Rotary Adelaide is passionate about looking after and nurturing the resilience and hard work of healthcare workers in South Australia. The pressures on these amazing people are ever increasing and as a club that is always looking out for others to make their lives a little better, we at Rotary Adelaide are creating Nurture Kits. Boxes of love.
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.
Rotary Adelaide Trees for Life team has started its second season as growers for the Trees for Life organisation.
Growing the native plants is a well organised and documented process. Team members receive their growing boxes, soil, plastic tubes, seed etc plus handbooks in October. Planting is from October to the end of December depending on plant species and results so far have been good.
The plants will continue to require regular watering and care through the summer until handover in May. The recipient will be a farmer on the Eyre Peninsula.
The Club's team of volunteers includes 15 members plus one friend and this year we are growing 24 boxes of 60 trees in each box = 1440 trees.
Want to know more about volunteering with Rotary and how you can also get involved with this Trees for Life project please reach out to us and we will connect you.
|If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for any of these events, please do not hesitate to contact us!