Summary 2010 - 2011

Summary 2010 - 2011

  • President Geoff’s year saw the completion of the “Welcome Wall” at the entrance to Port Pirie, completing PP Graham Nichol’s project. A visit to the Rotary Club of Dau, with other members, occurred in May, to check the numerous projects undertaken in the Philippines by the RC of PP. Donations to local and international projects by the RC of PP totalled $32,684 for the year.

  • The club picnic was held at President Geoff’s house this year.

  • The Intercity Club Luncheon was held at the Virtus Soccer Club in PP, and a tour of Nyrstar Smelters followed for the visitors.

  • May was “Rotary Mental Health Month”. PE Gerry arranged a “Bush Tucker Night” at her home and raised $1,058, which was donated to Rotary Mental Health.

  • RYDA – 2 programs were conducted in June and September, with 210 students participating successfully.

  • Football gates, equipment hire, catering at Producers Market, and the sale of Christmas cakes and puddings, raised $8,832.40 for community funds.

  • A Sound Field System was donated to PP West Primary School, to aid children with a hearing impairment, at a cost of $2,130.

  • Bowls Night, again, was a success, raising $2,791.60, and the Local Contact Directory realised $5,000 profit.

  • 2 floats were entered in the 50th Christmas Pageant this year, with the refurbished elephant being awarded “Best Float”!

  • Mothers’ Day flowers were again distributed to aged care homes and the PP Hospital.

  • Rotary Club of Dau – our continued support involved 2 projects totalling $2,000. The first was a scheme to train 20 people in various trades, while the second involved supplying books and aids to an educational centre being established by the RC of Dau.

  • The Knitting For Africa project continues, along with the ANZO Directories.

  • The Bowel Scan Project entered its second year.

  • A Global Grant D3330 Thailand 25254, involved training personnel in the Concentrated Learning Encounter method for training 150 teachers in Thailand to develop English learning and teaching methods for basic education.

  • The John Flynn Placement Program continued, hosting 5 medical undergraduates this year.

  • A Quiz Night in November raised $2,000 towards the Errappa Camp.

  • The Science and Engineering Challenge was held in March, with a launch on the preceding evening. Held over 2 days this year, the overall winner was Jamestown High School.

  • The RC of PP presented THE PRIDE OF WORKMANSHIP AWARDS at a dinner attended by 160. The overall winner was Michael Fogarty of Viterra.

  • Youth Camp 2011 was held for the second year at the Errappa Camp at Iron Knob. 17 children aged 9 to 12 years attended. Again, the camp was a great success and will be a regular event in each Rotary year.

  • A Rotary Foundation committee promoted the Foundation to Rotarians, and encouraged participation in Foundation programs, as well as contributions to same.