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The Community Service portfolio is responsible for all our projects within the local community.  The following projects are regular on-going projects that have been undertaken for a number of years:
  • The "Bread Run" - This was begun a number of years ago by the late Bob Angove who did a great job organising rosters and running the show.  We collect all the leftover bread from Baker's Delight in North Adelaide at the end of Sunday trading and deliver it to various charities around Adelaide.  The current beneficiaries are Ronald McDonald House in North Adelaide, the Moore Street Centre in the city and, since 2017, Catherine House, a women's refuge in the city.  Over a full year, an estimated $40,000 worth of bread is delivered.
  David Rowe delivering our bread contribution to a grateful Ronald McDonald House.
 
  • Christmas Cash for Cans - We collect $20 from each member. Rather than donating cans, the cash is handed over to Theo at the IGA Hutt Street who generously converts the cash into cans at cost price (and even adds a bit in himself). This adds more value to our donation.  The goods are then donated and delivered to the Moore Street Centre.
  • Christmas Toys - Until 2017, members donated (unwrapped) presents for boys and girls aged 7-14 and these were taken to the Salvation Army. From 2018, we collected $20 from each member and gave this to Second Chances, a charity that provides support for the children of families with a parent who is in prison. These children are 7 times more likely to end up in prison themselves, so providing support to these families is a great community service.  The money is used to buy presents that the prisoners can then give to their children.
  • Our club members regularly join in to "Walk a Mile in My Boots" for the Hutt Street Centre's homeless persons event.
 
 

 

  Members of the Club regularly attend the "Walk a Mile in my Boots", raising money for the Hutt Street Centre.

In recent years, we have been involved in two further projects locally where we are working together with other Rotary Clubs based in the Adelaide CBD.

  • For a number of years, we have undertaken working bees at Calperum Station near Renmark. This remarkably extensive property is being brought back from a cattle station to a revegetation site - many Rotary Clubs as well as other organisations and Universities undertake work and study on the property to introduce best practice methods of rehabilitation.
  • In 2017-18, we designed and completed a project to renovate a garden, complete with new pergola donated by Stratco, for Catherine House, a shelter for homeless women. The photo below shows the "opening" of the new garden in December 2018.  In 2019, we will be undertaking further projects with Catherine House, jointly with our "daughter" club, the Adelaide City Rotaract Club.
  President Rob (left) at the "opening" of the new garden at Catherine House, with the pergola generously donated by Stratco.
 
Last updated: 4 March 2019