This is our Club. We are a part of Rotary International District 9710. We were Chartered on the 26th February 1969 and started with 20 members.
In 1971, it was determined that there was sufficient interest in Eden to form a Rotary Club there and again in 1990, the same level of interest was evident in Pambula. The Rotary Club of Merimbula proudly sponsored both these Rotary Clubs.
In 1976, the Club also sponsored the establishment of a Rotoract Club.
During the early years, the Club provided, at many locations around Merimbula, seats for the weary or those who just wished to enjoy the view.
Since that time, our Club has initiated and paid for local projects such as:
a motorised rescue boat for the Pambula Life Saving Club
various bus stop shelters
the purchase & erection of playground equipment at Pambula Beach
a sheltered area at Pambula Hospital
medical equipment for hospitals
participation in youth exchanges programmes to accommodate & sponsor students from around the globe
with the help of the Rotary Club of Pambula, the construction of a walkway/cycle track between Merimbula and Pambula Beach
assistance in establishing Meals on Wheels and the commencement of the Community Transport Service
the establishment of Rotary Park adjacent to Spencer Park, which was a natural progression from the construction of the walking track from there to Bar Beach
the improvement of Ford Park, including replacing the existing playground equipment with inclusive playground equipment, constructing concrete paths, providing BBQ shelters & planting shrubbery/trees. This project is a work-in-progress during 2013.
During the past 44 years, membership has fluctuated between 20 and 50, currently around 30. The current president 2013/14 is Graeme Skinner. To see a list of past presidents, click here.
The Club’s main source of income is derived from a very successful and popular monthly market which is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at Ford Park.
Please check our website for dates and details of coming events including Market Days/
26th February 1969