Every little bit helps

Our Community Garden continues to produce and excess food from recent events find a good home at the Hackham West Community Centre.
Every little bit helps Marion Fielke 2024-02-23 13:30:00Z 0
Woman of spirit honoured Marion Fielke 2024-02-23 13:30:00Z 0
Drag Queen Bingo Marion Fielke 2024-02-23 13:30:00Z 0

Book Rotary Hall online

Amongst the assets held by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale is management of Rotary Hall in Christies Beach. The Hall is suitable for hourly repeat bookings or whole of Sunday events.
Availability and costs are on the 'SpacetoCo'  website which lists bookable spaces searchable by name or location throughout the City of Onkaparinga. Our partnership with SpacetoCo also includes financial management, reporting and system generated emails to hirers.
Links have been added to our website for easy searching.
we even have a QR code for mobile phone enquiries.
AI making bookings and payments easy.
Book Rotary Hall online Marion Fielke 2024-02-02 13:30:00Z 0

Friends and family are magic

What would we do without our friends and family during large events like Australia Day Breakfast.
Rotary members gave sterling service as usual for this big day starting very early getting prepacked equipment and trailers to Noarlunga and finishing about midday with trailers repacked and back in the shed. The days of organisation beforehand go mostly unnoticed, ordering food and packaging, liaising with the Noarlunga Sea Scouts Group, Fleurieu Harmony Chorus, Glenelg Brass Band, and then prepacking the trailers.
Extra hands were needed on the day to cook and serve food for more than 900 people celebrating Australia Day in Ramsay Place, Noarlunga. Crowds were patient when lining up for food, entertained by the Fleurieu Harmony Chorus and the Glenelg Brass Band sharing good Aussie favourites. We even had a visiting e-club Rotarian, Elli Adams serving customers. Thank you all for your service.
Ash working Australia day brekkie featuring Chris Picton and Amanda Rishworth.
Daughters are gold!
Glenelg Brass Band entertaining the crowd with Aussie favourites
Friends and family are magic Marion Fielke 2024-01-26 13:30:00Z 0
Australia Day Breakfast Marion Fielke 2024-01-13 13:30:00Z 0

Best office in the South

During the Summer school holidays we partner with the Southern Football League to raise funds by assisting Council to collect fees for cars to drive on local beaches.
Our view is spectacular and funds raised are a valuable contribution to local youngsters beginning to play football and Rotary community projects including sending young people on the 'One and All' sail training ship.
Best office in the South Marion Fielke 2024-01-05 13:30:00Z 0

Lucky raffle winner delighted

A President's delightful duty.
This is the part of Rotary that I really enjoy. Today I met Shirley. Shirley is an elderly lady who lives close by to colonnades, she uses a gopher as her only mode of transport. Sometime this week she was at colonnades buying some little bits and pieces. Minding her own business but thinking to herself that she hadn't seen any raffles around lately.
Driving herself out of Big W, she spotted our basket on the gift wrapping table so approached and although she didn't want any gift wrapping done, bought 5 tickets in the raffle.
Today I had the privilege of telling her she had won our raffle. Shirley was over the moon. This basket meant more than the sum of its parts to her. It meant being able to sit with family and share its contents over a laugh and a story about how she came across it. How the basket was perfectly catered to being able to share (Bunnings gift cards for her son, teddy bear for grandchild etc)
I left Shirley's modest little unit in such a happy mood, grateful that we were able to create hope in just one more life this Xmas season.
Merry Xmas to all members of our amazing little club, to your families immediate and extended too. I hope you all have a great break and return in 2024 reinvigorated to continue the great work we do in our community.
Lucky raffle winner delighted Marion Fielke 2023-12-21 13:30:00Z 0

Benny kicks a belter

match report from SAFC
our Under 18 sponsored player Benny Barrett was mentioned.  
'Clearing out the middle with purpose saw the ball sail into the attacking fifty, after an exit and swift re-entry towards the goals Benny Barrett would shake his defender and kick a belter.'
A week later, Benny Barrett was again named  in the best players for the game against Norwood.   Final score South Adelaide 48 d Norwood 18.
Well done Benny.
Benny kicks a belter Marion Fielke 2023-08-02 14:30:00Z 0

Young footballers meet sponsors

Our sponsorship deal with the South Adelaide Football Club this year includes oval signage and young footballers support.
Our sponsored footballers thus year are Kyle Emery, Carly Milsom and Under 18 player Benny Barrett. Welcome all.
Merilyn introduced Kyle when he dropped in after training to meet the members
Young footballers meet sponsors Marion Fielke 2023-04-09 14:30:00Z 0

Noarlunga MFS a hit

Club members visited the new Noarlunga Metropolitan Fire Service Station. State of the art and manned 24/7, the station is earthquake proof and a good place to have locally in an emergency.
Noarlunga MFS a hit Marion Fielke 2023-04-09 14:30:00Z 0

NYSF student shares her experiences

A 'question time' session enabled Georgie Wooller to share her recent NYSF experiences with members. National Youth Science Experience enables year 12 students with a passion for science, opportunities to meet leaders in the fields of digital science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across Australia.  .
NYSF student shares her experiences Marion Fielke 2023-04-09 14:30:00Z 0

Our tree babies have grown - 'Trees for life'-

Our tubes of seedlings were delivered to 'Trees for Life' last Thursday. A little more growing and they will be ready to send to farms for windbreaks and revegetation. Rotary cares for our environment.
Our tree babies have grown - 'Trees for life'- Marion Fielke 2023-04-09 14:30:00Z 0

Helping the homeless

Can you imagine not having regular access to hot water, or when on the rare times you do, not having any products to keep you clean? If you are also responsible for keeping children clean how much harder would it be? No shampoo or toothpaste? Nothing to keep these products together when you do collect a few. Your daily struggles for food and shelter too would seem unending.
Rotarians are collecting products and sewing bags for the homeless in our area.
Yes, we do have local families and individuals without regular appropriate accommodation.
Rotary members are also on a task force to combine the resources of a number of local assistance agencies to help the homeless.
Rose and Tracy get busy at 'Knit and Natter' Rotary Hall.
Helping the homeless Marion Fielke 2022-09-27 14:30:00Z 0

Footy fundraising

photo from SFC Facebook page.
During Football Finals Season, club members collect tickets at the oval gates for the Southern Football League. Our Final duty was on Saturday 17 September where Reynella and McLaren teams were Premiers. Well done everyone.
Footy fundraising Marion Fielke 2022-09-24 14:30:00Z 0

International Day of PEACE

Peace Pole no 21 was installed at Woodcroft Primary School on the International Day of Peace 2022.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale, it is one of at least 150 poles already installed throughout Australia with more to come.
Students from Woodcroft PS chose the languages on the pole, including ASLAN as the school has hearing impaired students attending.
International Day of PEACE Marion Fielke 2022-09-24 14:30:00Z 0

