We support local charities in our community focusing on grass roots organizations
Some of these charities include Heart and Soul, Our Street Family Matters, Back Pack for Kids, Kick Start for Kids, Foodbank and Rumbling Tummies.
Our most well-known annual event is the Cold Plunge raising funds for the homeless in our local community. Recipients of proceeds donated include Mary’s Kitchen, Hutt Street Centre, Catherine House and Magdelene Centre.
In October, we are looking to holding a Community Day to raise funds for two water
wheelchairs assisting those with disabilities.
Christmas is a fabulous time where the club is involved with a range of activities. One of
these is the Christmas float which is dusted off for the Glenelg Christmas pageant and
makes sure that Father Christmas arrives safely.
Other activities include a Christmas gift drive, gathering Christmas gifts for
disadvantaged children, fundraising drives for Christmas sacks and Christmas food
hampers helping to add a little Christmas cheer to those less fortunate than us.
Members also assist as drivers for Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to the elderly in the Glenelg area.
A new focus, is part of community
Alison Rogers has raised focus of environment within our club which has been positively embraced. This started with the “Straws no More” campaign and looking to making Jetty Road Glenelg, plastic straw free. This is quickly gaining momentum and we’ll look to expand on this.
Here the club supports overseas charities
Some of the projects that the club has supported is the Hands On Project. The club
purchased and assembled hands which were sent overseas. Other projects include Bednet Buddies where a fun fundraiser was organised raising money to purchase Bednets for children protecting them against mosquitos and malaria, Days for Girls, a working bee assembling birthing kits and Shoes that Grow.
We see the youth of today as our leaders of tomorrow and actively support a range of
youth programmes These include, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Programme). This is a seven-day leadership programme for 18 – 25 year olds. An amazing programme focussing on personal development, leadership topics such as conflict resolution, Public speaking and Mental health RYPEN is a three-day leadership and development programme for 14 – 17 year olds There is the National Youth Science Exchange, supporting youth on the One and All sailing
programme and members host nternational students through the Rotary Youth xchange
programme. We are in the process of setting up an Interact programme in one of the local secondary schools. Interact is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their community and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize two projects a year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Members of sponsor Rotary clubs mentor
Interactors as they carry out the projects and develop leadership skills.
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