We're delighted to have so much support
We invite you to explore the organisations and businesses who directly work with our Club to ensure our success.
Internationally, Rotary supports a broad range of community projects, of which many have been directly supported by Adelaide West Club.
Many programs offer Rotarians opportunities for direct involvement and international interaction. For example, Rotary's Youth Exchange Program sees young students internationally swapping countries for a year's placement in a completely different culture. Imagine how this can shape their entire future.
Enjoy visiting these websites to see Rotary's determination to change our world community for the better!
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA is Rotary's leadership training program for young people aged 14-30. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to
- Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
- Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
- Encourage leadership of youth by youth
- Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
Safe Water Saves Lives
A Child dies every 2 seconds, every day of the year from water borne diseases or the lack of healthy drinking water.
'Safe Water Saves Lives' works through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), to administer 'Healthy Drinking Water Projects'.
The program aims to supply clean water to desperate people in underdeveloped countries through a planned system of water catchment, storage and reticulation.
It includes training local people in the construction of concrete tanks, and encourages them to maintain and protect their water supply system. Education in hygiene is also offered.
RAWCS volunteers instruct the local people in the skills of concrete tank construction, or other types of tanks, or tube wells.
Requests and Distribution of Safe Drinking Water Systems has been from Solomon Islands, West Africa, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Timor Leste, Tanzania Pakistan, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, New Guinea, Tonga Islands, Fiji Islands, Philippines and many more communities and villages from Developing Countries.
Rotary Donations in Kind (DIK)
Donations In Kind (DIK) is a major Rotary project as part of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Program.
The objectives of Rotary's Donations in Kind are:
- To receive requests for aid goods from Rotary Clubs and aid organisations in developing countries.
- To receive goods from within Australia, from Rotary Clubs, schools, hospitals and other organisations for distribution to developing countries.
- To match the goods received with the requests for aid goods wherever possible and to ensure that all goods are dispatched to appropriate areas of need.
- To maintain records, facilitate customs declarations and transport arrangements.
- To assist, if requested, Clubs and Districts to dispatch aid goods direct to recipient Rotary Clubs or aid organisations.
- To maintain the quality of the goods dispatched.
- To minimise the cost of transport.
- To maintain a close liaison with the Rotary Clubs and aid organisations at the receiving end so as to have an appreciation of their requirements and to minimise any problems that they may encounter.
Rotarians Against Malaria
Malaria is one of the biggest killers in the world today, attacking some of our most vulnerable communities and contributing significantly to the untold suffering and sustained poverty of more than forty per cent (40%) of the world's population.
Rotarians Against Malaria's objective : “The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control.”
RAM provides leadership, financial and strategic support to implement its mission through:
• Control Strategies;
• Partnering with other funding providers; and
• Working collaboratively with Governments in our Region (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste).
Phone 1800 781 878
PO Box 3455 Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
You can do something to show your support for mental health research.
Hat Day is Australian Rotary Health's annual fundraising event, community action and awareness day.
The Month of May is the timing for Rotary Clubs to hold their Hat Day events to support the initiative! Although a single day is chosen each year as 'the day' .. Clubs can hold their own events all month to build awareness.
By taking part in Hat Day you will be helping the four million Australians who are affected by a mental health issue. With your help we can raise funds to support vital research that directly helps improve the mental health of all Australians.
Rotary Australia World Community Services (RAWCS)
RAWCS assists Rotary Clubs develop and manage world community service projects, particularly supporting developing countries in our region in the fields of Health, Hunger, Education and other Humanitarian Aid programmes. RAWCS facilitates their work.
The projects RAWCS supports fall into the following categories
International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians (IFMR)
Phone 0419 984 714
A member of Adelaide West Rotary, Claus Weber, is currently Australian President of the IFMR.
Fellowships of many varieties are just one more way that Rotarians worldwide have the opportunity to interact with one another.