Networking breakfast

Rotarians Phil and Christopher made an early start and attended a networking Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the City of Onkaparinga at Serafino Winery. Speakers were John Sikkema from 'Halftime Australia' who spoke on leadership coaching and Ben Rowe from the 'Streetlight Community'. A program working to keep youth safe on the streets.
Networking breakfast Marion Fielke 2022-09-24 14:30:00Z 0

Be Prepared

Club members and friends were invited to hear Mark Lewis speak on the 'Green Box' on 21 September.
To be prepared, any suitable container will do to hold precious papers, passwords and bank access codes to be used after you can no longer manage your own affairs through death or illness.  Mark spoke about his own experiences and how the 'green box' set up by his father 'Bernie' enabled his estate to be finalised in record time.
Mark also spoke of his interesting Australian Air Force career and flying F111 aircraft faster than the speed of sound..
Be Prepared Marion Fielke 2022-09-23 14:30:00Z 0

New play equipment planned

Nat Cook MP points to the proposed location of the new 'All access' play equipment planned for Wilfred Taylor Reserve. RC Morphett Vale part funded the carousel already installed in the playground. A community group is being formed to advise and assist the Council in the selection and also fundraising for an enlarged play area. Nat has already provided $100,000 in funding from a state grant.
New play equipment planned Marion Fielke 2022-09-23 14:30:00Z 0
VALE Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022 Marion Fielke 2022-09-08 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary serves the young

Because of the number of programs offered in our district, the Youth portfolio is broken up into three sections:
Youth Leadership and Support,
Youth Service Programs, and
Cultural Experiences, Science and Safety
Rotary serves the young Marion Fielke 2022-08-07 14:30:00Z 0

One and All student braves the sea

One and All student sailor Jacob entertained club members with his stories of companionship and mateship on his recent sailing experience.
He climbed the mast, saw dolphins from the bow net and took his turn on the watches during his 5 day voyage. Jacob also enjoyed the offerings from the galley. 'Good food' he said.
The One and All at anchor at the Port Noarlunga reef
One and All student braves the sea Marion Fielke 2022-07-22 14:30:00Z 0

Changeover lunch June 2022

Our Leadership changeover lunch for Rotary year 2022-2023 was held at Old Horndale Winery Happy Valley. Hosts Phil and Nolleen Albrecht and staff looked after our every need.
Invited guests included Hon Amanda Rishworth MP and the City of Onkaparinga's Acting Mayor Simon McMahon. Rotary Past District Governors attending were Tim Klar and Jerry Casburn.
The team leading us in 2022-2023 is
Area 11 Governor Dini - with oversight of Public Image and Rotary Hall
President Marion
Past President Merilyn
Secretary Mark
Treasurer Chris
and Directors -
Tracy - Community
Terry - International
Merilyn - Membership
Phil - Youth
Changeover lunch June 2022 Marion Fielke 2022-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

Recycling starts again

Cold morning starts didn't worry a hardy few who gathered at the Rotary Shed to wind rope, sort ringpulls and generally recycle items for cash.
Recycling starts again Marion Fielke 2022-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary International President

Jennifer Jones was inducted on July 1 as the first woman President of Rotary.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
Rotary International President Marion Fielke 2022-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

District 9510 changeover event

Dini and Marion met old friends at the District 9510 changeover event at Redwing Farm near Moonta. District Governor 2021-2022 Jeff Neale became Past DG when Paul Thomas AM was inducted as the new DG for 2022-2023. Music, food and speeches entertained everyone there.
Rotarians, partners and friends enjoyed high tea and traditional cornish pasties washed down with hot tea, coffee and wine. The day's temperature did not rise above 11c and there was an offer of $1000 for a neighbour's pair of gloves I heard. Hot drinks were in demand to warm other hands.
District 9510 changeover event Marion Fielke 2022-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

RYLA now open

Rotary Youth Leadership Training
If you know of a young person between 18 and 25 who would benefit from leadership training check out this website. ryla9510.org/apply  Applications open now.
Our speaker for meeting 113 was Jan McLean, a RYLA attendee in 1978. Jan spoke about her RYLA experience and how it influenced and enhanced her life.
RYLA now open Marion Fielke 2022-06-21 14:30:00Z 0

First Responders' Day

On ‘Thank a First Responder Day’ we recognise the efforts of our first responders for their support of communities and people in need.
First Responders' Day Marion Fielke 2022-06-21 14:30:00Z 0

Nurture packs

Kindness and appreciation build good friends
'Knit and natter' at Rotary Hall was also the scene for packing 'Nurture packs' for deserving staff at the S A Ambulance Service Station at nearby Noarlunga.
Merilyn, Gaynor, Cheryle, Marion, Joy and Tracy packed bags, cut and tied ribbons and handmade thank you cards for 80 Ambulance station staff.
Thank you Tracy for your lovely cards which were hand made on the day.
Nurture packs Marion Fielke 2022-06-21 14:30:00Z 0

Footy Gates

Can I sell you a ticket to the footy mate?
Many thanks today to Rotary Club members Alan, Susan, Sandy & Tony for helping out the SFL at Christie’s Beach Oval footy gates today!
And no rain; just chilled winds!
Footy Gates Marion Fielke 2022-06-10 14:30:00Z 0
Knit and Natter Marion Fielke 2022-06-02 14:30:00Z 0

Taking  it to the heights

The Rotary flag flies at the world's highest peak, Mount Everest in Nepal.
Congratulations to Rotary District 3292 Nepal -Bhutan and Rotary Club Dhulikhel for rasing Rotary’s public image to great heights.
Taking it to the heights Marion Fielke 2022-06-02 14:30:00Z 0
Zonta Morning Tea Marion Fielke 2022-06-02 14:30:00Z 0

Bunnings award

Along with several other volunteer organisations we were recognised in National Volunteer Week for work in our community. Thanks to all of our volunteers who help to make our community a great place to be.
Bunnings award marion 2022-06-02 14:30:00Z 0
National Families and Volunteers Week Marion Fielke 2022-06-02 14:30:00Z 0

DIK working bee

DONATIONS IN KIND -What is it and why does it matter?
DIK is a major Rotary project that has coverage throughout South Australia.  Surplus goods are donated to the project by businesses, organisations and individuals.  These goods are sorted and distributed to needy communities locally, nationally and internationally. 
Goods including medical, dental and hospital equipment, computers, books, toys and school furniture.  The goods are stored on a temporary basis at a warehouse facility in Edinburgh Parks where they are checked, sorted and cleaned.
A working bee for members has been arranged for Saturday May 28 - contact Tony for carpool details.
https://www.facebook.com/Donations-in-Kind-Central-Region-DIK-487855948087719/ for news
DIK working bee Marion Fielke 2022-05-19 14:30:00Z 0
Walkers rewarded with morning tea Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0
Trevor Parry Garden working bee Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0
Zonta women ACT to assist domestic violence victims Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0
Candle Light Vigil for those lost to domestic violence Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0

