Rotary Club of Adelaide Central Inc Rotary International District 9510 South Australia
(08) 7444 5086

About the Rotary Club of Adelaide Central

Welcome from President Robert

You may have only met a Rotarian when they are cooking Sausages for some big Charity event like a fun run or at Bunnings.

I didn’t just join Rotary to cook sausages. I catch up with friends and am involved with getting aid to people overseas and on our own back door. We meet people around our community and businesses which make a great network of contacts.

We earn money from selling sausages and providing other services which then enables us to pass gifts on without deducting expenses from donations, so we give to charity 100% of what you donate to us. We would love to talk to you about being a Rotarian.

Over the next year leading into 2025, a primary focus for our team will be a follow on from transporting a 40 foot container filled with $600,000 of hospital equipment from Rotary's Edinburgh based Donations In Kind warehouse – another Rotary branch - to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Travelling by container ship it found its way to Tumbo where there is a hospital being built by one of our newest members “Ibrahim Barrie”. The hospital is known as the Salmana Heart Foundation Hospital. This is Ibrahim’s way of giving back to his community who supported him and his family through a very difficult time of their lives.

We are still growing our SHARE THE CARE project. Our potential through this is to put in excess of $200,000 worth of food and groceries into the homes of families doing it tough.

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.

Our Youth projects are another focus. We hope 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 through the Magic of Rotary” 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 attend one of our meeting or call me direct on 0402 245 101 if you'd simply like to start with a chat to find out more.

Robert Gunn
President : 2024–25