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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 PresidentThe 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.Rotary 2020-21

Paul Simon

President

Articles of Interest

Rotary 29th Northern Territory Police Officer of the Year

POOTY Award 2020 Government House
 
Constable 1st Class Jacquline 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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School Library Project

Chai Village, Los Palos Region Timor Leste

In January 2018 the Rotary Club of Darwin (RCD) was approached by PDG Joanne Schilling to determine if we were interested in partnering with the Rotary Club of Darwin South (RCDS) to build and equip a small library for the school. The RCD Board accepted the amended proposal at their April meeting and the project was launched, however given the nature of conducting projects in Timor Leste real work did not get underway until July/August.
The building was completed in mid-2019, with the official opening on 4 October 2019 attended by PP Ray Fauntleroy RCD, PDG Joanne and Percy Schilling RCDS, Rtn Adilsonio for RCDL and as is evident from the photos it is well received and appreciated by the staff and students, and more broadly by the whole community as it will be a resource for many.   Read More

Police Officer of the Year 2018

Her Honour Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory, Act Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy, Rotary Club of Darwin President Pete Davies and Police Officer of the Year 2018, Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher

Presentation of the 2018 POOTY Award
Rotary Club of Darwin 
President Peter Davies

Your Honour, the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory and Mr Craig O’Halloran, Mr John Hardy AO, Acting Deputy Commissioner Michael Murphy representing Commissioner Kershaw, Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher, the Police Officer of the Year 2018 and Distinguished Guests.

We are here today to announce that the 27th Police Officer of the Year is Detective Sergeant Carmen Butcher from Alice Springs and to celebrate the important contribution that Police make to the Northern Territory. Read more…