Whyalla Citizen of the Year 2021

The Rotary Club of Whyalla President, Keith Sichler has been awarded the Whyalla Citizen of the Year award 2021
Pictured (Left) after the Australia Day ceremony are Keith's wife Marilyn, Keith and fellow Rotarian Michele Hart.
Pictured (Right) Mayor Clare McLaughlan and Keith
Whyalla Citizen of the Year 2021 Jane Owens PDG 2021-01-26 13:30:00Z 0

Meeting 10 November


Tuesday night’s meeting was a very busy meeting.  Our Speaker was Cherilyn Fleming from the RC of Encounter Bay.  Our visiting Rotarian was Bron Anderson.  The Staff from the Middleback Art’s Centre were also there to receive their Certificate of appreciation.
Pictured - President Mic with Ryan Sutherland, Lisa Faulds and Mica Hughes (MAC)  President Mic with Judy Keith
Meeting 10 November Jane Owens PDG 2020-11-12 13:30:00Z 0

Glen Eden Award

Tonight we had the pleasure of presenting, for the third time, the Glen Eden Award for Excellence in Mental Health Studies.  The awardee this year is Stella Wilson. 
Guest tonight included Stella’s Family, Partner Louis El-Sheikh, Rubii and Pasquo El-Sheikh. University SA’s Regional Manager Paul Havelberg and Lecturer Cheryl Gaston. 

This is now the third year the Club has awarded this prestigious prize and each year the student receiving it has been a worthy recipient.  It was indeed an honour again, to see this award go to such a deserving recipient.
(Pictured above are President Mic presenting the award to Stella
and Stella's family, Uni SA's Regional Manager Paul Havelberg, lecturer Sheryl Gaston and President Mic)
Glen Eden Award Jane Owens PDG 2020-09-22 14:30:00Z 0

Whyalla Community Dog Wash


On Saturday 10 October 2020 the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic will hold a dog wash with all proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Whyalla

Bring your dog along to the 'Scrubb A Dubb' Dog Wash (In memory of Paul and Donna) October 10, 10 am-1 pm, at the Whyalla Veterinary Clinic, 97 McDouall Stuart Avenue
All Proceeds from the Dog Wash will go to the Rotary Club of Whyalla.  If you would like to know more about what Rotary does check out our Facebook page, inbox us.
Whyalla Community Dog Wash Kerre Willsher PhD 2020-09-12 14:30:00Z 0

District Governors Visit

From left to right - Mic Russo DG David Jones, Sue Clements (President Whyalla Norrie) Lyn Jones and AG Linley Shine.

Mic Russo and Nissa and daughter Isabella (Issi)

On September 7 2020 we had the District Governor visit both the Rotary Club of Whyalla and the Rotary Club of Whyalla Norrie.  At this joint meeting, DG David told us a little bit about himself and the message from the current RI President, Holger Knaack,  Rotary Opens Opportunities
District Governors Visit Jane Owens PDG 2020-09-07 14:30:00Z 0

End Polio 'Ride Like A Girl' movie event

Hey, thanks to everyone who supported our End Polio 'Ride Like A Girl movie event at the Middleback Arts Centre last Friday. Thanks to our major sponsor Westland Leading Edge Jewellers who provided a gift voucher of $300 for our raffle.

We raised over $700 which is matched 2 for 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation so overall a sum of $2,100 goes to save children from Polio. Two drops of the vaccine cost only 10c, so that's 21,000 children saved from this terrible virus
End Polio 'Ride Like A Girl' movie event Graham Fussen 2019-11-09 13:30:00Z 0

Whyalla hosts science challenge

As reported in the Whyalla News, Cummins Area School won the Whyalla Rotary Club Science and Engineering Challenge for the fourth time in a row with a score of 1350. Pictured from left to right are Rotary President Keith Sichler, students Arila O'Brian and Mitchell Laube, and Rotary District 9500 Governor Jane Owens.
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2019 Science & Engineering Challenge

Posted on Aug 01, 2019
We would like to say THANK YOU to our fantastic volunteers who gave of their time to support the 2019 Science & Engineering Challenge at the Whyalla Rec. Centre on July 31st and Aug. 1st. 

More than 300 students participated and were encouraged take up STEM subjects at school to develop the next generation of researchers, scientists, IT specialists.and inventors.
2019 Science & Engineering Challenge Graham Fussen 2019-07-31 14:30:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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