Club Projects

Walkerville Art Show

 

The 2021 Walkerville Art Show was held at St Andrews School Gym Hall, Cnr of Smith Street and Church Terrace, Walkerville.  Any artist interested in displaying art works in next year’s Show, please visit our ‘Art Show’ page.

Click Here For Art Show Page

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Calperum Station and a Healthy River

Majestic River Gums

In a new initiative Walkerville Rotarians have visited Calperum Station to experience the venue and consider ways Walkerville Rotary Club can support this facility. Members are looking to work with Prospect and Regency Park clubs to renovate a cottage that will provide additional rental accommodation at the complex.

The Health of the River Forum is scheduled to runfrom  MONDAY 27th June – Friday 1st July 2022. We will hope to be encouraging Year 9 and 10 students to attend this forum. Held near Renmark the focus on a healthy river is of vital concern for south Australians and Victorians and NSW people located in the down stream parts of our iconic Murray Darling system.

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Revegetation and Tree Plantings

The club has been involved for many years in revegetation projects in conjunction with our local schools. Most of these projects are ongoing. We have planted at Kapunda, Eudunda and Robertstown (1990), Langhorne Creek, Milang, Finniss River and Scales Park 1991-2004). In addition, we have donated and assisted with planting trees in the fire-ravaged areas following the Port Lincoln fire of 2005, Sampson Flat in 2015, Pinery area in 2016 and following years and Cudlee Creek in 2020.

Much of the propagation and planting has been conducted with the assistance of Wilderness Senior College and by Wayne Brown of Environments by Design who has been with us through the thirty + years our programme has been running. The students travelled to Port Lincoln to assist with planting after the tragic fires in 2005 in which nine people died.

The Vale Park Primary students have been revegetating the old Walkerville dump site at Scales Park and it is now well covered.

In 2021 our focus moved to St Andrews School where garden beds have been established. It is hoped to expand this to other primary schools in the region. These will include exotic and native foods and butterfly gardens.

Rex with Vale Park Primary tree planters

Rex with Vale Park Primary tree planters

Vale Park Primary planters

Vale Park Primary planters

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wilderness School students have been involved in the whole process, from planting the seeds to planting the young trees on-site at Milang, Port Lincoln, Cudlee Creek and Langhorne Creek. The seed propagation is done at the Walkerville Council Depot, the site of our shade house. Approx 7000 seeds from native species are planted each year.

It's a messy job but fun

It’s a messy job but fun

The label scribe did a great job

The label scribe did a great job

Filling tubes is fun

Filling tubes is fun

Milang hill planting

Milang hill planting

A great 'feat' at Milang

A great ‘feat’ at Milang

Port Lincoln saw us too

Port Lincoln saw us too

End of the day at Lincoln

End of the day at Lincoln

Langhorne Creek planting

Langhorne Creek planting

Home time at Langhorne Creek

Home time at Langhorne Creek 

At work at Cudlee Creek

At work at Cudlee Creek

Wilderness Cudlee Creek workers

Wilderness Cudlee Creek workers

Cudlee Creek job

Cudlee Creek job

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be aged 18-30, but we choose to focus on a narrower 18 -26 age range. Our young RYLA students spend a week at camp.

For more information visit the D9500 website at  www.rotary9500.org   or    http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50056

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RYPEN

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is another of Rotary’s leadership training programs for young people that we support. It is a fun packed leadership experience for 14 – 17 year olds at a dynamic weekend residential camp. It is an opportunity for them to experience a weekend of learning activities and new friendships.

For more information visit the D9500 website at  www.rotary9500.org   or    http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50056

For information on our club involvement email Richard Bentley on:

rbentleybisa@gmail.com

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NYSF

National Youth Science Forum is another of Rotary’s programs for young people that we support. It is a 12 day residential program for students entering Year 12 who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The NYSF program aims to show participants a wide variety of study and career options in STEM fields.

For more information visit the NYSF website at  www.nysf.edu.au

For information on our club involvement email Richard Bentley on:

rbentleybisa@gmail.com

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