Wrapping up Mother's Day

Another opportunity to get our brand out there was taken by club members as they wrapped and tied some amazing mother's day gifts at Colonnades on Friday. Merilyn put together a Mother's Day gift basket for a raffle which was drawn the same day.
Lucky winner lives in Morphett Vale.
May be an image of 2 people and text that says "pecsaver Rotary BIGV Club of Morphett Vale PEOPLE OF ACTION MEETING HERE TODAY of Morphett Vale Rotary ROTARY'S AREAS OF FOCUS"
Looking for more opportunities to wrap on Father's Day and Christmas.
Wrapping up Mother's Day mar 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0

Women in Rotary

On this day 35 years ago - May 4th 1987 - the US Supreme Court ruled that Rotary Clubs could no longer exclude women from membership on the basis of gender. The Rotary International Constitution was amended in 1989 enabling women to become members and leaders of clubs and Districts throughout the world. Today, women are often the ‘movers and shakers’ in Rotary clubs and are well represented in leadership positions at all levels of Rotary International.
On July 1st this year Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada will become the first woman to be the Rotary International President, a ground breaking achievement in the history of Rotary.
To celebrate the journey of women in Rotary within our local District, the Rotary Club of Mawson Lakes has produced an online publication “Celebrating Women in Rotary’.
If you would like to learn more about Rotary and become a volunteer, please visit the District 9510 website – www.rotary9510.org or District 9510 Facebook page.
Women in Rotary Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0

Raffle Winners!

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Last night Nat Cook MP drew the winning tickets for our Mothers' Day Raffle, ably assisted by Mia Mandara and President Merilyn Russell
Below are the details of the Mother's Day Raffle winners.
1st prize  0516  P Hawker (Yankalilla)
2nd prize  0134  J. Miller  (member's son who became a new Father recently - lucky new Mum)
3rd prize  2400  C Roberts (Happy Valley)
4th prize  1523   D Glastonbury (Reynella East)
Congratulations to all our prize winners. All have been notified and in receipt of their prize.
Our thanks to all who participated in the raffle.
Winner of the Wrapping day raffle is Helen Duncloff (Morphett Vale)
Raffle Winners! Marion Fielke 2022-05-06 14:30:00Z 0

Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL

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[photo Coorangamite Shire]
For more than 20 years Rotary has provided staff to cook and serve the Gunfire Breakfast at the Morphett Vale RSL.
This year with the help of Port Noarlunga 1st Sea Scouts, Merilyn, Dini, Tracy, Marion, Rose, Sandy, Chris, Phil, Terry and Garry enjoyed an early morning start to cook breakfast of bacon and eggs to be served in rolls to those commemorating this ANZAC Day.
Gunfire Breakfast at the RSL Marion Fielke 2022-04-24 14:30:00Z 0

it's a tie!

Australian Rotary Health gained funds for research into mental health from a bit of fun at our last meeting in April. An 'Ugly tie' competition bought out the merely ugly, the extremely ugly and the unbelievably ugly residents of the tie world.
The supreme winner was Christine with an old [very old] tie of her late husband Dennis. A disintegrating cow tie complete with 3D face and hanging pink udders. The other winners included a Christmas tie with flashing red nose on Father Christmas and an assortment of character and ugly print ties.
Xanthe stole the show with a black and yellow print tie accenting beautifully with her glossy black coat.
I think Jody will enjoy her wine prize though.
Winners and judges in the Ugly Tie competition
it's a tie! Marion Fielke 2022-04-21 14:30:00Z 0

Glenthorne National Park

President Merilyn thanks Jarrod Eaton, the project coordinator for Glenthorne National Park located on the former CSIRO research property at O’Halloran Hill. Jarrod has the responsibility for delivering the infrastructure project vision for the property through the construction projects such as the trail network, roads, car parking, visitor hub and working with other groups in the National Parks and Wildlife Service on revegetation actions.


Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is one of Adelaide’s newest national parks, and is located 16 km south of Adelaide in the suburb of O’Halloran Hill.

It incorporates the Glenthorne farm property and adjacent O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park and, in time, will connect with other parks and parcels of land in Adelaide’s south to form the Glenthorne Precinct.

The Glenthorne Precinct includes Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Marino Conservation Park, areas of the Field River Valley and Happy Valley Reservoir, which is now open for visitor recreation.

Glenthorne National Park Marion Fielke 2022-04-21 14:30:00Z 0
We welcome our newest Rotarian Marion Fielke 2022-04-21 14:30:00Z 0

Annual Beanie Sale 25 June

Our ANNUAL BEANIE and RUG SALE is on again in front of COLES Reynella Square on 25 June.
All handmade in South Australia, these original sought after items sell out quickly.
We are also looking for more keen knitters and crocheters to contribute to our beanie sale fundraiser.
Pictured are recent additions made by Helen Pfeiffer.
Drop off point: Rotary Hall, 2 Brixton St, Christies Beach. 4th Wednesday each month, 10.00am-12.00pm
Funds raised will go to Spirit of Woman
Annual Beanie Sale 25 June Marion Fielke 2022-04-11 14:30:00Z 0

Trevor Parry Centre Working Bee

Trevor Parry Community Recovery Centre is a residential mental health rehabilitation facility for clients who require intensive support to improve daily living skills and self management of illness.
We will be working there the first Monday of each month to do some general garden maintenance as a Community project to keep the refurbished garden tidy. 
We supplied 2 tables and benches to them last year.
Our next working bee is Monday, April 4 (1-3 pm)  when we will stain the tables and benches.  
Bunnings have donated the stain for the work.
Please see Joy or Merilyn.
Trevor Parry Centre Working Bee Marion Fielke 2022-03-21 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary International working in UKRAINE and POLAND


The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for direct humanitarian support in the Ukraine region.

The crisis in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 3 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 1 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.

Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.

Ukraine has 62 Rotary clubs and six satellite clubs with about 1,100 members, and 24 Rotaract clubs with more than 300 members.
Rotary International working in UKRAINE and POLAND Marion Fielke 2022-03-21 13:30:00Z 0

RAWCS Flood Relief Appeal

March is Water and Sanitation Month in the Rotary Calendar.
However excess water has caused untold grief and destruction to towns in Australia.
Want to help support people in Flooded areas of NSW and Qld?
Donate to Rotary Australia World Community Service - RAWCS
Please read how to help below and click link to donate:
RAWCS Flood Relief Appeal Marion Fielke 2022-03-21 13:30:00Z 0

Community garden at Christies Beach

As part of our efforts to create a community garden at Rotary Hall (council grant was applied for and awarded) we needed to consult with nearby residents.
Rotary Hall was set up ready to receive interested residents. The response was really positive.
The garden will include 4 wheelchair accessible wicking beds, as well as a garden bed in the shape of the Rotary wheel constructed with donated house bricks for succulents and a Peace Pole.
Watch this space
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President Merilyn with Sandy, Rose, Tracy, Joy and Mia (@City of Onkaparinga)
Community garden at Christies Beach Marion Fielke 2022-03-06 13:30:00Z 0

