Welcome to our Rotary Club!


COVID -19 protocols are enforced during meetings

Our normal 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.

While the COVID-19 pandemic exists, the above information could change at short notice.

New Venue

Our new home, as of 7th April 2022, is the Tanunda Hotel, 51 Murray St. Tanunda.

Please contact our Attendance Officer if you intend to join us at our meetings. 


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. 
2022-3 President Peter Perkins
On July 2nd, Peter Perkins became President of the Rotary Club of Barossa Valley. This is the second time Peter has been President so he is fully aware of what he is taking on.
Outgoing President, now Immediate Past President, Bill Simons was pleased to hand over the reins to Peter as Bill will become the Area Governor for Group 5.
The new Board was introduced with a mix of long-serving Board members and some people on the board for the first time.
The new board is;
President, Peter Perkins, Treasurer, Mark Graetz, Secretary Sandie Simons, IPP Bill Simons, Community, James Dunn, Public Relations, Anne Schilling, Administration and RCBV Foundation, Grant Schuyler, Vocational, Bryce Lillecrapp, Membership, Sue Graetz, International PDG Peter Thomas, New Generations, Prue Maitland, Airshow, Keith Millington.
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.
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.
May 2023
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Mark Graetz
Jun 01, 2023
International Conference report
President Peter
Jul 01, 2023
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Box 251
SA 5352
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