The Great Duck Race -  1 December 2024

The Great Duck Race 1 December 2024
The Duck Race is back in town again in 2024 and once again the CWA will join us with their Christmas Market.
After such a wonderful event in 2023 there will be more excitement and more announcements as the year progresses. 
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2024 Strathalbyn Antiques & Vintage Fair

The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn is once again teaming up with The Strathalbyn Tourism Association to bring the 2024 Strathalbyn Antiques and Vintage Fair Weekend on the 17th and 18th of August.

For the first time the event will be held in one location at the Strathalbyn Oval.  With the Carruthers (Show) Hall, Coronation Road and the Oval Function Centre, Ashbourne Road Strathalbyn.  Enter via either street entrance.

The Strathalbyn Tourism Association is coordinating the fair with an exceptionally good value entry cost of $10 per day (U12 free). This will give you entry to both halls plus the Gilberts Motor Museum in High Street.  There will be a free shuttle bus from the Strathalbyn Oval around Dawson Street and through to High Street to connect everyone to Gilberts Motor Museum along with the local shops a Cafes, who will be offering coffee and food.

The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn is excited to be hosting the ever-popular Sunday Treasure Market starting at 7:30am at the Strathalbyn Oval, Coronation Rd Strathalbyn.  Entry fee for the treasure market is $2.00, which is additional to those with a $10 Hall ticket.  (U16 accompanied by an adult are FREE)..

There will be more than 50 stall holders for visitors to browse through.

Spend a day or the whole weekend in beautiful Strathalbyn. Enjoy the halls and Gilbert’s Motor Museum, the antique, homewares and specialty shops and the cafes and pubs. Come along and Find Something Fabulous!

If you would like to participate as a stall holder at the Trash & Treasure please email  or 0400 279 297, registration is now open - but you must be quick.

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The Great Duck Race -  November 2023

The Great Duck Race 19 NOVEMBER 2023
The excitement is building as the plans for the Duck Race are taking shape.  Its now time for you to purchase your raffle ticket.  Every ticket gets you a yellow duck that matches your raffle ticket number and the chance to win a prize from the $2000 prize pool.  The major prize is $1,000.  Be quick so that you do not miss out.  There are 2,500 ducks up for grabs and once the tickets are sold the opportunity is gone.   Scan the QR code or go the the link to purchase. 
We are teaming up with the Adelaide Rally who will be running their annual event through the Hills and Fleurieu with over 400 rally cars coming to Strathalbyn on the day.  There will be a time trial street circuit around the town and park, and you can enjoy the fun of the Duck Race in the Park.  There will be food vans, and a market run by the Strathalbyn CWA with lots of market stalls and plenty of fun for the kids.  The Steamranger will be running a Duck Race train from Mt Barker so you can go to   if you would like to catch the train.  
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Greg Page talks about Rotary and Heart of the Nation Viv 2022-08-04 14:30:00Z 0

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

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Rotary at the Start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


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History of Women in Rotary

Women are active participants in Rotary, serving their communities in increasing numbers and serving in leadership positions in Rotary. The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. 
The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
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Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

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