The Rotary Club of Sale – program & activities

The Rotary Club of Sale has an ongoing program of speakers who address the Club at Monday meetings.

Our program this year, 2017/18, is progressing as follows:

17-Jul   President David Strauss – President’s Night.

24-Jul   Steph Wall, Max McKenzie, Gippsland Education Fund Scholarship recipients.

31-Jul   Jenni Thomas, Job talk.

07-Aug  Social Night. President’s Night.

14-Aug  David Tulloch. The imminent death of newspapers.

21-Aug   Ray Longmuir. Raising money for Brain Cancer Research.

28-Aug   Bonnie Scott-O’Sullivan. Managing a Caravan Park.

04-Sep  Cheryl Deguara. ARH Nursing Scholarships.

11-Sep   Visit to new aged care facility.

25-Sep   D.G. Official Visit. Don Ripper

02-Oct   Sharon Houlihan. Managing the Art Gallery Project.



















Our Club also undertakes a range of other activities within the community. We have a program of activities and projects that help the community in many ways, including with health, education and recreation. If there is a community need, we will address it. But it’s not all hard work and our Club often holds social events for members and families.

Here some of the things we support, our projects and achievements


Rotary Programs


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The Rotary Foundation – continuing financial support for the premier Rotary International Charity

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End Polio Now – ongoing support to rid the world of this terrible disease


An Australian Rotary program to provide necessities to those who suffer disaster anywhere on earth

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National Youth Science Forum – annual assistance to enable an outstanding local student to attend

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Australian Rotary Health – ongoing financial support for this premier Australian Health Research agency

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Gippsland Rotary Centenary House – Latrobe Regional Hospital – financial support for this Rotary Centenary project – a place where outpatients (and their families) can stay while undergoing treatment

Local Rotary programs

  • Junior Community Awards – awards made to final-year primary school students – after completing an organised program of community activities – very encouraging for local students
  • Go Youth – ongoing support for a camp to assist disadvantaged and troubled young people
  • Nursing Bursary – together with the Jennings Trust – financial support for local nurse education
  • Equestrian Bursary – together with the Williamson Trust – financial support for young equestrians


Major Club projects

  • Five Star Project – major support – a project to provide residential accommodation for people with a disability
  • River Heritage Walk – development of a walking trail from Sale to the historic Swing Bridge, through Sale Common (see Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands page – Sale & Gippsland)


Some of the Community organisations supported by our Club

  • Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club – ongoing support for life saving and training at our nearest beach
  • Salvation Army – financial help for this well-known community support organisation
  • St John – financial help for this Ambulance and First Aid agency
  • Sailability – yachting for young people with a disability
  • Lifeline Gippsland