Rotary Club of West Lakes
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Agenda - 12 september

meeting #2398




6:30 pm

RCWL Invocation - Chair

"We are proud members of Rotary International where we can serve our community and those needing help across the world.
We enjoy meeting together for meals and mutual service in the convivial company of other Rotarians and guests."
Record of Attendance
Toast to the People of Australia -  Chair
International Toast -  Peter Shaw
Heads & Tails - Brian White
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Secretary Report - Lyn
  • away
Treasurer report - Len
Club Image & Communications - Scott
  • Carousel posted on FaceBook
Coming up
  • Continue posting
To do
  • any ideas from members gratefully received
Community & Fundraising report - Ros
  • Thank you to those who rostered on to the Carousel last week-end. 
  • Next week-end 21 & 22 October
    Please note the Spring season times are now 2 x 3h shifts each day (11:00 - 17:00)
  • Summer shift will start 2 & 3 December,
    3 x 3.5h (11:00 to 21:30)
Coming up
  • Referendum democracy sausage BBQ @ 14 October, Ted is lodging application
    Need items for Cake stall (thanks Susan K)
    Please check the Events Folder
To do
  • Christmas Fun for Kids - Sunday 10 December
  • Commenced booking accom for 2024 District Conference @ Loxton, please update Events folder
  • Gerry Ancone Award is progressing in the furniture design or skilling vocation for final year students with USA and a commercial manufacturer.
International report - Andrew
  • Changed date of DIK volunteer visit to Sat 4 November
Coming up
  • Waiting on outcome of District Grant submission
    (for installing Tracking Technology into AED's)
To do
  • End Polio Now movie - two options possible
Vocation & Environment - Alison
  • Watchhouse Wardrobe is up & running! Please prepare your suitable items (as per guidelines), hopefully by gender & size to bring along for sorting & collation
Coming up
  • Proposed- Watchhouse Wardrobe clothes sorting on Sat 23 Sep @ Ros & Andrew's place???
  • Tennyson Dunes - BBQ @ Sunday 15 October 
To do
  • Re-schedule fence post painting at Monarto Safari Park
Youth report - Robin
  • away @ Louie's Citizenship ceremony

Coming up

  • Outbound Youth Exchange - Abby O'Brien (ITALY)
    Ros will be attending briefing on Sunday 24 Sep

  • Science Experience - For Year 9&10
    21 to 23 November 2023
    Best to Apply before 20 October 2023

  • NYSF - Next is January 2024. 
  • National Youth Science Forum. Year 12 Program.
    Applications close 31 July 2023
    Students apply to Rotary for funding.
  • Youth Safari BBQ request - Saturday 24th February
    Asking if we can cater for 60 students at a BBQ we would receive $650 donation and students will help cook & Cleanup. 
    Venue: West Beach Big4 Caravan Park. Just a BBQ & Salad to feed the students

To do

  • Dianne Parcel Awards - Invite Letters typically go out mid to late October. 
    West Lakes Shore School 2023 Year 6 Graduation.
    Graduation will be held at the Christian Family Centre
    Thursday 7th of December. 
    Doors open 6:15 for a 6:30 start.
    Looking for volunteers to attend and present our cheques. 
  • Peace Poles - Awaiting West Lakes Shore School response. 
  • 19 September: Committee planning meeting
  • 26 September: Guest speaker - Tracey McKenzie (German Shepherd Rescue SA) / Board meeting
Other Business - various
  • Club BBQ "commissioning" proposed in conjunction with Watchhouse Wardrobe afternoon on 23 Sep.
Club visits or notices from visiting Rotarians
  • RC Henley Beach

7:00 pm

- break for dinner & fellowship


7:20 pm

- shelterbags by RC gawler light


7:50 pm

President Rosie

Sergeants session
Wrap up and close

the four way test

of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

RI Theme:

