Rotary Donations to those affected by the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island fires in 2019-2020
Following the fires in the Adelaide Hills in December 2019, then District Governor Tim Klar assembled a Bushfire Recovery Committee to start planning ways in which Rotary could assist those adversely impacted.  A fundraising appeal through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) was established with the original intent to support those affected by the Adelaide Hills fires, however as a result of the devastating fires on Kangaroo Island this RAWCS appeal was extended in scope to cover all of South Australia.  The major focus was on medium to long term recovery projects such as providing fencing materials and volunteers to install fencing – a service that Rotarians have provided with great success in past fire recovery projects. There were many organisations, as well as all levels of government, who are more appropriately placed as first responders in times of natural disasters so the bulk of our efforts will be in the recovery phases and we expect that this will extend well into 2021.  
The Rotary Club of Campbelltown donated $15,000 to this project and has provided additional funding to local CFS in other projects.