Rotarians valued at W T Park celebration

Rotarians raised funds for an 'All Access' carousel at Wilfred Taylor Reserve as part of Onkaparinga Council's nature playground upgrade. Rotary members were invited by Nat Cook MP to an announcement and photoshoot honouring all organisations and individuals who played a part in the popular upgrade. Rotarians  Merilyn, Terry, Gaynor and Susan stood with MPs Katrine Hildyard and Nat Cook to commemorate the event.
Rotarians valued at W T Park celebration Marion Fielke 2022-03-06 13:30:00Z 0

Jenny's 'All Kids' project benefits

Jenny Neale presented her 'Partner's Project' to members when DG Geoff Neale and his wife Jenny visited 0n 2 March. Jenny received a cheque for $500 from the club for 'All Kids' a project to benefit the education of children in Cambodia.
Dini [Area Governor] Jeff [District Governor] Jenny [Partner] and Merilyn [President] and the presentation of the cheque from funds raised by club members.

Jenny's 'All Kids' project benefits Marion Fielke 2022-03-06 13:30:00Z 0

VALE Don Douglas

For those members who knew Don Douglas.
Don passed away in the early morning of Monday 28th February after a short illness, surrounded by his wife and family, aged 94.
Don was a long serving member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Noarlunga, an active member right up to his retirement from Rotary.
The funeral will take place on Monday 7th March, 10.30am, at Alfred James Funerals, 272 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale.
VALE Don Douglas Marion Fielke 2022-03-01 13:30:00Z 0

District Governor to visit RC Morphett Vale

member photo  Welcome Jeff and Jenny
  Rotary District 9510 Governor Jeff Neale and his wife Jenny
 will be visiting members at the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale
 next Wednesday 2 March 2022.
 Board members are encouraged to place their Jimmy Deanes Bistro meal orders
 at 4:45pm  before meeting with the DG at 5pm.
 General meeting attendees are asked to place their meal orders at 5:45pm before    meeting at 7pm.
District Governor to visit RC Morphett Vale Marion Fielke 2022-02-24 13:30:00Z 0

Mother's Day raffle 2022

Mother's Day Raffle is on again in 2022
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win a great prize for Mum in our annual Mothers' Day Raffle
Sandy and Joy at Hackham West Centre
Sandy and Merilyn at Colonnades
Joy at Kangarilla Family Fun Day -
Tickets are only $2.00 each and can be purchased in lots of 5 tickets for $10.00 or 10 tickets for $20.00
Prizes include an accommodation package in Renmark, Bunnings voucher, Pamper pack and many others
Good Luck 🙂
While selling our Mothers' Day Raffle tickets at Noarlunga Bunnings we had a visit from the Easter Bunny
Merilyn, Dini and Jessie at Bunnings with a visiting Easter Bunny
Mother's Day raffle 2022 Marion Fielke 2022-02-23 13:30:00Z 0

Knit and natter at Rotary Hall

Photo by Annisa Ica on Unsplash
Knit ‘n’ Natter
Join us for a morning of knitting and crocheting in a safe and friendly environment
Suitable for those new at the art of knitting and crocheting as well as the more experienced.
Instruction will be available.
Some wool, needles and crochet hooks will be available for your use.

Finished articles may be taken home or donated to the Morphett Vale Rotary yearly beanie drive”.
Children accompanied by a responsible adult are most welcome

Morning tea will be provided
4th Wednesday of each month
Rotary Hall
Brixton St, Christies Beach

For further information please contact
Merilyn on 0424 306 081 or

Knit and natter at Rotary Hall Marion Fielke 2022-02-23 13:30:00Z 0
117 years of doing good Marion Fielke 2022-02-23 13:30:00Z 0

BBQ at Noarlunga Bunnings still popular

Customers can use cash, or their cards or phone to pay for  their sausages on our square reader.
$643 was earned at this BBQ and is to be used for projects in our local area.
Thank you to all members who assisted on Easter Monday.
Andrew, Alan and Garry show their BBQing skills
BBQ at Noarlunga Bunnings still popular Marion Fielke 2022-02-06 13:30:00Z 0

ZOOM meetings keep members safe (2)

Our recent club general meetings  have been via ZOOM to keep members safe during the recent COVID surge.
The DG visit on March 2 will also be ZOOMed for those unable to attend.
Well, it looks like your flying reporter got it wrong last bulletin.
Apologies Ian, you didn't have a tinny and you weren't fishing... You were YACHTING at Goolwa whilst on a ZOOM call!!
[super jealous]
ZOOM meetings keep members safe (2) marfie 2022-02-06 13:30:00Z 0

Sailing opportunities for young and old

A magical twilight sail for Rotarians and their friends on the 'One and All' Tall Ship, involving a short, picturesque cruise down the Port River and into the Gulf. 
Guests will be plied with sumptuous food during the cruise - a pawn cocktail. a grazing box and deserts, plus soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Bar purchases will be  available separately with wine, beer and 'bubbles'. 
Students who have taken part in the Rotary Club sponsored 5-day training voyage will be onboard to share their experiences and demonstrate some of their newly acquired skills.
Assemble at Dock 2 (2 Honey Street), Port Adelaide at 5:45 pm; for a 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm cruise.
Cost: $120 pp (plus TryBooking fee)
Contact Details: David Binks    Mobile:  0438 221 937    Email: dpbinks@senet.com.au
and for students...
The Experience
Please look at this short video for more information about this life-changing experience our young participants gain from the challenges the voyage presents.
The Cost
Clubs pay the subsidised price $950 per student
New Clubs
There are still some Cooper’s Foundation Grants available on this voyage for clubs who have never previously sponsored.
See our website at www.youthsailing.com.au  or call David Binks 0438 221 937 or Bill Walsh 0427 396 258
Sailing opportunities for young and old Marion Fielke 2022-02-06 13:30:00Z 0

Koalas donate to DIK

Southern Koala Rescue is donating an excess ultrasound machine to DIK.
Thank you Terry, Ray and Ian for doing the 'heavy lifting' on this large donation.
Rotarians - people of action
Koalas donate to DIK Marion Fielke 2022-01-28 13:30:00Z 0

Sellicks Beach duty

Rotarians are partnering with the South Adelaide Football Club and the City of Onkaparinga to collect money for beach access at Sellicks Beach over summer. Council uses some of the funds for beach maintenance and patrols and the remainder is shared between local clubs who assist with collecting the money and checking beach passes.
Some of the 300 cars that accessed Sellicks Beach one Friday. A beautiful calm day for a swim.
Sellicks Beach duty Marion Fielke 2021-12-18 13:30:00Z 0

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our members and friends a very Merry Christmas
and a healthy and prosperous New Year
Merry Christmas Marion Fielke 2021-12-18 13:30:00Z 0

