Welcome from President Bill
Rotary internationally and locally here in Adelaide has a rich history for doing good. Rotarians are respected for making a difference. And along the way we have fun and make new friends and business acquaintances.
I was recently asked why I was inspired to join Rotary. My response? “To make a difference!”
Over the next year leading into 2023, a primary focus for our team will be growing our SHARE THE CARE project. Our potential through this is to put in excess of $100,000 worth of food and groceries into the homes of families doing it tough.
We're keen to investigate building a special piece of Play Equipment called "Flowbars" for kids, particularly fun and useful for kids with learning difficulties or behavioral issues. A Flowbar isn't your usual playground item. It calms kids. It expands their learning capacity. It gets kids interacting. It's a long story ... but well worth reading.
Rotary Adelaide Central has a lovely ongoing relationship working with Adelaide's Womens and Childrens Hospital. In particular our Books for Babies project which dovetails with one of Rotary International's areas of focus .. Literacy. Once each year on Rotary's Birthday, we present newborns with their first book "Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes". But also for the W&CH, we do other things as well, including purchase of equipment.
Eradicating the disease POLIO from our planet continues to be an international focus for Rotary's 33,000 Clubs. Try to imagine actually eradicating an entire disease from the planet. COVID is our modern day Polio of the early 1900s! Hard to imagine today living in a world free of COVID, but Rotary is close to killing off Polio. Rotary Adelaide Central will continue to do our part. Read More>
Our Youth projects are another focus. We hope again (with COVID starting to get behind us) to be able to kick start again our RYDA (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) days, that help to train our kids on how to arrive home again safe and sound.
RYPEN and RYLA are two highly valuable youth Training camps that inspire future leaders and we would like to sponsor some worthy kids into these programs.
Our club projects move and change as the need arises – but always with the focus of meeting Rotary’s aims. YOUR participation could change the shape of Rotary Adelaide Central. That's just how Rotary works. Ideas coming together. It's fun.
If your dream is to “make a difference” I can’t think of a better way than to join us, bring your ideas and experience and feel good at night about your contribution doing good in the world ... either locally in Adelaide or further afield.
I look forward to welcoming you and invite you to call me direct on 0410 523 106 if you'd simply like to start with a chat to find out more.
President : 2022–23