Our President Damien Walker has been nominated as a 2019 Finalist for the Westfield Local Heroes – Tea Tree Plaza. He has made the Top 6 and now it has gone to the public vote to decide the Top 3 Heroes, who will then receive $10,000 towards the organisation they represent. He is representing us, the Salisbury City Rotaract Club. Damien believes “we create a space that gives young people from all backgrounds an opportunity to develop themselves and give back to the community.” He mentions “Our organisation is a platform where diversity thrives and where young people can learn, develop and lead. This organisation has shown me that I can rise above perceived adversity to be a success. “
Salisbury City Rotaract Club Inc. and Salisbury Youth Council are two peak youth organisations, who operate from Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre and work with the City of Salisbury. Rotaract and Youth have potential (and do) create so much lasting impact on young people and the wider community. Both are doing great things but the purpose of this night is to bring the two teams together for a networking evening and to discuss potential project collaboration in the future.
Today, Salisbury City Rotaract Club collaborates with Rotary Club of Salisbury, SA to participate in the 2019 Clean Up Australia Day event. It was hot but a day where all could give back to the community, take pride in the area we live in and for some fun and fellowship. Thanks to all members and friends, who supported.
President Damien Walker and incoming Secretary Madison Kennewell today attended the Rotary District 9500 South Australia Leading Rotary Now President Elect Training. Was wonderful to network and continue to collaborate with Rotaractors and Rotarians alike, especially those in the Group 4. We look forward to the work that happens in the community in the coming year as we look to connect the world.
Our team is currently in the project creation stage for Project: Opportunity.
Project: Opportunity aims to bring together young people from diverse backgrounds through engaging with inclusive opportunities that will inspire personal development. This project is driven by a joint vision of creating a Northern Youth Hub that connects locals that are willing to embrace new life experiences with local events that practice inclusivity and diversity.
For the launch of this project, our focus will be on finding and curating opportunities that are inclusive for women, LGBTQI+, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and persons living with physical and intellectual disabilities.
WE ARE SEEKING A LOGO FOR THIS PROJECT… Our hope is to have something that illustrates an intersectional community and showcases diversity. Something bold that will stand out to our demographic.
At meeting #115, we heard from the wonderful Emily Kate Harman about her story and journey thus far living with a disability. We also decided to push forward with a new project idea as a result of Emily’s Presentation. Thank you, Emily, for showing us a glimpse into you.
Emily called our club to action and concluded with the following points:
We need to consider…
1. Broaden our understanding of special need as well as, the NDIS.
2. If the venue was ever a barrier for anyone’s attendance at a meeting, change venue we meet at.
3. Involving different groups and organise that work with young people with disabilities.
4. She wants more young people with more barriers to be given the opportunity to experience Rotary…. promote opportunities. How can we do this?
5. Don’t discount someone because of the perceived negative/barrier.
At the weekend Salisbury City Rotaractors experienced the Australian Rotaract Conference 2019, this year hosted in Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval. #RADelaide#arc2019 This was a chance for us to reenergise, connect and have fun whilst we were able to immerse ourselves in Rotaract and truly being inspired to ‘Be The Inspiration’. For many of us this was our first ARC and that alone was a massive highlight. We were able to be inspired by keynote presenters Arman Abrahimzadah of Zahra Foundation, Paralympian Katrina Webb and Ex-Police Officer and Star Group officer Derrick McManus. We learnt from our peers and we connected with Rotaractors from around the nation – this part for many of us was where we took key learning away with us for the weekend.