Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2020, the Adelaide City Rotaract Club began the process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP is our first step in a long journey of making our club, our District 9510 and Rotary in general, more welcoming of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Adelaide City Rotaract Club acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Traditional Custodians of the waters and lands we live, meet and work on.
We value and pay our respects to the continuing cultural and spiritual practices and to Elders, past, present and future. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and that this always was, and always will be, Aboriginal Land.
Adelaide City Rotaract Club would like to thank
Raymond Pengarte Landers for his support and the use of his original artwork throughout our RAP.
Ray is a Deri – Anmatajere man from Innaminka
and North West Alice Springs. He has been
painting for over 10 years. Ray’s artwork, ‘Bringing
Families Together, United as One’, depicts a
meeting place representing Elders, men and
women with children
The RAP Working Group
The RAP Working Group is made up of five ACRC members and is strongly supported by the Board.
The working group is made up Katey Halliday, our chairperson, Santhny Subramaniam, Louise Tilbrook, Nic Egan and Bernadette Barrett.
The working group worked on the RAP for over 12 months before it was accepted by Reconciliation Australia and then launched on the 7th of July 2021 during NAIDOC week.
In 2020, our RAP Working Group was interviewed by Rotaract Australia's podcast 'Chats'. We spoke about our journey so far and how other clubs can be involved in Reconciliation Action Plans and reconciliation work.
How to get started
If you are interested in exploring whether a RAP is right for your Rotaract Club, Rotary Club or District - we've created a short and handy guide to help facilitate those conversations.
If you would like to talk to someone at our club about talking to your board or club, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acknowledgement of Country guidelines for clubs
We know that some clubs are interested in taking steps to recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in their meetings, one important step you can include in your meetings is starting with an Acknowledgement of Country.
We've created a helpful tool to help your club deliver a good Acknowledgement of Country and to determine whether you should organise a Welcome to Country and the difference between the two.