What's New
Some of our amazing Rotarians have been hard at work in our beloved Rotary Park giving Old Kate some love and attention and bringing her back to her former glory.  Kate is a locomotive built in England in 1889 and shipped to Margaret River in 1890. It was used for log hauling until 1909. Eventually, in 1917 it was sent to Wyndham where it was used until the early 1950s. It was transported back to the area in 1964 as a memorial to the pioneers of the timber industry in this district, Margaret River.  Thank you team for all your work, paid in full with scones and cakes thanks to the lovely ladies who helped also heart
Behold our heartwarming Margaret River Rotary Family Christmas picture of 2023! Being a part of Rotary isn't just an individual commitment, it's a collective effort that involves the unwavering support and understanding from our families.

A heartfelt cheer goes not only to our esteemed members but also to our amazing families.đź’• To those who patiently enjoy frozen meals while we attend meetings, and to those who sacrifice precious weekend hours to assist with a sausage sizzle - to our incredible parents, partners, and caregivers. Each person captured in this picture, alongside those unable to join us, holds an indispensable role in our Rotary team. Your dedication and support are deeply appreciated, and we hold immense gratitude for every single one of you. Thank you for being an integral part of our Rotary family.

Wishing you all the 'Merriest of Seasons' ahead and thank you all🎄
Margaret River Rotary club are currently taking applications from year 12 graduating students for this years Timor-Leste Alternate Leavers week.
The Rotary Club of Margaret River, WA has been assisting the Timorese people since 2011 to help build community projects, as requested by them. So far, our Rotary Club has helped schools with putting in water pumps, 5 playgrounds, supplying over 140 laptops, 2 multipurpose sports courts and communities with re-afforestation and building a solar powered cattle watering station and well and many other projects.
After a couple of years break due to COVID we are excited to be back on deck and part of this project again in 2023.
Please contact us if you would like more information or an application form
Another fantastic sausage sizzle to raise funds at the Cape To Cape Mountain Bike Race 2022
Cooking up a storm at The Farmers Market
We teamed up with our year 10 MRSHS students who were the WA winners to help them raise funds to attend the National Science & Engineering Competition coming up in Bendigo.  It was a great morning out and with a raffle the crew have raised some great money to get them started!  Naturally it was a tough gig for some of our Rotarians to regularly sample products for quality control.
Our 2022 Directory is out and about.
If you missed being listed in this years edition, contact accounts@margaretriverdirectory.com.au to ensure your business has a place in our 2023 edition.
Still the best way to find someone local to do the job.
The club has relocated to the Margaret River Men's Shed for its meetings.  
The address is 1 Shepherdson Place Margaret River
We are currently meeting at 5.30pm for a 6pm start
Please contact secretary@rotarymargaretriver.org.au if visiting
Rotary Margaret River's $1000 Best Dressed Window Competition for shops on the main street winners have been announced.  First Prize $600 goes to the newest shop in town Charcuterie and Second Prize $400 to The Local & Mosaic Cafe. Congratulations to the winners.
The God’s were kind to us on Saturday morning as we set up in the dark and cold for the Brekkie BBQ at Farmer’s Markets. It didn’t rain until we were packing up at 11.30am.
With many thanks to Fran, Gordon, Ley, Julien, Brian and Maxine, we raised $707 for the Timor Disaster Appeal.
We wish to thank our local supporters: Farmer’s Markets, IGA, GEO Organic Meats and MR Free Range Eggs.
Also a big thank you to the many people that kept buying our very delicious burgers and sausage and onion rolls – cooked by our Chefs Julien and Brian. It was good fun and helped raise awareness of the disaster in Timor and the local Rotary Community.
More progress at the Margaret River Community Mens Shed. The construction of the building and grounds are progressing swiftly.
The Men's Shed welcomes members, new members and visitors to its temporary facilities at the Blacksmith's Shed of the Old Settlement Village, 59 Bussell Highway, Margaret River.

Invitation to Special Rotary Meeting

The circular economy what is it and how can it work in our Region?

Stay Margaret River 6 pm Tuesday 18th May 2021

Keynote Speaker

Dale Walker‎ (by zoom) Director of ‎Kyalami Innovation and a circular economy expert

Wrapping up another succesful season for the Rotary Raft in the bay at Gnarabup. Club members removed the anchor chains and landed the raft on to the beach before loading it aboard the truck for its journey back to Margaret River for maintenance and winter storage. The raft will be back at Gnarabup next summer.
Reading Rabbits is an initiative of the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Library, Rotary Club of Margaret River and the Margaret River Bookshop designed to get Year 1 children in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River hooked on reading.
Every time you visit the local public library and take out items you receive a stamp.
After 4 stamps you will be awarded a small prize.
After 8 stamps you can claim your $10 voucher at the Margaret River Bookshop.
You can complete as many cards as you like.
To find out more contact the AMR Library
It’s a special time. Rotary in Australia and NZ celebrates the First 100 years of Service in 2021. In 1921, four Rotary Clubs were created in Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney. From there, Rotary and Rotaract clubs were created everywhere across Australia and NZ. We all share a centenary in 2021. We can come together and create a common legacy. Tackling community issues. Taking on nation building projects. Accelerating health problems for the disadvantaged. Expanding the horizons of young people. Creating vocational excellence. Helping local communities enjoy local fellowship. You name it, we have done it! Let’s build something bigger for the next century.
This weeks club meeting (22 Feb 2021) was a guided tour of the Men’s Shed construction followed by an excellent dinner at the Tuckshop.

