotary partnered with local radio station 5CC, Magic 89.9 and with Port Lincoln City Council to recognise sporting achievement in the Lower Eyre Peninsula region.  The Junior and Senior Sports Person of the Year awards for 2016 , were presented by Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers at a dinner at Ravendale Sports Centre on Saturday night the 14th of January.
 
Port Lincoln Rotary has presented a Sports Person of the Year for many decades now but this new award pulls together Rotary's and other similar awards, to make the one premier award.
 
Cricketer Ben Smith (Senior Sports Person) and young tennis star Charlotte Nicholls (Junior Sports Person) were recognised as the inaugural winners of this new award.
 
Pictured below are the winners, Ben Smith and Charlotte Nicholls.
 
 
and Charlotte with Kyle.
 
Rotary supports Youthoria Theatre.
 
The Port Lincoln Rotary club has continued it's support for the Youthoria Theatre by donating a snack and drink vending machine.  The vending machine will sell snacks and drinks in the foyer of the theatre and will leave the staff free to attend to ticketing.
 
 
 
Helping install the vending machine are Port Lincoln Rotary president, Mike Munro along with John Myers, Juri Berzins and Dave Gillies from Rotary with Christy from Youthoria in the centre of the photo.
 
NATIONAL SCIENCE FORUM.
Congratulations to Michelle Herron from PLHS on winning selection (not an easy task) to the Science Forum in Canberra in Jan. 2017. Two students in two years, and three in seven years from Pt Lincoln. If I'm not mistaken all from PLHS.
GRACE IN PARIS.
CLAIRE WEBBER'S TRIP TO USA AND CANADA.
Claire spoke to us recently regarding her Rotary vocational Training Trip to USA and Canada. Those members away missed one of the most animated speakers we have experienced for some time; a dynamic talk complete with live sound effects and visuals to support her presentation.
It was difficult for me to both enjoy the moment, and to make some notes to pass on to you.
Some of the highlights were;
Yahoo's data farm - 6 times the size of Ravendale oval, where among other things your emails are stored multiple times to safeguard against accidental loss.
Marijuana Farms - Max. of 1 hectare each with high fences.
Pine Forests - where the pine beetle is destroying whole forests.
Winery Visits - winery visits, winery visits!
Canada's Largest Cattle Ranch - 1 million acres, 8% irrigated. 20,000 cattle, and cowboys!
Well done Claire!
 
 
 
 
WELCOME JULIANE. EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM GERMANY.
Juliane was welcomed to Pt Lincoln last Thurs by an enthusiastic group of Rotarians and Host Family.
The group comprised; Noel Welfare, Rosa and Branco Franco, Erica, Abby, Charlotte, Greg, and Lucy Nicholls, JULIANE, David Johnston, Dave Gillies and John Myers. The face near the bottom of the photo is Josie Nicholls.
Mike Munro takes over as President
 
Mike Munro takes over as President of the Port Lincoln Rotary club for 2016/17 at the annual changeover dinner held on the 5th of July.
 
LOCAL YEAR FOUR STUDENT JOINS FIGHT AGAINST POLIO
 
On Tuesday 29th Local boy Ayo Ajao donated $350.80 that he had raised to the Port Lincoln Rotary Club President. He chose as his year four project to raise money to aid the fight against Polio, he filled a jar with jellybeans and sold guesses as to the number of beans in the jar.
He sold these at the Navigators College which he and his sister Abby attend and at a Rotary Club meeting on the night that he handed the money over. It happens that Rotarian David Forbes had the correct guess at 375
It happened to be a night that the Rotary District Governor Doug Layng attended so he was able to see community participation in action. It is probably not a surprise that Ayo chose Polio as his target and Rotary as his partner, what is a surprise is that one so young has the foresight to participate in the ongoing battle against Polio.
His parents are Dr Kay Ajao and Nike Ajao who is a nurse at the Port Lincoln Hospital, Dr Kay is a very committed community supporter and for a man who is so busy is an active Rotarian often attending working bees and the like.
President John Myers was able to announce that there have been no new cases of Polio reported in Africa in the last twelve months and that the remaining trouble spots are Iran and Afghanistan, with the help of the Gates Foundation and a number of Governments Rotary International is still taking the fight right up to the remnants of the Polio threat, whatever support the local community feels it is able to give is greatly appreciated.
 
 

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 Puckridge Park

Have you had a look at our beautiful park? Rotary have kept this little package of native bushland for the enjoyment of everyone. 

Functions can be booked to take advantage of the spectacular view over Boston Bay. There is everything provided from just a short time with the kids in the playground to a BBQ with the family on a balmy winters day. Two gazebos with electric BBq's provide the best spots for groups.

The native garden area is extensive with gravel paths providing long walking trails.

  Where we are in the World

 

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