Our Major Club Projects

Food Plant Solutions

This program is an initiative of The Rotary Club of Devonport North to address malnutrition throughout the world by developing a program to grow the best local foods to meet nutritional needs.

Golf Day

A Charity Golf Day is held each year with the proceeds being donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for research purposes. This event is held on the fourth Sunday in October.   Capacity fields have always ensured a very successful day with several thousands of dollars donated each year to this very worthy cause. The 2021 event will be held on Sunday October 24 at the Devonport Country Club, Woodrising Avenue, Spreyton and the major sponsor is Shadforth Financial Group. Tasmanian Alkaloids is also a significant contributor to this event. The event in the past has attracted a number of AFL stars including, Jade and Brady Rawlings and Grant Birchall, in 2013 touring professional,  Jarrod Lyle was our special guest for the golf day. Sadly Jarrod passed away in August 2018.

Breakfast in the Park

This year it will be Friday 24 December 2021 from 7am finishing around 9:00ish.  It will be held at Victoria Parade on the foreshore of the Mersey River, just north of the Cenotaph car park. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, this year the numbers attending the event are restricted, accordingly admittance is limited to those patrons that have pre-booked.

Reservations for tables can only be made by contacting the Rotary Club Devonport North by phone or email as below:

  Phone: 0418 337 104

  Email: gohalloran@6ty.com.au

To assist with numbers and catering, the table booking should be completed by 10 December 2021.

All food will be cooked, plated and served by club members.

Devonport Motor Show

This annual event has grown significantly in size each year since inception. The Show is held at Devonport's Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade, a wonderful location, on the foreshore of the Mersey River.​The event is open to presenters of all appropriate vehicles, including hot rods, vintage, classic, modern, modified, and motor bikes, we welcome all. Exhibits are judged by a panel and awards are given for various categories, top ten and overall. Fun competitions are held on the day and prizes will also be won in lucky draws for the public. A good range of food and refreshments is available. Motor industry and related trade displays will be at the show. There are activities for the children, including a vehicle poster colouring in competitions. This great motor enthusiast, club and family day has gained recognition throughout Tasmania as one of the major auto shows. The automotive industry and business is a great financial supporter of this event and money raised is used for Rotary projects.

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program (RYDA)​

This program targets “awareness” and “attitudinal change” and seeks to encourage year 10 students, who are on the verge of driving or at least are actively thinking about it, to take a more responsible attitude to motoring. Comprising six sessions, it is a one-day event held either on campus or at a non-school site. The programme co-ordinates the efforts of local road safety experts, driving instructors, the Police, recovering victims of road accidents, and drug & alcohol educators in such a way that students are made aware of the privilege and responsibilities of owning and driving a motor vehicle. Counsellors from the Road Trauma Support Group are in attendance each day to assist with students who may need some guidance.

This programme is for grade 10 secondary school students and is held each year at several locations around Tasmania. The Rotary Club of Devonport North coordinates and conducts sessions each year at Queenstown, Smithton, Camp Clayton and every second year on King Island with approximately 20 schools participating. Over 70 schools state wide participate in the program. All 9 Rotary Clubs from Latrobe to Wynyard are invited to be involved by providing group leaders and road marshals for each day at Camp Clayton over the eight days the program is presented there. The Rotary Clubs of Queenstown and Smithton also assist with organisation and catering.

Our motto for this programme is "If we can save just one life or serious injury, the program is worthwhile"