Welcome to the Rotary Club of Corowa

Our Club was chartered on May 17th 1939 by the Rotary Club of Albury and we are the second oldest Club in Rotary District 9790.

We currently have 42 members and are actively working in promoting Polio Plus, which is aimed at eradicating polio world wide. We also support local community projects including school bursaries, adopt a highway clean-up program, exchange students and many more. In 2014 we took over organisation of the Federation Festival and started to reinvigorate the Federation monthly market and Federation (B&S) Ball. In 2016 we introduced Federation Dinner and Tim Fischer Oration to be held on the Friday of the Australia Day weekend and revived the Federation Parade. 

About the Rotary Club of Corowa

History of the Club

To find out more about our long and distinguished history please click on the icon above

Rotary International

To find out more about Rotary International please click on the icon above

Honour Board

Click on the icon above to find out more about those members who have served the Club and District

2023-24 Board Members  

President 2023-24: Bill Bott      

Vice President: Stephen Apps 

Secretary: Deborah Rowe 

Treasurer: Sally Batten

President Elect 2024-25: Rosemary Ferguson 

Membership: Neil Davis 

Foundation: Helen Duncan     

Service Projects: Rosemary Ferguson 

Publicity: Meredith Miegel 

Youth Services: Stacey Price  

Federation Festival Director: Gary Poidevin

Federation Markets Director: Graeme Campbell


2024-05-15 End Polio Now

Guest speakers at our meeting this week were Phil & Joyce Ogden. They stopped in Corowa on their tandem bike ride from Adelaide to Sydney, which they are doing to raise funds for “END POLIO NOW”

Joyce and Phil are Senior Citizen Rotarians from the Rotary Club of South Launceston, Tasmania. Leaving Adelaide on 3rd April, they will travel approximately 3,000 km through SA, VIC and NSW before finishing in Penrith on 29th May. During the ride they will visit over 30 Rotary Clubs with the goal of raising funds for the END POLIO NOW campaign and to raise awareness amongst communities they visit along the way of the continuing threat of polio.

To donate to their Raise for Rotary Campaign, visit raise.rotary.org/joyce+phil/challenge


2024-05-08 Welcome to Rotary

The Rotary Club of Corowa was very pleased to welcome two new members to the Club at their induction on Wednesday 8th May. Raelene Maclean has the classification of Hospitality and Laurelle Van Leeuwen has the classification of Nurse.

President Bill with Laurelle (left) and Raelene (right)



2024-05-08 News from RYE Nova Karikari

Nova has been enjoying a Euro Tour with other exchange students.

2024-05-08 Whitehead Street Wetlands

Gary has brought to the Club's attention the fact that some damage has occurred at the wetlands. Unfortunately after fire destroyed some of the fencing earlier in the year, the ease of access to the wetlands has given some people the opportunity to take wood and damage some of the structures in the wetlands. There are 37 boardwalk panels which have been stolen from the project, and there is damage to seating and shelters.

A Committee has been formed to repair the fencing in the first instance and also to work towards bringing the project back to its original state.



Saturday 27th April 2024 Happy Birthday, Annic!!

Happy Birthday to our wonderful exchange student, Annic Arnold. You have captured the hearts of all the Rotarians in our Club and of those you have come into contact with in our community! We hope you have a great Aussie Birthday!!


2024-04-21 District Conference Shepparton

Corowa Rotary had a fantastic time in Shepparton for District Conference