Club Projects

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Bright Hours lunch

Bright-Hours.wobbles-at-work.2  One of the most popular events organised by our club is the Bright Hours lunch held in the West Lakes CommBright-Hours.busy-in-the-kitchen.2unity Centre for 250 senior citizens in our community; so popular in fact that demand exceeds the number of places available.

 The lunch provides an early Christmas lunch complete with Father Christmas and entertainment, which in recent years has included the junior choir from West Lakes Shore Primary School and Wobbles the clown.

 Organising and running this event would not be possible without the wonderful support of our Friends of Rotary group in addition to our own members.

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ShelterBox Australia

ShelterBoxShelterbox_OpenShelterBox Australia is a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills (Vic) and the accredited international affiliate of the ShelterBox Trust UK and administers ShelterBox in Australia,  raising funds to provide shelter and clean water to victims of disasters.

For further information on the work of ShelterBox Aust click HERE.

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West Lakes Shore Primary School – Young Leaders

West_Lakes_Shore_Primary2West Lakes Shore Primary School is located 13km west of Adelaide and is comprised of the Junior Primary and Primary schools sharing a single campus and common goals in a collaborative and exciting learning environment.

The inclusive culture of the school is shaped by four key, agreed values; Excellence, Safety, Honesty and Diversity with staff, students and the parent community working closely together to support each other through the enactment of these values.

The Rotary Club of West Lakes provides funding assistance for ‘Young Leaders Day’ and High School Scholarships for one boy and one girl from Year 7 graduates.

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RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants are aged 14-18 and spend a week at camp participation.

ryla_2RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to;
–  Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
–  Provide training experience for selected youth & potential leaders
–  Encourage leadership of youth by youth
–  Recognise young people who are rendering service to their communities .

  For further information on RYLA click HERE

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National Youth Science Forum

NYSFNow in its 30th year, The National Youth Science Forum is Australia’s largest national program to focus direcRoss-Fraser.-NYSFtly on assisting  year 11 high school students in finding careers in science and engineering.  Selection is highly competitive and we seek outstanding young Australians with potential to make contribution to their country.    Successful applicants  are offered a place in one of two sessions in Canberra or Perth across 12 days, experiencing the exciting breadth and depth of science and engineering based careers.

In recent years our club has successfully sponsored numerous students from local schools.

For further information on this program click HERE.

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Carols by The Lake

Stage_nightSanta_arrivesThis community event is held at sunset on the second Sunday in December each year.

The event is jointly organised by The Rotary Club of West Lakes and The West Lakes Uniting Church, attracting crowds of 2000+.

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TQEH Research Foundation

TQEHThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation provides funds to research projects which are changing the face of medical treatments in the state of South Australia. With a 45-year proud history of supporting medical research, the dedicated staff and volunteers strive to meet high standards. The TQEHRF is committed to funding vital medical research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s research facility, the Basil Hetzel Institute. TQEHRF is working towards a future with better treatments for disease and debilitating illness.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation has a small committed team of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to raise the much-needed funds.

Further information: visit the TQEHRF website

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 RYDA

RYDA Logo   RYDA – Rotary Youth Driver Awareness- is a project which our club is delighted to be associated with in co-operation with several other local Rotary Clubs.  Provided with the support of Road Safety Education Ltd, SAPOL, RAA, and local car dealers, RYDA is a road safety program designed to reduce the trauma on our roads by encouraging Year 11 students to take a more responsible attitude to motoring.  The course is a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety.  Each year students from local secondary schools are offered the opportunity to participate in one of these courses.

For further information on RYDA click HERE.

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 Acacia Court Aged Care, West Lakes

AcaciaCourtAcacia Court Aged Care Facility provides a quality service to high and low care residents in the local communiyt area of West Lakes at Hendon.

Extensive social programs are complemented by a wide range of therapy services. The lifestyle program offers exercise and activities appropriate for all residents.

A Rehabilitation and Day Therapy Service is available on site offering residents and community clients a professionally directed, individualised therapy program. The lifestyle program incorporates exercise and activities appropriate to the residents’ level of care.

Each year at Christmas, the Rotary Club of West Lakes provides a Christmas ‘party’ for its residents, with ‘Father Christmas’ and his ‘helpers’ visiting the residents with gifts for each one, and a donation of equipment for the facility.

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Rotary World Peace Fellowship

World_Peace_FellowshipdeAngelisFellowships are awarded to Australian residents and are undertaken at one of the prestigious Rotary World Peace Centres (University) around the world; USA, Japan, Argentina, or United Kingdom.

The chosen students (60 world-wide) undertake a full-time Masters in Peace Studies, and the Fellowship covers university fees, travel and living expenditure for up to two years.

Christina DeAngelis was sponsored by RC of West Lakes and travelled to the UK as a Rotary Peace Scholar, firstly at Bradford University and then of the 3 months of field experience in Northern Ireland.

Christina gained a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution and her course work involved intensive studies of volatile situations in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

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RYPEN

RypenIn today’s competitive world, there are not always opportunities for the average student to step outside their comfort zone, explore their ideas to develop the “life skills” that translate to confidence in everyday life.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) aims to provide young people aged 14 to 16 years with the opportunity to develop their leadership potential, alongside their peers in a supportive environment. RYPEN encourages youth to explore their ideas in problem solving, team and group activities, and gain experiences that will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards. As a part of this, RYPEN is about building confidence and developing skills to cope in a range of situations during a weekend camp.

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