Backpacks for local students

Preparing Back to School backpacks for Hackham West Community Centre with the help Joy Stinson, Tracy Miller, Rose Coates, Dini Whyte and President Merilyn Russell
These backpacks will be given to students in the first week of the next school year.
The packs contain items such as excercise book, tube of glue, ruler, lunch box, drink bottle, 2 pairs of socks, toothbrush and toothpaste etc etc.
Backpacks for local students Marion Fielke 2021-12-15 13:30:00Z 0
Members enjoy fun on the green mar 2021-12-06 13:30:00Z 0

Nat Cook congratulates RCMV

“I would like to congratulate all of you on this wonderful milestone and send my sincere apologies I cannot be there to share in this celebration with you.
Rotary Club is such an important part of our community. The work you all do embodies the selflessness and caring spirit you all share.
Your club has become a family that opens its arms to all with a warm welcome. You should all be incredibly proud of the contributions you make and the changes you make in peoples’ lives.
Merilyn does a fantastic job in her presidential role and the club would not be what it is without each and every one of you.
I look forward to the start of Friends of Rotary in SA Parliament should it get off the ground.
I remember being at the last 100th meeting before the merger of the two clubs to create what is now the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale, and now you are another 100 meetings in. This is a fantastic achievement.
I wish all of you the very best. Keep up the amazing work. As always, I am happy to be of any help I can. I look forward to the next milestone this club hits.
Enjoy your dinner and I hope you all have a wonderful night. Congratulations.”
Nat Cook MP
Shadow Minister for Human Services
Member for Hurtle Vale
Nat Cook congratulates RCMV Marion Fielke 2021-11-22 13:30:00Z 0


A local inspiration, 88 year old Peter doesn't miss a City to Bay Run despite losing his legs.
Peter also uses wheelchair and bike parts to construct more 'vehicles' to help others lacking mobility.
Inspiration! Marion Fielke 2021-11-07 13:30:00Z 0

Reindeer are coming- not long now!

Reindeer need food and a sparkling guide to your house. Santa needs all the help he can get.
Reindeer food and Reindeer dust were just a couple of the items being sold at the Christmas Fair on the Oval at Old Noarlunga on Saturday 6 November.
Children were encouraged to fill bags with special 'food' and take bags of dust home to guide the reindeer to their front door.
Members also sold pancakes and recycled rope to raise funds for Rotary Projects.
Santa also made an appearance courtesy of RC Seaford. Checking the quality of the Reindeer food Santa?
Only the best for your special steeds.
Reindeer are coming- not long now! Marion Fielke 2021-11-07 13:30:00Z 0

Our 100th meeting in Rotary ANZ 100th  year

A bit like cricket really... we have a double century on 17th November.
Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021.
The Rotary Club of Morphett Vale will celebrate its 100th meeting on 17th November 2021.
Family and friends are welcome to our 100th meeting to hear our special guests, share special prizes and celebrate this special event in our Club's history.
100 general meetings
Rotary Club of Morphett Vale
Our 100th meeting in Rotary ANZ 100th year Marion Fielke 2021-11-07 13:30:00Z 0
Christmas in the park - Wilfred Taylor Reserve Marion Fielke 2021-11-07 13:30:00Z 0

Donations in Kind visit

Donations in Kind Vocational Visit
WHEN?        SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021
MEET:           8.15 am at St Francis Winery carpark  Old Reynella
LEAVING      8.30 AM – car pooling
We have the opportunity to visit the Donations In Kind Warehouse at Explosives Road, Edinburgh  SA  to see and learn just what this arm of Rotary does and how, we as a club can help.
Tony Rutten will be our host for the morning.
We will be able to assist with sorting, packing or cleaning of equipment, so please wear your Rotary Shirts and suitable enclosed shoes.
Please bring some morning tea to share when we will have the opportunity to meet other Rotarians from other District 9510 clubs.
Donations in Kind visit Marion Fielke 2021-10-11 13:30:00Z 0

Croquet Come and try night

WHEN?   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021   at  6 PM
We have the opportunity to enjoy a fun ‘Come and Try” night at the Coromandel Croquet Club.
The Cost is $10 per person, which includes a Sausage Sizzle at 6 pm, then fun on the green until approximately 9 pm.
Wear suitable flat shoes, BYO drinks and a warm jacket.
Numbers are limited to 24
Bookings essential
You must book with Merilyn by October 29 to allow for catering.     
Croquet Come and try night Marion Fielke 2021-10-11 13:30:00Z 0

ARH - Hat Day

Raise money for Australian Rotary Health at our General meeting on 20 October. Wear a hat  of any sort, bring and extra $5 and enjoy the fun.
ARH - Hat Day Marion Fielke 2021-10-11 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Learning Seminar

Rotary Learning Seminar
Library - Charles Campbell College
3 Campbell Road
27 - 28 November 2021
Regardless of where you are, in YOUR Rotary journey, this seminar offers you the opportunity to live the Rotary promise -
“To Join Leaders, network to build personal and professional connections and gain a greater understanding of Rotary its projects, causes and opportunities to give service”. This 2 day seminar - a series of interactive workshops with a focus on discussion, led by skilled facilitators.
Lunch is provided - dietary needs met Costs $ 90
Take-aways - the course manual / work-book, new friends, connections and a greater understanding of Rotary its causes, structure and opportunities. Explore the characteristics of leadership, discuss what motivates people to volunteer and gain insights into your own leadership style. How to participate - speak with your club leadership team and register to attend
Rotary Learning Seminar Marion Fielke 2021-10-11 13:30:00Z 0

Vale Hon Life member Colin Read PHF

Colin was a Rotarian of more than 40 years serving in Rotary clubs of Naracoorte, Adelaide East, Gawler and was  a Past President of Salisbury and Noarlunga East clubs. Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow with Sapphire pin. Colin served in several directorships and as treasurer while at Noarlunga East, becoming a life member for that club and Morphett Vale.

Colin served his community with passion and love, receiving his 2008 O.A.M. for Community Service, Local Government and TAFE education. The reserve on the corner of States and Doctors Roads in Morphett Vale takes his name.

Vale Hon Life member Colin Read PHF Marion Fielke 2021-09-30 14:30:00Z 0

ARH fundraising

Individuals raising money for Australian Rotary Health
ARH fundraising Marion Fielke 2021-09-30 14:30:00Z 0
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Guess who is coming to dinner again?

