2021 Strathalbyn Antiques & Collectables Fair

Strathalbyn Antique Fair

The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn is teaming up with The Strathalbyn Tourism Association to bring the 2021 Strathalbyn Antiques and Collectables Fair (and other stuff) Weekend on the 14th and 15th of August.

The Strathalbyn Tourism Association is celebrating the delayed 30th anniversary of the fair with an exceptionally good value entry cost of $10 per day. This will give you entry to the Town Hall, the Show Hall, the connecting shuttle bus and the award- winning Gilbert’s Motor Museum.

The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn is excited to be hosting the ever-popular Sunday Treasure Market at the Strathalbyn Oval, Coronation Rd Strathalbyn.  Entry is $2.

There will be more than 50 stall holders for visitors to browse through and food available from vendors around the oval.

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!

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The Great Duck Race - 14 November 2021

The Rotary Club of Strathalbyn Great Duck Race is a much anticipated event held annually on the second Sunday in November, with the first race in 1990. We were all disappointed that the event was cancelled in 2020 but we will make up for it in 2021. 
This event is a fun day for the whole family and is a major fundraiser for our club, with funds raised benefiting the local community in various ways.
Spend a day in beautiful Strathalbyn on Sunday 14 November 2021, enjoy the fun of the duck race in the magnificent natural setting within the Soldiers Memorial Gardens on the Angas River in the heart of Strathalbyn, which we all regard as the best park in the State.
There will be plenty of stall holders and fun events for the kids, the ever popular 'Rotary B-B-Q' and other Fleurieu foodies.
You can buy your raffle ticket which will give you a numbered duck in the race.
If you want something really special you can arrive in Strathalbyn in style by boarding the Steam Ranger in Mt Barker, arriving at the historic Strathalbyn Railway Station, with a short walk down the main street to the park.
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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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