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Welcome to the  Rotary Club of Katherine Inc
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month 630pm at the Rotary Park, 22 Rapide Street

Dawnellen Batkin.heic

Welcome to 2024

Katherine Rotary Club starts the year with president Chris Dixon at the helm, and he is also the secretary.

We are planning some exciting things in 2024.  

The Rotary Computer Club will restart on the first Monday of the month from 10am to 12 noon. Last year, participants learned how to make their own calendars, which were printed by Colemans Printing in Darwin, and paid for by DRV4LYF Driving School.

In April we will be holding an Easter egg Treasure Hunt. Jo Hersey's office will be funding this, and we are hoping to get more support from local businesses.  Kids will be able to search all over the Rotary Park, find and take the clues to the Easter Bunny who will be hiding in her air-conditioned hole, together with lovely cold chocolate eggs. 

Phillipa Walters Bursary Award

The Rotary Club of Katherine’s annual bursary has been won by Dawnellen Batkin.  The Club received some excellent applications, and it was hard to make a decision.  

Dawnellen is in Melbourne studying at Monash University for a degree in occupational therapy. She told Rotary Club president Chris Dixon “The money I receive will help me so much by relieving some of the financial burden of moving away from home to study. I will use the money to buy my needed textbooks for my classes, my laboratory equipment (lab coat and safety glasses), as well as more general items such as stationary/notebooks and other things needed for my course.“

The Philippa Walters Bursary Award was established by Brian Walters (ex Rotarian) many years ago to commemorate  his wife, Philippa. Philippa wanted to help young people get to university, but she knew that studying at University was expensive. Brian donated some money to the Rotary Club of Katherine and every year, the club raises funds through community events in order to give $3000 to the bursary recipient. A huge vote of thanks goes to a local family who recently donated funds sufficient for 5 years.  

Many people will know of Dawnellen, a Katherine girl born and bred.  She attended Katherine High School and while studying in tear 12 (for which she received a DUX in 2 subjects) she, also completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and helped many people at Katherine Hospital. 

The Rotary Club of Katherine is positive Dawnellen will become a great occupational therapist and make Katherine proud of her.

Want to hire the Rotary Park for your next event? 

Our Park is fully enclosed. A great place to bring the family. It has an 18 hole mini golf course, giant chess, giant drafts, giant snakes and ladders, skittles lane, pirate ship and a roadway set up as a road safety centre. Cooking facilities include an outside kitchen area, BBQ and electric pizza oven and a water bubbler. There are toilets with easy access for the disabled.

Click the link below to download the relevant booking sheet:

Park Hire:  $50 a day

Conference room Hire: $50 half a day; $100 full day

Pedal Car Hire: $10 per car

Created by Christopher Dixon Oct 2017

Postal address: Rotary Club of Katherine, PO Box 564, Katherine, NT 0851

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