After the success of the previous 'Guess' Dinner another social night has been planned for Saturday May 14
"Guess who is coming to dinner"
Members and friends nominate to either be a guest or a host and neither the guests nor the hosts know who will be arriving to share their meal.
This is a fun night for all and is a great opportunity to make new friends and get to know old friends better.
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? is part of the 4 way test Rotarians use to test the value of all that we say and do.
Contact Raelene for details.
Guess who is coming to dinner again? Marion Fielke 2021-09-24 14:30:00Z 0

Trevor Parry garden upgrade

It is nice to see the results of our projects. Staff at the centre approached our club to provide tables and seating as part of an upgrade and sensory garden renovation.  The area is now usable and looks great already.
This area will be popular with residents and staff alike
Trevor Parry garden upgrade Marion Fielke 2021-09-24 14:30:00Z 0
October is Mental Health Month Marion Fielke 2021-09-24 14:30:00Z 0

Presidential Citation

To encourage Rotary Clubs to do their very best, Rotary International has offered clubs a chance to receive a 'Presidential Citation'  for achieving 13 goals in a single year.
We were one of 10 clubs to receive this RI Citation in our District of more than 80 clubs.
Presidential Citation Marion Fielke 2021-09-21 14:30:00Z 0

New member induction

When is a new member not really new?
When they return to membership with us.
Jody's guide dog Xanthe, also received her own lanyard and name tag.
Welcome back Jody and Xanthe.
New member induction Marion Fielke 2021-09-21 14:30:00Z 0

Sausage holders upgraded

Sausage sizzles are a good money earner for our club.
We have upgraded our old aluminium sausage holders with hygenic stainless steel holders with our name on them.
Sausage holders upgraded Marion Fielke 2021-09-21 14:30:00Z 0

Amanda Rishworth MP officially opens new kitchen

Amanda Rishworth MP says...
Our local Rotary Clubs are always working to give back to the community, so it is always brings a smile to my face to be able to support them.
Today I got to check out the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale's new kitchen upgrades, which I was able to help them secure funding for.
The kitchen are used by a number of different community groups so it was great to see the upgrades, including installing new cupboards, a hot water system, new kitchen tiles and a new fridge. I even got to enjoy a delicious morning tea from the new kitchen.
A special thank you to Ian, Phil and Garry for their work, with over 120 hours of working going into the project.
May be an image of 2 people, people standing and indoor
Amanda Rishworth MP officially opens new kitchen Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0

Pancakes feed Men with prams 

Merilyn was on hand check the weather [wet] and cook pancakes to feed hungry men at the 'Man with a pram' event.
Club members also cooked a BBQ for families at Hackham West Community Centre that day.
May be an image of 1 person, food and outdoors
Pancakes feed Men with prams Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0


Fathers Day Raffle winners
DH 14 W Humphries
A 18 I Russell
J7 G Power
CB 14 J Holdback
S11 G Pash
I15 S Walsh
All winners have been notified and received their prizes.
Imogen and Toby won 2nd prize in our Father's Day Raffle.
Winners! Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0

Balaclava BBQ

Club members Garry, Jeanette, Phil and Sandy traveled to Balaclava to assist in the RAWCS Drought Relief Program organised by Rotary District 9510.
Balaclava BBQ Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0

Behind the mask

How many of us feel irritated when we are required to wear masks due to COVID restrictions?
Then spare a thought for the Interplast Surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, allied health professionals and local country trainees who wear PPE as part of their daily working lives.
Behind the Mask offers insight into the individuals using their skills to repair bodies and rebuild lives throughout the Asia Pacific region.
This intimate look into the lives, motivations and cultures of our partners will transport you to front lines of the vital work Interplast supports. Our partners and volunteers will share a deeper understanding of procedures and those most affected by them.
Behind the mask Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0
Student assignment benefits school Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0

Donations in Kind assist Afghan refugees

When you leave all you know and all you have and arrive in a strange place with nothing, who can you turn to for assistance? Rotary's 'Donations in Kind' service is a treasure house of goods and have been assisting our new refugees with basic essentials.
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Donations in Kind assist Afghan refugees Marion Fielke 2021-09-11 14:30:00Z 0

Pichi Richi weekend

Shared experiences build better friendships
The weekend of 20-23 August was chosen for a Rotary Club members trip away to Quorn in South Australia's mid north to ride the Pichi Richi Railway  heritage train and explore the lower Flinders Ranges. Rotary member Jeanette arranged the local tours and train trip which included visits to Warren Gorge, Hugh Proby's Grave, Willochra Creek, Kanyaka Homestead, Simmonstown ruins, Hawker, the Quorn Silo Light Show, a visit to the heritage train workshops and other local highlights.
Pichi Richi weekend Marion Fielke 2021-08-24 14:30:00Z 0

Calperum Station and the environment

Don Will from the Rotary Club of Eastwood and the Chair of District 9510's CATE (Calperum and the Environment) Committee discussed the history of, and future plans for Calperum  Station. Just 15 mins drive north of Renmark in South Australia, Calperum is one of several properties managed by the Australian Landscape Trust that is dedicated to the protection and improvement of the environment.
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Four Way Test - part 4- will it build Goodwill and better friendships?

When most people think of goodwill, they think of a kindly feeling of approval and support.
A businessperson also defines goodwill as the value a business attains through its brands and its good reputation.
To a Rotarian, Goodwill means that our integrity and reputation allows us to go and do what others cannot.
'Service above Self' is the way a Rotarian builds goodwill, and with it our reputation and integrity.
The Four-Way Test refers to better friendships, not more friendships.
Better friendships are built on five attributes:
respect, trust, reciprocity, shared experience, and mutual enjoyment of each other’s company.
If you desire better friendships, first examine if respect, trust, and reciprocity exist. Without them, it’s unlikely you will have shared experiences or enjoy each other’s company.
One advantage of membership in Rotary is you meet people who are easy to respect and trust and who know how to reciprocate. Being engaged in your club provides opportunities to share experiences and enjoy each other’s company
Four Way Test - part 4- will it build Goodwill and better friendships? Marion Fielke 2021-08-24 14:30:00Z 0

Football Gates - Southern Football League

Rotary members are once again assisting Southern Football League officials by collecting money and checking tickets at their footy finals this year. This activity benefits Rotary as we earn funds for local projects and it benefits the SFL as they have members of an organisation known for its honesty and integrity assisting at the gates.
Our friendship with SFL is longstanding and benefits both parties. We use SFL premises for our meetings, eat at Jimmy Deane's Bistro and earn money for Rotary at the football finals. If you would like to be involved, contact Dini to check the roster for vacancies.
Football Gates - Southern Football League Marion Fielke 2021-08-24 14:30:00Z 0

Four way test part 5 - Will it be Beneficial to all concerned

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Will our words and actions help others grow?
Are we working to help all improve their skills and abilities in order to raise the level of consciousness, feelings of empathy toward others and feelings of self- worth within ourselves and others?
May be an image of 9 people, including Susan Podger, people standing, tree and outdoors Helping Southern Koala Rescue harvest the olives on their property for olive oil
Four way test part 5 - Will it be Beneficial to all concerned Marion Fielke 2021-08-23 14:30:00Z 0

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Book in for some FUN!
and to make it easy... here is a QR code to link you directly to the web page.
Melbourne Cup Lunch Marion Fielke 2021-08-07 14:30:00Z 0

Busy weekend for RCMV members

Rotarians  will be keeping busy the weekend of 14-15 August with Rope winding and recycling on Saturday 14th and Bunnings BBQ at Noarlunga on Sunday 15.
Join us for some laughs and company or just drop in for a sausage.
Busy weekend for RCMV members Marion Fielke 2021-08-07 14:30:00Z 0
Online Father's Day Raffle Marion Fielke 2021-08-07 14:30:00Z 0

Four way test - 2 - Is it the truth?

