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Rotary is made up of Volunteers who carry out humanitarian work around the globe.  Teams conduct short term exercises, have predetermined and agreed goals and ensure that projects are sustainable.

Rotary combats – Poverty, Neglect, Hunger, Water Shortages and Contamination, Poor Housing, Inadequate Medical Attention and Supplies, Disease, Discrimination, Ignorance and Poor Reading and Comprehension Skills.

Kelly's Homestead, first home built in Modbury SA in the early 1840's

Kelly’s Homestead, first home built in Modbury SA in the early 1840’s

Why join our club?

  • Modbury Rotary Membership offers a number of very real Benefits
  • Effecting Change within the Community
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Gaining an Understanding of –
  • and having an impact on International Humanitarian Issues

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Articles of Interest



On Monday the 13th and Wednesday the 15th of November 30 riders took of from Adelaide via Meadows to Victor Harbor to rise funds and awareness Spinal Cord Research.

Day 2 the peloton rode the “Fleurieu Peninsular Loop” from Victor Harbor via Strathalbyn, Milang and Goolwa back to Victor Harbor.

On the last day they travelled from Victor Harbor back to Glenelg. through McLaren Vale.

The total distance travelled was 354 km with an elevation of +1173 meters. Rotarian Michael Smith represented the Rotary Club of Modbury on the ride, and the total amount raised by all riders was $148 455.00 so far. The money will be used for a world leading imaging System to diagnose Spinal Cord Injury.

Youth Awards August 2017

At our meeting held on the 28/08/2017 at the Golden Grove Tavern, we were able
to recognise and awardMtg. #1608 28 Aug 2017
 three special youth representatives from our community.
SIMON AWRAMENKO is our sponsored outgoing student on the Rotary Exchange Program for 2018.
He is going to Finland for the next 12 month, and will be a very good ambassador for our club and our community in general.
AMBER BLAKELEY was our winner of the Good News Award for July 2017.
Amber collected 145 warm jackets for homeless people to cope with the bitterly cold weather this winter. A great initiative – Thank You Amber.
BASBIBI ZAHEER was our Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) representative.
She is from Afghanistan and wants to work with displaced persons, and is currently working as a volunteer
at the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.
Assistant Governor (Group 6), Peter Perkins and Club President Ron Kelley presented the three
recipients to the meeting. 

Club Activity

We again sponsored a student for the “ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD” this year,
this program is designed to give the opportunity to explore leadership skills for young 18-25 year olds.

Our student was BASBIBI ZAHEER and she and 24 other awardees attended a six day course to
refine their skills, explore pertinent topics with their peers and elders and share valuable expertise.

At the ANSTEY HILL RECREATIONAL PARK Club members assisted with planting nurtured
seedlings in a selected area of the park.

Almost 500 plants have been planted over two planting days a few weeks apart.

RYLA #1 20170712 tree planting in AHRP 090717

New Horizons

The Changeover Dinner for 2017/18 was held on the 26th of June at the “Golden Grove Tavern”.
We celebrated our 1600th meeting, as well as inducted our new board for the 2017/18 Rotary year.

Rotarian Rob Carthew was presented with his “PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP AWARD” for his
outstanding service to the club and the wider community.

President Ron Kelley introduced, Otto Baumgartner (Secretary), Rob Carthew (Treasurer),
Wayne Stevens (Vice President) and Keith Rendell (Immediate Past President), to serve
on the board for 2017/18.

2017-18 Club Board 260617 rob carthew PHF 260617

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Meeting Venue: Highlander Hotel,
647 North East Rd,
Gilles Plains, SA
Meeting Times: 1st – 3rd Mondays of Month
8.00am for 8.15am
4th Monday of Month
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Mail: PO Box 562
Modbury SA 5092