Rotary's Adopt-A-Town

  Supporting our communities in need ...


The Rotary Adopt-A-Town Project commenced in early 2019 to help support farming towns in NSW:
  • The current drought is the worst in centuries
  • The cost of feed is sending farmers broke
  • Outlying farmers are not visiting the towns often
  • Donations of hay, food & gifts are being sent to farmers, but shops are missing out

The Rotary Adopt-A-Town Project began as a way of City Rotary Clubs reaching out to our country cousins to support the farmers and their towns.  It involves:
  • Working Rotary to Rotary, Town to Town
  • Reaching further through Rotary Clubs 4 hours away who can reach further
  • Visit the town and stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, shop in shops
  • Sit down and talk to the Rotary Club and the farmers to find out what they want and how Rotary can help
  • What Projects can be done together?
  • Look at bringing families to the city for a holiday

Where to now?

26 farming towns have been adopted as of 31/12/2019
The devastating bush fires along the East Coast of Australia, South Australia and Western Australia have promoted the expansion of the Project to now include all natural disasters
  • Rotary will be there for the recovery
  • Form long term links to provide financial, material and emotional support
  • Run joint projects with multiple city Rotary Clubs to help areas affected
  • Look at running events in drought stricken and fire torn areas to attract tourists
  • Run a national "Christmas in July" for volunteers and their families and those affected by the bush fires in regional areas on Saturday 25th July