Basic Education and Literacy






Monthly Committee - vocational & environment

5 September - Alison
12 September - Barbara
19 September - Brenda
26 September - Tracey
Upcoming Events
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 12, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 19, 2023 6:30 PM
Watchhouse Wardrobe sorting & BBQ commissioning
Sep 23, 2023
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Sep 26, 2023 6:30 PM
Bunnings BBQ October
Oct 02, 2023
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 03, 2023 6:30 PM
RCWL weekly meeting
Bartley Hotel
Oct 10, 2023 6:30 PM
Joint meeting with RC West Torrens
West Adelaide Football Club
Oct 17, 2023
Joint meeting with RC West Torrens
West Adelaide Football Club
Oct 17, 2023 6:00 PM
View entire list
Upcoming Speakers
Sep 12, 2023
Shelter bags
Sep 19, 2023
Committee Planning
Sep 26, 2023
German Shepherd Rescue
Oct 03, 2023
Make a Wish Foundation
Oct 10, 2023
Shelter Box
Oct 17, 2023
Past Speakers
Sep 05, 2023
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Peter Shaw
September 6
Join Date
Jean Mailey
September 1, 1995
28 years
Barry Dixon
September 4, 1996
27 years
Alison Howlett
September 11, 2019
4 years
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DG Craig's visit
District Governor Craig Dowling took time from his busy schedule to visit our Club on 5 September.
Craig loved the enthusiasm of our Club and also commented that we seemed like a Club that liked to have fun.
He noted that volunteering is so much easier when you have fun implementing the projects and activities.
He was pleased that our materials reflect his key aims:
- No to Domestic Violence
- Peace Poles (part of RI President Gordon's push)
- End Polio
Kiki was disappointed not to be able to attend and promote her Partner Project on improving Indigenous Health.
Craig also encouraged members to attend the District Conference in Loxton (his home town) in March next year.
Watchhouse Wardrobe
“Watchhouse Wardrobe”
another Environmental initiative 😊
Can you help?
We are looking for good quality clothing donations for our next Environmental project: “Watchhouse Wardrobe”. 
Start checking out your un-wanted clothes (both men’s & women’s) to be donated to the watchhouses that need clothes for the perpetrators to wear into court etc.
Often times clothing worn during an offence are seized by police for investigative / evidentiary purposes leaving them with no clothing. Things like track suit pants (with cords removed) shirts, jumpers etc are always in demand. 
Anything deemed not suitable for that cause can always be donated to CHATS as they now have a “shop” in Port Adelaide where the people in need of the area can get free clothing.
Please contact Alison Howlett or any others on the Environment/Vocation Committee.
The Port Adelaide watchhouse has responded.
Clothing specifics:
  • No slogans or images that may be deemed offensive
  • Good quality & clean clothing
  • Any cords/ties etc. are to be removed (e.g. on tracksuit pants)
  • Polos for men are a good option
Thank you offering your services. 
At this time we are providing unisex clothing e.g. t-shirts and trousers to the prisoners.
It would be appreciated if you can provide following items:
In response to your questions:
  • Do you require both male & female clothing?
    We try to have a unisex clothes such as T-shirt, jumpers and pants.
    Sizes (S, M, L, XL)
  • Both tops & bottoms?
  • Underwear & socks? (this would be new not recycled!)
    Socks only
  • Shoes?
  • Children’s sizes as well?
  • How would you prefer them sorted/packaged?
    By size
This project could be on-going as the need is continuous.  Also, we could engage other clubs in SA to do something similar as it is not a costly exercise – we just need to plant the seed within our district etc.
Rotary says No to Domestic Violence
Moments that Matter - RISPPO
           CONFERENCE - 28 & 29 OCTOBER

Dear Rotary member,

Time is running out to secure your ticket for the 2023 'Moments That Matter' Rotary and Rotaract conference.

With a speaker list jam-packed, audiences will hear inspirational stories from business and community leaders and experts in their fields. 

Key note speakers include Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally and Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick.

For more information and to purchase tickets head to the conference website.

Your South Pacific and Philippines Office Support Team
South Pacific & Philippines Office
2024 District Conference
Why not make it a club Event, book early and plan.
15-17 March, 2024 @ Loxton
2023-24 Club Committees
Community & Fundraising:
Ros De Garis (D), Gary West, Stephanie Thorpe, Brian White, Ted Manka, Yvonne Wilson, Jane English
Robin Weissel (D), Brian Thomas, Susan Kendle, Denis Ralph, Sue Lockwood
Club Image & Communications:
Scott Anderson (D), Rosie Erasmus, Lyn Grant, Neil Butler, Jean Mailey
International & Foundation: 
Andrew De Garis (D), Charles Camilleri, Alan Raggatt, Peter Shaw, Len Loechel, Ken Parcell.
Vocational & Environment:
Alison Howlett (D), Barry Dixon, Barbara Hay, Brenda Butler, Kevern Kendle, Tracey Bartholomew.
Rosie Erasmus
RCWL QR codes
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Members on leave
- Ken
- tbc
Meals on Wheels
Port Adelaide Kitchen Roster
(Member to confirm attendance by 9.00 am on the day of their roster by calling 08 8447 5171)
Monday 25 SepYvonne Wilson
Monday 9 OctAndrew De Garis
Monday 23 OctRos De Garis
Monday 6 NovTed Manka
Monday 20 NovLen Loechel
Monday 4 DecKen Parcell
Monday 18 DecYvonne Wilson

2024 roster - refer to Len

Meeting Chair - Committees

July:                 Club Image & Communications

August:            Club Image & Communications

September:     Vocational & Environment

October:         Community & Fundraising

November:     International & Foundation

December:     Youth

- banners (pre & post meeting)
- name tags
Meet and greet Guest Speaker, arrange for introduction, introduce to other members
Chair meeting
- manage timeliness
- organise meal delivery
Arrange Sergeant At Arms
Liaise with President to close meeting.
Executives & Directors
Public Officer
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Child Protection Officer
Youth Service
Club Image
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Bulletin Editor
Fundraising & Special Events
Vocational & Environment

City of Charles Sturt

ALH Venues

Beyond Bank

Adelaide Brighton Cement

Golden North

Olgas Fine Foods

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Bartley Hotel
Bartley Terrace
West Lakes Shore, SA 5020
8356 1368
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