People often confuse truth and facts.
A fact is a reality that cannot be logically disputed or rejected. Facts are objective;
Truth is partly subjective, though a truth that conflicts with facts isn’t sustainable.
Four way test - 2 - Is it the truth? Marion Fielke 2021-07-19 14:30:00Z 0

COVID - Delta variant

COVID restrictions  -  WHY?
As from 6pm Tuesday 20 July South Australia is under level 5 restrictions.
  • Stay at home requirement, except for the following:
    • Essential work
    • To obtain essential goods or services
    • Essential Health Services including getting COVID-19 tested or vaccinated
    • Care and compassion grounds
    • Exercise with those in your household
  • Closure of community activities
  • Masks for public places
For full details.
The SA Government health website is the best site for information about local South Australian Covid restrictions and information. There is even a 'virtual assistant' that helps you with your questions. https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/
The latest cases in Adelaide are the 'Delta variant'. Why is this concerning?
Is the Delta variant more dangerous?
The Delta variant is concerning because health officials are finding it is more easily transmissible and there is a higher risk of hospitalizations when compared to other variants.
COVID - Delta variant Marion Fielke 2021-07-19 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary Hall Snacks Kitchen upgraded

Rotary gained a coveted grant from Amanda Rishworth MP to refurbish and upgrade their  'snacks kitchen' at Rotary Hall. The kitchen will be welcomed by  groups using the hall for drinks and snacks dispensed in a Covid safe way.
The larger kitchen opposite the main hall with hotplates and ovens will be upgraded at a later date to comply with new regulations as a commercial kitchen.
Project manager Ian had a short time frame between receiving the grant and completing the work, which was on time and under budget. Over 95 hours of volunteer labour over 31 days. Excellent work Ian and crew Garry, Tony, Phil and Vanessa.

Rotary Hall Snacks Kitchen upgraded Marion Fielke 2021-07-19 14:30:00Z 0

NAIDOC Week march

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC [National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee] 
The theme for the 2021 NAIDOC Week is 'Heal Country'.
Club members Dini, Merilyn, Tony and Marion assisted the NAIDOC Week march organisers with setting up and decorating Rotary Park and road marshalling on Wednesday 30 June when local aboriginal groups and schoolchildren marched from Market Square to Rotary Park in Christies Beach for a Family Fun Day.
Onkaparinga Council and the Neporendi Aboriginal Forum sponsored the day.
NAIDOC Week march Marion Fielke 2021-07-12 14:30:00Z 0

Understanding the 'Four Way Test' - History

Why do we have the 'Four way Test' and what does it mean to club members?
The first part of a 7 part series on the 'Four Way test'
History of the 'Four Way Test' was based in a time of crisis and impending bankruptcy.
In 1932 a Rotarian was tasked by creditors with rescuing a company in crisis. He sought to make this company different from its competitors whilst turning the business to profit.
He first looked at the company's business ethics. He devised an easily remembered list of four short questions and in time the company not only paid back its creditors, but made a handsome profit.
He said...

"Intangible dividends from the use of the Four-Way Test have been even greater than the financial ones. We have enjoyed a constant increase in the good will, friendship and confidence of our customers, our competitors and the public and what is even more valuable, a great improvement in the moral character of our own personnel.

We have found that you cannot constantly apply the Four-Way Test to all your relations with others eight hours each day in, business without getting into the habit of doing it in your home, social and community life. You thus become a better father, a better friend and a better citizen.”

https://portal.clubrunner.ca/11826/page/history-of-the-four-way-test  to read more.
Understanding the 'Four Way Test' - History Marion Fielke 2021-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

Clubrunner explained

What is 'Clubrunner' and how do we use it?
'Clubrunner' is a club management software product which provides Rotarians with an efficient tool to run their club.
Members can also gain access to their club's membership directory using an app on their smartphone.
ClubRunner Mobile App now Available! | ClubRunner
Go to your app store, download your free 'Clubrunner' app. Follow the prompts to access your club directory.
Refresh the app regularly to update with recent information.
Using your email address and password, you can edit your own information and even add a nice pic to your entry.
Photos of members are useful for new members to get to know you.
Clubrunner explained Marion Fielke 2021-07-11 14:30:00Z 0

Cheque to RAM - Rotarians against malaria

Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) was formed to enable Australian Rotarians, Rotary Districts and Rotary Clubs to assist disadvantaged communities and individuals through humanitarian aid projects. One of these is RAM.
Rotarians Against Malaria is a volunteer-run organization working to eliminate malaria. The primary focus of RAM has been the distribution of insecticide-treated nets to vulnerable populations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and more recently, Timor Leste.
Our club supports the work of Rotarians Against Malaria by donating funds to continue their good work.
Cheque to RAM - Rotarians against malaria Marion Fielke 2021-06-20 14:30:00Z 0

End of 2020-2021 welcome 2021-2022

So close to our Presidential changeover on Sunday.  Each year on July 1 [or close to it] Rotary Clubs change their President and some of their Executive positions. This brings fresh ideas and energy to the club whilst still ensuring continuity for projects still in progress.
End of 2020-2021 welcome 2021-2022 Marion Fielke 2021-06-20 14:30:00Z 0

Rotarians working in Nepal

Often at our general meetings we invite Rotarians with interesting stories to tell.
This time it was John Price from the Rotary Club of Edwardstown sharing his experiences volunteering in Nepal.
Rotarians working in Nepal Marion Fielke 2021-06-20 14:30:00Z 0

Returning Rotarian - Alan Nelson

The induction of a new member is always enjoyed by club members, however this new member was especially welcome.
Alan Nelson and his wife Jeannie were members of the Rotary Club of Noarlunga and we welcome them back to the Rotary Club of Morphett Vale which was formed 3 years ago by the merging of the Rotary Clubs of Noarlunga and Noarlunga East..

