WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE AS A GROUP THAN BY OURSELVES
AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB
WELCOME THIS YEAR'S PRESIDENT, DAVID DEWAR
After what has without a doubt been a challenging year, long term Rotarian, David Dewar will take up the role of President for the Rotary Club of Burnside in the 2021-2022 year
We look forward to having David at the helm and working through increasing the profile of the Burnside Club, building on Market at the HUB and getting back out there and doing what Rotary does best...serving to change lives
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR CLUB
There is always so much going on in the Rotary Club of Burnside whether it be our Club meetings, vocational visits, fundraising events, the monthly Market at the HUB or elderly citizens bus trips
Find out what is going on, when and where with our club meeting and activity calendar
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OUR VERY OWN CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
A huge congratulations must go to Past President (and Past Treasurer) Des Munro who was presented with a Citizen of the Year Award at this year's Australia Day Awards and Citizenship ceremony held by the City of Burnside.
Thanks Des for all you do for our Club, it's people and the broader community. You definitely make the world a better place and live the Rotary mantra of service above self. Congratulations!!!
Members been in Club
Dollars raised 20/21 year
Around 80 people attended the presentation dinner for the Rotary Club of Burnside’s 2021 Volunteer of the Parks Awards, and Leadership in Conservation, on Wednesday, 18 May.
The Parks Awards set out to recognise both paid service and volunteer activities of those looking after our National Parks and are an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Burnside.
Bob Cooper, past District Governor, opened proceedings and welcomed all while President of the awards selection committee, David Dewar, introduced the guests and read the apologies.
The award have been presented since 1983 (formerly Ranger of the Year) and in 1988, the Volunteer of the Parks award was introduced. Twelve nominations had been received for both categories. Given that the presentation was taking place during National Volunteer Week (16-22 May), it was a fitting way for our volunteers to recognise others in the community. Bob added that although there could only be one winner in each category, all nominees were actually winners, being nominated by their peers and volunteers.
Click here to read more about our nominees and winners
WHERE OUR FUNDRAISING GOES
The Rotary Club of Burnside is involved in many projects in the areas of youth, our community, environment & health locally and internationally.
Despite the challenges that Covid-19 threw up to us, in the 20/21 Rotary Year our club still managed to raise over $26,000 to put towards these projects and causes. Here's a few highlights.
As always, supporting our local youth in their educational, sporting and leadership development was a key focus. With support for students to attend the National Youth Science Forum and test themselves by sailing on the One & All as part of the Rotary Youth Sailing programme we saw some incredible results.
Locally, the Rotary Club of Burnside endeavored to hold the Seniors Christmas lunch at the Burnside Town Hall. Covid had other plans, and the event was postponed until May of 2021 for a Christmas themed lunch. Normally this event attracts over 120 local seniors for a 2 course lunch and drinks but restrictions meant numbers were reduced to around 80 guests.
Through Rotary International we also support a number of organisational initiatives.
ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) aims to provide children of our neighbouring countries specialist medical care for those at risk of severe deterioration or even death. Here in South Australia, two children from the Solomon Islands were supported in life-saving heart surgery this year.
The Rotary Foundation continues its fantastic work across the globe with the "End Polio" focus being top priority. With only a handful of recorded polio sufferers noted, and generous backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this major project is making a concerted effort to knock this dreaded disease out. The Rotary Club of Burnside provides a significant contribution to the Foundation each year.
In our first season of Market at the HUB, we raised over $8,500 to go towards a number of charitable and community organisations.
Rotary Mental Health
Helping SA Farmers
Guide Dogs SA
Hutt Street Centre
We look forward to helping more wonderful organisations during the next season of Market at the HUB
Find out more about our market here
Is there a project or cause that you want to get more involved in? We are always looking for new activities, so get in touch.
MEET THE BOARD
There are a number of people involved in keeping our Club running smoothly. This year's board members are listed below, so if you have any questions about our Club, feel free to have a chat to any of these fabulous individuals.
GET IN TOUCH
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
If you are looking to make a difference in your community, please get in contact.
We would love to have you work with us on our current projects, or perhaps find a way to get involved with a cause that you might be interested in.
You are always welcome to join members at one of our meetings or vocational evenings. Just drop us a note to let us know you are coming along.
Rotary Club of Burnside meetings are held every fortnight at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington
We also hold a "vocational" evening once a month to visit businesses or get involved in an organisation.
Check our schedule in the Whats Coming up at the Club section to see when our next one is. We'd love to have you there.
To RSVP please contact our membership team via Craig Ritchie on 0481 373 266
BBQing WITH ROTARY
You may see us out and about in the community raising funds for our projects by cooking a barbie. Well if you have an event you need catering for, then feel free to get in contact with John Caddy on 0417 804 901.