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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Port Fairy

Port Fairy - an historic, intimate harbour village!

Port Fairy
We meet Mondays at 7:00 PM
Star of the West Hotel
76 Sackville Street
Port Fairy, Victoria  3284
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The Rotary Club of Port Fairy has recently committed to supporting an outbound student in the District 9780 Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYEP).
Led by the Club's Youth Director, John Clue, the Club is sponsoring Hawkesdale P12 student, Lisa Van Someren, for the 2017 outbound exchange program.  If Lisa is successful in being selected by the District she is hoping to be able to spend 12 months living and studying in Germany through 2017.
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy had a very interesting guest speaker at its Dinner Meeting held on 16th May 2016.
Richard Patterson and his wife Jan, were guests of the Club and Richard gave a very entertaining and enlightening talk about the evolution of bank note printing in Australia and overseas.  It proved to be a much more interesting topic than one first conjured although I guess most of us are always interested in stories about money. 
Former Olympian, and now Port Fairy resident, Judy Pollock, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Port Fairy's Dinner meeting held on 9th May 2016 at the Star of the West Hotel.
Judy has had a polished athletic career culminating in her induction to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in December 1988.
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy, and particularly Rotarian Geoff Coxall, have been closely associated with the Bandari School Project over a number of years to build facilities in Mto Wambu in Tanzania.  
The volunteers from Port Fairy have grown in 2016 when a group of locals went to Tanzania to complete work on the kindergarten/school built in 2015 and also add a toilet block and chook shed.
Report by President, Michael Crowe, covering the period January to April 2016.  Despite the recess over January, the Club was nevertheless active on many fronts.
The annual Trivia Night for the Rotary Club of Port Fairy was held on 18th April 2016 and again proved to be a popular and fun event.
13 teams, comprising some 70+ players, competed for the trophy over six rounds from some challenging questions set bt traditional quizmaster, Pauline McDonald.
The opening of the Port Fairy lighthouse on Griffiths Island over Easter was a great fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Port Fairy.  The lighthouse was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday and raised $1,363 for the Club which will be put towards community projects.
The Rotary Club of Port Fairy was again active during the Port Fairy Folk Festival long weekend from the 11th to 14th March.  Club members raised funds at the sausage sizzle on Friday outside the ticketing tent and then over the weekend by manning the festival gate.
As Easter approaches the Club will engage on more fundraising activities by conducting lighthouse tours on Easter Saturday and Sunday.
Despite going into recess in January, at least as far as meetings were concerned, the summer period was a productive period in regard to fundraising activities.  The traditional summer activities returned almost $5,500 in fundraising for the Club.

Rotary Club of Port Fairy President: Michael Crowe

Mini Calendar
May 2016
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
Past Speakers
May 09, 2016
Judy Pollock
My athletic and Olympic career

Club News

Rotary members can view birthdays & anniversaries of Club members by visiting the Birthdays & Anniversaries page (members only) under Site Pages. Alternatively, you can download a pdf version from this Site page.
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Club Directors
Vice President / President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Director - Membership, Public Relations & Youth
Director - Service Projects
Youth Affairs Officer
Guest Speaker Coordinator