Rotary Club of Victor Harbor donates thousands to community groups

RECIPIENTS: Rotary Club of Victor Harbor members with the appreciative community groups who received grants from the club in 2017, which totalled more than $4500. The club meets at the Victor Harbor Yacht Club.

RECIPIENTS: Rotary Club of Victor Harbor members with the appreciative community groups who received grants from the club in 2017, which totalled more than $4500. The club meets at the Victor Harbor Yacht Club.

VICTOR HARBOR – The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor is well respected in the community and gives enormous support to countless community groups.

Earlier this month the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor distributed grants to six organisations as part of the second stage of the club’s community grants.

Chairman of the Rotary Community service committee Nick Gormley said it was good to hear from representatives of the successful recipients of the second stage of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Community Grants.

“Present at our meeting where the grants were announced were Brenton Robbins, Principal of the Victor Harbor R-7 School, Amanda Dean from the Chiton Surf Lifesaving Club, Graham McLeod from the South Coast Historical Museum, Carol Philp and Lyndal Mather from the Encounter Centre, Bill Lowe from the Granite Community Band and Sue Vincent and Claire Fuller from Riding for the Disabled,” Mr Gormely said.

Amounts donated to the successful applicants were $500 to the Chiton Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club for a Orange Nipper Water Cover Rash Vest, $1000 for the Granite Community Band to purchase a public address system, $1000 to the Encounter Centre for the Ocean Encounter Brain Waves program and the purchase of ipads, $500 for Riding for Disabled Victor Harbor for a sign to bge constructed to aid fundraising, $500 to the Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum to support the history of fashion display and $1100 to the Victor Harbor R7 School to help to address educational disadvantaged students and the programs the school offers.

The next round of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor community grant applications will open in October of 2018.

Other important initiatives the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor offer in the community is the donation of $10,000 to Victor Harbor R-7 to help with re-building of classrooms affected by a fire in 2014, the Dr Fred Heddle Scholarship to assist students with tertiary education and the annual art show, which in 2017 raised more than $50,000 for community and international projects.   

The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor meets on Wednesday nights at 6.30pm at the Victor Harbor Yacht Club.

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