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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.

Our Club supports the MOSH organisation which provides advocacy, stigma reduction of suicide, and training in suicide prevention and bereavement services. The MOSH outlets are also op shops which are a non-threatening way for the community and individuals to engage with it. MOSH is entirely self-funded and does not rely on government support and is run by volunteers. Our Club puts on a comedy night at Burnside Town Hall with proceeds to be used to fund the service in regional SA through a mobile MOSH in the form of a travelling caravan. 

More information can be found here.

Catherine House provides support services and accommodation for women experiencing homelessness. We help by raising funds and providing volunteers to refurbish and bring the Catherine House residential units to a reasonable standard of comfort, providing new mattresses, bed linen, bookshelves and desks, mirrors, lounge room furniture, dining tables and chairs as required. We work with other inner city Rotary clubs and Rotaractors on this project. 

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 in revegetation of the area by planting trees and providing funding of 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.