Rotary Club of Burnside meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington, 6:00pm for 6:30pm

We also hold a “vocational meeting” on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to visit businesses or get involved in an organisation, please contact Craig for times and location.

To RSVP please contact our membership team via Craig Ritchie on 0481 373 266

Upcoming Events

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    Current Projects 2022-23

    Habitat Boxes for the Scouts Woodhouse Activity Centre.

    In December and January 2023 tools and plywood were purchased for the construction of Habitat boxes. Volunteer Members of the Burnside Rotary Club met up to cut out the patterns for the Habitat Boxes. Of the wood purchased a large amount was donated by the Timber company. Paint brushes and paint purchased.

    Money for the Habitat Boxes was obtained from Burnside Rotary Club funds that were matched by a district grant. Approximately 90 Habitat boxes were cut out as flat packs. The flat packs were taken to the Scouts Woodhouse Activity Centre and present to Simon Frederick for the scouts to construct. Habitat Boxes vary in size depending on the species of bird and also for bats and possums.

    Club members preparing flat packs for the scouts to build Habitat Boxes.
    Club Members cutting out flat packs prior to construction for Habitat Boxes.
    Delivering Habitat Boxes to the Woodhouse Scout centre. these boxes will installed in various trees for use of birds, bats and possums.
    Presenting Habitat boxes to The Scout Centre Woodhouse Activity Centre.

    Flat pack Habitat Boxes presented to Simon Frederick at the Scout Woodhouse Centre. Burnside Rotary club added in instructions for construction for the various species of birds and animals. Paint and brushes were donated as well.

    Flat packs for habitat boxes with paint and brushes. Scouts to construct the boxes.
    Flat packs ready to be constructed with paint and brushes added.

    Donation to Baptist Care:

    The Burnside Rotary Club presented Stefano Tocci with 20 Sleeping Bags and sleeping mats to supply much needed bedding to people that have found themselves homeless following retrenchment after the pandemic or unable to afford rental accommodation resulting from the spiraling cost of housing and rents. Donation was also given to purchased emergency food packages.

    Sleeping bags and sleeping mats donated to Baptist Care for the homeless to use.
    Sleeping Bags and Sleeping mats donated to Baptist Care.
    Emergency food packages for homeless people or families in crisis. All food non perishable.
    Emergency Food Package available to families in need.

    An application was made to Rotary district for a matching grant to provide more equipment to Baptist Care. From a donation from a Burnside Rotary member plus additional funding from the Burnside Rotary club the district approval a grant to provide an Air Conditioner in the kitchen. Baptist Care provide up to 150 meals a day and the kitchen is very small and hot during the summer months. More money was donated for additional emergency food packages as funding at Baptist Care had been cut and people were being turned away.

    We have great pleasure in supporting Baptist Care and the amazing work they do for the homeless. We will continue to support Baptist Care well into the future as the need is only getting greater.

    Annual Seniors Citizens Christmas lunch 2022-23

    Senior citizens lunch at Burnside Council Ballroom.
    Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch at the City of Burnside Ballroom.

    Preparations are in full swing for this years Seniors Christmas lunch at the Ballroom City of Burnside 3rd December 2023.

    Senior citizens are being invited and transport arranged for those who have none available. Burnside Rotary club members volunteer for the transport there and back.

    It is all hands on deck as the members of Burnside Rotary, past members and friends of Rotary volunteer on the day. Our guests all look forward to this joyful event as it is a chance to see old friends and make new friends. Last year there were about 100 people and we expect about 70-80 this year.

    The meal is prepared by volunteers and the lunch and drinks are free for the guests. Entertainment is also provided to make the lunch more memorable.

    Sailing Challenge on the One and All.

    Ready to depart on the One and All Sailing ship.

    Burnside Rotary Club have enjoyed being involved in the Youth Sailing Challenge.


    This event will commence on Thursday 15th February 2024 at the Glenunga Hub.

    The City of Burnside has been very supportive in bringing this event together and we are very grateful for their support.

    The Well Hub is an opportunity to meet up once a month from 11am until 1pm. Join us for a chance to meet up with old friends and make new friends. We will provide a light lunch, seated chair exercises and a guest speaker all for the cost of a gold coin donation. We look forward to having an enjoyable few hours.