A 115 year global network of 1.2 million people across 130 countries who enjoy taking unified action for lasting community and personal change. International Rotary relationships can sometimes achieve things that even governments cannot.
Our diverse group shares a desire to give back to our community while:
Be a 'Friend of Adelaide Light'?
We always need volunteers for our various projects. We'll help you find a way that best suits you.
Or join our club as a Rotarian? Members meet in the city fortnightly for breakfast, occasionally dinners and sometimes without food... but you can suit your own commitments. 'Make a difference' while enjoying excellent networking for friendship and business (also see our 'Rotary' page).
Chat with us and come to a meeting for a 'toe in the water'.
Some examples of our activities are below or see our 'News' page:
Facilitating dental rescue for Adelaide’s homeless. We helped donate $11,000 for vital dental equipment so those with urgent dental needs but insufficient funds can get relief via the Adelaide University's dental facility at 'Common Ground' in Light Square
Renovate and landscape Women's Shelters. 'Catherine House' offers crisis/longer term accommodation and support services for women experiencing distress and homelessness. We're managing projects to enhance some of their properties with hands-on working bees
For many years we've funded over $50,000 for talented students after their schooling runs out through TAFE-like courses in Bogota, Colombia. This helps them realise their potential and then upskill their own community in a positive cycle of improvement.
We've begun holding chat groups over Saturday mornings with professionally qualified recent migrants wishing to smoothly assimilate into Adelaide society. Chatting with well established local Rotarians can help.
'Share the Dignity' is a womens charity helping those experiencing period poverty by providing products in everyday useful bags for those women in need. Members above assembled many 'dignity bags' and 'made a difference'.
We're helping 'Fred's Van' feed the homeless... prepare the food, then drive the van into the city and distribute it to those in need. Recycled blankets, warm clothes and other items are also welcome during the cold winter months.
Portals for a health facility rise amid tropical rain. Several years ago, we sent Rotarians to the Solomon Islands to work with the locals on building a facility used to manage tropical diseases. We may soon focus on East Timor.