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Focus in the local community…Supporting needs, with practical help!
The Rotary Club of Adelaide is currently advancing a wellbeing initiative created to assist in the resilience of healthcare staff in our hospitals. Calvary Hospitals will be the first to introduce Nurture Kits for clinical nursing staff.
The pressures on nurses in hospitals is ever increasing, especially at this time. As a club we are committed to looking out for others, to make lives a little better.
The Nurture Kits are simply a small box of personal items aimed at bringing a smile to the recipient and letting them know that they are appreciated.
Your generous donation will be used to buy boxes and nurturing products.
Updates can be found here. https://www.facebook.com/NurtureKitsforNurses/
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships for Indigenous Health Scholars, is a co-operative program between Australian Rotary Health and the Rotary Club of Adelaide, in association with the SA and Commonwealth Governments. Initially intended to train doctors to work amongst other Indigenous people, the scope of the scheme enlarged to permit the training of nurses and health related professionals. Since its inception this program has spread throughout the Rotary community with scholars being supported in each of the mainland states and in the Northern Territory. The scholarship can be used to assist Indigenous students with their day-to-day expenses while they undertake a course in a wide range of health-related professions, with a purpose to assist students gain an education which will in turn enable a benefit of other Indigenous people – hopefully, but not necessarily, in some of our remote areas. More information can be found here.
We provide volunteers to provide breakfasts for Hutt Street Centre clients on every 5th Saturday.
There are 4 or 5 of these each year with 8 to 10 volunteers for each breakfast. There is a list of volunteers of around 25 members of our Club and their partners.
In addition, a number of our Club members take part each year in the Walk a Mile fundraise for the homeless.
More information can be found here.
We support the work of The Australian Landscape Trust at Calperum Station, a protected reserve of over 2,000 square kilometres in SA. It is part of an area within a larger reserve system known as the Riverland Biosphere Reserve. listed as "critical" for the survival of bird species such as black-eared miner. Our Club has helped by providing funding and volunteers for tree planting, water testing and monitoring activities.
More details can be found here.
Interested Adelaide Rotary Club members have formed the Wirraninthi group which meets in the West Parklands on the 1st Saturday of the month near the West Terrace Catholic Cemetery to help restore the area to its natural state.
Find more information here.