Returning Rotarian - Alan Nelson Marion Fielke 2021-06-20 14:30:00Z 0

Xanthe wins the raffle

Every General meeting we have a raffle to raise funds for the club.
Our winner last meeting was a little unusual. Xanthe is a trained guide dog and was the raffle winner after a member donated his tickets to her when he had to leave before the end of the meeting.
Xanthe will be receiving a special bag of liver treats as her prize.
Xanthe wins the raffle Marion Fielke 2021-06-20 14:30:00Z 0

Quick response with a QR code

Frustrated by having to type out a long web address when you just want to access the club calendar?
Our QR code will do the work for you. Copy the code onto a handy piece of paper. Replace one of the Grandie's drawings on the fridge!
Then when you want to check dates in the club calendar, just click the printed code with your phone or tablet camera and the link to the calendar will appear. Nifty!
Note... some phones may need a 'QR' reader app downloaded.
Quick response with a QR code Marion Fielke 2021-06-05 14:30:00Z 0

Pichi Richi Railway Road Trip

Rotarians will experience the smell of steam and the amazing Flinders ranges landscape  when they head for Quorn in August this year. 
The Railway weekend will include self organised accommodation plus the cost of train 
Concession  $54,  full price $59.
Money to be paid into club bank account by July 10.


Pichi Richi Railway Road Trip Marion Fielke 2021-06-05 14:30:00Z 0
Melbourne Cup Lunch at Jimmy Dean's Bistro Marion Fielke 2021-06-05 14:30:00Z 0

High Tea at the Bistro

What a great opportunity to 'Lift your Lid' for Australian Rotary Health and enjoy a 'High Tea' for $35 at Jimmy Deane's Bistro, South Adelaide Football Club, 1 Lovelock Dr, Noarlunga Downs 
Sunday August 1,  2021. 1:30pm for a 2pm start.
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/zyixb to book your ticket.
Wall of wine, raffles, entertainment, great food.  Tables of 10 available for group bookings $335.00 .
Speakers David Moran Guest Speaker from Mental Health Partners

Jonathon Hart as personal experience speaker  invited
High Tea at the Bistro Marion Fielke 2021-06-04 14:30:00Z 0

Cultural Night Celebration

One of the benefits of Rotary is the opportunity to attend excellent and unique events.
Don't miss the upcoming 'Cultural Night 2021' promoted by the Adelaide University Rotaract Club.
This promises to be a bright and colourful way to celebrate the 2021 UN International Day of Peace.
Cultural Night Celebration Marion Fielke 2021-05-26 14:30:00Z 0
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Community Raffle update Marion Fielke 2021-05-12 14:30:00Z 0
TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE! Marion Fielke 2021-05-12 14:30:00Z 0

2021-2022 Changeover lunch

Delicious Changeover Lunch planned at Horndale Winery on Sunday 27 June.
Have you made your booking and selected your dish?
Details attached...
2021-2022 Changeover lunch Marion Fielke 2021-05-12 14:30:00Z 0

District 9510 First Conference

The first Conference held by the newly formed Rotary District 9510 highlighted presentations by inspiring speakers selflessly sharing their lives to prompt others to do greater things.
District 9510 First Conference Marion Fielke 2021-05-12 14:30:00Z 0
RCMV members enjoy District 9510 Assembly Marion Fielke 2021-05-05 14:30:00Z 0
Trees for Life - partnering with R C Flagstaff Hill Marion Fielke 2021-04-12 14:30:00Z 0

Morphett Vale CFS donation

$1000 donation to the Morphett Vale CFS.
After the summer fires and some good sausage sizzles, Morphett Vale Rotary members voted to donate $1000 to the Morphett Vale Country Fire Service for new equipment. Special items are not funded by the government and our donation will contribute towards keeping us and our our firies safe.
Morphett Vale CFS donation Marion Fielke 2021-04-12 14:30:00Z 0

Come and try croquet

Wonder what billiards and golf have in common?
Tactics and fun, whilst pitting your skills against the other team.
Come and try 'Golf Croquet'
WHEN?               Friday May 7 at 6pm
WHERE?             Coromandel Croquet Club
                             442b  Main Road, Coromandel Valley
COST                   $10 per person
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL See Merilyn by 30 April
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Club Assembly and District Assembly Marion Fielke 2021-03-07 13:30:00Z 0

Vintage and Classic at McLaren Vale

Mark April 18 in your diary for a street parade with a difference. An event not to be missed, the Vintage and Classic is back as much fun as ever. After the COVID hiatus, this year's event is planned to make up for last year's lack. Vintage wine and Classic cars, in a picturesque landscape of gums and vines. Don't forget the charity dinner at Serafino Wines is now on the 25th, ANZAC Day, to support the local hospital. Dress in your favourite era to wow the crowds and relax afterwards at one of the many participating wineries.
Vintage and Classic at McLaren Vale Marion Fielke 2021-02-22 13:30:00Z 0

Interplast update

Rotary Districts and Clubs were there at the beginning in 1983 with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons when Interplast was formed to repair bodies and rebuild lives in the Asia Pacific region. Our club has continued to support this worthwhile organisation with our latest donation of $2,000 being used to train nurses supporting the medical staff undertaking these programs on the ground. Whilst our medical teams are confined to Australia for the time being, quality online training is being used to support and continue these life saving operations. BBQ, rope winding and community breakfast dollars enable a parent suffering from burns to recover and support their family, a child to return to school and participate with his friends and a mother to receive nursing care and support after essential surgery for her baby. Interplast’s COVID-19 Response | Interplast Australia & New Zealand
Interplast update Marion Fielke 2021-02-22 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary leadership training for members


Why wait for in house training at work when Rotary Leadership training provides excellent learning opportunities with fellow Rotarians. Club members Phil, Ian and Garry invested a weekend with the Rotary Leadership Institute to learn more about being effective leaders. Each participant was presented with a certificate and pin recognising them as graduates. Congratulations to our selfless members and thank you to the Institute for their excellent work.
Rotary leadership training for members  Marion Fielke 2021-02-22 13:30:00Z 0

Rotary Centenary commemorative coins and stamp

Keep your eyes peeled for the new Rotary commemorative coins and stamps to celebrate 100 years of service ‘Down Under’.

A commemorative coin was minted in 1971 for Rotary’s 50th anniversary, coinciding with the first RI Convention hosted in Sydney. And again in 2005 for the centenary of Rotary International. Now we complete the loop; The Royal Australian Mint will feature Rotary as part of its 2021 commemorative coin collection, with the launch of a pair of coins for our centenary. A $1 coin will go into general circulation and also be available in a commemorative collector’s pack for $15. A special minting of a silver $5 coin will be available for $100 marking 100 years of Rotary service in Australia.
Rotary Centenary commemorative coins and stamp Marion Fielke 2021-02-02 13:30:00Z 0

2021 Community Mother's Day Raffle

The Rotary Club of Morphett Vale are conducting a Community Mother's Day Raffle in 2021.
There are 7 prizes and only 5000 tickes.
Total Prize value is a massive $2000 with each ticket just $2.00 !
The Raffle will be drawn on Thursday 6th May 2021 at the Rotary Hall, Brixton Street, Christies Beech at 7:00 pm.
The Results will be published in the Advertiser Monday 10th May 2021.
Tickets available from club members or our stand at Colonnades Shopping Centre in the community area from 9 am to 5 pm on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2021.
Read More for prizes.
2021 Community Mother's Day Raffle Ian Rowley 2021-01-21 13:30:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0