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We were the first and remain the largest Rotary club in the Northern Territory.

We were the first and remain the largest Rotary club in the Northern Territory. The Rotary Club of Darwin prides itself on contributing to local, national and international projects and sponsorships. In addition, we sponsor a number of Northern Territory awards and functions including the Police Officer of the Year, the Ian MacGregor English Award and the BEAT school spectacular. We are also raising funds for the northern Territory Youth Sports Foundation. In recent years we have concentrated on funding various overseas projects in Nepal and Timor Leste, as well as developing local ‘hands on’ community projects. During the next few years, our primary focus will be on supporting our local community – assisting them to rebuild their confidence and regenerate following the global pandemic. Like many clubs and organisations, we met digitally using Zoom during the worst of the Coronavirus shutdown in the Northern Territory and now utilise this social medium to strengthen our ties with members, guests and visitors. Our club believes in having a good time. We are famous for our fishing trips, Hawaiian shirts and boisterous meetings. So why not come along and enjoy our hospitality on Thursday evenings at 6pm at the Novotel Atrium hotel on the Esplanade. Please feel free to learn more about us by exploring our award-winning website or find us on Facebook and enjoy what Rotary has to offer, as we do. Paul Simon President

The Rotary Club of Darwin prides itself on contributing to local, national and international projects and sponsorships. In addition, we sponsor a number of Northern Territory awards and functions including the Police Officer of the Year, the Hugh Bradley Award for Legal Studies, the Ian MacGregor English Award, Indigenous Health Scholarships and the BEAT school spectacular. We also raise funds for our Rotary Youth Sports Foundation and sponsor one of our local talents, Sophie Phillips, on an important course of study at Cambridge University.

In 2021-22, we intend continuing our efforts in these important areas and will explore how we might develop new projects, particularly for supporting youth, whilst continuing to fund raise for our regular commitments. In this space, we operate the famous Chocolate Wheel at the Royal Darwin Show each year as well as running the Million Dollar Hole-in-One at the Gardens Golf Course. Last year, we held the inaugural ‘Bali Vibe’ in cooperation with the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club. This is a rare Wet Season activity and was designed to allow our locals to feel like they were in Bali, but without having to travel there, given COVID travel restrictions.

In recent years we have concentrated on funding various overseas projects, but with a particular emphasis on Timor Leste and we are managing a significant global grant to eradicate malaria in that nation. We continue to develop local ‘hands on’ community projects too that emphasise the heart and the mind and follow Rotary’s seven areas of focus. During the next few years, our primary focus will be on supporting our local community – assisting them to rebuild their confidence and regenerate following the global pandemic.

It is important to note that we remain a men-only club, but we warmly welcome all Rotarians and visitors to our meetings. There are other mixed Rotary clubs in the Darwin area including Darwin North, Darwin South, Darwin Sunrise and Litchfield/Palmerston. Details of how to contact these clubs for a visit or membership can be found on our website below or on our Facebook page.

Our club believes in having a good time. We are famous for wearing our loud Hawaiian shirts, fishing trips and boisterous meetings. So why not come along and enjoy our hospitality on Thursday evenings at 6pm at the Novotel Atrium hotel on the Esplanade. Please note that we also enjoy many away meetings, so ensure you check with us if you are intending to visit so as to ascertain where we will be.

Please feel free to learn more about us by exploring our award-winning website or find us on Facebook and enjoy what Rotary has to offer, as we do.

Current Rotary Theme

Paul Simon

President

 

Other mixed Rotary clubs in the Darwin area

See here:

Club MeetLocation Contact
Darwin North 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month 6.00 for 6.30pmTrailer Boat Club0409 990 372
Darwin SouthTue 6.00 for 6.30 pmTracy Village Sports Club0412 806 645
Darwin SunriseFri 6.45 for 7.00 amOaks Elan0408 949 098
Litchfield/PalmerstonWed 6.45 for 7.00 pmGood Shepherd Lutheran College0407 155 639

Articles of Interest

Australia Day Ute Run – Supporting Variety

Aust Day Ute BBQ

Some of our members had the pleasure of an early Australia Day morning. Read more…

Nominate Police Officer of the Year

Nominate now for your NT Police Officer of the Year – click here.

Rotary 29th Northern Territory Police Officer of the Year

POOTY Award 2020 Government House
 
Constable 1st Class Jacqueline Nicholson receiving her award from Her Honour The Honourable Vicki O’Halloran Administrator Northern Territory and President of Rotary Club of Darwin Mr Paul Simon.
 
Constable Nicholson was presented her award on the 9th July 2020 at a reception hosted by The Administrator at Government House. Constable Nicholson was recognised for her exceptional community service that she provides in her role as a Hospital based Community Police Officer. Constable Nicholson is the 29th Northern Territory Police Officer to receive this prestigious award.
 

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New Board and Directors 2020-21

RCD Board 2020-2021Firstly note:
District Governor: Merewyn Wright (will visit us later this year)
Assistant Governor: (our very own) Ray Fauntleroy
Vice President (President Elect): Erik Vandenberg
Secretary: John Palamountain
Treasurer: Dave McHugh
Community Service Director: Wayne Taylor
Club Service Director: Tony Francis 
Youth Director: Mick Myers
International/National/Foundation Director: Grant Lindsay
Membership/Administration Director: Erik Vandenberg

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