Fellowships open opportunities for more interaction between Clubs, between States, between Countries. They are purely personal interest endeavours that Rotarians have the chance to follow, completely separate from their lives in their Clubs (although sometimes there is certainly some overlap).
Membership of IFMR is open to Rotarians who share an interest in motorcycling, with its main aim to provide Members with a means of furthering friendships, sharing ideas, notifying members of rides and other upcoming events of interest, and allowing them to contribute to regular Newsletters.
The Australian IFMR website has sections dedicated to:-
Disaster Aid Australia
Phone 1300 881 913
PO Box 790 Endeavour Hills, Victoria 3802
Working together to rebuild communities by providing innovative Australian-based humanitarian aid packages to people in need of a new start, often following an unexpected natural disaster.
For around $800 DAA will deliver an emergency Family Survival Pack filled with blankets, water containers, cooking utensils, a stove, pots, pans, children rucksacks (with books and pencils), mosquito nets and other useful items to help people rebuild their lives.
For around $5,000 DAA delivers a Water Purification System that can produce 10,000 litres of clean water daily - enough for a village, hospital and school.
Mental Health First Aid
Phone 03) 9342 3770
C/- Orygen Youth Health Research Centre Locked Bag 10 Parkville, Victoria 3052
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
MHFA Training Programs can provide members of the community with:
- skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
- knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
- awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
- skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
- skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Phone 08) 8296 4777
289 Diagonal Road Warradale, South Australia
A year of study overseas as a Rotary Youth Exchange students worldwide -
- an opportunity to develop your personal self confidence and maturity
- an opportunity to develop a lifetime of international friendships
- an opportunity to develop a real understanding of many different cultures
- an opportunity to develop new language skills
- an opportunity to develop a base for future education and career goals
- an opportunity to develop in many ways
Phone 1300 996 038
Shelterbox Australia PO Box 217 Wahroonga, New South Wales 2076
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide.
ShelterBox respond instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need.
Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
A ShelterBox usually consists of:
- a rugged 10 person dome tent
- 10 thermal blankets
- tools and other survival equipment
- light and heat
- clean water
- cooking equipment including a wood stove
- tools ++
Australian Rotary Health
Phone 02) 8837 1900
PO Box 3455 Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Australian Rotary Health has an enviable reputation for running a range of direct health programes and research projects including:
• Mental Health Research and Awareness
• Mental Health First Aid Program
• Indigenous Health
• Rural Health
• Kidsmatter ++
The Rotary Foundation
Phone (02) 8894 9800
Rotary Centre Level 2 / 60 Phillip Street Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
In 1917, Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and now has the primary goals to:-
- Eradicate polio from our planet
- Build a sense of ownership of the Foundation among Rotarians through their contributions to the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund, and Rotary Peace Centres
- Continue progress on the Future Vision plan and align our service projects with the six areas of focus:-
- Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
Phone 0417 815 869
The RYDA Program is a one day out of school program delivering practical road safety information targeting attitude and awareness of young drivers and their passengers.
Across Australia and New Zealand about 50,000 students a year participate.
Road statistics see about 300 young people between 17 and 25 DIE on Aussie roads each year. 20 times this number are seriously injured. This age group represents 13% of our driving population – BUT – they also represent 25% of the crashes. The majority from kids within their first 2 years with a drivers license.
A RYDA training day targets 16-18 year old students and includes six interactive sessions delivered to small student groups covering topics such as:
• hazard perception • distraction management
• vehicle safety • stopping distance
• fatigue • experiences of a crash survivor
National Youth Science Forum
Phone 02) 6125 2777
Physics, Building 38, Science Road The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is unique in Australia.
Students during Year 11 are selected to attend the NYSF for the following year.
The Forum runs for a full week, most often in January in either of two locations, Canberra or Perth,
Students learn how to make informed decisions about courses and careers in the sciences and gain a professional skill set to help them realise their potential.
The NYSF program consists of a mix of scientific, formal, personal development, and social activities. These range from laboratory visits to sports evenings and from a bush dance to group dynamics.