The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley
Welcome to our Rotary Club!


Our regular meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, with the 2nd and 4th Thursdays being used for Vocational Visits, Social events, Team Meetings, and Board meetings.

Our Venue

The Tanunda Hotel, 51 Murray St. Tanunda.

Please get in touch with our Attendance Officer if you intend to join us at our meetings. 

No to Domestic Violence.
Yes to Respect
After a successful march in Adelaide, when hundreds of Rotarians marched along King William St to show the public that Rotary says No to Domestic Violence, the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley organised a group to march in the Tanunda Christmas Parade.
The photo shows some members and friends assembling before the march.
During the march, there was much support for our stand against Domestic Violence.
President Sandie said " There was a great response from all ages, with lots of clapping and comments of 'Good on you' as we walked past

2023-4 Changeover

On July 6th, Sandie Simons became our President for the 2023-24 year. Sandie was our secretary and is married to Assistant Governor Area 5 and Past President Bill Simons, so she is well prepared for the job with a lot of experience in the running of a Rotary Club. Photo of Sandie and Bill to the left.



Sandies Executives are:

Imm Past President
Peter Perkins
Bev Stephenson
Mark Graetz
Steve Ahrens

Board Directors are:

Vocational David West, International PDG Peter Thomas, New Generations Prue Maitland, Membership Sue Graetz, The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation, Grant Schuyler and 2025 Airshow Keith Millington.
We had an informal celebration of Sandie’s induction at the Lord Lyndoch Restaurant with 50 people witnessing the induction. The room at the Lord Lyndoch was perfect for the night with plenty of room for people to mingle during the evening. MC for the night was Sue Graetz who managed the proceedings very well. PDG Peter Thomas proposed the Toast to Rotary International and District Governor Craig Dowling did the Response.
IPP Peter Perkins Inducted Sandie and presented her with the Presidential Collar and badge. In her first address to the club as President, Sandie talked about the support we have given in our community that has created hope in our world, the 2023-4 RI Theme. Sandie went on to talk about what we can do in the future and how we can improve our community and also boost our club’s standing.


I have just completed my two weeks on the clothing bins. For those that don’t know, we have three clothing bins at Nuriootpa, Angaston and Tanunda to allow people to donate clothing to the Great Revival Shop and the Truro Op shop. My job has been emptying the Nuriootpa bin. Two other members have been looking after the Tanunda and Angaston bins. This is the daily load in my Landcruiser.

Cargo Area
Barossa Bush Garden Tour.
About 30 Rotarians and Friends from the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley did a tour of the Barossa Bush Gardens (BBG) on the 3rd of November.

The Barossa Bush Gardens is a community-led project displaying, conserving and distributing local native vegetation. The gardens are used for recreation, and environmental education and it is also a place to bring the community together. 
Trevor Waldhuter took us around the gardens and explained the multitude of native plants that are nurtured in the BBG. He also gave us an insight into the use, value and impact on the environment of the native plants. 
Our new home is the Tanunda Hotel. 
 After trying out several venues, two were shortlisted and the winner was the Tanunda Hotel.

Being on the main street of Tanunda, it will be easy to find for visitors, there are apartments available for accommodation, a good 'Pub menu' for food and an off-street car park.
The Rotary Club of Barossa Valley has been located in Tanunda since we were chartered in 1956 so we will be maintaining this tradition for the foreseeable future.
Come and join us to see what our new home is like.
The Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation Society Visit

Members visited the Barossa Valley Machinery Preservation Society at their Angaston shed.
The BVMPS was formed in 1976 by a group of like-minded persons, spearheaded by Kev Rohrlach, who were interested in the collection and preservation of historic farms and industrial equipment.
We had to move an aircraft from St Jakobi school to the Rowland Flat airfield. This was a challenging exercise as we had to pull the plane apart, put it onto a truck and a trailer to transport it to the Airfield, then re-assemble it.
The picture shows the plane at the airfield, almost re-assembled.
Our Vocational Visit to Lyndoch Motors
Our Vocational committee organised a club visit to Lyndoch Motors to see how a car and agricultural machinery business operates. The picture shows the members enjoying a
hamburger and fellowship after the tour.
The Barossa Airshow and the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley raised the funds that have helped the Friends of the Nuriootpa Dog Park to erect a shelter.
Meet the new Board for 2021-22
From Left to right, Roxane - Fellowship, Gavin - International, Mark- Treasurer, Sue - Membership, Grant - Rotary Club of Barossa Valley Foundation, Sandie - Secretary, Bill - President, Catherine - New Generations, Bryce - Vocational, Keith- IPP,  Peter- Community (Absent) 
and Sophie - Assistance Dog and Club Mascot.
Rotary International has produced two videos on the fight against Polio. Permanent links to the videos are in the right-hand side panel and quick access to the link below this story
The videos show the history behind the fight against polio from the start in the late 70s through to how the world Health Organisation joined in and then the Bill Gates Foundation came in with the 2 for 1 dollar fund matching. The fight is still ongoing. 
Recommended viewing for all Rotarians. RI has recommended the videos are shown to the public on all possible occasions.
Use this link to go to the videos now.
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Club Information
We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Tanunda Hotel
51 Murray St
Tanunda, SA 5352
0417 833 691
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Tanunda Hotel for Dinner Meeting. 2nd and 4th Thursday: Visits, Social, Committee and Board meetings.
December 2023
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Board Meeting
Sep 28, 2023 7:00 PM
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For general information about the club click on Secretary
To contact our President click on  President
If your enquiry is about finance, click on Treasurer
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Our Postal Address is:
Box 251
SA 5352
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