About Us

 Serving our Local Community … and Serving the World

You Can Make a Difference

Simply join or support The Rotary Club of Morialta. Here are some of the things we do to make both our local community and the world, a better place.

BBQ Fundraising – Our specialty is cooking gourmet sausages and steak sandwiches with our modern mobile BBQ catering trailer. We cook to raise funds for our projects at major functions such as Australia Day at Elder Park, many local events at Thorndon Park and our very successful annual fundraiser Breakfast in the Park.

Thorndon Park Kiosk – We manage and operate this facility on behalf of Campbelltown City Council. Club members and friends contribute to this very successful fundraiser. It provides us with significant funds each year to direct towards our local and overseas program of projects.

Community Workshop Athelstone – This recent initiative brings together groups of people to share skills in woodworking and other crafts. We design and build specific products to raise funds whilst providing an excellent social and friendship environment.

Local Projects – We manage a strong portfolio of local projects across a wide range of recipients. Here are a few – each year we pay a scholarship for an indigenous nurse to complete their medical studies, improve driver awareness and road safety for young people, expose young scientists to a variety of forums to further their career options, facilitate youth exchange and leadership opportunities, supported Campbelltown City Council with a donation of $30,000 to renovate toilet block in Thorndon Park providing disability friendly equipment and access.

Overseas Projects – Our club proudly sets the standard for getting things done overseas. Here are only three examples of our work.

International Infancy, Midwifery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IMOG) Aid Program in East Timor – This project was fully developed by our club to save lives and improve the health of mothers and children. IMOG works as a health partner with the Government of Timor-Leste. We provide a variety of services including mobile mid-wife visit, ambulance operations and are saving lives in this remote area of the world.

Usa Japan Friendship – For nearly 18 years we have enjoyed a friendship association with The Rotary Club of Usa Japan. Our clubs visit each-other on a two year rotating basis. This is a unique opportunity to share culture and friendship.

End Polio Now – After 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions. We support this great initiative with matching grants from Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The end is in sight …. together we are making a difference!

HISTORY

The Rotary Club of Morialta acknowledges that we meet on the traditional lands of the Kaurna (pronounced Garna) people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land. We acknowledge that these are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

The meaning of Morialta in Kaurna is “Mariyartala”, with “Mari” meaning east and “yertala” meaning flowing water.

The provisional Club of Morialta was formed on 30 May 1984 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Campbelltown. The charter was issued on 17 September 1984 to a Club membership of 28 and the Charter night was held on 3 November 1984 at the Dom Polski Centre, Angas Street, Adelaide where Charter President Trevor Stirling was inducted. The first meeting of the Rotary Club of Morialta was held on 6 June 1984.

Past Projects

Development work and improvements to the Morialta Conservation Park and Picnic Ground.

Training programs for long term unemployed with emphasis on youth literacy.

Catering for Annual Christmas Party for young people with cancer.

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