Summary 2017 - 2018

Years HighLights 2017/18


July 17

Farewell of Exchange student Sigrun from Faroe Islands (June)

Presidential Induction

August 17

Visit by District Governor Peter Schaefer

Attend Emergency Relief training sessions in Port Pirie to better understand Rotary’s role

Acknowledgement of Past Rotarian Lettie Allen’s work with Rotary

AG Dannielle and Pres. Barry attended joint Regional Membership Conference in Adelaide

Catered for State Government Meet the People event (200 people approx.)

Successful in achieving District Grants for Philippines Sitio Monicayo Elementary Indigenous School Shelter and Science and Engineering Challenge

Interact club successful in raising $300 from World Vision 40 Hour Famine

September 17

President Barry attended meeting at Clare to discuss possibility of bringing the Outside The Locker Room program to Port Pirie sporting clubs

Representation at Port Pirie Pageant AGM (RTN Rob Tolson)

Rotary Police Golf Day, Port Pirie Golf Club with proceeds to Port Pirie schools Breakfast Clubs

PP Brian Condon was awarded a Ruby Companion for his contributions to Australian Rotary Health

October 17

Quiz night at Port Pirie Yacht Club to support Rotary Youth Projects

$10,000 donated to Australian Rotary Health from BowelScan cancer screening project

Mad Hat night raised $100. Funds donated to Australian Rotary Health

Spare” hand from last year’s Presidents project donated to DG’s District Conference project

November 17

Members tour of Port Pirie Sport Redevelopment project

Four Burner BBQ presented to Port Pirie Safe House

Members supported Camp Willochra fund raising dinner at the Anglican Church

December 17

Board approves $3000 donation to The Rotary Foundation

Board approves the purchase of 200 birthing kits for $600

Presentation of High School awards to JPHS, St Marks, Booleroo Centre and Gladstone

Vocational Training Team proposal for medical team from Philippines District 3770. Our local committee includes Rtn Ingrid, Robert and PDG John

Rotary Partners get together at Baroota

Final meeting at Golf Club after 8 years


January 18

Annual Bowls night with funds going to Food Hub

Erection and dismounting of Australia Day shelters at Solomontown Beach

February 18

First weekly meeting at new venue of Virtus Soccer Clubrooms

$6000 allocated by Board to the OTLR project if successful

North African VTT committee members meet with District representatives at Clare to advance North African VTT project

Rotary Club of Port Pirie joins with other community groups to apply for Local Drug Action Team Establishment grant

Offer of surplus beds from Port Pirie Hospital accepted. Transport arranged to DIK

March 18

Commencement of member consultation regarding Club Strategic Plan

Board approves funding for up to 2 applicants per programme in RYLA and RYPEN

Confirmation of availability of host families for one incoming exchange student in 2018/19

Presentation by returning exchange student Georgia Tiller

Trailer load of knitted garments delivered to Adelaide for on shipment to Africa

Combined District Conference in Tanunda attended by 5 club members and partners. District awards received for Youth Activities and Foundation

April 18

Rotary Trots Night with proceeds to Fred’s Van and Anglican Food on Friday

Board approves $1700 for furniture for Port Pirie Hospital Patient lounges

Majority of the 2018/19 new board attend Leading Rotary Now training in Adelaide

May 18

Errappa camp undertaking for 23 young and disadvantaged kids

Supporting interviews for potential outgoing exchange students (Tod family)

Club is offered services of Mark Holden as guest performer to raise funds for ROMAC

Board approves further donation of $2000 to TRF (total of $5000 for the year)

Distribute Mother’s Day flowers to nursing homes and Hospital

Presentation by returning exchange student Mia Pansini

Planning meeting for incoming exchange student host families

Club Picnic day at Port Pirie Bowls Club

Tag a long tour with Gawler Club around Southern Flinders Ranges



Local Contact Directory

Football Gates

Numerous BBQ Events

Equipment Hire