Chartered 11th October 1928

Meetings: 6.15pm Wednesdays at the RSL Club, Sturt Street, Mount Gambier

Club History

The Mount Gambier Rotary Club was formed in 1928 and the official Charter Night Meeting was held in April 1929. It is the second oldest club in South Australia, the oldest being the Rotary Club of Adelaide which formed in 1923.

The club currently has an active membership of around 40, and this includes several women. We have on Honorary member, who has been a member of the club for over 55 years!

The Club is run by a Board, which comprises a President, VP, President Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer and the chairman of our main committees. The committees look after Community service, International service, Vocational development, Youth development and Club service or administration.

We meet each Wednesday evening for dinner at the RSL, and aim to have guest speakers address us on a very broad range of topics. We sometimes meet at other venues, perhaps visiting other clubs, doing educational and vocational tours or just having an enjoyable night out! Partners of club members are always welcome to attend our meeting.

We view the fellowship as an important part of what Rotary is about, but being such a service club we are always keen to get involved in projects which improve our community, help those in need and build international understanding and friendship.

Our main source of funds for these projects is the weekly Rotary Community Market held each Saturday morning behind the Harvey Norman Store on Jubilee Highway East.

We keep in touch with Rotary activities at a local, state and international level via a weekly club newsletter, a monthly “Rotary Down Under” magazine and the Rotary International website.