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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    • Vocational Lunch Wednesday 21st February 20th 2024 Stamford Grand Glenelg.

      Another fun day organised by Craig. After a tram ride to Glenelg, we had a very relaxing lunch at the Stamford Grand, with a lovely view of the ocean.

      Vocational tours are a wonderful opportunity for club members and partners to get together and enjoy each other’s company.

      Rotary is very much about fellowship as well as community service. Vocational lunches and tours are the way we form close friendships.

      Always a fabulous day, thank you Craig.

    • The Community Wellness Hub – Glenunga Hub.

      With support from the City of Burnside, the Rotary club of Burnside held the first ‘Community Wellness Hub’ at Glenunga Hub on February 15th 2024.

      The aim of these events is to bring local residents together to meet up with old friends or make new friends.

      For the cost of a gold coin donation, the event provides tea and coffee, Guest Speaker, seated chair exercises with an experienced instructor and a light lunch.

      At the first event, although small, we received very positive feedback and it can only grow from here. Guests were asked about topics they would like for future Guest speakers. Topics included health, fitness, speakers with inspiring experiences, weight loss and transition from Retirement living to Aged Care.

      The plan is to provide speakers on programmes provided by the City of Burnside on Fitness, Pilates, yoga, knitting, Boxing, Chess, Burnside Shed and Home Care Support package and Waste Management to name a few.

      We look forward to seeing many more local residents attend the Community Wellness Hub. If you require more information please contact Margie Maloney OAM, President of the Burnside Rotary Club on 0412 383 827 or at

    • ROMAC – Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.

      Early in the year, the Rotary Club of Burnside was approached by ROMAC to help support a mother and son from the Solomon Islands. The son, Stanric, was 17 months old with a congenital spinal defect needing urgent surgery. There are no facilities or experienced surgeons to do this the procedure in the Solomon Islands. ROMAC provided the arrangements for Stanric and his mother to come to Adelaide for the surgery.

    • ‘Monday Mingle’ City of Burnside 5th February 2024.

      It was a pleasure to be invited to the City of Burnside’s first ‘Monday Mingle.’ The aim was to bring people together, make new connections and purchase a sausage for lunch. Funds raised from the Sausage Sizzle were donated to Catherine House.

      There was live music by Mason Lloyd, information booths, Pepper street Arts Centre display and an opportunity to mee the Mayor. The weather was perfect and the event enjoyed by all. The Rotary club of Burnside were happy to be part of the festivities.

    • The Rotary Club of Burnside Christmas dinner 13th December 2023.

      The Rotary Club of Burnside are usually very busy during the year with fund raising BBQs to help different organization’s. Through fund raising we have been able to provide much needed funds to Baptist Care, Treasure Boxes and to the Norwood Rotary’s project in Zimbabwe to name a few.

      Come December it is a time for the club to get together with partners and friends of Rotary to celebrate Christmas. We had the Christmas dinner at the Kensington Hotel where we usually have our regular meetings. We always enjoy our meetings at the ‘Kensi’ as the staff are fantastic and provide excellent service.

    • Senior Citizens Annual Christmas lunch 3rd December 2023.

      Another very successful and enjoyable Senior Citizens lunch held in the Ballroom, The City of Burnside.

      We are very grateful for the support of the Burnside Council by providing the venue, buses to transport senior citizens and financial support. The Rotary Club of Burnside always love to be involved in this very special event. It requires months of planning and meticulous detail formulating the guest list. All our guests have a wonderful as it allows them to catch up with old friends and make new friends. The volunteers love to set up the Ballroom to make it look so festive.

    • Guided tour of State Library and Exhibitions.

      A tour of the State Library and Mortlock library was arranged by Brian Higgins for members and friends of the Burnside Rotary Club. Brain also organised for the group to have lunch at Amalfi restaurant after the tour.

    • Little Treasures for Christmas at Pepper Street Arts Centre Sunday 12th November 2023.

      Pepper Street Arts Centre is a wonderful place to see amazing arts and crafts. Great selection of jewellery wooden cars, scarves and paintings. It is a truly inspirational place to visit and purchase beautiful gifts. Originally the Magill School, the Centre is part of the City of Burnside.

      On Sunday 12th November 2023, the Centre hosted a Community Launch event. There were performances by the Adelaide Sound Connection Singers, with beautiful Christmas songs, as well as demonstrations of watercolour collage painting and jewellery making.

    • Christmas Pageant 2023 Burnside Rotary Club BBQ.

      Rotary clubs are well known for their fundraising BBQs. We do have regular BBQs twice a month and are invited to do many other events. BBQs are an opportunity to get out and meet the public and promote the work of Rotary. Our club BBQs are a great way to form strong team work and friendships.

      However there is one special BBQ we all look forward to each year. The Christmas Pageant. On November 4th the Burnside Rotary club were ready for an amazing day. The weather was perfect giving families a great opportunity to see all the floats, clowns and bands. Of course the main attraction was the arrival of Father Christmas!. The Toffee Apples were a hit last year so more were ordered this year and still not enough. It was a truly wonderful atmosphere and the Burnside Rotary club were in the element and loving every minute. So a big thank you to the team and all their efforts to make the day so memorable for the children.

    • Guest Speaker, Sigrid Pfaffle, Norwood Rotary Club.


      Topic – Water and Sanitation project in 2 schools in Zimbabwe.

      Sigrid gave an inspiring presentation on the work Norwood Rotary Club, Rotary E-Club Harare, No Barriers Education Foundation and Rotary International have done to provide safe drinking water and showers Hwata Secondary School.

      Muzaeabani High School also involved in the project.


      Supply safe water, improve ability to prepare daily school meals, Grow vegetables on school garden to supplement school meals.