Rotary Club of Port Lincoln

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 The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln Inc.
 

Chartered in 1949, the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln has provided over 60 years of service to Port Lincoln and the Lower Eyre Peninsula communities.

It continues to raise funds for local and other charities and provides physical and financial assistance to many worthwhile projects.

The president of the club distributes the funds raised from projects throughout the year to charities and institutions on Eyre Peninsula.

The club performs many fundraising activities, of which some key ones are as follows:
  • Tunarama Festival
  • Operating vending machines
  • Convening Corporate Golf Day
  • Grape picking at Boston Bay winery

These funds are used to support community and youth projects, as well as directly donate funds to selected organisations.

The club also undertakes many service projects for the community, of which some key ones are as follows:

  • Sports Person of the Year Award
  • Pride of Workmanship Awards

The club also undertakes many youth specific projects, of which some key ones are as follows:

  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


Rotary International
 

 

Rotary is an organisation for business and professional men and women who are prepared to give of their time and expertise to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Its scope extends from the local community to some of the most impoverished people on earth. At the same time we believe in having some fun, so that service and fellowship are the two pillars upon which Rotary stands.

ROTARY is non-sectarian and non-political and is growing in numbers. Each Club shares the common principals of Rotary but each is autonomous and free to prepare its own programs and control its destiny.

 

ROTARY started in 1905 when a small group of businessmen in Chicago began meeting to learn from one another and to enhance their business relationships. While making business contacts is still a useful facet of Rotary, the focus quickly moved to include doing good deeds in the community and helping those less fortunate.

 

ROTARIANS throughout the world encourage high ethical standards in their vocation, conduct humanitarian projects and work towards world peace and understanding.

 

 
THE OBJECT OF ROTARY

 

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

 

FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.

 

SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

 

THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life.

 

FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 


THE FOUR WAY TEST

 

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives.

This led to the early adoption of 'The Four Way Test':-

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"
 

THE ROTARY WHEEL

The badge of Rotary originated in 1905 as a simple wagon wheel representing "civilization and movement".

The cogged wheel version was made official by a 1919-1920 decision of the board. A key way was added in 1929 to signify that the wheel is a worker - not an idler. The energy of the wearer is the key to Rotary activity.

ROTARY CLUB OF PORT LINCOLN AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Whilst the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln operates to serve the local community, it operates within the bounds of the global Rotary International framework.

The Rotary Club of Port Lincoln donates funds each year which assists wider Australian and global projects that network of Rotary International organisations operate. One such project is Polio Plus, whereby Rotary International have been committed to completely eradicating polio from the World.

The Rotary Youth Exchange program is another example of the Rotary International communities working together and with the Rotary Club of Port Lincoln.