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Partner with us

Rotary, and the Rotary Club of Adelaide, works with many organisations and individuals to ensure money and effort goes even further. 

Below are but a few examples of Rotary Partnerships locally and internationally.

We would love to talk with you on how we can do even more with businesses and individuals like you.

What do we mean by partnership?

Partner/Partnership: A partnership is an arrangement in which two or more individuals/ organisations share the risk and rewards, to achieve good things in our world…

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world.

Grassroots at the core, Rotary links over 1 million members to form an organisation of international scope.

It started with the vision of one man...Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.

At its foundations, Rotary leverages partnerships to achieve all that it does.

Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves. said Paul Harris Rotary founder.

This collaborative approach can be seen in the following examples from the Rotary Club of Adelaide;

  • A few years back Patch Theatre, Australia’s only national theatre company dedicated to making theatre for four to eight year old children and a company defined by innovation, collaboration and wonder, needed assistance to provide a more sustainable financial base. The Rotary Club of Adelaide assisted Patch with a modest donation to provide specialist skills in grant seeking and writing. This support was fundamental in their receiving ongoing Federal funding and being able to reach more donors. In essence we helped them ‘to learn to fish”. The company has presented 105 theatre productions to more than 1.7 million children around Australia and internationally, including the US, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Each year Patch Theatre performs to 50,000 - 70,000 children and their families. A successful partnership in the arts.
  • The Korogo Life Straws Project started as a means of reducing infant mortality rates (a result of mothers giving dehydrated infants, suffering from malaria, dirty water thus causing dysentery and diarrhoea ) in the villages by the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. An initiative of Paul Greenaway OAM (who lived for many years in Korogo) and Malgosia Schild, in collaboration with Rotary Australia World Community Service and our Club, the project has had a very successful beginning with the support of many friends who help the fundraising. In mid 2016 community water filters (Life-straws) reached the villages. The second stage of the project is just beginning and 14 scholarships have been offered to children wanting to go to high school from Korogo. Education is an important tool for the young people to support and maintain their culture in a country that is facing the many struggles and dangers of our contemporary global hunger for resources, which threatens both these ancient cultures and the ecosystem. A simple lifesaving project.
  • The Rotary Club of Adelaide has developed wonderful and productive relationships with our Corporate Membership Program. It’s not only a way for organisations to deliver on corporate social responsibility, but also generate revenue.
    • Phil Hoffman Travel has been a corporate member for many years. They not only release members of their team to be part of our Club, but also offer the Club cash rewards for the use of their services by our members, families and friends. It is a collaborative ‘win win’ partnership and of course not only provides wonderful community spirit for the PHT team, but increases our Clubs ability to do even more good things.
    • Nation Creative, a leading SA communications consultancy, is a corporate member who adds huge value to the Club and our work in the community. Clever ideas have helped us increase our exposure of and revenue from projects like our Annual Wood Sale. 
  • And of course the largest partnership we have in Rotary, is our work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight Polio
    • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments with five core partners;
      • The World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and,The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • Since 2013, the Gates Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to-1, up to $35 million per year. Rotary, with matching funds from the Gates Foundation, has contributed more than $1.6 billion to end polio.
    • Less than 75 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2015, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
    • Today, there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
    • Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

That's one powerful set of Partnerships!

If you have a dream, a vision, a solution to a community problem and would like to chat about partnership, then contact us now!