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Here at Mitcham Rotary SA, we are driven to do our part in making the world a better place. Since 1962, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. But we also enjoy a lot of fun and fellowship. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?
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Mitcham Rotary Members Continue Supporting the Community through Christmas and into the New Year
As you would expect, the need for help in the community increases leading up to the Christmas period.
Our volunteers continued providing assistance where it was needed.
Members donated toys and gift cards for distribution by Unley Salvos this Christmas and on Friday 8 December saw our volunteers cook and hand out popcorn at Bunnings Edwardstown
On 14 December, we packed our large donation of gift bags with toiletries and other gifts for homeless youths and domestic violence victims who are supported by the Unley Salvos. The bags and other donations were then delivered to Lieutenant Mark at the Salvos later that week.
And then on 15th December, we were cooking a community barbecue at Pasadena Community Centre to encourage some of the local people to get out,, meet and greet their neighbours and new residents and to enjoy a Christmas get together.
Never a dull moment here at Mitcham Rotary Club. All of our members pitch in and help wherever and whenever they can. We can always do with more volunteers, so why not come and visit us and meet our dedicated and happy members.
Celebrating International Day of Persons With Disabilities
Our members helped several hundred of the wonderful young men and women at Bedford Industries to celebrate “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” by cooking and serving their lunch.
Brownhill Creek Recreation Park
The Bridge is Ready to Use!
Fantastic to see the finished product. Mitcham Rotary SA was one of the organisations that contributed to making this Bridge possible. The Bridge now makes it possible for visitors to the Park to easily and safely cross the creek to be able to utilise the beautiful spaces on both sides.
The official opening of the Bridge by Louise Miller-Frost MP (Federal Member for Boothby) and Catherine Hutchesson MP (State Member for Waite) is on Monday 6 November at 8:45 am.
Supplying Warm Clothing to Fred's Van
It’s the time of year when our club thinks of those struggling due to homelessness. This morning President Alex and Community Director Lee delivered 100 pairs of thermal socks to Theresa at Fred’s Van for distribution to their clients.
We are still collecting individual donations of new warm socks, gloves and scarves at our club meetings to assist with the growing need.
Please contact us if you can help.
How Volunteering with Mitcham Rotary Club Can Make a World of Difference
Whether it's providing clean water and sanitation facilities to a remote school in Maloti, supporting scholarships to some of the most underprivileged children in Tanzania or supplying backpacks filled with schooling and hygiene items for children of refugee families here in Adelaide, you too can make an impact by volunteering with the Mitcham Rotary Club.
Mitcham Rotary Volunteers Dig In for the Environment
How wonderful to see environmental efforts come to fruition with the digging of the Yam Daisies (Ngampa) replanted in the Brownhill Creek Conservation Park near the Kaurna Shelter Tree.
Senior Kaurna Elder Auntie Lynette Crocker started the digging, which was then continued by Steven Hoepfner and First Nations artist Brad Darkson (assisted by his daughter) who had the first successful find.
It was not an easy process as the daisies and stems had died back making the yams difficult to find.
Our club looks forward to continuing our association with this wonderful National Park right on our doorstep.
From Idea to Reality: The Establishment of Indigenous Health Scholarships
A classic example of small ideas having an enormous ripple effect is the Indigenous Health Scholarship Scheme. In 1999, Geoff Bailey, a member of the Mitcham Rotary Club, had the idea that supporting Indigenous students to obtain health qualifications could make a lasting impact on Indigenous health outcomes across Australia. As a result of his lobbying, Geoff obtained support from the South Australian Government and in 2000, the program commenced with the first two students.
The program has since expanded nationally and is now managed by Australian Rotary Health. Currently, there are 89 Indigenous students receiving support across Australia and hundreds of graduates are already providing health care.