Community Projects

Local, national & International Projects supported by Elizabeth Rotary

Local projects

  • Cycle Safely-a program for yr5 Students in Playford
  • Bike Repair Station at Elizabeth & Munno Para
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Programs RYLA & RYPEN
  • Seating at Rotary Lookout – Jo Gapper Park
  • Elizabeth South Primary School -Bus transport for school camp, Student end of year awards
  • Craigmore PS – School Stationery Packs
  • Blakeview PS – Bus transport to Stretton Centre
  • Playford International College: Cambodia Trip
  • St Patrick’s Technical College: Cambodia Trip
  • SA Variety Bash – Children’s Charity
  • Men’s Shed – (Playford)
  • Assist people affected by Domestic Violence
  • SciWorld Youth Science Forum
  • Mental Health – seminars
  • Year 9,10 students attending The Science Experience – 3 day visits to a University.
  • RYDA “Rotary Youth Driver Awareness” –
  • Christmas Dinner for socially isolated citizens
  • Toiletry packs for homeless, School stationery packs
  • Hampers for needy families
  • Northern Area Networking Business Breakfasts {NBB}
  • Support for Playford Christmas Pageant
  • Support for RSL, Scouts and Guides

National Projects

  • National Youth Science Forum
  • Australian Rotary Health Foundation
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships for
    tertiary studies

International projects

  • End Polio Now Campaign
  • Shelter Box – ongoing international disaster relief
  • Umoja Orphanage Kenya
  • Vanuatu & East Timor Dental Clinics
  • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children ROMAC
  • Fistula Hospital Ethiopia


Community Projects:

Refurbishment of the Rotary Lookout and Jo Gapper Park:

Jo Gapper Activity Park upgrade - sign at Rotary Lookout (July,14)


If you have visited Jo Gapper Park recently you will have seen the recent upgrade to the Rotary Lookout, Dog Park, walking trails, barbecue area and children’s playground completed by the Playford City Council through a goverment grant.  Since 1999 Elizabeth Rotary has had some involvement with this area.  To read of our contribution, written by Past President Reg Driver, click here

The sign at Rotary Lookout


K532 20Jly14 Jo Gapper Activity Pk Upgrade Opening - Judith,Theo,Ron,Reg & Tony Mills (Proj Mangr)


Rotarians gathered at the Lookout at the official opening of the refurbishment on Sunday 20th July 2014.






K529 20Jly14 Jo Gapper Activity Park Upgrade Opening - Mayor, Glenn Docherty, opening speech


Mayor of Playford Glenn Docherty opening the refurbished Jo Gapper Park.






seat at gappers


One of the three seats and two bench seats for which we contributed $2500.





Jo Gapper Activity Park upgrade - seat plaque at Rotary Lookout (July,14











City of Playford – Be Active – Mobile Food Coop 


Club members at the opening of the Mobile Food Coop with Mayor Glenn Docherty.  The Club raised $7000 to support the project.
The Mobile Service is one of three Food Cooperatives running in the Playford area.  The kitchen area of the Munno Para Food Coop was furnished by funding from our Club on a previous occasion.  The mission of the Mobile van is described in a brochure obtainable from the City of Playford’s web page at , an extract is below.
“Using a locally developed training package these services provide training in nutrition education, food handling / safety and retail / customer service. Participants will be encouraged to become Community Educators. The following services are also offered through these venues:
·       Community education sessions including information and demonstrations on low cost nutritional meal preparation;
·       Specialised cooking classes;
·       Provision of pre-packed meal kits containing the ingredients and recipe for making economical and nutritional meals; and
·       Household budgeting information sessions “
Be Active – Fremont Park
Exercise equipment for young and old!


Fremont Park is one of City of Playford’s most beautiful recreation and leisure facilities. Centrally located near the Elizabeth City Centre, the picturesque park features a large lake with fountain and waterfalls, a rotunda area for band performances, and offers two colourful playgrounds to capture any child’s adventurous spirit. Being active does not have to be expensive, with Fremont Park offering free access to outdoor gym equipment along the “be active” trail.
Our Club has been pleased to be involved with the ‘Be Active’ project, contributing towards exercise equipment, shade-cloth and seating. The area is used by all ages, and is an area of which we are proud to have supported.







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