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OUR MISSION: Rotary International Causes = Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks Causes

Rotary International (RI) in 2018-19 was dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. RCAP aligned its activities with these six areas and added a seventh, an intention to strengthen itself as a club and build its capacity to serve the local community.

GOAL 1: Promoting peace

Rotary International encouraged conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. It trained adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.


§  Funding support ($850) for ‘Cambodia Kids’ via Craigmore High School students

§  Volunteer support provided to Rotary District ‘Donations in Kind’ to send medical equipment to assist communities in need.

GOAL 2: Fighting disease

RI educated and equipped communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. It improved and expanded access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.


§  Donated to Rotary International for Polio eradication via RCAP Charitable Trust ($1000)

§  Donated to Cystic Fibrosis SA ($1000)

§  Donated to Lung Foundation ($250)

§  Donated to Leukaemia Foundation ($250)

§  Donated to Australian Rotary Health Fund for mental health research ($500)

§  Donated to Purple House dialysis project carried over from 2017-2018 ($1000)

GOAL 3: Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

Rotary supported local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. RI didn’t just build wells and walk away. It shared its expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure its projects succeeded long-term.


§  Funded Disaster Aid Australia, carried over from 2017-2018 ($2000)

§  Donated to Rotary Foundation for international projects ($1500)

§  Donated to Rotary Foundation for international projects via RCAP Charitable Trust ($310)

§  Donated to RCAP Charitable Trust (vale Merv Nancarrow) ($250)

§  Donated to Rotary Foundation via RCAP Charitable Trust (vale Merv Nancarrow) ($670)

GOAL 4: Saving mothers and children

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. RI expanded access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.


§  40 Christmas Hampers (valued at $2500) prepared and delivered to Magdalene Centre for distribution to families

§  Supported Zonta Birthing Kits project with a donation of $750 and assistance from 11 Rotarians and friends assembling kits.

§  Supported Catherine House to assist homeless women ($1000)

GOAL 5: Supporting education

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. RI’s goal was to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.


§  Funded 3 RYPEN participants

§  Funded 1 RYLA participant

§  Funded 4 Smith Family scholarships carried over from 2017-2018 ($2500)

§  Funded 4 Smith Family scholarships 2018-2019 ($2760)

§  Funding support to ‘Second Chances SA’ ($500)

§  Supported Samu School, Vanuatu via Rotarian visitation, school facilities development and supply of teaching materials

§  Facilities Development, Samu Samu School through RCAP funds and Rotary District Grant ($3500)

§  Funded labour ($500) to assist facilities development at Samu Samu School

§  Funded AGN School scholarships, Tamil Nadu, India ($5000)

§  Volunteer support for Scout Jamboree

§  Presented Community Service award, Pulteney Grammar School student ($50)

§  Supported Adelaide Rotaract’s Backpack project ($500)

§  State Opera SA Winter School scholarship via RCAP Charitable Trust ($1000)

GOAL 6: Growing local economies

Rotary International conducted service projects that enhance economic and community development and created opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. It also strengthened local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.


§  Supported the Magdalene Assistance Centre through multiple donations of food, cleaning products, toilet paper and clothing.

§  Partnered with Reynella Primary School and provided food and toiletries to assist Magdalene Assistance Centre

§  Maintained weekly roster of drivers for Meals on Wheels

§  Supported RSL following Anzac Day BBQ ($1700)

GOAL 7: Strengthen the Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks

RCAP’s goal was to acknowledge and celebrate our founders and the heritage of the club and create further opportunities for fellowship amongst our members. We also sought to strengthen our meetings through diversifying our program through engaging members and raising awareness of the broad array of Rotary activity, locally, nationally and internationally.


§  Delivered a vibrant and engaging program of meetings and activities

§  Conducted special meetings: Chinese New Year Dinner, Bob Congdon Farewell, Cystic Fibrosis Breakfast, Christmas Hamper Function, Magdalene Centre visit, Treasury Tunnels history tour.

§  Curated RCAP’s records and history.

§  Conducted two joint meetings with Rotary Club of Hyde Park

§  Hosted joint meeting of Group 1 Rotary Clubs with District Governor District 9500

§  Provided volunteer support for Rotary Club of Henley Beach at Largs Bay Carousel

§  Provided Australia Day BBQ at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre

§  Regularly reported of our club’s activities to members

§  Successfully applied for and received Rotary District Grant of $1800

§  Instituted District 9500 Group 1 project with SA Leaders Institute

§  Fundraised through BBQ’s at Bunnings, Mile End raising $12,850 over 12 months

§  Fundraised through Christmas pageant Breakfast BBQ’s raising $1200

§  Miscellaneous fundraising through Entertainment books, fines, donations

§  Inducted new members; David Wells, Duncan Irvine, Lesley Grady & Bev Conway

§  Reviewed RCAP banking and formalised account signatories, EFT facility & term deposit

§  Established and implemented annual plan and budget

§  Conducted a review of RCAP meetings

§  Awarded Premier’s Community Service Award for work with Magdalene Centre to the value of $600

§  RCAP represented at Rotary District 9500Conference (5 members)

§  RCAP well represented at RC Hyde Park, Adelaide Rotaract and Brazilian quiz nights

§  RCAP represented at Governor’s Leadership Program Graduation Ceremony

§  RCAP represented at Adelaide Rotaract meeting and their Changeover Dinner

§  RCAP represented at Bunnings Community Recognition function


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Location: 111 Hutt Street, Adelaide
               The Naval, Military and Air                          Force Club of South Australia Inc.
Time:      5.45pm for 6.15pm
Day:        Wednesday Nights
Dress:      Neat casual, no jeans or T shirts 


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