Work on the new Shed commenced in early 2020 and when finished in the winter of 2021 it will enable Margaret River Mens Shed to expand its activities, its membership (including ladies), its skills base and its offering to the Margaret River community as a whole. Rotary Margaret River as a core sponsor of the Men’s Shed, recently pledged a further $100,000 towards the final stage of the building program.

The tower which had previously supported a water tank has been preserved and will become an important part of the new
building. Congratulations to all involved in this long process, A wonderful achievement.

Full details of the construction can be found on the Margaret River Mens Shed web site. https://www.margaretrivermensshed.com.au
Thanks for the wonderful Facebook post from Sean Blocksidge of the Margaret River Discovery Company yesterday....
"Spotted these absolute Margaret River legends yesterday putting the finishing touches on installing the Rotary Pontoon at Gnarabup.
For most people that pontoon just magically appears every year.  But the reality is a core group of local Rotary volunteers have been keeping that
local tradition alive, year after year after year.
It's worth noting these two blokes, Brian Middleton and Gordon Temby, have contributed more volunteer hours and varied community service to this town than probably 1000 of us combined.  
It blows my mind to realise how much some people contribute to this community in a volunteer capacity.
Love ya work fellas!"
Rotary Elizabeth Quay (Perth) recently visited Margaret River Rotary Club for a wonderful weekend of fellowship and camaraderie. Beginning with a
working bee at the Rowing Club, followed by a satisfying lunch at Rotary Park and an afternoon removing invasive weeds in the bush surrounding the park. In the evening both clubs met at the Brewhouse for dinner.
Sunday morning started early setting up for the Community Walk event in Rotary Park at the conclusion of which both clubs enjoyed a joint lunch around the BBQ wrapping up the weekend before the visitors travelled home to Perth.

Community Walk - Rotary Park

Sunday 29th November - Start anytime between 8.30am and 10.30am
Enjoy the health benefits of community connection and exercise and walk around the Margaret River starting and finishing at Rotary Park.
*Families welcome *Walk at your own pace
Bring a water bottle, hat and comfortable walking shoes. Celebrate completing the walk with a complimentary coffee and a chat. There is no entry fee but gold coin donations in the Rotary wishing well are always welcome.

Shayla Meiklejohn has been inducted this week as a new member of the Rotary Margaret River.

Shayla’s background is assisting disadvantaged and disabled youth. Before coming to Margaret she has worked in Broome with Broome Aboriginal Legal Service, particularly with children in the Youth Crime area.

President Brian was pleased to invite Shayla to join Rotary because it is evident that she will observe the ethos of Service Above Self and contribute in a positive way to the fellowship of the club - people concerned about people. Secretary Marilyn presented Shayla with her club badge and Rotary pin.

Shayla has kindly consented to join the club Youth Committee as her interest lies in that area. Shayla is married to husband Rowan.
Want to know what the new Margaret River Community Mens Shed will look like when its completed?
An architectural artist’s impression (animated) as a fly-through of the new Shed has been created by the Shed’s architect, Chris Wilcox and his team. Thanks to Chris and his group for their outstanding efforts.
Rotary Park is always busy with Margaret River residents and visitors to the town making use of the playground, BBQ's and open areas looking out across the river. Whilst we were working in the park the number of locals and visitors who stopped to chat and express their gratitude for the work Rotary does was wonderful.

The Margaret River Rotary Club invites you to the launch of the provenance.org.au - a new online community marketplace for the Margaret River Region. Provenance is a Rotary Directory Program driving COVID-19 recovery and prosperity for the Margaret River Region. The Provenance web app combines online purchasing features of websites like Amazon, Airbnb, Eventbrite, UberEats, GoFundMe and Airtasker.

Our local businesses and community groups can now trade goods, services, bookings, tickets, donations and quotations online.

Attend the event if you'd like to:
Learn more about the Rotary Directory Covid19 Recovery Program
Meet the First Sellers on the Market Place
Sign up to start Selling or Buying local online
Enjoy Local Refreshments and Canapes

When: 17 September, 2020 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Margaret River HEART, 47 Wallcliffe Rd
Dress Code: Smart casual
RSVP: 10 September, 2020


The Rotary Club of Margaret River
Margaret River

Service Above Self

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Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Margaret River Men's Shed
5 Shepherdson Place
Margaret River, WA 6285
Meet at 6pm for a 6.30pm Start
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